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      (Original post by Wookie42)
      Compared to most other major cities? Again, I can't really comment, however I go to Birmingham for a night out and my friend would without a doubt say it was far better than Aberdeen.
      Birmingham is the second most populous city in the entire United Kingdom. Of course it's going to have more to do than Aberdeen! :sigh:

      But for what it's worth, Aberdeen doesn't have the gang warfare which Birmingham does, and one can wonder the streets at 3am in the morning in relative safety. Students make up a considerable percentage of the night-time population. It's also much smaller than Birmingham, which although meaning that there might be less to do, there's still enough to do and it's all very close together. :wink2:

      (Original post by hedfunk)
      And Aberdeen isn't in much higher a league as the ex-poly's
      So a university which has exited for 6 centuries, produced the greats of history such as James Gregory and Thomas Reid, and produced 5 Nobel Prize winners isn't much better than an ex-poly? You sir, are having a laugh! :rofl3:

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      oh and again RM is on everyone for the greatness which is aberdeen, yet just under a year ago, he was going on about how suicidal he was at the fact he was going to Aberdeen!
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      (Original post by Wookie42)
      Maybe, but from what I've heard it just looks even greyer, and even gloomier. You won't ever admit that Aberdeen isn't the best place ever, but still.

      Compared to most other major cities? Again, I can't really comment, however I go to Birmingham for a night out and my friend would without a doubt say it was far better than Aberdeen.

      Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Aberdeen is a great place to live/study/socialise. Just don't think its as superawesome as you always make out.
      That is where you are going wrong: Aberdeen is by no means a major city, on par with Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the big English cities like Birmingham, Manchester, London, etc. As such it is extremely unfair to compare Aberdeen to Birmingham. Compare it with cities of a similar population.
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        (Original post by Smack)
        Compare it with cities of a similar population.
        And it wins every time! :happy2:
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        (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
        Birmingham is the second most populous city in the entire United Kingdom. Of course it's going to have more to do than Aberdeen! :sigh:

        But for what it's worth, Aberdeen doesn't have the gang warfare which Birmingham does, and one can wonder the streets at 3am in the morning in relative safety. Students make up a considerable percentage of the night-time population. It's also much smaller than Birmingham, which although meaning that there might be less to do, there's still enough to do and it's all very close together. :wink2:

        So a university which has exited for 6 centuries, produced the greats of history such as James Gregory and Thomas Reid, and produced 5 Nobel Prize winners isn't much better than an ex-poly? You sir, are having a laugh! :rofl3:
        Fair enough, just the general vibe I got from him is that there wasn't much going on in Aberdeen. Could be wrong.

        Gang warfare, rofl. You clearly have never set foot in Birmingham.

        Just because Aberdeen has existed for a long time doesn't make it better than somewhere that's been around for a few decades. Universities can go down and uphill, just because they've been around for a long time doesn't mean they will forever be the best. Anyway, I don't want to get caught up in your bs once again.
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        I'm thinking of applying to Robert Gordon for Architecture, but to be fair, I could see why someone would find Aberdeen depressing as it is very grey.
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        (Original post by Smack)
        That is where you are going wrong: Aberdeen is by no means a major city, on par with Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the big English cities like Birmingham, Manchester, London, etc. As such it is extremely unfair to compare Aberdeen to Birmingham. Compare it with cities of a similar population.
        Fair point, I agree it is unfair to compare it to large cities.

        However then again, if people have the choice of going to Birmingham or Aberdeen it isn't like they're going to stop and think "hmmm, Aberdeen is smaller, therefore I should give it more slack even though it isn't as good." Understand what I mean? In all honesty I'm just sick and tired of RM falsely telling everyone Aberdeen is the best place in the world ever.
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        (Original post by RamocitoMorales)

        So a university which has exited for 6 centuries, produced the greats of history such as James Gregory and Thomas Reid, and produced 5 Nobel Prize winners isn't much better than an ex-poly? You sir, are having a laugh! :rofl3:


        You can't rest on history. Just because it was once good, doesn't mean it is now.
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          (Original post by Wookie42)
          Gang warfare, rofl. You clearly have never set foot in Birmingham.
          I'm from London, and that's the sort of thing we got there. I heard about similar things in Birmingham. You get it in most major cities though, including the likes of Manchester and Liverpool too.

          Although London's the wealthiest city in the UK, there's a huge class divide. So people in the city centre might be living the high life, but those in the suburbs could live in the absolute slums we call 'council flats' and 'estates'.

          I suppose it's inevitable when cities get too big. Aberdeen, on the other hand, is about perfect.

          (Original post by hedfunk)
          You can't rest on history. Just because it was once good, doesn't mean it is now.
          The Nobel Prize has only existed for a fifth of Aberdeen's history, and even now, the research output of the pure mathematics department (which I study) is very high, and a lot of the lecturers are top class. It doesn't rest on its past reputation and is currently investing millions of pounds on attracting academic scholars from across the world.

