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Hey, I'm looking to firm English and Theatre Studies at Leeds, and at accomodation in Lupton so wondered if you could tell me the good and bad points of it? How you've found uni life so far academically and socially? Is fresher's week just a massive blur of making friends that doesn't really continue after that once people have secured into their own little cliques? Or are most people pretty down to earth and up for a chat all the time?
I've heard a lot of rumours about the 'rah' reputation, but I was thinking that by choosing the cheapest accomodation I'd probably be avoiding that brigade, aha, do you agree with the rumours?
Sorry for the bombardment of questions, just thought it would be especially great if you could help me out!
Thanks if you can help x
I am currently doing govt & pol with ocr - political ideologies. is it possible, because you have done the same units, you could give me some resources for unit F854 and F856.
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
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..
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
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
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 take it that's expensive? It sounds it, but what do I know - still sorting out student finances atm
On that note, being at Lupton - you say its quite cheap? does this mean you have more money free to spend on food etc ? By the way how much do you typically spend a week on food, i assume its a limited budget you set yourself aside?
Thanks for the heads-up on Bodington, I definately would not appreciate being such a distance from the campus and object to the idea of travelling by bus every morning
Sorry for the barrage of questions - I'm all to keen and eager, though I should probably save it till when I take my A2 exams
That all right then
Thats some really helpful info right there! Ahh ok, so you're saying that Lupton is nice for the cost, but you would say that there are better at the expense of money? I'm not actually really sure what I'm looking for in accommodation.. I suppose a big-ish kitchen would be nice and a communal area would be great - especially if it had a pool/table tennis table, which I believe I saw in one of the places at Leeds on an open day, unfortunately I don't know which one it was now
Thanks a lot for taking the time out to reply, it really is appreciated
p.s I really should stop looking at your posts (mostly ones about Leeds) as it seems to be a large source for procrastination for me at the moment!
Thats great, thanks! Would you recommend Lupton then, is it self-catered?
On reflection of my previous message.. all I can say is it didn't mean to sound so stalker-ish It was more an expression of excitement at having many new threads to read through haha does that make me sad?
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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
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