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    (Original post by Gabriel96)
    I always considered Oxbridge, Durham, Bristol, Newcastle, St Andrews and Edinburgh to be the big ones with rah and posh types but would places like University of Hertfordshire be up there too because of where it is although it isn't a top uni? I went to a "posh" public school (don't hate me ) and the standards where people applied to were Newcastle, Bristol and Leeds.
    Not Bristol...anywhere but Bristol LOOOOL
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    (Original post by AnharM)
    Not Bristol...anywhere but Bristol LOOOOL
    you wot m8.
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    EXETER.

    Sorry.

    EXERAH.

    It is literally RAH central.
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    Having done 3 Unis now and spent a substantial amount of time at a number of others, Bristol and Durham.
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    I go to St. Andrews and it's pretty posh but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. My flat has 8 people in it (4 from private schools and 4 from state schools) and we all get on really well, having chose to live together.

    Where people went to school/socio-economic background should affect whether you become friends with them
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    Kent had a hell of a lot of "posh" students, there was generally a lot of privately educated home counties types who didn't get into their first choice Russell Group University...
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    (Original post by Calllu-m)
    I go to St. Andrews and it's pretty posh but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. My flat has 8 people in it (4 from private schools and 4 from state schools) and we all get on really well, having chose to live together.

    Where people went to school/socio-economic background should affect whether you become friends with them

    I go to St Andrews as well, but in my experience it is a bad thing.
    The vast majority of people I've met there are privileged, and many of those are obsessed with money and status.
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    (Original post by alone-in-kyoto)
    I go to St Andrews as well, but in my experience it is a bad thing.
    The vast majority of people I've met there are privileged, and many of those are obsessed with money and status.
    I went to private school so perhaps I'm more immune to it, but I don't really get that at all.

    I wouldn't want to hang out with people like that, so I don't. I think most people are lovely
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    According to this - http://tab.co.uk/2014/03/31/revealed...ated-students/

    1) Oxford
    2) St Andrews
    3) Bristol
    4) Cambridge
    5) Durham
    6) Imperial
    7) UCL
    8) Edinburgh
    9) Exeter
    10) Newcastle
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    (Original post by Super199)
    you wot m8.
    I'm going Bristol in September fam, I won't fit in with the ''ra's''
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    (Original post by Calllu-m)
    I went to private school so perhaps I'm more immune to it, but I don't really get that at all.

    I wouldn't want to hang out with people like that, so I don't. I think most people are lovely
    Being a huge lefty I guess I'm quite sensitive to it, but I feel that the student body is relatively homogenous in relation to many other universities. I'm not saying there aren't a lot of lovely people, I just find it overly dominated by the same type of person.
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    You have all missed the top candidate.

    Royal Agricultural University (Cirencester). It is the sort of place you will see men in salmon coloured trousers doing for a weekend shoot on Daddy's estate. It is the sort of place that will not allow you entry unless you own at least 2000 acres and many horses.
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    (Original post by Novascope)
    Haha! I know a few people who went and are going to Durham. They never applied for Oxford or Cambridge... I don't see what's so great about those universities. All they say to me is "boring". I heard that even their freshers week isn't even that great, and the following week everyone's huddled up in the library... Neither even offer the course I'm going to do at a different university, if they did, I know I would get in but I'd never apply to those. I'd stick out like a sore thumb :ahee:
    sure yeh would...

    enjoy london met.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You have all missed the top candidate.

    Royal Agricultural University (Cirencester). It is the sort of place you will see men in salmon coloured trousers doing for a weekend shoot on Daddy's estate. It is the sort of place that will not allow you entry unless you own at least 2000 acres and many horses.
    We're talking about mainstream universities though, not specialist small places. If we include them, then the Royal College/Academy of music and lots of other institutions would be mentioned as being very high up in the posh/rah count.
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    (Original post by Novascope)
    Haha! I know a few people who went and are going to Durham. They never applied for Oxford or Cambridge... I don't see what's so great about those universities. All they say to me is "boring". I heard that even their freshers week isn't even that great, and the following week everyone's huddled up in the library... Neither even offer the course I'm going to do at a different university, if they did, I know I would get in but I'd never apply to those. I'd stick out like a sore thumb :ahee:
    Yeah, whatever :rofl:
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    (Original post by Gabriel96)
    We're talking about mainstream universities though, not specialist small places. If we include them, then the Royal College/Academy of music and lots of other institutions would be mentioned as being very high up in the posh/rah count.
    So are specialist universities not as important as mainstream ones?
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    This thread is of a genuine and rather considerable importance to me. Really; I'm hoping that, as I waiver my charms here and there, I pick up the attention of some hot, posh, middle-class totty.

    My OUTRIGHT answer to the question of this thread would be King's College London, by the way...
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    So are specialist universities not as important as mainstream ones?
    You're completely missing the point. Specialist places, such as the one you referenced, aren't included because they don't have a substantial student body and don't apply to the vast majority of applicants but rather the minority of people who choose to go to them - mostly music students going to conservatoires. If you look at other tables officially done on this topic, they aren't usually included either.
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    sure yeh would...

    enjoy london met.
    Lol, I'm going to Falmouth to study Journalism & Creative Writing. Did you even get into a university?
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    (Original post by alow)
    Yeah, whatever :rofl:
    People like you make me laugh. Just because I'm not going to Oxford or Cambridge doesn't mean I'm not intelligent. Wouldn't want to be around snobs anyway.
 
 
 
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