Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Lancaster University Firmers 2012

Announcements Posted on
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Manitude)
    Bowland is probably the closest. Fydle and Furness are also really close. Technically I'm in grizedale, which was 5-10 minutes from lectures last year.

    And the reason that we probably don't show up in the lists is because we're not funded by the Student's Union, one of the few active societies on campus to take this stance. As a consequence we are not burdened by bureaucracy, or health and safety regulations. Also, membership is free and automatic for all physics students :cool:

    (This includes minors and Universe As An Art students for other people reading this who are considering taking a physics course as a minor)
    Could you tell me the difference between a superior ensuite and standard ensuite and which one to get?

    lol nice , also if you don't mind me asking which physics course do you do? I applied for physics and astrophysics with cosmology however I'm not much of a practical/lab person so I'm thinking of changing to Theoretical physics. Does the lab work contribute to the final grade and is the lab work hard? Would it also be possible to change from my chosen course to the Theoretical physics course?
    Sorry for all the questions, but thanks for your help
    • 11 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TLK)
    Could you tell me the difference between a superior ensuite and standard ensuite and which one to get?

    lol nice , also if you don't mind me asking which physics course do you do? I applied for physics and astrophysics with cosmology however I'm not much of a practical/lab person so I'm thinking of changing to Theoretical physics. Does the lab work contribute to the final grade and is the lab work hard? Would it also be possible to change from my chosen course to the Theoretical physics course?
    Sorry for all the questions, but thanks for your help
    I think the rooms in the superior are bigger, but I'm not sure - I didn't have ensuite in first year and only went to one basic ensuite room in bowland.

    I study straight Physics. In first year there are labs in second and third term which is three hours on one afternoon a week. Unless you do straight physics you don't do labs in second year. Third year has labs for some more degree schemes, but I gather that they are less practical than the stuff I do. First year labs are quite a lot harder than A level, but you'll get used to it eventually. It's very difficult to get above about 80% though (whereas in the lecture courses in first year it's very much possible to get 90% or more)
    First year doesn't count to your degree result, you just need to pass - though a good pass is obviously preferable!
    And it's perfectly possible to change courses, up until christmas of second year. After christmas second year the degree specific modules begin. Theoretical is damn hard though. I normally get good maths results, but I would probably struggle to pass theoretical if I actually had to do it myself.

    Don't worry about asking questions - it's good that you're interested!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Manitude)
    Bowland is probably the closest. Fydle and Furness are also really close. Technically I'm in grizedale, which was 5-10 minutes from lectures last year.

    And the reason that we probably don't show up in the lists is because we're not funded by the Student's Union, one of the few active societies on campus to take this stance. As a consequence we are not burdened by bureaucracy, or health and safety regulations. Also, membership is free and automatic for all physics students :cool:

    (This includes minors and Universe As An Art students for other people reading this who are considering taking a physics course as a minor)
    Im technically a firmer for Lancaster, im entering as a 2nd year via a route that doesnt include UCAS. Will be studying Physics, so will definately be up for the Physics society as my 2nd club/society

    Was wondering how close County Townhouses are to the dept? They are my first option for accommodation, i asked my sister who is in grizedale but she was very vague and just mentioned " top of the spine", which just went over my head.
    • 11 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by daviesblue)
    Im technically a firmer for Lancaster, im entering as a 2nd year via a route that doesnt include UCAS. Will be studying Physics, so will definately be up for the Physics society as my 2nd club/society

    Was wondering how close County Townhouses are to the dept? They are my first option for accommodation, i asked my sister who is in grizedale but she was very vague and just mentioned " top of the spine", which just went over my head.
    Top of the spine is a very good description to be honest, but only useful if you know where the spine is! It's maybe 5 minutes walk, ten if you're slow. So a few minutes less than grizedale townhouses where I was last year.

