As a result I had developed depression alongside severe bulimia.
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The fact is that I am by no means unique. Suffering from an eating disorder and depression made me hardly more special among the Oxbridge student population than the A-levels that got me there. Welfare teams at Cambridge alone anticipate 50 to 60 suicide attempts per year. What I have seen in my time at university is an epidemic of students struggling with mental health difficulties.
Katt Parkins, a fellow English student in her second year at Churchill College , understands the burden of expectation well. Part of the problem is that while we are used to praising or criticising students, it is unusual to sympathise with them. But the reality is that the pressure is putting thousands of bright young people at risk of serious mental illness. Oxbridge is a close-knit collegiate system.
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Within this system, small communities of extremely motivated individuals live together in the intimate confines of an environment characterised by centuries of academic achievement. Katt Parkins likens it to an Etch-a-Sketch. You have to focus on your work, so you suppress personal things that you should actually work through. Eventually it builds and builds. Students like her are the reason why Oxford academic Nicola Byrom founded the charity Student Minds five years ago, when she was a graduate student.
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But things could be changing. Her advice? The last statement might sound confusing, but it sums up some of the ambivalence I feel about Cambridge. The pressures of Cambridge broke me but also gave me a whole new perspective on my academic life. Byrom is also unconvinced that schools should be warning pupils off Oxbridge altogether.
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