If you’ve ever resided in student halls you’ll probably have fond-ish memories of playing Ring of Fire with people you never really liked in a chipboard kitchen that smelled of B.O. and stale fags.
Anyway, it was probably an incomparable experience to the students in Glasgow who’ll soon be able to live in digs which feature a helter-skelter slide as part of a new development styled with Google’s offices in mind.
The chute at the £40 million building in Glasgow will feature two twirling hoops and connects the first and ground floors. Thankfully, there’s a clear plastic top half which will save fresher’s giddy on Buckfast from having any nasty accidents.
Aside from the slide, the extravagant student halls, due to open in September 2017, will also feature a karaoke room, cinema and a café serving protein shakes – to bolster the student diet of noodles and chicken nuggets, of course.
Rooms will have flat-screen TVs and touch pad ‘rainfall’ showers and students will be able to attend ‘well-being classes’ and motivational talks, although having a slide in your halls isn’t the best incentive to actually go to Uni.
The development will provide accommodation for 590 students from several higher education institutions in Glasgow, including Glasgow University, Glasgow School of Art, Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian University.
All the tech comes with a price though, with rooms including bills and internet starting from £150 per week – the average cost of halls in London. No wonder most of us end up slumming it in the likes of these of disgusting UK halls of residence then.