This was of my own volition, by the way, as I'm off to do more Postgraduate.
Now, in the three months before I start in Manchester what can I do? So far I have:
3) Growing a beard
Brooks saddle with massive springs, and an old leather briefcase that looks like a Scotsman's wallet... ie: old, battered, contains nothing and is hardly ever opened except to give moths the right to light...
(Postgrads in Madchester these days eat ciabatta at Pret a Manger...no need to carry sandwiches to 'studies' either).
I've just finished an MA at Manchester and I can assure you I never ate pret a manger ciabatta butties. Although I did live in Chorlton so there was plenty of opportunity for right on organic, hand knitted yoghurt and the like to eat while reading the Guardian.