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Need some help on what i can do going forward, I finished my a levels last summer and got bad results (EED). I don't feel like getting into a decent university to do computer science is an option (which was my original plan, the university was northumbria), I feel like the only way I could get into a university with the grades I have is by doing a crap course in a crap university. I've always been a flunker, I was originally projected to get DDC grades so university doesn't feel like the right option in a way because I can't see myself getting to the end of it. I can't really retake the exams either because if I remember right you can only redo the exams once and I've only started to reconsider university now, and haven't revised at all. I'm not interested in an apprenticeship either, I'd rather do university because of the experience of it. Since leaving 6th form I've got a part time job and started saving a little bit of money. Seeing all my friends go off and leave me in the dust a bit is depressing and I feel like I'm missing out. Overall I just don't know what to do and I feel too thick to get into university, so I feel a bit trapped. During a levels I struggled with motivation, and I think it might be an issue at university, in the first year at 6th form I was a d/c student and in the second year I had ups and downs, and going into the last couple of months it fell apart and I gave up. Don't know what's right for me.
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Before going on with any educational options would it not be a good idea to sort out the current issue(s) you have?

Can you clarify the "motivation" issue a little?
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Before going on with any educational options would it not be a good idea to sort out the current issue(s) you have?

Can you clarify the "motivation" issue a little?
Sure, basically during year 13 I didn't know what I wanted to do after 6th form. My teachers talked me through university and I decided on that, but I wasn't 100% sure it was the right decision. During the second year I had periods where I did lots of work and felt optimistic about it, then I had periods where I couldn't be bothered and it didn't feel worth it. During the times when I couldn't be bothered i was depressed, I think seeing everyone else do better then me made me miserable. Hope that helps
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Sure, basically during year 13 I didn't know what I wanted to do after 6th form. My teachers talked me through university and I decided on that, but I wasn't 100% sure it was the right decision. During the second year I had periods where I did lots of work and felt optimistic about it, then I had periods where I couldn't be bothered and it didn't feel worth it. During the times when I couldn't be bothered i was depressed, I think seeing everyone else do better then me made me miserable. Hope that helps
Have you sought help RE: your depression?

Going to university with unresolved MH problems is a recipe for disaster. Also, you can't flunk your way through a university degree (especially not CompSci) and expect to thrive. You really need to be motivated, otherwise you will be spending £9250 a year + accommodation + food for nothing otherwise. No one is there to push or prod you unlike school.

What is it about the university experience that you desire? It's overrated and fleeting. You'll be stressed about exams, coursework, graduate job finding etc most of the time.
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Have you sought help RE: your depression?

Going to university with unresolved MH problems is a recipe for disaster. Also, you can't flunk your way through a university degree (especially not CompSci) and expect to thrive. You really need to be motivated, otherwise you will be spending £9250 a year + accommodation + food for nothing otherwise. No one is there to push or prod you unlike school.

What is it about the university experience that you desire? It's overrated and fleeting. You'll be stressed about exams, coursework, graduate job finding etc most of the time.
I feel like I'm missing out on something. At the moment my job prospects aren't great, working in dead end jobs, and my friends have mostly moved away, so the reason why I've reconsidered uni is because I want to be surrounded by people my age and I want a better future.
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