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22 Things Only University of Glasgow Students Will Understand

As the 4th oldest university in the UK, The University of Glasgow boasts a long and illustrious history.

However, over the years, we students have brought more than a few of our own traditions to this fine institution…

Here’s a few of the weird and wonderful things that only students at Glasgow will understand:

1. Learning the ‘Here we, here we, here we fucking GO!’ chant within your first week and deploying it on most nights out.

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2. Walking around the main building and pretending you’re at Hogwarts.

An experience greatly enhanced when wearing robes at graduation.

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3. Instantly judging someone based on whether they’re GUU or QMU.

And those you can’t categorise are probably too cool for either. Obviously.

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4. This X-Rated statue outside the Gregory Building.

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5. Collecting friends from every place in the UK and relentlessly mimicking their accents. Badly.

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6. Drinking this when things get desperate.

If it’s good enough for the monks…

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7. Being asked if you’ve ever had a deep fried Mars bar by everyone who hears you study in Glasgow.

NO I haven’t, but YES, I have been actively looking for one since fresher’s week.

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8. Going to Viper on Monday, against your better judgement…

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9. …and consequently getting on first name terms with the guys at BBQ Kings next door.

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10. Developing a superhuman tolerance to the cold.

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11. Taking your life into your hands when walking up Gibson Street to get to/from the library in the ice or snow.

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12. MOODLE.

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13. Congregating in Kelvingrove Park whenever the sun makes a rare appearance.

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14. ‘Getting married’ to your friends in ABC or Arches.

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15. Fully understanding aw the patter.

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16. You’ve spotted Frankie Boyle, Kevin Bridges, or Paolo Nutini around the West End at least once.

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17. Heading straight to Jinty McGuinty’s on St. Patrick’s Day.

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18. Powering through till 8am at D*** F***** for free bacon sandwiches.

12 hours of Céilidh dancing is hungry work.

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19. Taking a 30 minute detour to your lecture just to avoid student campaigners on election days.

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20. The pain you feel when realising you’re out of printer credits on level 10 of the library.

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21. Mourning the infamous HIVE Thursdays.

Sticky floors + podium dancing + ‘Pints of Fun’ = great night out.

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22. Reacting like this when anyone makes disparaging remarks about Glasgow.

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We’ll miss you, Glasgow.