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    (Original post by mezlande)
    That sounds more my style... its the only one I haven't looked at and I refuse to firm it until I do I can't make the open day, but I'm going to visit soon with a friend. I really want to maximise my time there, see the places that are a big part of student life and not necessarily touristy... Just wondering whether you had any recommendations? Or is there anything you really think is worth seeing? ...The St A guide seems to be uber geared towards visiting parents, if you see what I mean.
    Welll..... the different coffee shops are always a good place to start. Seems that's where most people seem to hang out if they don't spend their whole day on North Haugh like I do (it's a bit out of the main town/university area).
    But definitely try and get in to see the department. You can usually get someone to help with that by emailing someone. And consider wandering into the Union, which during daytime is fairly easy as they don't check ID or if your a student during the day. And if you can get in to the main library, that's a good place to see, since if you do anything besides physics and maths, you'll probably spend a lot of time there.
    But yeah, if you want to see a bit more of the uni, then look here for more tips generally.
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    (Original post by Neofytos)
    THATS IT ! I HAVE DECIDED !

    I will reject Imperial to come to St Andrews !
    Congrats. Which subject?
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    I'll repeat my question from the other day, please could someone be merciful enough to answer it for me?:

    I was accepted to St. A a while ago and since then I've firmed it. At this stage, what should I be doing, or what could I do to make the process easier?
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    (Original post by Usernameitis)
    I'll repeat my question from the other day, please could someone be merciful enough to answer it for me?:

    I was accepted to St. A a while ago and since then I've firmed it. At this stage, what should I be doing, or what could I do to make the process easier?
    There's some info here, but atm there's not really anything you have to do except apply for accomodation: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studenthandbook/advising/
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    (Original post by Chuck Norris)
    Congrats. Which subject?
    Hey
    Computer Science..
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    (Original post by Neofytos)
    Hey
    Computer Science..
    No way, Me too!
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    (Original post by michi89_1)
    How long does it take to hear back from the admission team with the status: "ACADEMIC DECISION HAS BEEN MADE". Is it a good or bad sign that it only took them 48 hours from decision panel to decision has been made? :s
    Cheers
    Anyone?
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    (Original post by michi89_1)
    Anyone?
    Sorry, we're mostly undergrads. Good luck!
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    (Original post by Helsy)
    Welll..... the different coffee shops are always a good place to start. Seems that's where most people seem to hang out if they don't spend their whole day on North Haugh like I do (it's a bit out of the main town/university area).
    But definitely try and get in to see the department. You can usually get someone to help with that by emailing someone. And consider wandering into the Union, which during daytime is fairly easy as they don't check ID or if your a student during the day. And if you can get in to the main library, that's a good place to see, since if you do anything besides physics and maths, you'll probably spend a lot of time there.
    But yeah, if you want to see a bit more of the uni, then look here for more tips generally.
    Thanks! That's great advice, especially about the union :P How come physics and maths don't? And what's the deal with the library/ies now because I heard that they were awful but someone told me it's just been renovated or something. Yeah, I'm torn between booking one of those visiting days or just touring myself and emailing directly to get a Q&A with a member of academic staff Tbh I just want to see the beach ...
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    (Original post by Helsy)
    Wow! It took me weeks to pluck up the courage to make my final decision (though it was obviously going to be St Andrews) and even then I had my Dad double check the UCAs response form before I confirmed it, to make sure I'd not accidentally turned down St Andrews.

    Hope to see you around next year then!! Good luck with all the exams!
    Haha, well after nearly 6 months, I couldn't wait to firm St. Andrews! I would have firmed it sooner if I'd had my laptop with me. I did double check about 50 times before sending it off though!
    Thanks
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    (Original post by mezlande)
    Thanks! That's great advice, especially about the union :P How come physics and maths don't? And what's the deal with the library/ies now because I heard that they were awful but someone told me it's just been renovated or something. Yeah, I'm torn between booking one of those visiting days or just touring myself and emailing directly to get a Q&A with a member of academic staff Tbh I just want to see the beach ...
    The Physics and Maths departments have their own separate library in the Physics building. And basically everything we need is right there. But I do know a few people who like to work in the main library sometimes.
    And yes, they're in the process of being renovated. They usually do the serious stuff over the summer though, since there's less people using the building then.

