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please drop your honest review of uni, it’s being painted for me as all ‘100% great’ and i want some home truths and hopefully it’ll help other ppl, whether it’s good, bad or ugly
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please drop your honest review of uni, it’s being painted for me as all ‘100% great’ and i want some home truths and hopefully it’ll help other ppl, whether it’s good, bad or ugly
So its impossible to review the experience on here in 1 post.

I would say for me University was about opening doors, potential career opportunities, and I had this in mind prior to going to Uni hence turned up to all career fairs, seminars, met with careers people etc.

My course had bits I didnt like and bits i did. There are tough moments when you feel like your drowning and moments where it feels super easy. Overall the academic side of things challenges and pushes you but is a very positive experience overall.

The social side is good and bad, learn a lot of life lessons moving out, and you create some great memories. They'll be times you hate people and also make lifelong best friends, its weird time full of pretty immature but funny moments and also teaches you how to look after yourself.

Overall its a great experience and builds character. Sitting in library till 5am 4 nights in a row before a deadline builds something inside you. I would always recommend it providing you are doing a useful course at a decent Uni which will give you opportunities for your future prospects which you wouldn't have without it, I see far too many people go to Uni and do media studies at an ex-poly then wonder why they can't get a graduate job.

They'll be **** times and also unreal memories to last a lifetime like anything it's a mixed bag, but overall is well worth it ive had some great years, moments ill genuinely cherish, just wish it didn't go by so fast now.
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realistically uni is a rite of passage that if done correctly will propel you into the professional world with a set of a bit more finely tuned higher order skills (learning how to learn, showing initiative, communication skills, critical thinking, dealing with hardships/struggles etc).

it's not meant to be easy, it's not meant to be completely strawberries and rainbows and it certainly is not meant to be some all around party fest at all times. you will work hard, you will hate life, you will have difficult moments, you will struggle, you will face rejection/hardships but all of that will be balanced out by the brighter sides of uni.

my only piece of advice is go to the best uni you can - either in the specialist area you're interested in or more broadly a "good" uni - and make the most of your time there (i.e. don't just do your course then come out not knowing wtf to do with your life/self)
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So its impossible to review the experience on here in 1 post.

I would say for me University was about opening doors, potential career opportunities, and I had this in mind prior to going to Uni hence turned up to all career fairs, seminars, met with careers people etc.

My course had bits I didnt like and bits i did. There are tough moments when you feel like your drowning and moments where it feels super easy. Overall the academic side of things challenges and pushes you but is a very positive experience overall.

The social side is good and bad, learn a lot of life lessons moving out, and you create some great memories. They'll be times you hate people and also make lifelong best friends, its weird time full of pretty immature but funny moments and also teaches you how to look after yourself.

Overall its a great experience and builds character. Sitting in library till 5am 4 nights in a row before a deadline builds something inside you. I would always recommend it providing you are doing a useful course at a decent Uni which will give you opportunities for your future prospects which you wouldn't have without it, I see far too many people go to Uni and do media studies at an ex-poly then wonder why they can't get a graduate job.

They'll be **** times and also unreal memories to last a lifetime like anything it's a mixed bag, but overall is well worth it ive had some great years, moments ill genuinely cherish, just wish it didn't go by so fast now.
that’s so amazing thank you for sharing!!
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It's not all rainbows and sunshine. It's hard work. You have to put in the hours, especially depending on your course. People drag themselves in hung over, and others stay at home and skip. Typically, people who are absent find that Uni is harder -- hmm, wonder why?

It's a great time of your life, for sure, you meet tons of people, new friends, best friends, girlfriends, boyfriends. You get housemates who will do your head in, housemates who you love. Arguments, fights, general.... life, really. Courses are highly dependent on the tutors. If you have a crappy tutor, you'll find that it's boring, lame, and annoying. But you rarely have just ONE tutor for something, and that'll go away with a breath of fresh air.

For the most part, University is a treat. It's a lot of money, sometimes a lot of stress, but I'd definitely say worthwhile, in all honesty. By coming out of it in the end, your hard work takes the form of a certificate that you can use to get a valuable career and hopefully a job you love.

Hope this helps!
Any specific questions, feel free to hit me up. I've thrown a bunch of general things out that come to mind.
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Total waste of time, overpriced.

£9k/year for some slideshows and the occasional paper grading.

Unless your career choice requires a degree, save yourself the ballache
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