• Freshers are struggling to cook for themselves during the
    first weeks of uni
  • A student caused an evacuation on their first night in
    halls after cooking chicken
  • One cremated bacon, while another managed to ruin a simple
    toastie

For many students, going to
university will be the first time they’ve ever lived away
from home – or properly cooked for themselves.

And judging from hilarious
photos of catastrophic cooking attempts on social media, some
freshers are struggling with making themselves even the
simplest of dishes.

One student’s culinary skills
were so poor that she managed to have her halls building
evacuated after she tried and failed to cook some
chicken.

From incredibly burnt cheese
toasties to some cremated slices of bacon, these kitchen
disasters prove that many first year students have a lot to
learn when it comes to cooking themselves a hearty
meal. 

And the unappetising pictures
will make you very glad you’re not a student
anymore. 

This fresher invited Gordon Ramsay to critique her first attempt at cooking at uni - a chicken and cheese toastie that's cremated on one side

This fresher invited Gordon Ramsay to critique her first
attempt at cooking at uni – a chicken and cheese toastie
that’s cremated on one side

One student confessed that she'd managed to evacuate her halls building when the fire alarm went off as she was cooking chicken

One student confessed that she’d managed to evacuate her
halls building when the fire alarm went off as she was
cooking chicken

One student was very concerned about her flatmate's cooking skills, which include cremating four pieces of bacon for a bacon sandwich

One student was very concerned about her flatmate’s cooking
skills, which include cremating four pieces of bacon for a
bacon sandwich

This student may be clever enough to go to university but clearly lacked a bit of common sense as she said she was going to try and make pasta in a plastic bowl - which will definitely melt when heated

This student may be clever enough to go to university but
clearly lacked a bit of common sense as she said she was
going to try and make pasta in a plastic bowl – which will
definitely melt when heated

A very typical student meal: this student said she hadn't had a proper cooked meal after seven days at university - and chose her first meal to be fish fingers and potato waffles

A very typical student meal: this student said she hadn’t
had a proper cooked meal after seven days at university –
and chose her first meal to be fish fingers and potato
waffles

This fresher tried to make an omelette - but ended up with an unappetising plate of overcooked scrambled eggs

This fresher tried to make an omelette – but ended up with
an unappetising plate of overcooked scrambled eggs

This mother tweeted a picture of her child's cheese and hot dog toastie - and sarcastically said she wasn't at all worried now about their cooking abilities

This mother tweeted a picture of her child’s cheese and hot
dog toastie – and sarcastically said she wasn’t at all
worried now about their cooking abilities

This student knew well in advance that his cooking skills at university would never live up to the standards of his mother

This student knew well in advance that his cooking skills
at university would never live up to the standards of his
mother

This year isn't the first time that freshers have failed in the kitchen. This student formed his spaghetti dinner into a compressed block - making it look very unappetising

This year isn’t the first time that freshers have failed in
the kitchen. This student formed his spaghetti dinner
into a compressed block – making it look very unappetising

Grated cheddar and cream cheese on toast: it wouldn't pass muster in a restaurant, but it's an adequate meal for this undergraduate

Grated cheddar and cream cheese on toast: it wouldn’t pass
muster in a restaurant, but it’s an adequate meal for this
undergraduate

The image that sums up a thousand student kitchens: One undergraduate said they only had this collection of sorry ingredients left in their cupboards

The image that sums up a thousand student kitchens: One
undergraduate said they only had this collection of sorry
ingredients left in their cupboards

This stomach-churning mess is allegedly a sweetcorn omlette but it barely resembles the classic French egg dish

This stomach-churning mess is allegedly a sweetcorn omlette
but it barely resembles the classic French egg dish

This undergraduate has got creative with their meal - but they really shouldn't have. They appear to have combined a Caesar salad with tinned spaghetti

This undergraduate has got creative with their meal – but
they really shouldn’t have. They appear to have combined a
Caesar salad with tinned spaghetti