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I dropped out studying computer science after a few months and am considering applying to do maths next year but I’m there’s not long left till the deadline and I keep changing my mind. I don’t know why I applied to comp sci instead of maths when I’ve always enjoyed maths more but I guess I thought it had better career opportunities. I dropped out due to not really enjoying the course and my mental health and part of me regrets not trying harder to socialise etc. I did attempt to go to a few society events but nothing came from them. Now I’m on basically a gap year doing nothing but working and exercising and am considering going back I am just wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation and would really appreciate any advice or to hear how their second time round at uni went.
Original post by Anonymous #1
I dropped out studying computer science after a few months and am considering applying to do maths next year but I’m there’s not long left till the deadline and I keep changing my mind. I don’t know why I applied to comp sci instead of maths when I’ve always enjoyed maths more but I guess I thought it had better career opportunities. I dropped out due to not really enjoying the course and my mental health and part of me regrets not trying harder to socialise etc. I did attempt to go to a few society events but nothing came from them. Now I’m on basically a gap year doing nothing but working and exercising and am considering going back I am just wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation and would really appreciate any advice or to hear how their second time round at uni went.

I had a similar experience but for physics instead of math.

You can go back, reapply via UCAS, to different courses. You can apply for multiple subjects and you'd still get offers from strong universities. What would you do during this gap year? Retake A-levels? Get more supercurriculars?
Original post by ActiveEccentric
I had a similar experience but for physics instead of math.

You can go back, reapply via UCAS, to different courses. You can apply for multiple subjects and you'd still get offers from strong universities. What would you do during this gap year? Retake A-levels? Get more supercurriculars?

Hi thanks for replying
I got A*A*AB at a level so I won’t retake them. right now I have plans to work abroad in the summer but I’m very anxious about them after how my first time at uni went. I don’t want to spend a few thousand for a few months abroad and not enjoy it.

I’m just worried that my second time round at uni is the same as the first because I don’t won’t to drop out twice and have to explain that to family and stuff. I’ve thought about apprenticeships as well but they’re so competitive I doubt I would get onto one and I have no idea what career I want to do maths is just the only subject I somewhat enjoy.

I’ve never had any really good friendships only awua

Did you find your second time round at uni any easier because you knew what to expect
Original post by Anonymous #2
Hi thanks for replying
I got A*A*AB at a level so I won’t retake them. right now I have plans to work abroad in the summer but I’m very anxious about them after how my first time at uni went. I don’t want to spend a few thousand for a few months abroad and not enjoy it.

I’m just worried that my second time round at uni is the same as the first because I don’t won’t to drop out twice and have to explain that to family and stuff. I’ve thought about apprenticeships as well but they’re so competitive I doubt I would get onto one and I have no idea what career I want to do maths is just the only subject I somewhat enjoy.

I’ve never had any really good friendships only awua

Did you find your second time round at uni any easier because you knew what to expect

Sorry my reply got cut off short

I’ve never really had any close friendships only acquaintances so I went to uni hoping for that to change but it didn’t and that just made me feel awful.

But I dropped out even though that my life at home is exactly the same pretty much other than family.

So I just wanted to ask if you found it any easier living alone the second time you went to uni and did it affect you as much?
Original post by Anonymous #2
Hi thanks for replying
I got A*A*AB at a level so I won’t retake them. right now I have plans to work abroad in the summer but I’m very anxious about them after how my first time at uni went. I don’t want to spend a few thousand for a few months abroad and not enjoy it.

I’m just worried that my second time round at uni is the same as the first because I don’t won’t to drop out twice and have to explain that to family and stuff. I’ve thought about apprenticeships as well but they’re so competitive I doubt I would get onto one and I have no idea what career I want to do maths is just the only subject I somewhat enjoy.

I’ve never had any really good friendships only awua

Did you find your second time round at uni any easier because you knew what to expect

The 2nd time round uni is easier as I somewhat knew what to expect and had some experience already. However it was still quite difficult to be independent etc.

For Astar Astar AB, I guess you could reapply to strong unis for math especially if the Astars are in Math and FM.

Apprenticeships aren't that competitive anyway. For math degrees you still have time, apply to Imperial, Warwick etc. with your grades and I think u may make it into Warwick

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