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    Hiya,
    I have a lot of worry surrounding going to uni

    Basically, I've taken a gap year and I'm re-applying to go to a better uni than the one I have a deferred place for as I did so much better than I ever thought I would (BBB)

    I've always been the sort of person to doubt myself, hence why I applied for a lower down uni (still a fantastic uni) but I originally wanted to go to the uni I'm applying for this year. I have the entry grades to get in, however, I'm very worried because it's a russell group uni and I know I'm going to be surrounded by people far more intelligent than I am, and from a different socio-economic group than me. I think I'm going to be overwhelmed, out of my depth and very intimidated. I've never been an A grade student at a-level and BBB was a massive achievement for me and I work so hard to get it.

    wondered if anyone else is in the same situation or had any advice for feeling this way?

    Thanks
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    Hiya,
    I have a lot of worry surrounding going to uni

    Basically, I've taken a gap year and I'm re-applying to go to a better uni than the one I have a deferred place for as I did so much better than I ever thought I would (BBB)

    I've always been the sort of person to doubt myself, hence why I applied for a lower down uni (still a fantastic uni) but I originally wanted to go to the uni I'm applying for this year. I have the entry grades to get in, however, I'm very worried because it's a russell group uni and I know I'm going to be surrounded by people far more intelligent than I am, and from a different socio-economic group than me. I think I'm going to be overwhelmed, out of my depth and very intimidated. I've never been an A grade student at a-level and BBB was a massive achievement for me and I work so hard to get it.

    wondered if anyone else is in the same situation or had any advice for feeling this way?

    Thanks
    I also had felt that a time ago. But remember one thing, if the university accepted you for your grades then that means they know you would be capable of the challenges that will arise on your course. They wouldn't have accepted you if you had lower grades. You will get a range of people- smart, hardworking lazy etc there's no 'normal '. Sometimes if you are in a place with hardworking people it forces you to work harder and makes you more determined so don't let that put you off. Uni is all about making friends memories... No one is going to care what grades you achieved at alevel. It's time to find yourself who you really are and the reality is that you will go through a range of emotions- happiness, anxiety, sadness, excitement. I understand your worries but best thing is just to keep in top of things and stay organised and u will be fine.
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    (Original post by mollymastin2)
    Hiya,
    I have a lot of worry surrounding going to uni

    Basically, I've taken a gap year and I'm re-applying to go to a better uni than the one I have a deferred place for as I did so much better than I ever thought I would (BBB)

    I've always been the sort of person to doubt myself, hence why I applied for a lower down uni (still a fantastic uni) but I originally wanted to go to the uni I'm applying for this year. I have the entry grades to get in, however, I'm very worried because it's a russell group uni and I know I'm going to be surrounded by people far more intelligent than I am, and from a different socio-economic group than me. I think I'm going to be overwhelmed, out of my depth and very intimidated. I've never been an A grade student at a-level and BBB was a massive achievement for me and I work so hard to get it.

    wondered if anyone else is in the same situation or had any advice for feeling this way?

    Thanks
    As the user above has stated, trust the very clever academic tutors who believe that you are of equal capability as all the other people on your course (because you got the entry requirements).:sadnod:

    Remember that your perception of what things will be like when you get there are different to how it might actually turn out.

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    (Original post by mollymastin2)
    Hiya,
    I have a lot of worry surrounding going to uni

    Basically, I've taken a gap year and I'm re-applying to go to a better uni than the one I have a deferred place for as I did so much better than I ever thought I would (BBB)

    I've always been the sort of person to doubt myself, hence why I applied for a lower down uni (still a fantastic uni) but I originally wanted to go to the uni I'm applying for this year. I have the entry grades to get in, however, I'm very worried because it's a russell group uni and I know I'm going to be surrounded by people far more intelligent than I am, and from a different socio-economic group than me. I think I'm going to be overwhelmed, out of my depth and very intimidated. I've never been an A grade student at a-level and BBB was a massive achievement for me and I work so hard to get it.

    wondered if anyone else is in the same situation or had any advice for feeling this way?

    Thanks
    From what I've seen so far since starting uni grades from before become irrelevant. I would go for it, don't worry about other people being better as long as you are doing well.
 
 
 
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