          (Original post by Wookie42)
          However then again, if people have the choice of going to Birmingham or Aberdeen it isn't like they're going to stop and think "hmmm, Aberdeen is smaller, therefore I should give it more slack even though it isn't as good."
          Actually, I think I'd prefer Aberdeen. Birmingham's just a far inferior version of London (i.e. a big boring city with lots of **** parts). Whereas Aberdeen's one of the best small cities a student could possibly study in (within the UK).
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          (Original post by Wookie42)
          Fair point, I agree it is unfair to compare it to large cities.

          However then again, if people have the choice of going to Birmingham or Aberdeen it isn't like they're going to stop and think "hmmm, Aberdeen is smaller, therefore I should give it more slack even though it isn't as good." Understand what I mean? In all honesty I'm just sick and tired of RM falsely telling everyone Aberdeen is the best place in the world ever.
          Different people will like different things from a city, though. If you want to live in a large city then obviously you'd choose Brum, and vice versa. You can't compare the two, because it's a different lifestyle.
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          (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
          I'm from London, and that's the sort of thing we got there. I heard about similar things in Birmingham. You get it in most major cities though, including the likes of Manchester and Liverpool too.

          Although London's the wealthiest city in the UK, there's a huge class divide. So people in the city centre might be living the high life, but those in the suburbs could live in the absolute slums we call 'council flats' and 'estates'.

          I suppose it's inevitable when cities get too big. Aberdeen, on the other hand, is about perfect.



          The Nobel Prize has only existed for a fifth of Aberdeen's history, and even now, the research output of the pure mathematics department (which I study) is very high, and a lot of the lecturers are top class. It doesn't rest on its past reputation and is currently investing millions of pounds on attracting academic scholars from across the world.
          I think someone needs to pry their lips off of Aberdeen's ass. :yep:
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          (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
          I'm from London, and that's the sort of thing we got there. I heard about similar things in Birmingham. You get it in most major cities though, including the likes of Manchester and Liverpool too.

          Although London's the wealthiest city in the UK, there's a huge class divide. So people in the city centre might be living the high life, but those in the suburbs could live in the absolute slums we call 'council flats' and 'estates'.

          I suppose it's inevitable when cities get too big. Aberdeen, on the other hand, is about perfect.
          Maybe you should work on your delivery when responding to people then. You made out as though going out for the night in Birmingham is likely to result in being caught up in gang warfare as you so elegantly put it. Every city has its bad parts too, I'm sure Aberdeen has problems sometimes. Maybe you'd like to look at this link that I stumbled on:

          http://www.knowhere.co.uk/Aberdeen/A...fo/worstthings

          (Original post by Smack)
          Different people will like different things from a city, though. If you want to live in a large city then obviously you'd choose Brum, and vice versa. You can't compare the two, because it's a different lifestyle.
          Have to disagree with you there. When choosing universities you have to compare them... for example I've applied to Aberystwyth and Liverpool. One is a tiny town, the other is a big city. I didn't not compare them because of their difference in size now did I? Maybe I'm missing the point, but the size of the places I applied to was merely another factor of comparison when choosing my options.
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            (Original post by Wookie42)
            You made out as though going out for the night in Birmingham is likely to result in being caught up in gang warfare as you so elegantly put it.
            No, I'm just saying that Birmingham's a lot more dangerous than Aberdeen.

            (Original post by Wookie42)
            Every city has its bad parts too, I'm sure Aberdeen has problems sometimes. Maybe you'd like to look at this link that I stumbled on:

            http://www.knowhere.co.uk/Aberdeen/A...fo/worstthings
            I could write an endless list for London. :rolleyes:

            Nowhere is perfect. Not even Aberdeen.
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            (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
            Nowhere is perfect. Not even Aberdeen.
            Don't say it is then:

            "I suppose it's inevitable when cities get too big. Aberdeen, on the other hand, is about perfect."
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              (Original post by Wookie42)
              Don't say it is then:

              "I suppose it's inevitable when cities get too big. Aberdeen, on the other hand, is about perfect."
              It's the perfect size. :rolleyes:
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              (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
              The Nobel Prize has only existed for a fifth of Aberdeen's history, and even now, the research output of the pure mathematics department (which I study) is very high, and a lot of the lecturers are top class. It doesn't rest on its past reputation and is currently investing millions of pounds on attracting academic scholars from across the world.


              Nearly 60 years since Aberdeen's last Nobel prize. It's really not the University or the city you're trying to make it out to be. You think your university is very good. Good for you. You could very easily of ended up at an ex-poly, Aberdeen is probably one of the only non ex-poly's you could get in with your grades. So don't go ****ting on them.
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              Jeeezus, ive created a horrible arguement here, not sure Aberdeen is such a nice place with RM there! :O
             
             
             
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