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Wow! Four options - spoilt for choice still I'm sure! That sounds great Being on a committee is an excellent responsibility too Good luck with your comic relief efforts
Great! Good to hear. I was considering Renaissance Lit and wasn't sure about the other core modules for semester one. The handbook is released in a couple of weeks but I wanted to make some headway. There are lots of options that sound really good but I am worried that they will fill up before I get there!
First year is flying! Can't believe it is almost over - feels like I just arrived! I have joined the English society and another. I definitely want to start volunteering next year and the Uni societies seem to be a good way to do that. The modules this year have been really interesting. Surprised myself with LTC!
I suppose you will be choosing modules for level 3 soon too?
Hello! Hope that everything is going well for you. May I ask you how you have found your second year modules?
Please start a blog about life in leeds, would read endlessly! haha
Ooh awesome! I'm sure you can fix the societies issue this year do you get much contact time in English? History don't... slightly worrying, though they have just put a new video on flyingstart (their new resource) explaining about that
Hey I read your blog (like 3756358 times over actually out of excitement) so thank you so much for posting it! How's your first year been in general? I'm starting at Leeds soon, studying History
Haha, yep - i don't think I have an excuse tbh, I just love food (too much?)! I can't really think of any other questions atm (I'm sure you're 'phew'ing as you read this!) but thanks again, it really is so helpful!
Oh wow, that does sound like a crazy year! Well, I'm a bit of a believer in 'everything happens for a reason' so if you didn't miss out on Exeter you wouldn't have got into Leeds!
Yeah I suppose the socialibility is entirely dependent on you get put with, and I doubt many people are nocturnal recluses, so mostly everyone wants to socialise I'm guessing!
Glad to hear the course is interesting! Some of the Modules in Theatre Studies sound brilliant, I can't wait to start .
Another thing, are most people at Leeds pretty sporty? I can imagine the Edge attracts a lot of fitness-enthusiasts, and everyone I spoke to that were current students seemed to be engaged in so much physical activity it was kind of exhausting just hearing about it! I think should probably start getting into fitness before uni, just because of 1. the sheer amount of junk I know i'll be eating and the amount of beautiful girls at the uni that made me feel slightly inadequate ahah!
Ah I was looking at North Hill Court but I couldn't find out what anyone had said about it as I don't think it's quite as popular as others! What accomodation do you think is the best in terms of cheapness/quality/being pretty sociable?
Haha tbh on my interview day some guy was like, "Dear God, I am really regretting standing next to this radiatior, it's absolutely stifling!" and when I asked him if Leeds was his firm he just replied, "Well, UCL rejected me so." and I just found it hilarious! Until he started being rude to the current students acting like he knew everything already and shunning their help which was when I started to think he possessed some knobbish qualities!
I think that by the time I get to uni after my gap year I'll be all partied out so I'll feel the same, aha, I'm already getting pretty grannyish and have only been clubbing once in my 3 months of being 18! I've heard some horror stories about the nightlife as well, like creepy locals etc but coming from London I'm not that unaccustomed to weirdos on nights out ¬_¬...
Ah Medieval Lit sounds really interesting! I actually really liked studying Chaucer this year, most people I've talked to see it as the torturous option!
What did you do on your gap year apart from work in a supermarket i'm guessing? aha, I need to start planning mine!
Overall do you think you've enjoyed your experience though? Do you know anyone that's completely hated it/found it difficult to make friends or anything?
Haha really! Well, Sebastian Faulks is hardly Prince Charles so I'll let Leeds off for that! Well I'm glad I didn't speak about Birdsong in my interview like I was going to then, would have looked like a right bumlick!
Yeah the lack of communal space is something that worried me about Lupton! (even though i've also heard it's really social!) I've heard it's pretty partyish but also isolated like you said! Reading a lot is pretty isolating in itself so I'd probably like a more social halls, but Lupton's so cheap! Where else would you recommend to live?
I'm glad you recommend the department!! It looked great when I went but it's good to hear nice things about it from current students!
Has there been anything that you haven't liked so far then? haha I didn't want the 'rah' rep to put me off, but when people on here make out that every 3rd person is walking around saying 'I chundered, everywhere!' then it does make you think twice! Especially when everyone tells you that subjects like English are hotspots for them!
Also, a lot of people are saying the nightlife at Leeds is 'mental'...not sure if this is a good thing or not tbh! I, myself am partial to a bit of clubbing, but I think by the time I get to uni (taking a gap year first) i'm thinking that all this partying/going 'mental' will tire me out aha!
- Academic Info
University of Leeds
English Language and Literature 2011-14
Second year marks: 65, 60, 55
First year marks: 68, 67, 61, 60, 59, 54 (61.3 avg)
Critical Reading: 680
A* English Literature 88%
LT1: 89/120 74%
LT2: 74/80 93%
LT3: 74/80 93%
LT4: 114/120 95%
A Government and Politics 86%
B Mathematics 79%
A*A* English Lang + Lit
AA Double Science
B Fine Art
My Two UCAS Adventures
UCAS 2011: English Literature
Explanation: York offered me a change of course (to BA Language and Literature in Education). I said 'Thanks, but no thanks'.
UCAS 2010: English Literature
Explanation: Firmed Exeter, missed offer, Insured Kent (because out of the offers I had, it was the place I disliked least), and withdrew. Moral: pick choices you know you want to go to, for sure!
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