Opinions on University varsities/ sharing a city

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evburr
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How do students feel about the battles between two universities that share a city (University of Bath vs Bath Spa)? Do you agree with the stereotypical labels of one being smarter, wealthier, more creative, more fun?

Is it vicious or light hearted rivalry?

Students which attend those universities effected; how does it make you feel? Embarrassed, humiliated, proud, superior?
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Generally speaking, the unis are pre-92 and post-92, so there can be a bit of both snobbery and inverted snobbery.

The occasional pisstaking Facebook group, hashtag or meme may occur, but it's not like there are pitched battles in the streets.
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(Original post by evburr)
How do students feel about the battles between two universities that share a city (University of Bath vs Bath Spa)? Do you agree with the stereotypical labels of one being smarter, wealthier, more creative, more fun?

Is it vicious or light hearted rivalry?

Students which attend those universities effected; how does it make you feel? Embarrassed, humiliated, proud, superior?
I attended Kent - UoK vs Canterbury Christchurch was the varsity rivalry. I think it was nice it existed, but I wouldn't go so far to say I had allegiance to the point of feeling pride over winning or embarrasment over losing :dontknow: It was good to hear friends who competed doing well but not much more than that.
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I've never experienced it but it sounds completely asinine.
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My university, Worcester, is a very big sports uni and we have our varsity match against Gloucestershire again a large sports uni.

I wouldn't say anyone's affected outside of the sports team. There's a lot of apathy about it. The sports team think they're massive but their egos don't match how well they're known around the uni. :lol:
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I go to the Uni of Liverpool... but when I bumped into some other students during freshers they refused to talk to us for that reason! I was in mixed halls catering for multiple unis but everyone seemed to keep to their own uni. Bit silly if you ask me - I personally wouldn't judge someone just because they are going to a different uni but it's obvious that it happens on some levels.
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