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If you’ve only got a few days left id say just look forward to the next chapter of your life
leave the disappointment of this one behind you
You’ve made it through now
Firstly, I am sorry you are feeling this way - it has been a rough time and you are not alone. I don't think the pandemic helped your or many people's experiences, including my own, but hopefully, the next chapter of your life will be better.
But please give yourself credit, congratulations on completing your degree and I wish you all the best for your future.
Coventry University Student Rep
Honestly, I doubt it was COVID alone that resulted in this feeling. Even if it was the regular university experience, I imagine I’d still hate it about the same.
I think certain kinds of people (the sociable, extroverted, party-going kind) do better in a university setting than others. As a socially inept hermit, it sucked massively since I was always alone, and all I did was study ineffectively in isolation for 3 years.
Another reason why I hated university was because I entered a uni that was way beyond my capabilities, at least in terms of doing well in tests. I’m not exactly a capable student, and I mainly coasted off of luck in GCSEs and A-Levels to get grades that were objectively poor/mediocre but better than the school average.
Despite the poor grades, I somehow managed to get into a university who’s requirements far exceeded the actual grades I got, so going to a uni where I became a small fish in a big pond, with students that have had A*A*A from birth was stress-inducing.
The only time I liked the university was never. I never once enjoyed it. It’s been an unfortunate ride from beginning to end, and the only good thing about it is that I’ll likely (hopefully?) get a 2:1 grade at the end of it despite the circumstances.