Things I will miss about being a student
30th April 2015
In two weeks time I will have finished my degree. That’s a pretty scary thought.
While I’m not going to miss field trips in the snow, countless deadlines, and the stereotypical student comments, there are many things that I will truly miss about being a student.
It’s only now that I’m coming to the end of my student life that I realise just how little use I made of my student discount card. Perhaps I can do a bit more shopping before it runs out.
On the other hand my university student card, which can be used to gain student discount on certain things such as cinema tickets, doesn’t have a start or finish date. I could probably get a few more years out of that.
Free time in the day
When you are a student, your day has little structure to it. Apart from when you have lectures, you can get up when you like, sleep when you like and give yourself free time in the day, if you like. I’m going to miss early afternoon visits to town and spontaneous days out. And when on earth am I going to find time to take great blog pictures when I’ll be out working for the best part of the day?!
Free prescriptions and dental treatment
As someone who very much relies on prescription medication (mainly for pain relief), I’m going to find this a tough one. It’s why I’m trying to stock up before my HC2 certificate1 runs out. Having to pay for dental treatment will be a pain too. Especially with my dental practice being a private one, you can guarantee he will find all sorts of work that needs doing the day I stop being a student.
Not having to pay council tax
Council tax is so expensive, and so I’m grateful that students don’t have to pay it. Tyrone will still be a student so we will receive a 25% discount for him, but that still leaves me with a huge sum of money to pay out. Sigh.
Being able to go home when ever I want
I think the thought of having to work over the school holidays is going to be a tough experience for me. Not having three weeks off for Christmas, but instead travelling home perhaps the day before Christmas is not something I am looking forward to. I enjoy the freedom of being able to catch a train and be home in just over an hour. I’m just not going to be able to come home as much as I’d like.
3 months off for summer
This kind of relates to the point above. Over the last few years, having 3 months off for summer has been great, if not a little boring at times. These long summer breaks have given me the changes to go on adventures and explore new places, as well as time to discover new hobbies and rediscover old ones. I will really miss having this huge amount of free time to myself.
Although I will not miss the process of applying for a load every year, I will miss have a couple of thousand pound deposited in my account every few months for doing nothing what so ever.
What will you/do you miss about being a student?
- A certificate for people immune from having to pay for prescriptions, eye tests, dental treatment, etc. ↩