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10 things only history students will understand

10 things only history students will understand
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1) Reading is the bane of your life

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Don’t forget the glorious reading for all of those non-assessed essays as well – fun times!

2) Everyone presumes you know everything remotely linked to history

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Don’t bother going to pub quizzes without revising the entirety of history, you’ll only feel inadequate.

3) No thought is ever your own

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Historians have already covered everything that’s ever happened, so ‘originality’ is next to impossible.

4) Dates, dates and more dates

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Forget date night with bae, your date night is with dates, dates and more dates.

5) You’re still clinging onto your GCSE and A Level knowledge

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I’m sorry to say that knowing about the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the Treaty of Versailles is not enough to last you three years.

6) Good luck gaining access to sources

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Half the time navigating Jstor is as hard as writing the essay.

7)  You’ve struggled to pronounce historiography countless of times

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Even by third year, no one knows what it means or how to incorporate it into essays.

8) You’re smug when you can link current politics to your degree

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It’s almost worth £9000 a year just for that smug feeling

 9) You’re pessimistic about the world

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And you enjoy quoting George Santayana – “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

10) And absolutely terrified to graduate

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Have I gained any life skills over the past few years? Do I go into teaching? Law? Anything?

Holly Smith Editor

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