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Myheartsxxx
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I had a mental breakdown during my A-Levels (not due to the workload) and ended up not applying for uni, getting disappointing results and falling out of love with what I originally wanted to do. I worked from the age of 16 but haven't had a job since I was 19 due to an awful mental breakdown and I haven't been able to do anything about it (I don't receive any benefits or any money from the government). I'm still not 100% okay however I'm getting there but I'm not ready for a job and I really don't want to work in retail and I've been looking into doing a uni course in childhood/youth development but I don't know how I feel about being 25 when I graduate. Is it worth it? I'm overly nervous and haven't applied yet because of this. I just don't want to spend another 3 years doing nothing waiting for life to happen to me but worried I'll get judged for being old
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I really do not know how to answer the question.
Let me reword it.

Is it worth being 25 with a degree?
Or
Is it worth being 25 with no degree and almost no work experience?

I know what I'd prefer.
That being said you need to make sure your mentally ready for university.
Personally I've found the only people who care about age are the ones who worry about it.
Regardless your still really young so I don't understand why it's such a concern. Heck student finance still take into account your parents earnings until your 25.
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(Original post by Myheartsxxx)
I had a mental breakdown during my A-Levels (not due to the workload) and ended up not applying for uni, getting disappointing results and falling out of love with what I originally wanted to do. I worked from the age of 16 but haven't had a job since I was 19 due to an awful mental breakdown and I haven't been able to do anything about it (I don't receive any benefits or any money from the government). I'm still not 100% okay however I'm getting there but I'm not ready for a job and I really don't want to work in retail and I've been looking into doing a uni course in childhood/youth development but I don't know how I feel about being 25 when I graduate. Is it worth it? I'm overly nervous and haven't applied yet because of this. I just don't want to spend another 3 years doing nothing waiting for life to happen to me but worried I'll get judged for being old
Hi there Myheartsxxx

As adam277 says, 25 is still young to graduate university. I was 40 when I started my undergraduate and have no regrets on starting my course or staying on to do an MRes. Genuinely, no one cares about ages at university.

At Liverpool Hope, we have an excellent student support network, where students can drop in daily if they are concerned about anything, so I would recommend that you check with any university you're interested in applying to that they have a good support framework, in case you need it. I also agree with adam277 that you need to make sure you are mentally ready for university before applying.

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