So, you’ve gotten into university … but something doesn’t feel right.
Perhaps you’re struggling to fit into a social group, your course is too complicated or you just can’t seem to get along with your roommate. Any of these points could make your university life miserable and you may be wondering, “Is it worth it in the end?”
What can you do?
Understand the Problem
The first, and probably most obvious step, is to find out what’s making your university life difficult. There could be a multitude of reasons why you might be unhappy like where you’re staying or maybe you’re having second thoughts about the course you’ve chosen.
Once you’ve found the problem, or problems, you can start to work on making changes.
This might not be what you want to hear right now, but give it some time. You may have decided that you hate university within the first month of actually being there. If a problem you face is a lack of friends you must remember that whilst some people find friends almost immediately, it may take you longer before you find people you can connect with. Maybe you are struggling to get along with your roommate but you haven’t given them enough time.
If you’ve found the problem to be your course or even the university you’ve chosen to go to, then maybe the best thing would be to look into changing one of these instead of potentially dropping out completely.
Did you know that in the U.S. about 40% of students drop out of university?
That’s a lot of drop-outs! You don’t want to be one of them. Rather fix what’s bothering you instead of giving up entirely.
Who knows, maybe this is the key to actually enjoying your time during your university years.
You’re not supposed to hate your time at university. It’s supposed to be an adventure. So whether it’s changing your room or changing your university, you need to make the best possible changes to improve your university life for the better.