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StrawberryDreams
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If you've started university or are just getting stuck in - congratulations!

How are you feeling about uni now you're there?

Anything you're loving right now? What do you enjoy most about uni?

Anything you're unsure about or struggling with?

Let us know your thoughts!
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Too stressful, mental health has deteriorated for sure. I prefer online learning a lot more than in person teaching. I don't know why everyone was complaining, life is so busy you rarely see friends anyway.
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The first day was horrendous and stressful, but since then I actually tried to get involved with freshers and I enjoyed the first week. I've met lots of great people, love my 'block mates' (I was really worried about them being big party-goers but most of us are introverts and they're really sweet people), and I've become quite used to my accommodation, plus my boyfriend has some swanky student accommodation a half hour walk away lol. All that side of things is sorted and I'm pretty happy with it, excluding the distance from my college to the centre but I'm learning to live with it.

The problems are more to do with the university itself. One of my modules was literally rejected in freshers week, leaving me to scramble for my last 20 credits now that every department is totally full, and I'm still scrambling now. Lectures started this week so whatever I end up doing it's likely I've missed the introduction on it. I also have awful freshers flu so I've pretty much been indoors for two days aside from to go out to get a PCR test. The university's communication is generally pretty poor and I don't know if the course or place is really for me. The trouble then is how do I know what would be for me? What if all universities are like this, or all courses aren't as I expect?

Yeah, mixed feelings lol.
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I can’t stand it personally
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I can’t stand it personally
Aw what's gone on?
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Aw what's gone on?
It’s not what I expected at all. I’m still trying to give it time to change my mind but I just don’t like it so far
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I'm in my third week of postgraduate study and I'm having a wonderful time.

Course is fantastic, classmates are a good laugh and always up for a night out or study session, and I've had great interactions with the lecture staff.
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Well I decided that I wasn't going to try any societies, but just look at the fair. Well something called Jiu Jitsu was there, so I went to the taster session and thought "huh you know what's better than feeling busy and edgy and not trying all the societies? Trying every society you can". Now I've done Kung Fu, Track, Cheerleading, Rock Climbing. I feel half beaten up but I'm going to Dance today.

Just salty that the website advertised that we'd be in this relatively new building that cost £££ for my course, but I got no timetabled things happening inside it and instead got a 1.7mi lap around campus on my first Monday! Oh and that smokers are everywhere. I'm already looking into possible walk-assist solutions I can invent.
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I'm really just not enjoying uni at all, I went from a HNC to a BSc and after three weeks, my only thought is about dropping out. It's not that I'm finding the work difficult, it's just that it's boring. I can't get into the course at all, so far it just feels like work and not interesting at all. I find it hard to concentrate in lectures because it's just that uninteresting.
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social side is not as good as I thought, no one seems to want to do anything
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It’s not very good but has to be done in the current job market
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Not sure. I love the course but I feel like I can’t care about my mental health if I want to do well. The people are great made lots of friends
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hating it- its just so hard the work and different to what I expected literally- lecturers go so fast and expect you to know it all and just say its all easy when its your first time doing some of the things- its only been a week and there are so many assignments and homework due already a-swell!!

I dont like any of the online lectutres as its boring and easy to get distracted.

its also different to sixth form- like imagine the lecturers or tutors will never know you as a student individuallyI think- which can be demotivating and make you feel devalued in a sense and make them also less approachable if you need extra support or help- I dont know how to explain but I think human interaction and being known as a student is where students feel valued and want to achieve well and where results happen as it can also help with confidence too to some extent but (its all down to you and you alone) which is very different to 6th form....I think its something you have to get used to though. (i'm not against it as there are loads of students so it can be hard and makes sense but its just different)
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Too stressful, mental health has deteriorated for sure. I prefer online learning a lot more than in person teaching. I don't know why everyone was complaining, life is so busy you rarely see friends anyway.
As much as I liked online learning and having the liberty to do whatever the **** I wanted. I realised that I really missed in person interactions.

Making genuine friends is hard online, being introverted myself I have to admit that I do miss in person.
It sucks that I barely have any genuine friends since majority of my courses are online, its like a blessing and a curse at the same time.
Also is it just me or online learnin just doesn't make me motivated to get up in the mornings, its like I wake up 15 mins before, take a shower and pop up my laptop and thats about all.
Idk Im not a fan of online learning now that I have done a bunch of them, theres just no real drive for me behind it all..
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(Original post by StrawberryDreams)
If you've started university or are just getting stuck in - congratulations!

How are you feeling about uni now you're there?

Anything you're loving right now? What do you enjoy most about uni?

Anything you're unsure about or struggling with?

Let us know your thoughts!
I literally only have 1/2 lectures a week because I’m doing a foundation year and all of my other content is online (still) so I’ve found it so hard to settle into a routine because I spend around 6 days a week in my room!
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Too stressful, mental health has deteriorated for sure. I prefer online learning a lot more than in person teaching. I don't know why everyone was complaining, life is so busy you rarely see friends anyway.
Same, I join all my lectures online, I don't enjoy being on-campus unless it's for society events where I'm actually socialising. For studying, at home/online learning is so much better for me.

Honestly uni doesn't feel like anything? Does that even make sense? It just feels like a weird extension of sixth form (if even that). A bit dead tbh, people made it out that uni was gonna be some "transformative" experience (this is what I was continuously told growing up), but really it's just go to lectures, take your notes, revise and done.
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Same, I join all my lectures online, I don't enjoy being on-campus unless it's for society events where I'm actually socialising. For studying, at home/online learning is so much better for me.

Honestly uni doesn't feel like anything? Does that even make sense? It just feels like a weird extension of sixth form (if even that). A bit dead tbh, people made it out that uni was gonna be some "transformative" experience (this is what I was continuously told growing up), but really it's just go to lectures, take your notes, revise and done.
I think by ''transformative'' is moreso about the liberty of being self-sufficient/on your own, cooking, living, socialising, not having to rely on parents for everything and so forth compared to high school.
Uni is a big step for a lot of young teens/ early 20s to step away from home and rely on their skills to live and obtain their degrees, and with that comes hardships etc.

Sure doing online studies where you stay in your room all day isn't really ''transformative''. but hey
Thats how I look at things.
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Already don't like my uni!
Can't believe I had to cough my lungs out cus someone was smoking next to me in a SMOKER FREE zone.
I couldn't move because I had to wait in line for something.
Also, the uni is full of chavs and I don't speak chav language for starters.
But I mean it's not all that bad because I actually love my course
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Same, I join all my lectures online, I don't enjoy being on-campus unless it's for society events where I'm actually socialising. For studying, at home/online learning is so much better for me.

Honestly uni doesn't feel like anything? Does that even make sense? It just feels like a weird extension of sixth form (if even that). A bit dead tbh, people made it out that uni was gonna be some "transformative" experience (this is what I was continuously told growing up), but really it's just go to lectures, take your notes, revise and done.
That's very true, perhaps more difficult and demanding than a levels. I spend a lot of time just commuting between home and uni since we have a mix of online, off line ones.
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Already don't like my uni!
Can't believe I had to cough my lungs out cus someone was smoking next to me in a SMOKER FREE zone.
I couldn't move because I had to wait in line for something.
I went to a significant amount of uni's up and down the country trying to get away from smokers, but unfortunately, they seem to be directly proportional to (people * useful shops). All the nice, fresh areas I found were also miles away from any cheap but good food grocery store.

I'm going to see if there are any smoke (and car fume) filtering respirators that I can buy, so that I can finally stop having to hold my breath every 30-60 seconds.
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