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Sharing a College Dorm with Younger Guys

2021.12.08 02:38 cassie_hill Sharing a College Dorm with Younger Guys

Hey everyone,
I'm moving universities in the middle of the school year which is forcing me to have to share a dorm with some younger men. On one hand, I'm looking forward to it, but on the other, I'm a little intimidated. I guess I just want to hear some people's stories about living in the dorms as a trans man. Thankfully, I pass, have had top and am used to regularly packing and STPing, so I won't have to worry too much about those things.
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2021.12.08 02:38 PuzzleheadedFox1 I can’t figure out what’s going on

I believe my GPU (1650ti) is not using its full potential.
When running even basic programs like Minecraft, the Task Manager states that the program is using 80-99% of the GPU, but the GPU is saying only 2-8% of its power is being used? I’ve done everything I can think of. Driver updates, I even wiped my Hard Drive and SSD incase I downloaded a virus. I cannot figure out what is going on.
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2021.12.08 02:38 StinkyPete312 Elon Musk says there should be an age limit for elected politicians, meanwhile Joe Biden is 79

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2021.12.08 02:38 Hangrkelbsh Welcome to Ardana

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2021.12.08 02:38 Juliste Chillin

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2021.12.08 02:38 GlossDiva Has everyone received the update to go to mistletoe winter fayre ? And are the emojis back too ?

Or is it just me who can't go there yet 😭 nor are my emojis back
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2021.12.08 02:38 bnzzomusic Pac Fam Crossing, Me, Digital, 2021

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2021.12.08 02:38 FAnna-Banana Midweek (sorta) reminder

Hi, my lovelies! Nana Banana here just checking in. How are things with you? Is everything okay? Remember to hydrate and practice self-care. Get yourself a treat even if it's loaded with calories, you deserve it and you've earned it. Lastly, as we get closer to the 25th of December, things tend to get hectic and stressful. People out there tend to be rude and spiteful. Especially if you work in retail, hospitality, or in foodservice. At least, that's what I've noticed here in the US. Remember, gift-giving and holiday shopping shouldn't break the bank and the spirit. Don't let the ugliness in others kill the beauty inside of you, okay? Cheer up, chin up, and keep loving yourself.
Much love to you all.
-Nana Banana
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2021.12.08 02:38 LSATloveaffair We’re hiring! Think you might be the one? /s

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🎥 AMAs for the communities
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2021.12.08 02:38 dinkomaricic [H] Project Wingman, House Flipper, SCUM, Generation Zero, Bigfoot, Plague Inc Evolved, Grim Dawn, KartKraft, Staxel, Hurtworld, Breathedge, Hollow Knight, Crawl, Slime Rancher, Gang Beasts, PGA Tour 2K21, SOMA, Visage, Absolver & 100's more [W] Wishlist, Offers, Paypal (EU)

Due to issues regarding humblebundle suspending accounts I will provide keys ONLY - NO gift links. You can read more in this announcement.

Not interested in Amazon Prime games or giveaway games,so dont offer

My SGS Rep 80+ not updating anymore
My IGS Rep 35+ same as SGSRep

I'm from EU,so KEYS SHOULD work pretty much anywhere
NOT BUYING GAMES,ONLY TRADES - games for games or selling for paypal
No interest in ANY RL,CSGO,TF2 or any other keys
BUYER covers the FEES (if outside EU,EU F&F only)
My Wishlist or offer something (game or paypal)
My Steam account so you dont offer me something I already own


