8 Signs You're a Final Year Student

1) Living in the library

This place has become a second home and your first port of call in times of stress, making your ‘lunch break’ the most exciting part of your day.

You have designated your favourite working space and have learnt all your friend’s ones too – which is just as well seeing as you now seem to do most of you socialising there.

In fact, you have even endured the sound of the library closing bells, a far cry from your fresher days when you didn’t even know how to take out a book.

 

 

2) Laptop lives permanently on ‘sleep mode’

Can’t remember the last time you turned your laptop off properly? Me neither. It’s official, you’re a tabaholic.

No matter how hard you try, there is always something that you can’t quite bear to minimise for fear of losing a precious article, google search, or let’s be honest, your online shopping basket…

But either way, final year is definitely taking its toll on your electronic device, which is increasingly starting to sound like a toy helicopter…

 

 

3) ‘I have so much work’

No matter where you go, the same desperate cries about ever increasing workloads seem to prevail…

Not only this – but it seems that whoever you speak too always has more work than you…I mean, c’mon guys, it’s not a competition…

 

4) Priorities

Gone are the days when every night resembled an opportunity to go out.

In fact , talk of having had a great night has since been replaced with discussions about how much or rather how well you have been managing to sleep of late…thus the rush to find tickets for Gatecrasher Monday is a thing of the past and instead, you find yourself hurrying home for Grand Designs and an early night.

 

5) Coffee

Having spent your younger years thinking that drinking coffee was 1) grown up and 2) quite simply gross – you are now officially hooked. In discovering the life changing benefits of caffeine, your levels of productivity and general everyday functioning are now entirely dependent on that large Americano…

 

 

6) The D word

Yes you guessed it - The Dissertation. Looming over your final year like a persistently dark cloud. Your week now revolves around finding an article that makes that 2:1 look increasingly like a potential cut and paste job…

 

7) Hangovers

Who knew; hangovers are actually real. Devastating I know, but powering through is no longer an option and the thought of more than two nights in a row is a monumental struggle few are willing to contemplate…

 

8) A fear of time

With the end in sight, panic and hysteria has firmly set in. Time has gone ridiculously fast and you are starting to realise that  a concerning number of people expect you to have some form of clue as to what you want to do with your life…

And to this, there is sadly only one answer;