How many times have your parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles - and the rest, sarcastically commented on your long uni holidays?
From your dad accusing you of 'living the high life', to old school friends asking why you have so much free time - my grandma's usual line is 'you're never there!!'
But, these are the people that don't know what goes on past those library turnstiles, or the strength it takes to pull an all-nighter, or how to effectively execute a group project, after a night out!
So here's to why students get such long breaks- and why they deserve it!
- Because life is lacking organisation
You went straight from Christmas, to exams, to making-up missed nights out and straight back into lectures, without so much as a chance to breathe - that explains the floordrobe.
- Because there's no such thing as a good night's sleep at uni
Your bed could be as comfy as a cloud, but whether it's coursework stress or people coming in from nights out, you'll struggle to get an uninterrupted night's sleep.
- Because Christmas wasn't really a break
You had to visit all of your family, dash around present shopping and fit in celebratory nights out with friends- let's not forget the pre-January exam revision in-between it all. Holiday? We think not!
- Because there's no more time to plan for summer holidays
Where non-uni goers have evenings and weekends to get together and plan their summers, it takes a lot more coordination to fit into each others' schedules at uni- and even when you manage it there's work looming in your mind...
- Because we need nutrition back in our lives
After one too many takeaways, you only have enough money left for Supernoodles. It's time fruit and vegetables made their way back into your life.
- Because, sanity...
As much as you love your housemates, a whole term with them means their annoying little habits can get too much. Whether it's using your milk, never washing up, or forever leaving their bike in the doorway (it's caused one too many bruises now...)
It's time to stop looking for confirmation that you deserve that long Easter break.
Some people will never understand the hard work that comes with being a student, but as long as you unite and realise together, you can ignore them and enjoy a few weeks off- guilt free!