Top 10: Why I Love Being A Student

18 May
Simply put, this is a compilation of why being a fulltime student is awesome.
 
  • You are surrounded by young, like-minded individuals capable of engaging, intelligent conversation and discussion. That is not to say the people in this bracket aren’t fun to go out (partying) with too.
  • Midnight snack runs. BP and McDonald’s make a killing between 00:00 and 04:00 in this town. There’s nothing quite like a late night ice cream after hours of slogging through psychology, or a cheeseburger for breakfast before you go to class, without having gone to bed.
  • Organised social events, such as koshuis (residence) dances, a derby knockoff and numerous music festivals. I could really go on with the list of events we have on campus for a while… You get to dress up, and have fun with a horde of students as keen to be there as you are. 
  • Having a random morning/afternoon off from class. Wine tour! Or you can hit the beach, or do pizza and beer at one of the local hangouts… Or just sleep.
  • Having the energy to go out all night and still make all your classes the next day. Because those spontaneous evening that should never have happened are the best.
  • Having the option to attend chemistry lab classes, or basically any lab classes. Who doesn’t want to have fun with ridiculously expense equipment, or make your own crystals made out of who-knows-what.
  • Everything is a group outing. Voting. Eating. Class. There’s always someone around who’s on their way to go do the same thing you are.
  • Half of the businesses in town cater almost exclusively for the students. As a result, every possible service, shop or preferred pub atmosphere can be found within walking distance.
  • I’m a bit of a nerd. There’s a library.
  • (Depending on whether you got your degree in a useful major,) you are set for life. Fairly good job, and salary on average 80% higher than a high school graduate. See: http://money.cnn.com/2006/10/25/pf/college/census_degree/index.htm

What’s not to like…

Far too accurate.

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4 Responses to “Top 10: Why I Love Being A Student”

  1. Omair May 19, 2011 at 4:21 PM #

    the best part s being able to hang out with friends. Having fun, those birthday parties, those late night studies before exams, those result days, those long walks…. all that…. u never get to have that once your professional life starts….

  2. pinkpolkadot May 21, 2011 at 12:03 AM #

    I like this!

  3. Ruhan Robinson May 21, 2011 at 4:33 AM #

    I can totally identify with much of what you are saying about being a student, since it is quite awesome! The bit about the library though… Not that great! Maybe Maties just has a better library than Tuks but then again… The law library is awesome! I’m arguing in circles, aren’t I?

    • schroeds May 21, 2011 at 11:26 PM #

      Hehe! A little bit… Nah, I’m just a bit of a geek.

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