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    I would guess you'd be right about Durham because people are more likely to be trying to be all elite... whereas at Oxbridge they're already there...

    It's like cool people not being the ones who say they are cool.
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    Bristol and Durham spring to mind immediately as 'arrogant' institutions, well known for being awkward during the selection process, keeping applicants waiting longest and taking on unhealthy numbers of students from the private demographic. Whether that translates into their own students being arrogant is difficult to say....
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    (Original post by Katie678)
    This thread is really scaring me I was looking forward to Durham.Now I am scared everyone will look down at me because I am a working class girl.

    Especially after I read this article!
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...sh-of-cultures
    Read the comments below it and you'll feel much better :^_^:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Well many people think that we're all arrogant tossers and given the environment we're in, you might suppose that there's little way we could not be arrogant. Most of the people I came across (tutors included) have a crippling lack of self-esteem/belief and think/feel rather stupid, compared to their peers or tutors. Talk to the peers or tutors and you realise that the people who you feel inferior to feel very inferior themselves (to others or sometimes even yourself!), even though you can't imagine how someone that talented could possibly not believe in themselves.

    It's how some people end up very ill and/or killing themselves :sadnod:

    I'm not the only one who's noticed this, so it's not just limited to my experience of Oxford either: others I know (people my age, as well as tutors) have commented on it too, about the people they know :yes:
    I agree with you. I have a friend at Oxford and she is just fantastic but she feels so inferior to the people around her. I myself have often felt that way too but on the one hand it probably does lead to an improvement in your ability. If you feel you are constantly behind but you have determination you will keep working and learning to better yourself. If you think you are God's gift then that is likely to lead to complacency. That is probably the reason a lot more people than the average person expects are very down to earth at Oxford and Cambridge. That God's gift self-entitlement attitude is what probably accounts for a large number of rejections from Oxbridge and these people filter through to places like Durham. I do believe they even refer to themselves as Doxbridge. I often think about what life would be like had I not became ill during my A levels and met my Oxford offer :emo: I could have been putting myself down with some of the best manic depressives
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    I see a lot on TSR with the London students, you see some of the UCL crew very keen to tell students from KCL and SOAS that their institutions are second rate and that UCL is up there with the Ivy league.
    Not just UCL students that do it - one of the academics at the UCL open day I attended was just as bad!
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    (Original post by kevin6767)
    I agree with you. I have a friend at Oxford and she is just fantastic but she feels so inferior to the people around her. I myself have often felt that way too but on the one hand it probably does lead to an improvement in your ability. If you feel you are constantly behind but you have determination you will keep working and learning to better yourself. If you think you are God's gift then that is likely to lead to complacency. That is probably the reason a lot more people than the average person expects are very down to earth at Oxford and Cambridge. That God's gift self-entitlement attitude is what probably accounts for a large number of rejections from Oxbridge and these people filter through to places like Durham. I do believe they even refer to themselves as Doxbridge. I often think about what life would be like had I not became ill during my A levels and met my Oxford offer :emo: I could have been putting myself down with some of the best manic depressives
    This is very true, hence why I've repped it. I was very ill at Oxford and felt hugely inadequate but there were upsides to that, in that it made me very determined and inadvertently helped me to build up self-confidence and gave me motivation to keep constantly improving myself.

    There was a brilliant moment in first year where my college tutor told my tutorial partner that all composers are manic depressives :lolwut: :facepalm: :ninja: Then another one in third year when he told my welfare tutor that he was very concerned by my psychiatrist's diagnosis, as I'm more sane than all the tutors in my college :rofl:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    This is very true, hence why I've repped it. I was very ill at Oxford and felt hugely inadequate but there were upsides to that, in that it made me very determined and inadvertently helped me to build up self-confidence and gave me motivation to keep constantly improving myself.

    There was a brilliant moment in first year where my college tutor told my tutorial partner that all composers are manic depressives :lolwut: :facepalm: :ninja: Then another one in third year when he told my welfare tutor that he was very concerned by my psychiatrist's diagnosis, as I'm more sane than all the tutors in my college :rofl:
    I just hope that even though I am likely to be going to York or Sheffield this year I wont become complacent and I continue to feel inadequate
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    (Original post by kevin6767)
    I just hope that even though I am likely to be going to York or Sheffield this year I wont become complacent and I continue to feel inadequate
    Inspiring coursemates can be found at any/every uni
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    a better thread would be - "which university has the most students who use the hackneyed phrase "we work hard and play hard" as if no one else does"
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    (Original post by izzi58)
    a better thread would be - "which university has the most students who use the hackneyed phrase "we work hard and play hard" as if no one else does"
    or any in the self dillusional "we walk on water" category
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Inspiring coursemates can be found at any/every uni
    I just hope I get a few completely insane tutors
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    In before "Oxford and Cambridge". The amount of self-deprecation, lack of confidence and self-hate at Oxford (and I presume Cambridge too) can be quite scary
    Really? That's interesting..
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    (Original post by kevin6767)
    I just hope I get a few completely insane tutors
    Again, they can be found elsewhere. Or at least they can with Music degrees :musicus:


    (Original post by I'mBadAtMaths)
    Really? That's interesting..
    Yeah, you wouldn't necessarily think it, would you? :nah:
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    (Original post by UniUni)
    I'm at Durham University and they're a lot of stuck-up / arrogant students here. For instance, the captain of one the rugby teams at my College is a complete t*****r!!! He literally works around with his nose in the air looking down at people and think's he's God's gift!!! Also, there's a group of boys who think they're Durham's answer to the Bullingdon Club and think they're are ''lads'' and behave in an extremely obnoxious manner.

    I know a postgraduate who studied for his first degree at Cambridge who said there are more arrogant students at Durham then at Cambridge!!! :eek:

    Which university do you think has the most arrogant students?
    which college ?! hatfield?
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    (Original post by Katie678)
    This thread is really scaring me I was looking forward to Durham.Now I am scared everyone will look down at me because I am a working class girl.

    Especially after I read this article!
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...sh-of-cultures
    That article is a load of *****cks. I'm sure you'll love Durham. There was a thread on that article in the Durham sub-forum and people basically tore it apart - I imagine the author was just exaggerating massively so that it would get published. I highly suspect that the conversation she writes of at the beginning is totally fabricated.
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    SOAS for the crazy left-wing terrorist stereotype. No seriously, I have no idea.
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    (Original post by Jelkin)
    That article is a load of *****cks. I'm sure you'll love Durham. There was a thread on that article in the Durham sub-forum and people basically tore it apart - I imagine the author was just exaggerating massively so that it would get published. I highly suspect that the conversation she writes of at the beginning is totally fabricated.
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Katie678)
    This thread is really scaring me I was looking forward to Durham.Now I am scared everyone will look down at me because I am a working class girl.

    Especially after I read this article!
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...sh-of-cultures
    same here lol. although i firmed st andrews and insured durham after much thought!
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    Mmm a few loud rahs strutting around like they own the place are going to be a lot more prominent than dozens of angst ridden navel gazers sitting in their bedrooms.
    What are navel gazers?
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    (Original post by Madjackismad)
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