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Modern students prefer work to drugs.

Modern students prefer work to drugs.

Students are more likely to want universities to take a tougher line against drugs on campus, rather than a more liberal response, say researchers.

The study - from the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) and the University of Buckingham - found 71% of students had not taken illegal drugs.

But almost 40% thought their university had a "problem" with drug use.

Hepi's director, Nick Hillman, said students were "more hardworking and less hedonistic" than was realised.

The study, which surveyed more than a thousand undergraduate students, rejects the image of students being sympathetic to drug use, and suggests a more clean-living generation.

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