What kind of uni student are you?
All of us start tend to start every new uni semester saying that we’re going to be more organised, be more social, go to every 9am lecture (lol as if), get a high distinction average and so on. But what kind of uni student are you really?
The High Achiever
You’re the Hermione Granger of your degree. You've pre-read all the textbooks before the semester has even started, printed off all the readings and your study notes are even better than the lecturer’s notes. Everyone wants to be in your group for assignments because you never get anything lower than a high distinction. You always try to be modest when grades are released or when you’re selected for the Dean's list – what a surprise!
You have definitely skipped more days than you're actually allowed to, but you somehow still get away with an acceptable attendance rate. You rock up late to group assignment meetings and sometimes just go MIA in the group chats. If they gave grades for procrastinating, you would get a high distinction – you've definitely mastered that skill! Even though you pulled an all-nighter submitting an assignment, you still get by with a half decent mark, making the other students who had been working on it for the last few weeks secretly hate you because you still did better than them.
The Popular One
You’re always invited to parties, uni events, balls – you name it and you're invited! You have several group chats going at any one time and no surprises, you’re most likelt to get nominated as the organiser of the next uni faculty ball. You’re able to pull off any look including rocking up in Ugg boots (even in the summer). You're never seen without at least a few friends around and always end up knowing someone in your tutorials at the beginning of each semester.
You can be seen early on a Monday morning on the main uni drive or in front of the library handing out fliers and encouraging passing students and staff to sign your new petition for free uni breakfasts or saving animal lives. You’ve always been passionate in what you believe in and uni gives you the perfect platform for you to make your voice heard.
You're not from the city you’re attending uni at, may that be because you’ve voyaged from overseas or just from a neighbouring state or city. You need a bit of time navigating the streets, but you have no problem finding the best coffee joint for those early morning tutorials. People love your accent and learning more about where you’re from. You love to travel and this is just your next adventure for the semester or for the entire degree. You're pretty independent and you'll never pass on the chance to end the week with a few friends at the pub.
The Party Animal
There's always a few of you out there that go out several times a week, always up for a good time! You know all the best places to go, cheapest drinks and the best dance floors. You're the life of the party and you always have a good group of friends around when you go out. You know how to pull off the sunglasses and thongs look when you're hungover the next morning at 9am lectures and somehow you’re still able to go out the following night for the next uni pub crawl.
Monique is studying a Bachelor of Media with PR & Advertising at UNSW. She is a lover of animals, chocolate and is a travel enthusiast.