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18 Things You`ll Only Understand If You Studied at Goldsmiths University

We all know that Goldsmiths has its…quirks. You can choose to moan about them, or celebrate them, but no matter how you deal with them, we Goldsmiths goers can all give an understanding nod to the following things.

1. The involuntary sigh of sympathy when you hear that someone is living at Batavia Mews.

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2. Feeling an inexplicable protective love for New Cross.

It’s a bit of a dump, but you love it anyway. Besides, it looks nice sometimes.

#newcross #goldsmiths #earlybus

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3. Friday nights invariably mean Amersham.

Which also means losing your dignity somewhere on the dance floor.

As much bread as you like, old dates, DJ sets from non-existent DJs, the best company.

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4. Having a magical, hangover-curing fry up at Goldsmiths Caf is often the best part of going out.

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Greasy Spoon #breakfast #greasyspoon #goldsmithscafe #drpepper #theheavybreakfast

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5. The bizarre and occasionally horrific sights that you will witness in the gender neutral toilets at the SU.

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6. Having to accept how disorganised the university can be at times.

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7. And that you’ll need to explain to people again and again that Goldsmiths does in fact do subjects other than Fine Art.

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8. Occasionally feeling like the only way to fit in is to dye your hair an unnatural colour.

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9. Or that you’ve committed social suicide if you dare to turn up to a 9am lecture in jeans and a jumper.

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10. The internal battle that rages between wanting to try the delicious sounding menu but then being unable to bring yourself to venture into a place called ‘Birdie Num Nums’.

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11. But knowing you have to try the face-sized burgers at Chinwag at least once.

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12. Going to The Fat Walrus just to see this legend.

The site of the Old Haberdasher has suddenly become popular now that it’s got itself some plywood tables and puppy Baloo.

Typical day at the office #working #pubdog #baloo #sillypuppy #lurcher #pub #newcross #SE14

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13. The fact that campus is the only place where vegans and vegetarians actually get better food options than meat eaters.

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14. If you didn’t know what weed smelt like before going to uni, you do now.

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15. Jeremy Corbyn is God. You will be hunted down and lynched if you dare to suggest otherwise.

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16. In fact, if you venture even the mildest of right-wing tendencies you may as well accept that your Goldsmiths days are over.

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17. Learning that the only night Club Sandwich is busy is Freshers’ Week. And that’s because the poor dears don’t know any better.

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18. And that, in spite of all of its faults, you wouldn’t want to study anywhere else.