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10 White Lies All University Of York Students Tell Their Parents

Sometimes your student life at York isn’t exactly as your parents would like to imagine. A little white lie every now and then might be for the best…

1. “Yes, I’m keeping up with all my work. I’m at the library right now!”

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What you really mean:

I’ve been to the Costa machine for a break three times in the last two hours and I’ve written several Yaks about other people in the library but none of my essay.

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2. “I’m coping with my deadlines, and I’m pretty sure my tutor loves me.”

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What you really mean:

I’m one of the lucky students who gets emails like this.

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3. “My attendance is just as good as it was in school.” 

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What you really mean:

I’ve mastered the art of avoiding almost everything with a combination of self-certifying, unexplained absences and hoping for the best. But… I haven’t been kicked out yet!

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4. “I went out for a few quiet drinks with some friends at a place called Dusk last night.” 

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What you really mean:

We each got ourselves two rounds of 2 for 1 cocktails, made friends with a load of strangers in the smoking area and joined their night. Which pretty much ended with me crying by the Efe’s van at 4am for no apparent reason.

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5. “It’s so beautiful here, the Minster, the gardens, the little winding streets…”

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What you really mean:

I only “see” town at night when stumbling out of a taxi and into a club.

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6. “I made it to my 9am lecture after my night out last night, so yeah I’m coping with student life pretty well.”

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What you really mean:

I got 3 hours sleep last night and then all I learnt today was that if you fall asleep on campus, or embarrass yourself in anyway, it is going to be documented on Snapped or Yik Yak.

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7. “I’ve made so many great memories.”

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What you really mean:

I don’t actually have ~that~ many memories, but club photographers like Kluens have been really helpful documenting my time at uni so far.

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8. “I’ve joined loads of societies!”

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What you really mean:

I’ve JOINED societies… that is as far as my commitment to any of them has gone.

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9. “I need more money for books and a food shop. Please.”

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What you really mean:

I’m slowly starting to remember my antics at Revs last night and deeply regret taking my card with me. I also really want to go for drinks tonight so please help.

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10. “There’s a lot of cool stuff on campus: Nisa, Courtyard, two gyms…”

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What you really mean:

I am haemorrhaging money seriously do something.

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