7 Students You Are Bound To Meet At Uni

17th September 2018 Jess Kadel Accommodation, Study

You’ll have been told over and over that university will make for some of the best years of your life. New people, experiences and possibilities are all right on your doorstep. If you’ve never before lived away from your family, you’ll be desperate to find out who you’ll be sharing with for student living. No doubt you’ll have plenty in common with the majority of your new flat, however, there’ll likely be some characters and personalities you may not have come across beforehand.  To give you a little peace of mind, we’ve created this visual guide to give you some insight into what and who to expect. Here are 7 students you’re bound to meet during freshers’ week.

Related – London Freshers Week – The Ultimate Guide

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7 Students You are Bound to Meet at Uni

University is all about branching out and meeting different kinds of people. You won’t get along with everyone, but it helps to know roughly what to expect. We’ve put together this general guide showing 7 students you are bound to stumble across while at uni.

The Neat Freak

This person likes their personal space and leaves a slight scent of lemon zest wherever they go. Their room is the hygienic haven of the flat and the kitchen isn’t too far behind thanks to them.

Spot them: The person nervously eying the spilt beer at pre drinks

Good for: Keeping the kitchen consistently clean

Bad for: Leaving passive aggressive post-it notes

The Hermit

The hermit is the flat recluse who never leaves their room. You saw a glimpse of this person once upon a time during moving in day and now you’re wondering how they’re still eating. Maybe branch out to help the hermit get out of their shell.

Spot them: You won’t

Good for: Not taking up valuable kitchen space

Bad for: Socialising

The Drunkard Lad

The token drunkard lad came to uni exclusively for Fosters and fornication. With a fridge shelf armed with various vodka bottles, the drunkard lad is easy to find. Freshers’ week is every week in his eyes and thus studies are not a priority.

Spot them: At the students’ union, any night of the week, pint in hand

Good for: Never saying no to a night out or upping the numbers at the flat party

Bad for: Attending lectures

The Activist

The activist seems angry at everything, but more than happy to share their views with anyone willing to lend an ear. They’ll spend their Saturdays attending or even leading some kind of protest.

Spot them: That person always sharing petitions on Facebook

Good for: If you need any kind of political rant

Bad for: Starting heated debates

The Know-It-All

The know it all is that person who received 5 A*s during A level and therefore feels obligated to correct anyone who slips up, in a very public way.

Spot them: That person correcting grammar on Facebook and sharing how high they scored in quizzes

Good for: Being the go-to person when you have an academic enquiry.

Bad for: “How did you not know that?”

The Artsy One

Studying either art, design, music or theatre, the artsy one will come 2nd place to the gap year goer as the most cultured one in the flat. They will, however, win first prize when it comes to any fancy dress event, thanks to weeks of crafting.

Spot them: That person with vibrantly coloured hair and carrying a constant smell of solvent

Good for: Inspiring your next bedroom makeover

Bad for: Referencing artwork, literature, or theatre no one has heard of

The Inseparable Couple

This pair were together since high school and have consequently followed each other to uni, armed with His and Hers towels. Unaware of their nauseating behaviour, they finish each other’s sentences and treat everyone to many a PDA if they attend pre-drinks.

Spot them: By each other’s side, all the time

Good for: Playing mum and dad of the flat

Bad for: Using “we” at the start of every sentence.

Nobody’s perfect so it’s important you don’t discount the above individuals as potential friends. University is all about meeting interesting people and having new experiences, so try to enjoy it!

Good luck!

Jess Kadel

Jess Kadel

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