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    Okay so like many other people here I hate uni.
    It is making me really pessimistic about society. I mean, everyone here seems to be all the same, it feels like being back at school. (everyone is a bit chavvy in my opinion) At college everyone was different and I could find people i relate to I do not relate to anybody here. I would join a society but the only ones here are for religious people or Asians, which i am not. At the main campus in Canterbury (I'm at the new one in medway) there seems to be societies about things I like there.
    Anybody else in a similar situation? Or hates uni?
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    give it time..see what happens..andi doubt everyone at uni is chavvy
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    meh. I don't hate it anymore, just lost the ability to care. I'm 4 months away from graduating and I can't wait.
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    I wouldn't say I 'hate' my university because hating something takes up too much of your energy. 'Not enjoying it' is more the phrase I'd use. I get what you mean about the huge transition from college to uni. At college I had a good group of friends who I could relate to, and what's worse is that I barely see some of them nowadays because they've got their 'new' lives at different unis across the country.

    I live it home so never got the chance to establish a close group of friends unlike live-in students. When I go into uni I feel virtually invisible among the thousands and thousands of students. I've made some friends-or 'lecture buddies' which is probably more appropriate as we never seem to socialise outside of university, as everyone's got their own groups outside of university that they mix with.
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    Find the right place for you. Before i joined the roleplaying society i thought everyone was the same. Theyabout would wear similar stuff and only care about drinking etc.

    I joined the roleplaying society and found some friends. We hang around watching dvds and having simple fun. I often go out with walks with one of the guys. Its really refreshing. You just have to know where to look and not be too judgemental!
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    I'm in a vile mood and am going to take the opportunity to rant now, seeing as it's been given to me.

    I hate (well, immensely dislike) my university for the following reasons:

    * About 95% of people can be placed into one of the following categories. 1) Those who do nothing but talk about and take excessive quantities of drugs morning, noon and night. 2) Those who were privately educated in London/Surrey, live off daddy's money, go home every weekend and are too up themselves to associate with anyone else. 3) Those who think they are the most unique person to walk this planet because they shop solely in thrift stores and want to spark a socialist revolution. 4) Those who are from London daaahling, and spend their time drinking 'cocktails and vods' and air kissing everyone they met once or twice in Shoreditch. (corr, do I sound like a judgemental cow or what?!)

    * The SU is, quite frankly, a pile of ****. We have no real 'events' as such, we have what can only be described as an 'excuse' for a club, and the only thing the union involves itself with is relentless campaigns to ban coca cola, free palestine and STOP THE CUTS!!11!2! blah blah blah. There is a fine line between being politically active and just spreading propaganda.. One which the union here crosses. The majority of societies are also related to stuff like this, and any one which isn't is so unpopular that it isn't worth joining anyway.

    * Accommodation is, on the whole, dreadful. At the lower end of the scale you have rabbit-hutch like drug dens, and at the higher end you have travel lodge-esque rooms at London prices (without the London loan). In the middle, where I am, you pay only £10 a week less than the expensive housing, only to still have no-ensuite, non-refurbished rooms and builders outside your window from 7am to 7pm EVERY DAY. something they never bothered to inform us of before we moved in.

    * Facilities are very hit and miss. Some lecture theatres/buildings are brand new, whereas others look like they've been here since time began. Campus is basically a building site at the moment, and whilst i appreciate they're trying to 'improve' things, they seem to be mainly disrupting everything that was alright to begin with. e.g. quiet accommodation and library. The 'bars' are terribly overpriced, the shops are quite often understocked, and there really isn't much to do. Some of the only decent things such as one lovely cafe is being closed as part of their 'regeneration'.

    * Academically, it's very inconsistent. I do enjoy my course and elements of it are well taught/delivered, but on the whole you do tend to get the impression that nobody can really be arsed. The staff are actually okay; it's more that you can sense their hopelessness with their students and so they don't bother as much as they otherwise would. I'm certainly not one to be overly geeky or work-focused but yet I still seem to achieve far more than most, regardless of how little work I actually do. I don't feel stretched; I feel like I could have 'done better' and I wouldn't be so lazy if I was actually in an environment that was intellectually stimulating.

    * Job prospects are rubbish. The general feel here is that students are academic and could do better but choose not to because they'd rather be getting off their faces 24/7. I like going out just as much as the next person, but i REALLY didn't imagine that everyone's idea of a good time would be laying around getting stoned all day every day.

    * To top it all off, the entire town/university/surrounding area reminds me of my ex boyfriend and a time in my life which is.. over. This is a pretty trivial thing, but it's sort of the straw that breaks the camel's back!

