- July 1, 2009: Vol. 3, Number 7

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Those Were the Days

by Richard Fleming

Students — there’s millions of them, they’re everywhere and the economic climate is such that their numbers are expected to swell further in the near future. Do you remember when you were a student? What do you remember most about that time? The lectures, the studying, the library? The parties, the socialising, the student union? The going home at the end of term? Managing meagre resources? Or the hunt for somewhere decent to live?

Of course, today’s students have more to think about than where to live — depending on which country they’re studying in and how the education system treats them, they also have concerns about the level of tuition fees and living expenses, about how much debt they’re racking up by improving their education and “self-denying”, about how this improved education is going to help their future employment prospects in an economy ravaged by recession, about how they’re supposed to save up for a pension when th

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