This seems to be a huge generalization to me - from the Guardian education blog -
Call for more holistic approach to HE
Friday February 8, 2008
Universities will be urged to nourish students' souls as well as their minds and wallets at the Guardian Higher Education summit in London next week.
Today's students are as interested in their own personal development as they are in learning about their subject or getting a well-paid job, university and student leaders will say. chairwoman They will argue that students are disillusioned with the consumerist society they have grown up in and want learning environments that emphasise sustainability and value human interaction.