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A DAY IN THE LIFE AT UNI (before coronavirus) 📚durham university vlog

March 25, 2020

On tonight’s program ladies gentlemen, we have something that’s gonna make you sick Hello there and welcome back to my youtube channel, my name is Jack Edwards And today I thought I would show you a day in the life of a UK university student That’s me. Basically, it is deadline season, which is quite frankly quite a stressful time of year. So What was I gonna say today is Friday today, it’s quite a busy day for me. It is currently at 5 to 8 Oh my god. I need to leave the house now. Really. Anyway, I am basically going to the gym first thing after that I’m going to head to the library until lunch then I have lectures and meeting some admin work some reading to do and then a sign language lesson and then tonight I have a party So I thought today would be a pretty good day to share with you and show you what life is like at Dharma University So let’s head off to the gym Okay, so just wrapped up at the gym and let’s just say that hot knees aren’t interested in telling my legs because they feel like Jelly, anyway, I’m on my way to my college library because I have the key I have the power and I basically unlock it in the morning. So it’s like a volunteering thing I do where I go work for like three hours, but I’m walking along the river park because firstly look at that view That’s insane. This is such an awesome place to walk and secondly sometimes if you get lucky there are dogs on this walk today Disappointing lack of dogs. These are the Durham boat houses that kind of line the river there’s a few more over there because rowing is a massive thing in Durham when I got into Durham one of the things I was most excited about was the fact that I could learn to row and Then the first practice like the trials were at quarter to 6:00 in the a.m. And I was like, no. Thank you So that was the start and end of my rowing career. There you go. That should be me, but I’m too lazy Unfortunately, so this road here is the Bailey and this is where most of the old colleges are. This is my college This is CAF and out there is where I lived in my first year and just slightly down. The road is God’s library Here we are No one man should have all that power So hello MTV and welcome to the library for me volunteering in the library is so beneficial Because I just I’m forced to be in the library for three hours at the start of the day from 9:00 a.m Onwards if I don’t unlock this library, no one can use it So I kind of have to I’d only have to do is set the front desk scan out books when people need them Minimal effort and also most importantly, I’m in charge of the biscuits also The welfare team of my college have put these little notes all around the library as all motivation whilst you’re studying Which I just think is such a nice and wholesome thing. So, yeah, if you ever need a little reminder, there you go After my library shift was over I headed to the JCR to have a packed lunch, which I had leftover from the night before it’s my stir-fry Thanks, then I did some reading in preparation for my lecture which I walked to through Durham it was a pretty rainy day but actually I think the city looks really nice when it rains and the lecture was on the short stories of Raymond Carver Which was really really interesting So back to me in the studio, ok So I’ve just popped home to my humble abode I’ve been doing some admin stuff basically our Landlord just randomly decided to sell the house that we live in so we have a new landlord who wants us to pay rent slightly Differently and it’s all just a bit confusing and so I’m trying to sort that out as well as our electricity and gas bills bills Bills bills, you know all the money just leaving my account slowly So I had all that sort out as well as basically some on the executive committee for TEDx Durham University Which is so exciting and fun. So I am the speaker’s wrapped So I’ve been liaising with the speakers that we’ve got and getting them to come to the conference which is next week now Which is very scary. See I’ve just been sending out some emails And now I’m going to do some tutorial prep or a tutorial I have on Monday next week. It’s on Stevie Smith Who is an incredible poet such a big fan of her work? So yeah, that’s what I’m going to do I’m going to make like Rihanna and what-what-what-what work. I Am so bored. So Yeah, as you can see I have a really healthy relationship with my degree Ferrell third year at University had no right to be this difficult There’s just so much to do all the time. What does that look like product placement? It’s not. I’m just thirsty I’m just prepping for my tutorial. Yeah, that’s it. That’s pretty much what I have to say So this is our drying rack basically with all of the things that we’ve washed up and are drying but the thing that I need at the