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Being A Student In Scotland Vs Being A Student In England

The main differences are what you mix your vodka with and roughly £30,000 of debt.

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1. Freshers' week in England is basically just a survival test for your liver:

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Freshers' week in Scotland is also a survival test for your liver, unless you're one of the many 17-year-old students:

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2. Renting in student areas in England is extortionate:

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Renting in Scotland is less so:

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3. Pre-drinks in England can start whenever and go on indefinitely:

Pre-drinks in Scotland are basically just a race to get to the shops before the 10pm curfew on selling alcohol:

4. Summer breaks in England are mostly just rain:

Summer breaks in Scotland are also mostly just rain...but with really aggressive wind, too:

5. Lectures in England are as fun as lectures get:

Lectures in Scotland are the same in content but better in presentation:

6. Balls at English universities are fun, fancy, and unnecessarily expensive:

Balls at Scottish universities are exactly the same, but with kilts and ceilidhs:

7. Drinking in England is basically what you expect of students:

Drinking in Scotland is what you expect of Scottish students:

8. Most English degrees are just three years in total:

Whereas Scottish degrees are a gloriously long four years:

In other words, you get an extra year in which to put off adulthood.
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In other words, you get an extra year in which to put off adulthood.

9. Hangover food in England is pretty great:

But hangover food in Scotland is truly special:

Munchie boxes are incredible.
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Munchie boxes are incredible.

10. Going out in England requires purposefully not wearing a coat, either to prove your hardiness or to avoid the £1 cloakroom fee:

Whereas not wearing a coat in Scotland is only an option for about 12 days of the year:

11. Fry-ups in England are pretty fantastic:

Fry-ups in Scotland feature some very important additions:

Is a fry-up really a fry-up without a tattie scone? Not in Scotland.
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Is a fry-up really a fry-up without a tattie scone? Not in Scotland.

12. Paying student loans in England is hell:

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Paying student loans in Scotland if you're English is also hell:

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For Scottish students in Scotland, student debt isn't even a thing:

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