Before I started my bachelor degree this year I was bombarded with opinions that “you must socialise and network or you will not survive university” and “be at a disadvantage later in your degree and even in your profession”. As usual I rolled my eyes at those presumptions. If I wanted to get somewhere by socialising I would not spend money on a degree. I would be hanging out at bars and nightclubs, talking to people and rubbing shoulders to acquire contacts. In other words, I have no intentions at this point to become a politician.