The bosses of a lap-dancing chain have said that hard-up students anxious about piling up their debts should consider working as lap dancers.
John Specht, UK vice president of Spearmint Rhino, a chain of strip clubs operating throughput UK, US, Europe, Russia and Australia, said that girls who join the club do so, so that they can earn money and survive.
"These girls earn a lot. Some of these girls are on their own and their parents can't help them or are unable to help them," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
"With the rising student fees the students know that they can come in and earn the money they need to survive," he stated.
Specht's comments come as students enrolling this September face paying up to 9,000 pounds in tuition fees, with some leaving university with debts in excess of 50,000 pounds.
"Spearmint Rhino is a safe, fun environment. We don't force anyone to come in. If the girls are looking do this type of entertainment and make good money and enjoy their work then why not, it's great money. These girls earn a lot.
"The students know they can come in and earn the money they need. Times get harder and things go up people will turn to alternative means of income to earn money," he added.