13 Signs You’re A UKC History Student
If you’re studying History at Kent you almost certainly won’t be in a lecture or seminar right now, so you may as well read this article. History can be a fascinating mid-afternoon stroll through the beautiful garden of the past but at other times it can be pure hell. You go for weeks with no work and then the next thing you know there’s three essays due in, a group presentation and you’ve got more reading to do than Santa at Christmas time. It’s a roller-coaster and all historians can relate to these struggles…
1. You get extreme essay stress.
When you’re used to a life of Netflix and bed, assignment time brings on the stress and panic like nothing else. You research and research and then there’s no time left to write the thing!
2. You never stop reading.
Moodle quickly overtakes Facebook as your most visited webpage, as logging in to get to your readings becomes a regular occurrence.
3. The Templeman is basically your home.
Forever on the hunt for books that some mug has moved around means bookshelves become your new best friends and the library café your new favourite restaurant.
4. As is Jstor.org.
Journals are life. Jstor is life.
5. You get lost in Rutherford looking for your seminar leaders.
It’s always a noble quest trying to track down a tutor.
6. You get a lot of free time…
What are contact hours?
7. …which you waste.
‘I’ll do it later’. The biggest lie ever told.
8. So you moan about going to lectures and seminars.
‘I actually have to leave the house today? I’m too busy for this!’
9. Everyone thinks you’re going to be a teacher.
Apparently it’s the only possible career path open to us now.
10. You think historical jokes are the best things ever.
Especially when they’re about UKC.
11. You wonder why this costs 9 grand a year.
Looking at the newly built history office though I think we know where our money is going.
12. History Society nights out are the only thing that keeps you going.
13. But secretly you love it.
It’s by far the best course around. You get to feel like Indiana Jones, regularly unearthing mysteries from the past, and there’s always enough blood and gore to keep you on the edge of your seat on a Monday morning.