It’s time to decide: Which is the most cringe uni of them all?

Isn’t it mad how entire unis are just…cringe

Every uni in the country has a personality. That’s just the essence of what they are – it might be hard to say why, but it’s part of the energy they give off. Some unis are boring, others are annoying. But most of all, some are deeply, deeply cringe.

Although there are a few obvious candidates, it’s hard to figure out which is the country’s most cringe uni. That’s why it’s time for you to decide.

Before we let you put your grubby little hands on the levers of democracy, we’ll need to run down the contenders.


Not getting into Oxbridge? Deeply cringe.


If the highlight of your year is something called a “Safer Sex Ball”, you need to take a long hard look in the mirror. Not that you don’t already do that on an hourly basis.


Does this one need explaining?


Perhaps Warwick is an overly safe bet – it’s so thoroughly typecast as a cringe uni that it’s fallen behind the rest of the pack.


If they wanted to avoid being cringe, they’d voluntarily withdraw from the Russell Group.


Being that try-hard, I’m afraid, is cringe.


There’s something deeply embarrassing about knowing your whole edgy persona will vanish once the grad schemes come a-knockin.


Face it: wearing gowns to exams is not dignified behaviour.


Punting. Say no more.


A dark horse, but the fact they take excessive pride in being a “top 10 uni, actually” is extreme year seven energy.


We’ll concede that the main energy UCL gives off is a sinister one, but who can deny the side serving of cringe?

Vote for the most cringe uni of them all:

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