(Original post by Moonbeam1991)
Im not being snobbish, I just find a lot of the people that live there elitist and the ones I know are baffoons, they bullied this one girl out because they found out she didnt go to public school and she eats at her desk, something they could not understand, they live to far out of reality back in the old days to fit in anymore.
If your that nice sought of person maybe you shouldnt look into going into such a bitchy public school competitive: "My dad is an MP", "My dad owns a multi national business", "I own a mini 1.8" thing. They always appear nice on the outside though sure, but deep down they are always judging you and dissaproving behind your back of your behaviour. If you have high standards in what you expect in a person: manners, tradition, gentle jokes (everyone else doesnt find funny) then it could be for you, im not saying nothing wrong with that or having a dig at public schools, but my personal opinion of the ones Ive met is very low.
A lot of them do politics on my course and are right wing conservatives who dont understand diddly squit spewing rhetoric, they cant hold a debate and actually I think in their narrow mind set, shaped by our beloved public school system weak on the knowledge front also. Now I can get on with a Tory that knows why they are a Tory but these people are just plebs on all fronts, if they spent 10seconds in my old school they would break down in tears unable to cope and be laughed at. But this is irrelevant and a personal opinion of mine I have revealed on request. I sat in a seminar and one goes: "Well Leeds isnt really that great a uni, Im only here because Oxford and Cambridge rejected me, because I was spending too long at the Spa with my female friends." She thinks people are poor because they deserve it... She has a few other friends who are also like this and in debates clearly show they have no understanding of reality, of the majority of the population. She makes stupid remarks all the time about: "But communists are evil... we should not pretend they were not".
Do you want to live with such ignorant people, sure she is nice "Hello" smiles kindly and is courteous, but you could end up living with people just like her be warned she uses vocabulary such as: "Daddy", "Smashing", "That was a corker", "Oh jolly!" not for me maybe its for you. Nice enough girl to your face anyhow, but nontheless a bumbling fool. I was offended when she said Leeds is not a good Uni, AAB! one off perfection, it clearly is and is oversubscribed its tough to get here and I worked hard, people felt shocked she could come out with that when it was their dream to come here.
You totally have the flat of 4-8 people your only friends thing wrong... Thats what catered is, you go and eat with your flatmates to begin with, later you often eat on your own, you miss meals you pay for as you make new friends and it all just becomes one big mistake. If you dont like a group you move its not a big deal early on at all.
If you enjoy cooking you can cook for all your new flat mates and invite others over it becomes the centre for developing your very first relationships at Uni and is crucial. Just knock on peoples doors over threshers these people become your friends and the original people you go out with for at least the year.
The nasty and nice everywhere is utter BS again, because thats so not true, for me a lot of them at Devonshire, are very nasty simply because I wear very laid back clothing. I could get on with them if I conformed to the tweed jacket obsession they have, its up to you if you want a nice genuine down to earth group of people, that might not be the most well mannered or smartist dressed then Id go somewhere else for accomodation. But least they are a true friend, you can count on.
Devonshire is far from a place to party though so dont count on having lots of nights out. Id reccomend going private if money is not an option mixing, you find middle classers whose parents have some dosh, but came from working class genuine down to earth roots, they are the gobetween and best of both: fairly good manners, active party goers, respectful of rules, interesting stories, friendly and warm welcoming to all and any. Also the quality of accomodation is way better private anyway and the internet quicker, tv sockets for freeview etc. Some even offern sky tv and plasma tv's if you want luxury.
Also for your info Devonshire is not on campus accomodation.