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|>>|| No. 4291
Mine is York, so what do you think?
Rate others according to your view of them.
|>>|| No. 4292
I was at York recently.
Pros: Nice facilities, well known for research in a number of fields.
Cons: Brutalist architecture, campus out of the city, quite a posh, upper middle class vibe with little diversity amongst the student body. Nobody seems like they are having much fun.
Queen Mary, University of London here.
|>>|| No. 4293
I'll try my home university, Swansea.
Pros: Students from everywhere, genuinely good engineering and history departments, nice location on the seafront, some really interesting events on in the past few years
Cons: Infrastructure outside of the uni is only just seeing some of the council cashflow, so while there's good gyms and an tolerable city centre, everything surrounding ranges from unpleasant to slum
|>>|| No. 4295
Final year undergraduate. Fellow Swansea lad? Quite a few of us on this site, apparently.
|>>|| No. 4296
I've heard good things about the History department at Swansea, but also they seem to have a reputation for fucking post-grads around with promises of funding. On the plus I'd imagine it is a cheap place to study.
|>>|| No. 4298
From what I know of Swansea, the university is the only good thing about the place. The head of my department at uni is originally from there. The rest of the city though, it seems like most of the population is either unemployed or works for call centres or the civil service.
University of Birmingham here.
|>>|| No. 4299
University of Chester
>Queen Mary, University of London here.
Can't say I have heard a single bad thing about this uni. Although I did bump into some of the student at some Palestine protests (I was walking past)
|>>|| No. 4301
>The rest of the city though, it seems like most of the population is either unemployed or works for call centres or the civil service.
You aren't far wrong. The people with the good jobs are normally commuters from outer villages, Cardiff, further out, or they're people who've moved to one of the more affluent areas of Wales (Gower, Mumbles, etc.) from England.
As someone who's lived here my entire life, I can agree that the university is one of the few worthwhile areas of this place. It's been a lifeline for me when I couldn't really afford to go elsewhere.
|>>|| No. 4302
Oxford, and I don't really have a view on other universities as I haven't had much experience with them.
|>>|| No. 4303
Don't know a lot about other unis really. Haven't heard anything other than the names of most of the unis listed above.
|>>|| No. 4304
Excellent facilities, some quite nice areas of campus, but some atrocious architecture. Close to a lovely city, and all in all a well respected institution.
Seems like the teaching is good, and obviously it has a great reputation, but I associate it almost exclusively with cunts who want to become Tory MPs. There are probably good people there, but I imagine a far higher proportion of cunts than every other uni.
I'm University of Nottingham.
|>>|| No. 4305
Cambridge here. Only really have views on unis I've visited or know people at so:
In seriousness, Cam just seems like a much nicer city in my opinion. Also our degrees are ridiculously flexible, whereas from what I remember Oxford locks you into say Physics or Chemistry or a certain type of engineering from the start.
I really liked Birmingham uni when I visited, it's Physics department is really good and was mostly what made me decide to read physics over maths. Didn't really see much of the city but I've not heard too many good things, I guess with any big city you're going to get good and bad though.
|>>|| No. 4307
Oxford has a well deserved reputation, but isn't for everyone. I've heard from faculty and alumni that standards have gone down the shitter in recent years, and the influx of hordes of Americans have only made things worse. Also home of the phrase 'book stupid'. Lovely city though.
|>>|| No. 4308
>Also home of the phrase 'book stupid'.
I think I have an idea of what this means, but could you define it for me, please?
|>>|| No. 4309
Maybe I'll be corrected on this, but I take it to mean someone who is otherwise intelligent but has a poor knowledge of literature and will therefore miss many references.
|>>|| No. 4310
I assume it means not book-smart, as in, not well educated. Someone who is smart but not book smart is intelligent but lacks general knowledge that might be learned from books.
|>>|| No. 4311
>Quite a few of us on this site
Seems to be about 80%, any time there's a location thread loads of Swansea people pop up. I wish I knew why, it's hardly a populous place.
2nd year physicist reporting in.
