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13 Life Lessons We All Learn At Uni

University isn't purely academics. The higher education experience is full of important life lessons, like how to be independent... and how to heat up noodles.

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1. No matter how old you get, you may still need to rely on your parents for some things.

2. Two-minute noodles are your one true saviour.

Tomato sauce is your most reliable friend.
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Tomato sauce is your most reliable friend.

3. Your credit card is for emergencies, not for a round at 2 a.m.

4. Group projects are never, ever going to be a decent experience.

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There's always at least one person who doesn't lift a finger and gets rewarded for it (and that may or may not be you).

5. Bills are not optional.

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If you damage your credit now, it can come back to bite you later down the track.

6. Choose a degree based on your passions, not future salary.

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If you love what you're studying, it will pay off. Learn how to budget properly and any job is doable.

7. The best work is always done at 3 a.m. or 6 a.m.

8. It's impossible to have too many pens.

Seriously. Not. Possible.
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Seriously. Not. Possible.

9. Avoid signing up for early morning classes if you can help it.

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You're not going to them, you're just not. (And if you do somehow make it, you're never staying awake.)

10. Keep an emergency bank account that isn't immediately accessible.

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Because sometimes you're going to spend all the money you have, and then you're going to try to spend whatever else you can get your hands on.

11. You may never find a romance as great as the one you have with sleep.

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But maybe some day you'll come close?

12. Everything seems so much less daunting when your room is clean.

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Not only does mess spawn weird smells, it seems to promote procrastination as well.

13. Learning to be independent is hard but totally worth it.

Uni is a treasure trove of knowledge; you'll come out the other end with several vital life lessons in your inventory. Want to come out with some savings, too? Check out CommBank's Student Options to get discounts across a range of banking products.