Menu

Want to write an article like this?

Try it!

16 Unfortuante Realities of Christmas When You’re a Poor University Student

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… unless you’re a poor student with an empty bank account. In which case, not so much.

1. Your Christmas tree isn’t actually a tree.

Who knew they were so expensive? 10/10 for improv, though.

2. And you definitely can’t afford presents or a proper Christmas dinner for your uni house.

via giphy

via giphy

3. So the best you end up with is basically just pre-drinks with a Tesco Value Yule Log.

via giphy

via giphy

4. Lack of money has changed your perspective so much that socks are genuinely welcomed as a gift

via giphy

via giphy

5. In fact, you’ll pretty much be grateful for any present.

The more boring and functional the better, tbh.

via giphy

via giphy

6. And finding a tenner from a relative in a card is like finding a winning lottery ticket.

via giphy

via giphy

7. But it makes you feel even more guilty for the basic presents you bought for people.

If you bought any at all.

via tumblr.com

via tumblr.com

8. As exciting as the Christmas markets are, there’s absolutely no chance you’re paying £5 for a hot dog.

via tumblr.com

via tumblr.com

9. And Aldi’s mulled wine and beer work just as well as the market stuff.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

10. Given that you can’t afford to join in with a lot of the Christmas-y events, you feel under pressure to just study instead.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

11. But even that doesn’t happen.

So now you feel twice as bad. You’ve done nothing Chrismas-y and you’ve not done any work either.

via giphy

via giphy

12. If you have a job, you feel inclined to pick up any extra shifts you can to earn a tiny bit more money.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

13. And if you don’t, you’ll constantly be berating yourself for not sorting one out.

Especially if lots of your friends have jobs and so are always too busy to meet up.

via tumblr.com

via tumblr.com

14. The fact that you still have to pay rent on your uni house even though you’re not there for a month is deeply upsetting.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

15. And the cost of public transport at this time of year is even more soul destroying. 

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

16. Especially if your parents had to pay for the ticket.

via pinterest.com

via pinterest.com

But, in spite of everything, at least it makes you appreciate going home all the more.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

Want to write an article like this?

Try it!