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Monday, February 22, 2016

The shocking lifestyle of modern students

As somebody who is aging rapidly, I may soon get to that stage where I mutter under my breath about the youth of today. However, judging by this article in the Independent, when my generation get to that stage and bemoan the fact that young people are not as they were in our day, it will be expressing astonishment at their virtue rather than their debauched lifestyle.

They say that new research from YouthSight and the National Union of Students (NUS) has found that student unions are no longer sticky bars filled with beer-swilling students avoiding their lectures. They say that today’s undergraduates are more likely to be found sipping a coffee in an academic study group than downing a cheap beer with their mates:

Life on university campuses has changed dramatically over the last 10 years and many unions now provide low-cost vegetables, run their own ethical lettings agencies and provide venues for students’ own academic support groups.

Sales of draught and packaged beer at unions across the country have fallen over the last three years, the NUS said, whereas sales of hot drinks are up 11 per cent in the past year.

The survey of 1,000 undergraduates found that the most useful services for students were the clubs and societies (60 per cent), advice and support (50 per cent) and café facilities (43 per cent), with only 37 per cent identifying bars as the most useful service.

Coffee shops and cafés were the most-used service (87 per cent), the union shop (81 per cent) and clubs and societies (78 per cent) were the services most used by students, ahead of bars (74 per cent).

The youth of today, eh?
Comments:
Yes, go into swansea metroploitan uni art dept and see the cleanest, quietist most respectible canteen anywhere...you would think its a little eastbourne tea room for discerning pensioners, no dirty old shoulder bags, holey trainers, fag butts and overflowing ashtrays, newspapers strewn on floor and scowling staff!
State control and its subtelties, along with the convergency of thought from tech has made the young into semi_robots
 
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