Is there a way to say in French something like:
As a student, I used to go out every night.
I know the long translation:
Quand j'étais étudiant, je sortais tous les soirs.
Quand j'étudiais, je sortais tous les soirs.
but I wish to know if there is a shorter version, like in English.
(I know there is a shorter with “En tant qu'étudiant”, but I think it's wrong because it is not used for the past.)