Have you thought that your brother may not be happy doing the course that he's doing?
Personally, I'd let him take a gap year. He could opt to do some volunteering and look for work at the same time. He may have been slightly disillusioned with having to take a foundation year instead of going straight in and has therefore, 'rebelled' to a certain extent.
He's an adult, let him make his own mistakes and offer him support when he needs it
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Very worried about my brother's uni exam results watch
- 16-09-2009 23:48
- 16-09-2009 23:53
Let him leave uni - it doesn't sound like it's the right place for him. People can change an awful lot in a year and you need to stop worrying about where his life is going.
When I 'screwed up' uni my sister refused to talk to me for a month, now I've figured out what I want to do and have got my life on a better track and I'm so glad I left uni. You can not - and more importantly - should not force him to do something he doesn't want to do or guilt trip him.
- 16-09-2009 23:55
University isnt for everyone.
If he doesnt want to be there, and has no interest maybe he is better off getting a job- atleast until hes in a frame of mind where he WANTS to carry on with the degree and do well.
Better he take a year (or more) out and return to complete his degree ready to work, and coming out of it with a good degree classification, than competing the degree just to please his family, when he isnt really interested and coming out with a bare minimum pass.
- 17-09-2009 00:19
This thread is ancient
- 17-09-2009 01:32
I'd question why he bothered starting a degree in the first place, because by the sound of it he clearly has no interest in physics. Otherwise he would've worked harder throughout the year, as it's much easier to do something you have a passion for.