As much as I tried to repress from memory a recent post in The Independent titled “Slut dropping’ and ‘Pimps and Hoes’ – the sexual politics of freshers’ week”, it rings true for some common Muslim anxieties with student life.
With Freshers’ week fast approaching you may be starting to get that familiar butterfly feeling in your stomach. Moving away from home for the first time can be a daunting prospect. Thanks to Sophie Warnes’ Freshers’ Guide: What to take to university most of the boxes on the list are already checked. However, drawing on experience, there may be a few less obvious items which are missing from your SOS Student Survival Kit.
Freshers’ Week is looming and new students will be dragging their excited bums around Ikea, packing their lives away, leaving mummy and daddy and will soon find themselves in a room no bigger than a prison cell thinking, “Jesus, this is it”.
This time to students is what Leeds Festival is to grubby, post GCSE teens; [...]
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