How long to stay at uni until I know it's time to do something else Watch

Tom Downey
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I've been at uni for nearly 3 years now, however, this year I changed and started my course again due to being unsucessful at my last uni. I study civil Engineering. I have been pretty unhappy since the start of October, I'm not enjoying the course anymore and have just lost all motivation to carry on. I really feel like dropping out and starting a job to think about what it is I want to do. I'm really lost in what to think and do! I don't want to drop out now and regret not finishing, but I still don't want to be feeling unhappy and down all the time either. Any help is greatly appreciated
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(Original post by Tom Downey)
I've been at uni for nearly 3 years now, however, this year I changed and started my course again due to being unsucessful at my last uni. I study civil Engineering. I have been pretty unhappy since the start of October, I'm not enjoying the course anymore and have just lost all motivation to carry on. I really feel like dropping out and starting a job to think about what it is I want to do. I'm really lost in what to think and do! I don't want to drop out now and regret not finishing, but I still don't want to be feeling unhappy and down all the time either. Any help is greatly appreciated
If you can get into your desired career path without getting a degree (i.e. through apprenticeships or on-the-job training), then you have less pressure to stay. If you've lost passion for university study, and you don't think it's likely to return, the sensible thing would be to leave. However, before you do that, make sure you've discussed this with all the relevant people to get different perspectives: your family, friends, personal tutor, student support, even the finance department (I don't know if you're self-funding or have a Student Finance loan). Another good thing to do would be to imagine dropping out, and visualise exactly what you would do/feel if you did. If you've thought it all through, you'll feel more confident with your decision.
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Hey.

It isn't for everyone, really, even though people treat it as this mandatory thing. If you aren't feeling it and have kind of been 'reset', maybe it's for the best? As above, there are ways to get into jobs without degrees, so if you can look into that vein of things. Apprenticeships, etc.

If you think you can stick it out - maybe draw up some pro and cons and make a decision based off of that.
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