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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I am looking for advice about what to do as I am really hating university at the moment, I can barely stop myself crying every 10 minutes. I have just started the second semester of first year, and sat exams before Christmas. It's not really the academic side of things that is the problem but I was very stressed around exam time. It started in freshers week, I don't get on with flat mates as we are all very different, and none of us really socialise in the kitchen. So I struggled to meet people as I am very very shy so find it difficult to go up to anyone and just start a conversation, and I also couldn't go out drinking cause of my age which is when most people made friends so it was difficult. Once lectures started I sort of just muddled through though wasn't enjoying it, I sat by myself in all my lectures and haven't made friends on my course, I only talked to a few people from one tutorial and a lab. But as I find it very difficult to make friends(it took me years in school to make my best friends now) I haven't really got anyone to talk to. Everyone seems to have made friends and are in groups with people, but I haven't found anyone that I've clicked with at all. I don't think this university is for me as there are a lot of international and English students who are all a year older than me so everyone seems so much more mature than me. I'm now thinking maybe university isn't for me, as I'm so shy and anxious and would much rather still just be at home. Or maybe I'm just too young for university and not ready for such a big change. I'm also thinking about changing universities but I have no idea how I would go about doing that, and it would be moving to a uni that is less reputable, which is why I chose the uni I am now rather than that one. Please don't say oh you just have to get over your shyness and talk to people cause I have really tried but as a very anxious person who has a lot of confidence issues that is very difficult. I just wanted some advice maybe from someone in a similar situation who moved university and how they managed that, or who decided to stick with the university they were originally at and it got better. Thank you
    stick with it, it should get better...

    (Original post by ZakirSNaik)
    yeah maybe, but at the end of the day, you pay for a degree.
    It's still a miserable way of looking at it...
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