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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?


    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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