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    I'm dropping out of uni due to my mental health. I'm on the second term of my foundation year for Computer Science. I don't know what to do after I sort myself out, my A-Levels are atrocious (CDU) so uni is out of the equation. I'm just a bit stuck
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    (Original post by xxVENUSx)
    I'm dropping out of uni due to my mental health. I'm on the second term of my foundation year for Computer Science. I don't know what to do after I sort myself out, my A-Levels are atrocious (CDU) so uni is out of the equation. I'm just a bit stuck
    find out what you are good at so you can figure out what you are good at and can work and enjoy your job. there should be something you like and good at doing.
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    Hey,

    I am in your position too. I'm dropping out at the end of the academic year, and I'm trying to find things to do now. Your grades aren't that bad, or you wouldn't have got into university, so I wouldn't worry about that. I also struggle with mental health, so I know sorta what you're going through. My first piece of advice would be for you to try and access some form of psychological therapy if you have not done so already. The most effective way of doing this would be to go to your GP and ask for a referral to the IAPT (improving access to psychological therapies) who will assess your needs and provide you with the support that you need.

    Secondly, you need to think about what really interests you. You are on a computer science degree, so you must have a somewhat interest in computers and technology. If you don't feel that university is right for you. you could always try an apprenticeship. There's plenty of them going around, and more government funding is going into them. This would be a good option for building toward a future career. However, if you feel that computing isn't for you,I would suggest that you find some sort of job. It could be anything. I work as a cashier part-time and it has really opened my eyes to the working world. It certainly isn't the most wonderful job, but it has taught me so much about work life, and the opportunities that are available without a degree. I could easily apply for a team leader position and go up through management if that is what I wanted, but I want a different path. But it's still an option and it gives me transferable skills.

    Personally I'm looking to go onto a science course (which is two days a week) and work. I'm also looking at other courses and volunteering opportunities to keep me busy and keep my CV experience going. I'm also looking at joining my local gym again and getting involved with my local political campaigns.

    I hope this helped a little, and you find your path.
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    I'm dropping out of uni due to my mental health. I'm on the second term of my foundation year for Computer Science. I don't know what to do after I sort myself out, my A-Levels are atrocious (CDU) so uni is out of the equation. I'm just a bit stuck
    would you consider a role in the Care sector?
 
 
 
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