List of games I have:
7 Billion Humans NEW
10 Second Ninja X
20XX NEW
60 Seconds! NEW
112 Operator
140
198X
911 Operator 1€
A Case Of Distrust 1€
A Year Of Rain
Absolute Drift Zen Edition
Absolver NEW
Aeolis Tournament
Age Of Wonders III 1€
Ageless 0.5€
Agents Of Mayhem
AI War 2
Alien Spidy
All You Can Eat
Almost There The Platformer
American Fugitive 0.5€
Amnesia Fortnight 2012 1€
Amnesia Fortnight 2014 1€
Amnesia Fortnight 2017 1€
Amnesia Rebirth NEW
Ancestors Legacy
Ancestors The Humankind Odyssey NEW (EU & Africa locked)
Aragami (X3)
Archamon
Atari Vault
Attack Of The Earthlings
Automachef 1€
Aven Colony 1€
Avernum 3 Ruined World 1€
Azkend 2 The World Beneath
Band Of Defenders
Banished NEW
Baseball Riot
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock 1€
Battletech NEW
Battlezone Gold Edition
Beholder 2 (X2) 1€
Betrayer (delisted)
Between The Stars NEW
Beyond Eyes
BigFoot (X2) NEW
Bird Of Light
Black Future '88 1€
Black Paradox
Blazing Beaks
Bohemian Killing
Bomber Crew Deluxe 1€
Borderlands GOTY Enhanced NEW (EU & Africa locked)
Boreal Blade 0.5€
BPM Bullets Per Minute NEW
Breathedge NEW
Bridge Constructor The Walking Dead NEW
Broforce NEW
Broken Age (X2) 0.5€
Brutal Legend 0.5€
Bulb Boy
Bunker Punks
Butcher
Call Of Juarez
Castaway Paradise Town Building Sim
Cities In Motion 2 0.75€
Clouds & Sheep 2
Coffin Dodgers
Company Of Heroes Complete Edition NEW
Crash Drive 3 1€
Crawl NEW
Creatures Inc
Crookz The Big Heist 0.5€
Crouching Pony Hidden Dragon
Crusader Kings Complete 0.5€
Curious Expedition
Danger Scavenger
Day Of Infamy 1€
Dead Age 0.5€
Dead In Bermuda
Dead In Vinland
Deadly Premonition Director's Cut
Deadbeat Heroes (X2)
Death Squared 1€
Death's Hangover
Deep Dungeons Of Doom
Deep Sky Derelicts
Delver (X2)
Deployment
Deponia The Complete Journey
Desert Child 1€
Detective Di The Silk Road Murders 1€
Diaries Of A Spaceport Janitor
Dicey Dungeons NEW
Die Young NEW
Dimension Drifter
Distraint 2 + Soundtrack 0.5€
Distrust
Divekick 0.5€
Doctor Who The Lonely Assassins
Dog Sled Saga 0.75€
Double Fine Adventures Complete Series Deluxe
Downwell
Drake Hollow
Dreadlands
Dread X Collection
Dry Downing
Dungeon Marathon
Dungeons 2
Dungeons 2 Complete
Dungeons 3 1€
Dwarfs!? 1€
Dustforce DX
Eador Imperium (X2)
Eastside Hockey Manager
Effie
Eldeborn
Empyrion Galactic Survival NEW
Epic Manager
Equilinox 1€
E.T. Armies Deluxe Edition
Etherborn
Evergarden 1€
Everspace
Extinction
F1 2018 1€
Family Man 1€
Fantasy Blacksmith
Fantasy Versus
Fell Seal Arbiter's Mark 1€
FIA European Truck Racing 1€
Figment (X2)
Fire Ungh's Quest
Fluffy Horde
Framed Collection (X2) 1€
Frog Detective 1 The Haunted Island (X2) 1€
Frog Detective 2 The Case Of The Invisible Wizard 1€
Fun With Ragdolls The Game 1€
Fury Unleashed 1€
Gang Beasts NEW
Garage Bad Trip (X2) 1€
Gas Guzzlers Extreme 0.5€
Gauge
Generation Zero NEW
Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams + Rise Of The Owlverlord
GNOG
Goat Of Duty 0.5€
Gods Will Fall NEW
Goetia (X2)
Going Under
Golf It NEW
GoNNER (X2)
Grand Ages Medieval
Grand Pigeon's Duty
Gray Dawn 1€
Gremlins Inc.
Grid Autosport (delisted) NEW
Grim Dawn NEW
Grip Combat Racing + Cygon + Nyvoss + Terra + Vintek DLC (X2)
Gunman Tales
Guns Gore & Cannoli 1€
Guts And Glory 1€
Hack'n'Slash
