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Imperial College UCAS Firm 2012

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    Woooh, more chemists!

    If anyone has any questions regarding the Chemistry department, fire away!
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    (Original post by latarontella)
    Hello! This is a thread if you are going to firm imperial. Just say what subject you want to study at imperial and your offer . I am going to read chemistry and have an offer of AAA.

    (Original post by ChemAddict)
    :hi:

    Fellow chemist here. Looking to firm atm, but waiting to see how my january exam goes before I decide
    Hey !! Another Chemist here who'll be firming Imperial !
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    (Original post by Ari Ben Canaan)
    Hey !! Another Chemist here who'll be firming Imperial !
    Nice one

    Did you apply last year??
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    (Original post by ChemAddict)
    Nice one

    Did you apply last year??
    Nope. I'm a first time applicant.

    Why would you think that ?
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    (Original post by Ari Ben Canaan)
    Nope. I'm a first time applicant.

    Why would you think that ?
    Ahh fairr, I thought I saw you on last years group too, might just be me though...
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    (Original post by ChemAddict)
    Ahh fairr, I thought I saw you on last years group too, might just be me though...
    Actually, I think you might be right... I did ask a few questions in some ICL group... Except I wasnt applying back then :P
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    (Original post by Cyco)
    Woooh, more chemists!

    If anyone has any questions regarding the Chemistry department, fire away!
    Hi, I want to know how's life at imperial! Haha not really about the Chemistry dept though.
    How many people are there admitted for Chemistry each year? Are the chemists a close-knit community?
    Which is the best hall to stay in, considering distance (from the chem lab/lecture halls) and facilities available. And, when it's time to move out in the 2nd year, is it hard to find accommodation in London?

    Thanks!!
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    (Original post by I'mBadAtMaths)
    Hey guys, well done on your offers. I'm at Imperial at the moment, first year biochem. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Oooh Yay! How is the course/how is life as a biochemist in Imperial? Are you having a good first year?
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    (Original post by Maite)
    Oooh Yay! How is the course/how is life as a biochemist in Imperial? Are you having a good first year?
    The course is very good and very interesting; the majority of lecturers are excellent and the general vibe in lectures is awesome (sounds weird, but it's true). First year is very enjoyable so far, whenever I mention to anyone I study at Imperial College, their reaction inflates my ego quite a bit, lolz

    I've got exams coming up in a few weeks, although i've just had a tutorial on exams and it seems reassuringly easy to do well. Good luck in your exams!
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    Hi, I'm firming for Biology!

    My offer is a 5 in AP Chemistry and a 4 in AP Calculus BC because I'm an international hipster and A levels are so mainstream.
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    (Original post by cantonicalls)
    Hi, I'm firming for Biology!

    My offer is a 5 in AP Chemistry and a 4 in AP Calculus BC because I'm an international hipster and A levels are so mainstream.
    Firming for biology too! I'm doing it with french though
    Joining you on the hipster front as I do IB and so my offer is 38 (6s in biology and chemistry), definitely agree there- A levels are SO mainstream
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    (Original post by chocolatesforever)
    Hi, I want to know how's life at imperial! Haha not really about the Chemistry dept though.
    How many people are there admitted for Chemistry each year? Are the chemists a close-knit community?
    Which is the best hall to stay in, considering distance (from the chem lab/lecture halls) and facilities available. And, when it's time to move out in the 2nd year, is it hard to find accommodation in London?

    Thanks!!
    The number of Chemistry freshers has been increasing every year or so, so I'd expect about 130/140 people as a sensible number - could be more, could be less. Chemists stick together (I could make a joke here about attractive forces holding us together, but I'm sure it would repel people from this thread) as most of each day is spent working together, and you get to know everyone really well. I guess it's the same in any department, tbh.

    As all the Chemistry-related areas you'll need to get to are all in the centre of campus (essentially) the nearer your Halls are to campus, the nearer you'll be to where you need to be. The closest halls are Southside, Eastside and Beit, and they're all close to Ethos (the gym) too. Coincidentally Southside, Eastside and Beit are the most expensive Halls to live in.

    Finding accommodation for 2nd year onwards can be a bit tricky, but there's lots of places (mainly around Fulham/Hammersmith (i.e. a 30/40 minute walk away)) to go for. It's always easier and cheaper to want to move in with a group of people you know, as well.
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    (Original post by Cyco)
    As all the Chemistry-related areas you'll need to get to are all in the centre of campus (essentially) the nearer your Halls are to campus, the nearer you'll be to where you need to be. The closest halls are Southside, Eastside and Beit, and they're all close to Ethos (the gym) too. Coincidentally Southside, Eastside and Beit are the most expensive Halls to live in.
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    Facebook group for all firmers:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/197209050356534/
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    AAA for Physics w/ Theoretical Physics MSci. :sexface:
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    (Original post by Cyco)
    The number of Chemistry freshers has been increasing every year or so, so I'd expect about 130/140 people as a sensible number - could be more, could be less. Chemists stick together (I could make a joke here about attractive forces holding us together, but I'm sure it would repel people from this thread) as most of each day is spent working together, and you get to know everyone really well. I guess it's the same in any department, tbh.

    As all the Chemistry-related areas you'll need to get to are all in the centre of campus (essentially) the nearer your Halls are to campus, the nearer you'll be to where you need to be. The closest halls are Southside, Eastside and Beit, and they're all close to Ethos (the gym) too. Coincidentally Southside, Eastside and Beit are the most expensive Halls to live in.

    Finding accommodation for 2nd year onwards can be a bit tricky, but there's lots of places (mainly around Fulham/Hammersmith (i.e. a 30/40 minute walk away)) to go for. It's always easier and cheaper to want to move in with a group of people you know, as well.
    Thanks! (:
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    Hey eveyone

    I've got an offer of AAA to study a Masters in chemistry with medicinal chemistry and a year in industry... so yeah, another chemist!
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    Offer for Physics with Theoretical (MSci) dunno whether i should firm or not, i hear the social life is quite boring...
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    (Original post by haibara ai)
    Hey eveyone

    I've got an offer of AAA to study a Masters in chemistry with medicinal chemistry and a year in industry... so yeah, another chemist!
    Welcome to the club :hello:

    You looked at accomodation yet?
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    (Original post by Jedbrien)
    Offer for Physics with Theoretical (MSci) dunno whether i should firm or not, i hear the social life is quite boring...
    hey congrads!!!! could you tell me how long have u been waitting after you submit your application?
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