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18 Foolproof Ways To Identify a Final Year Student On Campus At This Time of Year

Final years are easily identifiable at this time of the year.

1. There seems to be a near-constant look of panic in their eyes.

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2. And it’s increasingly evident that they’re lying when asked if they are OK.

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3. They can often be heard mumbling under their breath about deadlines and word counts.

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4. And you can break them by simply whispering the word “dissertation” in their direction.

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5. If you visit the library, you’ll witness them occasionally look up from a screen and remember that the outside world exists.

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6. And if you stick around long enough, you might even see them cry into one of the many books in front of them.

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7. Their irrational anger is almost tangible when a first year dares to so much as breathe near them.

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8. And all hell is guaranteed to break loose if one has the audacity to sit at their table in the library.

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9. While everyone else looks stressed but relieved when handing in an essay, they just look resigned to their fate.

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10. Their attempts at relaxing or taking a night off are unmistakably poor.

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11. In fact, they appear to be made up of 50% Red Bull and 50% stress.

And 0% chill.

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12. They flinch at the slightest mention of anything to do with the future.

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13. And can occasionally be found looking lost and slightly broken outside your university’s careers department.

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14. They appear to be in a permanent state of disbelief at how fast the time is flying.

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15. And can be spotted suddenly attempting to tick every single item off their university bucket list.

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16. If you spend too long in their company, you can feel their fear of the future start to rub off on you.

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17. You can also witness them becoming over-emotional about the thought of doing student-y things for the last time.

Last reading week, last lecture in this particular lecture theatre, last time they have to plan an essay.

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18. But, if you’re still unsure you’ve identified a final year, just ask them this: “Where do you think you’ll be this time next year?”

That will definitely work.

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