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    (Original post by Girlproblems)
    I stay in Stenton been in many of the other halls though if you have questions
    Hey I have about a zillion questions but i shall keep it too one!
    Im stuck between maybe Mackinder Or Stenton but I really want too meet a good crowd at uni and have lots of fun so which would you say is more sociable ? how did you find it making freidns?
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    (Original post by Girlproblems)
    Sorry to sound pushy here but do cheerleading at least come to our taster session, id never done it before an am now in love with it
    we do competitive cheerleading
    this is the level we are at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ya-e...ure=plpp_video
    I got on the squad after doing it for like 6 weeks

    in addition ive now made like 50 friends and a few have met there boyfriends through cheer (yes boys cheer too)

    Plus we have some great socials planned for you guys

    but yeah hockey looks good but i know little about it other than the fact that i see them around a lot and they seem to have fun
    Thanks for the info- I'll see what I'll do when I get to Freshers but it sounds good
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    (Original post by SillyMilly)
    Hey I have about a zillion questions but i shall keep it too one!
    Im stuck between maybe Mackinder Or Stenton but I really want too meet a good crowd at uni and have lots of fun so which would you say is more sociable ? how did you find it making freidns?
    STENTON!
    mackinder is like 90% international and second years, there are only 2 fresher blocks
    (feel free to add me on facebook if you want to be a bit nosey, i know i wanted to be last year)

    Ask away, i really really dont mind

    Also for me making friends was SO easy for a few reasons
    1) I had made myself known via facebook (yes that sounds really nerdy but im not)
    2) During freshers i talked to EVERYONE
    3) I joined a lot of societys

    but the first one is how i met a good 50 friends, basically me and another girl on here set up a facebook group and from then on I talked to people about general uni stuff for a few months when i got to uni i met them all. Had a relationship with one of them and am best friends with a few others
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    Oh guys, If anyone want to add me on facebook (because its easier to talk/ to be nosey at my university photos) just let me know i really dont care
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    im putting it as insurance xD

    i would still be equally happy here because the pharmacy department are awesome!
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    (Original post by Girlproblems)
    Oh guys, If anyone want to add me on facebook (because its easier to talk/ to be nosey at my university photos) just let me know i really dont care
    Yeah i dont mind, give me your facebook name?
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    (Original post by Girlproblems)
    Oh guys, If anyone want to add me on facebook (because its easier to talk/ to be nosey at my university photos) just let me know i really dont care
    Yeah could I add you on facebook please? I'm really interested in finding more about university life at reading, but struggling to find much information
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    (Original post by fagher)
    I want a self-catered room, so Im more into St George's and Sherfield hall, but St pat's look's great! What part in England you coming from?
    I live about an hour and a half away from Reading, in the South West - just behind Longleat Safari Park and Center Parcs in a really quiet little hamlet. What about you?

    Does anyone else think we should start a Facebook group then? My Facebook is gathering dust somewhere in a small, uninhabited corner of the internet at the moment but I'd be willing to dig it out and set up a group with someone...
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    (Original post by KT9)
    I live about an hour and a half away from Reading, in the South West - just behind Longleat Safari Park and Center Parcs in a really quiet little hamlet. What about you?

    Does anyone else think we should start a Facebook group then? My Facebook is gathering dust somewhere in a small, uninhabited corner of the internet at the moment but I'd be willing to dig it out and set up a group with someone...
    Do it, ours had about 10-20 members for about 3 months then exploded and got 400+ members you honestly wont regret it
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    (Original post by KT9)
    I live about an hour and a half away from Reading, in the South West - just behind Longleat Safari Park and Center Parcs in a really quiet little hamlet. What about you?

    Does anyone else think we should start a Facebook group then? My Facebook is gathering dust somewhere in a small, uninhabited corner of the internet at the moment but I'd be willing to dig it out and set up a group with someone...
    Im coming from london, it only takes me an hour to get to reading. I think the facebook group will be awesome, im really up for it
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    I may give in and get facebook set up when I finish college after securing a place at Reading. Haven't bothered with that sort of thing since I let my Myspace go a number of years ago.

    Just got fed up with people, I didn't want to chat with online, constantly asking me to get it so they could check up on me. I prefer to get to know people face to face, get their number, and go out and socialise that way, but I guess times change. I think what really annoyed me most was that whenever there was a house party a group would always wander off and huddle around the computer updating their profiles. I could never get my head around that. We're out enjoying ourselves and having a laugh, but some may as well have stayed at home...

    If there's a way of not accepting / making me invisible to certain people, without them knowing that I am going out of my way to avoid them, then i'll give facebook a go...
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    (Original post by Cyclo)
    I may give in and get facebook set up when I finish college after securing a place at Reading. Haven't bothered with that sort of thing since I let my Myspace go a number of years ago.

