Instead of looking at the student fees protests i want to side step and look at how students are commonly portrayed. I want to take a light heart approach to this so iv been looking at comdey that portrays student life. The Young ones is great example of students being shown as dirty, lazy and a bit daft.
The young ones shows the life of four undergraduate students sharing a house and each student being a different stereotype.
Mike: The cool one, Mike is the assumed leader of the group and does not involve himself in the battles between the other three. He makes puns, which are either deliberately cheap or humorous but over-celebrated.
Rick is a self-proclaimed anarachist who is studying sociology. Rick writes poetry and calls himself "The People's Poet", believing himself to be the "spokesperson for a generation".
Vivian Basterd: The Punk,Vyvyan is a psychopathic punk metal medical student. He has orange-dyed & spiked hair and four metal stars seemingly embedded into his forehead. Hes the crazy one of the group.
Neil Pye, the hippie, is a clinically depressed, pacifist, vegetarian and environmentalist working toward a Peace Studies degree. He is victimised by other housemates and forced to do the housework, shopping, cleaning and cooking.