Luxury Living for Students
The moniker of "starving students" may not have applied to all of your friends at university, but it's a fair bet that at least one or two were on the cautious side with their cash. Housing and food seemed to be the first two things that students wanted to compromise on, but now students are able to raise their standards as universities introduce more luxurious housing options. In 2002, at Manchester, a privately-owned dorm opened that offered a swimming pool, spas, saunas, apartments with en suite bedrooms, a full gym and an internet cafe. One student reported that she paid £89 per week for her accommodation there, a rate that is no more than average for a room in the area. The dormitory was met with such resounding success that they are building an addition to accommodate 25% more students this year, and other universities in England are following the trend by putting in similar complexes.