The statistic seems to have gone unnoticed. Is it that universities and colleges are not concerned about catering to the needs of those wanting to study part-time who are mainly adult learners? Or is it that the hike in tuition fees means that for many adult learners education is simply out of reach?
Student life and alcohol are so deeply intertwined that separating the two would be as difficult as imagining Tom Selleck without a moustache, and until Kopparberg becomes ten pounds a bottle, that's not ever going to change. What perhaps needs some alteration is the idea that student night life isn't bearable without alcohol.
Whilst I celebrate that women should not be ashamed of their bodies and to possess the freedom to do what they want with it, I object to the objectification and commodification of female bodies as a tool to sell and acquire profit.
New Years Resolutions have long been ditched and the second term blues have well and truly begun. Feeling a bit 'meh' at this time of year is a common problem for students as you find yourself stuck on a merry-go-round of naff club nights and debilitating hangovers.
A sexual double standard of male and female promiscuity is arguably an inescapable, endemic feature of university life. Female promiscuity at university risks severe condemnation where the derogatory terms such as 'slut' and 'whore' will be used.
We've all been there, a few more drinks than we'd planned, sitting on either flank of a depleting dance floor, nursing the shards of what little dignity we have left. Crestfallen, we take out our phone and in a drunken haze start to scroll through our contacts list.
With the new government initiative to raise tuition fees for university education to an average of £9,000 per year, opinions among the new intake of 'Freshers' seems to be varied according to a recent survey by the Graduate Recruitment Bureau.
It was 'Raisin Sunday' in St Andrews not long ago. It is the town's annual apocalyptic drinking binge which sees Freshers wander the streets (often tied together) like inebriated zombies.
UCAS is a brilliant middle-man to apply to university by. However, deadlines are not clear and the innate details you have to include are so in depth, you half expect you have to put your great great grandmother's cat's name on the 'additional information' section!
Fundamentally, a university education is about the application of theory to practice learned within an educational community. But we need to play close attention to each of these words to understand why this is a radical idea.