Changing or leaving your course
Some of the reasons you may be considering changing or leaving your course might include the following:
- Dissatisfaction with your subject – maybe you don't find it is interesting or perhaps you are struggling to keep up with the work load
- Perhaps it's the way the teaching is organised – too many lectures or not enough seminars
- Maybe you are feeling lonely or even homesick and this is stopping you from studying effectively
- Your finances might be causing you concern – you might be finding it hard to make ends meet and you are worried about getting into debt
- Portsmouth as an institution and a city might not be right for you – you might prefer a bigger or smaller place to live and study
Whatever your reasons, talking them through with someone else can be very helpful. One option would be to speak to a careers adviser who will help you talk through your reasons and explain the key factors that you will need to consider before making a decision.
If at all possible, try and resist the temptation to stop attending lectures and handing coursework in. At some stage you will require a reference from your personal tutor and maintaining your workload demonstrates your motivation towards continuing in Higher Education.