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Saturday 30 August 2014

It's not always a student's life: Dire digs exposed

Published 12/03/2014 | 13:42

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Although students complain about loud neighbours, messy communal kitchens, occasional food thefts and having to trek to a washing machine in a separate building, the injustices of the student accommodation system in the west don't compare to those in this block in Macedonia.

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With mould climbing up all the walls, festering and squalid toilets and a shockingly unappealing array of food in the canteen, this gallery is enough to make any student grateful for their 1970s concrete blocks.

Reddit user nyrrmi uploaded the photos  that highlights the poor quality of student living conditions in Goce Delcev, a dormitory in Skopje, Macedonia. In a caption to one of the photos, nyrrmi commented: “In general, student dormitories in Macedonia are notorious for their sub-human conditions.” Accommodation like this costs from €50 to €65 a month  including all meals.

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