For those with dissertations, exams, presentations, essays and existential crisis to combat, this time of year becomes one of burgeoning workloads, marathon library sessions and emotional breakdowns in Subway at 10am. Take it from a Dissertation Survivor that these following four tips can ease the burden. Slightly.

University can be a daunting prospect. The one thing you can always count upon is that you have thousands of comrades in the same position, but sussing out the many new faces around you can be tough. So check out this handy guide to work out exactly who you DON’T want to find yourself rubbing shoulders with for the next three years.