13 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIVING IN FARNHAM

By Charlotte Lawrence

Before you come to UCA Farnham, there are a few things you need to know about this town! Farnham is like no other in the best way possible! So after living here for over 3 years, I complied a small list of things that helped me get through my time at UCA!

  1. GET TO KNOW THE KEBAB VAN MAN

He is your first port of call when you can’t be bothered to cook and you feel like having a polystyrene box of mystery meat!

MFW I watch my crush drunkenly eat a kebab. - Imgur

Source: Imgur/MrLaninated

  1. THE COBBETT IS THE CUTEST PUB IN FARNHAM

No word of a lie, it’s adorable! It has pool tables, beer, cool antiques hanging from the ceiling and a huge beer garden! What more could you want?!

MRW my cousin told me she was putting minifigures on my Adventure Time cake. TOYS! ...I'm turning 18. - Imgur

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  1. YOU WILL HATE THE SONG WONDERWALL MORE THAN YOU HATE IT ALREADY

Farnham is known for its wide variety of buskers from guitarists to harpists, but they all do like a good old bit of Oasis. (We were even in buzzfeed because of the harpist, check out number 8!)

anyway, here's wonderwall - Imgur

Source: Imgur/kumquatlord

  1. FARNHAM DOESN’T HAVE PIGEONS, IT HAS DOVES

Yeah. Its Surrey, what can I say?

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  1. THERE ARE 53 PUBS IN THE WHOLE OF FARNHAM

One for each week of the year and then some!

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Source: Imgur/shouldprobablybestudying

  1. CHARITY SHOPS OUTNUMBER THE REGULAR SHOPS

There are a ton of charity shops in Farnham, what makes them so great is the fact that all the rich people hand over their good stuff to us students! Armani for a fiver? YES PLEASE!

Source: Imgur/lunettasings

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  1. WE HAVE A CASTLE

Sadly, no dragons.

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Source: Imgur/Coltsfoot

  1. THE SLUG ON A MONDAY IS A MUST

Half price food all day, you’ll be fighting for a table. It’s the best day to stock up on all the good food for cheap before you go back to your pasta and tears.

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Source: Imgur/Coaz

  1. CHELSEA TRACTORS ARE EVERYWHERE

Everywhere.

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  1. LEARN TO LOVE THE CHARITY SHOPS OR GOING TO GUILFORD

For clothes your only other option is Peacocks, and yes 10% student discount is a bonus, but its all work clothes! Painting in a pants suit? No thank you!

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Source: Imgur/ihatemyusername123

  1. YOU WILL QUICKLY REALISE FARNHAM IS IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

You either have to take a train, bus or cycle to your destination, or the free and fun option, walking!

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Source: Imgur/MmmChili

  1. YOUR FRIENDS OUTSIDE OF UNI WON'T KNOW WHERE IT IS

You will end up saying 'Its near Guilford? Woking? Narnia?'

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Source: Imgur/trialboy

  1. AND FINALLY PLAYING POOL WILL BECOME A REGULAR PART OF YOUR LIFE

Be it in the SU or the Cobbett, be sure to always have change on you for a pool emergency.

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Source: Imgur/BecauseGodisDead

 


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