22 Reasons Why 3rd Year Is Actually The Best Year of University
Despite dissertation stress and the pressure of graduation edging closer and closer, your final year manages to trump the rest.
1. You sieved through the losers, idiots and boring people and found the perfect group of friends.
2. You still fight every now and then, but compared to first year it’s a breeze.
3. The parties are better.
No longer just a group of awkward strangers who can’t agree on what music to listen to.
4. You get to look down on everyone else with wisdom and pity.
5. You finally start to feel like you’ve learned something.
6. And not just academically, you now have all the life skills.
7. You might even be able to cook a decent meal.
8. You can hold your own in a meaningful debate with housemates or people on your course.
Whereas fresher you just cowered in the back.
9. Your seminars and lectures are much more refined.
After choosing modules you’re actually interested in, you find it a lot easier to get out of bed to attend.
10. You’ve been there long enough to create fictional rivalries with people you don’t like, motivating you to get better grades than them.
11. You no longer get lost at university.
12. And always know where to find a free computer in the library.
Stress, reduced. Kind of.
13. You know the best places to go – and where to avoid – on a night out.
14. You even know the bouncers.
(Particularly which ones hate you)
15. And despite having more work than ever, you still manage to party like a fresher.
Showing everyone else how it’s done.
16. The threat of graduating only makes you more determined to enjoy your time as a student.
17. So you begin to savour EVERYTHING.
“Guys, this might be the last time we walk down this road eating a kebab”
18. And it makes people more willing to do things.
3rd years just don’t know the meaning of the word “no”.
19. Overall you end up doing more in this year than you did in the previous two combined.
Time management: tick. Add that to your CV.
20. The May/Summer Ball is made for 3rd years.
All the feels.
21. And when you’ve handed in your final essay and all your exams are finished, the relief is like nothing you’ve experienced before.
22. Then all that’s left to do is enjoy the last few weeks you have in your student house. BBQs and freedom all the way.
All the while convincing yourself it’s okay to put off the job hunt until you actually graduate.