moment is essentially at the bottom of this Pile so I’m currently debating whether to do a little round of utensil Jenga or just put everyone else is drying away for them Which I think I’m just gonna have to do so it’s success. This is the bit that I needed it’s basically an attachment to a handheld blender and I’m using this because I’m going to make a Protein shake with like loads of calories since bring my calories for the day up to do that I basically use two scoops of fuel I use the chocolate flavor So kind of tastes like a milkshake and not grim four scoops though It’s kind of like a horse a little bit of honey a little bit of water. And then now even though I am like low-key Lactose intolerant sometimes sacrifices have to be made, you know Also, I bought this the other day and it was it was full obviously and I have the top shelf of our fridge So I put it on my shelf like this and over the course of the night It just trickled down all in the fridge and that’s how much milk came out of it So that was a really fun that starts my day to be honest with you This almost always causes disasters basically out kind of I’ve kind of nailed it now But the first time I tried to make one of these shakes I was actually vlogging but I never uploaded the video But this is kind of this is what happened I’m really confused because it’s like open so if I put this in and blend surely everything is going to fly off of me. Oh Yeah, Lisa, what is the bigger button dude I Don’t know what I was expecting to happen, but maybe I meant to put it in the front oh My god So yeah, we really aren’t here putting the fun in fundamentally incapable so what I’ve learnt since then is that you put this in all the way and then Perfecto. So basically now I’m going to head off to my sign language lesson at the beginning of this academic year I decided that I wanted to try a new skill and Sign language is something has always been so appealing to me so through the Durham University sign language Society I do a two-hour lesson every single week for sex. So that is what I’m going to go Do I then walked to my sign language lesson which was at the darn Students Union I couldn’t refill much but it was on holidays So I just got back from my sign language lesson today We were doing about holidays and the sign language for the word holidays is like this which I personally really enjoy We were learning how to sign the names of different countries like Ireland Spain France is the real highlight. It’s like And I just think that reminds me of like a year 7 profile pic. I really love learning sign language or should I say? BSL sign language it’s like so rewarding and it’s the last thing I do before the weekend and I feel like it’s just ends the Week on a good note, you know speaking of which tonight. I’m heading to you a party I think I’m probably gonna end up robbing because It’d really be like that sometimes you know, so yeah, that is the plan just gonna do a little bit more reading This is the book that I’m reading at the moment. So we’re cooking dinner And basically I was about to go to Tesco and I said to my flatmate Well, I’m basking Sasuke to buy some sausages because I wanna make sausage a match I don’t have sausages and he was about to meets Monster Mash and about goods Tesco because it didn’t have potato will blow How convenient is that? We’ve joined forces and we’re making sausage mash sausage and smashed it So It’s the next day now Yesterday I ended up going clubbing who’s surprised not me. It was a really good night, though. I had a good time I didn’t end the video for everyone’s benefit because I was drunk and that would have just been an absolute car crash So, you’re welcome that that didn’t happen there are two weeks left of terminal which are going to be absolutely grim because it is just deadline season the so many essays to you our Dissertation as well, which I need to get cracking with. So I’ll be trying to blogger as much as possible I’m continuing to show my university journey But for now, this has been a classic day in my life at Durham as a third-year English student Wow I nearly got through a whole video without mentioning the fact I’m an English student and then right right the final moment I got sure somehow I just always managed to squeeze it in It’s kind of becoming like a running joke now did I mention of an English student? Thank you so so much for watching this video if you enjoyed it Give it a thumbs up and subscribe for more from me also I will leave my book pre-order link in that the description and in the comments down below which is still just Mad to me, but if you would like to preorder my book, then it’s the University Survival Guide is coming out in August and it’s just a dream come true So once again, thank you so much for spending the day with me and I will see you next time. Bye. Bye In case I don’t see ya good afternoon good evening and good night


