The German Studentenwerk, a national student union funded by the government, is currently asking students to partake in a social survey about student life. In order to promote their survey, the Studentenwerk took to the streets of Berlin and asked pedestrians what they thought of students and their everyday lives. Some answers were: “they sleep a lot”, “they drink a lot and are basically freeloaders”, “partying”, “They enjoy their lives to the fullest”, “There are too many students in my opinion and not enough people who do real work”.
The question we would like to pose today: Is that really our reality? Or does student life look different to us?