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But based on my uni experience, my sak would contain:
A frowny-face credit rating sticker.
no = turning up on the first day with this will make you look like your mum sews name tags into your pants
It is a fucking amzing idea (for the people that own hte busienss).
For students? Go to a market and save money
I don't know if there's a real market for it. Probably the kind thing, as referred to above, that busybody mothers will buy for their little darlings before making them wash behind their ears for the last time.
And it;s a really low investment business
I wanted to direct it to students themselves (like your friend is doing).
in fact. Lovely stuff.
and no parents to steal all that stuff off like a normal student
I wish your friend luck.
my mum was so glad to get rid of all those old chipped plates...
sorry orphans, you fucking weirdos.
Not only do you not need most of that stuff/could get the stuff you do need cheaper, it perpetuates this idea of "student lifestyle" and "being a student" which is a pretty crap one.
What? You're going to uni? THIS IS THE HUGEST THING THAT WILL EVER HAPPEN TO YOU! Students wahay! You are gonna have so much wacky fun but also YOU ARE AN ADULT NOW. You had better buy all of this stuff that you'll need like shot glasses (6).
Its because of people selling this "student lifestyle" that you get people moaning about "too many people going to uni these days". Just creates a bunch of wank students who buy university branded hoodies for £30 and have "good times".
only a diSser could try and out-student other students. Brilliant.
I mean, they used to, but if they enjoy it and they're not hurting me or preventing me enjoying university or being a student. They probably think my life of spending money on food and records is dull when I could be watching sport or drinking.
"STOP BUYING HOODIES AND SUPPORTING YOUR UNIVERSITY YOU BASTARDS. AND HAVING 'GOOD TIMES'"
Makes it feel like basically a huge frat club that these guys can waltz right into and not be bothered about getting ripped off when buying a 'unisak'.
I mean I'm not saying its not within their rights to enjoy what they do. I just don't want them around me.
I mean I find it really really odd when people 'support their university'. The way they are now, they're essentially giant, faceless institutions, or thats how it feels at least at UG level. You should take it seriously, realise that you're privileged to be going at all and that any 'lifestyle' is fabricated to stop you feeling isolated as you should.
First bit I see what you mean.
Second bit I'm not so sure about. I think you can take your studies seriously and still support your uni, and you could quite easily argue that doing that, and actively supporting the institution in particular roles or clubs etc isn't bad for the cv either.
But I realised that through everything I was doing: student newspaper, photography, (briefly) sport; was supporting it.
And the fact that I used to get so wound up about how the place was run and how the SU operated made me actually realise that I did support my University - I criticised (often publicly through newspaper and media) because I cared and genuinely wanted the place to be better for everyone. And I reckon that unless you're some sort of chronic stereotypical chain smoking nihilist student, you think the same.
that kit is still horrible though, sorry
I'm not going to give him any feedback...
because while (as said) it's undoubtedly extremely useful, the kids will hate it. But then it will be the parents shelling out for all this stuff, and they will think it's a brilliant idea.
In conclusion, it could go either way.
I seem to remember my mum largely dumping most of her unwanted towels, crockery, cutlery and utensils onto me when I went to uni. Don't think she spent much at all.
most parents would try to send you off with a cardboard/plastic wilkos box/possibly a trunk or hamper if yr posh with all grandmas old crockery, mugs and microwaves in it. couple of pillows from the airing cupboard and your old power rangers duvet. Most new students have fuck all clue about finances and if they see something that will put all their life in one bag theeyll go for it. Which is a shame cause nothing beats 3-4 years of doing shots out of a 'worlds best dad' mug.
I worked hard, did a year abroad, and got a first.
shame on me.
how much partying i sacrificed. Some days I actually had to get up WITHOUT needing to take some kind of medication.
plus i brought enough cutlery and plates and things for about a million people as it goes missing and i hate having kits with things missing and PLUS what if you have people over. also if you haven't got the gumption to write a list of things you need to beg borrow and steal off family members before you move out maybe you're not ready to move out.
Sheesh, kids today think they're so grown up.
Run free my little ones.
i wallowed in my own filth ate nothing but lentil soup and survived for days off gin and fruit pastilles but i did have matching chinaware. mostly. and good quality bedlinen.
Somewhere there's a scorecard out there and it reads the following:
Freezers destroyed spectacularly in an act of violent defrosting:
Balonz 1 - 0 Rest of the world
I think we can all feel a glow of satisfaction about that.
without that stupid logo plastered all over it.
I most certainly have.
= sale like fucking hot cakes
students + well regarded, fashionable logos = sale like fucking hot cakes.
Not 'Unisak'. Didn't they used to sponsor Oxford United?
JACK FUCKING WILLS
they make quality clothes and are fashionable (among students).
I wouldn't wear it, but that's not the point.
given that surely most kids will have been sleeping on/under something before uni, that they can take with them, outside of practical arty courses you don't desperately need a lot of stationary (and what you would need is available dirt cheap), a lot of kids will also be able to steal some pans and knives, and you can get those incredibly cheaply anyway, bathroom basics seems to just be a towel and a toothbrush, kids must already be using these things before they go...
Not sure why I typed for so long then.
Looks like a cute idea but I think it's too expensive for anyone with even the slightest financial concern, and probably not good enough quality for anyone for whom money is no object.
well that and i think you could probably buy most of the stuff cheaper (or free at freshers fair) anyway, not to mention half the fun of the early uni is going for a wander around your uni town to pick up some essentials after you realise you've forgotten to buy a flannel...or something.
Seriously, surely people can buy stuff like soap themselves?
I can see people who are well off buying one for the convenience though. Especially if you write 'Wills' on it.
at least for fellas, isn't it a nickname for someone with one testicle?
Yet more innuendo. Hurray.
so this is an improvement
but I can't think of any dictators
1 x kettle
1 x spork
1 x bowl
Before I moved in last year, but these ones delivered it to your room before you arrived, so it was there waiting for you, which is kinda cool.
But you'll be better off buying it all yourself and saving some money, bring your new flatmates too, and it can be a bonding experience for you all.
the target consumer for this product is not the student, it is the student's mother. It's exactly the sort of thing my mum would have bought me.
The gift market is brilliant, because you don't have to make it appeal specifically to the money conscious end user.
It's like those beer gift packs that have four bottles of larger and a snazzy glass that sell for £11.99. Women buy those on behalf of young children to give to the dad for Christmas.
There's a massive market for the Uni Sak but I doubt any people on here are in that market.
when most of the stuff can be obtained for far cheaper.
And they whinge that students are incompetant lumps that can't get out of bed? This is just the kind of thing students don't need. Ffs, you're 18, in class 8 hours a week, and can't even buy some cutlery on your own? Jeeeeeeez. I wouldn't buy my kid one, and I'd be embarrassed to turn up to uni with one.
I wouldn't buy my *hypothetical* kid one.