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    I'm a first year undergraduate student, I'm finding university life a bit difficult, it wasn't what I expected and commuting is such a drag it really is depressing and stressful, I was going to wait it out until Christmas and see if my circumstances change. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love learning, but something's off, and I feel like it's not the right time or place for me to be learning. but anyway I was wondering if I were to switch to an open university course would the government still fund this or would I need to pay, I'm only 19. Also would it make a difference if I were to go abroad while I was studying on the open university. I'd like to get a part time job or even move to Australia for a while. I'm just thinking ahead of myself like always but I'd appreciate people's help and opinions
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    (Original post by Annonm98)
    I'm a first year undergraduate student, I'm finding university life a bit difficult, it wasn't what I expected and commuting is such a drag it really is depressing and stressful, I was going to wait it out until Christmas and see if my circumstances change. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love learning, but something's off, and I feel like it's not the right time or place for me to be learning. but anyway I was wondering if I were to switch to an open university course would the government still fund this or would I need to pay, I'm only 19. Also would it make a difference if I were to go abroad while I was studying on the open university. I'd like to get a part time job or even move to Australia for a while. I'm just thinking ahead of myself like always but I'd appreciate people's help and opinions
    Hiya:hi:

    Thanks for bringing your query to TSR. I've popped your thread into this sub-forum, I'm not the expert on this stuff so hopefully someone in here will be of more use.
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    (Original post by Annonm98)
    I'm a first year undergraduate student, I'm finding university life a bit difficult, it wasn't what I expected and commuting is such a drag it really is depressing and stressful, I was going to wait it out until Christmas and see if my circumstances change. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love learning, but something's off, and I feel like it's not the right time or place for me to be learning. but anyway I was wondering if I were to switch to an open university course would the government still fund this or would I need to pay, I'm only 19. Also would it make a difference if I were to go abroad while I was studying on the open university. I'd like to get a part time job or even move to Australia for a while. I'm just thinking ahead of myself like always but I'd appreciate people's help and opinions
    I would say give uni a bit longer, you must have only been there a couple of weeks? It is much easier to do your degree whilst you're young, with few commitments and whilst you get full funding for the course and living fees.

    You will get funding for the OU, but you only get course costs funded, so you will have to find living costs yourself. Speak to them about studying from different countries.
 
 
 
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