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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    What about Scotland, like at Glasgow University, they're a bit more 'excitable' than the English aren't they? I'm just a bit worried since that's where I might be going.
    Never seen a sober fight at the Uni in my time here, I've not been in halls though. Everyone's pretty chilled out and the large number of students means you'll find people you get on with. It's also a pretty large Uni, so you won't find it hard to stay out of the way of people, if any, that you particularly don't get on with.

    If you're of University age and still believe that getting in a scrap somehow protects your honour, you're a bit daft. If you're stupid enough to start a fight, you'll just alienate people. Most people realise this and therefore nobody's willing to start a fight, no matter how ready they are to participate in one.
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    Glaswegans are probably the friendliest people in Britain.
    Well Turks are the friendliest people in the world, but we all know what can happen there.

    Glasgow's got a high crime rate. I think it was voted the friendliest city and the most dangerous at the same time. :p:
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    Well Turks are the friendliest people in the world, but we all know what can happen there.
    Says who?

    Glasgow's got a high crime rate. I think it was voted the friendliest city and the most dangerous at the same time. :p:
    That doesn't make the halls themselves dangerous though..
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    (Original post by RightSaidJames)
    Says who?
    As well as offering a fascinating mix of European and Asian cultures, Turkey has the added bonus of stupendously friendly, hospitable people.
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    For friendliness, I’d put Turkey at the top of my list - even when the Turks are selling you something, they treat you like you are the most important person in the world. Gracious, friendly and always ready to settle for a chat and some apple tea rather than a sale.
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    The Turkish people actually have an unsurpassed reputation for hospitality
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    Oh, and me. :p:
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    Never heard of such a silly stereotype tbh...
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    It's all about learning to be civil with one another, as someone said, you've only got to put up with these people for a year, if you're not keen on them, you just don't spend alot of time socialising, simples. If it's hurrendous, you switch flats.
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    What on earth? No, I cannot recall one single instance of a fight occurring. People generally are civil to one another.
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    You mean like physical violence?

    Think about it - we're adults at university, generally adults with a reasonable set of morals and respect for the law. Most people who get into uni aren't the type to have physical fights.
    People can still be dicks though - a lot of people have things stolen (from their rooms or from the kitchen) but I wouldn't really call that 'dangerous'. At uni you just have to use your common sense - never leave your room unlocked and don't walk home on your own in the dark - simples
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    I believe it's called being a grown up. Since moving in in September I've heard one verbal fight downstairs and nothing else. As for my flatmates themselves, they are all very cool people and I can't imagine a plausible situation in which I'd want to hit them. Violence has a strange tendency to make things worse rather than better, funnily enough.
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
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    Oh, and me. :p:
    You can't just google the words turkey and friendly, and use tourism websites as a source, you could do that for anywhere
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    uni is big enough to avoid people you dont like.
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    Well you're not dependant on anyone in there, and neither them to you. If you get into fights with people purely because you live within close proximity to them you need to look at how you handle situations.
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    There were arguments in my halls last year but people were adult about them and ended up talking about things rather than resorting to any physical violence.

    There was one incident I recall where a flat got annoyed with the noise the flat above was causing and left them a curt note. The offending flat didn't like it and decided to smash up the other flat's door, urinate on the carpet outside and smear eggs, milk and sardines everywhere. They were swiftly fined and removed from the accommodation.
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    But if people argue, then surely this must lead to some fights. How do they suddenly calm down? It's not as if the fire sprinklers suddenly turn on to cool everyone down when things get heated.
    Umm, have you ever had an argument with someone that hasn't ended up with a fight?

    Most people walk away and calm down before they do something stupid.
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    But if people argue, then surely this must lead to some fights. How do they suddenly calm down? It's not as if the fire sprinklers suddenly turn on to cool everyone down when things get heated. :p:
    NO and NO arguing happens yes in any situation even at home with family and does it turn violent NO i think you have a very misconcieved idea of arguing always leads 100% to violence

    How to cool down go for a walk and clear the air is usually a good thing to do
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    It can be dangerous sometimes. My first week this guy left half a sandwich in the fridge and another flatmate ate it when he found out who had taken his left over sandwich he slit his throat. I have heard a lot of stories similar to this which is why many of us carry guns around halls and lectures just incase another disagreement occurs between students and another turf war erupts.
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    (Original post by Lewk)
    erm.. i don't know how things work in turkey, but here in britain, frequent fights between students don't happen
    Hahaha good one "mate" it was unusual at my school when a fight DIDN'T happen.. and whenver it did (at least once a day) the whole school would scream "Fiiiiiiggghttt" and there'd be 600 people charging towards where ever the fight is..
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    (Original post by kevin_123)
    Hahaha good one "mate" it was unusual at my school when a fight DIDN'T happen.. and whenver it did (at least once a day) the whole school would scream "Fiiiiiiggghttt" and there'd be 600 people charging towards where ever the fight is..
    Thankfully this doesn't happen at uni.
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    Sober adults don't start fights! That doesn't make them spineless cowards, it makes them people who can control their temper and don't break serious laws!
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    Right, this isn't going anywhere. We've had plenty of anecdotes and explanation as to why fights do not erupt at university so thread closed.
 
 
 
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