As deadlines draw ever closer, student procrastination levels are on the rise. This morning, law student Michelle Hurley approached us to report that she’d been awarded a BA in Media Studies during a particularly unproductive day in the library.
The Whip caught up with the third year after her private graduation ceremony:
“I was supposed to be getting started on my dissertation entitled ‘Smooth Criminals: Bald Men on Trial’ but I just couldn’t get myself motivated. I started doodling on my lecture notes to pass the time.
“Before I knew it I’d completed the whole Introduction to Communication module, and then I just thought: in for a penny, in for a pound! Besides, my own degree was getting a bit heavy, and writing a whole Media dissertation was the light relief I needed.”
This is not the first time a Leeds Student has unwittingly gained a Media Studies qualification. According to reports, an English student achieved a mid 2:1 in 2009 after tweeting ‘Harry Potter isn’t even that good #dumbleboring’.
In 2011, Mike Mugg, a Leeds Maths student secured a First class Fine Art degree in his lunch hour. The head of department, Gwenevere Humboldt-Smythe, confirmed to The Whip that his piece had “made the entire faculty weep for an entire week”.
Mike has recently launch his latest collection, in which he re-makes famous sculptures out of pipe-cleaners and by putting crisp packets in the oven so they shrink.
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