If the Stranger Things characters went to UK unis, this is where they'd go

If the Stranger Things characters went to UK unis, this is where they’d go

Everybody is obsessed with Stranger Things Season 4 at the moment. In fact, Vol. 2 is so popular that Netflix crashed on the beloved show’s release day. The Stranger Things characters have grown up a lot since Season 1. Soon, they’ll all be off to college, unless their world ends before then. But where would they go if they were UK students?

Eleven – University of York

Eleven Stranger Things characters

El has had a rough time in every season of Stranger Things. When she’s not fleeing government officials, she’s fighting monsters or tracking down her friends using her powers. She’d need a more relaxed university experience, where she’d be treated like an ordinary person rather than a lab rat. York would be perfect for her, with its beautiful, airy buildings. She’d probably study psychology to better understand her past, or to help other kids who have been through similar traumas to her.

Will – University of the Arts London

Will, Stranger Things
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Ever since the first season, Will’s artistic abilities have been a major part of his characterisation, from his little coloured pencil drawings of ‘Will the Wise’ to his large easel seen in Vol. 2. Will is known for being the quietest, most sensitive member of the group, which is why London would be perfect for improving his confidence alongside nurturing his artistic talents.

Mike – University of Durham

Mike Stranger Things
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Mike has always been the leader of the group, along with being the Dungeon Master of the kids’ DND games. Mike is known for his organisational skills and his natural leadership, which sometimes leads to stubbornness. He’d probably fit in very well with a degree in law or politics at Durham, especially since he always seem to be able to talk to anyone about anything.

Lucas – Kings College London

If the Stranger Things characters went to UK unis, this is where they'd go
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Lucas has more sense than all of the other Stranger Things characters combined. He’s the only one who ever questions Mike’s sometimes questionable leadership, and he was rightfully wary of Eleven when she first joined the group. Lucas’ analytical and observational skills would be great for a degree in English literature or law, and he’d suit the big city of London perfectly.

Dustin – Oxford University

If the Stranger Things characters went to UK unis, this is where they'd go
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Dustin is without a doubt the smartest out of all the Stranger Things characters. Dustin shows off an array of different skills, from being an expert on compasses and radios, to making his own Ghostbusters props for Halloween. He’d definitely be smart enough to get into Oxford, and his charismatic personality would get him through the interview process with no issues. Subjects like engineering and physics would be a great fit for Dustin.

Max – Imperial College London

If the Stranger Things characters went to UK unis, this is where they'd go
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Max is another incredibly smart kid. Her gaming skills even managed to surpass Dustin’s, with her Dig Dug score reaching impossible heights. Like Lucas, Max would suit the big city. She’d probably skateboard to her classes and spend her free time at arcades or listening to music. Max would probably study tech or software engineering, putting her gaming skills to use.

Nancy – Edinburgh Napier

If the Stranger Things characters went to UK unis, this is where they'd go
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Nancy has always followed stories wherever they take her, even to the Upside Down on more occasions than one. She’s passionate about seeking justice for her friends, especially Barb, and she always wants to uncover the truth. Edinburgh Napier is known for being one of the best universities for journalism, and Nancy would strive for nothing less than the best.

Jonathan – Manchester School of Art

If the Stranger Things characters went to UK unis, this is where they'd go
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Jonathan was always carrying around a camera in the first season of Stranger Things, since he found observing people much easier than socialising. Since then, he has become much more confident, aiding Nancy’s investigations into the Upside Down. Jonathan would probably want a more laid back university experience, so he’d fit right in with the Manchester crowds.

Robin – London Film School

If the Stranger Things characters went to UK unis, this is where they'd go
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Robin’s endearing, slightly dramatic personality would make her the perfect candidate for film school. Although she’s clumsy, she’d be great behind the scenes, fulfilling roles like directing, screenwriting or video editing. Robin can speak multiple languages, and her time working at the Family Video store would make a film career much easier.

And some Stranger Things characters would go on to do other things…

Steve:

If the Stranger Things characters went to UK unis, this is where they'd go
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Steve was never the most academically talented out of the Stranger Things characters, but he made up for it with his ability to connect with the younger kids. Although he often protests against his ‘babysitting’ role, its clear that Steve is extremely protective of the kids, especially Dustin. Steve would either start a babysitting business or start his own family.

Eddie

If the Stranger Things characters went to UK unis, this is where they'd go
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Eddie would be thrilled to leave school behind. He’d use the freedom to really focus on his music, and he’d probably end up world famous after few years. Although he’s a new addition to the show, he’s quickly become a fan favourite. That sort of charisma would take him far in real life.

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