I've been to Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford and Leeds on open days and weekends with the ladm8s. All of them seemed as I would expect, except Leeds which I was expecting to be a dump but was quite nice. Swansea is probably the least attractive of the lot actually, but the physics dept is pretty good so I can't complain.
|>>|| No. 4312
It's supposed to be the other way round. They're "book smart" - which is to say they're well-read and academically strong, but otherwise utterly useless in the real world.
|>>|| No. 4313
And that would be four out of five of our ¨Oxford¨ lads reporting in.
|>>|| No. 4314
>They're "book smart" - which is to say they're well-read and academically strong, but otherwise utterly useless in the real world.
Well surely that's just what "book smart" means, "book stupid" would be the opposite.
|>>|| No. 4315
Well, no. That would suggest that Oxford students are somehow better suited to the real world than they are to academia.
|>>|| No. 4316
You know, I could be a complete twat and scan in my Bod card (library card) so you can see it, but I won't because I'm not that vain. If it's relevant to a conversation, I'll mention it - I'm not out to prove something.
|>>|| No. 4317
And that lad, is, I think, because we will be meeting for a drink in May. The point was that you are the only one not to namedrop your Uni at every oppurtunity. Altho, as you just have...
Anyhoo, lad from NYE here.
|>>|| No. 4318
I doubt it, unless I'm missing something here. There's quite a few of us because .gs did the rounds back in October in certain circles - you're always going to get the few bad apples of the bunch bragging about it.
|>>|| No. 4319
Had a look around York during Windows 8 preview and couple friends go there.
The lecturers I met were a tad fanatical about who they were sponsored by but the facilities looked really great. Mostly agree with >>4292
Hopefully starting this year.
Any advice lads?
|>>|| No. 4320
But are you the lad I spent chatting to on NYE? We had an agreement, and all...
|>>|| No. 4321
YES! I remember now! We were talking about nepotism and the like. I'd completely forgotten that.
|>>|| No. 4323
Good. I'm likely to be in Oxford at the start of May. Whatś your timetable like?
|>>|| No. 4324
My exams are towards the middle of June, so anytime's good really. I'd recommend a Thursday or Friday ideally, but most days I'm pretty free. How about you?
|>>|| No. 4325
Well, if you check /Sentry/...
Basically flexible. Let me check I can access a throwaway and I´ĺl drop it here.
|>>|| No. 4326
I jest thee not, this was available. Anyhoo, I remember enough of our conversation to prove I am who I am.
|>>|| No. 4328
>I jest thee not, this was available.
More tellingly, "cockgobbler" without the number was not.
|>>|| No. 4329
What? Purps, lad...I drunkenly pulled two words and a number from my arse two months or so ago. What on earth are you on about?
|>>|| No. 4330
Ah, would like to add that my original email was something like: email@example.com.
But I forgot the password.
|>>|| No. 4331
Right, I'll send you an e-mail with details and whatever. If I get raped and killed I expect a full report on here after the fact.
|>>|| No. 4332
No worries lad. Once you´re pozzed, tortured and left burning in a ditch Iĺl ensure I post pics.
Seriously though, check I am who I am first. It would make me feel a little better.
|>>|| No. 4334
I honestly can't remember a thing about our conversation to be honest. I hope you approve of my teenladdish spam e-mail address, though.
|>>|| No. 4336
I'm glad you think so. I still can't believe I spent a fiver on it.,
|>>|| No. 4339
Unless you're not seeing the .cx one, where my comment will make no sense whatsoever.
|>>|| No. 4340
'Book stupid' was a phrase used by a tutor in Classics I used to occasionally share a drink with. It came from stories of high intelligence, but general inadequacy that he used to share about his former students.
|>>|| No. 4341
My university is Bath Spa University. Yes, I know it isn't very good.
|>>|| No. 4342
But from my experience, full of easy (if empty-headed) birds what hold little regard for their own chastity. Silver linings ladm8.
What do you read there?
|>>|| No. 4343
>high intelligence, but general inadequacy
Yes, that's "book smart". As in "book smart, world stupid".
|>>|| No. 4344
I prefer the more concise 'book stupid' to that ungainly sentence.
|>>|| No. 4345
It's hardly more concise if you have to explain that it actually means the opposite of what it says it every time.
|>>|| No. 4347
Do you think you'd need 'book stupid' to be explained to you? That's just old fashioned 'plain stupid'. I'd probably just pat you on the head and ask how your fedora collection was coming along. Like an acquaintance's little brother who is a tad slow.
|>>|| No. 4349
Yes, I think I might, given that at least three other people in this thread understood it to mean the opposite of what you use it to mean, you condescending twat. Understanding what you use it to mean is not something that can be worked out from the words themselves, as their actual meanings imply the opposite. Instead, it requires specialised knowledge only people in your social circle are privy to. That's not intelligence, that's elitism. You utter chucklefuck.
|>>|| No. 4350
You're coming at it from a prole point of view.
