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considering quitting uni - January 29th 2009, 07:26 PM

i really wanted to throw myself into my uni.
i ahd the great experience for a while
and was doing alright with work
ad now i find i havent really made any good frienmds.
im miserable here.. and i dont enjoy my course and am failing

i probably sound like a quitter but ive never failed before when ive tried. and never not made friends.
i cant help thinking the only reason im staying in uni is cause my parents would be angry and or devastated or worse dissapointed.

and i ca nt bring myself to tell them its not working.
and views.
should i try and stick it out?
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Re: considering quitting uni - January 29th 2009, 07:29 PM

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Re: considering quitting uni - January 29th 2009, 07:34 PM

The decision is ultimately up to you but you'll have to face the consequences. Try to stick it out though. Things get bad and then they get good. Don't quit uni because you don't have a lot of friends. And grades you can change.

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Re: considering quitting uni - January 29th 2009, 07:36 PM

i am passionate about my major (criminolgoy and psychology btw ;P) but i jsut cant seem to get into the work. and ive missed like the last 2 weeks of uni now down to sheer stupid worries about going in and being left out
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Re: considering quitting uni - January 29th 2009, 08:03 PM

I'm assuming this is still your first year, but you'll always have ups and downs throughout life.

For the moment, you should stop worrying about your friend status so that you can get your grades back where they should be.

Do you have any other interests? If so, maybe you could try finding a club or group that shares your interests. For me, that's been one of the best ways I've met good friends.
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Re: considering quitting uni - January 29th 2009, 08:06 PM

First year says nothing about the rest of university experience, because your studies will only get more specific and interesting after this year. In high school, I did not have any friends the first semester. Not a single one... things turn around. Classes get better.

Another reason to stay is what kind of criminology and psychology job can you get without a uni degree?

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Re: considering quitting uni - February 1st 2009, 02:12 PM

you will have moments like this through out you're first year, i've been the same i moved country away from my parents, i'm doing a really hard course and sometimes its just like why am i here why am i doing this but it does kinda get better eventually i found it did

joining a club is really a great idea you meet people with the same interests
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Re: considering quitting uni - February 2nd 2009, 08:23 AM

I do understand how you feel because recently I have really been considering dropping out of uni, because I am not enjoying it either. I do like my course but I don't like the area and I don't feel like I have that many good friends here and miss all my friends at home. But I am already half way so I am going to stick it out for the first year and maybe consider transferring unis next year. You could look at transferring unis if you thought you would like to go somewhere else or be closer to home with your friends there. The thing is though you will probably meet more people yet because you haven't been there that long. I think you should try and stick it out for the first year because you haven't got too much longer left. Then see how you feel after that.
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