    Just got fed up with people, I didn't want to chat with online, constantly asking me to get it so they could check up on me. I prefer to get to know people face to face, get their number, and go out and socialise that way, but I guess times change. I think what really annoyed me most was that whenever there was a house party a group would always wander off and huddle around the computer updating their profiles. I could never get my head around that. We're out enjoying ourselves and having a laugh, but some may as well have stayed at home...

    If there's a way of not accepting / making me invisible to certain people, without them knowing that I am going out of my way to avoid them, then i'll give facebook a go...
    Your post made me smile, you have exactly the same reservations I had. (Although I was on Bebo, not myspace, which is infinitely less cool.)

    I hardly ever use my Facebook, and as such none of my friends take offence if I ignore their messages or never get around to accepting friend invitations! I tend to use it as a way of finding people and, well, groups like the one proposed here. You can set yourself to appear offline so that people aren't hassling you on chat, though if you do want to chat with someone then everyone will see that you're online and jump at you.

    I'd say it's worth having one. There's no need to get sucked in or spend less time getting to know someone in person. That said, you will lose your 'too cool for Facebook' status I do miss that...

    fagher, I have no idea how to set up a group, I assume it's pretty self explanatory though. Shall we go ahead and make one?
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    (Original post by KT9)
    Your post made me smile, you have exactly the same reservations I had. (Although I was on Bebo, not myspace, which is infinitely less cool.)

    I hardly ever use my Facebook, and as such none of my friends take offence if I ignore their messages or never get around to accepting friend invitations! I tend to use it as a way of finding people and, well, groups like the one proposed here. You can set yourself to appear offline so that people aren't hassling you on chat, though if you do want to chat with someone then everyone will see that you're online and jump at you.

    I'd say it's worth having one. There's no need to get sucked in or spend less time getting to know someone in person. That said, you will lose your 'too cool for Facebook' status I do miss that...

    fagher, I have no idea how to set up a group, I assume it's pretty self explanatory though. Shall we go ahead and make one?
    Yeah i dont mind.
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    (Original post by Girlproblems)
    STENTON!
    mackinder is like 90% international and second years, there are only 2 fresher blocks
    (feel free to add me on facebook if you want to be a bit nosey, i know i wanted to be last year)


    Oo super thankyou ! so you think maybe putting stenton as number one?what was it like on the first day im scared already!, I will do once ive activated mine again i got rid off it ages ago but really think I may get it back for uni stuff
    Ask away, i really really dont mind
    What do you exactly doo during freshers sounds a silly qu
    Also for me making friends was SO easy for a few reasons
    1) I had made myself known via facebook (yes that sounds really nerdy but im not)
    2) During freshers i talked to EVERYONE
    3) I joined a lot of societys

    but the first one is how i met a good 50 friends, basically me and another girl on here set up a facebook group and from then on I talked to people about general uni stuff for a few months when i got to uni i met them all. Had a relationship with one of them and am best friends with a few others
    So is startng too make friends before you go on facebook etc a good idea. Are you settled and happy there
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    Oh no it delted my whole post !
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    (Original post by fagher)
    Im coming from london, it only takes me an hour to get to reading. I think the facebook group will be awesome, im really up for it
    Im up forr it ! sounds a greaet idea too get too know each other before we go ?
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    (Original post by SillyMilly)
    So is startng too make friends before you go on facebook etc a good idea. Are you settled and happy there
    For me it was the best thing i could ever do, i knew 50+ people when i got there
    I felt like a already had best friends, i am still very very close with many of them
    Had a relationship with one them
    Thge good thing about it is that say you meet 20 people off facebook and get to know them, those 20 people might have like 6 flat mates,you then meet all their flat mates etc etc
    DO IT

    plus its good motivation

    And im SO happy and settled been at home 2 days now and miss my friends like crazyy
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    (Original post by KT9)
    Does anyone else think we should start a Facebook group then? My Facebook is gathering dust somewhere in a small, uninhabited corner of the internet at the moment but I'd be willing to dig it out and set up a group with someone...
    There's one already, I'm a member and have been for a few weeks but its gone a bit quiet
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/236251779804375/ for all the firmers
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    (Original post by mahjongmagic)
    There's one already, I'm a member and have been for a few weeks but its gone a bit quiet
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/236251779804375/ for all the firmers
    That makes life easier! I expect it will get busy after results day.
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    (Original post by KT9)
    That makes life easier! I expect it will get busy after results day.
    exactly! and its a better way for everyone to get to know each other.

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