Dropped out of uni final year -two weeks to go!!

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cantmakesenseofthis Sun 05-Jun-16 16:30:17

Last year I posted about my DS who was ready to quit uni with a year to go. He is/was on a 4 year course with a year abroad. He said that he had come to the realisation that a degree was not necessary for what he wanted to do. He wants to be a writer! After much discussion he decided to return for the final year. This week he rang me to tell me he has dropped out two weeks before his final exams. He says that he wishes that he had had the balls to walk away from uni at the point that he realised what he wanted to do in life and now he feels unshackled and free. He says the pressure of revising for something he no longer wanted was too much and he insists that a degree is not necessary in todays world. I am struggling to understand why he didn't just complete the damn thing and persue his dream. He has managed to secure a job and plans to continue writing. I wonder if he will get any recognition/certificate for the years he has done and whether he is able to transfer credits at a later date. I am horrified at what he has done, cannot understand it and am fearful about his decision making ability. I know I should step back now and I will but I cannot understand how my seemingly bright DS threw away a degree from a Russell Group uni with such wild abandon.

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YourPerception Sun 05-Jun-16 16:31:52

Why do many threads?

PurpleDaisies Sun 05-Jun-16 16:32:51

Surely it's accidental yourperception. Just report and mumsnet will delete them.

wizzywig Sun 05-Jun-16 18:33:13

Totally understand OP. As a parent id be gutted. Is the job related to writing? He has accumulated the credits so he could always go back. I guess the worry is he could end up sitting on yr sofa day in day out

YellowJellyBeanz Mon 25-Jul-16 22:04:49

All that work and money down the drain.... I'd try and get him mitigating circs and convince him to sit during re-sits. If he hasn't been attending lectures all context should be on the university study platform. Hope he reconsiders

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