(Original post by Toxic Tears)
Is it actually that bad - is there a lot of snobbery? What % of rahs are there compared to "regular" people?
They are a definite minority but a quite vocal (and visible) minority.
You'll come up against the occasional buffoon, it will happen, but I'm sure it does at all unis. Just ignore them and concentrate on people who do. The vast majority of people are interested in everyone's backgrounds (or are just completely indifferent) and will socialise with anyone...suprisingly...I have been the victim of class hatred at Durham, but from both sides (somehow
If you do ever visit though bring a sniper, we could always do with making them even more of a a minority.
I don't live in Durham right now, in fact I'm sort of not a student at this time, but I'd much rather live there (and have to put up with the occasional Rah) than live in my village (what used to be a decent village, in great countryside, now doing down the dogs with vile charvas parading around like parasites).
Whoops...that could be taken as snobbery...
(Original post by Mr_Steve_Stifler)
Alright, I knew that Durham has a deserved bad reputation because I visited it myself and my teacher (who went there) didn't have the greatest opinion of the so called 'rahs' to say the least.
Deserved reputation? Yes, because we are all Rahs aren't we?
(Original post by NDGAARONDI)
How many students at the University of Easy London does it take to change a light bulb? None. The light bulbs last longer than the students.
(Original post by Ruthie!)
not saying they are all like this but students I know from Leeds Uni look down on Leeds Met. And students from newcastle look down on northumbria.. just from experience of people I know
So...just your usual traditional uni V ex poly thing? That's not a sign of snobbishness in most, just a joke and good natured rivarly. Although I'm not a student at Newcastle I still feel that, due to my location, I can say that the whole Northumbria thing really isn't a big deal. Most Newcastle students couldn't give a damn about the place and both groups
It was far worse at school, when looking at universities. Then real snobbishness was present. But this was just the usual ex-poly snobbery shown by almost every sixth former up and down the land.
(Original post by Gooner)
From what I've heard and seen, Cambridge is extremely snobby. Durham is known for its rahs, but I think sometimes this whole rah business can be blown out of proportion to make it seem as though every other person at Durham habitually asks mummy and daddy for an advance on their weekly allowance
What's wrong with that? I do. I've never worked a day in my life and I'm not rich...
(Original post by Moonfield7)
I often think there is a considerable case for saying that more "inverse snobbery" goes on.
Hole in one.
People just seem to be listing the "posh" universities or "Oxbridge reject" unis. It doesn't then follow on that these well educated and (usually very wealthy) people will be snobs. Most are decent people.