First Year Students Shocked to Find Lecturers Weren’t Fucking Around About Late Submissions

A large portion of first years have this week come to the crashing realization that getting a zero for handing in an assignment late was as serious as lecturers made it out to be.

Despite the constant warnings that late submissions aren’t accepted, many students naively assumed that the submission process would be just like with their year 12 history teacher, Mrs. Scott.

What students fail to realize is that the 38-year-old history teacher was going through a messy divorce at the time, while also being vastly underpaid to deal with your teenage bullshit. And she had to wake up every day to deal with you. The only thing that kept Mrs. Scott going was that retirement bonus she would receive once she finally became old enough to leave. You could have handed her anything at any time and her empty soul would have given you an A.

Here’s the thing though: uni lecturers don’t give a shit. They are paid to read off a slide, write an occasional report and judge you when you enter a lecture half an hour late and hungover.

The usual excuses of “My internet lagged”, “my computer broke” and “Blackboard is down” were all met with a collective “we don’t care”.

This is yet another stumbling realization for the wide-eyed first years. This includes realising that slides will disappear faster than your will to live, that you will never catch up once you miss a lecture, and most importantly, that uni life isn’t easier simply because you’re doing something you enjoy.

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