PiledHigher wrote:PennyR wrote:
Those two guesses of Jono's weight were both pretty wrong !!!
Not everyone binge drinks at uni though. I would have thought it was in minority who do. I went to Monash Uni Clayton - and never set food in The Bar there (apart from finding out the answer to some stupid orientation week quiz!). And I only know where "The Nott" is cos my dad pointed it out to me en route from Clayton to AMREP via the Freeway for an info evening one day!
The food available in the food courts at uni could be a problem though - cos the cheapest foods are the greasy unhealthy things like chips, potato cakes, etc. I always brought my own lunch (sandwiches) from home ... or bought lunch from Wholefoods which was cheap (or free if you volunteered in the kitchen!)
And as for attendance at lectures etc ... I had 20-24 hrs contact a week. BUT due to transport arrangements I was generally at uni from 9 am - 6 pm every day. (My dad works really close to Monash Clayton).
The only times I missed lectures was when I was sick ... or wasn't in a state to go (once due to being upset, and twice had to walk out halfway through the lecture due to a panic attack )
Gee you make uni sound like primary school where you never do anything wrong and go to all your classes and get dropped off and picked up by daddy.
Missed lots of classes, drank lots, started my excercise addiction.
Part of uni is cutting loose have lots of fun, doing some stupid stuff.
9 years at Uni for the record..
+1 I only failed one subject due to partying a little too hard. Did well 2/3rd year and was treasurer of a club to boot - Monash Uni Clayton alumni here - we turned over about $100k just running parties. Surplus funded an office with phone/fax, couches and a huge mountain of surplus beer from time to time.
I am proud to report that I turned up to my inaugural lecture in first year direct from an O Week chicken and champagne breakfast function - completely toasted.
Sadly these days with all those HECS bills mounting up people mostly seem to treat it as an extension of high school rather than a life experience.