Sussex or Queen Mary for me?

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My main fear about QM, to put it directly, is that I'd be in a minority being white.
You won't be in a minority. That shouldn't bother you anyhow, you will find people that you can get on with through societies and halls, white, black or brown.
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Well for me Sussex... But you sound pretty set on Qm already, so QM!
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plz come come queen mary, i dont wanna see brown people everywhere, i wanna actually wanna see white people too lol
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You won't be in a minority. That shouldn't bother you anyhow, you will find people that you can get on with through societies and halls, white, black or brown.
It's not that people's skin colour bothers me, I didn't really phrase that right. It's that when I visited on an open day there seemed to be big groups of Muslim students together, I'm just worried that if I were put in a flat and I was the only one who wasn't Muslim or an international student then I wouldn't integrate properly and wouldn't be able to socialise in the way I wanted to - with alcohol.

It sounds ridiculous but it is a concern of mine. It's the cultural differences that I'm worried about, not the aesthetic differences.

Do you go there?
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If your key downside to QM is that people won't be what you're used to, I really don't see your point. I'm sure your world view would be all the better for meeting them, and cultural differences are hardly are barrier to conversation - it makes it more interesting, even.
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It's not that people's skin colour bothers me, I didn't really phrase that right. It's that when I visited on an open day there seemed to be big groups of Muslim students together, I'm just worried that if I were put in a flat and I was the only one who wasn't Muslim or an international student then I wouldn't integrate properly and wouldn't be able to socialise in the way I wanted to - with alcohol.

It sounds ridiculous but it is a concern of mine. It's the cultural differences that I'm worried about, not the aesthetic differences.

Do you go there?

then tell them to put you in a flat with white people? they will understand...everyone does it..
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Ok, I'm going to firm QM. My only concern was a relatively stupid one, I was just being paranoid really. As long as I can find someone to party with then I'll be happy
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then tell them to put you in a flat with white people? they will understand...everyone does it..
Lol I don't want to be surrounded by white people! I just want to live with people who aren't particularly religious and enjoy clubbing.
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Lol I don't want to be surrounded by white people! I just want to live with people who aren't particularly religious and enjoy clubbing.
Join societies - they always have club nights and what not

And if you did happen to be put in a flat with a load of people you didn't get on with, then you can always request to move.
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Join societies - they always have club nights and what not (except the Islamic Soc; I doubt they do ).

And if you did happen to be put in a flat with a load of people you didn't get on with, then you can always request to move.
I probably sound like a raving alcoholic after this thread haha. I have my eye on a few already! I think that Sussex have societies that are more to my taste but I don't mind too much.
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(Original post by llessur123)
It's not that people's skin colour bothers me, I didn't really phrase that right. It's that when I visited on an open day there seemed to be big groups of Muslim students together, I'm just worried that if I were put in a flat and I was the only one who wasn't Muslim or an international student then I wouldn't integrate properly and wouldn't be able to socialise in the way I wanted to - with alcohol.

It sounds ridiculous but it is a concern of mine. It's the cultural differences that I'm worried about, not the aesthetic differences.

Do you go there?
Welcome to London!
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I probably sound like a raving alcoholic after this thread haha. I have my eye on a few already! I think that Sussex have societies that are more to my taste but I don't mind too much.
You should be able to find out what societies are on offer on the students union / athletic union websites of each university - then you'll know for sure
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Ok, I'm going to firm QM. My only concern was a relatively stupid one, I was just being paranoid really. As long as I can find someone to party with then I'll be happy
Yo,
I have several friends who go to Queen Mary, and I was concerned about everybody being brown, even though I am brown myself. Not being able to make friends from a wider range of ethnic backgrounds is frightening. I live with 5 white people atm in Cambridge (moved this year from London) and I find it quite strange having no black friends whatsoever.

Anyway, coming back to your point- most muslims who don't like drinking or clubbing don't live on campus anyway! You will be mighty fine. If you aren't, please let me know so I can firm a different uni for next year :P thanks.
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(Original post by llessur123)
It's not that people's skin colour bothers me, I didn't really phrase that right. It's that when I visited on an open day there seemed to be big groups of Muslim students together, I'm just worried that if I were put in a flat and I was the only one who wasn't Muslim or an international student then I wouldn't integrate properly and wouldn't be able to socialise in the way I wanted to - with alcohol.

It sounds ridiculous but it is a concern of mine. It's the cultural differences that I'm worried about, not the aesthetic differences.

Do you go there?
I totally understand your concern. I am brown myself, and there are a lot of brown people who are extremely rigid and narrow minded and that can be annoying. But you are being a little judgemental here. Instead of generalizing you can talk to the people there and find out how they are. Its kind of annoying to be judged on the basis of skin color, too.
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