  • Reply Jack Edwards March 11, 2020 at 11:54 pm

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  • Reply Malcom Flibbleghast March 12, 2020 at 12:14 am

    "put it in all the way , before you shake it about" jack edwards 2020

  • Reply Danielle Churchill March 12, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Please do a drunk jack q and a haha

  • Reply Kerry G March 12, 2020 at 12:15 am

    You do all kinds of everything and i sit on my butt eating biscuits. I felt comparitively useless and then you blended an overfilled mug and now we're even 👍

  • Reply Temwani Zimba March 12, 2020 at 12:18 am

    Nice fun video, loved it 💪🏾

  • Reply elegant lass March 12, 2020 at 12:21 am

    You may not believe but today I really really had a thought of you and I was like " it's really been a while we haven't heard from jack Edwards " then i opened youtube and then booooom ! Thanks really. love love ❤❤

  • Reply tanishka agg March 12, 2020 at 12:24 am

    Yayyyy!!! New video!!! Oh jack … I think am in love with u

  • Reply Vavis de la Kaderis March 12, 2020 at 12:27 am


  • Reply A. VALT March 12, 2020 at 12:28 am

    Jack Edwards: Keeping his viewers productive and motivated till forever

  • Reply Sophie Toghill March 12, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Can you do a video giving us an update on your masters application? I feel like you had just slightly mentioned it, but never said anything about it. Love you videos ❤❤

  • Reply MissCookieGirl March 12, 2020 at 12:39 am

    I am so pleased that you’re learning BSL!! I really appreciate that as a deaf viewer for your videos! Keep up the good work x

  • Reply Issy Belle March 12, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Jack…. I'm prettttyyy sure that means Lesbian, not France…. 😂😂

  • Reply Rose Garcia-Breton March 12, 2020 at 1:07 am

    I went to UCAS exhibition in Bristol. Saw the universities that were there. Spotted Durham.

    Went there.

    Ended up coming back with 15 Specifications

  • Reply Georgia Craig March 12, 2020 at 1:08 am

    is no one gonna talk about the louis vuitton bag???

  • Reply Shahed Ali March 12, 2020 at 1:12 am

    He's tiny ears are cute lol
    just me?

  • Reply Panda Pad March 12, 2020 at 1:36 am

    Why dont you just use a plant based milk instead

  • Reply Juana Abadie Bottcher March 12, 2020 at 1:42 am

    are you peronist?

  • Reply Amrit Singh Chauhan March 12, 2020 at 2:01 am

    Indians click here 👉 07:32

  • Reply Emily Gough March 12, 2020 at 2:08 am

    Awh it's a shame you've never bumped into me walking my doggo along the river! x

  • Reply T March 12, 2020 at 2:21 am

    Jack get lactose free milk, it tastes the exact same!

  • Reply Abi w March 12, 2020 at 2:29 am

    Could we have a little library tour? Would be really helpful!

  • Reply heythereimlau March 12, 2020 at 2:42 am

    Jack Edwards, learning to use a blender at the age of 21

  • Reply Tom March 12, 2020 at 2:47 am

    There’s no point crying over spilt milk…

  • Reply Carol N March 12, 2020 at 3:06 am

    I am in Suriname (South America) and your planner just arrived!! You're international. 🙂

  • Reply Fin Roach March 12, 2020 at 3:22 am

    Hi jack I’m ur 51st comment

  • Reply Ariadna Alvarado March 12, 2020 at 3:29 am

    idk why I feel I have already watched this 😂

  • Reply bguth05 March 12, 2020 at 3:44 am

    This is one of the greatest most realistic but also relaxed uni day in my life ive seen! Good jobb

  • Reply Ned Stark March 12, 2020 at 3:47 am

    You remind me of Rishi Sunak 🤙🏻

  • Reply Ephraim Wu March 12, 2020 at 3:59 am

    Early in the pmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  • Reply Hashim Hussain March 12, 2020 at 4:18 am

    “On tonight’s program […] we have something that will make you sick” coronavirus?

  • Reply YasminViola11 March 12, 2020 at 4:22 am

    OMG 2:02 that's me in the boat! Yeah Chads!!!

  • Reply Evie March 12, 2020 at 4:32 am

    The fact that jack needed to explain the use of a drying rack 😭

  • Reply Susan May March 12, 2020 at 5:16 am

    Fellow uni student here, SO with u re stress and busyness around deadline time

  • Reply Bekka Louise March 12, 2020 at 5:39 am

    I work in my uni library and it’s the best job ever I get paid to help people check some books out and to sit and do my own work. Win win.

  • Reply viiathelens March 12, 2020 at 5:47 am


    Jack finishes his English Lit degree at Durham.

    He can’t say “I’m an English Lit student at Durham University” anymore

    Everyone is sad.

