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So Ive been at Bristol Uni for 8 weeks and its safe to say I hate life. I dont feel im smart enough for the course, I have no mates, Im always exhausted. I dont want to drop out as im already heavily invested and its feeling like a strangle hold on my life. I've also got some pretty bad self confidence issues which is making friends really difficult.
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So Ive been at Bristol Uni for 8 weeks and its safe to say I hate life. I dont feel im smart enough for the course, I have no mates, Im always exhausted. I dont want to drop out as im already heavily invested and its feeling like a strangle hold on my life. I've also got some pretty bad self confidence issues which is making friends really difficult.
Flat mates?
Coursemates?
Societies?


Try and get your coursework/ studies under control and then put time aside for socialising and getting involved. Its not too late, but you have to make the effort and not hide in your room. Also tap into support services.

Try clubs that are more doing an activity/ volunteering that interests you and then socialising isnt full on as you always have an activity to get involved in.
Just take it in small steps and keep trying to push your boundaries a little bit. Once you have a few friendly faces and a routine it will become easier.

Dont hide.
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So Ive been at Bristol Uni for 8 weeks and its safe to say I hate life. I dont feel im smart enough for the course, I have no mates, Im always exhausted. I dont want to drop out as im already heavily invested and its feeling like a strangle hold on my life. I've also got some pretty bad self confidence issues which is making friends really difficult.
Hey INeedSomeAdvice,

Sorry to hear your experience of first year at Bristol hasn't been a positive one so far. I had a similar experience to you when I started university, it's a huge jump from studying A levels or being at college and things can easily get on top of you. I chose to stay at home and commute into university too, so I felt like I was missing out on lots of the freshers activities.

I agree with 999tigger, try to get on top of your studies first before focusing on anything else - you already feel overwhelemed so it's important not to put any more pressure on yourself. Speak to your course leader about your struggles or go to student support at university - I was so surprised to find so much support available when I opened up to my university about struggles with the course, use what's available at the university.

After you start to feel less pressure with your course, making friends will get easier - I promise! It's worth noting that during the first semester at university, everyone is finding their feet which makes socialising a lot more difficult and sometimes awkward. Have a look at the Bristol University societies and go along to one of the meetings for something you're interested in, this helped me massively!

And, I know this might be really difficult at first but when you're waiting for a lecture or seminar, say hi to your coursemates. I promise they'll want to talk to you too! It's a great way to start getting to know friendly faces on your course and engage in conversation. I found that talking about my course was always a good icebreaker! Alongside all of this, don't forget about the student's union - there will be loads of activities to get involved in there too.

It will get easier! What course are you studying?

Thanks!

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So Ive been at Bristol Uni for 8 weeks and its safe to say I hate life. I dont feel im smart enough for the course, I have no mates, Im always exhausted. I dont want to drop out as im already heavily invested and its feeling like a strangle hold on my life. I've also got some pretty bad self confidence issues which is making friends really difficult.
I feel exactly the same as you! I also don't want to drop out because I, like you, feel as though I'm heavily invested. I go to lectures and do the work and weridly I like the routine but I am also struggling to make friends. I know that probably isn't useful because it's not advice but at least you know others feel the same way! I agree about talking to people on your course about the course, I've found it the easiest way to start talking to someone.
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