[Irtalk] BBC News - Midnight and university library is crowded
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed May 21 12:09:33 SAST 2014
It's midnight and there are hundreds of students crowded into the
University of Reading's library.
It's a glimpse of how much student life has changed, what students expect
from universities and how much pressure they feel about the future.
In the 1970s, students at Reading staged an occupation calling for the
abolition of exams. Now, in the depths of the exam season, they are
voluntarily occupying the library in the middle of the night, so that they
can get in as much revision as possible.
*During weekdays in term time the library is open 24/7. Never mind 24-hour
clubbing, here it's round the clock studying. It's become part of student
life in universities across the UK.*
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