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It's hard to be european in raleigh park, I've been here since october and really haven't met any other ones.

Do you know of any clubs-societies I could join to meet any non chinese and non indians?

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If you count British as European then almost everybody here is.

Or do you mean mainland Europe?
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Also uk of course, but continental mainly

Fact is being at the business school, postgrad, there aren't any really

I'm starting to find this very annoying
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Well if you are so keen to avoid Chinese or Indian people the National Front probably have a branch somewhere.
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btw I was joking, don't join the NF.

But I reckon you could probably join quite a lot of societies and meet other Europeans, your country might even have their own society, you can see a list of all the societies here http://su.nottingham.ac.uk/activitie...eties_list.php
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Dude,

I don't see why wanting to meet some people who are more akin to you and your background should be interpreted like you implied.

I feelthe chinese and indians here make no effort in learning anything about the uk or tryng to fit in. They hang around the dorms, cook and only speak chinese.

I have chinese friends here, but for some relaxatio i'd like someone who is close to me on a cultural and behavioural basis.
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(Original post by aureliotiziano)

I don't see why wanting to meet some people who are more akin to you and your background should be interpreted like you implied.

I know, sorry. It's this ****ty politically correct world we live in, it's starting to get to me.
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(Original post by aureliotiziano)
I feelthe chinese and indians here make no effort in learning anything about the uk or tryng to fit in. They hang around the dorms, cook and only speak chinese.
Nice to see the Indian students have gone to the trouble to learn Chinese.
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It's normally only, and this is a crap statement, the chinese and other "oriental" ones who exclude themselves. The Indians aren't quite so bad, but then again there are far fewer of them so perhaps they're just harder to notice.
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interesting discussion.. well heres one point of view.. the chinese and indians, usually are from asian backgrounds where theres a completely different culture.. its not far fetched to generalise one point, its hard for them to mix in when everyone seems intent on getting drunk.

however, i think its unfair to generalise that all 'chinese and indians' stay at in dorms cooking and speaking chinese. for one, we indians speak hindi. =) plus i think that some (not all!) make an effort to mix in, and we musnt be so quick to forget these few and make them feel welcome to set an example to the others. meanwhile on the other hand, we have have the same standards when we judge the locals, do they pressure the int'l to join them to drink in the bar? (i know some do, but ive also met some who are completely understanding)

personally, i feel theres wayy to much emphasis on drinking especially in week one (which could be a factor for segregation), but all the intl's have to do is find people who arent crazy intent on getting drunk and they'll have good friends.

and to my european friend, theres absolutely nothing wrong in seeking out other europeans, do as you please but keep an open mind towards other cultures -- we're all at uni to make new friends, despite the bad example set by the odd few.

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I guess for you undergrads its different...not too many english people taking business masters at Jubilee, really.
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I get on with each of the oriental (dunno if that word is politically incorrect, and don't really care) guys on my floor great on an individual basis, but they have their own lives, which is fine for me as none of them are my "staple" friends if you get me. But I understand your frustration as you're at Raleigh.

Maybe a transfer is in order if it's that bad? To Broadgate or something? A trek from Jubilee, but the hopper bus goes from outside Willo/Cav...
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(Original post by aureliotiziano)
Also uk of course, but continental mainly

Fact is being at the business school, postgrad, there aren't any really

I'm starting to find this very annoying
I never understand the sentiment of "I must hang out with people of my own race"... Sorry, but I just find it a bit annoying.

Anyway, to your question - almost everyone's British or European here. Does it matter whether they're British-born so they're basically English or you want English/European by blood? Anyhow, my boyfriend's German, I have 3 English friends, 1 half-English half Brazilian friend and 2 British-born Indians and 1 Bolivian friend. I'm British-Chinese, might as well be English. Most people on my course are English as far as I know. I share a house with my Bolivian friend and 2 British.

Btw I'm Chinese and I understand the sentiment of the Chinese people not integrating with the rest of the people. I, on the other hand, have no Chinese friend at uni lol. And to be a bit more helpful to you - why don't you try joining some random society? Any soc's are bound to have different people in there. There's French/German soc somewhere I remember, Hispanic soc, and I'm sure if you joined something like Christian Union, CockSoc, Living History or something, you'll find people. One of my housemate goes to CockSoc and as far as I know, all her friends there are British. Or the Writing soc, Art soc. Check out the different soc's. You're bound to find one you'll like.
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Living History

Living History is awesome, I joined and get to spend most of saturday smacking people with swords and getting beaten up with broom handles.

Come along if you want to meet some European people, I know we have a few people from Europe, although the vast majority are English (from those I have met so far)

Saturday 2pm, Amphitheatre Garden next to L&W Hall.
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Living History is awesome, I joined and get to spend most of saturday smacking people with swords and getting beaten up with broom handles.

Come along if you want to meet some European people, I know we have a few people from Europe, although the vast majority are English (from those I have met so far)

Saturday 2pm, Amphitheatre Garden next to L&W Hall.
Hehe yeh it does sound kinda fun, Living History. My bf and housemate's fiance used to be a member. I think my bf might've still got a scar or two from his battles!
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Sounds just like role playing games... like playing dungeons and dragons or something equally geeky .
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lol I guess it is a bit geeky, still, a geek with armour, sword and shield is a geek to be feared.
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