Watch 9 Cringey University Students' Videos

04/06/2014 14:05 | Updated 04 June 2014

Students and student unions, we're looking at you. We know you're trying to mock yourselves in order to get support and be the "funny ones on campus", but it just comes back to bite you, doesn't it?

Within these videos we have Jason's video, an occasionally amusing but generally pretty horrific effort for people to vote for him as President for Sports & Development at Royal Holloway. Firstly, these students appear to have stacks and stacks of free time to have been able to make this, and Jason seems pretty, er, confident to us, with absolutely no idea how to lip sync. This one's definitely worth a watch.

Alongside Jason is an unmissable heavy rock cover of 'You Are My Sunshine', and throughout the video we're honestly concerned the singer is going to break into thrash metal-style screaming.

University of Birmingham, we weren't expecting such darkness! It's safe to say it put us slightly on edge. It has the feeling of Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings and a dated horror movie all rolled into one. Also, it must be noted no one looks happy. Do the students even want to be there?

Then we have a video from the Central Institute of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. These Australians really know how to have fun! Our favourite part is when Henry pukes due to the unexpected time traveling; I think it's an issue we should really be addressing in the 21st century. Thanks you CIT in Australia, for a deep and profound account of time traveller's sickness.

Tommy Bolger of the University of Limerick has put a lot of time and effort into this one. Tommy is probably quite a funny guy to be around, but why do they always have to take it too far? Cringe cringe cringe.

The Sheffield Students' Union Lip-Dub of Take That and Queen is from a few years back but, blimey, is it too much to ask to not have lyrics mouthed at your face? It's that awkward drunk girl at the party that just has to let you know she knows all the lyrics to the new Kanye West track.

And finally, Loughborough. Oh Loughborough, where did it all go wrong? Oh yes, when you decided to dance like complete idiots and appear to have been drugged and blackmailed into taking part in this (it's the only feasible conclusion we can draw from this). Why, oh why? is the question you've been asking yourselves since this video went viral and won worst video on YouTube. Probably not the intended outcome, but a big achievement regardless! Congrats!

Have a watch of these, and the other incredibly cringey but completely hilarious videos from student unions and students themselves..

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    Jason's gone all out in this one with his Macklemore cover.
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    This masterpiece was created to try and lure people into getting involved in sport at the University. However, it has the feeling of a strange, dated vampire film. Very unnerving.
  • 3
    Henry and Aaron, everyone's heroes. Off to Australia we go!
  • 4
    Just annoying.
  • 5
    I do enjoy it when universities take the mick out of themselves, and this is definitely one them. Although this appeal is very cringey, and the guy's voice makes me slightly uncomfortable, I feel we needed a breather between all those other idiots jumping around in front of the camera. *In through the nose, out through the mouth*
  • 6
    First of all, bless them. They gave it a shot didn't they? But this is difficult to watch. The worst bit by far is the guy doing the worm towards the camera at 0:40. It's overall extremely cringey, but rather sweet at times. Bitter sweet.
  • 7
    Cringe cringe cringe.
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    "LSU L L L L L, L L LSU" - it just speaks for itself doesn't it?
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