Durham student writes dissertation on existence of God in eight hours and gets a 2.1

Imogen Noble spent all night in library to bring her thesis to fruition

Ewan Somerville,Nathan Sandhu
Wednesday 07 August 2019 07:06 BST
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Durham student writes dissertation on existence of God in eight hours and gets a 2.1

A Durham student wrote her dissertation on the existence of God in just eight hours and achieved a 2:1.

Imogen Noble put pen to paper for the 12,000-word essay, the most important document in her degree, over the course of one night before the deadline in May.

The Philosophy graduate, who calls herself the “queen procrastinator”, spent all night in the library at Durham University to bring her thesis to fruition.

It was titled: “Considering the Existence of God as an Intelligent World-Soul and its Role within Plato’s Virtuosity”.

Despite leaving it until the last minute, Ms Noble submitted the document to her tutors with time to spare and even had time to print it on pink paper.

She has since gone on to graduate from the high-flying Russell Group university with a 2.1.

When asked why she left it so late, Ms Noble told The Tab: “Literally because I’m a queen procrastinator who would do anything other than take a stab at the 12,000.

“Plus I knew based off of other essays I can bang out a few thousand words in a couple of hours so I rested hard on my laurels.

“I’d done a lot of reading, mainly procrastination reading of stuff I didn’t need (and to build up my dire selection of references for my bibliography) but hadn’t written a word.

“What really kept me going was the fact it was due and if I didn’t get it done I’m a mug who’s wasted three years lol.”

Durham student Imogen Noble managed to grapple with the existence of god debate at pace 

Ms Noble admitted that every plan she had presented to her supervisor was “demolished” so she was left with a thin roadmap, just days before it was due.

She faced a long-haul session in the library, boosted by energy drinks and £1 sweet packets, with the deadline impending – and she made it.

Ms Noble put it down to practice. “I pretty much do them for all my essays so I’ve got the routine down to a T,” she said.

“Arrive at 9pm after dinner so you’re fuelled, energy drink (sugar-free ofc) at 1-2am to stay awake then a plethora of Sainsbury’s three for £1 sweet bags just for fun, complete by sunrise so you don’t have to walk home in the dark.”

Additional reporting by SWNS

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