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it's on 'the list' with some others.
i kill you!
go to glasgow
though I don't know what it's like for philosophy. Didn't really take that into consideration with any of my choice though anyway.
you may as well skip the 'edinburgh phase' and take a few steps left
we've got yes_ over there, walks005, imagechange is knocking about...
so yes_'s complaints about the course being 'so fucking boring' don't create the best confidence in it, and stuff
oh yeah, and philosophy was invented in scotland (citation needed)
If you're anything other than an idiot you'll find it pretty straightforward. So far it's just been a week of lectures concentrating on different ethical views then a tutorial about it, and one essay. Next semester looks much, much better. descartes and shit.
plus, my friend is in 3rd year doing it and seems to be having a positive experience. Edinburghs supposed to be one of the best for philosophy. The phil. soc puts on a lecture every thursday and they're supposedly good.
philosophy here is just "okay" so far, but english is brilliant
i'm doing scottish lit as my outside course. It's the same number of credits as philosophy though, and it's brilliant. you feel all inspired by edinburghs literary history. The course looks a lot more interesting than english lit who are covering all the usual wordsworths and bores.
so here's a list of places i've heard are pretty good
some others i can't remember
deride these below.
Lol. sounds shit. get to a proper city (london isn't a proper city).
UCL > KCL
i didn't get in though!
it's good? I think it's good. Apparently it's good compared to other ones. I wont bother talking about the teaching cos i've got no idea, but basically:
it's a small city so you can walk everywhere. My buildings and the library are a fifteen minute walk from my halls
there's a lot going on, very studenty. Lots of discounts all over the place, good cafes and stuff (but still dead expensive. apparently it's the second most expensive city in the UK. The londoners here say it's not that much of a shock to them, price wise. You'll struggle to find a pint for under £2.80 unless you go to a student dive or something)
the societies are good. there are lots of cinemas around my area catering for all tastes, foreign films and all.
there's this brilliant place called the forest cafe who do free events for everything. it's basically a hippy cafe that sells good vegan food for cheap. also I've discovered you only have to ask them and they'll let you play music there for free, providing the drum kit and amps and everything. I plan to launch my musical career from there at a later date, as well as preview my writings which I will write, one day.
very nice to look at, architecturally. not as fun as glasgow but I would say that. It's not far away anyway. Good transport links with everywhere else in the city. You feel quite secure as a student there, amongst other students. Would be nice to get out of that frame of mind once in a while though.
if you have any more specific questions, ask away.
about £3.10 for a good pint up here. but then, i am fuckin minted.
jesus. The worlds gone crazy. credit crunch etc.
for a coffee in Glasgow last week
scotland is better than england, so there.
it sounds a lot better than being stuck with a single subject for three years
depending on your degree, 3 courses in your first year, 2 or 3 in second then 3rd and 4th year are honours, so you choose one or a joint degree I think
Would you recommend it?
If you can do this using terminology that someone who's only done it for a term at AS level will understand, that would be a bonus
and you can always go to glasgow to see tony. and i am 2.5 hours away in a train. \o/
So I guess that makes it officially harder to get into than Cambridge.
it's all the rage
but yknow, wales.
cardiff's not really wales. plus it's like 30 minutes from england anyway.
Will you start in September?
Head to Bristol. We can 'hang'.
I didn't know you go to Bristol, I thought you went to a LDN uni
But yeah, this year I'm on placement as a political consultant in LDN. Then I go back in September to do my final year of Politics with Economics course. Totally bone.
don't go all the way up north :'''''''(
the closer you are to the central belt, the better everybody gets. It's like a filter for the good people.
Because http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/tol_gug/gooduniversityguide.php?AC_sub=English&x=29&y=3&sub=25 ( http://tinyurl.com/5orqdg ) but it's not totally boring like Durham.
I know I've only been here one term, but so far the course has been really, really exciting and interesting and everything you'd want in an English course. They insist on covering a lot of Philosophy, and Classic texts in order to give you a full sort of... grounding in Western thought and criticism, but considering you're interested in Philosophy and History as well I'd say you'd be very suited to that.
They do work you relatively hard for an English degree. 3k to 5k essays in for every ten days/two weeks, but then, you get a one on one tutorial where you have massive debates about little petty stuff in your essay and it's really quite fun. They keep you ticking over anyway, there's no kind of dossing about and falling behind on work, which is a good thing.
I dunno. I'm just really, really enjoying it. And obviously living in London is prettyfuntimez. Also, all the tutors, lecturers, researchers, professors, doctors,... I've met in the department have been really good, and the level amongst the students is kind of dauntingly high at times.
Slightly bad things: massive emphasis on learning Old English (the grammar and vocabulary and so on) from the get go, and the fact that it's only your third year exams that count towards your degree is kinda terrifying.
is a Very Good Thing.
and Notts and Bristol. So you could hang with her. In a strictly non sexual manner.
