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    Jul 8, 2014

    36 Things Every St Andrews Student Knows To Be True

    May Dip, anyone?

    1. St Andrews is, without a doubt, the most beautiful place in the world.

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    How many other people can say that they went to university on the beach?

    2. It's a place where every student is best friends with their first year warden.

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    Which makes university feel a bit like boarding school.

    3. Everyone dresses like this.

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    Hunters, Barbour jackets and red trousers have become your uniform.

    4. And every minor event is celebrated with a beach bonfire.

    5. All the best St Andrews nights out involve port and cheese.

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    6. Then move onto a Bop.

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    Where you'll exclusively meet freshers and retiring professors.

    7. And end at Dervish.

    8. The next morning, nothing will cure your hangover like a North Point pancake.

    9. Which you definitely needed after Raisin Weekend.

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    Let's be honest: you didn't make it past 10pm.

    10. St Andrews may only have one nightclub.

    11. But that's OK. No one knows as many '00s hit as DJ Ian.

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    12. You understand the importance of never stepping on the PH.

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    13. Or forgetting to wear your gown.

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    14. Or resisting sex with your academic family.

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    15. And if you do forget, there's only one thing for it.

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    It's time for a May Dip. And nothing is colder than swimming at 5am on 1 May.

    16. Every time you go home, your family ask if you've met your prince yet.

    17. You haven't.

    18. And every time they visit you, you play golf here.

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    19. Which means you've got a picture of yourself on this bridge.

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    20. You've also got a picture of yourself with a celebrity during Dunhill. It's probably Hugh Grant.

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    21. You're never more than 10 minutes away from all your closest friends.

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    That's because St Andrews comprises three streets.

    22. Unless you live in DRA.

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    More like D faR Away LOLOLOLOLOLOL.

    23. Which is just as well because you never see your home friends anymore.

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    Your term times are inexplicably entirely different from every other university.

    24. You know that going to Tesco between 4-7pm means queueing for at least three hours.

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    25. But if you go to Sainsburys, you'll inevitably bump into all of your professors.

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    26. A combination of American and Scottish traditions make up your calendar.

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    Burns Night and Thanksgiving are the best.

    27. But Christmas and May Ball are the most magical times of the year.

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    Kinkell Byre almost feels like home.

    28. It's unreasonably difficult to find a seat in the library during revision week.

    29. And it's impossible to avoid being bombarded with leaflets in campaign week.

    30. You'll never understand why there's a fashion show every week.

    31. Or why you've been celebrating the 600th anniversary for the last decade.

    32. You've been on an awkward first date to the Pier.

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    33. And celebrated the end of your exams here.

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    34. You know that a pier jump marks the start of summer.

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    35. And there's only one way to celebrate the end of your degree.

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    36. But best of all, now you've got friends all over the world.

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