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21 Things Every Final Year University Student Knows To Be True

You won’t understand the meaning of the word ‘struggles’ until you get to final year.

1. From the get-go, your social life is pretty much out of the window.

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2. You find yourself doing some serious grovelling to lecturers for when you need advice or academic references.

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3. The library basically becomes your second home.

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4. Meaning you rarely get to spend time with your flatmates chilling at home.

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5. Unfortunately, group projects still exist.

The stakes are high, and so are tensions.

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6. Journal articles and secondary scholarship suddenly become your worst nightmare.

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7. Even if you don’t have a final year dissertation, there’ll be times when you wish you did.

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8. But if you do have to write a dissertation? Well, it was nice knowing you.

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9. You soon realise you’ll have to reference about a billion books in total.

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10. And you’ll hit the Google Books viewing limit every single day.

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11. Drowning your sorrows in alcohol becomes a regular activity.

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12. It feels like final year modules are ten times as difficult as everything you did in previous years.

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13. So you find yourself snacking on motivational treats to force yourself to work even more than usual.

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14. Which doesn’t help your wanting to be healthy.

They should rename Freshers’ Fifteen to Final Years’ Fifteen…

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15. After Christmas, the pressure of final year hits you like a ton of bricks.

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16. As you start to realise that you’re actually going to have to act like a grown up soon.

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17. You promise yourself that you’ll apply for grad jobs as soon as applications open up.

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18. But, in reality, you have no clue what you actually want to do after graduation.

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19. You’ll spend an inordinate amount of time wondering why you didn’t study harder throughout your degree.

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20. And have way more existential crises.

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21. But even though final year feels like an emotional rollercoaster, you know you’ll miss it when you graduate.

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