At the University of Reading we have this new and fairly expensive 24 hour study space imaginatively named “The Study” consisting of several rooms painted bold colours with comfy chairs. It’s electronically locked at all times, but with a simple swipe of your campus card all can gain entry – well for the few who have actually bothered to find out how to get in that is.
Let me just show you here the Study is located on campus:
So as you can see, The Study is right next to the bar and club of the students union and from the carefully drawn and highly accurate paths of drunk students as they stagger their way home, they come in close contact with the building.
Wednesday night was a union night.
This is what greeted users on Thursday morning…
After shock came laughter, then came concern. We’ve all seen the photos of drunkards that have passed out at parties and their “friends” stacking items on them, so naturally we though there might be a person under it all. There wasn’t.
Being the good student I am, along with my friends, we decided to dismantle the structure to the drunk gods only to realise we didn’t get a photo. So we put it back together, took a snap, and then proceeded to take it down again!
It’s sad that this kind of thing happens though. For most of last year there were countless petitions going around for students to have access to a 24 hour study space at the uni (for the access the uni network gives us) and now that we have it, this happens. I’ve used it loads, but if this keeps happening I not sure how long it’ll last before it’s closed, which is sad.
Anyway, for my next post I shall be looking at handwriting. Sounds thrilling right. Well for me it is and I hope I can convey some of that onto you. Peace out 😀