Anushka Asthana, education correspondent
Sunday March 30, 2008
College leaders have attacked firms organising pub crawls. But the companies say it is student unions themselves that foster the worst excesses
A blonde student lifted her glazed eyes to the camera, held up her drink and smiled. She was wearing stockings with a lace slip and had ripped her T-shirt in half to reveal her bra.
She was on an organised pub crawl in which hundreds of undergraduates lurched from bar to bar as they cheered, laughed and downed drink after drink - a sight which seems typical of many university towns. But it is a stereotypical image that students are hoping to shed. The National Union of Students will call this week for a campaign to promote 'responsible drinking' on campuses across the country, in a motion to be put forward at its annual conference .
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