Letter of the Day: unable to organise a piss-up in a student union?

by Stephen Tall on November 16, 2009

Carnage UK is “an organisation that organises drinking events for an estimated 350,000 undergraduates in 45 towns and cities every year.” In a letter to The Guardian, Reverend Geoff Reid is unimpressed at the lack of self-reliance among the current generation of students:

I was shocked to discover that undergraduates have been patronising drinking events put on by Carnage UK (News). If students have insufficient original thought and imagination to organise a piss-up in an academic institution (or, for that matter, to resist it), they are being badly let down by our education system. This is outsourcing gone mad.

Rev Geoff Reid
Shipley
W Yorkshire

It was never like that in my day.