Postgrad student Emily Henderson* shares with you what she has learnt about life through postgrad study, so far.
*Emily is writing under her pen name so you can’t judge her on how she folds her sheets!
- Everyone is pretending to be an adult.
- Undergraduate has too many exams. Like, seriously. Google is everywhere.
- The morning is actually a really useful time of day.
- No one understands my topic. Including me.
- For the first time as a Kiwi I’m a minority in my own country. The world is BIG, and the paths people take to get ANYWHERE are so diverse.
- Just because I deserve a scholarship, doesn’t mean I’ll get one #alwayspoor.
- My mum was right I fold my sheets the wrong way.
- Postgraduate study is like working in a full time job but getting away with only turning up 3 days a week.
- Procrastination is a fabulous resource to realise how much more successful everyone else is.
- Undergrads seem to think I’m some sort of foreign species. It’s fun watching them out my window when they think I can’t see them.
- No one cares that I failed Latin in my second year now, except my mum.
- Studylink gets progressively more unhelpful and moving out of home seems progressively less likely.
- Facebook is now a way to network.
- Facebook needs to burn all the photos from my undergrad.
- Facebook needs a note function so I can remember where I met all these people.
- The work force is overrated. Never join it. Stay in the comfort of university forever #yourstudentloangetswipedwhenyoudie
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