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    (Original post by paperclip)
    I have to do an unstructured interview on lying (that has to last 30 minutes minimum) then transcribe it, then write a presentation about it (like a lab report - introduction, methods, results, discussion, etc).

    Very boring, though the reading for the introduction will be quite interesting.
    How many people will you be interviewing?
    I imagine transcribing can an absolute pain the ******* arse
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    (Original post by Stricof)
    How many people will you be interviewing?
    I imagine transcribing can an absolute pain the ******* arse
    Only one (though we're allowed to do more :rolleyes:)

    Transcribing is a bitch.
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Only one (though we're allowed to do more :rolleyes:)

    Transcribing is a bitch.
    I wouldn't do more than one. Too much effort ffs :p: Possibly double notes to type.

    We should have a Portsmouth meet ffs
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    Little bit about Portsmouth:

    Portsmouth, to me, is similar to London without the rich areas. Most of the more well off people who work in Portsmouth live in Fareham or even further afield in Winchester. Lets face it though, the most densely populated city in Europe was never going to be a particularly pleasant place. This shouldn't put you off going to the Uni, however. Portsmouth does have many things going for it, lots of things that are unique to Portsmouth which you won't find anywhere else.

    The football club is a very important part of the city, so if you happen to support a team Pompey are playing, (or god forbid, Southampton) don't go ranting and raving about it, especially if Pompey lose, becasue someone WILL take exception and beat you up.

    I'm not entirely sure about nights out in Portsmouth, but I've heard Southampton and Winchester are better so... go there

    If you're into history, Portsmouth is the place to be really. There are loads of places to visit in Portsmouth that have had a significant part in history. Portchester Castle (Roman), The Historic Dockyard (lots of stuff), Palmerston's Follies (forts on the hill), Titchfield Abbey (Shakespeare was there at some point lol :P, Southsea Castle (where Henry VIII watched HMS Mary Rose sink) and Charles Dickens' birth place. It's very much a city where stuff used to happen lol.

    Shopping and eating is quite good. West Quay in Southampton is better, but Gunwharf isn't bad! It's a nice place to sit outside in the summer and have a meal beneath the Spinnekar Tower watching boats/ships leave the port.

    If you come to Portsmouth Uni, STAY AWAY FROM PAULSGROVE, LEIGH PARK AND COSHAM. They aren't in the city itself, but are the surrounding suburbs. Leigh Park is the place where a paediatrician's house was burned down because they thought he was a paedophile.

    The best thng about Portsmouth for me is that you can get on a ferry on go to France for the day or a weekend. The IOW is ok, but France is better. I've done this on many occassions!


    I've lived here for 17 years and I love it. You probably will too... eventually.
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    (Original post by Blutarsky)
    Cheers
    I'll edit that into the OP in a sec, and you could put it on the wiki as well, http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...uth#City_Guide
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    (Original post by Blutarsky)
    Little bit about Portsmouth:

    Portsmouth, to me, is similar to London without the rich areas. Most of the more well off people who work in Portsmouth live in Fareham or even further afield in Winchester. Lets face it though, the most densely populated city in Europe was never going to be a particularly pleasant place. This shouldn't put you off going to the Uni, however. Portsmouth does have many things going for it, lots of things that are unique to Portsmouth which you won't find anywhere else.

    The football club is a very important part of the city, so if you happen to support a team Pompey are playing, (or god forbid, Southampton) don't go ranting and raving about it, especially if Pompey lose, becasue someone WILL take exception and beat you up.

    I'm not entirely sure about nights out in Portsmouth, but I've heard Southampton and Winchester are better so... go there

    If you're into history, Portsmouth is the place to be really. There are loads of places to visit in Portsmouth that have had a significant part in history. Portchester Castle (Roman), The Historic Dockyard (lots of stuff), Palmerston's Follies (forts on the hill), Titchfield Abbey (Shakespeare was there at some point lol :P, Southsea Castle (where Henry VIII watched HMS Mary Rose sink) and Charles Dickens' birth place. It's very much a city where stuff used to happen lol.

    Shopping and eating is quite good. West Quay in Southampton is better, but Gunwharf isn't bad! It's a nice place to sit outside in the summer and have a meal beneath the Spinnekar Tower watching boats/ships leave the port.

    If you come to Portsmouth Uni, STAY AWAY FROM PAULSGROVE, LEIGH PARK AND COSHAM. They aren't in the city itself, but are the surrounding suburbs. Leigh Park is the place where a paediatrician's house was burned down because they thought he was a paedophile.

    The best thng about Portsmouth for me is that you can get on a ferry on go to France for the day or a weekend. The IOW is ok, but France is better. I've done this on many occassions!


