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    okay so I'll be heading there in the near future to further my education. but i heard really nasty things about the uk. so i'd like to clarify a few things:

    1) Do all the shops really close at 5pm?
    It's kind of unbelievable, considering how some retail stores close at 11pm here.

    2) Are the students really normally confined to their dorms, or campuses on weekdays?

    3) Are all the international students really like over-the-top nerds who mug almost 24/7?

    4) Is life really going to be as boring and bland as a cup of water?

    If all the above are true, then I'll have to re-think my decision :/

    Update:
    To all the people who thought i was stereotyping and offensive or whatever else. I'm sorry. I didn't mean for it to come out this way. It's just what relatives and friends I have there told me. Before that, going to the uk to live and study had always been my dream because I really really love the culture there. It's different and seems really exciting and just wonderful. The purpose of this thread is to look for some reassurance that my 'dream' wouldn't turn out to be as ****ty as I have heard. I don't believe in the stereotypes entirely because I haven't been there so I'm in no position to do so. Here's and apology to all the people I have unintentionally offended. I'm sorry.
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    (Original post by Tessaaa)
    okay so I'll be heading there in the near future to further my education. but i heard really nasty things about the uk. so i'd like to clarify a few things:

    1) Do all the shops really close at 5pm?
    It's kind of unbelievable, considering how some retail stores close at 11pm here.

    2) Are the students really normally confined to their dorms, or campuses on weekdays?

    3) Are all the international students really like over-the-top nerds who mug almost 24/7?

    4) Is life really going to be as boring and bland as a cup of water?

    If all the above are true, then I'll have to re-think my decision :/
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    1) Yes

    2) Mostly

    3) Yes

    4) Most likely

    I should it's wise if you reconsidered your decision, don't you?
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    Everything you've heard from gossip and stereotypes are true :yep:
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    Yes it's all true so please stay the **** away!
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    (Original post by Tessaaa)
    okay so I'll be heading there in the near future to further my education. but i heard really nasty things about the uk. so i'd like to clarify a few things:

    1) Do all the shops really close at 5pm?
    It's kind of unbelievable, considering how some retail stores close at 11pm here.

    2) Are the students really normally confined to their dorms, or campuses on weekdays?

    3) Are all the international students really like over-the-top nerds who mug almost 24/7?

    4) Is life really going to be as boring and bland as a cup of water?

    If all the above are true, then I'll have to re-think my decision :/
    No, although a lot of smaller ones and locally run ones will.
    Of course not.
    Nope, international students are still students. They get drunk just like everybody else.
    No.

    Out of interest where are you coming from?
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    holy crap! would australia be a better choice then?
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    O.o

    Utter disbelief... that's all I can manage right now.

    Where did you hear all that?
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    None of that is true.

    Where are you from?
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    (Original post by Greenlaner)
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    haha, this poster is right too +rep
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    (Original post by Tessaaa)
    holy crap! would australia be a better choice then?
    Oh definately not, Australia is even worse. I suggest Somalia.
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    (Original post by Tessaaa)
    okay so I'll be heading there in the near future to further my education. but i heard really nasty things about the uk. so i'd like to clarify a few things:

    1) Do all the shops really close at 5pm?
    It's kind of unbelievable, considering how some retail stores close at 11pm here.
    No, who told you that?

    2) Are the students really normally confined to their dorms, or campuses on weekdays?
    No, never heard of binge drinking?

    3) Are all the international students really like over-the-top nerds who mug almost 24/7?
    No. Mug as in steal, don't think so.

    4) Is life really going to be as boring and bland as a cup of water?
    No, more like a mento in a cola bottle.

    If all the above are true, then I'll have to re-think my decision :/
    Stereotypes amaze me.
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    No, have no fear... the UK is awesome!

    Ignore posters saying it is, they're just out of their heads from all the wild sex/drugs/boozing they've been doing every night. :cool:
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    (Original post by Tessaaa)
    okay so I'll be heading there in the near future to further my education. but i heard really nasty things about the uk. so i'd like to clarify a few things:

    1) Do all the shops really close at 5pm?
    It's kind of unbelievable, considering how some retail stores close at 11pm here.

    2) Are the students really normally confined to their dorms, or campuses on weekdays?

    3) Are all the international students really like over-the-top nerds who mug almost 24/7?

    4) Is life really going to be as boring and bland as a cup of water?

    If all the above are true, then I'll have to re-think my decision :/
    The are downsides with the UK, but none of the ones you listed.
    Where are you from as that will help in making a comparison?
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    (Original post by Tessaaa)
    okay so I'll be heading there in the near future to further my education. but i heard really nasty things about the uk. so i'd like to clarify a few things:

    1) Do all the shops really close at 5pm?
    It's kind of unbelievable, considering how some retail stores close at 11pm here.
    Yes, but unless you feel the need to do late night shopping on a regular basis, I fail to see the issue here.

    2) Are the students really normally confined to their dorms, or campuses on weekdays?
    No.

    3) Are all the international students really like over-the-top nerds who mug almost 24/7?
    I don't even know what this means.

    4) Is life really going to be as boring and bland as a cup of water?
    Well water is quite useful. You can't live without it after all.
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    Life is as boring or interesting as you want to make it. People that say London is boring are normally boring people themselves..
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    It's **** compared to the rest of Europe, where kids seem to pretty much still all be hippies. And they get to like drive real cars. And they smoke a lot more herb.
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    you have no idea!
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    yes
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    don't bother coming
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    (Original post by Tessaaa)
    okay so I'll be heading there in the near future to further my education. but i heard really nasty things about the uk. so i'd like to clarify a few things:

    1) Do all the shops really close at 5pm?
    It's kind of unbelievable, considering how some retail stores close at 11pm here.

    2) Are the students really normally confined to their dorms, or campuses on weekdays?

    3) Are all the international students really like over-the-top nerds who mug almost 24/7?

    4) Is life really going to be as boring and bland as a cup of water?

    If all the above are true, then I'll have to re-think my decision :/
    1.na man.most a 6pm.
    2.No
    3.apprently yep
    4.Yeh.
 
 
 
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