Conversation Between Muffinz and IngensPolyspaston
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Pretty excited now, hope it lends me the motivation to get the grades! :P
Thanks for all the info, very much appreciated By the sounds of it, if I do manage to get to Leeds, then I'm in for a treat! hehe
I LOVE being in Leeds! It's such a fun place - everything you need is within your fingertips and there's always stuff going on. I don't want to go back home :P
Yeah I like a bit of reading now and again and also a bit of gaming too! hehe
Ah really? thats reassuring I can imagine a language is hard to teach and to learn so i hope it would be taught well of course.
I am finding myself veering away from out-of-campus accommodation, primarily because of the distance and because I'm lazy
Oh by the way, how do you find the city of Leeds? I've never lived in a city, and come to think of it, I haven't visited many! in the UK at least..
Reading is amazing! I don't read a lot for leisure (I'm a gamer) but when I read the course materials and see the techniques and history and analysis it's just so fascinating!
That's an awesome combination - the language teaching department is awesome in Leeds Honestly the disadvantages of being far out outweigh the advantages of facilities.
Ah right, to be honest I think it's more reading books that I don't enjoy that I object to, but I suppose you have to gain a perspective I can definately see the appeal though, I'm doing it in A2 and I have would say English is my go-to subject
I've applied for Italian ab initio and Politics - I am constantly asked if I want to be an Italian politician! And according to a professor of politics, he has never known anyone to do this combination, so I consider myself special in that sense The Italian bit came about quite randomly, one day the thought occurred to me that I might regret not learning a language after uni and so I said 'hey, why not!'
OK, yeah I'll have to look into the gym membership - though, looking at self-catered accommodation today, it seems that some are 2/3 miles off campus but have their own gyms So won't really know what to do until I decide on where I would like to go
There's not too much reading, but if you let it all mount up it becomes quite daunting :P What are you planning on doing now? English at Leeds is pretty shweet.
The included membership allows you to go between 6am-12pm and 2pm-4pm on weekdays. The afternoon slot becomes very crowded because of this restriction, so you end up wandering around waiting for someone to get off the crosstrainer so you can have a go :P For this reason I'd definitely recommend getting the upgrade if you're serious.
I can only imagine; I originally planned to do English literature at uni but decided against it in the end - mostly due to (exaggerated I'm sure) articles and such claiming that the degree ws so demanding in terms of reading that there would be no time to have a social life! By the sounds of it, I'm sure this isn't the case for you, but that thought scared me a bit
Yeah, I think if anything, I'll use studentbeans for the occasional cheap recipe and just for a laugh - many funny top-10s and other student-related info which I find quite amusing
I'll take your word for it, I probably will go for the proper membership then because (I say this now ) I reckon I will go quite often - especially with the amount of money thats been put into it! Seems a shame to let it go to waste Is the free membership quite restricted then?
I hope I'm not encouraging procrastination, I feel bad enough doing it for myself, let alone dragging other people into it
I'm a bit better but stressed about the workload I've created for myself >_<
I've been on Studentbeans and to be honest I haven't used the deals on there. The articles are useful but for the most part I've relied on my own spreadsheets and planning.
The gym membership is good but it tends to get packed between 2-4pm... if you're serious about going to the gym regularly I definitely recommend upgrading to the next level of membership, which is very reasonably priced
Wow, that is a pretty significant portion.. I suppose the free first-year Edge membership also makes most Leeds uni accommodation a little bit more expensive than the competition?
Have you heard of the web site: studentbeans? I stumbled across it recently and it provides various money-saving tips in all aspects, but I was wondering how reliable it is with regards to feasible options for meals -it suggests things like rissoto and spaghetti bolognaise so I guess these are quite economical options?
Sorry to hear about the illness, I assume you're OK now?
I got the maximum funding and my budget was about £200 a week... £160 out of that is ALOT...
I spend about £15-£20 on food a week, but this is with cooking all my own meals. I could bring it down easily. I'm going to be honest with you and tell you I haven't been sticking that much to my budget this term as I had an illness and everything went out the window a bit :P