Originally Posted by Jehanzeb
Hahaha! Who told you they aren't allowed to own a car? Or did you mean in critical way
....students usually don't have money to eat let alone having cars unless you are an international student specially from Middle East (we eat,drink,walk,talk OIL)
University won't issue you with a parking permit for on campus if you're an undergraduate living within the BA1 and BA2 postcodes - which extend for a long way outside Bath. Council won't issue you a parking permit for outside your house if you live within a parking-permit zone if you're a student. People own cars, sure, but very few actually use them to get to and from uni. Ever been to Bath? The traffic is truly horrific. I have - no exaggeration - gone two miles in an hour and a half, and another four miles in the next half-hour.
We students basically have to rely entirely on buses. And our campus is situated out of town atop a very long, very steep, rather infamous hill.
I do have to admit that a lot of our south-east Asian students (of whom there are many) are absolutely loaded xD We're all jealous. They eat out loads and go on many trips. I should point out that eating out in the UK is way more expensive than it is in the US and is, for most people, very much a 'special occasion' thing.