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SOAS vs Nottingham vs Cardiff

Which is best for history?
I really like London hence SOAS
But, I visited Nottingham and the campus was beautiful and I feel like I would fit in really well there
I visited Cardiff, it was decent but I disliked the seagulls and its a very small city. The uni itself is great and I like the course
Reply 1
SOAS is not a normal university. It's a cesspit of all the worst excesses of the left and every degree course offered there is strongly flavoured with "White people = evil". SOAS started out as a place where the administrators of the colonies went to receive training before being posted to the far flung reaches of the Empire. Today it is a hothouse of apologist politics where they will try to indoctrinate you in every dujour insane idea that is going - and always with one aim in mind - destruction of Western civilisation.

If this is your bag, then by all means - but if you just want to go to university in London, then there are choices which aren't a Yasmin Alibhai-Brown echo chamber. If you don't believe me, just take a read of the module descriptions and peruse the articles and research papers of the tutors. Everything is centered on "diversity" rather than "history".

Nottingham is an excellent university in all respects. Town is a bit rough in places.
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Reply 2
Original post by Trinculo
SOAS is not a normal university. It's a cesspit of all the worst excesses of the left and every degree course offered there is strongly flavoured with "White people = evil". SOAS started out as a place where the administrators of the colonies went to receive training before being posted to the far flung reaches of the Empire. Today it is a hothouse of apologist politics where they will try to indoctrinate you in every dujour insane idea that is going - and always with one aim in mind - destruction of Western civilisation.

If this is your bag, then by all means - but if you just want to go to university in London, then there are choices which aren't a Yasmin Alibhai-Brown echo chamber. If you don't believe me, just take a read of the module descriptions and peruse the articles and research papers of the tutors. Everything is centered on "diversity" rather than "history".

Nottingham is an excellent university in all respects. Town is a bit rough in places.


do you think soas is good if you want to go into diplomacy?

And what do you think of Cardiff as a university? Also, is it rough in any areas ?
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Original post by Trinculo
SOAS is not a normal university. It's a cesspit of all the worst excesses of the left and every degree course offered there is strongly flavoured with "White people = evil". SOAS started out as a place where the administrators of the colonies went to receive training before being posted to the far flung reaches of the Empire. Today it is a hothouse of apologist politics where they will try to indoctrinate you in every dujour insane idea that is going - and always with one aim in mind - destruction of Western civilisation.

If this is your bag, then by all means - but if you just want to go to university in London, then there are choices which aren't a Yasmin Alibhai-Brown echo chamber. If you don't believe me, just take a read of the module descriptions and peruse the articles and research papers of the tutors. Everything is centered on "diversity" rather than "history".

Nottingham is an excellent university in all respects. Town is a bit rough in places.

Seems like you’re just reading sensational news articles ….
Original post by Trinculo
SOAS is not a normal university. It's a cesspit of all the worst excesses of the left and every degree course offered there is strongly flavoured with "White people = evil". SOAS started out as a place where the administrators of the colonies went to receive training before being posted to the far flung reaches of the Empire. Today it is a hothouse of apologist politics where they will try to indoctrinate you in every dujour insane idea that is going - and always with one aim in mind - destruction of Western civilisation.

If this is your bag, then by all means - but if you just want to go to university in London, then there are choices which aren't a Yasmin Alibhai-Brown echo chamber. If you don't believe me, just take a read of the module descriptions and peruse the articles and research papers of the tutors. Everything is centered on "diversity" rather than "history".

Nottingham is an excellent university in all respects. Town is a bit rough in places.


I mean, I think you said it yourself, it was originally a colonialist university
Reply 5
Original post by Anonymous
I mean, I think you said it yourself, it was originally a colonialist university


You say that like its a bad thing.

Original post by Anonymous
Seems like you’re just reading sensational news articles ….

I've been around SOAS long enough to know that it's a madhouse.
Original post by Trinculo
You say that like its a bad thing.


I've been around SOAS long enough to know that it's a madhouse.

Right 💀💀
Original post by Trinculo
You say that like its a bad thing.


I've been around SOAS long enough to know that it's a madhouse.


Not sure why you decided to get political
Original post by Confusionn
Which is best for history?
I really like London hence SOAS
But, I visited Nottingham and the campus was beautiful and I feel like I would fit in really well there
I visited Cardiff, it was decent but I disliked the seagulls and its a very small city. The uni itself is great and I like the course

Hi, I'm a final year undergraduate at SOAS. Whilst also visiting Nottingham when deciding what unis I wanted to go to, I chose SOAS because it was renowed for unique specialist subjects that aren't taught anywhere else in the UK and it's an incredibly diverse university where you can meet people from all over the world, immerse in a variety of cultures and make life-long friends! History at SOAS offers students an immensely rich and global intellectual perspective and knowledge of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East where you can challenge contemporary Western views and study history through a postcolonial lens. Hope this helps!

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