19 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Studied at Glasgow Caledonian University
Being a student at Glasgow Caledonian is certainly a unique experience.
1. Starting the semester in a panic as you look for the new uni entrances after the refurbishment.
“It was right there just a couple of weeks ago!” “WHERE DID IT GO?”
2. And having to find a sheltered spot in the winter to have a cigarette and hide from campus security.
We might sympathise with the “no smoking on campus” policy, but no amount of extra layers can prepare you for the wind chill.
3. The printer network can always find a way to stop you from printing out your work right before it’s due in.
4. And there are genuinely times when you somehow cannot log in to any of the campus PCs.
How can this be.
5. Always being prepared to fend off promoters outside the campus gates during Freshers’.
They aren’t big on taking no for an answer.
6. At some point, everyone gives in and goes to one of the events.
What’s the harm?
7. But finding out it’s at Kushion is mildly devastating.
You get there and are instantly reminded of why you “don’t go there anymore”.
8. Someone’s always up for a drink or two at Walkabout after class.
Or maybe even in between classes.
9. The heating is constantly set to “fry everything in the room”, which makes lectures impossible.
Staying awake through an hour or two of class on a hot day isn’t a thing.
10. You’ll never really adjust to the ridiculous queues for the lift first thing in the morning.
11. Then the awkward silence once you finally get in almost makes you wish you hadn’t.
12. And there’s always that one person who gets off the lift after only one floor.
13. The Association Building’s 24-hour computer lab is ideal for all-nighters.
But you’re bound to procrastinate and lose all track of time.
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— Holly Jones (@Holly_Jones93) October 10, 2016
14. And you learn to avoid the rec room bean bags, but there’s nowhere comfortable in the lab itself when you need to rest.
So at some point you just end up crashing at your desk.
15. The canteen at Hamish Wood is home to the best coffee you’ll ever pay less than £3 for.
16. Trying to navigate the packed Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during graduation is impossible.
It’s like swimming in hot, BO-scented tar… Was that too descriptive?
17. And as you go on more nights out, you become increasingly aware of the ‘university accent’.
It appears to be spreading.
18. Referring to almost any point in the city centre as being “10 minutes away” and yet still finding it surprisingly easy to get lost.
19. But it’s worth it to be in this great looking city and amazing place to study.
You can’t help but feel pretty lucky to study in Glasgow.