Half Past Fate
Hammerfight
Headlander
Hearts Of Iron IV Cadet Edition
Hero Defense
Hero Of The Kingdom III
Hive Jump (X2)
Hiveswap Act 1 (X2) 0.5€
Hiveswap Act 2
Hiveswap Friend Sim 1€
Hollow Knight NEW
Horace 1€
Hotline Miami 2 Digital Special Edition
Hotshot Racing 0.5€
Hot Tin Roof The Cat That Wore A Fedora
House Flipper NEW
Hover (X2) 1€
How To Survive 2
Human Resource Machine NEW
Hurtworld NEW
I Am Not A Monster First Contact(X2) 0.5€
Ice Lakes
Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition 1€
Iconoclasts
Ikenfell
Immortal Planet 1€
Impact Winter
In Between
In Other Waters 0.5€
Infinite Air With Mark McMorris (delisted)
Internet Cafe Simulator 1€
Interplanetary Enhanced Edition 1€
Iris And The Giant 0.5€
Iron Fisticle 0.5€
Jalopy
Jet Set Knights
John Wick Hex
Juanito Arcade Mayhem
Jump Stars
KartKraft NEW
Katana Zero NEW
Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes (X3) NEW
Kill To Collect
Kingdom Classic (X2)
King Oddball
Knights Of Pen & Paper 2
Kyle Is Famous Complete NEW 1€
Last Oasis
Last Tide
Lead And Gold Gangs Of Wild West (X2) 1€
Legacy Of Dorn Herald Of Oblivion (delisted)
Lethal League Blaze
Lifeless Planet Premium Edition
Light Fall
Lobotomy Corporation NEW
Love Is Dead 0.5€
Magrunner Dark Pulse
Main Assembly 1€
Mainlining
Masquerada Songs And Shadows
Masquerade The Baubles Of Doom
Metro 2033 Redux
Mini Metro NEW
Miscreated (X2) NEW
Monster Truck Championship
Mordheim City Of The Damned 1€
Motorsport Manager NEW
Mountain
Moving Out
Möbius Front ‘83 NEW
My Lovely Daughter
N++
Nairi Tower Of Shirin 1€
Necronator Dead Wrong
NecroVisioN Lost Company
Neo Cab 1€
Neon Abyss NEW
NeuroVoider 1€
Niche (X2) 1€
Nine Parchments
Ninjin Clash Of Carrots
No Time To Relax
Numba Deluxe 0.5€
Octahedron
Odyssey The Story Of Science 1€
Of Orcs And Men 0.5€
Old School Musical
On Rusty Trails
One Finger Death Punch 2
Onikira Demon Killer
OPUS Rocket Of Whispers 1€
Orbital Racer
Oriental Empires
Original War (X2)
Orwell Ignorance Is Strength 1€
Overload
Overlord II 0.5€
Overpass
Override Mech City Brawl 1€
Oxenfree
Pacer NEW
Paper Fire Rookie
Papers Please NEW
Passpartout The Starving Artist NEW
Path Of Giants 1€
Paw Paw Paw
Peaky Blinders Mastermind (X2)
Penarium
PGA Tour 2K21 NEW (EU & Africa locked)
Pinstripe (X2) 1€
Plague Inc Evolved NEW
Plane Mechanic Simulator
Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition 1€
Poöf
Portal Knights
Pound Of Ground (X2)
Primal Carnage Extinction (X2)
Project Cars GOTY
Project Wingman NEW
Psychonauts 0.5€
Puddle
Pumped BMX+
Punch Club 1€
Purrfect Date (X2) 0.5€
Quest Hunter NEW
Quest Of Dungeons
RAD (X2) 1€
Rad Rodgers Radical Edition
Rage In Piece
Raiden V Director's Cut 1€
Railway Empire 1€
Rebel Galaxy 0.5€
Rec Center Tycoon (X2) 1€
Redeemer Enhanced Edition
Redout Enhanced Edition 1€
Re-Legion
Relicta 1€
Remnants Of Naezith
Remothered Broken Porcelain 1€
Replay VHS Is Not Dead
Retimed 1€
Retrowave
Ring Of Pain
Rise Of Industry 1€
Rise Of Insanity
Risk Of Rain NEW
Rock Of Ages 3 Make & Break 1€
Rogue Stormers
Rover Mechanic Simulator (X2) 1€
Röki
Sakura Angels 1€
Samorost 3
Satellite Reign
SCUM NEW
Second Extinction (X2) NEW
Serious Sam BFE (X2) NEW
SEUM Speedrunners From Hell
Shadow Warrior 2 NEW
She Remembered Caterpillars 0.5€
