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(Original post by Fuego1)
can't tell if this is sarcasm or not but I've mentioned both good points and bad points. regarding the cultural/religious aspect, no it doesn't affect me in anyway whatsoever. However, when I've spoken to applicants at open days (this is more common with girls), the fact that a lot of them prefer to move away from Birmingham but are restricted to either UoB, Aston, BCU or Wolverhampton because 'mum is willing to let me move out but my Dad won't'. Now that is worrying
I'm guessing you're not asian.

I'd agree the older generation are very restrictive but it's very common with asians to not want their child to move out.
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(Original post by Fuego1)
can't tell if this is sarcasm or not but I've mentioned both good points and bad points. regarding the cultural/religious aspect, no it doesn't affect me in anyway whatsoever. However, when I've spoken to applicants at open days (this is more common with girls), the fact that a lot of them prefer to move away from Birmingham but are restricted to either UoB, Aston, BCU or Wolverhampton because 'mum is willing to let me move out but my Dad won't'. Now that is worrying
Ah yes this is more prevelant in Asian cultures rather than Muslims. My parents didnt let me move out because the uni local to me was much better than other unis which I would have to move out to. They're also just unnecessarily protective but if I was to get a place at Oxford or Cambridge I belive they would have let me move out.
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I'm guessing you're not asian.

I'd agree the older generation are very restrictive but it's very common with asians to not want their child to move out.
I'm Bengali so yeah. Just my opinion, but there comes a point where a parent just has to let go and place their trust in their kids to be independent and let them move out (if the kid wants to move out). Stop worrying about what other family members might think of you.

I'm sorry but being a girl is a lame excuse for not letting someone move out. And you cannot deny it,
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(Original post by Fuego1)
I'm Bengali so yeah. Just my opinion, but there comes a point where a parent just has to let go and place their trust in their kids to be independent and let them move out (if the kid wants to move out). Stop worrying about what other family members might think of you.

I'm sorry but being a girl is a lame excuse for not letting someone move out. And you cannot deny it,
No waaaay!

*high fives*

I'm bengali too and have moved out for uni from London.

How about yourself?
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Ah yes this is more prevelant in Asian cultures rather than Muslims. My parents didnt let me move out because the uni local to me was much better than other unis which I would have to move out to. They're also just unnecessarily protective but if I was to get a place at Oxford or Cambridge I belive they would have let me move out.
I'm Asian myself but I'm glad my parents were never over-protective and were pretty much chill. I, could come home absolutely drunk and my parents wouldn't bat an eye. But my other friend, wouldn't even be allowed out past 10!
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Ah yes this is more prevelant in Asian cultures rather than Muslims. My parents didnt let me move out because the uni local to me was much better than other unis which I would have to move out to. They're also just unnecessarily protective but if I was to get a place at Oxford or Cambridge I belive they would have let me move out.
if you moved out, you'd have access to pretty much any university in the country, giving you a better choice. I don't like seeing someone have to settle for less, when they have a chance of going to a better uni just because parents don't want their kids to move out
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No waaaay!

*high fives*

I'm bengali too and have moved out for uni from London.

How about yourself?
Do you go to aston? And yeah, I'm from north London originally (confused with the two anons in here)
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(Original post by Fuego1)
if you moved out, you'd have access to pretty much any university in the country, giving you a better choice. I don't like seeing someone have to settle for less, when they have a chance of going to a better uni just because parents don't want their kids to move out
My grades meant that uni most local to me was the best uni I could have got in to.
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Anonymous #3
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Do you go to aston? And yeah, I'm from north London originally
Yup!

It's rare to find bengalis especially from London that would move out to somewhere like Birmingham.

It's why I thought you weren't asian because you would have been familiar with the backlash of moving out lol.
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I'm Asian myself but I'm glad my parents were never over-protective and were pretty much chill. I, could come home absolutely drunk and my parents wouldn't bat an eye. But my other friend, wouldn't even be allowed out past 10!
Lol my parents are scared of this very reason of us moving out. Do go wild and start drinking. Hes a delivery driver so he said he knows what goes down in uni accommodation.
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Yup!

It's rare to find bengalis especially from London that would move out to somewhere like Birmingham.

It's why I thought you weren't asian because you would have been familiar with the backlash of moving out lol.
tbh, because I'm a guy, my parents didn't have an issue of me moving out (might have been a bit tougher if I was a girl). Personally, I didn't want to go further than the Midlands.
what course do u do/year are you in? Also, did u join any societies
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tbh, because I'm a guy, my parents didn't have an issue of me moving out (might have been a bit tougher if I was a girl). Personally, I didn't want to go further than the Midlands.
what course do u do/year are you in? Also, did u join any societies
I'm gonna PM cos it's going off track lol
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troll university. I applied once, they rejected me BC I didn't give them the required information by deadline

they didn't email me asking for information..
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troll university. I applied once, they rejected me BC I didn't give them the required information by deadline

they didn't email me asking for information..
What information was this?
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Yes that was really helpful. Planning to study accounting and finance, definitely will be one of my choices, unsure whether to firm or not, deciding between Sheffield uni. They seem to place a lot of emphasis on the placement yea when I went to the applicant day, which is really good. They seem to have dropped down the rankings a bit, although they are starting to move up again, do you know why and should I be worried? Does it have a good reputation for employers? Also wanted to know was it easy to make friends as I am quite shy and is it a diverse uni? Sorry for all the questions
It's a shame the coronavirus has messed things up, but hope things all go well for you and you get the results you deserve.
I want to pursue Ms in global operations and research from aston . Is it worth in subject of placements
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Anonymous #5
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Aston Uni is good (teaching etc) but for me personally, (I can't account for all) it has been a bit disappointing socially. Maybe it is just my course (CompSci) and the stereotype is true; that everyones 'nerdy' and 'anti-social'. But really, only made friends with my flatmates. Would be nice to have more. Then again, I never really bothered with the sports socials (but I'll try this year)

As a whole, I don't feel like I fit in with the student community at Aston to be honest. Ironically, I'm Asian myself but I honestly don't feel like I fit in well at all at the university. But it's fine lol.
do people come and talk and try becoming friends or is it completely the opposite? like i dont wanna end up having no friends cause everyones antisocial..
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I am planning on studying law at aston, is that any good?
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