UK students: Have you been ridiculed over your accent or background?

Students from northern England are being ridiculed over their accents and backgrounds at Durham university, and even forced out, according to a report compiled by student.

Lauren White, who is in her third year at the university, said “At first when they mocked and mimicked my accent, I sort of went along with it, even laughed, but then when I persistently became the butt of jokes about coalmining and started to get called feral because I was local it started to feel malicious,”

We’d like to hear from students at other UK universities about whether they have had similar experiences.

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