    Ah, but which beach...? There are two big ones, personally I prefer West Sands. Only because it's the closest probably...

    And you can just email the main recruitment officer in the department, and either they'll be happy to take you around or can arrange someone else to do it. I've seen people taken around Physics on random days. (We sometimes like to joke that we should run up to them and tell them to run away whilst they still can.... )
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    (Original post by Helsy)
    The Physics and Maths departments have their own separate library in the Physics building. And basically everything we need is right there. But I do know a few people who like to work in the main library sometimes.
    And yes, they're in the process of being renovated. They usually do the serious stuff over the summer though, since there's less people using the building then.

    Ah, but which beach...? There are two big ones, personally I prefer West Sands. Only because it's the closest probably...

    And you can just email the main recruitment officer in the department, and either they'll be happy to take you around or can arrange someone else to do it. I've seen people taken around Physics on random days. (We sometimes like to joke that we should run up to them and tell them to run away whilst they still can.... )
    Ahh no fair! I'm so looking forward to the library now though, shame it's not 24h. I was thinking East Sands but hey, if West is closer and just as good then I might give it a go. Yeah I think that's what I'd like to do.. If you guys did that to me, it'd probably work in the unis favour .. I'm weird like that, I'm rejecting Bath on the notion that it has the lowest crime rate in Britain, personally I find that a bit boring :P
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    (Original post by mezlande)
    Ahh no fair! I'm so looking forward to the library now though, shame it's not 24h. I was thinking East Sands but hey, if West is closer and just as good then I might give it a go. Yeah I think that's what I'd like to do.. If you guys did that to me, it'd probably work in the unis favour .. I'm weird like that, I'm rejecting Bath on the notion that it has the lowest crime rate in Britain, personally I find that a bit boring :P
    Yeah, me too, I can't stand it when a place starts being 'safe' and a 'friendly environment'. I just wouldn't feel comfortable learning in a town without a crime problem.
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    (Original post by Chuck Norris)
    Yeah, me too, I can't stand it when a place starts being 'safe' and a 'friendly environment'. I just wouldn't feel comfortable learning in a town without a crime problem.
    I just mean that coming from a place that is 'safe' and a 'friendly environment', and baring in mind that I would like to move to a more exciting, diverse area (work oppertunities yada yada...), I would like study in a university that prepared me for that also. Saying that, St Andrews is a complete bubble, but from what I gather, increadibly active and full of all sorts of eccentric people(?)
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    Uhhh so just firmed my offer
    I really can't wait for september to roll around.
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    (Original post by mezlande)
    I just mean that coming from a place that is 'safe' and a 'friendly environment', and baring in mind that I would like to move to a more exciting, diverse area (work oppertunities yada yada...), I would like study in a university that prepared me for that also. Saying that, St Andrews is a complete bubble, but from what I gather, increadibly active and full of all sorts of eccentric people(?)
    I get what you're saying, I was just joking. It sounded a bit wierd at first is all. I can totally appreciate wanting to escape your own comfort zone.
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    Who else just CAN'T WAIT?

    Has anybody chosen the other subjects they want to do for their sub-honours? I'm thinking definitely Latin but I'm not sure about the other, to go with Mediaeval History...the others on the course of which I have yet to meet! There are only 30 of us apparently so if there IS anybody else out there then please PM me

    When do we receive our iSaint logins? Anybody know?
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    (Original post by Chibelta)
    Who else just CAN'T WAIT?
    ME!

    Although i'm a little disappointed that Geology and Physics in first year clash, going to have to find a different subject now...
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    (Original post by Evan7788)
    ME!

    Although i'm a little disappointed that Geology and Physics in first year clash, going to have to find a different subject now...
    Me too!

    Where can you check if they clash?
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    (Original post by perlsh)
    Me too!

    Where can you check if they clash?
    I'm not sure as i was told this at the geology open day

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