Post by anon Post by Mac_Ray Post by annon
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Aberdeen is a tolerant enough place, though like most places there are a few
idiots about. But I wouldn't worry unduly if I were you. Bear in mind that
although it is quite a small city (200,000 or so) it has had a huge influx
of people from all around the world attracted to it by the oil industry, so
its reasonably cosmopolitan. Nowhere near as cosmpolitan as London - but few
places are. Just be yourself.
Post by annon
Thank you v much.
Nae bother. Enjoy yourself.
Thanks guys. That was quiet reassuring. What about outside the oil industry
and into the University itself, is the environment there also relaxed?
I come from an Asian background, so I was slightly concerned seeing as
though I have not ventured to that part of Scotland yet. Hence, seeing what
some Muslims are doing now "suicide bombings", "sept 11" etc, I was just
worried about prejudice/racism. Which will be a pain especially considering
that I would have to live 4 years there for my degree.
I have been to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling - all of which seemed nice.
Scottish cities are beautiful in general - which was one the reasons why I
have decided to study up there, I wanted a change from cosmopolitan London.
I look forward to having a good time there.
If you are an Asian woman they you will be fine.There are many massage
parlours you can work in. A Paki man then there are plenty of corner shops
around for you to buy. If you are Chinese then there is not such a big
Chinese community as say Manchester or London.
If you are thinking of blowing yourself up then I recommend London - they
have more experience and can help you prime the bomb a lot better.
Aberdonian Pakistanis have little experience with bombs. They don't believe
in the Koran in Aberdeen either though they are not predudice against
Catholics unlike say Glasgow. In fact Aberdonians hate Glaswegians just as
much as the *nglish thinking them to be scruffy and un-educated (which is
generally true but no reason to dislike them quite as much as they do). They
just about tolerate Dundonians with a grudge and Edinburgh is definately
considered ok though full of poofs.
The sheep thing was an invention by Celtic supporters. In fact there much
more sheep just north of Glasgow than the whole of Aberdeenshire which is
mainly cattle and crops. So if you have come to shag sheep better to head
for the highlands north of Glasgow.
Its a great place for students though you may find it cold in winter - and
summer. Aberdeen is the Gaelic word for Hyperthermia did you know? There is
gerat countryside around Royal Deeside and lovely sunsets in the summer and
The language will take a bit of getting used to. Unlike Glasgow they do not
speak Pakistani but a form of English that is unique to the North East. Div
ye ken fit yer deein min?