16 Things Your Parents Will Never Understand About Your Life at University
Being a student can be the most challenging thing a person can go through without the added pressure of having to explain everything about university to your parents. If you have the same problems, you will know how much your parents don’t understand the following things.
1. The fact that your student loan doesn’t stop you from becoming poor af.
— Tomithy (@TommyDryburgh) April 14, 2016
2. You actually are capable of looking after yourself. Sometimes.
3. But if you do ask for help, it doesn’t mean you’re incapable.
Shoutout to my parents who think I can't survive uni
— courtneyh (@CourtneyHarper_) May 11, 2016
4. And if you haven’t spoken to them for a few days, it probably doesn’t mean you’re dead.
5. You can live off pasta for every meal of every day.
worst thing about moving back from Uni is that parents don't get that cheese on pasta is always tea whenever u don't know what else to do
— ellie (@_elsb) October 28, 2014
6. And all that fruit juice you mixed into that cocktail the other night definitely counts towards your 5-a-day.
7. Your student house will cost an arm and a leg and it will probably be tiny and mouldy. But that’s the way it is.
8. Just because you’re procrastinating, it doesn’t mean you’re not stressed.
9. In fact, it probably means you’re more stressed than ever.
Uni work has me pic.twitter.com/Ho7g7b4sTn
— LINA M (@LinaMpolase) March 14, 2016
10. Your addiction to Netflix is not a bad thing in the grand scheme of things.
realistically we come to uni to watch Netflix away from the judgement of our parents
— Lydia Horton (@Lydia8331) February 26, 2015
11. And your constant need for sleep is just a sign of how hard you’re working when you’re awake. Honestly.
12. Not knowing what you’re doing after uni yet is not the end of the world.
13. And neither is the possibility of not getting a first.
me: got a first at uni
parents: why didn't you get a first+
— ╰☆╮ (@39914O51) March 27, 2015
14. You’re not necessarily going to end up getting a graduate job straight away.
Told my parents that I probably want to travel after I've finished with uni and they looked like I'd smacked them in the face, with a fish
— Claire Murphy (@ClaireLouiseAnn) March 28, 2016
15. Or even a job that relates to your degree.
16. And as much as you love your student life, you’ll always love home more.
Love how uni makes you appreciate home so much more, cringe but true
— Hattie Belger (@Hattie_Belger) March 12, 2016