Anyone dropped out of uni?Watch
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I'm sorry you're not enjoying university! I think if you're not enjoying it, considering dropping out is a valid option, especially if it will make you happier. Some of my school friends dropped out of university, took a year out and applied elsewhere and they are much happier where they are now.
Before you make any decisions I think you need to speak to an academic advisor or student support service. They might be able to offer support while you're at university and provide guidance if you want to drop out. I think it's also worth letting your tutors know you're behind on work if you haven't already so they can offer support where necessary too.
It's a really tricky time at the moment, so ultimately you need to do what's right for you. If that means dropping out then it's totally okay to do so
As soon as i came home I started researching into options - a month later I got some work experience in journalism, i interned at a local magazine for a few months and now im doing a 1 year journalism course.
The biggest things Ive learnt since dropping out is that its okay to put your happiness first and that life is trial and error - in truth I'm not so sure journalism is my dream career, but I've learnt so much this past year and have met and continue to meet so many wonderful people that its been worth it. Its only through taking action and doing that you see results - my relatively short time in this field has highlighted to me that perhaps I'm more suited to a caring role and thats something I'm excited to look into next! If you need to chat DM me - I know how hard it can be making such big decisions. Ultimately your happiness is priority - whichever path you take everything will be ok!
What things do you like out side of academics there may be a job that enables you to peruse that.