I’m going to Greenwich University in September to study Childhood and Youth Studies.
Why did I make this decision? Well there are a lot of answers to that really. I never wholly enjoyed my time at Kent and I put it down to missing home, not feeling great or generally not liking the experience. But when I thought about it more I didn’t actually enjoy the course either. I spent a long time deciding whether or not I should stick out the next 2 years but came to the decision that I should not be wasting my time being unhappy if there was something else I could do that would make me happier.
I have such supportive friends and family who have all offered their words and advice on this topic so I’d like to thank everybody for that. I really did find it tough knowing that everybody would find out that I had ‘dropped out’ if you like. But I have come to the conclusion that actually, my happiness is what I need to focus on and if leaving Kent and starting afresh will make me happy then who cares what everybody else thinks?
The University of Kent will be remembered as a place that allowed me to find who I am as a person, and discover what I want to do in the future. The amazing people I met there will always be close to my heart and it’s an experience that I will never forget. If anybody is reading this thinking that they’re a bit put off applying there now I’m leaving, don’t let my experience affect your decision! UKC was not right for me but I know it is the perfect place for a lot of people!
Everybody is different and experiences things in a variety of ways, and UKC just wasn’t for me. I’ll be sad not to have completed what looked like a fantastic Philosophy course but I’ll definitely be taking it up as a hobby/side interest.
I will be doing some follow up posts on being a student and making the Student section on here more of a focus. I don’t know if anybody really realised but I did change my URL and post topics so they weren’t about being a student anymore. But it’s something I’m excited about going back to.
The course at Greenwich is something I am very excited about. I didn’t tell anybody I was researching it or even that I was going to reapply to UCAS (absolute nightmare by the way). I wanted the whole journey and decision to be my own and see what people thought about it after I had contacted the uni itself. Again, I am so lucky to have such a supportive group of people around me all the time because without them I’d be nowhere near as confident as I am about this choice.
I feel much happier this time round with my plans for September and I’d like to thank everybody who has supported me in the past year whether it be at Kent or from home!
Sending so much positivity and happiness to everybody today whether you’re going to uni or starting a new chapter elsewhere!
Love as always,