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  • minkyqueen 10 Nov 2005 10:50:53 1,880 posts
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    Slurpy J wrote:
    Excellent, for 9:41 am!

    What uni are you at Minky?


    St. Mary's, it's a wee campus of Surrey University based in Strawberry Hill, West London.
  • FairgroundTown 10 Nov 2005 11:37:42 2,522 posts
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    Furbs wrote:
    /lived at home when studying
    /avoided stupid debts for the rest of his life as a result
    /missed out on the best time of his life as a result
    I did that for two years while I was doing my masters, and had a great time, but... my parents are generally pretty cool, and my then-girlfriend had a room on campus, so... The only difficult moment was when a mate of mine was supposed to be staying over - we got very drunk and lost each other, so he went back to my place (ie. my parents place) and tried to break in at 2 in the morning. The old man was NOT a happy teddy!
  • cubbymoore 10 Nov 2005 15:58:04 36,503 posts
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    Woo boy, we had a presentation to do for today at 9 so I stayed up all night preparing a powerpoint presentation. Fell asleep on the keyboard (oh the cliché!) and woke up at 9:30. Yeah, I'm in everyones good books today.
  • minkyqueen 10 Nov 2005 16:07:34 1,880 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    Woo boy, we had a presentation to do for today at 9 so I stayed up all night preparing a powerpoint presentation. Fell asleep on the keyboard (oh the cliché!) and woke up at 9:30. Yeah, I'm in everyones good books today.

    Man, I could never ever leave preparing an assesment until the night before. I think I'd explode. I know everyone does it, but I don't think I could.
  • cubbymoore 10 Nov 2005 16:09:27 36,503 posts
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    To be fair we only realized we needed the powerpoint presentation yesterday, so I took it upon myself to do it. Stupid lecturers forgetting to tell us important info, grrr.
  • minkyqueen 10 Nov 2005 16:21:59 1,880 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    To be fair we only realized we needed the powerpoint presentation yesterday, so I took it upon myself to do it. Stupid lecturers forgetting to tell us important info, grrr.

    That's pretty gay! At least they'll be less willing to kick up a fuss since they were partially responsible ;D
  • Syrette 2 Oct 2006 01:59:22 44,063 posts
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    So, erm, how's it going for everyone?

    So far year 2 has been alright for me, only just getting back into it though.

    Hope it's going well for everyone, especially the freshers.

  • Boundy 2 Oct 2006 10:11:20 959 posts
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    It's going fucking great for me. :D

    At Salford Uni and the SU bar is quite good and always has a fair amount of people in, cheap drinks and a good atmosphere. Been into Manchester for a night out about 4 times as well and must say it is rather good and a lot better than Wolverhampton.

    My course (Multimedia and Internet Technology) is also going well and I find all my modules interesting and enjoyable (except Study Skills :p).

    Living in a house (single sex) of 11 lads and get on with everyone and we all have a great laugh and throw regular parties.

    This weekend I spent at Halton Army Training Camp doing my OTC selection, what a bitch that was but so fucking worth it in the end. Spent last night in the Army Mess getting pissed and dancing like an idiot (everyone did this :p). Find out Tuesday if I am in. :D

    Having Fun!
  • Syrette 7 Oct 2006 16:22:56 44,063 posts
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    Awesome :)

  • Daryoon 7 Oct 2006 17:09:58 4,653 posts
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    I'm finding uni....exactly like college, only now I'm surrounded by even more shallow morons...
  • Tomo 7 Oct 2006 18:10:28 13,964 posts
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    Well played Daryoon. Personally, I enjoyed Sixth Form more than I do university, in terms of having a laugh with mates. But, uni life is offering me plenty of useful ways of getting some work and life experience.
  • Pob 7 Oct 2006 18:50:01 680 posts
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    House party tonight for me! \o/
  • Daryoon 7 Oct 2006 18:53:05 4,653 posts
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    I don't remember Sixth Form much, but it wasn't like this! Just looking through the fliers for student nights make me despair. A "shower of beer"? Why can't you just drink a fecking pint?

    The local "student nightclub" has an obsession with special "celebrity" guests. The "celebrities" are all ex-Love Isalnd contestants.

    The lack of decent shenanigans depresses me. Everything seems to be about getting drunk and sleeping around. "School Disco"? "Beach Party - Wear as Little as you Dare!"

    ugh
  • Clive_Dunn 7 Oct 2006 18:55:28 4,784 posts
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    Daryoon wrote:
    Everything seems to be about getting drunk and sleeping around. "School Disco"? "Beach Party - Wear as Little as you Dare!"

    Which Uni is this ?

    /applies.
  • Tomo 7 Oct 2006 18:56:52 13,964 posts
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    We share the same views on these things Daryoon. Don't worry tho, you'll find a group of friends with similar tastes and it'll be all gravy.
  • HarryB 7 Oct 2006 19:35:32 6,317 posts
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    I found 1st year shit and boring, I didn't like many people in my class
    2nd year is way better and im actually liking some people in my year now, plus all my mates go to the same uni as me so i see them everyday anyway...
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,338 posts
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    University was literally the best of times and worst of times for me.

