As UCAS deadline day approaches on 15 January, we take a look at seven things you might leave to the last minute – and one that you definitely shouldn't.
Panic-buying on Christmas Eve or the night before an anniversary actually works for some people. (It stops you over-analysing and lets you make more instinctive and creative choices, apparently. If you need an excuse.)
It’s like playing chicken with your fuel gauge, isn’t it? Can I make it all the way home now the warning light’s winking at me? Or will I end up marooned in a lay-by with only the burger-van guy for company?
The mad race to the departure gate isn’t much fun. On the plus side though, you’ll get loads of mileage out of your 'Do-you-remember-the-time-we-almost-got-stranded-in-Amsterdam?' story.
Some of us work best under pressure, and genuinely find it easier to ruminate on the Gloucester sub-plot in King Lear for two weeks before dashing off an essay the night before it’s due. And some of us are just world-class procrastinators.
Personally, I wouldn't delay this – but you might if you’re a fan of 1920s silent comedies and want to be like Harold Lloyd.
Because, let’s face it, Netflix is amazing and we all love a good binge-watch.
A few years ago in Canada, a political party stood for the office with the slogan ‘Alarm Clocks Kill Dreams’. So true. I think I’ll just have five more minutes... *Hits snooze*
There are some serious benefits to hitting that 15 January deadline. You’ll have applied for your first-choice course at your first-choice university – and then you’ll be free to concentrate on the important stuff, like getting the best grades you can. And watching Sabrina on Netflix.