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    Hey all,

    Basically I'm considering going to Aberdeen university to read Psychology but I'm a little worried about going to university in Scotland. I'm half English and half Irish (I have a British passport and an Irish passport there is no argument over my dual nationality) but my accent is defiantly an English one. I'm worried I will be picked on for being 'English'. I don't think Scottish people on a whole are racist but it would be silly to say there are no Scottish people with ill-thoughts about English people. I've always been fine in the republic and North of Ireland cause I'm normally around Irish people who know I'm half Irish so other people tend to accept me but I don't know how Scottish people on a whole feel about the Irish or the English . It worries me a little because I've heard some things about Aberdeen and of course the attack on the girl in the town centre just cause her English accent. So will people start on me because of my accent?

    Also any other facts or advice about the university and Aberdeen would be nice =)
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    I'm English (definitely don't have a Scottish accent!). I've hardly had any problems - and certainly none at uni. At work, I used to get a few old men who said very rude things about me being a foreigner - but I couldn't understand a word they were saying at me, so it may have been that rather than being English. Who knows!

    But you shouldn't have a problem - and you certainly won't have a problem if you've an Irish twinge at all
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    On the applicant day I barely heard anything but English accents! If everyone there was picked on because of their accent I'm sure they'd all be very unhappy! It's also worth noting that Aberdeen has a lot of international students, I don't even think the number of Scottish students will be a great deal larger than the number of internationals/English/Welsh/Irish students. In regards to the incident in the town centre - every city has more than a few unsavoury characters, don't base your idea of everyone there on a small minority.

    The most you'll get is a few jokes at Fresher's probably, nothing to be taken seriously.
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    I've lived in Scotland for 10 years now but most definetly still have an 'english' accent. My best mate's at Aberdeen and when I went up for fresher's no one mentioned it once. Trust me it's not an issue.
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    Am i getting a warning?
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    I've never seen it. I know a few English people up their and they live with Scottish people. If you get any grief it'll be from locals who don't attend the university. Aberdeen is really diverse as a university. You'll be fine.
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    Ok for god sake, my mums english, she has a very english accent, she has been here since 1980 (something :dontknow:) and she litterally never gets grief for being english. Stop worrying.
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    Are they racist to asians?
 
 
 
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