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    I was just wodnering, are there any claiques at your unviersity and if so wha types are they e.g. nerds, 'cool' people, the loud crowd, rugger bugers etc, etc?
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    There are cliques everywhere. I don't belong to a clique; unless you count socially-inept-people-who-look-like-hippies-unintentionally-and-can't-hold-a-conversation a 'clique'.
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    Oh most definitely haha I was in halls of residence where we had to go to dinner in the hall dining room, and you used to walk in and SEE the different groups sitting together, wearing similar clothes, hairstyles etc.

    It's the typical cliques you'd have in school lol
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    I didn't know cliques existed at uni.
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    Not really... coloured people tend to stick together though.

    In my Accountancy group, we all know each other and get on well, but we each have a special group of four or five (Mine is Jessica and the A Team as the group is me, Adam, Andy and Alex )

    As for catered canteens, you tend to hang around with the people in your block, but it's not always the case if you, for example, go to the TV room and find you and someone else like rugby.

    It's nothing at all like school or college.
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    The Indian people all hang around in one massive group.
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    Well they don't in terms of in lectures, and when you're walking around the uni so much, but when you're in halls of residence, you notice it so much

    It's not anywhere nearly as aggressive as it is at school though, you still get on with absolutely loads of people, people just like to stick in their own little groups most of the time
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    well there's the 'those-aiming-to-be-investment-bankers' clique.

    and the 'those-aiming-to-be-traders' clique.

    and the 'those-aiming-to-be-management-consultants' clique.

    I haven't come across any others actually.

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    The Indian people all hang around in one massive group.
    I've noticed this too. Are you perchance Indian? Could you explain why they do this?
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    some cliques, yes. But mainly, university students are separated into just two groups.

    (i) Your stereotypical "omg-lets-get totally-sloshed-playing-pub-rugby-stay-up-all-night-on-red-bull-and-blow-up-condoms" kind of students.

    (ii) Pretentious arty types.

    There are loads of smaller and more specialised cliques within these (vet nerds, rahs, junkies) but i find that those are the main two subdivision.
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    (Original post by Irrelevance)
    The Indian people all hang around in one massive group.
    dem be gettin low to dis musik innit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hwa-P_3gkAY

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    Yes, I'm at Durham and there are a few some cliques. For example, there's a huge public school clique at my College which consists of some of the most obnoxious people I've ever met. They're loud, arrogant, look down their noses (some quite literally) at anyone who is not part of there pubic school clique and they also think they own the whole College. However, poeple like this in Durham are in the minority and they tend to gravitate towards each other and only socialise in their own cliques so they are easy to avoid.
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    (Original post by elsa_89)
    I've noticed this too. Are you perchance Indian? Could you explain why they do this?
    I mustered the courage to speak to some Indian students (I'm Persian by ethnicity btw) - they actually speak like British people but INSIST they are Indian - the word they call themselves is 'DESI' which means 'countryman' and they call me 'VIDESI' which apparently translates roughly as 'outlander'.

    They hand around together because (according to one girl) it was to keep their bloodline pure. And another said that 'dey be tekin ova'! One guy also said that his auntijis would disapprove of socializing with black people (what which the 'thief' stereotype - though this may have been because his familia emigrated from Uganda).

    But when I sampled the Indian people they were quite welcoming at their events and introduced me to their customs (though of course India is a huge country and the customs are probably different in each state).

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    (Original post by elsa_89)
    There are cliques everywhere. I don't belong to a clique; unless you count socially-inept-people-who-look-like-hippies-unintentionally-and-can't-hold-a-conversation a 'clique'.
    I think I started that one :ninja:
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    (Original post by The Lad)
    Yes, I'm at Durham and there are a few some cliques. For example, there's a huge public school clique at my College which consists of some of the most obnoxious people I've ever met. They're loud, arrogant, look down their noses (some quite literally) at anyone who is not part of there pubic school clique and they also think they own the whole College. However, poeple like this in Durham are in the minority and they tend to gravitate towards each other and only socialise in their own cliques so they are easy to avoid.
    hooRAH! RAH! RAH! I see.

    Oh well, top ho and diddly-dum.

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    If whoever negged me would be so kind to tell me how I should refer to 'coloured people/ethnic minorities/ etc. etc. etc.' to be 'politically correct' that would be really nice.
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    If whoever negged me would be so kind to tell me how I should refer to 'coloured people/ethnic minorities/ etc. etc. etc.' to be 'politically correct' that would be really nice.
    but what about Scandinavian people - they're just as pigmentally challenged (if not more so) than British people and they would still be considered an ethnic minority, right?

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    (Original post by xps.systems)
    well there's the 'those-aiming-to-be-investment-bankers' clique.

    and the 'those-aiming-to-be-traders' clique.

    and the 'those-aiming-to-be-management-consultants' clique.

    I haven't come across any others actually.

    squish.

    Why do you put the "squish" thing at the end of each post?:confused:
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    Yup UCL has them. But it depends on where you mean.

    In my subject it's more like groups of friends with similar natures, but in halls there were cliques like the oriental group, asian group, "yay we like to smash up our corridor and get drunk ex public school group" and so on...
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    pigmentally challenged.
    WTF?!




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