Every university has their own set of unique students with unique personalities. Kind of like how every restaurant has its own special menu (not my greatest analogy, Sue me). Some of them look dead to the world and some are just happy they even made it, it’s a circus. I’ve compiled a list of some of the people you’ll always run into at the University of Kent. Warning: it might make you want to drop out.
1. The fashionista
You may notice when you first go to the University of Kent that international students take it to the next LEVEL when it comes to dressing up. One day they’ll show up in a fur coat and the next in stilettos, who knows? They just somehow manage to look like they’ve come out of a magazine catalogue every single day and it’s truly magical.
2. The overachiever
This is that one student who tries to be at the top of their class and with the highest grades and think they can accomplish that by becoming best friends with the professors. They would talk to them outside of class, always offer to do extra help, and in the end get really salty when their grades don’t match their level of annoyance by the end of the term.
3. The MacBook user
There’s always just one person in every single class you attend in university who just happens to own a MacBook and would love for the ENTIRE world to know that they have a MacBook. You’ll always hear them slamming their fingers on to the keyboard writing a hundred words a minute when literally the only words the professor has uttered where their name. We get it. You take notes. You have a MacBook. Move on.
4. The silent but deadly One
You’d think you know everyone for who they really are but people always have a way of surprising you. This is the student who doesn’t utter any word for weeks, fades into the background, always invisible. Then one day that same student will raise their hand and say the smartest thing you’ve ever heard and receive the highest GPA and you’ll still be surprised by them.
5. The one who’s always on a verge of a mental breakdown
You may encounter this person at Drill Hall Library, at a Starbucks, or even in front of the mirror cause let’s face it, it’s probably going to be you. This person just always looks like they’re on the verge of tears, always angry about not meeting deadlines when they’ve only started a couple of days before them, and just always ready to drop out and work at McDonalds. I’m not going to lie and say that this person hasn’t been me a few times.
6. The online shopper
In the middle of a professor’s important lecture, while everyone is paying attention and taking notes, there’s always at least one person who chooses that time to go on their phone, open the ASOS app, and start shopping. There’s just something about the tense and confused atmosphere of the class that really makes you get in touch with your true style.
7. The one that always asks stupid questions
Bear with me and try your best not to get as frustrated as me here but you know what mean when I say there’s always the one student who just can’t ask anything but stupid questions. All they really do is state the obvious, rephrase what the lecturer only just said but I’m question form, and waste everyone’s time. The worst thing is that they probably thought they were making actual impact to the lecture.
8. The coffee drinker
I’m just going to be straight forward here and say that this student is definitely me, and that is the type of student who always has coffee in their hand. In the morning, before classes, during breaks, at the library, you name it. When I don’t have my coffee all I can speak about is needing my coffee or otherwise I’d pass out and/or lose all interest in lectures until I have caffeine in my system. Who can relate with me on this?
9. The overly enthusiastic professor
You know when you’re just dead tired, sick of all lectures, walking like a zombie into class one morning and you just run into the one person you don’t want to see. The overly enthusiastic professor. The professor that’s always smiling, always making jokes and believe that it is possible to become best friends with their own students. This only becomes a betrayal when it turns out that the same professor is the one who grades the harshest and your GPA will pay for your easy trust levels.
10. The confused one who doesn’t ask any questions because they’ve come this far and are too scared to
Last but definitely not the least, the one that’s just confused. The student that floats in and out of every class, mindlessly taking notes and mastering the right facial expressions to make during a lecture to actually seem interested. They just keep believing that they can just figure out the entire syllabus when it’s before a deadline and they can study it on their own. Who knows what’s running through their minds honestly? At this point I’m too scared to even ask. You’ll definitely run into them at the University of Kent.
Are you a student at the University of Kent? What are the types of people you always run into at the University of Kent? Let us know in the comments!
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