An exclusive revelation into student life at Bournemouth University from one of Buzz’s own, Me – Dom Belcher.
Having been a university student for just over 3 months it’s time to address the stigma attached to the label of ‘fresher’.
Before embarking on this adventure of self-discovery, including my alcohol tolerance level, how long I can survive without vegetables, and whether I have the common sense to work a washing machine, I was aware that University was going to be good, bad, and ugly all rolled into one.
I just didn’t know it could get this good, this bad, and this ugly!
So lets start with the good
University students possess an abundance of creativity when it comes to procrastinating.
Who knew what you could do with nothing more than plastic cups and water rather than finishing your assignment!
Researching and preparing pranks for your housemates is far more interesting then Harvard referencing your paper.
Further good points would include becoming very familiar with the malleable nature of both cling film and foil!
There are moments of bonding between one and your flat mates, none more so then the communal cooking of a Christmas dinner (christened ‘Flatmas’).
The bad would include being able to make a 15 minute walk take 4 hours in the early morning stagger home after student night, which is every night by the way!?
The inability to get an early night can be the beating of some students, as can having to cook your own dinner every night.
But for many, if not all students, living on a budget is the hardest part of all.
— Rob Ransome (@rob_ransome) December 12, 2013
Is there any hairdressers in London that can cut my hair for free? #StudentProblems
— Ben (@benjgm1) December 12, 2013
Managing your weekly shop so that you can still afford to attend at least three of the student nights in town (three is an acceptable number, although many expect more) may lead to the consumption of nine pence noodles for dinner!
And finally the Ugly:
The ugly, is ugly. Very ugly.
This can range from sleeping in your own vomit to falling asleep with phallic images drawn in marker pen on your face (or sometimes both!).
Walking the streets home opens the eyes to many disturbing student activities.
Drugs are everywhere. How students get the money for this I’ll never know.
Getting hold of drugs is a different matter.
As you can see in this article, door to door sales of illegal highs happen in student accommodation.
Never the less, by attaining the perfect (and legal I hasten to add) balance of student life, I hope to survive to continue to bring you the inside story of student life!