I'm not sure if anyone who is in university can relate to this but most of my friends are now working after graduating this year. I on the other hand chose to go straight into my Master. They often make comments on "how lucky I am that I only have to go to lecture 3 times a week" or "you can't be tired all you did today was attend one lecture". I don't think these comments are meant to come off as rude or condescending but they do get annoying.
What they don't take into account is the for most of my lectures I have to make notes from PP that have 75 slides, the required reading that sometimes has 40 pages or seminar work that can take 2 hours to do and on top of that assignment that can be 3,000 words long. Now if we multiply that by the 4 modules that I am taking this semester it slowly adds up. I think sometimes we forget how much work actually goes into studying and that in reality, it is a 24/7 commitment.
So in this Christmas period keep your university friends in your thoughts xxx