Shock Troopers
Shuyan Saga
Simulacra Collection 1€
SimpleRockets 2
Size Matters 1€
Skully 1€
Slasher's Keep NEW
Slime Rancher NEW
Smile For Me 1€
Smoke And Sacrifice (X2) 1€
Sniper Elite V2 (delisted)
SOMA (X2) NEW
SoulCalibur VI NEW
Spacebase DF-9
Space Hulk Ascension (delisted)
Sparkle 2
Sparkle Unleashed
Stacking
Star Trek (delisted) NEW
Stasis
State Of Mind 1€
Staxel NEW
Stealth Inc 2 A Game Of Clones (X2)
Steel Rats
Stick Fight The Game (X2)
Streets Of Fury EX
Streets Of Rogue NEW
Struggling 0.5€
Stubbs The Zombie
Stygian Reign Of The Old Ones
Sudden Strike 4
Super Inefficient Golf
Swag And Sorcery 1€
Sword Legacy Omen (X2) 1€
Swords And Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon 1€
Swords And Souls Neverseen (X2)
Syberia II
Syberia 3 Deluxe Edition 1.5€
Symmetry
Syndrome
Table Manners The Physics-Based Dating Game
Tabletop Playground
Take On Helicopters
Take On Mars
Take That
Tales From Candlekeep Tomb Of Annihilation
Tales Of Berseria NEW
Tales Of Monkey Island Complete
Talisman Digital Edition + City,Frostmarch,Sacred Pool (trading only as a bundle)
Talisman Origins
Tank Mechanic Simulator
Tannenberg 1€
Teleglitch Die More Edition 1€
Tennis In The Face
Tennis World Tour (X2)
Tesla Vs Lovecraft 1€
Tharsis (X2)
The Ambassador Fractured Timelines 1€
The Adventure Pals 1€
The Battle Of Polytopia
The Battle Of Polytopia Moonrise Deluxe
The Free Ones
The Gate Of Firmament
theHunter Call Of The Wild (X2)
The Invisible Hours
The Journey Down Chapter Three 1€
The King Of Fighters XIII Steam Edition
The King Of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match NEW
The Last Blade
The Mims Beginning
The Night Of The Rabbit 0.5€
The Other Half
The Stanley Parable NEW
The Surge 2 NEW
The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes 1€
The Textorcist The Story of Ray Bibbia (X2) 1€
The Uncertain Last Quiet Day (X2)
The Vagrant 1€
The Walking Dead Season 1 + 400 Days
The Walking Vegetables
The Wild Eight (X2) 1€
They Bleed Pixels
Think Of The Children
THOTH
Through The Darkest Of Times 1€
Tilt Brush
Timeshift
Time Recoil
Titan Quest Anniversary
Tools Up
Tooth And Tail (X2) 1€
Torchlight 1€
Total Tank Simulator 1€
Toto Temple Deluxe
Tower Of Time (X2) 1€
Townsmen A Kingdom Rebuilt 0.5€
Toybox Turbos 0.5€
Tracks The Train Set Game
Train Station Renovation 1€
Treasure Hunter Simulator 1€
Tricky Towers
Tropico 4 1€
True Fear Forsaken Souls
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion NEW
Unexplored 1€
Unloved
Vane 1€
Velocibox
Victoria II
Vikings Wolves Of Midgard 1€
Visage (X2) NEW
V Rally 4 1€
Warhammer End Times Vermintide 1€
Warlock Master Of The Arcane
Wasteland 2 Directors Cut NEW
We Are The Dwarves
West Of Dead
We Were Here Together NEW
When Ski Lifts Go Wrong
Wildfire 1€
Wingspan NEW
Witch It NEW
Wooden Sen'SeY
World's Dawn
Worms Rumble + Legends DLC
Wrath Aeon Of Ruin NEW
WRC 7 World Rally Championship 1€
WWE 2K Battlegrounds
XCOM 2 + Reinforcement Pack NEW (EU & Africa locked)
Xenoraid The First Space War
XIII Classic 1€
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD
Ylands Exploration Pack
Yooka-Laylee 1€
Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair
Zack 2 Celestine's Map
Zombie Army Trilogy NEW
Zombie Kill Of The Week Reborn

