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    Really? Wow! That’s not long! It’s so awkward to get to from Birmingham!
    I’m getting a lift from one of my parents; I couldn’t transport all my stuff on the train up there. :P
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    Sooooo... how did all us linguists do then!!
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    I got into Leeds Uni for Linguistics and Phonetics! I got BBB and my offer was ABB but they let me in anyways YAYAYAYY!!
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    WHO'S COMING TO UCL?! :woo:
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    (Original post by Lollyage)
    WHO'S COMING TO UCL?! :woo:
    MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:party:


    p.s LOVING the signature.
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    meee tooooooo ahhhh!!!!
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    (Original post by maaria16)
    meee tooooooo ahhhh!!!!
    YAY! which accommodation did you apply for?
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    (Original post by Farah-Lou)
    MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:party:


    p.s LOVING the signature.
    WOOOOO!! That makes 4 people I know on my course, and 4/25 isn't too bad
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    (Original post by anna258)
    I got into Leeds Uni for Linguistics and Phonetics! I got BBB and my offer was ABB but they let me in anyways YAYAYAYY!!
    Same course exciting!
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    Hi there, I'm a prospective 2013 applicant!
    Well done on all of your results!
    I was just wondering if anyone here could advise me on how to write a Linguistics personal statement - I know no one in real life who does it and English Language isn't offered at my school so the teachers don't know much about it either meaning I'm at a bit of a loss. (sorry, this isn't really the right thread for it but there are so few linguists around :no: )
    So any help would be really really appreciated. Congrats again on your acceptances!!
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    Do you think it'd put me at a disadvantage, applying for straight Linguistics (Q100) with no MFL qualifications?
    I don't even have a GCSE, only decided what I wanted to study in sixth form after doing English language a-level. I know they're not a formal requirement or anything, and the courses I've looked at haven't really mentioned MFLs at all, but I was just wondering whether it's something a "better" applicant for the subject would have. I'm aiming for quite good universities, too - Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield etc.
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    (Original post by Lollyage)
    WHO'S COMING TO UCL?! :woo:
    Me
    Have you got your accommodation yet?
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    (Original post by AmieS92)
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    Have you got your accommodation yet?
    i haven't got mine yet but have you? what was your first choice
    congratulations btw!
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    (Original post by AmieS92)
    Me
    Have you got your accommodation yet?
    Yes I am in Astor College How about you?
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    (Original post by Florence321)
    Hi there, I'm a prospective 2013 applicant!
    Well done on all of your results!
    I was just wondering if anyone here could advise me on how to write a Linguistics personal statement - I know no one in real life who does it and English Language isn't offered at my school so the teachers don't know much about it either meaning I'm at a bit of a loss. (sorry, this isn't really the right thread for it but there are so few linguists around :no: )
    So any help would be really really appreciated. Congrats again on your acceptances!!
    look into different bits of lingusitics e.g. sociolinguistics or neurolinguistics and include a reference to them in your PS cos it'll show your enthusiasm and how you have done research into the course! if you want I could mail you my short PS that leeds uni told me to write after I applied cos they gave me an offer! let me know xx
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    (Original post by Lollyage)
    WHO'S COMING TO UCL?! :woo:
    (Original post by Farah-Lou)
    MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:party:

    p.s LOVING the signature.
    (Original post by maaria16)
    meee tooooooo ahhhh!!!!
    Congrats guys, it's a great department. I graduated from it last year!
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    (Original post by Florence321)
    Hi there, I'm a prospective 2013 applicant!
    Well done on all of your results!
    I was just wondering if anyone here could advise me on how to write a Linguistics personal statement - I know no one in real life who does it and English Language isn't offered at my school so the teachers don't know much about it either meaning I'm at a bit of a loss. (sorry, this isn't really the right thread for it but there are so few linguists around :no: )
    So any help would be really really appreciated. Congrats again on your acceptances!!
    PM me if you would like advice on this.
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    (Original post by ktlaurenroe)
    Do you think it'd put me at a disadvantage, applying for straight Linguistics (Q100) with no MFL qualifications?
    I don't even have a GCSE, only decided what I wanted to study in sixth form after doing English language a-level. I know they're not a formal requirement or anything, and the courses I've looked at haven't really mentioned MFLs at all, but I was just wondering whether it's something a "better" applicant for the subject would have. I'm aiming for quite good universities, too - Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield etc.
    Depends on the department. If it is preferred or required, it will say so on each department's website. Newcastle and Manchester don't care. Sheffield expresses a preference for MFL or English Language, but then they don't offer a pure Linguistics degree.
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    (Original post by anna258)
    look into different bits of lingusitics e.g. sociolinguistics or neurolinguistics and include a reference to them in your PS cos it'll show your enthusiasm and how you have done research into the course! if you want I could mail you my short PS that leeds uni told me to write after I applied cos they gave me an offer! let me know xx
    Thanks! I'm reading a few David Crystal books so I'll try and talk about topics they cover then as well as some others hopefully. If you could PM it to me that would be really really great!!
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    (Original post by TurboCretin)
    Depends on the department. If it is preferred or required, it will say so on each department's website. Newcastle and Manchester don't care. Sheffield expresses a preference for MFL or English Language, but then they don't offer a pure Linguistics degree.
    Ohh good, thanks I have English Language a-level so I wasn't too concerned, but just checking.

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