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As someone who has wanted to go to uni for a long time, this seems an odd question for me to ask. But as of the past few years, I've been dealing with bad anxiety issues and stress problems, I'm worried about being homesick and I know that I would rather focus on the academic side of things rather than social and worry it will cause issues with making friends. I'm starting to wonder whether going is worth it, its a lot of time and money after all and I don't need it for any specific career like medicine etc.

If you go/ have been is it worth it? Is it easy to deal with and what are your experiences like?
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As someone who has wanted to go to uni for a long time, this seems an odd question for me to ask. But as of the past few years, I've been dealing with bad anxiety issues and stress problems, I'm worried about being homesick and I know that I would rather focus on the academic side of things rather than social and worry it will cause issues with making friends. I'm starting to wonder whether going is worth it, its a lot of time and money after all and I don't need it for any specific career like medicine etc.

If you go/ have been is it worth it? Is it easy to deal with and what are your experiences like?
I can't recommend going to university with unresolved MH problems. Balancing new responsibilities and motivating yourself to study is not easy.

Ultimately, university is what you make of it. Depends on your end goal and how you're evaluating 'worth'. If you're going to university to improve employment prospects, and you end up in an entry-level job at the end of it, it probably wasn't worth it. However, if you're going for the whole 'experience' (which to me, is overrated), then it's probably worth it.
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I can't recommend going to university with unresolved MH problems. Balancing new responsibilities and motivating yourself to study is not easy.

Ultimately, university is what you make of it. Depends on your end goal and how you're evaluating 'worth'. If you're going to university to improve employment prospects, and you end up in an entry-level job at the end of it, it probably wasn't worth it. However, if you're going for the whole 'experience' (which to me, is overrated), then it's probably worth it.
that's what was worrying me, to be honest as lots of my anxiety comes from party environments and drinking which if it isn't resolved I know will get worse. I guess I feel some pressure to go as many describe it as the best experience of their lives and not to be missed. I am getting help with my MH but don't reckon it will be sorted by September. I'm frustrated about it but I know it's important to put myself first
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that's what was worrying me, to be honest as lots of my anxiety comes from party environments and drinking which if it isn't resolved I know will get worse. I guess I feel some pressure to go as many describe it as the best experience of their lives and not to be missed. I am getting help with my MH but don't reckon it will be sorted by September. I'm frustrated about it but I know it's important to put myself first
Best to wait until everything is sorted. 'Best experience of their lives'... massive overstatement. Most of the time it's revising, being stressed about future career plans, money etc
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Do not go if you want to have a great time , if you go with anxiety to a higher level you will hate every day there . Especially in first year . Take a gap year , work and then volunteer , you will be a changed person . Or go to uni on cocaine and mdma
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