Hi there! Welcome to TSR(Original post by According2me)
This is my first post here so be kind
University of Hertfordshire is awesome and i love in here. The location is pretty safe for anyone irrespective of race and origin. Even in the middle of the night u could run to Asda to get supplies and it’s safe.
We have all the facilities that a student would require during its stay. Library, gym, refectory, Huge lecture halls etc. on both the campuses (Dehav, College lane). Lecturers are very helpful as well.
The only thing that annoys the hell out of me is the racial discomfort. You will always see small groups of people of the same race hanging out together. It’s just ridiculous. Students from the entire world come here to UK to study in a multi-cultural environment but u would rarely see anyone even make an effort to go talk to someone from a different origin. Chinese/Nigerians/Pakistanis/Indians/Arabs like making groups of their own and will make no effort to interact or even try to know other cultures. This kind of hostility and resentment has resulted most British and EU students to completely avoid us foreigners . Most EU students are scared to even say Hello! As if we are going to pounce on them. There are a few students who have been in UK for years and haven’t even spoken to their British classmates.
I personally try to strike up a conversation with some non-asians once in a while but it’s too little too late. Anyways this is just my personal observation and i cannot speak for everyone. If this doesn’t bother you then you are going to have a gala time here.
ps. I dont bite
So let me get this straight, you are an international student and you are going to start coming academic year but you have came over here already?
I was at the student centre the other day and there were LOADS of Chinese students (or from another Asian country but im 90% sure they were Chinese, no offence to anyone ^^ ), I just wondered why a lot of international students move in so early already? Do you guys do some foundation programme over the summer?
Anyway, it's nice to have someone else to help out! I have been around here for a while which you will probably notice when you scroll through all the threads lol
If you got any questions you can always ask me as well
"The only thing that annoys the hell out of me is the racial discomfort. You will always see small groups of people of the same race hanging out together. It’s just ridiculous."
- Absolutely see where you are coming from and I agree. I'm doing linguistics and most 'international' students are either european or chinese actually and I often try to make converation because im interested in their background you know and just like to meet new people with completely different life experiences but most tend to stick together in their own little groups :/ Like you said, hertfordshire puts all international students together in the accommodation which gives them less chance to 'mix' with the brits. Maybe we should pass this on to the student union
Over the Easter break