Adjusting to a new style of learning can be overwhelming. When you come to university the workload quickly gets heavy and you’re expected to figure it all out by yourself.
If your uni work is getting you down, don’t panic. Everybody goes through stages where they feel as though they’re not doing well enough. But you are capable, after all, you were admitted to university in the first place. So before you give up, try switching up the way you work.
Make sure that you are taking effective notes during lectures and going over them after class. Don’t be tempted to skip a class because you haven’t done the work, as you’ll only fall further behind.
Try your best to stay on top of your readings and if there’s something you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You could speak to your classmates or your class tutor. You could even reach out to your university’s tutoring networks or speak with alumni that have come out of your position on the other side.
Ultimately, if your degree is really getting you down and you feel that you’ve picked the wrong course it isn’t the end of the world. Speak with student advisors about whether you might be able to switch courses. You know best what will make you happy, so don’t spend four years on a subject you hate as you’re not likely to love the job that comes after either.