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your final-year-at-uni bucket list

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Ever poured detergent into the fountain on campus?

No? Just me? Okay. But it was damn fun and i’d do it again. #SorryNotSorry…

Anyway, if you happened to spend the last 3-6 years working hard, going to class on time and getting D’s and HD’s – you’re amazing, a freak of nature, and you should be congratulated. You’ve smashed uni and now you need to cram a bunch of delinquency into a short amount of time to boost your fun-o-meter. If you just scraped by, or got through uni with decent enough marks, that’s cool too – you’ve probably done most of these, but do them again for the sake of it if you want. Here are is your official final-year-at-uni bucket list.

 

Do a midnight Macca’s run

If you’re an international student and you got this far without hearing the term ‘Macca’s Run’, you’ve not experienced true Australian culture. Also known as “a late night trip to McDonalds”, the fabled Macca’s run is a right of passage among young and reckless uni students. Whether you’ve been out on the town or just completed a marathon study cram session, the glimmering beacon of hope that is the ‘M’ in the distance restores faith in the broken student spirit. Chow down on some nuggets and witness the fruits of your labours.

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Pull an all-nighter and sleep all day

It may be more first-year territory, but if you haven’t done this, you need to. The beauty of living on campus is that someone is always awake. You could be awake at 3am and have a coherent conversation with another Villager without a moments notice of the ungodly hour. Maybe pair it with the midnight Macca’s run and take down two in one night.

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Join a society for the free stuff, then leave

Oh come on, don’t act like you haven’t wanted to do that. The great thing about societies at uni is that they usually have a budget to dedicate to free stuff, which is awesome if you’re the kind of person who loves free stuff. They are always pretty eager to recruit, so just head on over to their stall, act like you care and walk away with some sweet stationary, a stress ball and a can of RedBull. Then when you get an email click ‘unsubscribe’. I know, it’s evil, but part of the uni experience is being stingy and cheap. I don’t make the rules.

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Go on a road trip

There’s nothing much like coasting up the coast with your uni mates in a car with the windows down and some certified *~bangers~* on the radio. Make sure you actually take some time out to hang with your uni friends – they are some of the best friends you’ll make in life, so it’s a good idea to squeeze in some quality time if you can! You may not always be in touch after uni, but you’ll get a damn good road trip out of it, and some awesome memories as well.

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Binge-watch an entire Netflix series without leaving the house

Something that’s about to become painfully obvious is the amount of time you’re going to have once you get a job. The answer is: not a lot. You’re best option is to make the most of the time you have now to lounge around the house like a vegetable, snacking and watching every TV show under the sun. That may sound lazy to some, but knowing you have the ability to do something like that is a beautiful thing. Don’t squander it. You’ll be wondering where the time went when you get a full-time job.

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Look at your 1st year work

You’ll be amazed at how cringe-worthy your first-year essays sound. If you saved them, take a look back at the work you did and compare it to your work now. It’s a pretty amazing feeling to know how far you’ve come academically, even if you don’t notice the difference right away. You need to congratulate yourself for finishing something that only 7% of the world has completed – a tertiary degree. Not only that, but you’ve made friends, become an independent adult and had some amazing experiences along the way. Just make sure you make the most out of your final weeks at uni, and leave no stone unturned 😉

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Peace,
Amy.

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