    However, lectures tend not to be in the physics department, it's mostly seminars in there, which almost all occur on fridays (and labs). This year (second year) virtually all of mine have been in fylde college, which is about three or four minutes from the physics department...so nearly ten minutes from the top end of county.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rachaelizabeth)
    That's a brilliant way to almost ensure a place at the university

    I'm hopefully going to be studying Maths so I'll see you in some lectures, considering taking Philosophy as my minor subject as well

    Best of luck.
    Cheers, you too
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Firmed Business Studies!
    Thinking superior en-suite at Grizedale or Lonsdale, though I havent't decided yet
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    If any of you are really into socialising then it is a known thing around Lancaster that the townhouses are the most social. These are located in Grizedale and County colleges.
    • Thread Starter
    • 8 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by IJC)
    If any of you are really into socialising then it is a known thing around Lancaster that the townhouses are the most social. These are located in Grizedale and County colleges.
    I was under the impression that it may be more difficult to be social with the people in your flat if in townhouses, as you are on 3 different levels. So you're less likely to just cross eachother in the corridor than you would be in a traditional cluster flat layout, all on one floor. Am I wrong though?
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rachaelizabeth)
    I was under the impression that it may be more difficult to be social with the people in your flat if in townhouses, as you are on 3 different levels. So you're less likely to just cross eachother in the corridor than you would be in a traditional cluster flat layout, all on one floor. Am I wrong though?
    From my friends who have lived in the townhouses, it seems like they have quite a friendly/homely atmosphere. My friends continued to live with their flatmates for the rest of their time at university [opting for two 6-bed houses next to each other lol]. The living room area, with patio doors, becomes a social hub.

    Plus, I suppose people tend to opt to stay in a townhouse because they want that social atmosphere, which in turns means they have a social atmosphere lol. Perhaps it is a case of chicken and egg...


    Personally, I wasn't attracted to them. I lived in a flat of four in first year, which was lovely as we all got on and used to go for meals and nights out together. There was only one other fresher flat in the building, so we would often go out as a big group, without having to share a kitchen with 11 other people lol. Second year, I was in a flat of five and again that became a little family-hub. Just the right sort of size, for me at least... After all, you make loads of friends outside your flat/accommodation, so being in a smaller flat doesn't become a disadvantage.
    • Thread Starter
    • 8 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by affinity89)
    From my friends who have lived in the townhouses, it seems like they have quite a friendly/homely atmosphere. My friends continued to live with their flatmates for the rest of their time at university [opting for two 6-bed houses next to each other lol]. The living room area, with patio doors, becomes a social hub.

    Plus, I suppose people tend to opt to stay in a townhouse because they want that social atmosphere, which in turns means they have a social atmosphere lol. Perhaps it is a case of chicken and egg...


    Personally, I wasn't attracted to them. I lived in a flat of four in first year, which was lovely as we all got on and used to go for meals and nights out together. There was only one other fresher flat in the building, so we would often go out as a big group, without having to share a kitchen with 11 other people lol. Second year, I was in a flat of five and again that became a little family-hub. Just the right sort of size, for me at least... After all, you make loads of friends outside your flat/accommodation, so being in a smaller flat doesn't become a disadvantage.
    I looked round the townhouses on the open day last September, and became rather attached to them and at that time the weekly payment was approx. £90. But now they're £102 so I'm thinking of the county main superior standard accommodation instead. Between 8 and 13 share, and it also has a sofa living room area, so do you think this type of flat would be equally social?

    I'm terrified of ending up in a flat with quiet people that don't want to do much because I'm the type of person that has to do something or at least have a lazy day WITH other people, every day or else I'll get really bored :')

    Thanks in advance. And thanks ever so much for all of the informative posts you've left on the Lancaster forum, you're definitely one of the most helpful people on here!
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rachaelizabeth)
    I looked round the townhouses on the open day last September, and became rather attached to them and at that time the weekly payment was approx. £90. But now they're £102 so I'm thinking of the county main superior standard accommodation instead. Between 8 and 13 share, and it also has a sofa living room area, so do you think this type of flat would be equally social?

    I'm terrified of ending up in a flat with quiet people that don't want to do much because I'm the type of person that has to do something or at least have a lazy day WITH other people, every day or else I'll get really bored :')

    Thanks in advance. And thanks ever so much for all of the informative posts you've left on the Lancaster forum, you're definitely one of the most helpful people on here!
    I don't see why the county standard flats would be any less social. Again, you pay a little extra to have the social/sofa area and so I'd imagine people would pick it because they want that social atmosphere.

    You'd have hated my 3rd year flat. Five people. One was always at home home [a really close friend of mine - known her since I was 10 - but she was only at uni two days a week lol], one was always in bed and the other two were international freshers who didn't seem to leave their rooms at all. I found it a bit quiet, but it didn't bother me too much. I was out a lot [as I had a job in Morecambe] and it was good to have peace and quiet when trying to get work done.

