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    (Original post by tooosh)
    Can you change your payment method for halls? My offer will go soon and my student account isn't set up yet (Co-op taking the piss) so I'm thinking of just putting my mum's credit card down and setting up a direct debit when I get my account details, is this allowed? You mentioned that you can change the card but nothing about changing the actual method :confused:

    Also you can choose options by going on sussed, the resources tab, your personal information and then optional module choice.
    Yes, you can. As the amount won't be deducted until the first instalment in October.

    Ah, thank you! *added to FAQ*
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    (Original post by unamed)
    Yes, you can. As the amount won't be deducted until the first instalment in October.

    Ah, thank you! *added to FAQ*
    Is there any way to see what method you provided. I can't remember as I have a couple of accounts and obviously need to make sure I leave the money in the right place to be taken.
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    (Original post by alibee)
    Is there any way to see what method you provided. I can't remember as I have a couple of accounts and obviously need to make sure I leave the money in the right place to be taken.
    Really useful that the confirmation email doesn't say. Suggest you phone the Student Services Centre to clarify.
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    (Original post by alibee)
    Is there any way to see what method you provided. I can't remember as I have a couple of accounts and obviously need to make sure I leave the money in the right place to be taken.
    As glf2110 said, phone up SSC or email them.
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    does Southampton send out acknowledgement letters to applicants?
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    If i remember rightly they did, but not 100%
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    (Original post by fox1993)
    If i remember rightly they did, but not 100%
    thanks! do they give unconditional offers?
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    yh they do but you have to have the entry requirement first before they give u an unconditional offer
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    (Original post by desy.kris)
    thanks! do they give unconditional offers?

    (Original post by fox1993)
    yh they do but you have to have the entry requirement first before they give u an unconditional offer
    And subject to interview, satisfactory CRB and Occupational Health etc.
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    (Original post by fox1993)
    yh they do but you have to have the entry requirement first before they give u an unconditional offer
    (Original post by glf2110)
    And subject to interview, satisfactory CRB and Occupational Health etc.
    okay.. thanks guys. do they interview international applicants though? :/
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    (Original post by desy.kris)
    okay.. thanks guys. do they interview international applicants though? :/
    It depends on your course - if it's Medicine, yes, if not, no. (Or at the discretion of the department, ECS doesn't.)
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    (Original post by unamed)
    It depends on your course - if it's Medicine, yes, if not, no. (Or at the discretion of the department, ECS doesn't.)
    ah I think my department is called ECS... I'm applying for Computer Science
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    (Original post by desy.kris)
    ah I think my department is called ECS... I'm applying for Computer Science
    Yep, that's ECS. You'll love it, I'm sure.
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    (Original post by unamed)
    Yep, that's ECS. You'll love it, I'm sure.
    I guess so! are you in a similar course with what I'm applying for? how do you like it there?
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    (Original post by desy.kris)
    okay.. thanks guys. do they interview international applicants though? :/
    Our conditions were for Nursing courses. Yours will be different.
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    (Original post by desy.kris)
    I guess so! are you in a similar course with what I'm applying for? how do you like it there?
    I'm doing electronic engineering. `
    I love it, and I'm sure you will too.
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    (Original post by desy.kris)
    ah I think my department is called ECS... I'm applying for Computer Science
    Just a little tip, they say they'll teach you from scratch and they assume everyone starts out knowing nothing but that's not true. The people I know with no programming experience are struggling quite a bit, so even if it's learning something like Visual Basic, get some programming experience!
    If I were you I'd just jump straight into learning Java. Whatever you choose, there's a lot of resources on the net.
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    (Original post by tooosh)
    Just a little tip, they say they'll teach you from scratch and they assume everyone starts out knowing nothing but that's not true. The people I know with no programming experience are struggling quite a bit, so even if it's learning something like Visual Basic, get some programming experience!
    If I were you I'd just jump straight into learning Java. Whatever you choose, there's a lot of resources on the net.
    thanks for the tips, I'm already familiar with VB I learnt it for a year in middle school, and self taught it further last summer break. I don't dare self teaching Java though haha because people say it's difficult! and I really don't have the time for it :/ ugh I wish I wasn't in IB...

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