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36 Things Everyone Who Studied At Keele University Will Understand

#KeeleBecause of Squirrels.

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1. No one knows where Keele is.

It's halfway between Birmingham and Manchester FYI
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It's halfway between Birmingham and Manchester FYI

2. Walking to campus from Hawthorns takes about three months.

3. And walking back there after a night out takes about six.

(If you even make it back)
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(If you even make it back)

4. The smell of manure to greet campus dwellers in the morning.

5. Months can pass before you need to venture outside the bubble.

6. Horwood is in fact Soviet Russia.

7. And let's be honest, Keele is a very radical university.

We even became an independent country for a time.
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We even became an independent country for a time.

8. Only posh people live in Lindsay Court.

9. And Lindsay Court is pretty much a castle looking down on the peasants who just live in normals halls.

(An artistic representation)
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(An artistic representation)

10. The entirety of Chancellors Building is a near impossible maze.

11. Let's be honest even final years still get lost.

12. Silent Study = Be as noisy as possible study.

13. Trying to find a computer in the library during exam periods requires patience and cat like reflexes.

14. We will defend that Quidditch is a REAL sport.

Photo taken by Aynel Tekogul / Via Facebook: AynelsPhotography

15. But I'd get out the way whenever KUBE radio decides to fundraise.

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16. Getting a photo with this is compulsory.

17. Trying to work out Keele's micro-climate is IMPOSSIBLE.

Just pick - are you snowing, raining or sunny?
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Just pick - are you snowing, raining or sunny?

18. Just where the **** is the Observatory?

19. You're pretty sure the Squirrels are getting ready to take over.

It's just a matter of time.
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It's just a matter of time.

20. Living any further out than Newcastle takes ages to get to uni.

21. Admit it you were confused too when you found out Stoke-On-Trent was next to Newcastle.

22. And admit you ducked the first time someone called you Duck.

23. Despite having a 9am Thursday morning you'll still get drunk Wednesday night.

It's the SU's fault for putting the big night on a Wednesday!
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It's the SU's fault for putting the big night on a Wednesday!

24. Any night that ends in Liquid always spells trouble.

25. Eating Chips, Cheese and Beans (or Gravy) is a must.

For without the hangovers would be too unbearable.
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For without the hangovers would be too unbearable.

26. Unless Tea and Toast is on.

Free Tea? AND Toast? Count me in!
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Free Tea? AND Toast? Count me in!

27. Despite this food a few too many nights have ended up in Keele Woods...

28. This is the only building that anyone ever shows of Keele.

29. Both the Keele Rock Appreciation Posse and the Keele University Netball Team have amazing abbreviations.

30. Broken Biscuits and Pringles from Select and Save are your life force during all-nighters.

31. You've tried to defend that Keele isn't actually in Stoke.

And that you're not a Stokie.
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And that you're not a Stokie.

32. No work gets done before your morning visit to Le Cafe/Costa/Blend.

33. Keele has always had a very productive relationship with Staffordshire University...

34. ...by productive I mean a rivalry equal to no other.

Just try beating us at Varsity you Polytechnic!
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Just try beating us at Varsity you Polytechnic!

35. This man is a complete legend.

His name is Neil Baldwin, there's a film being made about his life.
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His name is Neil Baldwin, there's a film being made about his life.

36. And after all there's a reason we're first for student satisfaction in 2014!

Nothing beats our amazing squirrel-filled university atop a hill. Nothing.
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Nothing beats our amazing squirrel-filled university atop a hill. Nothing.

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