PHD STUDENTS have admitted it is just an excuse to spend another three years arsing about.
Julian Cook, who is currently writing a PhD thesis on the history of tables, said: “I really enjoyed my degree because I only had to do a relatively small amount of work and was able to have a bath during the day without anyone shouting at me.
“When that ended I was naturally very worried that I might have to get an actual job, then somebody suggested doing a PhD.
“It’s great, you think of some nonsense to write a long essay about, preferably involving foreign travel, and then you just go off and knob about for a bit.
“As a bonus, you get to make strangers think you’re clever.”
Mary Fisher is currently doing a PhD in why some dogs are bigger than others. She said: “I love learning because it is far less shit than having a job. Also you get to go in a university library and read all the magazines.
“I’d recommend it to anyone who is clever or has rich parents.”