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why can't you get on with "Rahs" anyway? I'm sure there's lots of nice ones in amongst the snooty types - is it not partly your fault why you can't get on with them?

anyway, has Newcastle got an unusually large proportion of "Rahs" for a Russell Group university? If so that would be surprising as I'd have thought they would prefer the likes of Durhan and Exeter if they didn't get into Oxbridge, being more similar places etc.
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(Original post by MrPhil)
Has Newcastle got an unusually large proportion of "Rahs" for a Russell Group university? If so that would be surprising as I'd have thought they would prefer the likes of Durhan and Exeter if they didn't get into Oxbridge, being more similar places etc.
I heard that Newcastle was a posh kid uni a few months and I was quite suprised. Last stats I saw did have Newcastle as being ninth in terms of publci school intake.

Bristol is supposed to be the worst, then Durham. Quite frankly I don't think Durham's that bad. Three -four years I've spent here in Durham and I've had no trouble. Some of the guys can be idiots.

If you've seen that episode of Airline, with the Rah man from Durham at Newcastle airport. That's about 2% of Durham's male population. No more.

Much (although certainly not all) of it is inverse snobbery if you ask me.
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Glasgow is pretty bad though... Ever glassed someone?
I've never glassed anyone no. Have you ever ventured out your bedroom long enough to have visited Glasgow?

I get a bit tierd of defending Glasgow actually, I wish people would just go to there before they start talking crap about it. But when people visit Scotland they go to Edinburgh and maybe go and see a loch and some hills. Glasgow's a great city the people are great, the nightlife and shopping's great, It's got a great Uni, the westend's beautiful, the music scene is buzzing and the best bit about it is it's got a bit of scottish character about it which I think Edinburgh lacks. Edinburgh's beautiful but it's a bit false and pretentious.

Rant over lol
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(Original post by katt_47)
Glasgow's a great city the people are great, the nightlife and shopping's great, It's got a great Uni, the westend's beautiful, the music scene is buzzing and the best bit about it is it's got a bit of scottish character about it which I think Edinburgh lacks. Edinburgh's beautiful but it's a bit false and pretentious.
The eastend isn't though, in parts.

Glasgow's a lovely city,as you say great shopping and one of Europe's top twenty financial centres. Once the second city of the British Empire (although Liverpool may contest that) it has a great history and heritage. Don't worry, although I'm not a great lover of large cities I can appreciate Glasgow.

Its a city with an identity of its own, don't get me wrong, but it does have a good number of similarities with Newcastle. Newcastle has a great Neo-classical city centre with 1,000 listed buildings, Glasgow has some splendid Victorian architecture and is one of the archietectural gems of the country. Both have ben able to mix old and new quite well. Both have a strong industrial past, especially with shipbuilding.

There's one thng though, and maybe I'm being a little unfair here, there's just a feeling that after winning Eurpean Capital of culture in 1990, Glasgow hasn't really been able to maintain its position at the forefront of the UK's cultural scene. Newcastle, along with Gateshead quayside, are relative newcommers and, although they missed out on this year's capital of culture title, is still considered by many in the know as being the cultural capital outside of London and are building on their reputation in the coming years.

Tell me that I'm talking nonsense if I am.

I'll always have a soft spot for Glasgow, for a start Scotland (especially the west) is my motherland. Also Glasgow uni gave me an offer after only having my UCAS form for a day! Bless 'em, and I rejected them for Durham.
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Yeah there's huge similarities between Newcastle and Glasgow. Newcastle's more compact though which is good when you're a student
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Yeah, I've been, it sucked.

Good for you, not glassing people, well done.
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I'm from Edinburgh, we are snobby and pretentious! It is still a really good city though.

Glasgow is cool, the people are a lot friendlier than in Edinburgh - v. similar to the geordies!

