Going back to the same uni in 2022

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I dropped out of uni in October 2021 as I wasn't enjoying the course and was feeling really homesick. Since I've dropped out I've had nothing but regret and that I wish I gave university longer.

After a lot of thought I've planned on returning to the same university as before, studying a different course that I believe I will enjoy much more.

I'm still in contact with my ex flatmates and told them I plan on returning next year, they've offered to me to stay in their house next year (rather than halls) but not sure if thats a good idea. I feel like halls is: 1. Part of the experience of uni and I didn't get to experience it fully last year. 2. Worth it in order to make new friends who are in the same year as me, as if I was to live with my flatmates in the second year we'd have different uni lifestyles as first year is typically more relaxed. The last year of living arrangements would also make things difficult as if I lived with them they'd finish before me and I'd be stuck who to live with in my final year. I really enjoyed the location and I do plan on going back there however it could make things a little different as it wouldn't all be new to me and things just wouldn't be the same.

I am really leaning towards the idea of going back to uni, I just hope it doesn't feel different as I've already been and tried it once before. I feel like there's no where else I want to go apart from where I was last year, I just hope it doesn't make things weird. I hope I have a fresh start and don't compare things to my first year. I feel like I was so lucky with the flatmates I met this year that I won't get that lucky again. Of course if I don't get on with my potential new flatmates, at least I still have my friends that I met from last year so its a positive, I just hope things would all work out.

Sorry that was so long, if anyone has any advice or has been in a similar situation as this, any messages or comments would be so appreciated.
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I strongly suggest you do what I did… commute. I was in exactly the same situation and moving to somewhere closer to home was the best decision I’ve ever made
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I dropped out of uni in October 2021 as I wasn't enjoying the course and was feeling really homesick. Since I've dropped out I've had nothing but regret and that I wish I gave university longer.

After a lot of thought I've planned on returning to the same university as before, studying a different course that I believe I will enjoy much more.

I'm still in contact with my ex flatmates and told them I plan on returning next year, they've offered to me to stay in their house next year (rather than halls) but not sure if thats a good idea. I feel like halls is: 1. Part of the experience of uni and I didn't get to experience it fully last year. 2. Worth it in order to make new friends who are in the same year as me, as if I was to live with my flatmates in the second year we'd have different uni lifestyles as first year is typically more relaxed. The last year of living arrangements would also make things difficult as if I lived with them they'd finish before me and I'd be stuck who to live with in my final year. I really enjoyed the location and I do plan on going back there however it could make things a little different as it wouldn't all be new to me and things just wouldn't be the same.

I am really leaning towards the idea of going back to uni, I just hope it doesn't feel different as I've already been and tried it once before. I feel like there's no where else I want to go apart from where I was last year, I just hope it doesn't make things weird. I hope I have a fresh start and don't compare things to my first year. I feel like I was so lucky with the flatmates I met this year that I won't get that lucky again. Of course if I don't get on with my potential new flatmates, at least I still have my friends that I met from last year so its a positive, I just hope things would all work out.

Sorry that was so long, if anyone has any advice or has been in a similar situation as this, any messages or comments would be so appreciated.
I think your logic is right and it would be better for you to move into halls again to meet other first years (but continue socialising with your other friends from time to time).

I hope you enjoy the new course more. My son switched courses and got on a lot better the second time (engineering to history). He didn't end up going back to his original uni but he did get an offer from them. Good Luck with everything
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I strongly suggest you do what I did… commute. I was in exactly the same situation and moving to somewhere closer to home was the best decision I’ve ever made
one option I have is applying the the university of my hometown. I have friends who do the same thing now and they find it beneficial staying at home. For me personally however, I have it in my mind that moving away is part of the uni experience. Of course you go to uni for the degree, but I really have it in my mind that I'd like to move away for my studies. My hometown doesn't offer me much and I think I'd much prefer to try going away again as I know what to expect. Thank you very much though.
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I think your logic is right and it would be better for you to move into halls again to meet other first years (but continue socialising with your other friends from time to time).

I hope you enjoy the new course more. My son switched courses and got on a lot better the second time (engineering to history). He didn't end up going back to his original uni but he did get an offer from them. Good Luck with everything
Thanks for responding

People that ive spoken too agree with the fact its a better idea to stay with other first years and stay friends with the people I met this year too, that way I have friends who are also first years and my friends from this year. And if I struggle to get on with my friends from my year, at least I still have another friendship group to fall back on incase I don't click with my new flatmates.

I'm glad to hear that your son got on better the second time. That gives me confidence that I hope things will go the same way for me too. Can I ask why he choose a different uni after being accepted to his original? One friend suggested to me about going back to a different uni so that way I really do have a fresh start, but I seem to have my mind set on returning to my original.

Thanks very much again.
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Thanks for responding

People that ive spoken too agree with the fact its a better idea to stay with other first years and stay friends with the people I met this year too, that way I have friends who are also first years and my friends from this year. And if I struggle to get on with my friends from my year, at least I still have another friendship group to fall back on incase I don't click with my new flatmates.

I'm glad to hear that your son got on better the second time. That gives me confidence that I hope things will go the same way for me too. Can I ask why he choose a different uni after being accepted to his original? One friend suggested to me about going back to a different uni so that way I really do have a fresh start, but I seem to have my mind set on returning to my original.

Thanks very much again.
No big reason, he obviously liked his original Uni enough to apply there twice and he had friends there. But the Uni he ended up going to was better for his new course - he preferred the module choices that’s all.
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No big reason, he obviously liked his original Uni enough to apply there twice and he had friends there. But the Uni he ended up going to was better for his new course - he preferred the module choices that’s all.
Thats understandable. I am tempted to go somewhere new just so I have that fresh start too, but I just enjoyed my original uni so much and I hope I get the same experience again as I had such a great time where I was there prior.

Just hope things aren't awkward and my new flatmates don't see me as not a proper fresher as I have already been there and its not all new to me. Thats mainly what I'm nervous about tbh.
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Thats understandable. I am tempted to go somewhere new just so I have that fresh start too, but I just enjoyed my original uni so much and I hope I get the same experience again as I had such a great time where I was there prior.

Just hope things aren't awkward and my new flatmates don't see me as not a proper fresher as I have already been there and its not all new to me. Thats mainly what I'm nervous about tbh.
I don't think they will think that, they will probably just be grateful that someone in the flat has some insight into how to do things and where is good for going out etc
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