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Students find moving house and looking for a job LESS stressful than a fortnight without internet

28th January 2015
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Having to cope without the internet for two weeks is more stressful than job-hunting or moving house, according to a survey of UK students.

Of 500 university students questioned by property removals service Tom’s Van, 27% named losing digital communication for a fortnight as one of life’s most stressful experiences.

That’s compared to 21% who named finding a job to support themselves as the most stressful, and 15% who chose moving house.

Yes, that’s right - losing access to twitter, Facebook and Instagram is now classed as a more stressful experience than looking for a job so that you can, you know, buy food – and even worse than packing up all your possessions so that you have somewhere to live.

We don’t understand. At all. Sorry...

The only situation that students found more panic-inducing was breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend, according to the research.

Well, as Tom - of Tom’s Van - says: “It’s good to know we still value real life relationships over online ones.”

Quite.

Tom’s Van is an independent removals service based in Cambridge.

“Tom” adds: “Whether students are completely dependent on digital learning or just can't get enough of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter – it confirms we’re more reliant on the internet than ever. 

“And while the stress of moving in with new people or leaving home for the first time can be overwhelming, it’s reassuring to know moving home is no longer considered one of life’s most stressful events – for students at least.”

Having to cope without the internet for two weeks is more stressful than job-hunting or moving house, according to a survey of UK students.
Of 500 university students questioned by property removals service Tom’s Van, 27% named losing digital communication for a fortnight as one of life’s most stressful experiences.
That’s compared to 21% who named finding a job to support themselves as the most stressful, and 15% who chose moving house.
Yes, that’s right - losing access to twitter, Facebook and Instagram is now classed as a more stressful experience than looking for a job so that you can, you know, buy food – and even worse than packing up all your possessions so that you have somewhere to live.
We don’t understand. At all. Sorry...
The only situation that students found more panic-inducing was breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend, according to the research.
Well, as Tom - of Tom’s Van - says: “It’s good to know we still value real life relationships over online ones.”
Quite.
Tom’s Van is an independent removals service based in Cambridge.
“Tom” adds: “Whether students are completely dependent on digital learning or just can't get enough of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter – it confirms we’re more reliant on the internet than ever.  
“And while the stress of moving in with new people or leaving home for the first time can be overwhelming, it’s reassuring to know moving home is no longer considered one of life’s most stressful events – for students at least.”




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