Should I leave…?
- you know for sure it wont get you where you want to go
- you get stomach pain going to uni every morning
- you start to like your part time job in the bakery better than the subject you are studying
- you start to lose connection to your fellow students and lecturers
- you notice that your actual passion lies in a different field
- it’s unbearable to imagine studying this subject for 2 more years
But.. all the money!
Sure, I feel you. Tuition nowadays is ridiculously expensive, more than morally acceptable, but even more so you should rather leave the course now before you pay for time, that you wish you had invested in your future. If you were getting a tuition loan, ask your university how to contact Student Finance to quit the financial support. You should receive a letter with a confirmation. In most cases you University will contact them for you. I know this feels like loosing money, but in the long run – you already enjoyed an education, the money is not lost!
The First Step: Getting clear of what you want instead
Extra Tip: If you have severe difficulties in making a decision what to study, like me, there are psychologists dedicated to test you and find out what your strengths are. I was tested for 3 days and they filtered out 5 courses and the one I decided for, digital media culture, was just perfect for me. If you have questions about this, let me know.
Take a piece of paper and create yourself a little university cheat sheet. Write them all down to organize yourself like in this table:
Apply Apply Apply !
Thanks to your University cheat sheet you will not miss a deadline and can prepare all the paperwork you need for each university in time. Apply to each one to use every opportunity presented to feel safe about the process.
Whatever happens – It will all work out. Experience taught me.
If I have learned anything from the past, from stressing out about getting into university, from stressing out where and when and what to study, I can now calmy say: Whatever way, whatever you do – it will all work out. Seriously. If I could tell my worried and anxiety-shaken younger self one thing, it’s that everything is going to be okay. It doesnt matter how long things take or if they happen exactly how you planned them to happen, either way, whatever happens, is an enrichment and adventure in your life.