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Sam A
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That is awesome. 9 tenants...

I understand, I appreciate your advice. Especially since it comes from an experienced working independent individual.

Pragmatism and determination is indeed probably what I can work on.

All the best in your management and related degrees!

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I'm a mature student at Nottingham uni, and have experience in real estate, am a landlord with 9 tenants and am working towards a management bsc to be followed by a master's degree if all goes to plan. As a German-American i don't much believe in giving up.

So sorry if my message came across harsh but some tough love is common in those cultures. Defeatist attiudes end in defeat. Only with realistic pragmatism and determination can goals be achieved.
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Have you not spoken to your parents about your lack of sleep? There must be a way to improve your current living situation to reduce your sleep deprivation. Everyone could easily chill in their bedrooms rather than the living room after a certain hour so you have the opportunity to sleep. It seems unfair for your other household members too stay in the living room extremely late all the time.
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Hi there, If you are a 2:2 graduate who has managed to make things work, move out of their parents house and live independently (without benefits) please advise me.

Graduated a few years ago with a 2:2 in Psychology. Still living in parents house and now jobless. I live in the living room and can't even make commitment to a Job because I can only sleep when everyone else has going to sleep which is sometimes is as late as 3am.

Tried to ride it out before and work while in this situation but my brain started to break down and I would constantly forget and misplace important things at work. It's only when I finally stopped working that I realised that it is the lack of sleep that was affecting my functioning.

Should i just focus on something I can do during the inconsistent hours that I am awake (like running a website)? Please give me some advice guys, if you got a 2:2, how did you manage to make things work and move out? If you are in a similar situation, feel free to share your story also.

Cheers
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Not a problem! I hope you find something that works for you and you are able to sort your situation soon! Best of luck
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Clazzlefish

Wow appreciate the advice....the length is great, more to read.

Forensic Psychology...sounds awesome, it's amazing that you've actually progressed past your degree and found an area to 'specialise' in.

So much beautiful advice, going to re-read it, thanks again.
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Hey! Sorry to hear about your situation; but glad to see you are still trying to push through this! If i was you I wouldn't feel too bad about achieving a 2:2 degree in Psychology - at the end of the day it is still a great achievement and you have a degree, which some don't have at all!

You mentioned originally about potentially doing a Master's in clinical psychology/ or the counselling route? This could still be an option for you if you really wanted as there are uni's which offer places to those with a 2:2 degree, it would mostly be about selling yourself in your personal statement - showing that you have both the potential and the ability to cope with master's level (I feel like im making it sound scary - its honestly not too much different from undergrad as i'm doing an MSc forensic psychology atm!).
Yes.

The OP assumed I was recommending they don't do a master's for various reasons, but not for the reasons said. It's that for Psychology related fields a master's is often overrated. The OP can get on a master's, plenty of unis that offer MScs with 2.2s. Whether it's a benefit, pluses and minuses there.
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Routeri Yes that would normally be the solution...they just don't have the self control to abide by it. It may be because they are not professionals or employed that they can't really empathise with my situation...they say want to help me but when it comes down to it, they can't resist watching tv or socialising in the night assumedly because they don't have any job to go to in the morning. Hence why I'm now trying to find another solution/seek advice. Thank you for the empathy, it really means so much.

Clazzlefish Thanks, I hope so too.

marinade Ahh I see...yeah no your former post more caused me to reflect so either way it's beneficial. Thanks for clarifying though.

All you guys on TSR, I am so blessed to get so much free quality advice. Will try to pay if forward in the future. Cheers
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I don't disagree with you, it does really depend on the field and at what stage you would like to be at! Further education is generally if you were going on to be a chartered psychologist, which is what i intent to do. But it isn't for everyone and isnt necessary for all psychology related jobs
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Yes.

The OP assumed I was recommending they don't do a master's for various reasons, but not for the reasons said. It's that for Psychology related fields a master's is often overrated. The OP can get on a master's, plenty of unis that offer MScs with 2.2s. Whether it's a benefit, pluses and minuses there.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQxllR5QedA

Clazzlefish You reminded me of this ^ when you mentioned your desired career path. It was so insightful when I was researching those careers so if you are interested feel free to check it out. It's long but boy was it insightful. I love that the panel are actual Psychologists giving their time to discuss their jobs/education paths.
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My genuine advice would be to get a customer service job, keep the coding thing going on over the next 6 months, and move out into a shared place. Then use your time to go to networking events and meetups, basically anything to meet people.

Being stuck at your parents is absolutely dreadful for honing the mentality needed to succeed in a career and/or know what you want in life. You've summed it up indirectly but it's like your brain erodes when you're living somebody else's life rather than your own.
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My genuine advice would be to get a customer service job, keep the coding thing going on over the next 6 months, and move out into a shared place. Then use your time to go to networking events and meetups, basically anything to meet people.

Being stuck at your parents is absolutely dreadful for honing the mentality needed to succeed in a career and/or know what you want in life. You've summed it up indirectly but it's like your brain erodes when you're living somebody else's life rather than your own.
This. And your brain erodes when you live without sleep.
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Wow, this is some deep stuff.

Sounds like you understand my situation really well. So a basic job at first while working on a side project, then moving out in 6 months or so to affordable accommodation. Sounds like some tight advice, it gives me some perspective.

Cheers, appreciate it.

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My genuine advice would be to get a customer service job, keep the coding thing going on over the next 6 months, and move out into a shared place. Then use your time to go to networking events and meetups, basically anything to meet people.

Being stuck at your parents is absolutely dreadful for honing the mentality needed to succeed in a career and/or know what you want in life. You've summed it up indirectly but it's like your brain erodes when you're living somebody else's life rather than your own.
ajj2000 IKR! I've gotta love people who understand/empathise with my situation so well.
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How are you getting on? Any closer to moving out/ getting a decent nights sleep?
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Appreciate the follow up. Surprisingly yes I moved in with a friend so I finally escaped the environment I was in. My friend is somewhat successful in business so now I have that positive influence. And sleep is SO much better. I actually feel like I can work and be productive during waking hours which is great.

Doing the online thing I was working on as well as jumping on my friends businesses so soon am looking forward to independence. Can warmly thank all your guys' comments and advice, I am sure it helped me make decisions when I needed to like moving out even though things may not be completely ideal just yet.

How is things with you guys?

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How are you getting on? Any closer to moving out/ getting a decent nights sleep?
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Appreciate the follow up. Surprisingly yes I moved in with a friend so I finally escaped the environment I was in. My friend is somewhat successful in business so now I have that positive influence. And sleep is SO much better. I actually feel like I can work and be productive during waking hours which is great.

Doing the online thing I was working on as well as jumping on my friends businesses so soon am looking forward to independence. Can warmly thank all your guys' comments and advice, I am sure it helped me make decisions when I needed to like moving out even though things may not be completely ideal just yet.

How is things with you guys?
Hey, thats great news! Things are going way better for you now.
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Chapeau!
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ajj2000 and marinade

Thanks guys. Your guys' advice was surely beneficial.
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Hey Sam, was just reading this and as someone who also scored a 2.2, was just wondering how things have turned out for you so far? Felt so bad reading about your living circumstances, how tough 🙈
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