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    So long story short I had an awful second year at college struggling with anxiety, and it got so much that I stopped studying like a month before the exams. I still managed CCD but decided to get a job in a year 'off', and am going to retake in June as an external candidate (i.e I didn't go back to college). I think I quit my job too late on in the year and am really starting to feel the stress again, I dont think im going to be able to pull off much better grades. I want to do biochemistry at sussex, and one thing that's comforting me is the fact they have a foundation year for my course Biochemistry that I could probably get on. Do you think it will be a bit weird to be two years behind when I get on the course? Will people judge me for doing a foundation course AND retaking (I could just keep it to myself that I retook of course)? I'm worried I'll feel 'different', and it will be frustrating to be two years behind my current friends. Any opinions on this?
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    Hi,

    I've found that at university everyone has had different backgrounds and experiences/journeys. In my year (chemistry), there are students retaking their 1st year, have had 1 or 2 gap years, are in their only 20s. It is really good to be able to take a degree at your own pace.
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    Thank you! Really reassuring to know
 
 
 
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