Students Are Swapping Drinking For Thinking
Shout out to learning
Those bloody students, all they do is drink and sleep and watch daytime TV, AMIRIGHT?! Said every old person ever. Well, maybe not ACTUALLY.
Turns out UK students are spending less time drink and more time…learning and preparing for the future. CRAZY. According to the National Union of Students (NUS), the number of students drinking in student bars has fallen by up to 10% over the past decade.
In a new survey of 1,000 undergraduates, 60% said clubs and societies were the most important part of their students union while only 37% said bars.
Speaking to Buzzfeed News, NUS Vice President Richard Brooks said that the sales of beer and other alcohol have tumbled in recent years and that “students are flocking to their unions for shops, cafés, and other non-alcoholic spaces”. He also said there’s been a rise in demand for 24-hour-libaries. Shout out to all night revision.
NUS give a number of reasons for the drop in alcohol consumption including the rise of tuition fees, “diversification” of students from backgrounds where binge drinking may be less common and worries over the saturation of the job market.
Basically students want jobs and money and have figured out that drinking all the time maybe isn’t the path to that. Boo to the rise in fees and lack of jobs, but NICE ONE STUDENTS, way to study.