introduction of paid education into British colleges leads to the growth of
prostitution among British male and female students.
Student leaders and sociologists state this.
Two years ago, the government abolished free higher education, which then
arouse massive protests of young people. Now
students have to pay 1,000 pounds a year for education, not including expenses
on textbooks, accommodation and food. In
order to pay for education, many students during the time free from studies
spend working up---some as salesmen in shops, others as waiters in restaurants.
Also increasing is the number of students who resort to the ancient
profession in the search for quick money.
of the leading in London project of assisting people engaged in the sex industry
say that increasingly large number of those appealing to them are female
students, who practice prostitution to pay for studies at universities.
night before lectures
Research of sociologists indicates that by the end of the third year of
education majority of students incurs debts counting 8,000 pounds (approximately
320,000 rubles). The data of
sociologists in Westminster shows that 3-4% of students who have debts turns to
prostitution hoping to earn money.
leaders in Leeds state that the problem is assuming a threatening scale.
According to them, students of daytime departments of universities mainly
support the sex industry of Leeds and constitute 60% of workers of the ancient
students are enticed to massage salons of the city by the possibility to earn up
to 1,000 pounds a week. One landlady of bordellos, who owns houses of
prostituting around Yorkshire in North England, opened a new institution close
to students’ hostels of Leeds University. “Quite many students apply for job. Welcome,” says Madam Charley Daniels, a 42-year-old owner
of “Pussycats” salon in the center of the city.
According to madam, by working part-time, students, who are in huge
demand, can earn with her and at other similar institutions up to 30,000 pounds
Twenty-year-old Sara, who studies business in Edinburgh University, finds
disgusting the occupation that gives her a possibility to continue education.
of those, with whom I have to sleep, are loathsome but I need money,” Sara
says. Sara’s services are
advertised in one of sex-sites on the Internet.
This “bright, intelligent and young candy,” the advertisement reads,
“with determination studies at college.”
week I earned about 1,000 pounds,” Sara states. “In a calm week you earn
500-700. If I didn’t provide
escort services I wouldn’t be studying at college.
I wouldn’t have money.”
hopes that soon she manages to pay off the debt and the acquired education helps
her to get a good job. Instructors
and students accuse the Labour government that it slowly decreases the size of
student grants and forces students to take loans.
sociologist Ron Robert published the results of his research on the problems of
student poverty, from which it appears that there is a correlation between
student debts and criminality. In
his words, student debts lead to increase in drug trade and prostitution.