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13 Things You Complained About as a Student That Seem Ridiculous Now

We were young. We didn’t know.

1. Getting up at 9am for a lecture once a week

Such sleep privilege. It hurts to think for the rest of the week you could stay in bed past midday. Now, you’re up at 6am every single day – even on weekends because your body clock is a sadist.

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2. Paying around £2 to use the campus laundrette

You only washed your clothes once a month anyway, resulting in a total laundry bill of £4 a month (if you used the dryer). Nowadays you never see the end of washing work clothes which is costing you much more in energy bills.

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3. Student loans

Granted, the Student Loans Company are a nightmare to deal with, but the amount we complained about getting ~free~ money is pretty painful. If it was the paperwork that pissed you off, you’re certainly not free from that struggle now you’re a graduate.

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4. Having so much to read

“I can’t believe I have to read half a book today. What a pain” said every student ever. If only you could spend your days like that now.

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5. The price of your rent

Extortionate at the time, but you’d give anything to be paying that now.

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6. The effort of filling in a council tax exemption form

If only you could endure this now. Your wages come in, council tax goes out.

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7. Not having enough time

LOL

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8. Going out so often that you could recite the DJ’s setlist song for song

“I wish they’d play something else” – it’s a hard life being free to go out so often, eh?

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9. Hangovers

Which you conveniently got over in time to go out again that night. Now, you’re still struggling from that one night out two weeks ago.

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10. Student elections

“Democracy? Fuck that.”

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11. Locals with their noise complaints

The harbingers of boredom. Except you’ve now become one, and those students across the hall are really getting on your nerves…

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12. Lecturers not putting their slides on Blackboard 

Concentrate? At university? Never.

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13. Paying £2.50 for a drink because it wasn’t pound-a-pint night. 

Now you sit crying into your lager because you didn’t get any change from a £5 note.

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It was the good life. If only we knew it.