UK Student Week
This Uni Was Called Out For A "Vile" Culture Of Sexual Violence. A Year Later, Students Tell Us What's Changed.
BuzzFeed News visited Durham University a year after it was revealed to have some of the highest reports of sexual assaults in the UK. As a new intake of students arrive, the picture is more complex than it first appears.
Let's go back to a world of nu rave and third person Facebook statuses.
Used a saucepan for your cereal because there were no clean bowls.
There's something truly beautiful about three years of grimy kitchens and wearing your duvet as a shawl.
Higher tuition fees and a growing awareness of their rights means students want more from their universities when it comes to mental health – and some are even taking them to court.
"Apple bottom jeans, boots with the fuuuurrrr."
"I remember when I first came here and I said, 'I’m in Tory Soc,' and someone laughed, 'Oh there’s a Conservative society here – surely there can’t be.' We have to make sure it’s not a joke. This is a serious society."
There are so many things to look forward to! Most of them involve drinking and exams.
More and more students are choosing an alcohol-free university experience.
"Don't Stop Believin'" was the last song of every night out.
A London university says it never had plans to remove paintings of white founders, and Rhodes Must Fall is dying down, but the "decolonisation" movement is far from over.
If you're gonna make notes, why not make them look good too?
Books that will make you feel less alone away from home.
White people are the least likely to go to university – but some BAME students still face disadvantages throughout the process.
Vodka and squash is a legitimate cocktail.
Statistics shared with BuzzFeed News reveal over £300,000 has been raised to help university students this year on one crowdfunding platform alone.
Oh, you want to see my essay? Sure, let me just open UUUUUGH.doc...
Despite the headlines warning of an “explosion” in students taking drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, their prevalence – and their risks – remains a scientific black spot.
Students from areas that don’t traditionally send many people to university are even less likely to apply to the UK’s top institutions.
Labour has accused the universities minister of "breathtaking" ignorance over the claim.
Your whole life might've been different.
The number of Muslim sabbatical officers at UK universities has increased fivefold in two years. Leaders say a hostile media and increased scrutiny mean their roles have never been more difficult – or more vital.
You survive solely off cheap noodles and naps.
“The price is completely unbelievable. In Cornwall you can easily get a bungalow or a semi-detached house for the same amount,” said a student who is paying £800 a month in London.
"I'm sure as fuck not feeling fresh rn."