I don't think I'm cut out for Uni

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daymeetsnight
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So I've just started Uni, I'm doing a biology degree and I can't do this. I have autism, adhd and bipolar. My Uni wont give me any support and I can't do this. It's been one week and I already feel like I'm falling apart. I can't take notes, I can't study in my room, I can't focus. I feel like I'm going to cry every time I think about work. I want to curl up in a ball and never see the light again. I'd been doing so well and now I'm back in this hole. I don't know what to do. I have no one to talk to. I can't do this and I think I'm going to fail. I know there's not really any advice anyone can give me but thanks for listening x
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Have you tried approaching your university’s Student Support office/team?
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(Original post by daymeetsnight)
Hi,
So I've just started Uni, I'm doing a biology degree and I can't do this. I have autism, adhd and bipolar. My Uni wont give me any support and I can't do this. It's been one week and I already feel like I'm falling apart. I can't take notes, I can't study in my room, I can't focus. I feel like I'm going to cry every time I think about work. I want to curl up in a ball and never see the light again. I'd been doing so well and now I'm back in this hole. I don't know what to do. I have no one to talk to. I can't do this and I think I'm going to fail. I know there's not really any advice anyone can give me but thanks for listening x
Did you apply for DSA? Please go to Student support ... the uni have to support additional needs.
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(Original post by daymeetsnight)
Hi,
So I've just started Uni, I'm doing a biology degree and I can't do this. I have autism, adhd and bipolar. My Uni wont give me any support and I can't do this. It's been one week and I already feel like I'm falling apart. I can't take notes, I can't study in my room, I can't focus. I feel like I'm going to cry every time I think about work. I want to curl up in a ball and never see the light again. I'd been doing so well and now I'm back in this hole. I don't know what to do. I have no one to talk to. I can't do this and I think I'm going to fail. I know there's not really any advice anyone can give me but thanks for listening x
What uni is this? I have autism and a few other conditions too, and have attended two unis. One said they were following my DSA and making reasonable adjustments but did absolutely nothing, one of the reasons why I dropped out. The second one actually is doing what they’re supposed to. It could be the uni just isn’t accommodating in which case try somewhere with more emphasis on pastoral support like Sussex or Portsmouth. It could also be that an email got sent to the wrong inbox for someone so they haven’t seen it yet, or they’re running behind and then they’ll be able to offer more support. I’m assuming you have a DSA, as it would be very silly to apply to uni with multiple conditions and not have the DSA sorted before you start.
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Please don’t give up. I have severe social anxiety and only attended one seminar online, did all the work online and got a 1st or upper 2-1 for first year. Anything is possible. The academic one on ones at my semester were a tremendous help in planning and I guess you can access the same or similar at your university. Don’t give up - you can get support!! Trust me. Please speak to your tutors or well-being team at your university. They will help you!!
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