16 Things Everyone Who Studies Politics at University Will Understand
“Does watching House of Cards count as revision?”
1. Immediately starting to question life and society as you know it.
Studying politics in uni has made me so bitter and cynical of everything tbh
— Melissa Friend (@funnygirlmel) June 26, 2016
2. And accidentally ending up in political debates outside of uni all the time.
You know you're a politics student when you go out for food/to a gig and spend the majority of the time talking about #ChilcottReport
— Hannah Gale (@hannahnoddy) July 6, 2016
3. Wishing people would stop automatically assuming that you want to be a politician.
Or Prime Minister.
4. And learning that it’s easier to hold your tongue when people start incorrectly discussing politics.
5. Actually changing plans so that you can watch some real life political drama unfold.
You know you're a politics student when you arrange your day around watching #PMQs
— Rebecca Hutchinson (@CF_Rebecca) September 16, 2015
6. Or binge watching a fictional one and calling it revision.
Hopefully watching House of Cards counts as politics revision
— Conor Johnson (@conorhj) June 15, 2016
7. The joy of finally getting your head around a really complicated aspect of political theory.
8. Only to then discover that several new books have since been published that contradict everything you just learnt.
9. Occasionally not even knowing how to respond to some of the dubious ideas thrown around in seminars.
10. Especially when you then see some of them discussed by actual politicians.
“If you’d been been in our seminar last week I could’ve told you that wasn’t a good idea.”
11. Not quite believing how many people don’t know the difference between a Politics degree and a Law degree.
They are completely different..?
12. And dreading something happening before you graduate that could render your research kind of irrelevant.
Imagine I spent three years at uni studying European politics and we've left now 😂😂😂😂
— go away. (@Bazilla_k) June 24, 2016
13. Feeling theorists and their theories slowly take over your life during exam season.
You know you're a politics student when 'alright den' corrects to 'Amartya Sen'
— Perdita (@PStollerX) May 16, 2016
14. And worrying that you won’t actually make it to the end of your degree.
Me at the start of uni vs. Me now pic.twitter.com/PqPR3iwCqv
— carolanne (@carolannee_) April 26, 2016
15. Because although it can be great at times.
I'm loving studying politics at uni, so enlightening.
— GERLAK (@COLMMGERLACH) October 27, 2015
16. You can’t help but wish sometimes that you’d studied a slightly less controversial subject.
why did UK politics go and get ridiculous just as I study it at uni
— Rhys (@rethresher) July 9, 2016