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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.
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