He's coming at it from an academic point of view.
You're both right. The way you're saying it, someone who is knowledgeable or intelligent but lacking in common sense is "book smart." The way he's saying it, someone who knows the date of every major battle of the US civil war is "book smart" as they've read a lot of books. Someone who could easily remember such information if they ever bothered to read it is "book stupid" as they're intelligent but unmotivated.
I think the academic approach is more technically correct, but it sounds wrong to me since I'm used to using it in the common usage sense.
My fedora collection is doing just fine. Thanks for asking.
|>>|| No. 4370
Christ, what a whingy comic. I assume the author was corrected in this manner at some point and took huge offence.
|>>|| No. 4372
I don't have much to say about most other unis except Exeter, which is rah central. Not having a go at the place as an institute, mind, but it turned me off the joint when I toured it.
|>>|| No. 4373
>turned me off the joint
N1 M8, Exeter lads wont no wot hit em.
|>>|| No. 4407
As a former Exeter student, I think it's a proper nice place. The rahs are numerous as fuck, but if you aren't studying business or anything else that means you have to be in contact with them then you occupy completely non-overlapping realities.
|>>|| No. 4408
I thought it was a nice place too, ages from London though.
They turned me away anyway, cunts.
|>>|| No. 4409
I'm applying for a PhD, so far in Cardiff, Nottingham and Exeter. Any word on those?
I heard Notts is a shitpile that should be wiped away, but ironically the project there is immensely interesting.
|>>|| No. 4410
No direct experience, but knew a lass doing languages at Exeter. Seemed on par with Harvard/Oxbridge in that department. Quite posho I think, but that would be less of an issue at PhD level. Overall, I have a reasonable respect for it. But, not justified by personal experience.
|>>|| No. 4411
I'm at Nottingham, what do you mean you've heard it's a shitpile?
|>>|| No. 4414
It was a poor attempt to question you cognitive ability, and by doing so, tarnish all students at your "academic" establishment.
|>>|| No. 4415
You're still not making sense. Having not heard this rumour about Nottingham somehow means I'm unintelligent, does it?
|>>|| No. 4417
Oh I get it now. As in 'what do you mean'.
Yeah, you're shite at this.
|>>|| No. 4418
I go to Nottingham, so can give an opinion on the uni. I've had experiences in both the chemistry and biology departments, both of which seem to have pretty good facilities, and the professors/lecturers generally seem pretty good compared to most of the ones I met at various open days for other unis. The campus is very nice, and the city is alright but a bit ugly in places.
Only real issue is that it's full of cunts. Never before have I seen such a large collection of cunts. Campus halls of residence, the SU, nearby Lenton - all full of cunts.
|>>|| No. 4419
Its okay lad. I just question how you've ended up at a university if something like that could go over you head. Ah well. How is Cultural Studies treating you?
|>>|| No. 4420
I guess I'd concur with that. So many rahs, they all look like royalty or nephews of Boris Johnson - tall, handsome, rosy cheeks, blonde hair, pink dress shirt with beige slacks and Hugh Grant accent.
You don't have to keep posting lad, we've already established you're a twat.
|>>|| No. 4421
Don't forget their love of BANTER. They love the BANTER when they're doing wacky BANTS for Karni.
|>>|| No. 4422
I am checking sage very heavily.
>look like royalty or nephews of Boris Johnson
How can you survive in an environment like that without becoming a mass murderer?
|>>|| No. 4423
What does Karni even do? Whenever I walk past their massive office I can see them pissing about in there, but all I'm aware they have to organise are the rag raids in the autumn semester and that's it.
|>>|| No. 4428
I think they raise money for charity, but their main purpose seems to be fulfilling people's dreams of pretending to be in National Lampoon's Animal House. When I lived in halls, most of the LADs were always doing something wacky for their initiation into Karni. This included getting their eyebrows shaved, getting facial piercings, getting silly haircuts, running around the quad naked, and generally having some epic bants.
