You are all students. And I can pretty much tell you that is where the similarities end.
|Students of Nan Hua High School gathering in the School Hall. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The people that you meet at university are the people who you'll live with and share the experience with, but I have come to believe that every student at university will fall into 5 distinct categories.
The Socialites - These are the students who spend their lectures as time to meet new people and plan nights out. They are well adapted to deal with the massive hangovers that they suffer, often seeing they as trophies that must be obtained for the night to be deemed a success. It is expected that they are members of a society or other such 'clique'.
The Foreign Exchange - These are those students whose home country isn't the UK. They are hardworking, studious, incredibly polite and can be found congregating in large groups of similar nationality. They are most likely to be found in the library late at night as they cram work in.
The Purposeful - Those students who know what they want to be, how to get there and how long it is going to take them. They are avid note takers, and are found with their hand attached to either their notepad/ipad/their goal. They have a way about them that makes those who do not know what they want to do feel even worse about their predicament.
The Drifters - These students are those who have only come to university for the reason that they do not know what else to do with their time. They are not yet ready to be working full time and although they enjoy their independence, they like to know that they always have someone at home to rely on. They pass the year in the middle ground and just drift from week to week, waiting for the student loans and holidays.
The Sponges - These students are the ones who seemingly do not have to study or revise. They absorb the lecture and seminar material without much trouble and can regurgitate it when necessary, leaving them time to work and play whilst everyone else is panicking about exams.
Which one are you?