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Are you a current student considering dropping out of university?

Or maybe you're a new student planning to start in September, but aren’t sure whether the uni or course is right for you?

If so, a freelancer working with BBC Radio One would like to speak to you.

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* A UK-based student (or applicant),
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damn its all go with the bbc today
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I did drop out of uni.

Today, even though I went back to uni and studied a different course, I regret it. It was wasted time and money. You're better off soldiering through and finishing it.
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(Original post by Michael Rosen)
damn its all go with the bbc today
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Yes, frequently, uni is a hard place to be with bad mental health.
However have decided not to as I need he structure and routine that uni gives and am not sure what I would do if I did drop out
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Yup and eventually I did. Best decision I ever made (after spending way too long agonising about it)
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Some people are just weak minded snowflakes and don't have what it takes to cope with 3 years of study.

That's just how the world works, stop wasting the license fee on stupid subjects.
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I dropped out of my first year of uni a few months ago.
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Many times.. especially when I'm going through a hard time mentally

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(Original post by Dragonfly07)
I did drop out of uni.

Today, even though I went back to uni and studied a different course, I regret it. It was wasted time and money. You're better off soldiering through and finishing it.
I dropped out in order to change courses too but I don't regret it. The process was a pain and I wished I went with my gut instinct initially but I see it as a life lesson now.
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Anyone wanna order me some Chinese?
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No. I never saw it as a possibility.
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Dropped out after a month when I was 18, no regrets. Went back at 23, stayed through to PhD level. No regrets at all.
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been in uni 2 years, I have somewhat seriously considered dropping out, esp when exam time comes around. Sometimes i question why i even do a Biochemistry degree, when i don't really have a strong passion for chemistry. Some people say its easier to do something you love, i would honestly agree with that. I know if money wasn't a problem in life i would much prefer to learn about acient history for a degree, since i have a real passion and want to learn about it but that has no job prospects so i'm here doing Biochemistry, questioning why im even doing it, apart from the money, got no passion or love or want to learn any more chemistry tbh... but ive kept with it, since i dont want to fail, im also still passing the course, mostly very easily, even though, i keep thinking i might have failed modules. The people and friends i meet at uni are also a massive boast, dont really wanna think of life without them or not going UNI.

but overall have though about it and questioned my degree a few times, but i will at this stage, going into year 3, stick with it, since i dont think i can even go back to UNI if i drop out now, and ive put a lot of time and effort into it. 3rd year being placement also means if i do really wanna drop out, itll porbably be better with the place experience and a half done biochem degree. ALso i doubt ill ever drop out, even though i question my degree and stuff, my uni experience has been so good, that i wouldnt really wanna drop out, if i had a bad uni experience and social life ... i would then question if i really wanted to stay at that uni/uni.
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I did when I was at the end of second year. I had the option of dropping out of the MSci course and just getting a BSc. I also did badly that year and nearly wasn't allowed on the MSci course. That was a very dark time of my life.

However, I made it through. A few days ago I went to pickup my letter telling me my final degree classification. 2:1 MSci. I'm so chuffed with myself and can now go on with my future plans

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Never thought of dropping out. Two heart attacks, mental health issues, just kept going. Finished my degree this year.
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I dropped out 2nd year in April

Largely due to my mum falling seriously ill and the commute but it was almost a blessing in disguise, I was struggling pretty bad and was already in a 'I'll be in over the holidays' situation for my graded unit and the like, crap circumstances as it was it felt so liberating just to eject that whole routine and stress from my life for a while, it was too much. Need to make decision by Friday if I want to finish it this year coming and still on the fence.

(Commute was a serious killer, Glasgow - Edinburgh, so was up at 5am and home about 8/9pm, put me at a serious disadvantage to Edinburgh students )
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I think about it every day but know it can never happen because of my Pakistani parents. I'm either going to have to try and soldier through another 3/4 years or keep going until I fail.
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(Original post by gjd800)
Dropped out after a month when I was 18, no regrets. Went back at 23, stayed through to PhD level. No regrets at all.
What made you drop out when you were 18? What was different the second time round and what did you do in the 5 year gap you had between uni? Sorry for bombarding you with questions I'm just really interested.
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I dropped out of my first degree during Honours year after six months of medical leave due to mental health issues. Still left with an ordinary degree. Do not regret the decision.

Every few months I consider if I should leave my current degree... I fight through it.
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