Monday, 23 July 2018

Making Peace with Not Getting into My First Choice Uni

This time last year if you'd have told me that not getting into my first choice university would be a good thing I'd have laughed in your face. I was full of hope because I'd be leaving home to live in Huddersfield by myself and study at my first choice university. Well, if it isn't blatantly obvious from this post, I didn't get into Huddersfield. Results day came and I checked UCAS to find out I'd been rejected from them. I remember just going into my Moms room and breaking down in front of her because I was absolutely distraught. I was so upset. I'd had my room booked, most of my stuff for my flat was bought and now there was no point for it.
Going to college to get my results and I was so embarrassed to open the results packet because I knew I'd obviously failed. Turns out I had gotten a C in Sociology, D in English and E in Psychology. I spent ages just crying and feeling like a complete failure. For me, going to university was out the window. I'd told one of my friends from college about it and I just felt so embarrassed. I felt incredibly lucky though because my family, friends and my boyfriend were all so caring and supportive of me which is something I needed because I was ready to give up on university as a whole.

After a lot of encouragement, I called the clearing hotline for Wolves Uni and started talking to a lady about applying there to do Media and Sociology. I honestly cannot thank this lady enough because she calmed me down when I was in an absolute state and reassured me that everything would be okay. Anyway, a few days later I got confirmation that I'd been accepted. I was over the moon.

It was such a good thing because I really didn't think I was ready to move out yet. Especially as far away as I was going. I've had a few people tell me that because I live at home I'll never experience uni properly but honestly, you have to do what is best for you.

I hope you enjoyed reading my little story. Results and getting into university can be so stressful and they can really take over your life but always remember you are more than just a few percentages and words on a piece of paper. Whether you go to university, get a job, get in through clearing or get into your first choice - you are valid. Thank you so much for reading, if you have anything to ask about my experience then feel free.


"Second chances are not given to make things right. But are given to prove we could be better even after we fall" - Unknown

Lots of loves,

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  1. I'm sure you'll love Wolves my love! I live nearby in Birmingham and there's plenty to see and do. I'm not surprised that you're upset, it is demotivating when you get knocked back, but you're going to uni and that's absolutely fantastic! <3

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words lovely! I'm so excited x

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  2. Well done! I've heard that Wolves uni is wonderful xx
    //Sophie
    https://nouw.com/escsandberg/

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    1. Thanks love. I can't wait to start again aha x

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