16 Things Every Edinburgh University Student Who’s From England Has Realised By Now
If you moved from England to study at the University of Edinburgh, here are some things you’ve probably realised by now.
1. It’s a lot further away than you thought.
Like, a LOT further.
2. And your friends will never* visit you.
“I’d love to, but… why don’t we wait ’til Summer?” LOL, what Summer?
3. *Until the Fringe, of course. Then EVERYONE wants to stay.
4. When you go back home, everyone expects you to have a Scottish accent.
“Go on, say something is ‘wee’. Och aye…”
5. Everything is just a little bit nicer than you thought it’d be.
Teviot looks like a mini Hogwarts!
6. Except the weather. That was exactly as you expected.
How can one city have so much wind? And rain?!
7. Going to uni is one of the few ways you can actually get warm.
Well played uni, well played.
8. And tourists on campus will become your new nemesis.
Why are they taking a million pictures of everything? Not that I blame them, but…
9. Your degree is actually 4 years, instead of 3.
You definitely thought that the fourth was optional…
10. But you get a Master’s at the end of it.
Once again, well played.
11. There are two types of Edinburgh Students. The normal ones…
They live just above the Trainspotting level.
12. And then there’s the Pollock Halls bunch.
George Street anyone?
13. Everyone on campus seems to be English.
This isn’t quite what you expected.
14. Literally everyone.
And you thought coming here it’d be hard to understand people.
15. But Scottish people are so much cooler.
If you manage to find any, that is.
16. And you just know that you’ll never love a city more.
You were apprehensive at first, but damn, Edinburgh is a fantastic city. You’ll never want to leave.