University In Your First Year Vs. University In Your Final Year

Even though the experiences can be so different, one thing unites them both. Alcohol.

1. First year: You go to every single Fresher’s event, even the ones that you find diabolically awful.

Final year: You ignore every single fresher’s event, and for a long period of time every single fresher…

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2. First year: You brag to friends about how much reading you’ve still got to do by your next seminar.

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3. Final year: This is you from now until next June.

4. First year: You discover this wonderful place called the Uni library where you can study with your mates.

5. Final year: You go to the library to study alone. THE PEOPLE IN THE LIBRARY MUST WORK IN SILENCE.

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You go to the library to chat to your mate all day and then grab a mocca chocca latte? Die.

6. First year: Your overdraft starts to freak you out.

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Final year: You are seriously, seriously considering giving Debt Free Direct a call.

7. First year: You watch daytime television and mock people who get it wrong on quiz shows because they’re clearly not as smart as you.

8. Final year: Just before your exams you watch University Challenge, shout out the answers and score less than the University of Exeter.

9. First year: You show off your left-wing beliefs by putting a Che Guevara poster on your wall…

10. Final year: Fearing unemployment you apply for every graduate opportunity at PwC and KPMG.

11. First year: You think that the housemates in your halls are going to be your FRIENDS4LIFE…

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12. … but three months later you decide that you never want to see most of them ever ever, ever again.

13. Final year: You’ve moved in with your best friends! This is the best decision you’ve ever made…

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14. … but two months in you decide they are your mortal enemies.

First year: You take the brave step and join some student societies. The total you go to is…

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15. Final year: You help RUN a society, but having responsibility and a title doesn’t inflate your ego.

16. First year: You go out Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, a bit on Friday and Saturday.

17. Final year: YOUR ESSAY IS DUE IN 8 DAYS TIME…

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18. … so you only go out on Monday, Tuesday, a bit of Thursday AND oh sod it Friday AND Saturday.

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19. First year: It’s been epic, and although you will miss it… you can’t wait for the year to finish.

20. Final year: You REALLY don’t want University to end. Like, please never end. OH GOD. DON’T END.

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