Pollock Halls is apparently really elitist? (University of Edinburgh) Watch
- I’m starting at UofEdinburgh sept 2020 and definitely want to be in Pollock Halls as it’s catered (self-catered is out of the question)
- went to a fairly posh Southern boarding school and had lots of friends there so haven’t actually had to try to “fit in” for many years
however, I’ve come across a lot of bad things about Pollock Halls being very snobby - exclusive for the London bubble only, so very hard and isolating for people outside of that e.g. @overheardatpollockhalls instagram and @PollockTV on Facebook. I know those aren’t true representations of Pollock as it’s intended to entertain by taking the mick but I’ve also heard from multiple acquaintances (friend of a friend of a friend) generally confirming those portrayals.
I get that you can make friends elsewhere and that this isn’t the be all and end, but I already struggle with social anxiety in new environments as it is, therefore am concerned. Please can anyone share their experiences? Were people generally keen to make new friends? Or was it an impenetrable Londoner bubble? Did you know a lot of people before starting?
Thanks in advance for your help and sorry about the fussy rant
- Study Helper
Pollock Halls is fine. Just chat to your hall-mates and meet people during fresher's. Everyone's in the same boat, even if not the same social class.