  • Reply John Yarbrough March 12, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Two weeks left in term. So many deadlines. Need to get cracking on my dissertation. Anyone else: Panic. Jack: It's all here on my spreadsheet.

  • Reply chloé March 12, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    How many times did you change outfits hahaha?

  • Reply Maisie Walsh March 12, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Wow Durham is so pretty!

  • Reply Cheryl Moyo March 12, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Loved this video! I love seeing what other students at other universities get up to during the week. I go to uni of sussex and I have a week in my life vlog on my channel✨

  • Reply Hagru Draw March 12, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Great vlog! You have talent.

  • Reply Dhillon Sonia Kaur March 12, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    your one day is my entire week lmao

  • Reply Maimuna May March 12, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Watching this because my uni is on a strike and they cancelled all the classes for English so this is the closest I will feel to going to university.

  • Reply Imani Fudl March 12, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    your college campus is so gorgeous ❤

  • Reply Amr Zaki March 12, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    dude u motivate me to study and u r so funny love your videos 😂😂😂💙

  • Reply Kirsten Holland March 12, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    i did bsl for about 3 years after picking it up for my DofE skill segment. Possibly one of the best things I've ever done, really should be taught in schools as another alternative to a language, not everyone will travel to other countries and need to speak the langue, but anyone can go deaf or need to communicate with someone through bsl

  • Reply Jp Immy March 12, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Jack
    Actually I am doing my Master degree but I am not hard working please give me some tips to do my study professionally.

  • Reply Emily Hunter March 12, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    it felt so strange watching this as a fellow durham student!! but i loved, currently a PG student here tooooo, can anyone use cuth library or is it just college members? X

  • Reply Badrun Flashings March 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    you're the reason why I'm bi, no homo yes bi.

  • Reply Mirela Druiu March 12, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Hi,Jack!I want to apply to Durham but the school tax can be an issue.Can you inform me more on that?Or anyone that knows.Please

  • Reply Veerle W March 12, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Jack you do know that there is lactose free milk aside from almond milk etc

  • Reply Maria Copley March 12, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I'm home alone and was doing my washing up when Jack said "Putting the fun in fundamentally incapable" and I dropped a bowl because I was laughing so hard

  • Reply fabrice duchenne March 12, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Hi ! It's always a very good day with Mister J.E

  • Reply Sophie Smith March 12, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Heard from a friend who goes there today that they got an email saying Durham is shutting down due to corona is that true?

  • Reply Chaz Payne March 12, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    This is crazy because my day at Durham University consisted of writing summative about topics I haven’t learnt with no support because of strikes and now continuing to have no contact hours even after the month striking because of COVID-19. Also I enjoyed voting RON in the SU elections to have this popular option removed…

  • Reply Ester Berg March 12, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Haha aww! When I was watching the blender-accident I felt so bad because I knew exactly what would happen but I couldn't stop you!

  • Reply James Brown March 13, 2020 at 1:03 am

    If in doubt just do a day in the life

  • Reply Akash Prithiv March 13, 2020 at 1:59 am

    I received an offer from Durham University Business School for the Msc. Management programme.

    Is Durham good for business related courses as well ?
    Could someone give me an opinion?

  • Reply StudyJourney March 13, 2020 at 3:15 am

    Hi guys, I love your videos Jack . I have started my own channel on exams,school,stationery , gcse s and more. It would mean a lot If you could check my channel out

  • Reply Amanda Makes Stuff March 13, 2020 at 3:41 am

    lol this aged well, gonna be ur last day at durham uni for a while😭

  • Reply Nani Moonsxn March 13, 2020 at 5:19 am

    That accent bro

  • Reply Laneei March 13, 2020 at 5:30 am

    jack walking past his old room: HEY! I used to live there!

  • Reply Ash March 13, 2020 at 6:23 am

    I go to uni in Middlesbrough but travel to Newcastle quite a lot. I pass through Durham on the train and every time Im like "I wish I was getting off at Durham" it looks so beautiful from the train station 🥺

  • Reply naveed memon March 13, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    I'm bore
    I have very strong relationship with my degree ..was wowwww Jack superb

  • Reply LL March 13, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    This university is beyond beatiful, oh my god!

  • Reply Yuxin Wu March 13, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Jack please take care of yourself and hang out less cause the coronavirus is spreading rapidly all around the world.

