The repetitive playlists, confined spaces and dragged out hangovers have finally lost their appeal to many students and, after two consecutive years of non-stop raving and drinking, most students by third year have decided to give it a rest.
Most first years and second years are probably reading this headline in shock. Surely everyone likes to party right? WRONG. With the workload almost tripling, deadline dates near approaching and who can forget the ridiculously long worded dissertation we all have to hand in, most third years students are begging to cherish relaxed nights at home with module handbook and laptop in hand.
‘I have been there and done it. After all the years of partying and drinking in University, I am tired of seeing the same faces and listening to the same music’ said Catherine Tandoh, an Undergraduate Law student at DMU.
The repetitiveness seems to be a reoccurring theme as to why some students are just not that interested in going out. Elizabeth Puddicombe, a Media and Communications Undergraduate said, ‘I just don’t bother anymore because it’s so repetitive and partying has never really been my thing. I usually just do it because when in Rome, but now in third year I have the excuse to not party due to the work load.’
Not sure if your raving days are over or not? If you can relate to these points then sorry to say your university raving days are over. You have officially become a University Grandma or Grandpa. You’ll be soon trading your shots of vodka for cups of tea and hot chocolate!
You can tell you may be getting too old for this, when the minute you and your friends step foot in the club, forget dancing, instead you are already scanning through the club to find the perfect resting place.
Then, instead of getting on the dance floor you start zoning out. Imagining what it would be like to be tucked in bed all cosy watching a film on Netflix with a cuppa. Plus, as usual on a social night, the party being packed is no longer a good sign and you find yourself getting infuriated by the barging and invasion of personal space.
You no longer have the facial expression of an over excited drunk student but rather that of a sour lemon. The highlight of your night probably involves you leaving that party early to get your order in McDonalds before the drunken ravers get their first.
But don’t fret; a lot of other students are having the same transitional thoughts and changes in habits. It’s all part of the ‘growing up’ process, because nobody wants to hire that person who may become a liability at after work drinks: you can’t miss 9 am starts forever.