What to expect if you’re a northerner going south for uni

Travelling away from home for university can be both a daunting and exciting experience, but crossing over the north-south border can be traumatising. Here are a couple of things to expect if you’re a northerner going south and daring to bridge the divide between what is basically two separate countries.

  1. Lots of blank looks and people asking you to repeat yourself because they don’t understand what you said.
  2. Your bank account becoming dismally low because everything is more expensive in the south, but at least your student finance looks better for the two seconds it’s actually in your account.
  3. A lot of sweating because the south is notoriously warmer, and those woolly jumpers just aren’t going to be suitable.
  4. Better services for commuting – whether it be a train or bus, the south just has a better grip on what is actually safe for transporting people.
  5. The undeniably larger living expenses you will experience (especially if you move to London).

However, it can be just as nerve-wracking for a Southerner to move up North for uni, so don’t worry, you’re not alone!

Stephanie Bennett

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