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    (Original post by MissD)
    Yay!

    I firmed Essex for Biomed?
    Anyone else?

    (Original post by JoshMundy)
    I've accepted my unconditional offer to study Biomed... Can't wait I'm stuck on which accommodation to apply for. I really like the Quays and the Towers but I just can't make my mind up! Any advice guys?

    (Original post by neom)
    I did too!
    Yay! More Biomed people!

    I'm just waiting for my last choice to get back to me, but I shall my firming my unconditional offer from Essex
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    I might be a prospective student of Essex. - for Biomedical Science
    Does this course allow a year abroad/placement year?
    Could anyone describe the life , teaching , research , academic quality etc of Essex?
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    Everyone seems to be going in for Biomed !! No one for Advertising ??
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    hmm, i applied for computer science and after Essex has dropped in the tables i am having second thoughts, how can they be below hertfordshire? da *** happened?

    i have met the requirements, and thinking of applying to UEA.

    how can i get them to cancel so i can do clearing?
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    Mystro, you can only cancel after you receive your exam results in August.
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    aww thanks mate.
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    (Original post by Mystro)
    hmm, i applied for computer science and after Essex has dropped in the tables i am having second thoughts, how can they be below hertfordshire? da *** happened?

    i have met the requirements, and thinking of applying to UEA.

    how can i get them to cancel so i can do clearing?
    don't go by league table, so many things can affect those
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    (Original post by Mystro)
    hmm, i applied for computer science and after Essex has dropped in the tables i am having second thoughts, how can they be below hertfordshire? da *** happened?

    i have met the requirements, and thinking of applying to UEA.

    how can i get them to cancel so i can do clearing?
    Hiya. Also doing Computer Science I like how both that and Engineering is combined, should be fun stuff.

    Really? I don't think it's as bad, it's 20th on the 'Computer Science' league table as far as I know. Good luck in the future if you change your mind though, if not see you there.
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    (Original post by Unientry2012)
    Hiya. Also doing Computer Science I like how both that and Engineering is combined, should be fun stuff.

    Really? I don't think it's as bad, it's 20th on the 'Computer Science' league table as far as I know. Good luck in the future if you change your mind though, if not see you there.
    nah i decided its still all good, and i will learn Spanish at the same time

    hey mate hopefully i will see you there, i do have a conditional offer.. so i am a bit scared.

    good luck to you too
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    My advice to freshers about accom - stay in South Courts (if you can afford it) if not, South Towers (social life is better than in North towers)

    If you're staying anywhere other then South Towers, make friend with the people in South Towers and go to their parties. Just as much fun, and you dont have to deal with the mess in the morn and peoples sick in the shared bathrooms (there is only so much the cleaners will put up with.)

    Have fun, it's an amazing uni, you will love it! See you in Oct!!

    --- Any qus about the Eng Lit course or modules/ nightlife/ people ect. Just quote me -----
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    Just officially accepted my offer
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    Hey,
    I've firmed Sociology at Essex. Colchester campus
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    (Original post by Unientry2012)
    Hiya. Also doing Computer Science I like how both that and Engineering is combined, should be fun stuff.

    Really? I don't think it's as bad, it's 20th on the 'Computer Science' league table as far as I know. Good luck in the future if you change your mind though, if not see you there.
    Just to repeat that I also like the engineering combined bit which is one of the reasons it stood out for me compared to my other options.
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    (Original post by spasmos)
    My advice to freshers about accom - stay in South Courts (if you can afford it) if not, South Towers (social life is better than in North towers)
    Thats a bit subjected
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    (Original post by Mystro)
    hmm, i applied for computer science and after Essex has dropped in the tables i am having second thoughts, how can they be below hertfordshire? da *** happened?

    i have met the requirements, and thinking of applying to UEA.

    how can i get them to cancel so i can do clearing?
    Don't listen to the tables much. They're hugely flawed.

    Part of Essex's flaw is that it takes on a massive cohort of foreign students, especially for the sciences, who then never get back to the University to report their whereabouts. It just so happens, however, that the foreign students tend to be the best, for whatever reason; thus you have a massive chunk of your best students going missing.

    I can't say much for computer science, I just know it's a good department.
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    Thanks for the info guys Glad to see so many fellow Biomeds I've decided to go for south courts. Can't wait now soooooooo excited!
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    (Original post by CUFCDan)
    Don't listen to the tables much. They're hugely flawed.

    Part of Essex's flaw is that it takes on a massive cohort of foreign students, especially for the sciences, who then never get back to the University to report their whereabouts. It just so happens, however, that the foreign students tend to be the best, for whatever reason; thus you have a massive chunk of your best students going missing.

    I can't say much for computer science, I just know it's a good department.
    haha that's mental, loads of people coming on student visas then running off.

    when you think of Essex and UEA people say UEA is Great it should be in Russell group, people just say essex is all right,
    but ive decided to stay there, close to my house, great people, free language course, haven't applied for accommodation in UEA so it would be stressful, ill switch on second year
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    (Original post by Mystro)
    haha that's mental, loads of people coming on student visas then running off.

    when you think of Essex and UEA people say UEA is Great it should be in Russell group, people just say essex is all right,
    but ive decided to stay there, close to my house, great people, free language course, haven't applied for accommodation in UEA so it would be stressful, ill switch on second year
    I've not really heard anyone say that :P Anyway, it does depend on what you're gonna study. Certainly I think something like politics you'd be better off at Essex. Besides, I just googled the employment prospects of computer science - from UEA it's 55% in a grad job, Essex it's 75%. I don't pay a huge amount of attention to tables, but that's a large jump.

    And yeah, the free language courses they've just released is a huge bonus.
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    How long did it take to hear what accommodation you had been allocated? I applied for South Courts today and I have firmed an unconditional offer

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