Hey, I'm a second year English lit/drama student at a brick uni (roehampton) but I'm seriously considering dropping out once I've completed this year and doing my third year distance learning at the OU. My mental health is seriously deterioting and my anxiety is worse than it's ever been in my life. I'm from up north and I'm really struggling with continuing to live in London, I'm growing to really dislike most aspects of it and am impatient to move back home with my family. I have friendly aquantiances but no real friends.
I feel that if I move back home and can be around my family and real friends I would feel more supported and stable, thus allowing me to focus better at my work which I'm really struggling to keep up with.
I was just wondering if anyone had experience with dropping out of a brick uni and completing a degree with the OU? Was it difficult to adapt? Did you regret leaving? Did you feel like your modules at the OU corresponded well with the first two years? Do you have to do a dissertation?
What do you think?