The 11 Types of Student Every Final Year Will Recognise By Now
After weeks of good food, warm beds and Sky+, the beginning of the end is nigh for final years returning to their second to last ever semester at university. By this time, they will likely recognise some, if not all, of these types of student.
1. The one who’s already applied for loads of jobs.
How do they find the time?! In spite of all the essays, exams and the fact that we’re barely into the second semester, they’ve somehow managed to apply for every grad scheme under the sun. Meanwhile, you’re still struggling to just get out of bed in the morning.
2. The one who’s determined to avoid all final year responsibility for as long as possible.
Their persistent nonchalance when it comes to university often makes you feel as though you’re taking it all far too seriously. You fear for them but also kind of respect them too.
3. The party animal.
Your newsfeed is literally littered with selfies, group photos and official club snaps from their many nights out. It’s a good thing too because if it wasn’t for these pieces of evidence you wouldn’t know they were still at university. It’s final year, but they don’t care – life is for the living after all.
4. The over-achiever.
This person is unintentionally driving everyone nuts with their apparently unstoppable success. They’ve got their future planned, they consistently achieve firsts and somehow manage to turn up to every seminar being more prepared than the seminar tutor. Please teach us your ways, oh mighty one.
5. The couple who’ve been together since first year and are
annoyingly still going strong.
When most of us are committed to our favourite Netflix series, these two are committed to spending every spare moment with one another. The library, the club, the shops, they come as a duo. In fact, to see one without the other causes mild panic and confusion.
6. The Sports Captain.
They’ve been waiting since first year for this title so they’ll damn well make the most of it. The last time you saw them not wearing their official society trackies was at their mental football social last week when they were suited in their team tie or when they did a naked calendar that one time. Forget final year, this person is constantly in the process of organising their team’s next practice and can be identified by their ever present sports bag and excessive use of ‘mate’.
7. The sofa sloth.
They know it’s final year. They’re all too aware of how much work they still have to do. And they’ll do it…right after this episode has finished. And the one after.
8. The one who’s been travelling and can’t get over it.
They did a year abroad and now they’re back in the UK to face final year. The problem is, after all the travelling and culture and adventure, they’re feeling even less optimistic about writing that dissertation than you are.
9. The BNOC.
The Big Name On Campus. It doesn’t matter that they’re nearing the end of their academic career; this individual is a rising star in many a field and is known far and wide if not for their banter then for their seemingly never full timetable and wish to know as many people as possible.
10. The one who’s in a permanent state of panic.
Final year has caused this person to be constantly on edge. If they’re not freaking out because they left their essay to the last minute again, then they’re having a nervous breakdown because they’ve convinced themselves they’re going to fail spectacularly and be disowned by their family. To be honest, there’s a bit of this person in all of us, some are just better at hiding it.
11. And the one who’s just so done with final year.
They just want it to end already.