19 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Studied at Durham University
There’s no cocktail like a Quaddie. 💜
1. The prospectus had you thinking that everywhere in Durham looked like this:
2. But you actually ended up living somewhere more like this:
3. Your college still to this day defines you as a person.
4. And no rivalry will ever equal that between Bailey and Hill campus.
5. Except maybe the one between every college and Hatfield.
6. Anyone who said the matriculation ceremony didn’t make them feel like they were in Hogwarts was lying.
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7. The pressure to buy stash was real.
Feel free to do the most questionable sport so long as you get that purple crest.
8. And you soon reached a point where it felt strange not to be wearing it.
9. You never realised how many different ways one could cook a potato until you ate in your college.
10. The marker of good formal was how many secret drinking games you could play under the nose of your college officials.
11. And was a charity fashion show a charity fashion show if you didn’t end up drunk and half-naked?
Spoiler: the answer is no.
12. Having to walk anywhere more than half an hour away was not acceptable.
Especially in the Winter.
13. And if there was a flood that didn’t cause the power to go out in Elvet Riverside you felt cheated out of a cancelled lecture.
14. The Bill Bryson was more a place for buying great snacks than anything else.
15. That feeling when you had to get a book from the moving shelves.
16. There’s no night like a Klute night.
Just don’t forget your Klute shoes.
17. And no cocktail like a Quaddie.
If you did a quaddie-quaddie challenge and lived to tell the tale then congrats.
18. How big and exciting Newcastle always seemed in comparison to Durham.
19. And the irony of starting your graduate journey in a graveyard.
If you can’t look forward to having your whole life ahead of you in a graveyard, when can you?