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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    I saw a survey once that identified the most right-wing and most left-wing universities based on political party preference

    Top right-wing universities I recall are:
    -Durham
    -Exeter
    -Imperial
    -Warwick
    -York
    -Royal Agricultural College
    -Hull
    -Kings (pretty sure this is wrong)

    Some Oxbridge colleges were said to be quite right-wing too, but not as entire universities
    I'm at Durham you can take that off the list.
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    (Original post by oShahpo)
    Most right wing ideologies of this day are either too dumb or too dark and harsh to catch on at places like universities.
    You're thinking of the religious right wing who're a decreasing minority. What most people think is left wing is actually secular right. Nowadays the right defends freedom while the left pushes ever closer to both communism and fascism.

    http://secularright.org/
    http://secularright.org/SR/wordpress/about/

    (Original post by drogon)
    All unis are left wing. Because intellects are left wing. simple.
    Not all intellects are left wing. Take myself for example, I'm a scientist and I'm secular far right.
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)

    Not all intellects are left wing. Take myself for example, I'm a scientist and I'm secular far right.
    True, but i guess a greater proportion of left wing people are intellectual compared to right wing.
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    (Original post by drogon)
    True, but i guess a greater proportion of left wing people are intellectual compared to right wing.
    I think the very reason for this is the complacency the right places in the status quo, which is in opposition to the challenging of prior knowledge that marks intellectualism. It's inherently progressive.

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    Imperial definitely isn't right wing it's a left wing jizzfest
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    I'm at Durham you can take that off the list.
    Oh what a coincidence - Durham is my firm choice!

    A few fun political questions about Durham;

    -Is there much love for Donald J.Trump?
    -Does the SU hate or have a strong dislike towards Israel/Jews?
    -Why should Durham not be on the aforementioned list?
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    (Original post by RobML)
    I think the very reason for this is the complacency the right places in the status quo, which is in opposition to the challenging of prior knowledge that marks intellectualism. It's inherently progressive.

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    Being contrarian and opposing the status quo isn't necessarily progressive nor is it a mark of intellectualism. There's a reason why it is the populist idea. It seems like right wing people say what they do for the fun of it now and not always being so progressive and the intellects can see right through that.
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    The 'university of life' is very right wing
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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    Oh what a coincidence - Durham is my firm choice!

    A few fun political questions about Durham;

    -Is there much love for Donald J.Trump?
    -Does the SU hate or have a strong dislike towards Israel/Jews?
    -Why should Durham not be on the aforementioned list?
    Stop putting jews and israel under the same category. Most jews aren't zionist fanatics.
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    (Original post by drogon)
    Stop putting jews and israel under the same category. Most jews aren't zionist fanatics.
    And yet a certain political ideology dislike them both!
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    Those damn lefties amirite.
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    Left wing are far worse.
    Because they sound nice, Woo Everyone gets a share of money and the workers have power. Lets see how well communism or socialism works, Terribly.

    But too far right or left is bad but the state of the world needs to be a little more right
    ...yet the best countries in the world are socialist/left wing. Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden etc.
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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    And yet a certain political ideology dislike them both!
    The left don't dislike both. There will be extremists in every ideology so please don't generalise
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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    Oh what a coincidence - Durham is my firm choice!

    A few fun political questions about Durham;

    -Is there much love for Donald J.Trump?
    -Does the SU hate or have a strong dislike towards Israel/Jews?
    -Why should Durham not be on the aforementioned list?
    Full of trump hate, vote remain, Israel hating Palestine loving cucks.
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    Full of trump hate, vote remain, Israel hating Palestine loving cucks.
    Why isn't cuck a ban word?

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    (Original post by M14B)
    I think it is because when young you believe in an ideal fair world


    Left wing is blind though
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    TSR is full of left wing people, as many of them are those types of students who do art and wear pink wristbands and use to be into gothic stuff but then went hipster and believe in freedom but not free speech etc etc.
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    (Original post by govandpolitics)
    Correct!

    Does the UEA sound good?

    Lefty/luvvy enough?
    On an unrelated note I'd avoid UEA like the plague. It's a concrete monstrosity and from what I saw of the Comp Sci department it was stuffed in the corner of a building.

    You'll also find it hard to find a right wing uni just because younger people tends to be more left than right. Although that's a generalisation, and also most of the people I speak to tend to be quite central anyways.
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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    I saw a survey once that identified the most right-wing and most left-wing universities based on political party preference

    Top right-wing universities I recall are:
    -Durham
    -Exeter
    -Imperial
    -Warwick
    -York
    -Royal Agricultural College
    -Hull
    -Kings (pretty sure this is wrong)

    Some Oxbridge colleges were said to be quite right-wing too, but not as entire universities

    EDIT: To clarify, this survey was based off which party students would vote for. The ones I've listed are scored the highest proportion for conservative/UKIP voters. Definitely not representative of their SU!
    Notts? obvs not trent
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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    I saw a survey once that identified the most right-wing and most left-wing universities based on political party preference

    Top right-wing universities I recall are:
    -Durham
    -Exeter
    -Imperial
    -Warwick
    -York
    -Royal Agricultural College
    -Hull
    -Kings (pretty sure this is wrong)

    Some Oxbridge colleges were said to be quite right-wing too, but not as entire universities

    EDIT: To clarify, this survey was based off which party students would vote for. The ones I've listed are scored the highest proportion for conservative/UKIP voters. Definitely not representative of their SU!
    I don't think you'll find any UKIP voters in any of those universities, or perhaps any decent university for that matter.
 
 
 
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