She phoned me today from her Oxford interview. She's going to get in, I can feel it. I'm definitely the least good child.
what oxford college is it?
I applied to Somerville. Got pooled, didn't get a place anyway.
and he's ace so you should trust him
stop fannying around and just pick glasgow. I'll be mortally offended if you don't. C'mon man, we'll get our parents to get us a flat, it'll be a laugh
If you do go to any of these places though, the people won't talk to you. I WILL!
i've mentioned this before. I don't understand it. I should stop talking about myself in the 3rd person.
(H), or something
Ha! How d'you like them apples: your own weapon being used against you!
please stop :(
go to SOAS and be a leftie student.
i hope not
Just noting that Sussex is like that. And I realised that everywhere is like that: Bath, Bristol, Edinburgh, Exeter, Manchester....
I'm nice, honest :(.
I like most of you.
its real famous for it
beautiful town with lovely pubs and sights, ruined by leaver's hoody wearing cunts and their rowdy behaviour.
for this reason
i live far away from pollock and thus live a relatively ya free existance. raiding bins, drinking ale, constructing tin foil churches...
there are loads of them at edinburgh. Starbucks right next to the uni too, way to encourage them all :(
we used to go to glenhaus cafe, but they've closed it now :( they used to do good soup, apart from that one time i found a fingernail in it.
maybe i'll have a look in rudi's tomorrow
idk if you can sit in mr ts is teh best one down there
and just not noticed the name :)
ya prolly ^___^
and never be seen smiling.
concerning the numbers of conservative societies at uni and their membership figures.
and being a leftie student
but i changed to edinburgh for reasons of cost.
i still get letters from them saying 'why are you not in class?'
but edinburgh is ace, basically all the stuff Josh says.
all most ucl students do is complain about their univeristy. the problem is, the strand campus is one of the most depressing buildings in London. guys is really nice though. and waterloo.
with loads of blades where they cut up the less 'able' students and sell them as high-grade meat. SO DON'T GO THERE OR EAT SCOTTISH BEEF!!!!
though i'd probaby be chopped up by now and fed to the rahs and their unfathomably high marks.
disers: how is it allowed that posh, horrid people still get good marks? Is there ever a point where interesting academics get segregated from the rote learners?
glasgow uni had alasdair gray, tom leonard and liz lochhead all their at one point, I think. I mean, woah.
WHERE'S MY TICKER TATE PARADE?!
YOU WEREN'T THERE MAN
after manchester. Don't know where else to apply to though.
I have 5As at Higher (which Scottish universities look at) and 2As and a B at advanced Higher (Manchester ask for three As at A level and 3As at AH, which is really unfair for me cos AHs are like much harder)and they don't look at what bands you got. Hopefully my personal statement and my work experience with a law firm'll get me in though.
i didn't realise that it was AAA. that's quite strange because the scottish unis (excluding edinburgh) seem to be a lot more lenient with A levels. I put down strathclyde as my safety choice and the requirements were BBC, whereas the highers were AAAABB or something. hope you get in anyway.
1. went to a private school
2. went to college in the evenings to get an extra higher
Strathclyde's a good uni, amd Glasgow's obvz an great city
probably the only reason I got into a good uni
Edinburgh is quite a nice place, but its scotland.
*Obligatory plug for ucl* (though it would probably be more fun at kings)
better than england (see above).
how else can you explain that all the english people up here who are my friends are cool?
Scotland's for me!
quite tragic when he starts saying "i'm just a thick cunt from the east end a glasgow". I don't understand this self defeating mentality.
It's decided. End of thread.
there are some good subjects here but a lot of my friends do english here and they think it sucks. there are some bodacious babes here though tbf.
Heard anything about that or the History course?
but I didn't like their course very much.
in his third year. he really likes it.
my friends do history and some do war studies. they love it too but they're complete weirdos, like that guy from peep show who mark befriends. the racist one.
you best not be dissing nick
We drove a teacher to tears through our dolphins-in-essays exploits. How can that EVER be weird.
i hate students
He's just too clever for society to deal wiv
Yeah students are awful, but worse are students that think they are ready to enter the buisiness world, and talk with this obnoxiousness that makes me want to start a fight with a penguin. A fight I cant finish.
Come say hi and hang out and stuff.
(Open invitation to anyone).
Doing English. I'm a native but there are a number of English people who've come over for the 'craic'. Belfast is a great city. Plus, they lower the grades slightly for folks in the rest of the UK to encourage them to come here. Just a thought.
Hello fellow QUB student!
Good to see you are promoting our wonderful university!
just because I got BBU instead of BBC :(
it's where it's at.
what it is i'm not too sure, but i hear it's nae bad.