    Have i whined enough now? I actually do feel significantly better for that; I think i'll leave all my negativity here. :p:
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    (Original post by raisin.)
    I'm in a vile mood and am going to take the opportunity to rant now, seeing as it's been given to me.

    I hate (well, immensely dislike) my university for the following reasons:

    * About 95% of people can be placed into one of the following categories. 1) Those who do nothing but talk about and take excessive quantities of drugs morning, noon and night. 2) Those who were privately educated in London/Surrey, live off daddy's money, go home every weekend and are too up themselves to associate with anyone else. 3) Those who think they are the most unique person to walk this planet because they shop solely in thrift stores and want to spark a socialist revolution. 4) Those who are from London daaahling, and spend their time drinking 'cocktails and vods' and air kissing everyone they met once or twice in Shoreditch. (corr, do I sound like a judgemental cow or what?!)

    * The SU is, quite frankly, a pile of ****. We have no real 'events' as such, we have what can only be described as an 'excuse' for a club, and the only thing the union involves itself with is relentless campaigns to ban coca cola, free palestine and STOP THE CUTS!!11!2! blah blah blah. There is a fine line between being politically active and just spreading propaganda.. One which the union here crosses. The majority of societies are also related to stuff like this, and any one which isn't is so unpopular that it isn't worth joining anyway.
    Which university do you go to? Your descriptions of the average universtiy student and your SU sound an awful lot like UCL! Except I'd add to that:

    *Overambitious Law/Economics/Finance students who care about nothing but money and have wet dreams about the FTSE100.

    *Debaters. Need I say any more?
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    (Original post by miss_world)
    Which university do you go to? Your descriptions of the average universtiy student and your SU sound an awful lot like UCL! Except I'd add to that:

    *Overambitious Law/Economics/Finance students who care about nothing but money and have wet dreams about the FTSE100.

    *Debaters. Need I say any more?
    I'm at Sussex. :rolleyes:

    I can semi-relate to your point about overambitious law students, although here they tend to be just plain deluded. Obviously at UCL they might have a somewhat realistic chance of 'scaling the heights' but here.. Not so. And debaters - yes - I forgot about those.

    Shock horror though! :eek: I was gutted when I didn't get into UCL for psych and was considering re-applying there next year. Perhaps it's a good thing I didn't/don't.

    I wonder if it really is this bad everywhere, or whether are universities where people are more.. Normal?
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    (Original post by raisin.)
    I'm at Sussex. :rolleyes:

    I can semi-relate to your point about overambitious law students, although here they tend to be just plain deluded. Obviously at UCL they might have a somewhat realistic chance of 'scaling the heights' but here.. Not so. And debaters - yes - I forgot about those.

    Shock horror though! :eek: I was gutted when I didn't get into UCL for psych and was considering re-applying there next year. Perhaps it's a good thing I didn't/don't.

    I wonder if it really is this bad everywhere, or whether are universities where people are more.. Normal?
    I've often wondered that myself. Perhaps at universities like Manchester/ Birmingham/ Sheffield etc, which tend to attract more diverse groups of people. I think I thought that, as a London university, UCL would be like that too, when it just isn't.

    However, I have managed to find a great bunch of like minded friends who don't fit into any of the above categories. Also, the facilities are generally good (the student union really is ***** though) and it genuinely does have some excellent departments. So don't rule it out completely!
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    (Original post by miss_world)
    I've often wondered that myself. Perhaps at universities like Manchester/ Birmingham/ Sheffield etc, which tend to attract more diverse groups of people. I think I thought that, as a London university, UCL would be like that too, when it just isn't.

    However, I have managed to find a great bunch of like minded friends who don't fit into any of the above categories. Also, the facilities are generally good (the student union really is ***** though) and it genuinely does have some excellent departments. So don't rule it out completely!
    Yeah, that was my thinking too. I've actually been looking at Leeds lately, in the hope that people 'oop north' might be a little more diverse!

    Oooh well at least you've managed to find a good bunch, then. i've had no such luck really - I have people I can go out with/'spend time' with, but very few that I've actually clicked with. The SU thing doesn't bother me that much, so perhaps I will look into it. I was rejected once but that was before I had my grades, so perhaps it would be different this time.

    Thank you for the rep by the way!
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    (Original post by raisin.)
    Yeah, that was my thinking too. I've actually been looking at Leeds lately, in the hope that people 'oop north' might be a little more diverse!

    Oooh well at least you've managed to find a good bunch, then. i've had no such luck really - I have people I can go out with/'spend time' with, but very few that I've actually clicked with. The SU thing doesn't bother me that much, so perhaps I will look into it. I was rejected once but that was before I had my grades, so perhaps it would be different this time.