Programs:
Ashampoo BackUp Pro 14 1.5€
Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 7 1.5€
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 18 2€
Music Maker Hip Hop edition 4€

Some of the games from my wishlist:
The Spy Who Shrunk Me
Two Worlds II HD
Star Explorers
Quake IV
Hydrophobia Prophecy
Gunslugs 3 Rogue Tactics
I Shall Remain
Return To Castle Wolfenstein
Aluna Sentinel Of The Shards
Malus
...and about 200 more games

I'm from EU,so KEYS SHOULD work pretty much anywhere
My Wishlist or offer something (game or paypal)
DONT TRY TO ADD ME ON STEAM OR SEND A PM BEFORE YOU POST IN THIS TOPIC - WILL NOT DEAL WITH YOU!
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2021.12.08 02:38 NotMilkshakes Itching dry circles of skin spreading throughout my body. The last picture looks the worst. Any clue what kind of rash?

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2021.12.08 02:38 NiceCockBro126 the morning rain clouds up my window

and I can't see at all. and even if I could it would all be grey. my teas gone cold. im wondering why I got out of bed at all
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2021.12.08 02:38 PopHuntr So I pulled up to Taco Bell drive through first window

Skinny white guy I've never seen or met before (I've been to that taco bell 3 times in a year never spoken to anyone) takes my card and asks:
"You know what D&D is right?"
"Yeah."
"I just came up with a great idea for an NPC. He's a skeleton Necromancer who has a portal to the infinite battlefield- The infinite Battlefield is a-
"Yeah I know what the infinite battlefield is" ( I don't actually ((or didn't then) but context clues plus I want my tacos so get on with it.)
"Well every day between 17:00 and 17:01 it opens and bones pour out. Perfect for a necromancer right ?" He asks in a sly tone clearly pleased with himself.
"No ? Why wouldn't he want it open for more than an hour" I asked foolishly
"A MINUTE ! It's a minute!"
"That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard in my life" I scoffed and he laughed in my face as I pulled off angrily.
I told my DM and other players hoping they'd understand the cringe but instead dm said that character is entering our universe. Our other player says it's only open for a minute because "that's all he needs"
Anyway I know you're out there reading this taco bell man.
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2021.12.08 02:38 RewireYourMindset Day 8: NO BENEFITS😭

I know it's a long game, but I don't see any benefits on day 8
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2021.12.08 02:38 AAC910 Made this my freshman year of highschool 😁inspired by the 90s animated series

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2021.12.08 02:38 gsmith369 Looking for Pokémon

Looking for following - Charmander -Squirtle -Porygon - and anyone with duplicated masterballs
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2021.12.08 02:38 cail123 You know what feels really good?

