Here’s Every Single One of The Cliques You Will Encounter at University
Whether on your course, through extra-curricular activities, or just around campus, you’ll be familiar with the little cliques that form as you navigate yourself around uni life. Cliques such as these…
1. The chummy group who’ve been friends since halls.
It’s mind-boggling to you how they managed to sustain the awkward first year/halls friendships for so long.
2. The Politicos.
Everyone knows who they are but won’t know how or why. They have collected many different titles, each as meaningless as the last. They will probably run for a sabbatical position in the Students’ Union… maybe they’ll win, maybe they won’t– either way, no one’s going to care.
3. The Sports Teams.
Usually hot, always annoying. Can drink a lot and oh, don’t they like to tell you about it! They’re pretty laid back most of the time, but do have a tendency to overestimate the quality of their banter.
4. The Drama Lot.
These guys are really nice when they’re on their own but when together become almost unbearable. It’s hard to keep track of who’s slept with who because, well, they all sleep with everyone else. They always assume you know who they are talking about when telling you a story about someone you’ve never met.
5. The Journos.
These guys know everything that happens on campus before you do and are a little bit too smug about it. They’ve made themselves a few enemies who like to slag them off when they’ve had a few beers – but it’s water off a duck’s back because they live for the drama.
6. The Library Gremlins.
These people are total workaholics. Can be seen in the Library day and night and will bail on your plans for a “library sesh.” It’s acceptable if you’re in third year, but first year library gremlins in particular should take a long hard look at themselves.
7. The Medics.
These people work hard and play hard. Most of their friends are also medics and they constantly bring up really specific medicine-related in-jokes. You wish you could be as put-together as them, but it all seems like far too much effort.
8. The ones who are out every night.
Their Facebook profile is 90% club photos and you’re not sure if they’ve been to a single lecture all year. They will miraculously get their essays in on time despite never being spotted working. They probably do that obnoxious thing where they line up all their alcohol bottles on their window sill.
9. The ones who do nothing outside of their degree.
These people have a relatively healthy work-life balance but seem to be averse to joining any clubs or societies. They hang out with their housemates, do their essays, go on the odd night out and will finish with a 2:1. But lets be honest, what was the point of that?
10. Then the ones who graduate with a decent grade through having done absolutely NOTHING.
You can’t help but feel a wave of resentment when you discover that they managed to get a 2:1 when they (seemingly) did barely anything to earn it.
11. And finally, your own clique.
No group of friends, of course, is better than your own.