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    Can you do capoeira in Cambridge?
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    I've read that a lot of May Balls and other events have a Black Tie dress code, and it's generally worth having a dress suit for Cambridge. Question: If I've got a cheap one (I'm thinking George at Asda) nobody will care, right? I'm (probably) getting it for another event which really won't be fussy, but just checking it would get me in to stuff even when the guys at the door are likely to know a good suit from a bad one...
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    (Original post by Aesc)
    I've read that a lot of May Balls and other events have a Black Tie dress code, and it's generally worth having a dress suit for Cambridge. Question: If I've got a cheap one (I'm thinking George at Asda) nobody will care, right? I'm (probably) getting it for another event which really won't be fussy, but just checking it would get me in to stuff even when the guys at the door are likely to know a good suit from a bad one...
    lol cheap ones are fine.
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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    lol cheap ones are fine.
    Good I'd rather get a nice one, but my parents reckon after a year or two of uni life I won't be the same size and it'll be a waste :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Aesc)
    Good I'd rather get a nice one, but my parents reckon after a year or two of uni life I won't be the same size and it'll be a waste :rolleyes:
    The general level of alcohol consumption at many cambridge black tie events mean that having a very expensive suit is almost unadvisable.
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    The general level of alcohol consumption at many cambridge black tie events mean that having a very expensive suit is almost unadvisable.
    Awesome.
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    Considering the workload, do Cambridge students get time to go home at the weekends? My mum is freaking out at the prospect of not seeing me for 8 weeks (also, I'm the only person at home that cooks: I don't want my family to starve). Do you think going home maybe 3 weeks in to term for the weekend, and then getting a visit 3 weeks after would be a decent sort of possibility?
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    (Original post by katieburns92)
    Considering the workload, do Cambridge students get time to go home at the weekends? My mum is freaking out at the prospect of not seeing me for 8 weeks (also, I'm the only person at home that cooks: I don't want my family to starve). Do you think going home maybe 3 weeks in to term for the weekend, and then getting a visit 3 weeks after would be a decent sort of possibility?
    It depends on your subject, supervisors, etc. Personally I was able to go home a few times a term to watch the football (I have a season ticket) without any problem.
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    It depends on your subject, supervisors, etc. Personally I was able to go home a few times a term to watch the football (I have a season ticket) without any problem.
    Well, I'm doing PPS....don't suppose you know if that's on of the more work-intense subjects or not?
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    (Original post by katieburns92)
    Well, I'm doing PPS....don't suppose you know if that's on of the more work-intense subjects or not?
    I imagine you'll be fine - I think you get deadlines in advance so you can plan your work around it, and if all else fails you can always take work home. (P.S. It might help to start teaching your family to cook now so that they'll be competent by the time you leave!)
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    (Original post by Aesc)
    I've read that a lot of May Balls and other events have a Black Tie dress code, and it's generally worth having a dress suit for Cambridge. Question: If I've got a cheap one (I'm thinking George at Asda) nobody will care, right? I'm (probably) getting it for another event which really won't be fussy, but just checking it would get me in to stuff even when the guys at the door are likely to know a good suit from a bad one...
    Nobody cares, I can say from experience - I took a bus out to Bar Hill and got my black tie outfit for less than £40 the night before the first dinner I needed it for, because no-one had bothered to tell me the event was black tie...

    I've been using it ever since and no-one's ever given me any trouble, or frankly even noticed.
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    (Original post by katieburns92)
    Well, I'm doing PPS....don't suppose you know if that's on of the more work-intense subjects or not?
    You should be fine.
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    What's the accommodation like at Downing College and are there en-suites for first years?
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    About ums scores... Do i only have to send those that count towards my a2s and ases? If i have done full a-level in a year and i can use my m2 and s1 grades (because they have higher score) towards my final grade would i have to include other units which i haven't done so well on (s2 in particular), implying i want to do economics?
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    (Original post by soempty)
    About ums scores... Do i only have to send those that count towards my a2s and ases? If i have done full a-level in a year and i can use my m2 and s1 grades (because they have higher score) towards my final grade would i have to include other units which i haven't done so well on (s2 in particular), implying i want to do economics?
    When I applied (2008 cycle) you were required to submit UMS for all the modules you had taken, regardless of whether or not you have certificated (or plan to certificate) them.
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    When I applied (2008 cycle) you were required to submit UMS for all the modules you had taken, regardless of whether or not you have certificated (or plan to certificate) them.
    That sucks...
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    Are the seats in the eating/lunch area comfortable?

    Thank you in advance.
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    (Original post by cyfer)
    Are the seats in the eating/lunch area comfortable?

    Thank you in advance.
    :lolwut: any specific college or department? Whenever I've been to Cambridge I've been very comfortable when eating
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    :lolwut: any specific college or department? Whenever I've been to Cambridge I've been very comfortable when eating
    Trinity college specifically, sorry I forgot to mention it!

    Many thanks for your reply.
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    (Original post by cyfer)
    Trinity college specifically, sorry I forgot to mention it!

    Many thanks for your reply.
    Ive eaten at trinity and as far as I remember, yes it's fine, tbh I don't gunk it's something to worry about haha

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