10 Things You’ll Only Understand if You’re a Student

Students get a lot of flak. Yeah, we have lots of free periods, long holidays and weekends full of parties but we need this time to reflect, grow as a person and plan our lives. Or something.

There are a few things only poor, stressed out students understand, though. And here they are…

Living off limited food choices. Pasta, tinned tomatoes, cheese slices and takeaway kebabs – and then repeat for the next three months.

Darth Vader and a Kebab

Cheap travel is your best friend…


Procrastinating. This is an ART, a relevant life skill we tell you!

Time is just an abstract concept gif

The sheer panic and worry that looms around exam time and coursework deadlines…

Ross from Friends stressed

Wearing jeans all the time. (Because, let’s face it, you don’t have to wash them for weeks.)

Jeans are part of me

Free food always means a big turnout…

Katy Perry Free Food

Taking on obscure fashion choices or obsessing about the most random interests. (Like wearing bandanas or making your own compilation cassette tapes – see also procrastination above.)

Cassette Tape

That feeling when the student loan hits the bank – woohoo!

Mid-week drinking – Make it a Big One Monday, Tequila Tuesday, Wine Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday…

New Girl Drunk

The feeling when the inevitable happens and your laptop (without insurance, of course) dies the night before an assignment is due in… NO I DIDN’T SAVE IT IN THE CLOUD FFS!

Stressed computer illustration

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