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    My initial worry about moving on to postgrad studies is the inevitable...

    Am I intelligent enough?
    How will I live on 23p a day...?
    What am I going to do with my life?
    Why can't I just get a job like normal people?


    Until this morning. When a new question poised the vacant space in my skull.

    Do postgraduates still party?

    My reason for asking this is, after carefully noting the movements of postgrads at my Uni, they seem a very cut off nonchalant crowd.

    -They generally aren't involved in freshers week,
    -They live in Postgrad halls, which never mixes with Undergrads.
    -They always have this melancholy gaze of constant worry on their face
    -And as an undergrad I have hardly bumped in to them at any Uni parties, the Unions or anything involving other people and having a good time.

    I am sure there must be some who party? Or is it really the single life of loneliness it appears?
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    Answering those questions in order:

    Am I intelligent enough? - doubt is a cause of failure
    How will I live on 23p a day...? - :eek3:
    What am I going to do with my life? - become a primary school teacher?
    Why can't I just get a job like normal people? - too lazy?
    Do postgraduates still party? - no, postgraduates are utterly lame.

    More seriously, with regards to your last questions - of course. And it's difficult to say as to why your uni was lacking postgrads in undergrad freshers events... Surely that's like a heaven for postgrads?!
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    We still socialise, but generally not with undergraduates as we hate them all and their carefree ways. Why would you want to mix with freshers week if you were 23 and starting your postgrad? 18 year olds would just be really annoying.
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    (Original post by robbo3045)
    My initial worry about moving on to postgrad studies is the inevitable...

    Am I intelligent enough?
    How will I live on 23p a day...?
    What am I going to do with my life?
    Why can't I just get a job like normal people?


    Until this morning. When a new question poised the vacant space in my skull.

    Do postgraduates still party?

    My reason for asking this is, after carefully noting the movements of postgrads at my Uni, they seem a very cut off nonchalant crowd.

    -They generally aren't involved in freshers week,
    -They live in Postgrad halls, which never mixes with Undergrads.
    -They always have this melancholy gaze of constant worry on their face
    -And as an undergrad I have hardly bumped in to them at any Uni parties, the Unions or anything involving other people and having a good time.

    I am sure there must be some who party? Or is it really the single life of loneliness it appears?
    Whereas old people have tinnitus and can hear ringing, Postgrads can hear their money ticking away.

    But not a bad question. I think tbh they would maybe feel weird hanging around with undergraduates? The age gap and all that. :dontknow:
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    Oh hell yea

    If you find the right ones
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    Yeah of course!

    Our work might count more than first years (it actually counts), but everyone has to relax every now and then, plus as the saying goes..

    work hard, plan hard!
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    probably not the best forum to get a varied response, as a lot of TSR people's idea of partying is playing trivial pursuit past 11pm i reckon :p:

    I suppose it depends on the structure of your course. I haven't started yet so my ideas of this may be totally wrong. But like people doing PGCE's with a heavy workplace component probably aren't going to be rolling into school 4 hours after coming back from the union smashed.
    The course i'm doing is a taught masters that is like a conversion so it actually contains some modules that are shared with undergrads in terms of content, but then obviously with the added research project in the summer. For that reason I feel like it'll kind of me like doing third year again, just alot harder as the degree won't be a joke like my undergrad.

    So i hope to be able to go out on saturdays to the union at least. I mean 9-5ers get to go out at weekends so a student bum should be able to handle it. I think it's money that'll be the limiting factor. Gone of the days of going out spending £40 drinking a dozen vodka red bulls then spending the entire next day lieing in bed doing nothing. £3 union ticket, £3 cheap cider for pre drink, £4 for drinks in the union, will be the new night out haha

    cant wait to start the course and the life i am SO bored at home
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    Speaking somewhat from experience - after spending all my time as an undergraduate in permanent stupour and completely skint it is the sort of thing you grow out of fairly rapidly (or die from). It's not so much that I no longer have fun - it is more a case that what I think is fun has changed... This of course doesnt mean on occassion there aren't some completely mental parties, and in actual fact if these are once a month rather than 3 times a week you will appreciate them more...

    Just my 2c
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    The postgrads I know, inc myself partied harder than 95% of undergrads.
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    Why do you assume they don't party because they don't party with undergraduates? :confused:
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    I think they do but they just don't call it "party" because....well, y'know.... they're no longer 14.
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    When I started here and was in halls I went out quite a bit. I don't now because I don't have the time/money/energy, but lots of people do.
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    (Original post by la fille danse)
    Why do you assume they don't party because they don't party with undergraduates? :confused:
    Well it's not so much that they are not out with undergrads, more so that I have hardly ever met any, in societies, the union etc. But I'm pretty sure they do. But like what other posters have said, it makes sense that you move on, and have fun in different ways.

    P.S I was using 'party' as just a throwaway term.
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    actually no :p: I was at a house party last weekend and I felt like a really old person when I realized I hadn't been to one in months. I also can't remember the last time I stepped foot inside a club - I used to think clubbing was exciting but now the idea of being in a hot crowded room with music blasting and guys constantly making passes at me is somewhat vomit-inducing. I have become an old and boring person *sigh* :o:
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    Also I would like to add, I "partied" as a masters postgrad. BUt when I went through the years of my postgrad as a PhD student, less and less.

    I would like to add that most first year PhDs I know partied shed loads, easing in to the whole research thing, not too much worries. Reasonable stipend to blow on booze. Yeah, first year is good.
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    yeah,but not very often
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    (Original post by kittensmittens)
    actually no :p: I was at a house party last weekend and I felt like a really old person when I realized I hadn't been to one in months. I also can't remember the last time I stepped foot inside a club - I used to think clubbing was exciting but now the idea of being in a hot crowded room with music blasting and guys constantly making passes at me is somewhat vomit-inducing. I have become an old and boring person *sigh* :o:
    :sadnod:

    I couldn't agree more. A nice quite public house is much more appealing. Preferably with an open fire and warm soothing beer.
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    In response to the OP. I do still party but I'm quite picky about it. I'll go to a houseparty with like-minded individuals of my age group. I'll venture into a club if I know the music will be up to scratch. I'll still go to a rave or festival but very occasionally.

    I just can't face getting completely wrecked anymore or going out almost just for the sake of it. I used to be a very hedonistic person. Throwing narcotics and whatnot down my gullet - I've all but grown out of that. I suppose I am old and boring now but what makes me happy has changed. I'm 24 by the way.
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    I found quite a few in societies rather then in house parties. You're probably looking in all the wrong places.
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    For the ones who claimed that postgraduates partied, could you please list the course and uni where this is?

    Because my impression for Math/CS postgrad students is that they are socially dead creatures.
 
 
 
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