The underwhelming and overwhelming intricacies of university life

Public transport—am I right? Although many students drive (I am told the parking is terrible and expensive), many others opt to take the bus to and from university. Depending on where you live, the bus may be as frequent as once every ten minutes, or as infrequent as once every few hours. Either way, there’s a plethora of students you learn to befriend on the commutes. I have become familiar with the students on my bus, who is doing what subjects, and who I share a lecture with. These new friendships have taught me to appreciate the hour-long trips to and from UOW.

Public transport—am I right? Although many students drive (I am told the parking is terrible and expensive), many others opt to take the bus to and from university. Depending on where you live, the bus may be as frequent as once every ten minutes, or as infrequent as once every few hours. Either way, there’s a plethora of students you learn to befriend on the commutes. I have become familiar with the students on my bus, who is doing what subjects, and who I share a lecture with. These new friendships have taught me to appreciate the hour-long trips to and from UOW.

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University has its perks—flexible timetables, a personal environment, and a bar right in the middle of campus. However, there are often nights of intense studying, or assignments that keep you up until the wee hours of the morning. I think we can all agree that, at one point or another, our desks have been trashed to the point of no return, and our mugs of coffee have been filled and refilled too many times to count. While the rest of our house mates are sound asleep, we’re frantically typing, researching, and crying, and our desks are often the place for a few hours of sleep when the tiredness just takes over and our eyelids finally give in...

University has its perks—flexible timetables, a personal environment, and a bar right in the middle of campus. However, there are often nights of intense studying, or assignments that keep you up until the wee hours of the morning. I think we can all agree that, at one point or another, our desks have been trashed to the point of no return, and our mugs of coffee have been filled and refilled too many times to count. While the rest of our house mates are sound asleep, we’re frantically typing, researching, and crying, and our desks are often the place for a few hours of sleep when the tiredness just takes over and our eyelids finally give in…

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