10 Things You’ll Only Understand If You’re A Politics Student

The struggles of a politics student, as told through dodgy gifs


What might be called a “fight” in other departments is merely a “difference of ideology in yours”. Here are 10 things only politics students will understand…

1. “Oh you’re studying politics, so you want to be Prime Minister?”

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2. Your answers are never right or wrong. Always just somewhere in the middle.

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3. Whatever you’re studying, Marx is there. Waiting.

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4. When the token Tory kid and the wannabe Communist won’t stop arguing in your seminar:

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5. When someone asks you your opinion on a news story and you accidentally give them a lecture

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No one ever really appreciates your insights…

6. “Boris Johnson is so funny, I can’t wait for him to be Prime Minister”

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7. Using one ridiculously long word when a couple of short, simple ones would suffice = every lecturers favourite habit.

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8. Toeing the fine line between “critiquing someone’s argument” and outright insulting them

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You should probably try to be a bit more constructive than this (no matter how hard it may be)

9. Keeping up with your reading list (if you choose to) is a never-ending battle and most of the stuff on there is ridiculous and niche.

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Spending your Friday night reading copy of Diplomatic History Journal. Sounds like a party.

10. Having to live with the knowledge that if politicians listened to you, the world would be in a much better state

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