i have been summoned?
expenses - moderately high, why? dinner tickets. at slightly less than 5 quid per dinner, and 45 compulsory dinners, compared to an average Kitchen Fixed Charge at other colleges of 80 to 120 quid a term... then again, the KFC doesn't come with any food...
still, that's over 200 quid a term compulsory
spending, when student cooking is usually a lot
cheaper than that.
rent is quite average - by and large HC rents fluctuate between 650 and 720 quid a term for 10 weeks rent. there are exceptions - get the ex-room of the Saudi prince (rumoured to be the largest in cambridge, and certainly capable of accomodating a game of badminton...), and expect to pay 800+.
suicide? not that i know of. rumours of 1 girl who dropped out of her finals in college this year, but that's about it. we do have a nice tower overlooking market square though, for those so inclined...
pressure cooker? DOSes and supervisors do like to make sure you are on top of your work, unlike some friends at other colleges who are pretty much left to their own devices throughout the year (and get a certain sinking feeling in easter)... nowhere near the reputation of Christ's though.
i think lately john's has been taking the lead in terms of student costs - attributed to poor college finances and the powers-that-be taking out their financial frustrations on the students
same happened at king's, but the students fought back
, and won!