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    (Original post by James Lucifer)
    As above
    Did you mean "as beneath"?


    Sensibly I think that people at those institutions are no more likely to look down at others than anyone else is likely to look down on students at institutions less well regarded than their own. And it's perhaps the case that they are less likely to do so, since success typically engenders a confidence than finds no need of condescension.
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    No. Why would they?

    (except those RAHS who think they're better than everyone and spend an hour talking about which type of umbrella they will be "purchasing".) Not all RAHS are bad though
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    Nope unless we are talking about some of those posh people, but that wouldn't really be because you don't go cambridge/oxy but your class
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    In terms of a general stereotype? Honestly, there isn't one no. For me at least.

    EDIT: did this have to be merged here? The thread title isn't exactly the best Oxbridge PR in the world.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    My dear chap we do not offer Holistic Massage degrees either

    :rolleyes:
    Sadly.
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    (Original post by ttreb)
    I know here on TSR that going against Oxbridge is a battle already lost.

    I just want to see the general perception of Oxbridge students. Do you think they are prejudice upon us who do not attend?
    i feel like they certainly do (y) just because they got into oxbridge doesnt mean they are the cleverest, but somehow, their minds seem to think this. :L
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    Do oxbridge students look down on others.....?


    No, they're not that tall...
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    (Original post by sundogs)
    I'm at UCL and a lot of my fellow students (including me) are 'oxbridge rejects'.
    Though I was initially incredibly disappointed, I am now completely certain that UCL is the right place for me and I'm thrilled I'm not at Oxford (where I applied 3 years + ago).

    The general sentiment amongst people I've come across at UCL and also some at Durham etc is a little hostility towards Oxbridge students. This comes in the form of 'we are just as clever/work just as hard but have a social life too' with the stereotype being that Oxbridge students are all nerdy recluses who are smug and self-important. This isn't a very surprising stereotype (though I'm sure it's non-factual) given the media and general reputation of Oxford and Cambridge.

    What I'm interested in is what Oxbridge students tend to think of students at other universities. Is there a general 'UCL' or 'Durham' or Bristol stereotype that you're aware of? I'm curious!
    I wonder if there is that much bias or snobbery between them, considering that lots of Oxbridgers go on to do postgraduate study at the likes of LSE, UCL, etc and vice versa.

    Quite a lot of people that I know have the attitude "oh well, by some lucky chance I managed to trick my way in here, may as well make the best of it", rather than "oh my God, aren't the tutors wise, they recognised my innate superiority and granted me my rightful place at [insert your Oxford college name here], just like Mummy and Daddy."
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I wonder if there is that much bias or snobbery between them, considering that lots of Oxbridgers go on to do postgraduate study at the likes of LSE, UCL, etc and vice versa.

    Quite a lot of people that I know have the attitude "oh well, by some lucky chance I managed to trick my way in here, may as well make the best of it", rather than "oh my God, aren't the tutors wise, they recognised my innate superiority and granted me my rightful place at [insert your Oxford college name here], just like Mummy and Daddy."
    You might get that at Oxford, but it doesn't really happen at Cambridge most people doing serious subjects are here on merit and merit alone

    Unless you mean they're just bluffing, in which case, still nope. To the extent where people actively question on a daily basis as to how they got in
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    (Original post by wibletg)
    You might get that at Oxford, but it doesn't really happen at Cambridge most people doing serious subjects are here on merit and merit alone

    Unless you mean they're just bluffing, in which case, still nope. To the extent where people actively question on a daily basis as to how they got in
    Cambridge is just odd generally. All very serious and scientifical.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Cambridge is just odd generally. All very serious and scientifical.
    Wait until May Week - we'll see who's serious then

    ps - is scientifical a word? - you're an arts student so you'll know (because you have no scientists*at oxford, it's a well known fact). * - disclaimer: i am of course joking
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    (Original post by wibletg)
    Wait until May Week - we'll see who's serious then

    ps - is scientifical a word? - you're an arts student so you'll know (because you have no scientists*at oxford, it's a well known fact). * - disclaimer: i am of course joking
    I know! The Humanities have not yet reached the parched wasteland that lies betwixt Royston and Peterborough.

    Scientifical is as surely a word as 'disattached', 'maldelivered', 'layabouting', 'wordism' or 'trystamentary'. It's real. Use it.
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    *runs across thread with a banner* OXFORD BROOKES RULES!
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I know! The Humanities have not yet reached the parched wasteland that lies betwixt Royston and Peterborough.

    Scientifical is as surely a word as 'disattached', 'maldelivered', 'layabouting', 'wordism' or 'trystamentary'. It's real. Use it.
    Too many big words.

    Damned Arts students.
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    (Original post by wibletg)
    You might get that at Oxford, but it doesn't really happen at Cambridge most people doing serious subjects are here on merit and merit alone
    Getting in on merit doesn't mean you don't have an innate sense of superiority.

    And we Oxford scientists are still real scientists, we're just more arty scientists.
 
 
 
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