To be honest I think I'll get over the rah infestation.. just gotta take em with a pinch of salt aye?
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Before I came to Newcastle I didn't know what a RAH was. There are loads of them in Castle Leazes were my boyfriend lived last year. They come down to breakfast with hair and make up fully done but still wearing tiny pjs. I went to ricky road and everyones pretty normal there. The main scary thing about RAHs I think is their hair. I just don't understand it as most of them have the money to go get it styled everyday but instead choose to look like they've been dragged through a hedge. It is a bit daunting at first trying to find none RAH friends but they are in Newcastle. Although do try talking to the posh people because some are really nice despite their accent lol. Also, Northumbria have RAHs too although less I think.
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Didn't come across any "rahs" on the Newcastle medics open day. Having said that, I really hope my southern accent doesn't make me seem like I'm stuck up
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Ha, just stumbled across this thread in my boredom and it's brightened up my day. The comment about all the rahs having wine coolers in their bedrooms in particular made me laugh.

Will be interesting to see if i meet any of these rahs as i honestly have never met anyone that fits this stereotype before. I suppose Leicester isn't quite sophisticated enough for them

Who knows, some may be quite cool, for all the talk on here about rahs snobbery there seems to be a lot of reverse-snobbery going on as well (ie. if you come from a rich background you are immediately a knob).
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Didn't come across any "rahs" on the Newcastle medics open day. Having said that, I really hope my southern accent doesn't make me seem like I'm stuck up
It shouldn't. Only idiots would think that.

Medicine isn't really a rah subject though from what I know. Agriculture is always full of rahs though, as a lot of them are country folk etc. I think they also like business-related degrees for obvious reasons and my course, geography, is full of them. Not sure why though - possibly because it's supposedly a 'doss' subject in first year, given them plenty of nights out to spend their money etc.
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It shouldn't. Only idiots would think that.

Medicine isn't really a rah subject though from what I know. Agriculture is always full of rahs though, as a lot of them are country folk etc. I think they also like business-related degrees for obvious reasons and my course, geography, is full of them. Not sure why though - possibly because it's supposedly a 'doss' subject in first year, given them plenty of nights out to spend their money etc.
Thanks for the reassurance, it's appreciated
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Thanks for the reassurance, it's appreciated
Didn't realise you posted that was three months ago... ah well, no problems! I've got a RP accent I suppose and so do many people there and I've not been pre-judged because of it. Can't help being in the environment we're from!
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If you've seen that episode of Airline, with the Rah man from Durham at Newcastle airport. That's about 2% of Durham's male population. No more.
I'm at Durham too and I say at least 50% of the male population are like that Rah man in Airline. There's a huge public school clique at my College which consists of some of the most obnoxious people I've ever met. They're loud, arrogant, look down their noses (some quite literally) at anyone who is not part of there pubic school clique and they also think they own the whole College. However, they tend to gravitate towards each other and only socialise in their own cliques so they are easy to avoid.
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Thanks for the reassurance, it's appreciated
Yeah even I the supreme rah hater are pleased to say they are in the minority in Medicine
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Thanks for the reassurance, it's appreciated
Personally, Id go for Newcastle above Northumbria. Don't worry about whole the 'rah' thing. I went to an all girls private boarding school, I have a southern accent, have been on a gap year, have quite big blonde hair, wear uggs and am partial to a JW hoody.So prehaps some may class me as a 'rah'. Having said that, I've got friends from all backgrounds and non of my friend would be horrible to someone just because of their backgrounds/fashion sense etc. Ive had an offer from Newcastle too eeeeek im excited .
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OK im getting worried cos every time I read any forum about Newcastle lots of people comment on how there a a very large number of stuck up, arrogant public school types. I will NOT fit in with these type of people which makes me apprehensive about going to Newcastle...
lots of rahs at any good uni, grow up and deal with it. what do you think it means when lots of public school people go somewhere and there aren't any who got in with 2 U's from the local comprehensive? it means that it's a competitive uni that people with good results and motivation to compete will want to go to. i would be more worried if there weren't any posh kids at my uni frankly. that's the sad fact of life, not everyone's a working class hero
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