It’s common to be looking forward to your student years, if you are not already there, and to look back on them with a fondness for those of us who are already looking at those times in the rear-view mirror of life. But there are an awful lot of clichés associated with these years and without advocating abandoning the traditions and activities that make these years we should look to see how it is best to make your time at university the best possible
Having An Awful Low-Paid Job
Now we’re not saying that students don’t need an income, far from it, we realize that most of us are not lucky enough to have a completely free ride, either from a scholarship or rich parents. But this doesn’t mean we need to work all our spare hours in a bar or a store leaving little time for study or socializing, there are many ways of making money from bonuses for academic performance to small self-employed things like pet-sitting or even start a real part-time business using online skills such as design, marketing, writing or whatever else you can do.
Getting Drunk All The Time
Getting wasted has often in the past been considered a rite of passage for students but these days it’s expensive and we know a lot more of the long-term negative health effects, we have even seen recently a university in Scotland, of all places, to be closing it’s bar as students are less interested in drinking. We know a social life is extremely important when studying but that doesn’t need to be drunken socializing.
Eating Terrible Junk Food
We may have been used to the idea that students eat bad diets, from overly processed ready-meals to buying greasy, fatty take away food. It’s not too difficult to make your own meals and this has the advantages of being both a real money-saver and much healthier for you as you know exactly what you are eating and there are loads of examples of easy to prepare cheap student meals that almost anyone can make.
The Awful Fashion Choices
You might not think it now but what you think is expressive, individual or cutting-edge fashion now might, to the outside world, just make you look like a bit of a twonk! In these days of everything being broadcast all over social media you can be sure that any fashion-related mishaps will be there forever for all to see. Here we can see a selection of the worst! It may seem OK now but you’re going to have to live with your legacy here!
Talking Authoritatively About Stuff You Don’t Know About
This one just to round off is don’t be that smug student, know it all (that’s the polite way of phrasing it) and we all had one of these types in our college class, that guy or girl that has a half-baked, poorly researched opinion on everything. Don’t be that guy, everyone hates that guy!