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14 Struggles Every Student From The Midlands Will Encounter at University

University life is a challenge for everyone at times. University life for a Midlander is even harder, especially when the rest of the UK doesn’t seem to believe it exists…

1. Trying to convince southerners that you’re not northern.

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2. While simultaneously telling northerners that you’re not from the South either.

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3. Then having a mild existential crisis because suddenly you don’t know where you belong.

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4. No one has ever heard of where you’re actually from.

5. And you’ve had to accept the probability that no one ever will.

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6. Your lack of accent seems to throw people off.

Unless you’re from Birmingham, of course.

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7. And your inconsistent pronunciation of words creates even further confusion.

“Is it ‘bath’ or ‘barrth’? Because I swear you’ve said both?”

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8. Getting dragged into drunken arguments about the North/South divide because you’re “impartial”.

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9. Or causing friction among your new flatmates because you said “cob”.

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10. Being asked whether anything actually happens there.

It’s the Midlands, not the middle of nowhere.

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11. The tension when you meet a student from a part of the Midlands you don’t like.

Rams and Forest will never get on.

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12. Or when someone tries to copy your take on the English language.

“Ay up, duck.”

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13. Going home to be told you’ve become either too northern or too southern.

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14. But then returning to university to be told everyone can hear your midlands accent now.

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