  • Reply Eric Bowers March 13, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    happy to hear you're learning bsl too!!

    are you thinking about doing a vlog in bsl ?? would love to see that x

    perhaps for accessibility you could add closed captions on your videos for hoh audiences

  • Reply Judith Baldridge March 13, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Jack Edwards: Keeping his viewers productive and motivated till forever
    Jack Edwards, learning to use a blender at the age of 21

  • Reply Croninbaz Twandaycx March 13, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    There’s no point crying over spilt milk…
    Jack Edwards, learning to use a blender at the age of 21
    Fun is banned stop having it before the government see you

  • Reply Amy Gaffney March 13, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    heyy, i’m planning on doing english lit at durham this september and a video on the career prospects / ur own plans after an undergrad english degree would be super helpful and fun! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Smith March 13, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    No one:
    Jack: kind of like a horse

  • Reply Sana Valli March 13, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Love you xxxx

  • Reply lucy charnock March 13, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    My uni day:

    – Wake up at 1
    – Lecture at 2
    – Back home at 4
    – Go to sleep

  • Reply Zosuliwe Gula March 14, 2020 at 5:10 am

    I wish I could be as half as productive as you are…. I'd excel in life 😢😢🌼

  • Reply Nima Dollar March 14, 2020 at 3:32 pm


  • Reply Prathyusha March 14, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Give me 'how to be funny 101' lessons please

  • Reply 田野 March 14, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    I miss the old days in Durham. And so envy that you have the keys to college’s library. The only tiny thing I have with Durham Uni is that I always find Bill Bryson’s too far away.

  • Reply Rosie Smedley March 15, 2020 at 12:15 am

    I’ve been to Durham a fair few time’s now because it’s fairly local but it’s such a beautiful city.

  • Reply David McNeil March 15, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Is that your university's gym or somewhere else?

  • Reply Shaun Harding March 15, 2020 at 6:32 am

    My dad teaches there

  • Reply joseph trainor March 15, 2020 at 6:56 am

    Geat vlog video

  • Reply Arwen March 15, 2020 at 7:33 am


  • Reply Arwen March 15, 2020 at 7:36 am

    What a good vlogggg

  • Reply Sofia Azman March 15, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Durham is so beautiful?!!? Omg

  • Reply connoreo45 March 15, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Are you still doing the 9-5 workday experiment thing? I'm interested to see how it went.

  • Reply Georgina Prisadnikova March 15, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Durham Uni is my dream uni to go to, currently in year 12 so fingers crossed

  • Reply jonty clark March 16, 2020 at 2:47 am

    your a cheeky boy

  • Reply John Glynn March 16, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    lmao that milkshake reaction 👍

  • Reply Mark Clemente March 16, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I love how at 7:40 it sounds like you said "fuckmate Will" rather than "flatmate Will." Lol

  • Reply اعل الكوري اعل الكوري March 17, 2020 at 1:36 am

    hello brother

  • Reply J G March 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    I see this like every day, live in Durham. Study at Newcastle. Nice video 😊

  • Reply Brooke Nelson March 18, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    omg the beginning- your uni is a literal castle

  • Reply Nameless March 18, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    i just realised that the logo thing in the bottom right is kinda like the food network logo lol

  • Reply Brushup Gh March 19, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Loool I will be coming there loool

  • Reply Kavindu Akash March 19, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    what is the best age get in to uni?

  • Reply Lizzie Caisley March 20, 2020 at 5:20 am

    Laughed way too hard at the blender 😂 Also I want to learn BSL next year at uni too!

  • Reply Mike5 March 20, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Students – You just have to love them

  • Reply Music Relax Focus Sleep March 21, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Hey Jack! Check out my new study music vid!

  • Reply overthemoonflorist March 21, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Your video came in my recommendation. I subscribed because u are handsome , have beautiful eyes and your funny and your vibes are soo goodd ❤🙈🙈🙈🙈❤

  • Reply Ross Maks March 21, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    r all english majors so helpless in the kitchen

  • Reply Aero Learn March 23, 2020 at 1:22 am

    I've watched your videos for ages and love every single one of them! Thanks for this video 🙂

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