Working as waiters, distributing fliers, giving private lessons or finding a part-time job in a call centre to pay for their studies: this is what many college boys and girls do in order to have enough money for their studies. But it seems that in England this phenomenon has taken a turn, due to the huge hike of the college taxes: having £9,000 (more than €11,500) a year to pay, these usual employments are no longer enough.
The Radio 4 program “Sugar Daddy, Sugar Baby” has revealed the news, at least according to what we read on the “Mail Online”: it is increasingly common for girls to use the web to find wealthy men who, in exchange for sex, pay them, make them presents and organize their holidays, even exotic. Just not to lack anything, because those who study hard all year also need to relax.
According to the website Seekingarrangement.com, the largest number of “sugar babies” attend Cambridge, followed by their colleagues from the University of Kent. In the top ten there are Nottingham, Manchester, St. Andrews, Exeter, Bristol and Leeds. Renowned names which have the task of forming the future of the UK. Apparently, while in the world there is fighting for the right to education for women, in the country of the Queen the girls work hard in questionable ways to continue their studies. Certainly the reputation of English bon-ton has been damaged by this hard blow.
Translation provided by Maria Rosaria Mastropaolo