Fresher's week, starting university and leaving all your home comforts behind is all that applicant students will be thinking about this summer. Whilst there is a lot of excited adrenaline coursing through veins, there will also be a lot of trepidation and nervousness.
Expecting little more than an hour of light entertainment, I was surprised by just how much the show struck a chord with me, and how universal my experiences as a fresher seemed to be. It's still somewhat of a taboo to talk about how disheartening and isolated the first months at university can feel.
You wake up blurry eyed, head pounding like the bass from the night before and the lingering taste of a regrettable kebab and tequila shots in your mouth... You turn your head away from the light streaming in through the gap in your curtains and lay there motionless as you attempt to recall last night's antics.
This is a letter to freshers everywhere. Don't worry, its not going to be naggy or anything. Being a fresher is meant to be fun; partying, ill-advised hook-ups, and the friendships that blossom from the shared misery of a hangover. But it also comes with its own brand of pressure; fresher pressure if you will.
University of Sheffield student and feminist activist Jenny Rose concurs: 'This advert is woefully bad taste. Using an implicit threat of violence as a way to sell your company to young female students leaves a very bad taste in my mouth and puts me off using their services'.
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The best three years of your life, they say. You'll hear it a million times before you go, while you're there, and after you leave: university will be the best three years of your life. The same is said for fresher's week, it will be the best week of your university life.
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I remember myself two years ago, slumped in the back of my mum's Mini with so much stuff piled around me I may as well have been part of the luggage. Uni was a fresh start and I was ready to embrace the inevitable changes that come with independence. Though one thing I didn't bank on is how much I'd age before my 21st birthday...
For many young Muslims who are new at university, that type of fun may not be quite your cup of tea. Navigating your way through university whilst having fun and making the most of the endless opportunities is something that, as a Muslim, isn't always obviously clear...