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17/09/2012 at 19:22

Welcome to university!

What are you studying? What are you drinking? Will you avoid food poisoning and STDs? What crazy politics will you get involved with?

Feel free to change the tense and reminisce on past exploits if you don't fancy imagining a new student life for yourself


17/09/2012 at 19:25

Do we have to study then? Dang I wanted a life of doing nothing. (and drinking tea if that's ok with you).

17/09/2012 at 19:35

You have to pretend to study. It's a pretext to having a lot of fun

Apparently, I actually studied... 

17/09/2012 at 19:38

I did share a house with seven French men though...

17/09/2012 at 19:44

Yes, I'd like to feel a little fresher. Where can I do this?

17/09/2012 at 20:23


18/09/2012 at 16:44

I'm a second year now. So there.

(Someone described me as a mature student but they didn't know me very well)

18/09/2012 at 18:01
They just meant old Mike
18/09/2012 at 18:22

I hope you showed your maturity by stuffing bread in the lock of their room so they couldn't get in after a heavy night.

Actually that probably wouldn't work now all the locks are probably electronic swipe card things.  I remember when locks were locks..........

18/09/2012 at 18:48
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

I did share a house with seven French men though...

Me too but it was in France

18/09/2012 at 18:56

Locks were locks in my house. And one of the French men was actually Albanian. It was in France or Albania though - it was in Coventry

18/09/2012 at 20:33

I'm actually a real student (mature student of 36), and just about to start the second year of my law degree.

I went to one fresher's event last year and was apalled at how the universities promote binge drinking at fresher's events.

I hardly drink at all now.

20/09/2012 at 22:21
It's ok, you just look like a scruffy student to me
20/09/2012 at 22:23
It's only taken me a year to work out that 'im indoors and my daughter are in the same year of their studies
20/09/2012 at 22:28

KK - been there. I had a kidney problem at the time so got out of drinking.....

Pethead    pirate
20/09/2012 at 23:02

About to start 3rd year myself - getting serious now, even though it's autumn/winter term I need to remember I'm in fact studying Biochem, not majoring in X/C and minoring in Biochem 

seren nos    pirate
21/09/2012 at 07:00

Can I be your landlord..............last university I wanted on the weekend wanted £196 for a room and 3 meals a day...........

21/09/2012 at 09:16
Hash wrote (see)

I hope you showed your maturity by stuffing bread in the lock of their room so they couldn't get in after a heavy night.

Clingfilming the loo pans was another good one ... in someone else's hall, of course.

22/09/2012 at 20:56

We've just received our 2nd year timetable. Last night we were discussing on Facebook what time we have lectures, seminars and tutorials. One lass of 19 was saying that she thought it was so unfair that she has a 9am lecture on Wednesdays, as she goes out clubbing every Tuesday night and doesn't get to bed until 4am. She said that she's not going to bother going to that lecture.

As a mature student in my mid 30s I remember that at her age I was slogging my guts out in a factory and working 6 til 2 one week, then 2 til 10 the following week. I often used to put overtime in when I was on late shift and end up doing 2 eight hour and 3 fourteen hour shifts a week when it got really busy.

Moaning about a 9am lecture interfering with her clubbing. Why the hell is someone like her at uni anyway?


...teenagers of today.

Pethead    pirate
22/09/2012 at 21:00

Rickster, I'm at a pretty decent university and people still do that. Seems to be a fact of life. Maybe the dim students are too dim to realise lectures are important and the clever ones think they're so clever they don't need to turn up 

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