I don't know why they need an entire office to themselves.
|>>|| No. 4430
I'm really glad we don't get charity BANT crusaders at my uni. We have agrics and rugbylads who are the worst culprits for drunken carryings-on but at least they don't adopt a sickening guise of holier-than-thou in with the bargain.
The rugbylads are under disciplinary review at the moment for some dirty deeds apparently, I heard that they had a guy with downs on their squad so at some point they stripped him naked and covered him with lube or something like that. I know you get chinese whispers but I wouldn't put it past the sick cunts.
|>>|| No. 4437
I did realise that could be a problem, but I'm not getting paid for this, so thought "fuck it".
But yes, as someone with no connnection at all with Nottingham, "a bunch of lazy cunts" does spring to mind. You got a uni newsrag, Nottslads?
|>>|| No. 4438
Not a newspaper, but we have Impact Magazine which is a bit of news but mostly columns, reviews and opinions from students. Also have NUTS which makes TV show type things such as terrible sitcoms, awkward dating shows, and programmes about Freshers' week. And then there's URN, the uni radio station which I have no issue with except for the fact that half the presenters are twats.
|>>|| No. 4439
Thanks for that info. Leave it with me for a bit and I'll have a little search on the Interwebz.
|>>|| No. 4440
I can't believe that a younger me thought that students were worldly and cool.
|>>|| No. 4441
speaking as a student newspaper editorial staffer, uni TV is always fucking terrible and the people who get involved are cunts.
|>>|| No. 4443
No, and I'm not naming which uni paper because if I revealed which I'd be identifiable on the spot.
sorry lads but that's how it is.
|>>|| No. 4444
I would just like to add, that A) I know and B) I really hope you're not a sub.
|>>|| No. 4445
nah, deputy editor. was a sub in my first year though, fun times.
|>>|| No. 4448
Why would someone with Down Syndrome be at a decent university?
|>>|| No. 4458
Karni were a bunch of cunts. Fuck them and their shitty rag raids.
What do you think of Aston? Personally I think it's a bit of a shithole full of dumb people and eskimos. One good about it is the placement year though.. Gives students proper work experience.
|>>|| No. 4459
Aston actually used to be fairly well-respected back in the days my father did his undergrad there, I'm not sure what its reputation is like for the sciences now. Otherwise its student body seems to consist entirely of Lynx-drenched Asian lads doing business studies. I gather its main selling point is that it has "University of" in the name and isn't BCU.
|>>|| No. 4463
Alas, it isn't "University of" anymore, they changed their name a few yearsd back.
I don't get the hate for BCU.
|>>|| No. 4464
>I don't get the hate for BCU.
It's pretty much on a level with a lot of the other former polytecnics, but it's nothing special even on that standard.
Much of the hate is because they changed their name to one almost exactly like the University of Birmingham, and then they started advertising everywhere.
A couple of years ago they had some posters up that seemed to be implying that they are a good university to study at because they were teaching black people in victorian times.
|>>|| No. 4475
How could such an obvious joke go over anyone on this board's head?
|>>|| No. 4496
I have to agree, it is. There aren't many opportunities to reference it.
|>>|| No. 4500
Makes me jump for some reason to see something I've seen in real life be posted on .gs, despite the fact I know how many students go to that Uni.
|>>|| No. 4502
Guys please stop posting this everywhere it makes Swansea look like even worse than usual and I want to succeed in life.
Inb4 "shouldn't have gone to Swansea"
|>>|| No. 4560
To be fair, anywhere that accepted me would have to be kind of shit.
|>>|| No. 4561
I've got a couple mates at Derby, what's so shit about it?
The term times seem ridiculous though.
|>>|| No. 4565
I also know a few lads who went to Derby. They're not doing too bad right now. What do you study?
|>>|| No. 4567
Don't think I know anybody who studied that, but have you been taught by either Neil Campbell or Simon Philo before?
Did you get a chance to do a year of study in the US with the course? Seemed like a good opportunity and I know a few Universities allow you to do that with subjects such as American Studies.
|>>|| No. 4568
And render yourself the least employable graduate in the UK. Which is saying something...
|>>|| No. 4578
Just finished my first year at Oxford.
|>>|| No. 4580
Currently at Hull in Physics & Mathematics. I've been here for five years. However, I'm moving to Salford (with heavy links with Manchester's Photon Institute and their Materials) for the final two years of my PhD.
