22 Times University Made You Say “What Am I Even Paying For?”
Uni is crazy expensive. You have the best time, but sometimes you can’t help but wonder what you’re paying for…
1. When the lecturer just read from PowerPoint slides.
2. And was clicking through the slides too fast for you to take notes.
3. When you realised you have about five contact hours a week.
4. And your uni schedule really wasn’t preparing you for the real world.
5. Especially in final term, when you’re basically just paying to do assessments.
Uni is paying people to make you do things you don’t want to do.
6. When attendance is recorded so you have to come up with good excuses to miss seminars.
“But I’m literally PAYING YOU for this seminar?!”
7. When there were no seats in the library.
8. And the one book you needed for your assessment was never available.
Because everyone needed it. And there were about 3 copies.
9. But if you return a book late you get fined. A lot.
And if the fine is over a certain amount, they won’t let you borrow anything else.
10. When living in halls cost you all of your student loan.
So it’s massive overdraft or no social life?
11. Only for the cleaners to leave angry notes about you not cleaning the kitchen.
12. And you had to pay individually for every wash and dry of your clothes.
So you probably just didn’t bother.
13. When you were dragged out of your accommodation hungover to participate in a fire drill.
14. When you had to pay to print every assessment.
Like two copies of a 30 page double-spaced dissertation. Seems reasonable…
15. And you had to wait 6 weeks for feedback but only had an hour and a half to do the exam.
16. When you realised you have to pay to hire graduation robes for a few hours.
17. And how much graduation photos cost.
Don’t even talk to me about buying the £30 DVD of the ceremony.
18. When it cost you more to get a drink on campus than you could get one for in town.
19. When you realised the uni prospectus was not at all representative of your student life.
A group of smiling students stood in front of a pretty building you’ll never see. Misleading.
20. When you finally left and the alumni association asked you for a donation.
So they could sell the uni experience to future freshers.