‘At my university “marriage” is just part of taking care of students’

UK“Officially, ‘college marriage’ is just another part of my university’s pastoral system. Every fresher is assigned one or more ‘siblings’ and two ‘parents’ from the year above – one studying arts and one studying science. Your parents greet you when you arrive on your first day. They’re the ones who show you how to use the library, and how to avoid locking yourself out of your room wearing only a towel. I’m not sure if it’s an official part of university procedure, but it’s such an institution it might as well be …” (more)

[David Scripps, Independent, 11 June]

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