Anyone want to pipe up about Salford? I've visited once and the campus wasn't a patch on Hull's which is, frankly, lovely.
|>>|| No. 4581
I thought maths had been pulled at Hull due to lack of demand?
|>>|| No. 4582
N1 M9, Now I can add me dole money proper, and work out whether it's cheaper to buy 3L bottles of cider or packs of Carling on special offer, innit.
|>>|| No. 4583
As of this year we're now Physics & Mathematics. After the old maths department closed down the lecturers dispersed into other departments. As far as I'm aware there are only two of them left and they're not with us, except they behave like a separate entity entirely.
|>>|| No. 4584
QM alumni here - I enjoyed being somewhere that felt a bit fresh, especially as a geography student with the broad range of ethnicities and foreign students knocking about; however it lacks any prestige and it's awkward as all hell having to explain where it is whenever the old 'where did you graduate from?' question comes up.
Exeter seems nice, bit 'rah rah'.
Durham, fucking hell. Closest shop to the main Uni is a 'Jack Wills', which says it all. Good teaching though.
KCL/UCL seem pretty cool if a bit uh, tranlucent? Due to their city-wide campuses. Great for various subjects though.
|>>|| No. 4585
Fellow Queen Mary alum here. I wouldn't say it lacks 'any' prestige, it is well known for certain subjects and is certainly very popular research-wise. Just ask the BBC; Radio 4 would fall apart without QM Academics.
The location is still a bit of a problem for many non-Metropolitan folk, as is the diversity. This reflects badly in the undergraduate league tables, and so has a knock-on effect to the universities general reputation. A QMUL degree is well recieved at top universities though, take my word for that.
|>>|| No. 4602
Going to university of Manchester this year, I applied to mid range unis and one "wild card" good Uni and Manchester actually accepted me...
Can any lads tell me what I'm in for?
|>>|| No. 4603
Out of interest, how did you find this place?
Anyway, I hear Manchester's a good uni. Make sure you meet lots of people as soon as possible, cliquey groups appear very fast.
|>>|| No. 4605
My boyfriend is studying there so I am not allowed to say it is an ex-polytechnic shithole.
|>>|| No. 4606
A couple of months ago 4Chan was down for a couple of days and I randomly just searched britfags in google, I got redirected here. This is actually my first post, I've definitely noticed that the humour here is more mature than 4Chan. Which is good because I was kind of getting sick shit posting.
Thanks, m8. I'm just hoping that my flat mates would be cool.Do you think I'll get targeted because I'm from the south? (Luton)
|>>|| No. 4607
It'll be chocka with southerners, I wouldn't worry. If you do, laugh it off, same as you would anything else.
|>>|| No. 4610
I'm studying biochemistry in the University of Liverpool in September. I know there's a few scousers on the board, anything nice (or not) to say about it?
|>>|| No. 4611
That's a relief, thanks for your help man
Funny you say that, I saw him a couple of weeks ago in the town centre. He was being interviewed by a proper camera crew.Asians are alright in my opinion, you get used to seeing them all over the town centre area
|>>|| No. 4612
I went through Lu'on couple days ago to see the Dunstable Downs. It's a right dump (Lu'on that is not the Downs they were pretty).
|>>|| No. 4670
Did you see ARE STEVY YAXLEY-LENNON with his whaling-harpoon-proof vest on?
I have been to Lu'on before, not particularly the nicest of places nor the worst.
|>>|| No. 4671
I don't want to know what people think of Leicester
|>>|| No. 4690
Imperial College London student here. All I know of other unis is that we take the piss out of Kings College London for being thickos and a useless uni but secretly envy them for having a gender ratio that is almost the inverse of ours.
|>>|| No. 4691
When I went there the gender disparity was easily made up for by all the RCM girls frequenting the union for a bit of scientific totty.
|>>|| No. 4736
Is it true that most Imperial students are a bit dead inside or is it just a myth?
|>>|| No. 4737
York are having a mare at the minute.
I'm applying for Accommodation, been on since 8am and the page keeps crashing, lots of upset people on Facebook unhappy about missing their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices at accommodation.
