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    (Original post by letsdothetimewarpagain)
    Applying for History and Politics. It was a bit of a last minute choice but it's really growing on me. No idea where I'm placing them all just yet :ninja:
    I'm a first year doing History and Politics so if you have any Qs I'd be happy to answer!

    Only in my third week obviously but I've done a far bit already!
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    *cough* Annnnd we have a Glee society *cough* And I'm planning on starting a musical theatre society as soon as I figure out how to run one...
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    (Original post by Nut.)
    I'm a first year doing History and Politics so if you have any Qs I'd be happy to answer!

    Only in my third week obviously but I've done a far bit already!
    One main question, is there much flexibility in the first year? I can never really tell from the online stuff and haven't been able to make it to an open day where they normally explain these things :o:
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    (Original post by letsdothetimewarpagain)
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    One main question, is there much flexibility in the first year? I can never really tell from the online stuff and haven't been able to make it to an open day where they normally explain these things :o:
    Well, I'm currently doing 3 modules, and I'll do another 3 in the term after Christmas. At the moment I'm doing two history and one politics. Two of my modules (Social and Political Theory, and Intro to Modern History) were compulsory for the first term, and the third module I chose (from Medieval History or Early Modern Studies).

    Each module is assessed by two essays (so six in total) and you get to choose which question you answer. For Modern History I have a choice of 35 essays, for Social and Political Theory I have a choice of 10, but the topics are all really varied. If you prefer economic history, or social history or whatever, you can choose a question to do with that, so in that sense it is flexible.

    Each module has 2 lectures and 1 seminar a week (so a 9 hour week) and you are given stuff to read in advance of the seminars so that it can be discussed and knowledge from the lectures is built on. Each week deals with a different area of history or a different political figure, so a wide overview is built up, and if you're interested in a particular event or person you can go away and read a book about it after being taught the basics.

    The suggested reading lists are extensive. There are probably around 300 or 400 books in total that are recommended, so you really can read about whatever interests you.

    All of the lecturers and seminar leaders I've met so far have all been really nice and really enthusiastic, which I love. At sixth form I think it's easy for teachers to get jaded and bored of the curriculum, but these guys (and gals) all seem really motivated and interested in their subject.
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    Got my acknowledgement email today.
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    Got my acknowledgement email today.
    Glad to see you decided to reapply. For straight English again?
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Glad to see you decided to reapply. For straight English again?
    Last year it was English and Creative Writing; this year it's straight English. Fingers crossed, I guess...
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    Last year it was English and Creative Writing; this year it's straight English. Fingers crossed, I guess...
    Ah I see, yes English & CW is very competitive at UEA. Good luck.
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    Last year it was English and Creative Writing; this year it's straight English. Fingers crossed, I guess...
    Good luck! :hugs:
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    (Original post by Nut.)
    Well, I'm currently doing 3 modules, and I'll do another 3 in the term after Christmas. At the moment I'm doing two history and one politics. Two of my modules (Social and Political Theory, and Intro to Modern History) were compulsory for the first term, and the third module I chose (from Medieval History or Early Modern Studies).

    Each module is assessed by two essays (so six in total) and you get to choose which question you answer. For Modern History I have a choice of 35 essays, for Social and Political Theory I have a choice of 10, but the topics are all really varied. If you prefer economic history, or social history or whatever, you can choose a question to do with that, so in that sense it is flexible.

    Each module has 2 lectures and 1 seminar a week (so a 9 hour week) and you are given stuff to read in advance of the seminars so that it can be discussed and knowledge from the lectures is built on. Each week deals with a different area of history or a different political figure, so a wide overview is built up, and if you're interested in a particular event or person you can go away and read a book about it after being taught the basics.

    The suggested reading lists are extensive. There are probably around 300 or 400 books in total that are recommended, so you really can read about whatever interests you.

    All of the lecturers and seminar leaders I've met so far have all been really nice and really enthusiastic, which I love. At sixth form I think it's easy for teachers to get jaded and bored of the curriculum, but these guys (and gals) all seem really motivated and interested in their subject.
    Thanks for that, it's really useful to hear it from someone who is actually there

    AND I just got an offer :woo:
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    (Original post by letsdothetimewarpagain)
    Thanks for that, it's really useful to hear it from someone who is actually there

    AND I just got an offer :woo:
    I just got my offer from UEA as well im so happy!
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    (Original post by grooveshoeshine)
    I just got my offer from UEA as well im so happy!
    Didn't know what a relief it would be to be going to uni in september

    What did you apply for?
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Ah I see, yes English & CW is very competitive at UEA. Good luck.
    Thank you.

    (Original post by diamonddust)
    Good luck! :hugs:
    Thanks. How are you finding the course (and UEA)?
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    (Original post by grooveshoeshine)
    I just got my offer from UEA as well im so happy!
    :five: What course?!
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    Anyone know how competitive Maths is? They require AAB but Im around the ABB mark :l
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    (Original post by letsdothetimewarpagain)
    Didn't know what a relief it would be to be going to uni in september

    What did you apply for?
    Biomedicine, got the standard ABB offer.

    I retook year 12 as well, because I was ill so I was worried I wouldn't get an offer from anywhere, so to get one straight from UEA was just amazing
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    :five: What course?!
    biomedicine
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    (Original post by grooveshoeshine)
    Biomedicine, got the standard ABB offer.

    I retook year 12 as well, because I was ill so I was worried I wouldn't get an offer from anywhere, so to get one straight from UEA was just amazing
    Yay

    Join me in http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1#post34432311 so I'm not a loner :ninja:
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    They're definitely going down as my insurance choice (pending offer of course), applying for politics. The place seems really awesome, good fun.
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    (Original post by letsdothetimewarpagain)
    Applying for History and Politics. It was a bit of a last minute choice but it's really growing on me. No idea where I'm placing them all just yet :ninja:
    did i read your signature right, you've already got a UEA offer? when did you send your UCAS?

    (Original post by grooveshoeshine)
    I just got my offer from UEA as well im so happy!
    well done (; when did you send your UCAS?
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    (Original post by emmakh123)
    did i read your signature right, you've already got a UEA offer? when did you send your UCAS?
    Yep, got it an hour ago sent it on the 20th Sept
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