Student halls that aren't made of pure concreteVia Remi Mathis/Wikimedia CommonsAn enormous endowmentVia IPGGutenbergUKLtd/ThinkstockA Latin MottoVia Ldopa/Wikimedia CommonsFormal dinnersVia AndreyPopov/ThinkstockGowns you wear to dinnerVia Creatas Images/ThinkstockA fancy libraryVia Diliff /Wikimedia CommonsAlumni in politicsVia Land of Hope and Glory/Wikimedia CommonsA great hallVia David Hawgood/GeographSummer ballsVia Cantab12/Wikimedia CommonsA building that looked like HogwartsVia Jungpionier/Wikimedia CommonsWinter ballsVia ollie harridge/FlickrA proper theatreVia Derby TheatreA notable chancellorVia Dan Marsh/Wikimedia CommonsA croquet lawnVia Franman247/Wikimedia CommonsOil paintings of the foundersVia Gilbert Stuart/Wikimedia CommonsRidiculous slangVia BuzzFeedGrass you can’t walk onVia Elliott Brown/FlickrFamous studentsVia David Shankbone/Wikimedia CommonsTweed-wearing lecturersVia Sabahrat/Wikimedia CommonsRed trousersVia Adrian Scottow/FlickrBarbour jacketsVia Barbour/OrvisA chapVia Channel 4Ocado deliveriesVia OcadoCheese & wine nightsVia Bob CotterAn OTCVia U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brett HurdDrinking societiesVia Blueprint PicturesA Conservative societyVia @ConservativesA “union”Via Padraic/FlickrFamous speakersVia DFID/FlickrRah accentsVia BuzzFeedLoads of private school studentsVia Jorge Royan/Wikimedia CommonsA boat houseVia The wub/Wikimedia CommonsA rowing teamVia Wikimedia CommonsA sailing teamVia Etnoy/Wikimedia CommonsA polo teamVia Siddha/Wikimedia CommonsA varsity tournamentVia Andreas Polo/Wikimedia CommonsTouristsVia Beyond silence/Wikimedia CommonsRoyal alumniVia MICHAEL DUNLEA / Getty StaffA sense of entitlementVia Reptile8488/Thinkstock
How Posh Was Your University?
It ~may~ have had a Latin motto and the odd stray red trouser wearing lad, but it was not very posh. While you might not have had fancy buildings or a sailing society you probably had a lot more fun not spending three years in a stuffy antiquarian institution.
You may have had a few fancy buildings but you probably never went in them. Your uni might have had the odd celebrity alumnus, and you probably had a couple of posh sports teams and a Tory society.
Your campus was no doubt littered with delightful architecture (apart from those horrible 1960s buildings which they omitted from the prospectus) and there was definitely quite a high number of private school students. You probably regularly had talks from famous alumni.
Your university was probably full of red trouser wearing boys called Hugo. You definitely had black tie balls and a very successful rowing team, and you can count at least one Prime Minister in your alumnus. It probably looked like Hogwarts to be honest.