    Thank you for the rep by the way!
    Oooh I've heard great things about Leeds, both academically and socially. I think you get idiots everywhere but the universities like Leeds etc are a little bigger and so, therefore, more diverse because of that. I think it also helps that the more sloany/rah types are dissuaded by the thought of 'roughing' it in a northen, industrial city :p:

    Good luck anyhow!
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    Northern universities every time! Sheffield, Leeds and Hull unions are awesome too. I'm sure others are too, it's just that I've visited those recently.
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    Not directed at my uni in perticular, though at students at York/ York st. Johns... Last night on the 2am train from Manchester/Leeds to York it was just embarassing.. About 60 or so York students got on at leeds and were on the train screaming, shouting.. at one point about five guys and one stupid girl got naked followed by more chanting.. A guy didn't buy a ticket and instead of paying up decided to argue with the conducter instead that his journey to York should be free, the conducter eventually got fed up with it all and called ahead for the transport police. I really understand why people hate students. I don't think I could ever be such a prick as each of these York students.
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    (Original post by Cooljack)
    Not directed at my uni in perticular, though at students at York/ York st. Johns... Last night on the 2am train from Manchester/Leeds to York it was just embarassing.. About 60 or so York students got on at leeds and were on the train screaming, shouting.. at one point about five guys and one stupid girl got naked followed by more chanting.. A guy didn't buy a ticket and instead of paying up decided to argue with the conducter instead that his journey to York should be free, the conducter eventually got fed up with it all and called ahead for the transport police. I really understand why people hate students. I don't think I could ever be such a prick as each of these York students.
    You know this how?
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    Uni sucks, ******* hate law students, they're so arrogant.
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    (Original post by raisin.)
    I'm in a vile mood and am going to take the opportunity to rant now, seeing as it's been given to me.

    I hate (well, immensely dislike) my university for the following reasons:

    * About 95% of people can be placed into one of the following categories. 1) Those who do nothing but talk about and take excessive quantities of drugs morning, noon and night. 2) Those who were privately educated in London/Surrey, live off daddy's money, go home every weekend and are too up themselves to associate with anyone else. 3) Those who think they are the most unique person to walk this planet because they shop solely in thrift stores and want to spark a socialist revolution. 4) Those who are from London daaahling, and spend their time drinking 'cocktails and vods' and air kissing everyone they met once or twice in Shoreditch. (corr, do I sound like a judgemental cow or what?!)

    * The SU is, quite frankly, a pile of ****. We have no real 'events' as such, we have what can only be described as an 'excuse' for a club, and the only thing the union involves itself with is relentless campaigns to ban coca cola, free palestine and STOP THE CUTS!!11!2! blah blah blah. There is a fine line between being politically active and just spreading propaganda.. One which the union here crosses. The majority of societies are also related to stuff like this, and any one which isn't is so unpopular that it isn't worth joining anyway.

    * Accommodation is, on the whole, dreadful. At the lower end of the scale you have rabbit-hutch like drug dens, and at the higher end you have travel lodge-esque rooms at London prices (without the London loan). In the middle, where I am, you pay only £10 a week less than the expensive housing, only to still have no-ensuite, non-refurbished rooms and builders outside your window from 7am to 7pm EVERY DAY. something they never bothered to inform us of before we moved in.

    * Facilities are very hit and miss. Some lecture theatres/buildings are brand new, whereas others look like they've been here since time began. Campus is basically a building site at the moment, and whilst i appreciate they're trying to 'improve' things, they seem to be mainly disrupting everything that was alright to begin with. e.g. quiet accommodation and library. The 'bars' are terribly overpriced, the shops are quite often understocked, and there really isn't much to do. Some of the only decent things such as one lovely cafe is being closed as part of their 'regeneration'.

    * Academically, it's very inconsistent. I do enjoy my course and elements of it are well taught/delivered, but on the whole you do tend to get the impression that nobody can really be arsed. The staff are actually okay; it's more that you can sense their hopelessness with their students and so they don't bother as much as they otherwise would. I'm certainly not one to be overly geeky or work-focused but yet I still seem to achieve far more than most, regardless of how little work I actually do. I don't feel stretched; I feel like I could have 'done better' and I wouldn't be so lazy if I was actually in an environment that was intellectually stimulating.

    * Job prospects are rubbish. The general feel here is that students are academic and could do better but choose not to because they'd rather be getting off their faces 24/7. I like going out just as much as the next person, but i REALLY didn't imagine that everyone's idea of a good time would be laying around getting stoned all day every day.

    * To top it all off, the entire town/university/surrounding area reminds me of my ex boyfriend and a time in my life which is.. over. This is a pretty trivial thing, but it's sort of the straw that breaks the camel's back!

