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18 Ways University Doesn't Prepare You For The Real World

It doesn't actually teach you how to adult.

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1. University doesn't really prepare you for looking office appropriate.

HUNGOVER IN THE WRONG LECTURE & IN ADDITION HAVING A BIG RAZ STAMP STILL IMPRINTED ON MY FOREHEAD. NOT COOL

If you're wearing clean tracksuit bottoms in a lecture, then it's a good day.

2. Napping at work is also frowned upon.

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But napping in a lecture is obviously 100% acceptable behaviour.

3. You only get paid three times a year.

Which is actually probably quite good for budgeting practice, but also very annoying.
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Which is actually probably quite good for budgeting practice, but also very annoying.

4. And you can't pull an all-nighter everytime a deadline sneaks up on you.

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Well you could, but you'd also have to be in the next day at 9am probably.

5. You probably won't live in walking distance from all of your friends ever again.

And you'll definitely never bump into so many all the time.
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And you'll definitely never bump into so many all the time.

6. Though that also means you won't have to avoid so many people.

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Leaving uni means no more bumping into that regrettable one night stand in the supermarket again, unless you're really unlucky.

7. In the real world not all alcohol choices are based on the most cost effective way to get drunk.

8. You won't have quite so much time for binge-watching marathons after uni.

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Though miraculously, you'll still find time to squeeze them in.

9. In the real world people generally have breakfast before noon.

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10. And it's advised to eat a varied and balanced diet.

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Mushroom flavour Pot Noodle does not count as one of your five a day.

11. Not all nights out will be strictly themed.

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12. And walks of shame will never be so obvious ever again.

13. You'll never get as much free stuff ever again.

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Fresher's fair is just a contest of who can get the most free pens.

14. You'll never have most of your social life organised for you again.

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15. And you'll never be persuaded to buy so much stash.

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You need the new hoodie every year obviously.

16. It's not really accepted to grill your colleagues on their love lives.

But this is basically what the quiet bits in lectures are for.

17. It's pretty likely that you'll never actually need all the stuff you have to learn ever again.

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18. And they definitely don't teach you all the boring, but very important stuff, like pensions and taxes.

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No, no, that would make adulthood way too easy.