“Is University like Fresh Meat” and “Is Sunderland in Newcastle?” were among the blunt and perplexing questions asked by university students, revealed by student accommodation provider, Liberty Living.
The results were discovered using Google’s Autocomplete data and included questions about student stereotypes, the kind of people who attend different universities, and the validity of specific courses.
1Are medical students attractive?
2Why does my lecturer stare at me?
3Why are art students weird?
4Is university like Fresh Meat?
5Is Sports Science a Mickey Mouse degree?
6Why are art students pretentious?
7Are students dumber today?
8Are Law students hot?
9Are English degrees pointless?
10Are Science students smarter than Arts students?
11Will university change me?
12Why do I fancy my lecturer?
The research was performed to try and better understand the questions, worries, and preconceptions that perspective students have about entering higher education.
Paul Watson, Operations and Sales Director at Liberty Living, explained:
“It’s only natural for new students to have queries about university. 1,747,855 students began undergraduate courses last year, with similar numbers predicted for 2017-18. That’s a huge number of curious minds taking to the internet to search for the answer to all sorts of weird and wonderful questions.”
“Everyone’s experience is different, so hopefully, most of these young people will make their own minds up about the students they meet, and if university really is like Fresh Meat.”