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    Okay, so I attended University of Kent last September-December (2016) studying Philosophy BA, but decided to withdraw due to not feeling ready and going through some personal mental health issues, which detriment my overall opinion of Kent and how I performed in essays by the end of the term.

    Following on, I used the remaining of the year before now to travel and work, before coming to Royal Holloway (where I currently am) but to do Geography BA, as I was convinced this may be a better fit.

    Now that I'm here though, I can't help but feeling 'out of the loop', not enjoying lectures or doing my reading, I miss having the lovely social group that I had at Kent. Royal Holloway seems so isolating in comparison I don't want to withdraw again because that will probably blow my chances, but I also want to succeed and know what I'm studying is right?

    What should I do? Any words of wisdom would help!

    Maybe I am not cut out for university life... or not given RH a fair shot?
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    You need to accept that RHUL is not Kent and that your friend group is never going to reappear there, and that you will have to make new friends.

    If you can do that, then it'll probably be as any other university experience you might have. If not, which isn't necessarily a negative, just a possibility, then it may suggest that the nature of university may not be appropriate for you - or at least, not at this particular time. Consider what you would do in the alternative though.

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