Constantly completing the weekly challenges only to have them not register as complete. Feels really, really good.
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2021.12.08 02:38 cheyenne11235 I can feel myself spiraling after yet another attempt at “moderation”

I had been doing “all right” limiting myself to just 2 for a while, and then last week I had two nights in a row where I didn’t quite black out but definitely got way too drunk and caused all sorts of problems with people I know and work with.
Last night I decided to go out, ended up blacking out, and woke up with a stranger in my bed. Who then told me I knocked on the neighbors door naked and asked to hang out. I’m so embarrassed and don’t know how to go forward from here. I don’t remember any of this and I’m sort of grateful for that because I made an absolute ass of myself.
Obviously moderation isn’t working. I have a few long stretches of sobriety, get complacent, and then give it another chance. Each of these trial moderations are worse than the last one. Even though I KNOW I can’t drink, I keep doing it. I think it’s time to revisit AA / other support groups, because it’s clear I can’t handle this on my own.
I’ve never posted in this sub, just read through it, but I thought saying something here might help keep me accountable.
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2021.12.08 02:38 Gratty001 Just imagine if you mixed red and blue....

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2021.12.08 02:38 xNanoWarriorx Just retook the political compass test

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2021.12.08 02:38 lkjhasdf87234 I hated UniMelb Engineering.

