Ghost towns are upon us!
I’ve been to a few universities here in the UK over the past couple of weeks. Some have been like ghost towns with not many students really anywhere. Whereas other universities, especially city based ones, have been vibrant and busy like little towns – some of them have been the busiest I’ve seen!
Most of you will know that I visit numerous campuses every month distributing flyers and posters for supaproofread.com – the company I established delivering professional student proofreading services. I felt that there were so many students not using this type of service that I had to get the word out and help students on their way. So too, was the establishment of this blog – a wealth of experience that I have to pass onto other students that are going through the path and taking the trip down the road to graduating in their choice of subject.
Anyway, back to the point of the post. I’ve always wondered why there is such a difference to university campuses in the summer months – and I do know the obvious that undergrads are taking their break and getting ready to come back in September. It amazes me though, that you can go to one city university one day and another the next and the difference in total people on campus is so different.
To some this can become quite annoying, and especially to me when I am trying to understand each university and patterns of their students. So too, it must be difficult for students who are visiting and trying to understand when they should go to do something specific without the queues and chaos on campus. But, alas it is quieter on campus for postgrads to concentrate on their dissertations and research without have undergrad wild parties eating into their much needed rest after a hard days work.
I remember that when in the summer term I was writing and researching for my masters dissertation and loved that it was quiet and peaceful on campus – and not just late at night or early in the morning – but all of the time, just great!
What is it like at the campus where you are? Is it quiet or busy?