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  • Students are shunning union bars for coffee shops
  • Students are shunning union bars for coffee shops
    UBC Library Communications (2008) ©

Students are shunning union bars for coffee shops

They drink less, smoke less and are focused on their future prospects. Gen Z are more sensible than their Gen Y elders, and as they enter university, the student lifestyle is changing. Student Unions no longer centre around cheap beer, but are social hubs for coffee and academic clubs.



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