How Independent Are You?


How far do you conform to the student stereotype? And how desperately do you need your mummy? Take our quiz here.

As proud students we’re supposed to be happy to live off Pot Noodles, grow mould in our microwaves and never take off our jammies. As proud Cambridge residents we’re supposed to live off Proust, grow mould in our beards and never take off our gowns.

How far do you conform to the student stereotype? How likely are you to die surrounded by your own filth as soon as you leave the Cambridge bubble? And how desperately do you need your mummy?

Haul yourself out of your squalor, put your cup-a-soup to one side and find out here:

Take our Quiz

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