I'm at ~100th in the queue and the page has crashed. I'll probably end up in a bike shed.
|>>|| No. 4738
>>4737 Hope you're ready to blow ~£500 extra on catered accommodation.
|>>|| No. 4739
Yep. Ended up at Vanbrugh, 40 week rather than 35, catered, not en-suite.
This is a fucking nightmare.
|>>|| No. 4740
Yeah, me too, woke up at 7 in the morning for the pleasure of refreshing the webpage for four hours. Vanbrugh looks nice though, right on the lake.
|>>|| No. 4741
I'm really pissed off about catered though. I can deal with not having an en-suite, but I was really looking forward to self-catered. Catered is like you're at primary school.
|>>|| No. 4742
I feel bad for you. My first year was catered as well and I all but stopped going to the meals after 3 weeks (unless I'd forgot to go shopping or was otherwise poor). It was like school dinners every day. Awful.
|>>|| No. 4743
>but stopped going to the meals after 3 weeks
Didn't you feel like you were wasting so much money?
I might just end up skipping breakfast most days, I haven't actually eaten breakfast properly in months.
|>>|| No. 4744
Echoing this. When I lived in catered, I went to the dining hall on the first night I arrived because there were fire safety talks and stuff. It was really busy and the food was bad and people were everywhere. I never went to the dining hall again, missing breakfast and dinner for an entire year. Luckily we had a £5 allowance every weekday on our uni cards, so I could get lunch from the SU centre and eat it in a quiet area. Weekends used to just get takeaways. Also was anxious about seeing the other people who lived on my corridor so I used to sneak out at ridiculous hours, and if I knew they had doors open/people round I'd lock myself in my room and piss in my sink if need be.
|>>|| No. 4745
If I can make one suggestion to anyone starting at uni this year, it would be to not do this. For me uni was the place where I started to get over my social ineptitude, and I did that by forcing myself to be social with the lads I lived with, despite the fact that most of them were obviously not friend material.
Don't go to uni and spend the whole time hiding in your room like a hermit.
|>>|| No. 4746
Sinkpisser here, this lad's right.
I probably could have socialised with the people I lived with, but I didn't make enough of an effort. Now I'm a friendless depressive getting shitloads of therapy. Don't be me!
|>>|| No. 4747
Yeah, I did. But the food was so crap it didn't seem like it was a big deal.
I'd also be at rowing 0630-0845 onward with evening training, and I'd be on campus and not fucked/have the time to walk back to halls, so I'd often have to miss breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Fucking rip off.
|>>|| No. 4748
Oh and I ended up an antisocial sinkpisser as well. Managed to repair that since finishing my first year but fuck me was it a disaster.
Make a real effort to make friends with people from different halls and whatnot, it's very important.
|>>|| No. 4749
Dunno about dead inside but I fucking hate imperial and I know loads of other people like that too. Some people manage to enjoy it but most people don't have the time to do much fun stuff. Also many don't know how to socialise, eg loads of weird autistics who will never survive in the real world but they're in good company so lead pretty happy social lives it seems.
Yeah imperial's not the sort of place you want to go if you want t enjoy uni. You come in, do your work, hate every second of it, leave with a good uni name on your cv and hopefully find a really good job in finance like a greedy cunt.
|>>|| No. 4750
On an unrelated note two thirds of all the guys I've ever met from bristol were cocky cunts, is that an accurate representation of the student body?
|>>|| No. 4753
Yeah that sounds awful. In my experience it's completely true that science subjects attract more people low on social skills than humanities (and obviously the unfavourable gender ratio). However, as one of our resident Camlads I was surprised to find a lot more well-adjusted and social students and a lot less posh cunts than I was expecting. There still are a few autists, Etonians and wannabe Etonians but they are largely outweighed by sound and normal people (well, the ones that don't become boaties...)
Maybe it's just that people who fail to grasp the absolute basics of socialising can't excel at interviews... (I have no idea if Imperial and others interview regularly or in as much depth)
|>>|| No. 4755
>>4751 What the fuck is that guy's name I swear he's one of the cocky cunts I met. Certainly sounds like him at least.
Actually that fake accent he has seems to be the one all cocky cunts I have met have so that doesn't narrow it down.
|>>|| No. 4795
Are you still at Reading, what are you studying?
