Yeah, I should point out that she's just completed her first year atr Bristol, and she's at Wills (the Bristol accomodation with the highest proportion of privately educated students, which was apparently built by the father of an Oxbridge reject, and which has faced accusations in the past of discrimination towards those from less well off backgrounds) and pretty much everyone she lives with is an Oxbridge reject, so they've got an environment where everyone there is resentful.(Original post by 0404343m)
It really doesn't surprise me that a Bristol student of all people should hold that sort of attitude- set up originally by an Oxford reject, I read once that in a survey, more people there held rejections than anywhere else for Oxford/Cambridge, so they (only in my own experience of the few students I know) spend more time trying to justify their existence than students of any other university I've come across. "I never liked Oxford anyway" has been a favourite line in the past. Just humour them, they'll soon realise it isn't everything and get on with having fun/getting a degree. It's much better in Scotland (although I would be biased on this one) as most Scots can't actually sit the three advanced highers (since they're optional for Schools to teach) and thus can't apply to most English universities, so we all just concentrate on the more important thinks, like £1 drinks...
As for the topic, I'm reminded of not Captain Blackadder, but Wimbledon supremo, John McEnroe. You really cannot be serious.
Still, I'm the target for cheap pointscoring and paranoia about perceived academic inadequacy.
I really don't care, where people get educated is none of my business, I just don't see why I should get abuse from people whose university applications were nothing to do with me.
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