This was the most restrictive, exhausting, and creativity-crushing course I've ever attended, run by people with seemingly no vision for what a 21st-century education could and should be.
Our university's approach to education is horrifically outdated. In an age of instant and personalised communication, we still drip-feed subjects at a one-size-fits-all pace. The default teaching method is the hour-long monologue, like we're in Ancient Greece. We emphasise standardisation and submission to the teacher's initiative - being a good student is mostly about competing to be the fastest worker on the factory line. Mistakes and failures are treated not as a normal and necessary part of growth, but instead as a permanent stain on your intelligence. Nobody would choose to learn any other skill in this way.
So you'd think that any university course worth its fees would be trying urgently to modernise away from its archaic traditions. But in UniMelb Engineering, hardly anyone seems to have noticed. If anything, we're going backwards.
For a start, students are made to shoulder a pointlessly exhausting workload. The course handbook puts a standard Engineering subject at an optimistic 200 hours' work, which means a standard semester takes 800 hours. A standard semester is 17 weeks long, from the first day of Week 1, to the last day of exam period. So, even in the theoretical best case, where your exams finish on the very last day of semester, you'd still have to work 47-hour weeks, for four months straight, just to get by the content - this sort of commitment would earn you a windfall in overtime at your average company. If (more realistically) your semester ends halfway through exam period, then that number goes up to 52 hours per week. So, ever wondered why you always end up too swamped to do your assignments justice or to engage the content properly, no matter how you plan? Apparently, it's by design.
It might not be so bad if these hours were at least being put to effective use. But another recent teaching trend is to micromanage even your private study time, by burying you in "educational/continuous/nested/homework" assessments. I'm talking about the assessments that are intended not to measure your ability, but instead to "make sure you keep studying", to "help you learn", or to "provide feedback", collectively worth too much of your grade for you to ignore, but not worth the time it takes to complete them. The problem is not that these assessments are all necessarily pointless - it's that you don't even get a choice. You might be perfectly capable of self-directed study, you might be struggling with a completely different topic, or you might be overloaded with work already (I once had 12 hefty deadlines in a single month when I was only halfway through semester). Hell, you might even point out that your marks are not meant to be used as bargaining chips to control students' day-to-day behaviour. Nevertheless, if you don't conform to this top-down, one-size-fits-all study schedule, then you're punished with grade deductions. It eventually feels like a stress-driven office job where you're churning out useless paperwork for the sake of your tutors - except that you're the one who's paying.
The reason usually given for such ham-fisted policies is that it "raises the average mark". But even this reasoning is problematic, because our marks don't tell much of the story, do they? In nearly every subject (including most "project-based" subjects), your evaluation is still dominated by the timed paper exam: that assessment where your skill as an engineer (that is, your ability to think deeply and creatively about open-ended problems, to conduct research, to consider real-world issues, and to co-ordinate a solution with various stakeholders) is measured by how well you can guess, in approximately seven minutes, the exact method, solution, and level of detail envisaged by your individual marker, on a series of black-and-white, pen-and-paper problems that (if you're lucky) represent a partial sliver of a cross-section of twelve weeks' content that you have memorised for reflexive regurgitation now and never again, all at one arbitrary moment in June/November, where pure speed is massively overvalued down to the second, and where research and collaboration are banned.
Is it any wonder, then, that those who filter through to academia have a reputation for being petty and sheltered? Is it any wonder that any half-intelligent person knows not to read into your grades? And is it any wonder that UniMelb Engineering graduates are notorious in the industry for having no initiative or social awareness, to the point where the Faculty has actually started forcing its students through a crapshoot of remedial programs (albeit programs that, true to form, miss the point and famously waste everyone's time) aimed at teaching us How To Think And Talk Like Normal Human Beings? We're not nurturing or selecting for the best engineers. We're just running a bizarre ranking system based on how compliantly you can parrot one-off memory tests while locked in a shed. Does anyone else feel like they've barely had a chance to use their brain at university?
At this point, you usually encounter the cop-out chorus: "Other unis do the same", "We're researchers, not teachers", "Something something university run like a business". But whether you buy those excuses or not, the Faculty's actions haven't been those of an organisation that is apologetically going with the least worst option - they recently doubled down by turning our exams into hurdle requirements. So, you might have spent all semester labouring painstakingly over your masterpiece of a project, but if you have a single bad morning, or if you just get thrown for time (because, I don't know, maybe you're a meticulous or imaginative type who tends not to do all your work at a sprint), then it's an instant fail grade for you, and you can look forward to repeating the whole circus next semester - here's your invoice. And when the COVID era showed that our exam conditions are divorced from reality to the point of being unenforceable, the general response was not to rethink our assessment methods, but instead to double down on the difficulty and time pressure - which, far from stamping out cheating and "collusion rings" (what is this, a drug bust?) has only turned them into a necessity.
Of course, you can try to explain to your subject co-ordinators how they might facilitate greater student autonomy. But even in response to low-hanging fruit, such as...

...you're typically met with tone-deaf dismissal and insecurity. They'll pull out every excuse in the book, or they'll baselessly tell you that "yours is not a majority opinion", even when the whole point is that there's no need to do everything by tyranny of the majority. And the higher up you go, the more you have to put up with toxic narcissists whose reaction to anything short of having their arses kissed is to bluster and bully. Meanwhile, the University of Melbourne continues to lag in student satisfaction, and "cash cow" has become an everyday term in the student lexicon.
I stopped being able to take my studies seriously long ago - my efforts felt like a charade. After all my time here, the most noticeable things I graduate with are a fortune in debt, and clinical depression. It wasn't worth it.

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6 Problems with our School System (Next School): https://youtube.com/watch?v=okpg-lVWLbE
Let's use video to reinvent education (Salman Khan): https://youtube.com/watch?v=nTFEUsudhfs
How to Change Education (Ken Robinson): https://youtube.com/watch?v=BEsZOnyQzxQ
A Mathematician's Lament (Paul Lockhart): https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/devlin/LockhartsLament.pdf
You Should Finally Leave School (The School of Life): https://youtube.com/watch?v=pJhUs1L_RQo
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