24 Things Scots Only Realise When They Go To University In England
"Ready for your Braveheart party, Rab?"
When introducing yourself to fellow freshers, you'll struggle to explain where you're from.
Whenever you bump into a new person, they'll force you to say things in a Scottish accent.
You'll find yourself constantly saying "I did highers, not A-levels" in freshers' week.
And it won't be long before your fellow students give you a stereotypical Scottish nickname as well.
Your birthday parties will always be Scottish themed.
In lectures, you will be considered the oracle on all matters Scottish.
Though you do spend a lot on cloakroom fees because you can't get out of the habit of taking a coat.
You won't realise how much you love Tunnock's Teacakes until your mum posts you a care package.
If there's another Scottish person on campus, everyone will assume you know each other.
Your student railcard becomes your most treasured possession; you could never afford to get home without it.
Nothing will make you more furious than the ridiculous shop opening hours.
On the plus side, Irn-Bru is more widely available than you'd thought.
But that does mean that even if you're the only Scot around, you'll have plenty of people to celebrate with.
You'll be shocked that English students don't know anything about Scottish history.
And you'll discover that some students don't know anything about Scotland at all.
Your fellow students won't understand why you didn't go to university in Scotland.
You'll feel it's a point of honour to make your flatmates try haggis at least once, even though it's a tough job.
If Scotland are playing England in a sporting event, the SU bar can be a tense place.
Uni nights out often end in disappointment because you can't get your usual at the chippy.
English students are less about the Buckfast and MD 20/20 and more about Lambrini.
After a while, it starts to sink in that the English uni experience is exactly like Fresh Meat.
And you always die a little bit inside when you see this sign on your way back to uni after the holidays.
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