I'm doing a PG program at a so-called prestigious Scottish university, which will last until Sep 2023 if the university isn't conspired against me.
For 10 years I've been battling IBS-Diarrhea, anxiety, depression problems - only the 1st of which was formally diagnosed - which destroyed my teenage & early adulthood, including 4 years of nightmarish undergraduate “life” featuring indescribable suffering (bachelor's degree done outside Britain). I also had to deal with unsympathetic family members, making my struggle alone & painful. Basically, my growth was full of scars. My personality as well.
The current PG program requires 6 taught courses & 1 research project to be passed in the 1st year, followed by full-year research in the 2nd year. In the 1st term, I failed one of the courses & took another in the 2nd term to make up for it. The 2 other courses in the 1st term were barely passed, so was another course in the 2nd term.