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After checking out the university league table to see where my uni is currently ranked I was pretty shocked and surprised on how it low it was , considering i've been having a good time at said uni all year around.

Its gotten pretty bad because I feel like people will look down on me because of my uni's ranking (i'm studying biomed science at this uni)

Should I be paying much attention to this or should I look for a uni higher up the ranking.
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I advise you to stop looking at the rankings. It's a pointless waste of energy that could be put to better use and not bring your mood down in the process.
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I advise you to stop looking at the rankings. It's a pointless waste of energy that could be put to better use and not bring your mood down in the process.
that feelings gonna be on my mind for quite a while now , my anxiety and depression is already as bad as it is rn
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After checking out the university league table to see where my uni is currently ranked I was pretty shocked and surprised on how it low it was , considering i've been having a good time at said uni all year around.

Its gotten pretty bad because I feel like people will look down on me because of my uni's ranking (i'm studying biomed science at this uni)

Should I be paying much attention to this or should I look for a uni higher up the ranking.
I know how you feel. Rankings always change though, although people don't care about my uni it did win Uni of the Year a couple of times recently, however that impression doesn't always last anyway. You don't need to justify it to people as long as you got a great experience!
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that feelings gonna be on my mind for quite a while now , my anxiety and depression is already as bad as it is rn
Again. still pointless. Rankings are subjective anyway. If you have anxiety and depression work with your GP in improving your mood and managing your anxiety.
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I know how you feel. Rankings always change though, although people don't care about my uni it did win Uni of the Year a couple of times recently, however that impression doesn't always last anyway. You don't need to justify it to people as long as you got a great experience!
mines past ranking 100 , that's how bad it is
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Rankings are mostly pointless, I wouldn't focus so much on them. You said you're enjoying your course and that's all that matters.
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Again. still pointless. Rankings are subjective anyway. If you have anxiety and depression work with your GP in improving your mood and managing your anxiety.
embarrassing as it is i'm kind of afraid to go , mainly because if my parents find out they will give me the usual lecture of "you're overeacting" and "its probably those dam video games making you lazy"
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embarrassing as it is i'm kind of afraid to go , mainly because if my parents find out they will give me the usual lecture of "you're overeacting" and "its probably those dam video games making you lazy"
How would they know though unless you told them? As you're at university, I'm assuming you're an adult, you have the right to go without their input anyway.
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embarrassing as it is i'm kind of afraid to go , mainly because if my parents find out they will give me the usual lecture of "you're overeacting" and "its probably those dam video games making you lazy"
don't let them find out then, surely you have privacy at home?
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Rankings are mostly pointless, I wouldn't focus so much on them. You said you're enjoying your course and that's all that matters.
I think my issue is i worry what other people think when it comes to my academic record , probably odes not help that my mom and her family all like to brag about their children
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Rankings are subjective like me saying a football player “is best in the world”, uni ranking mean little like that. As long as you are enjoying your course - that’s all that matters
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How would they know though unless you told them? As you're at university, I'm assuming you're an adult, you have the right to go without their input anyway.
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don't let them find out then, surely you have privacy at home?
I had to move back in with them since the uni shut down due to corona , I also don't have a license yet because i'd had to save up for lessons and a car. So they'd probably get an idea (they're also close with my gp and nosy so they'll find out sooner or later)
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Get a grip and stop focusing on arbitrary, subjective league table rankings.
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I had to move back in with them since the uni shut down due to corona , I also don't have a license yet because i'd had to save up for lessons and a car. So they'd probably get an idea (they're also close with my gp and nosy so they'll find out sooner or later)
Well, your GP can't breach confidentiality unless it's due to safety concerns for you (aka they want to section you). Seek help, a lot of this can be done via phone or online nowadays anyway, you wouldn't be going there in person at the minute due to the pandemic, but computerised CBT was a thing pre-pandemic too.
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I had to move back in with them since the uni shut down due to corona , I also don't have a license yet because i'd had to save up for lessons and a car. So they'd probably get an idea (they're also close with my gp and nosy so they'll find out sooner or later)
You can't walk or get public transport?

Secondly it's illegal for your GP to tell them (pretty sure).

If you want to wallow then face up to it and admit it, don't just make stupid excuses as to why you "can't" do things.
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After checking out the university league table to see where my uni is currently ranked I was pretty shocked and surprised on how it low it was , considering i've been having a good time at said uni all year around.

Its gotten pretty bad because I feel like people will look down on me because of my uni's ranking (i'm studying biomed science at this uni)

Should I be paying much attention to this or should I look for a uni higher up the ranking.
no, ignore the ranking. If its the right uni for you thats what matters...
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(Original post by Pathway)
Well, your GP can't breach confidentiality unless it's due to safety concerns for you (aka they want to section you). Seek help, a lot of this can be done via phone or online nowadays anyway, you wouldn't be going there in person at the minute due to the pandemic, but computerised CBT was a thing pre-pandemic too.
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You can't walk or get public transport?

Secondly it's illegal for your GP to tell them (pretty sure).

If you want to wallow then face up to it and admit it, don't just make stupid excuses as to why you "can't" do things.
it's too far for me to walk , its just a little bit more deeper and confidential than that so i don't feel like posting my mental health issues on tsr :/
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no, ignore the ranking. If its the right uni for you thats what matters...
and if other people mock my uni ranking , what then ?
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My uni does poorly in league tables but is 2nd in the UK for my subject. I really wouldn't worry!
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