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21 Things You’ll Understand If You’ve Been On a Placement Year at Uni

If you’ve done a placement year during your time at university, there are some things you’ll definitely understand.

1. The unanticipated stress of trying to organise your placement.

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2. And the euphoria of actually succeeding.

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3. Celebrating the fact that you won’t have to suffer coursework or exams for an entire year.

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4. Not to mention the fact that you’ll be getting paid.

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5. But quickly realising that the working world is no joke.

Not even when you’re only on a uni placement.

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6. The awkward moment when you meet your manager for the first time.

And hope they don’t realise how inexperienced you are and fire you on the spot.

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7. Going to your first meeting and struggling to pretend that you’re a “real” adult.

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8. And suddenly realising just how much responsibility is on your shoulders.

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9. The ritual of explaining who you are and why you’re there gets old real fast.

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10. And commuting every day becomes the bane of your life.

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11. As well as all the early starts.

You’d basically give anything for a 9am lecture these days.

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12. All of the photos of your friends who aren’t on placements having fun at uni feel like a personal attack.

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13. Especially now you’ve realised they’re going to graduate before you.

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14. Feeling like you’re not getting anywhere in your placement and reflecting on your life choices.

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15. Which makes finally earning even the smallest praise so much better.

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16. The disappointment of discovering how little the placement year actually counts towards your final grade.

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17. And the struggle of still having to work when everyone else has finished for summer.

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18. Not really knowing how you feel about the prospect of going back to uni.

I want to be a student again but…I want to carry on earning money…but I also don’t want the responsibility of working…

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19. Because you’re not sure you remember how to be a student any more.

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20. Either way, you vow not to take final year for granted.

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21. Because now you know what’s waiting out there for you.

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