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Dropping out of university

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I'm in a dilemma because I'm trying to approach the problem with opposite mindsets, so I'm looking for some advice on the matter.

I started my first year of university in Poland (it's free here) this year. I'm doing Chemical Technology and I started the year with a plan of mastering later in pharmaceutical chem. While I do find some of the subjects interesting (especially the chemistry subjects) I'm having second thoughts because I perceive it more as a "This is interesting and cool to know" rather than a "I find this so interesting that I read about it in my free time and would like to work doing this". Even though I haven't experienced it, the idea of working in a lab seems like it doesn't fit my personality type at all. I'd like to work for myself - and with chemistry, especially pharmaceutical, starting your own business successfully seems like an unrealistic thing.

My plan B would be to move to the UK and work in a restaurant as a waiter (which I already did this summer for a month) or some other job. The minimum wage in the UK is 4x of what I have in Poland. With the added tips and a frugal mindset I could save up a decent amount of money in a few years, and invest this into a business or something else. The people I met while previously working in a restaurant were also young and cool people from different places and I think I sort of fit in that kind of environment.

However, I'm trying to tackle my dilemma with different thinking. I'm telling myself that I need to be realistic about life and since I have this opportunity to study for free I should take it. Everyone says first year chemistry is the worst and I should just toughen up and get through these couple of years to get a degree and then move abroad (I'd want to do it even if you could earn the same $ in Poland). I'm worried if I dropped out of uni I'd feel stupid and let myself down for not being educated in some subject.

Any advice?
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>>978130
didnt even read thread
>>>/r9k/
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>>978132

I'm hoping to get some advice on it from a business/financial perspective.
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>>978130
Tl;dr
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>>978130
finish the degree first then consider moving to the UK
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>>978130
I'm in the same situation as you are dude. Been in UK for three years and now moved back to my country to study Geological Engineering... It is not working out so far.. I miss all the opportunities I had in uk..
People with some advice should step up pls.
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>>978130

If you be "realistic" about your expectations from life you're doomed to be a kek for all eternity. Come to England and gradually build a business alongside working in a bar or café or something. If you want to study in your spare time you can. Sign up for a degree with the Open University or somewhere like that.
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You don't necessarily need to choose between your original plan and dropping out- chemistry degree doesn't necessarily mean being trapped as a lab monkey for rest of your life. There are other opportunities post-degree that you make sure you are fully aware of before taking this decision. Check with university careers services or similar agency for info.

Consider changing course. As someone who is 'in university' you might be able to change to something that has broader prospects or interests you more by transferring course without fuss of going through admissions again.

Moving to UK to work hard on minimum wage jobs is an option but not one with particularly good prospects long term and the amount you can save shouldn't be overestimated. Is 3 years waiting experience plus a bunch of savings worth a degree? It's not as if you can't work at all during uni either. At uni you may also be able to get more specialist work experience to see if a certain area is for you too. Saving money and waiting for an opportunity seems a tad optimistic but if you have the figures and it looks worthwhile, don't let me put you off.

There are also social advantages to being at uni that shouldn't be underestimated if you're the type to make use of stuff like that. This various with prestigiousness of your uni but the contacts you make at uni may be a lot more valuable than the ones you make waiting tables. I'm an autist so this doesn't matter to me but it means a lot to some.

The number one thing is find all the information you can before making a choice and being relatively realistic about what you can manage. Good luck in whatever you pick regardless.
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>>978675

Thanks for the advice! What's bothersome for me is that I don't really enjoy (at least the first semester) what I'm studying right now and it's a struggle to get through the week and I feel like it's not causing me to move forward, personal development wise.

bumping for more views
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>>978130
Don't drop out, if you do the only future you'll have is to be an uneducated slob declogging british toilets. You'll spend the money earned in UK on frivolities back home anyway. If you wanna go to UK so badly, then find a way to study there, or at least do part of your degree there and get UK credentials.
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>>978130
Spierdalaj.

Mam dwóch znajomych po chemii, jeden po farmacji, drugi nie pamiętam - bezrobocie obydwoje - a debile to nie są. Powiem więcej, nie mieszkamy na wsi, a w miescie powyżej 150-200k.

Trzecia rzecz, sama farmacja, gdzies tam jacys znajomi znajomych po tym - maks to robia jako przedstawiciele firm farmaceutycznych - umowa zlecenie plus minus 1500-1600 na reke.

Twoj wybor.
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>>978130
Want some honest advice?

Even here in the states, college is a good thing but not a necessary thing. Life, money, and a job doesn't start when you get a degree, it starts when you choose to start it. Let's face it, you're not going to get hired by a huge Polish pharmaceutical firm or start your own business when you're finished.

Go to the UK and work as a waiter - get to know people, have fun, party, save up enough to invest and eventually live comfortably.
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