Social anxiety

A to Z Challenge: U is for UNIVERSITY

“The best years of your life.” Is that how you view university? Wild parties? Getting drunk? Leaving studying for all-nighters?

That wasn’t my experience. But I still enjoyed my three years at uni. I was lucky enough to find some real friends for the first time in my life. I’m still in touch with them.

Many students with social anxiety have a terrible time at uni. I know that because I’ve been on social anxiety forums where they write about their troubles. They’re shunned by fellow students and spend their time alone in their rooms. They worry themselves sick when they have to give a presentation. Many of them drop out.

It seems such a shame. If only they could get some help, their university experiences would be infinitely better.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

One reply on “A to Z Challenge: U is for UNIVERSITY”

Thanks for visiting my blog. Great minds think alike huh!

I went to University as a mature student. I think I would have found the experience too traumatic as a teenager as I too have always suffered from anxiety. I had two children at school while I studied and yet I think I got more out of the University course than most of the youngsters who often skipped lectures or came in with hangovers.

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