14 Struggles Every Swansea University Student Has Experienced At Least Once
You’d never want to be a student anywhere else, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a struggle sometimes.
1. Attempting to conquer the Mega Beast.
It’s so good. And it ensures you don’t have to eat again until at least 5pm. But if eating all that’s not a struggle, what is?
2. Never really knowing if you’re pronouncing Wind Street correctly.
Some say it like “binned”, others like “mind”. But nobody cares when you’re all drunk on £1.50 Vodka Red Bulls in Revs.
3. Listening to the same songs, in the same order, every single week at Tooters.
Wonderwall and Mr Brightside were highlights – but increasingly less so after the tenth week of hearing them. You probably know the playlist back to front now.
4. Going to Singleton Park in the day and thinking it’s so pretty, then being mildly terrified of it at night.
5. ‘Overheard at Swansea University’ is a goldmine of hilariousness, until it’s all just people looking for things they lost when drunk.
At least there are gems like, “Varsity, it’s just sports day but with more booze,” and, “Honestly man, I’m so poor now I go to Sin Savers just for the toast”.
6. The nightmare that is sitting through a Friday 9am lecture after going to Sin Savers.
Indie anthems pounding in your head become the soundtrack to PowerPoint slides that you’re too hungover to take in.
7. With your shoes still sticky from the night before.
Good luck finding a club with a stickier floor than Sin City.
8. Standing out for the way you speak (if you’re English).
After hearing a string of Welsh dialects, a home counties voice sounds even posher than usual.
9. And realising you’ve chosen one of those unis that actually has exams on Saturdays.
As if exams weren’t bad enough.
10. The regular battle that is trying to connect to Eduroam.
11. And finding somewhere to get your dissertation bound.
Why do the uni binding services not open on key pre-deadline weekends?
12. Trying to get used to those purple bendy buses.
13. Especially when they aren’t on time.
But hey, there are few better ways to get around the city.
14. But after enduring all these struggles, you know that the worst struggle of all is the thought of having to leave one day.
Being at Swansea is the best time of your life. Let’s just not graduate.