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chinese population in southampton

just wondering, is there a large chinese population in the university of southampton?
meeting chinese people at soton uni would be the least of your worries.
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lol, yes there is definitley a much higer ratio of chineese students at soton uni than there are in the general soton population.
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i just hate how Chinese people must meet other Chinese, like I see it all the time (maybe because of the language barrier?) but it seems kind of anti-social to me, but I guess thats the Chinese way
~Linh~
i just hate how Chinese people must meet other Chinese, like I see it all the time (maybe because of the language barrier?) but it seems kind of anti-social to me, but I guess thats the Chinese way


I think its just natural human behaviour to be honest!

But yes, it might not be ideal if you ONLY hang around with your own ethnic group when you are a minority in said country.
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Clubber Lang
I think its just natural human behaviour to be honest!

But yes, it might not be ideal if you ONLY hang around with your own ethnic group when you are a minority in said country.


I agree with you in both respects!!!!

I just don't like how the Chinese tend to stick with the Chinese...

I had this exact conversation with my English buddies and they agree that it is very strange and kind of makes them question why they are in England if they don't even speak English or hang out with their fellow Brits!!

:s-smilie:
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~Linh~
I agree with you in both respects!!!!

I just don't like how the Chinese tend to stick with the Chinese...

I had this exact conversation with my English buddies and they agree that it is very strange and kind of makes them question why they are in England if they don't even speak English or hang out with their fellow Brits!!

:s-smilie:



oh no.. not more people who think i've just made this thread because i wanna hang out only with chinese people at uni.. ¬¬' (which is completely normal to think that, i know..)

on one hand, u got the correct supposition: i do wanna hang out with chinese
on the other hand, u're wrong: i dont wanna hang out ONLY with chinese

look, i am a spanish born chinese and i started this thread because i just wanted to know if there was a big number of chinese so i could make chinese friends and hopefully improve my mandarin (which is awful). at home i speak a chinese dialect and my parents never got to teach me speak mandarin, which leads to me having very few chinese friends
so that's why, i think it would be nice to make a couple more of chinese friends at uni. but that doesnt mean i wont be having english friends:rolleyes:

and guys, u're not the only ones wondering why chinese people tend to stick only with each other..
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dreamer*girl
oh no.. not more people who think i've just made this thread because i wanna hang out only with chinese people at uni.. ¬¬' (which is completely normal to think that, i know..)

on one hand, u got the correct supposition: i do wanna hang out with chinese
on the other hand, u're wrong: i dont wanna hang out ONLY with chinese

look, i am a spanish born chinese and i started this thread because i just wanted to know if there was a big number of chinese so i could make chinese friends and hopefully improve my mandarin (which is awful). at home i speak a chinese dialect and my parents never got to teach me speak mandarin, which leads to me having very few chinese friends
so that's why, i think it would be nice to make a couple more of chinese friends at uni. but that doesnt mean i wont be having english friends:rolleyes:




spanish chinese.. thats hot

LOL

I thought you were gunna be one of these Chinese people who only stick with chinese people... its like they're a flock of sheep or something!

but when I came to southampton like 1 month ago, I had absolutely no friends! nowww my best friends are Spanish, Italian, French, and of course British! but the Spanish guys r the funniest. n the chinese people are kinda close-circled and I dont like em at all :P
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tehfusion
There's even a society for Chinese students, I believe.

There's 2 :rolleyes: CSS (Chinese Students' Society) and CSSA (Chinese Students and Scholars Society)...CSS is blatently better *is so not biased cos she's on the committee*...but yeh, CSS is aimed more at people who are from HK/speak Cantonese, and the CSSA is more mainland China/speak Mandarin. But we've recruited loads of people who aren't actually Chinese this year, and we're aiming to get the whole group to know each other, not just the international group vs. the british Chinese etc...

RE all the stuff about Chinese hanging around with other Chinese people: I'm a BBC (British Born) - I never really have had a problem with this, although I think the main problem is that the Internationals have a chance to get to know each other better before they meet people from the rest of the university. Take our year in the Maths dept, last year, I was pretty much an outkast cos all the Chinese would group together at the front of the lecture room, and I'd be nearer the back with friends I've made on my course. *shrugs*

However, joining the society has allowed me to build bridges with other Chinese - so if you want to make friends with Chinese, join the society and get to know them. That way they'll get to know you and then realise you're not actually that scary :p: If that makes ANY sense! :rolleyes:
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Hi there,

I was thinking if you really want to learn mandarin,
Why not go to china? There are a lot more mandarin
speaking people there.

Honestly, I were going to move to Japan, I might want to know
if a lot of people speak english there, then I wont have to speak so much Japanese and I can speak english with people around me. Sounds to me like you're just lazy (and not very honest about
who you really are). English is a wonderful language and definitely
worth speaking.
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There is not a large chinese population in Southampton. They don't have a chinatown, it's a small english town with all english people. You would be the only one, you can come if you want to but you will not meet any chinese people in your classes.
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Spacegirl
There is not a large chinese population in Southampton. They don't have a chinatown, it's a small english town with all english people. You would be the only one, you can come if you want to but you will not meet any chinese people in your classes.

Uh...explains why about a 1/3 of my maths lectures have Chinese people, and how we have over 100 paid members in CSS this year. Hmmm.

And besides, the university have been offering Chinese (Mandarin) as a course down at Avenue, full time or evening.

And the point about being lazy: why go somewhere foreign and expect people there to speak to you in English when you're visiting their country, surely you could make the effort to speak to them in their language? :smile:
It's really interesting going in the Uni- link bus (as a student) literally 80% of passengers are foreign. Of course, nation is no barrier, but you would think Southampton uni would encourage local applicants rather than diasporas from other nations. Foreign students eventually (most cases) will work in their original country, so how does it benefit Britain (in a world of business, and pragmatism)? I don't have a problem with immigration (it's a good thing in many ways), but the ratio of foreign: local students is a little extreme in Southampton uni almost a little disproportionate. Afterall it is a British uni. I mean no offense to Chinese students! It is very beneficial to foreign student's families at home, and to their own careers, which of course is a great thing (and I'm not against it). But it's only natural that as a British institution it should be mainly focused on its own population.

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