    Have i whined enough now? I actually do feel significantly better for that; I think i'll leave all my negativity here. :p:
    I see you're at Surrey, I thought you might be at Royal Holloway! Haha. The SU here is not great either...and it is kinda annoying with all the home counties types!!! I'm from the dreaded North, and I do feel like a lot of people take the piss. I hope your situation improves! Sympathy being sent your way! :o:
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    I read your post and immediately thought of Sussex OP. Haven't got a clue why I applied there, good job I got an offer from my first choice
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    Yeah, its crap. Students are knobheads and even being at home I hate the lifestyle and how students desperately try to fulfill the stereotype. I hate the city, halls were soooo **** and the studenty house areas are *********. Only went cos I couldnt be arsed moving away, and nowhere else does my course which is the only thing that I like. I have little drive to actually work because I can't just pop in too.
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    (Original post by miss_world)
    I've often wondered that myself. Perhaps at universities like Manchester/ Birmingham/ Sheffield etc, which tend to attract more diverse groups of people. I think I thought that, as a London university, UCL would be like that too, when it just isn't.

    However, I have managed to find a great bunch of like minded friends who don't fit into any of the above categories. Also, the facilities are generally good (the student union really is s**te though) and it genuinely does have some excellent departments. So don't rule it out completely!
    I have a friend who is going to firm UCL, and I was just wondering if there is anything severely wrong with the union (and of so what?) or if it's just not your kinda thing. x
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    (Original post by raisin.)
    I'm in a vile mood and am going to take the opportunity to rant now, seeing as it's been given to me.

    I hate (well, immensely dislike) my university for the following reasons:

    * About 95% of people can be placed into one of the following categories. 1) Those who do nothing but talk about and take excessive quantities of drugs morning, noon and night. 2) Those who were privately educated in London/Surrey, live off daddy's money, go home every weekend and are too up themselves to associate with anyone else. 3) Those who think they are the most unique person to walk this planet because they shop solely in thrift stores and want to spark a socialist revolution. 4) Those who are from London daaahling, and spend their time drinking 'cocktails and vods' and air kissing everyone they met once or twice in Shoreditch. (corr, do I sound like a judgemental cow or what?!)

    * The SU is, quite frankly, a pile of ****. We have no real 'events' as such, we have what can only be described as an 'excuse' for a club, and the only thing the union involves itself with is relentless campaigns to ban coca cola, free palestine and STOP THE CUTS!!11!2! blah blah blah. There is a fine line between being politically active and just spreading propaganda.. One which the union here crosses. The majority of societies are also related to stuff like this, and any one which isn't is so unpopular that it isn't worth joining anyway.

    * Accommodation is, on the whole, dreadful. At the lower end of the scale you have rabbit-hutch like drug dens, and at the higher end you have travel lodge-esque rooms at London prices (without the London loan). In the middle, where I am, you pay only £10 a week less than the expensive housing, only to still have no-ensuite, non-refurbished rooms and builders outside your window from 7am to 7pm EVERY DAY. something they never bothered to inform us of before we moved in.

    * Facilities are very hit and miss. Some lecture theatres/buildings are brand new, whereas others look like they've been here since time began. Campus is basically a building site at the moment, and whilst i appreciate they're trying to 'improve' things, they seem to be mainly disrupting everything that was alright to begin with. e.g. quiet accommodation and library. The 'bars' are terribly overpriced, the shops are quite often understocked, and there really isn't much to do. Some of the only decent things such as one lovely cafe is being closed as part of their 'regeneration'.

    * Academically, it's very inconsistent. I do enjoy my course and elements of it are well taught/delivered, but on the whole you do tend to get the impression that nobody can really be arsed. The staff are actually okay; it's more that you can sense their hopelessness with their students and so they don't bother as much as they otherwise would. I'm certainly not one to be overly geeky or work-focused but yet I still seem to achieve far more than most, regardless of how little work I actually do. I don't feel stretched; I feel like I could have 'done better' and I wouldn't be so lazy if I was actually in an environment that was intellectually stimulating.

    * Job prospects are rubbish. The general feel here is that students are academic and could do better but choose not to because they'd rather be getting off their faces 24/7. I like going out just as much as the next person, but i REALLY didn't imagine that everyone's idea of a good time would be laying around getting stoned all day every day.

    * To top it all off, the entire town/university/surrounding area reminds me of my ex boyfriend and a time in my life which is.. over. This is a pretty trivial thing, but it's sort of the straw that breaks the camel's back!

    Have i whined enough now? I actually do feel significantly better for that; I think i'll leave all my negativity here. :p:
    Just guessing, but any chance you're at Exeter?? Or maybe all unis are like this lol
 
 
 
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