You may have realised by now that at university you will experience a lot of different people, and putting them into a stereotype is easily done.
But have you ever thought about what type of student YOU are?
1. You have an exam in 3 weeks, what do you do?
a) You've already started revising
b) An exam in 3 weeks? It'll be fine, I'll think about it at a later date
c) Panic and worry that you've only got 3 weeks to revise everything
d) Not bat an eyelid and just wish you were back in bed
e) Wait until the end of the seminar to ask your friend for all the notes from this year
2. Your lecturer tells you they will hold an extra class on a Saturday for revision prep, what do you do?
a) 100% you'll be there without a doubt
b) Don't need to go, you'll do your own revision
c) Can they put on a Sunday session too?!
d) On a Saturday, no chance!
e) You're sure you'll get the notes from someone
3. Your weekends tend to consist of...
a) Helping friends with revision and have your head buried in a book
b) Not sure, just see what options come up
c) Catching up on class notes, triple checking you've got everything the lecturer said
d) Probably won't see anyone, staying in bed sounds like the dream
e) Partying, uni work can wait, it's the weekend!
4. The morning of the exam arrives, what's your morning routine?
a) Get up early, go for a jog and eat a nice hearty healthy breakfast
b) Exam? What exam?
c) Set your alarm extra early so you can start revising for the 100th time
d) You'll drag yourself out of bed with 1 minute to spare until the exam starts
e) Travel in with a friend so you can ask them the answers for all the things you still don't know
5. What's your favourite part about being a student?
a) Learning new things and developing your knowledge
b) Not having anyone to answer to, having your own freedom
c) Getting the good marks and results that you've worked so hard for
d) The fact your parents aren't told if you don't attend a lecture
e) Being able to have loads of friends who are always happy to help
Which student are you?
Know it all Nancy - They are always one step ahead of the game and just love learning new things, anything extra they can do to develop their knowledge and skills they're all over it. Not afraid to answer in a seminar and are always encouraging others to better themselves, happy to give a helping hand where they can - they have their life together.
No idea Nick - They're not sure what's going on most of the time but somehow they've made it this far. Their laid back style can stress other people out (Stress head Sue) but they're quite happy dragging themselves along at their own pace. Never knowing when their exams or deadlines are but somehow they'll make it through.
Stress head Sue - Not the sort of person you want to be around when it's exam season or assignment hand-in day, they are the ones first in line to enter the exam room as they frantically read through their notes even though they've basically spent all year revising. When the exam ends they're no better, asking people what they put for each answer and worrying they put something completely different.
Casper the ghost - For them, staying in bed is definitely the better option over attending a 9am lecture. Even though they haven't been to any lectures so far this year, it's still not something they consider doing. On exam day when they enter the room everyone looks at them like they've seen a ghost, 'does he even go here?'
Begging Barry - They'll always want to study with friends, they'll ask for the class and revision notes and they'll ask for help with assignments because the question just doesn't make sense. These are those people who tend to cram in all the revision for the year on the night before, an all-nighter in the library is a regular occurrence for them.