After doing a brief search on the forums under the query of "student life," I was curious to find that the nearest thing was this thread about unemployment (up to 3 years ago):
Without being too
personalspecific, here goes - I am currently an undergraduate, who is going to graduate in roughly 6 weeks in a computer-science related degree. I thought this'd be a good time to reflect on past experiences and wondered what other people's university experiences here have been, assuming that a fair proportion of people here have been at a university.
In my case, starting university for me (my first year) was a new experience, not being near parents for an extended period of time, so I was free to go out and explore this "new environment." However, as the work piled on I gradually have started to dislike my current institution and have grown ever more conscious of the idea that academics actually have almost no interest in students, particularly undergrads (who actually do very little to benefit academics in specific, besides paying wages in the UK to an extent).
In particular I've started also to become increasingly fearful of non-students that live in the vicinity/same areas as students, as they tend to heavily dislike them (who wouldn't? Why would I wish to live next to people that party every week and make noise well into the night?)
So here I am now suddenly finding that without loads of seemingly pointless coursework to do and no lectures which I have to otherwise "pass my time" at - I'm quite relaxed.
So, what's been the case with the rest of you?