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27 Lessons You Learn The Hard Way When You Go To University

Of everything you learn at university, these are the lessons that stick with you.

1. It’s important to look your best on photo day.

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2. Missing one seminar means missing them all.

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3. Everyone did a gap year but you.

And they all want to tell you about it.

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4. Triples and Quads exist and they will be forced upon you in Freshers’ Week.

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5. You will always live with at least one person you hate or who creeps you out.

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6. And uni is actually just like high school sometimes.

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7. Not all lecture halls look like this.

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8. 90% of your uni is probably made of concrete and conveniently wasn’t shown on the prospectus.

9. Wikipedia is both a blessing and a curse.

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10. A-Level didn’t teach you that much and you’re not as intelligent as you thought you were.

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11. And just because you liked studying something in college doesn’t mean you’ll like it at degree level.

12. Second year is 100 times harder than first year.

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13. The 1% between 69 and 70 is the hardest percentage point to get.

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14. Everyone wants you to do something for them.

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15. You don’t really need to buy every book on the reading list.

16. And the bookshop on campus is about 75% more expensive than everywhere else.

17. Thousands of pounds really doesn’t go very far.

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18. There’s always too much pasta.

19. Making eye contact with a lecturer is enough to make you want to drop the module.

20. And when lecturers say “there’s no such thing as a stupid question” they are lying. There is, and it’s yours.

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21. Local residents really don’t like you.

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22. If you take a library book home over a holiday, it will be recalled.

23. Avoiding your supervisor may seem like a good idea at the time, but it will never end well for you.

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24. It’s impossible to revise in an untidy room.

25. Or on an empty stomach.

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26. Final year comes around very quickly.

27. And saying goodbye to uni is the hardest thing you’ll ever do.

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