I totally get you. I felt the exact same way most of the time when I was at uni. (Dropped out)
I had some friends but most of the time I was just in my room and I found it really difficult to make new friends. I find social situations really hard sometimes.
But - and I know you said that you don’t like this - societies can help. They really do. And apparently lots of people told you about that already, and I understand why.
You can join a society that you are truly passionate for - just one society. And i bet that it’ll be a lot easier to meet people there and make friends, because you all already have a common interest.
I get that it’s hard to balance a job and uni, but it’s doable - maybe just join one society and make room for just that one.
My friend also lives at home while going to Uni and she has a much tougher time than most other people, because she goes home at the end of the day, whilst the other people hang out with each other and get to know one another.
I’d say, before changing uni, try your hardest. Join a society, even if you don’t want to. It will help you so so much.
I don’t think it would make much sense to change Uni if you really like yours and if you want to live at home. But if you’re not really trying your hardest to make friends, don’t expect them to be handed to you
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