26 Things You Learn To Hate About University
When you first start university literally everything is amazing. But it doesn’t take long for you to change your tune.
If you don’t hate it yet, just wait. You will.
GPRS’ slower cousin and the bane of your life.
3. The cost of printing.
Seriously? £9k a year and I can’t even print out an essay without paying?
4. The Grease Megamix at the end of every night out.
Seriously. Stop playing this. Also: Linkin Park feat. Jay Z’s Numb/Encore, Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now & The Killers’ Mr. Brightside.
5. Blackboard / Turnitin.
As if writing an essay wasn’t bad enough, you have to endure the ordeal of submitting it online. Particularly stressful at the last minute when you’re surfing through link after link trying to find page you need.
6. Group work.
You’re either hating on the idiot who isn’t pulling their weight, or you’re the idiot. Either way, it’s just awful.
7. The race for library books.
Why is it that the book you need is always unavailable?
8. Having the same Saturday night for weeks on end.
You play the same drinking games and end up in the same club listening to the same DJ set drinking the same paint-stripper vodka and stumbling into the same people you don’t want to see. Every week.
9. Minimal contact hours.
At first you were thrilled to only have to get out of bed for 6 hours a week. But as you get into your course and want to learn more – not to mention make the most of the mammoth tuition – seeing your lecturers just once a week becomes frustrating.
10. The price of “required” textbooks.
I’m sorry perhaps you didn’t notice I’m actually a STUDENT.
11. Emails to all students.
12. Facebook groups for your course.
What are you still doing in it? Seriously just leave the damn group, there’s nothing for you there but whining and show offs.
They automatically hate you which makes you hate them. The cycle continues.
Scandalously expensive and there’s never a free machine.
15. Own-brand supermarket products.
16. Meetings with your personal tutor.
They know you don’t know what you’re talking about. And you know that they know. It’s all just a nightmare.
17. Waiting for your grades.
Refreshing the page so much it logs you out.
19. Living with mould.
20. Having to beg your landlord to do basic things.
21. And generally everything to do with your student house.
22. Post-it notes.
23. People putting pennies in your drink.
24. Club promoters.
Sorry guys, but it’s true.
25. Harvard referencing.
The most useless thing ever. As soon as you perfect it you’re graduating and will never have to use it again.