It may seem counter-intuitive, but Rachel Knott of the University of East Anglia’s Concrete thinks there’s surprising wealth in the life of a student, if you look in the right places:
With the new academic year about to go into full swing, many of us are anticipating the return to the penny-pinching student budget.
No more free food, laundry and electricity at all hours of the day. We’re paying our own way again. Ouch. It hurts even more if you couldn’t find a job over the summer.
It’s not all doom and gloom though. If you ever need a pick me up when you’re enduring another dinner of supermarket brand soup, remember: being a student is not that dissimilar to behaving like you’re stinking rich.
Now, of course, that sounds ridiculous. Students are poor. We live off overdrafts and count our coppers like their diamonds.
We’re not actually rich, but there are many facets of student life that don’t set us too far apart from how the other half live. Although there are, shall we way, slight differences.
We have two houses
It may not be an exclusive villa in Monaco with a walk-in closet and infinity pool but students studying away end up calling two places home…
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