    Good things:
    - my course: the most interesting four years of my life, studying something that fascinated me, being taught by the people who wrote the books, having my brain on turbo-boost for four incredibly stimulating years
    - my surroundings: four years in one of the most beautiful cities on earth, surrounded by culture, tradition and history, every day was an orgy of the senses
    - my friends: got to know some good people at uni
    - the sex: it'll never be as good (or frequent) as it was then... :/

    Bad things:
    - the work: never worked so hard in my life, I busted a gut and burned myself out, barely had time to enjoy what I was doing
    - the people: never met such an insecure, egotistical, unpleasant bunch of people in my life as my fellow students (with only a few very important exceptions), lots of immature youngsters with massive chips on their shoulders and zero social skills, all desperately trying to outcool each other - horrible horrible horrible
    - the money: rather the lack of it
    - the bitches: they know who they are ;p

    It got a lot better as time went on - first year was traumatic and horrible, second year a bit better, the last two years were nothing short of superb. We all grew up, I suppose. That's what it's there for.

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  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,699 posts
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    /lived at home when studying
    /avoided stupid debts for the rest of his life as a result
    /missed out on the best time of his life as a result
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,699 posts
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    Oh totally. Only reason I stayed to study at home was most of my mates werent shall I say "academically inclined" so I didnt want to move away. Plus I was really enjoying my football team at the time.

    Like you say, it has plus and minus points, but theres alot of times I think "wish I'd got to know people better". It wasnt really till the 3rd year I started to, and as a result I've now lost touch with everyone as I wasnt really strong friends with them.
  • Inquisitor Moderator 18 Jun 2008 19:35:54 14,558 posts
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    Well...my last housemate has left the building, that's it I suppose, it's all over.

    Yes, my exams finished a long time ago but it was easy to pretend when you're still going out and talking to the same people you've been talking to for 3 years, not so anymore.

    The first year was still the best. The excitement, being surrounded by 100 other people you could call friends (fantastic hall), going out almost every night, even when staying in playing pool, table football or even (cough) halo split screen all night.

    That year followed with a fantastic holiday in Morocco with a coursemate who I sadly rarley see anymore, a 3 weeks that I'll remember forever and ever. The course though, I knew I hated it almost from the start yet did nothing and almost failed first year as a result.

    Second year was interesting, a real mixed bag. Awful land lord, first year friends spread all about the place but countered with my first meaningful relationship and a surprisingly enjoyable year on the course.

    Third year wasn't quite so good. Full of regrets of things I should have done the past 2 years even though they were the best years of my life, our close relationship with old hall mates shattered through one crazy incident and damaged as people moved further apart from one another and others went on placement years.

    A year in which I slipped into the monotomy of routine, a year which started in much the same way it would continue (alone and in a foreign country) and I feel almost as if it's finished in exactly the same way as I sit here, bored and alone with a beer typing this out.

    The course was an unmitigated disaster, I don't know what result I'll get yet but in my heart of hearts I know it won't be good. How can I do well on a course I didn't love and could barely tolerate. Entirely my own fault, I chose it almost down to peer pressure and didn't switch due to a desire not to rock the boat.

    I think I'll look back on my time at uni as the best and worst years of my life. First year was schizophrenic, from highs socially to lows academically. Second year was a year of firsts in many ways and third was a year of missed chances and will undoubtedly be the year I look back on with least fondness.

    It's insane to think on the things I took for granted for 3 years that are now and will probably never be again. Still I sit here as I have lazily for most of this year and still I find it hard to focus on the future.
  • Benno 18 Jun 2008 19:41:03 10,201 posts
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    Hmm thanks for reflecting, i wil try and avoid the same pitfalls ;)

    What are you going to do now then?
  • Inquisitor Moderator 18 Jun 2008 19:45:45 14,558 posts
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    Benno wrote:
    Hmm thanks for reflecting, i wil try and avoid the same pitfalls ;)

    What are you going to do now then?

    Read the end of my (rather long, oops) post :p
  • Deleted user 18 June 2008 19:51:24
    What A-Levels are you doing atm?

    /currently getting pressured into applying to Oxford
  • mrharvest 18 Jun 2008 19:52:48 5,200 posts
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    Mr Harvest wrote:
    I'm doing a poetry club degree (English lit / creative writing ba). It feels like a preschool. I have hardly any classes and two thirds of those we sit around in a circle chatting idly. Our self study is writing what ever we fancy and reading novels.
    It was exactly like that for the whole three years. Piss easy assessments, I don't believe anyone who aimed for a first didn't come out with one.

    Now I'm unemployed.
  • Deleted user 18 June 2008 19:57:45
    Ach.
  • El_MUERkO 18 Jun 2008 19:58:42 17,124 posts
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    i strongly approve of unisex but disapprove of unicycles
  • M83J01P97 18 Jun 2008 20:00:36 6,699 posts
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    Don't go to Oxford. Unless of course you like being surrounded by elitist fucks who think they are god's gift to the world.
  • Danbojones 18 Jun 2008 20:03:03 419 posts
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    I did nowt but spazz about at uni really, think I made one seminar and I'm now, technically, a journalist. Huge debts, but hey, it was fun. I did do philosophy though, which had 3 hours of lectures and a recommended 40 hours of reading a week in my final year. I landed on my lucky, lucky feet.

    /smug off
  • otto Moderator 18 Jun 2008 20:03:40 49,338 posts
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    M83J01P97 wrote:
    Don't go to Oxford. Unless of course you like being surrounded by elitist fucks who think they are god's gift to the world.
    Bitter much? Didn't get an offer? :/

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  • Deleted user 18 June 2008 20:05:00
    Where'd you go otto?
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