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    As the title says do you get class clowns in like lectures or seminars? I am currently a bit of a class clown and am thinking of bringing my banter to uni to help lighten everyone's day and hopefully get on the nerves of a few rigid crusty old academics. My question is, is what I'm planning to do particularly common or would doing so make me a trend setter?
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    As the title says do you get class clowns in like lectures or seminars? I am currently a bit of a class clown and am thinking of bringing my banter to uni to help lighten everyone's day and hopefully get on the nerves of a few rigid crusty old academics. My question is, is what I'm planning to do particularly common or would doing so make me a trend setter?
    I don't see why you want to adopt the title of class town; that just sounds like you're the class idiot.

    I like to joke around in class; crack a couple of jokes, make an awkward situation humorous, giggle with the academics, etc. I don't intend to annoy people though. That's not how to get laid.

    Call me a fool but I also like to respect the tutors and stuff.
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    Yes, but it isn't anywhere near the amount of banter you get in college/high school. Also everyone just cringes and ignores them, or tells them to shut up.
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    To be honest, a lot of my lecturers present their material in very funny ways. If you really want people to laugh, it's best to leave it to the lecturers; they will probably be funnier than you.
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    Not in the same way that they exist in school, mainly because people at uni have chosen to be there. You won't get the reaction you're hoping for if your banter consists of interrupting the lecturer every two minutes and generally behaving like a child.
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    Your post made me cringe. I could be wrong (probably not though) but you definitely aren't studying anything academic at uni.
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    With that attitude, maybe higher education isn't for you . . .
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    As the title says do you get class clowns in like lectures or seminars? I am currently a bit of a class clown and am thinking of bringing my banter to uni to help lighten everyone's day and hopefully get on the nerves of a few rigid crusty old academics. My question is, is what I'm planning to do particularly common or would doing so make me a trend setter?
    You mean piss everyone off?
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    You don't get many classes at uni, so everyone wants to use every minute. It would be very rude to interrupt a lecture with a joke. Some lecturers are very funny anyway.

    (Original post by Dr Pesto)
    Not in the same way that they exist in school, mainly because people at uni have chosen to be there.
    The same applies to sixth form.
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    Yeah sure, don't be a ******* though or prepare to be shutdown in front of like 100 people
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    As the title says do you get class clowns in like lectures or seminars? I am currently a bit of a class clown and am thinking of bringing my banter to uni to help lighten everyone's day and hopefully get on the nerves of a few rigid crusty old academics. My question is, is what I'm planning to do particularly common or would doing so make me a trend setter?
    no because people who go to uni are usually mature, we dont have time to deal with that at 9am lectures, we'd rather get our 2:1s and 1st than a 'bit of banter'
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    YES YES YES YES YES.

    I have like 6 d**cks in mine!! Always talking in lecture.
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    A lot of class clowns don't do well enough at A-level to be at University in the first place but the few that do make it tend to take it more seriously. People are less likely to tolerate them at University as well.
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    I wouldn't say so where I am. Sure if you live on campus, I know "shenanigans" happen probably 24/7, but where I am people are very in and out and disperse back onto public transport, so no one really seeks to impress anyone in that way. There's not enough time nor reason.
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    not in academic degrees
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    As the title says do you get class clowns in like lectures or seminars? I am currently a bit of a class clown and am thinking of bringing my banter to uni to help lighten everyone's day and hopefully get on the nerves of a few rigid crusty old academics. My question is, is what I'm planning to do particularly common or would doing so make me a trend setter?
    You have to bear in mind that at uni, everyone on the course will have chosen to be there, and most will be pretty committed to getting the best grades possible. It's very likely that by acting the class clown, you'll get on the nerves of other students in lectures and seminars, and that won't help you with making friends.

    If you're making jokes at the expense of others (especially lecturers) in the guise of "banter", it's very likely you'll face disciplinary action from the uni. It's not like school, where a bit of backchat and a few insults won't even register- most unis care about retaining staff and attracting the best staff far more than one student who's being a bit of a knob.

    If you want to act like the "class clown" in halls etc, that's totally different.
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    People are paying £9k a year for you to ruin whatever teaching they get?
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    You are paying 9k a year to start banter during lecture classes?

    Don't go uni lol.
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    (Original post by Davalla)
    Do I know you?
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    No, but you wish you did.
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    Lower education is socialised and therefore no one takes it seriously. Why would they? Some crusty tax payer is paying for it.

    Higher education people are paying for it so people take it seriously.

    It's basically capitalism vs socialism. Ironically most of the students are leftist clowns and don't catch onto this fact.
 
 
 
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