I have always been a top class student in my life. In my International O'level post-16 exams (done from Bangladesh), I got 8 A grades in 8 subjects that I took. In my A level post-18 exams (done in the uk), I got 5 A grades. In those exams, I got 591/600 in Physics and 570/600 in Maths and I did two years' worth of A level chemistry and maths in a single year. I also did A level Additional Further Maths, which is first year UK university math material and I self-studied that subject in school. This wasn't all. I did the SAT subject tests in Physics, Chemistry and Maths and I got 2400/2400. I wasn't picked by Cambridge becuase of a poor interview (the grades were good), so I enrolled at Imperial College London to study physics and specialise in Theo. physics later. I was an international student, so funding was an issue. My dad managed my tuiton fee for the first two years, but for the third year he couldn't. He went broke in my country's despicable stock market crash. So, since June last year, I have been sitting duck all day at home back in my country. I withdrew from my course for a year and am hoping to rejoin this september, but only if my dad has enough money and that seems unlikely. I tried universities in my country (Dhaka University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology), but they wouldn't accept a top-class student from Imperial College London becuase they don't accept students from private unis. The good private unis in my country dont have physics courses. :-( I've been tutoring students privately now just to spend the time. Only three people I have spoken with during the last nine months in my country know Imperial College London, and two of them were uni professors. The third was the director of un division of ministry of foreign affairs whose son i tutor. It just makes me wonder what kinf of job i might get in this miserable country where no one even knows my uni. I really do feel miserable. I have ALWAYS been a top-class student and now I don't know what my academic future is going to be!