“During my studies at DIHE I lived in student digs in Winton. There were no computers back then, and just a few Word Processors available, so most work was completed by old-fashioned pen and paper. The student bar served pints at just 87p and with bands such as Doctor and the Medics performing, Friday nights were not to be missed. Favourite drinking hangouts further afield were The Artful Dodger and Madison Joes nightclub (1 penny entrance fee on Wednesday nights) and plenty of student house parties across Winton and Charminster which provided further entertainment.
“Our rugby team was very active and successful with highlights including getting to the semi-finals of the national cup and then a tour to Belgium and Holland. Our garish yellow tour team shirts (pictured) enabled us to round up any stragglers after our daily attempts to drink Holland dry of Heineken. The charity pub crawl around 10 pubs in Poole proved hard work as the rugby team were in fancy dress chained together throughout the event, but we raised plenty of money.”