Hi, so I am in second year and basically dislike everything about my uni and my course. I am at a very low ranked uni that holds its classes in the evenings and is aimed at mature students so there is no social life as people are working and have other commitments. It’s pleasant enough, but you do the lecture and go home basically.
Then there’s the course, I studied Languages in my first year but felt like I would struggle at a higher level so ended up swapping to English to go straight into second year (they allow this for humanities students who pass their first year). I only chose English as it was the only course that allowed this to be honest. I’m getting on better with English than with Languages but honestly have no real passion for it and am just trying to get by.
So I am now on a course I don’t like (but is manageable and I could pass) and at a uni I don’t like that employers likely don’t regard highely.
I feel very trapped and like I have no idea what to do and really need some advice. I am 22, so already 3 years behind in life due to health problems. Applying elsewhere would mean starting when I am 23. It would also mean a year long gap on my CV as I didn’t work during my first year (I do now). I also am not sure what unis would take me as I would have to apply on the strength of my years at uni/work experience rather than the traditional A Level criteria as I have an A and a D at A level (again, health problems).
I really don’t know if having the traditional student experience at a well regarded uni is just a pipe dream that I should let go or whether it is worth pursuing. I am aware that i’d have to self fund one year which is possible but obviously not ideal.
Ugh I’m so stuck: what would you do? Start again and do it properly or just get it over with and move on?
Thanks for any advice - I really need it!!
do u have any idea of what career youre interested in? maybe the answer then is to work out that, then work back to find what u actually need to get there. if u need the degree to get into that industry then stay on. if dont consider quitting and get a entry level job in that field. my concern for u is that ur just gonna aquire more debt, waste more time. all for a weak degree from a third rate uni
I wonder if anyone knows how higher ranking unis would view me as a candidate? Would being a mature student (22), having work experience and 2 years at uni be enough for me to be considered or would they still expect the normal A Level requirements? I mean if I’ve got no chance of getting in anywhere that’s my decision made for me hahaha