    I've lived here for 17 years and I love it. You probably will too... eventually.
    Thanks for the info Just wondering how much the ferry to France is?
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    (Original post by Annkins)
    Thanks for the info Just wondering how much the ferry to France is?
    That's a good question! I honestly can't remember, I haven't been in years lol. I've been on quite a few day trips with my parents and their friends so I can't imagine it's that expensive. I'd probably go for a weekend though
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    Fellow future second year here. :wavey: Cannot wait to go back to Portsmouth in September. :woo:

    I only live down the road from Portsmouth when I'm not at Uni, but it's great to actually live in the City during Term-Time. :yep:
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    (Original post by tinker_bell4)
    Fellow future second year here. :wavey: Cannot wait to go back to Portsmouth in September. :woo:

    I only live down the road from Portsmouth when I'm not at Uni, but it's great to actually live in the City during Term-Time. :yep:
    Tinkerbell!

    Did you choose pompey cause it was close to home, or did you just love the city anyway?

    Also, :rofl: @ your sig. I didn't like the new doctor at first, but have grown to love him.

    Was so gutted i missed orbial at Glastonbury :sad:
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Tinkerbell!

    Did you choose pompey cause it was close to home, or did you just love the city anyway?

    Also, :rofl: @ your sig. I didn't like the new doctor at first, but have grown to love him.

    Was so gutted i missed orbial at Glastonbury :sad:
    Was a bit of both really. I had originally wanted to go to Manchester Uni, but they stopped doing my degree literally just as I was about to apply. Was gutted. So I decided to go to a Uni closer to home. Portsmouth is a great City so it was an obvious choice really. I applied and got into Southampton aswell but didn't like the location or the way the Campus was laid out.

    Hehe, thanks. Matt Smith is awesome. Really hope the legendary Fez reappears in the Christmas special. :ahee:

    Ahh, well I didn't even get to go to Glastonbury. :emo:
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    (Original post by tinker_bell4)
    Was a bit of both really. I had originally wanted to go to Manchester Uni, but they stopped doing my degree literally just as I was about to apply. Was gutted. So I decided to go to a Uni closer to home. Portsmouth is a great City so it was an obvious choice really. I applied and got into Southampton aswell but didn't like the location or the way the Campus was laid out.

    Hehe, thanks. Matt Smith is awesome. Really hope the legendary Fez reappears in the Christmas special. :ahee:

    Ahh, well I didn't even get to go to Glastonbury. :emo:
    Fair enough. Good call :awesome:

    Hehe, me too. Then that'll be the last we see of him :sad:

    Glastonbury is awesome. I didn't want to leave :emo: Register for tickets now if you wanna go next year (it's gonna be a good one as 2012's cancelled for the olympics!)
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Fair enough. Good call :awesome:

    Hehe, me too. Then that'll be the last we see of him :sad:

    Glastonbury is awesome. I didn't want to leave :emo: Register for tickets now if you wanna go next year (it's gonna be a good one as 2012's cancelled for the olympics!)
    Hang on. Do you mean til the new series next year or, God forbid... for good?! :eek:

    Oooh, I didn't know that. Thanks, I'll look into registering later.
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    (Original post by tinker_bell4)
    Hang on. Do you mean til the new series next year or, God forbid... for good?! :eek:

    Oooh, I didn't know that. Thanks, I'll look into registering later.
    Till the new series i meant :p:
    Though the doctors change all the time so he could disappear at any moment :eek3:

    Even if you're not gonna get tickets you might as well register, just in case you change your mind!

    Me and all my mates registered as soon as we got back :p:
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    Any Armenians?
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Till the new series i meant :p:
    Though the doctors change all the time so he could disappear at any moment :eek3:

    Even if you're not gonna get tickets you might as well register, just in case you change your mind!

    Me and all my mates registered as soon as we got back :p:
    Phew, you had me worried there for a minute!

    Yup I will do.
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    Hello people of Pompey! :adore:
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    banter my arse
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    Yay to Portsmouth ^_^ Okay so it's not as great as London which is where I'm from but it's unfair to compare! I've had many good nights out in Portsmouth and going into my second year in Sept I cant wait to go back

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    lol, so many people bashing Portsmouth because it isn't as good as London...biggest place I have ever been out is Belfast, so I reckon it'll be better than that at least. Besides...IT IS BESIDE THE SEA !!
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    It's silly comparing Portsmouth to London, especially because it's a smaller city than say, Manchester or Birmingham (which if you compared on a like for like basis rather than on culture would still lose). Portsmouth has everything a city needs, with the perks of not being overly commercialised (albert road/wedgewood rooms, etc) which London will lack.

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