Hey everyone, I have just started uni at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and upon joining the Science Faculty you are required to study three subjects. In high school I had a keen interest in computing, physics and maths (especially maths) and I sat 'Highers' in all these subjects (Highers are qualifications required in Scotland to go to University - 4 good highers typically gets you into a university.) I also studied Advanced Higher Maths in my last year of High school (which is like the first couple of months of uni maths). Well, this is now my second week there, and I hate it and I was wondering if any of you could offers advice and personal insight. 1. I have to get up at six in the morning to be in Glasgow for my first lecture which is at 9am (physics). I am in university every single day (mostly half days on a Thursday and Friday as I work on those days including a saturday I work 19hrs a week). 2. I'm finding the maths really easy as they seem to be starting at a fairly basic level, to bring everyone to the same standard. However I am finding computer science boring and physics extremely difficult. We were doing recently real and apparent depth, light when it's reflected onto straight and spherical mirrors etc and he starts drawing these fairly complicated diagrams and ugh I'm just finding it really difficult. 3. I haven't made any friends. I'm not really good at making friends and I am very self concious. I was overweight so I have lost so far 4 stone (56 pounds) in weight leading up to university so I could wear nicer clothes and increase my overall experience. I have spoken to some people, but I haven't really made what you would call 'friends'. So basically I am hating university and I don't know if I'm going to make my way through it. I am a bright person and got loads of awards for being the top in maths in my year etc and I got the highest level achievable at 'Higher' Physics (an A) but this is just a different difficulty of work and understanding. The only thing I seem to be enjoying and understanding fully is maths. And I want to be a maths teacher after uni. Sorry if this is sort of a rant but I feel a lot of you in here will have valuable advice for me, as I am only 18 and most of you are most older (no offence meant!) and wiser. Maybe you were in the same situation as me? Maybe you could tell me how you dealt with it etc. I am really depressed right now and I think it's definetely down to all the 3 points above. Any advice is greatly appreciated. P.S. I am not going to drop out of university and I am not going to change my subjects as changing my subjects would be a lot of hassle for both me and the staff and I will have missed a lot of work. So I'm not really taking that as an option. Thanks for any help, Shaun.