At Newcastle University the students slept together stacked on open wooden shelves, not unlike enormous upturned printers’ blocks. They all used special fixed-gear bicycles to scale the high walls to reach their wooden cells. Unfortunately the sleeping space was very limited because the cells were also where the students held all their personal belongings, including multiple boxes of breakfast cereal.
The students’ timetables were also unlike those of other universities. Alongside their classes, the University also scheduled all parties and social events.
The only thing that worried me was print publicity for a smoking cessation course. Featured on the brochure blowing smoke rings at one another were my little sister and my niece.