The concept of ‘Student Tradition’ is something that if one asked me a year ago I would never have imagined it being of such importance let alone a possible topic to write one’s dissertation on!
What are these traditions?
They are a series of rituals, costumes and ‘ways of being’ that have distinguished the student population from the ‘normal people’.
In some old universities you can still feel this atmosphere but it is not easy to get into these closed communities and if you are not a student you can see only the outside of it.
J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter captivated the world with beautiful the castle and student traditions songs and rivalries that pick up a lot of authentic traditions in the university world.
My mission is to try to uncover the past of these traditions and comparing the differences between the various universities and the different countries.
Did you have student traditions in your university? What were they like? What did you enjoy most?