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Bath and Bath Spa relationship

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    I was just wondering what the relationship between the two Unis is like socially, I imagine everyone's main friendship groups will be amongst their fellow students but on nights out etc do people mingle well? Is there any sort of superiority complex from either uni? Or is everything cool?
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    The Bath Bois look down upon the Spa Spivs.
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    I have met remarkably few spa'ers out in town over the last 4 years. Oh and we do look down on them. HOWEVER... as they have a high female:male ratio it is good to get to know some spa'ers just for that.
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    Lol at all the Bath students looking down at the Bath Spa students. Stuck up much?
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    (Original post by Kash:))
    Lol at all the Bath students looking down at the Bath Spa students. Stuck up much?

    I imagined the 'Bath Bois' to be stuck up, but surely, if they are all 'soooo clever (yah yahh, chunder everywhaarrr)' then they'll realise Bath and Bath Spa do very different subjects and that being more creative does not determine intelligence. (If you hand't guessed I'm a Bath Spa prospective!)
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    (Original post by Kash:))
    Lol at all the Bath students looking down at the Bath Spa students. Stuck up much?
    not at all
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    isnt that how it is in most citys the former polytechnic and the older uni have beef.. Oxford/Oxford brooks...Liecester/DMU....Sheffield/ Sheffield Hallam...

    Anyway does Bath have a High boy to girl ratio?
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    Some Bath Uni students do have superiority complexes about the Spa students (particularly one of my housemates, but he's obnoxious to everyone so maybe that doesn't count). There's always banter but in my experience it's always friendly - I've got on great with the Spa students I've met while out & about.
    It's true that they don't seem to mingle as much as you might expect. It's also true about Spa's F:M ratio beuing much better!
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    (Original post by iMacThere4iAm)
    Some Bath Uni students do have superiority complexes about the Spa students (particularly one of my housemates, but he's obnoxious to everyone so maybe that doesn't count). There's always banter but in my experience it's always friendly - I've got on great with the Spa students I've met while out & about.
    It's true that they don't seem to mingle as much as you might expect. It's also true about Spa's F:M ratio beuing much better!
    so ur saying Bath has more boys than girls?
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    I go to bath spa and feel like the bath boys look down on us, but then again, I could have had the grades to go to Bath Uni, if they did either of the courses i do...they are two very different unis!
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    bath is good option. you could have grades there is you try there.
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    Erm, they don't really mix - all the clubs do separate nights for each uni. This Thursday night at a club is really popular here, and a girl I met from Spa hadn't even heard of it. And if you look at the Bath Memes page, half of them are just taking the piss out of Bath Spa. The relationship is one of...beef.
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    There's always going to be a lot of banter between them but I've never seen any actual nastiness between people of each uni.

    (Original post by Funmbi)
    isnt that how it is in most citys the former polytechnic and the older uni have beef.. Oxford/Oxford brooks...Liecester/DMU....Sheffield/ Sheffield Hallam...

    Anyway does Bath have a High boy to girl ratio?
    Yeah it does, Bath is mainly sciences/technology and sport so it fits the stereotypical guys are better at science and sport than girls are (which is totally not true obviously )
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    Their subjects don't really overlap - don't know if that makes a difference. My Dad teaches at Bath Spa, and it has a much nicer campus, but is certainly looked down on as a new 'university college'. It's very friendly though. Which one are you going to / applying for?
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    I'm at Bath uni, my brother is at Spa. Hilarity ensues.

    But really, it's all fun and we each have our own pros/cons, and like others have said, we're very different universities. Only a few people take it too far and end up bickering like children.

    Just to counter the earlier post...

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    Bath Spa is pretty much looked down on my Bath Uni as it's a college which teaches media studies etc... But the two places teach completely different subjects - Bath is Science/Sport, Spa is Creative stuff. There's lots of banter, but no actual nastiness that I knew of. I only ever met one Bath Spa person in 6 years living in Bath and that's because he joined the Bath Uni waterpolo team as Bath Spa didn't have one. They don't socialise together at all.
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    (Original post by Cattree)
    Bath Spa is pretty much looked down on my Bath Uni as it's a college which teaches media studies etc... But the two places teach completely different subjects - Bath is Science/Sport, Spa is Creative stuff. There's lots of banter, but no actual nastiness that I knew of. I only ever met one Bath Spa person in 6 years living in Bath and that's because he joined the Bath Uni waterpolo team as Bath Spa didn't have one. They don't socialise together at all.
    Bath spa is a UNIVERSITY please get your facts straight

    also it isnt just creative 'stuff' i study psychology there with one of the best psychology departments in the country they do loads of ACADEMIC subjects including biology and history

    Spartans tend to be pretty alright about bath students ... its the bath lot that have a problem with the spartans but i think thats mainly to do with the fact they are quite competitive being sporty

    its pretty hilarious watchin a bath uni persons face when you say your a spartan ... utter disgust lol
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    (Original post by HesterS)
    its pretty hilarious watchin a bath uni persons face when you say your a spartan ... utter disgust lol
    This is the first time I have heard Spartan being coined for a Spa student -- love it. Here's at least one Bath University student not responding with utter disgust.
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    (Original post by Kash:))
    Lol at all the Bath students looking down at the Bath Spa students. Stuck up much?
    Lulz, I just got negged twice for something I posted in summer 2010.

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