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    I've been reading lots on information (including student room posts from several years ago) and the stereotype of Exeter is that it's 'posh' and elitist and I just wondered whether it is? Is it classist?
    And I know that posh isn't necessarily a bad thing (I'm not trying to avoid anyone that isn't working-class!!) but I'm a working-class girl from a fairly diabolical high-school who's scared that I won't feel like I fit in.

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    Exeter is definitely very posh - just read this from their prospectus:

    "Still shopping at Jack Wills in 2014, Exeter is a glorified finishing school, training its attendees in the refined arts of clapping yourself on the back, lacking empathy and looking down on people worse off than you. If you’re not from Guildford or Cheltenham, you might as well be from Mars; if you’re looking for a student existence populated solely by acquaintances, then you’ve come to the right place."
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    Nah mate it's chaavvvvvy. u get the mandem who wear nike trackies and fake burberry hoodies uno and ralph lauren caps
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    (Original post by SublimeVacancy)
    I've been reading lots on information (including student room posts from several years ago) and the stereotype of Exeter is that it's 'posh' and elitist and I just wondered whether it is? Is it classist?
    And I know that posh isn't necessarily a bad thing and that there's a certain number of 'posh' people at any Russell Group uni etc etc but I'm a working-class girl from a fairly diabolical high-school who's scared that I won't meet people of a similar background and that I won't feel like I fit in.

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    I suppose I'd best give you a proper answer.

    Yes there are a lot of public school students at Exeter, but that doesn't mean that there's a lot of elitist people.

    There are most certainly some students who come from very upper class backgrounds who do look down on anybody that isn't from the same class, but in my experience the number of people who are like that is very low and they all keep to themselves anyway, because they don't like socialising outside of their small circle.

    Outside of that small circle I don't think I've seen anybody being picked on or excluded because of where they're from or how posh they are. Quite frankly nobody really gives a damn what school you went to, or how much money your family has. If you're an ******* you'll be hated regardless of your class, if you're a good person then you'll be liked regardless of your class!
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    Nah, we're all on the dole here. We were all brought up on alphabetti spaghetii and crack cocaine. Don't listen to the lies of other posters.
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    Hahahah that's what I've heard too tbh, but I think its mainly based on the location. Most countryside unis in the south tend to attract more 'posh' folk and brit-educated internationals i guess
 
 
 
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