Starting second year at Reading
|>>|| No. 4811
Sorry for slow reply lad, I did try but I was abroad.
I read Classical Studies (undergrad finalist).
|>>|| No. 4827
Sorry for the equally slow reply, I forgot to check back.
Thats interesting, I'm a history student, did you learn Latin?
|>>|| No. 4828
No, I didn't do Latin or Greek in school, I gave Greek a try in my first year but didn't like the classes or the syllabus much. I'm not really interested in full time academia as a career so there's no need within the degree programme.
|>>|| No. 4830
Fair enough, what do you plan on doing? If you don't mind me asking
|>>|| No. 4852
I'm gonna be your STYC m8.
See you soon. See if you can work out who I am
|>>|| No. 4854
Alex, I'm guessing?
I already know Charlotte (she went to my school). How strange.
|>>|| No. 4899
It's good enough for engineering, which is what I'm doing.
|>>|| No. 4900
Royal Holloway, more totti and gay folks than you can shake your stick at. Also a lovely campus and community vibe with lots of international folks, not everyone's cup of tea but for someone who only just got 5 c's at GCSE and failed all his A-Levels I'd say I've done alright.
|>>|| No. 4901
Strathclyde, it's good enough for engineering, but I'm not doing that.
|>>|| No. 4902
My dad went to Strathclyde, though he did indeed to engineering.
Don't feel bad lad, it's got a good reputation. It's what you make of it.
Well done lad.
|>>|| No. 4903
Can't be bothered reading through this whole thread, so apologies if its already been done, but what do yous think of Robert Gordon?
|>>|| No. 4907
To quote an old Frankie Boyle joke:
"It used to be that I went to student union gigs and thought to myself 'Didn't this used to be a Polytechnic?'. Now I go to those gigs and think 'Didn't this used to be a petrol station?'"
|>>|| No. 4908
There's something wrong with "Didn't this used to be", it just sounds incorrect.
|>>|| No. 5016
I didn't even go to Loughborough but this video is pretty much why I didn't enjoy university.
|>>|| No. 5018
Hahaha. Having low production values and being cheesy is part of the charm of any such thing that comes out of an SU, but this is just taking the piss. They clearly elected an entirely tone-deaf executive committee.
|>>|| No. 5019
sware down blud diss my student paper 1 more time and i'll fukken shank u up
|>>|| No. 5020
Also go to Notts but as a postgrad. Seems pretty good, facilities are decent for what I do. Still preferred Leeds though, campus was less spread out even if there were hills everywhere.
|>>|| No. 5021
>>4409 lad here
Nottingham is where I ended up.
I'm well happy with my decision, the city and the place I study at. The only little gripe I have is that I live in post-grad halls, over-priced as fuck and generally very clinical and cold (not in the physical sense).
|>>|| No. 5023
Not who you're asking the question to, but I'd kill myself if I lived on Sut Bon. There's fuck all there, and there's fuck all around it. It's positively hellish.
|>>|| No. 5278
Loughborough. No women, all the guys are buff athletes. Shame none of them are gay.
|>>|| No. 5353
The chance you're going to come back here and read this thread again are slim to none, but just on the off chance:
|>>|| No. 5574
Ctrl + F
Nobody at Southampton here? I'm enjoying it quite a bit
|>>|| No. 6212
I almost did my degree at Imperial. Good job I dropped out of A-level education and took up amphetamines instead.
|>>|| No. 6225
I'm doing postgrad at Cumbria. There's a lad on my course who did undergrad at Roehampton and they said "Roehampton is one of the shittest unis in the country but it's still loads better than this shithole".
|>>|| No. 6226
Finished my masters degree in Oxford couple of months ago. To be honest, in terms of education it really fell short of what I was expecting, same with the quality of the student body (should've realised something was off when they let me in). The city is nice though, and a nice place to be in as a student.
Can't provide a good view of other unis as I'm a foreignlad and don't know much. Except that I'm supposed to talk shit about Cambridge from now on.
|>>|| No. 6227
Manchester massive represent
I have a m8 at Oxfam currently doing a master's and from what I gather it's a really strange place.
|>>|| No. 6228
I always find it odd when the world's top professors in various areas congregate in Cambridge, Oxford, wherever and people expect them to do quality teaching.
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