I am surrounded by hoodies, most of whom look as if they'd happily receive a hug......though not from David Cameron.
Yes, on level 5 of the Study area in the med school, the buzz of tension mixed with the swish of pages turning, the click of keyboards and the hum of the aircon is stifling conversations. The neat piles of empty coffee cups, M&S sandwich boxes, salad tubs and fruit salad trays are growing near the bin, and the dress code is heading from normal to comfy and homely - started with hoodies and jeans, now slippers are creeping in.
The earphones are in, and a selection of online music sources, podcasts etc are providing the soundtrack to our lives. Yes, we're heading through exam season, and as we all struggle with the same past papers, and identifying which antibiotics cause cholestatic jaundice; and debate the answer to mock EMQ 1.8 from the XX past paper etc, we are heading towards a camaraderie - those of us who choose to revise here and developing something of a bunker mentality/ blitz spirit.
And when it all comes down to it, we are all in it together.
Wish us luck!