What Mumsnet thinks about Edinburgh

“I’ve heard it’s dreadful. Full of twats who ‘should have’ got into Oxbridge with rather ghastly parents.”


The internet is a pretty weird place. One of the weirdest places on it is Mumsnet.

If you don’t know, Mumsnet is an online forum for parents to discuss a variety of parenting issues with each other. Reasonable in theory but it’s essentially something for bored middle class mothers to do after they drop off little Charlie at his prep school and ask other people about which boarding school they should ship him off to.Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 10.05.32

They all refer to their children as ‘DS’ or ‘DD’ – dear son or dear daughter.

We thought’d it be interesting to see what they thought about Edinburgh uni. A place Charlie should dream of going to or put down as his fourth choice on his UCAS form?

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We posed as a classic Mumsnet poster, showing concern for our hypothetical child’s departure to Edinburgh hoping to provoke a response.

Some of them rated Edinburgh..

Cheers FoggyBottom

Cheers FoggyBottom

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‘World class’ – we’ll take that

Party every day

Party every day

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The terms really are too long

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Too bad about the feedback though

Others did not..

brutal

brutal

They might have been referring to a different Scottish uni..Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 18.23.35

Some older posts

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nailed it

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