I guess the Modalu Pippa would fit the bill - have seen it and it is nice -though , as a mature student myself, have some reservations not only about whether I want to emulate Pippa but also about whether it isn't a bit too 'structured' for student life.
PS just seen the reference to the Longchamps Pliage and have to say I do end up using that most days because it's so good to have something that adds virtually no weight to all the books etc and sits comfortably on my shoulder.
Ooh love the peony and moore and the oushka madamecholet - thanks! The pliage looks v nice but quite 'buckety' if that makes sense? Also, it seems so wrong somehow to buy the Pippa - I'm sure she is lovely and everything IYSWIM .
I'm so fussy though, the blue oushka is out of stock which would be my preferred colour and I'm not so sure on the green p and m one (and don't want black) so if there are any more suggestions they will be very gratefully received.....