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Student life is no booze cruise

Julie Burchill (Comment, December 17) has a very poor perception of what it is like to be a student.

I did go to university (and am now a postgraduate student), as did most of my friends, and none of us spent three years just 'boozing'.

Completing a degree requires an immense amount of hard work and commitment. Lectures are intellectually demanding, tiring and require a great degree of concentration.

Graduates may be thought better employees because they have spent time developing these skills.

The rise in tuition fees may not affect me personally, but I still want to defend education - it is not about personal gain.

NATALIE BROWN

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