    As mentioned, don't panic if you are placed with quieter people. Freshers week is a great opportunity to meet different people. Ditto societies and your courses. You'll definitely find people you get on well with.
    • Thread Starter
    • 8 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by affinity89)
    I don't see why the county standard flats would be any less social. Again, you pay a little extra to have the social/sofa area and so I'd imagine people would pick it because they want that social atmosphere.

    You'd have hated my 3rd year flat. Five people. One was always at home home [a really close friend of mine - known her since I was 10 - but she was only at uni two days a week lol], one was always in bed and the other two were international freshers who didn't seem to leave their rooms at all. I found it a bit quiet, but it didn't bother me too much. I was out a lot [as I had a job in Morecambe] and it was good to have peace and quiet when trying to get work done.

    As mentioned, don't panic if you are placed with quieter people. Freshers week is a great opportunity to meet different people. Ditto societies and your courses. You'll definitely find people you get on well with.
    Your third year flat sounds quite honestly like my worst nightmare! But I guess there is the upside of being able to work in peace and quiet when needed, which would probably benefit me actually because I'm very easily distracted

    And yeah that's true. I keep forgetting about societies. Do you know of any webpage where I can find out all of the existing societies? And how much do they usually cost to join?

    I also keep forgetting that I have to choose a minor subject. I have no idea what to do, as my interests other than Mathematics (my degree subject) are not offered as minor courses! But hopefully I'll think of something.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    One of the reasons i am choosing townhouse is for the social benefits. With so many people, theres always likely to be someone doing something so il always have options of either going out, or staying in being lazy with everyone. Plus with only 4 people on each floor, if i want to stay away working, im less likely to have people always on my floor.

    Superior en-suite was my first option, but for the price im barely going to spend 10 minutes a day in the bathroom, so townhouse feels relatively cheap for me.
    • 5 followers
    Online

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by daviesblue)
    Superior en-suite was my first option, but for the price im barely going to spend 10 minutes a day in the bathroom, so townhouse feels relatively cheap for me.
    Yeah, I am in a townhouse and this was one of the main reasons I got a townhouse instead of an en-suite. A bathroom between two means that you can pretty much have it whenever you want. The only time I couldn't get the bathroom was the time my flatmate fell asleep on the floor lol.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rachaelizabeth)
    I was under the impression that it may be more difficult to be social with the people in your flat if in townhouses, as you are on 3 different levels. So you're less likely to just cross eachother in the corridor than you would be in a traditional cluster flat layout, all on one floor. Am I wrong though?
    quite the opposite. no one really socialises on their floors and everyone comes down to the living area to hang out. the benefits are that if you are bored from studying, you can just come down stairs and there will be always someone there. it also means that out of 12 people it is very likely that you will find someone in your house to go out with that night if you feel up for it.

    it is also worth mentioning that you will normally become very close to the townhouses on either side of your own hence creating that social atmosphere. expect many parties
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rachaelizabeth)

    And yeah that's true. I keep forgetting about societies. Do you know of any webpage where I can find out all of the existing societies? And how much do they usually cost to join?
    *cough* Table Tennis *cough*

    http://activities.lusu.co.uk/list/

    And I don't think that's all of them.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Davott)
    *cough* Table Tennis *cough*

    http://activities.lusu.co.uk/list/

    And I don't think that's all of them.
    heyy i play table tennis lol, been lancashire champ for 4 years running :P
    • Thread Starter
    • 8 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Davott)
    *cough* Table Tennis *cough*

    http://activities.lusu.co.uk/list/

    And I don't think that's all of them.
    Thanks very much for your help
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Vistlair)
    heyy i play table tennis lol, been lancashire champ for 4 years running :P
    Good man.

    Now, please get the grades you need to get in! We have a really good Table Tennis team with a great group of people for a relatively small University . Keep an eye on http://tabletennis.lusu.co.uk/ as I will be updating it over the next few weeks to have all the latest information on it. If you have any questions, I am the person to direct them too as President of the club. I look forward to seeing you join the club next year!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Firmed Lancaster two days ago!
    Studying BSc Computer Science but want to upgrade it to the MSc with a Year in Industry!

    Not sure about college yet
    Would be good to get to know people before going

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: September 25, 2012
New on TSR

Find out what year 11 is like

Going into year 11? Students who did it last year share what to expect.

Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.