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    Regend!! Howz it going??

    All you new broadgaters - Im your president for the next year and my name is Duncan. Hope you're all looking forward to BGP and week one - we've got a corker lined up for you!

    If u want more info, look at www.broadgatepark.co.uk , you can meet the BPRA and check out the forum, just make sure u register with the email address u check most often!

    Any questions, post here, the broadgate forum, or pm me, reg or sim, between us we can usually sort you out!

    See u on a few weeks!!
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    Hi Dunky,

    Whats the deal with Postgrads at broadgate, are they part of the 'community' too, or are there separate events/parties held for them?

    Thanks.
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    Of course they are! The major problem we have at the minute is there's no Postgrad rep on te commitee, which does make it a little difficult to integrate people, but with the elections in october hopefully filling that position. In week one we havent put anything on for postgrads, but I believe the PGSA has. Throughout the year, ANY resident of broadgate is welcome at ANY of the parties/events
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    (Original post by dunkymunky)
    Of course they are! The major problem we have at the minute is there's no Postgrad rep on te commitee, which does make it a little difficult to integrate people, but with the elections in october hopefully filling that position. In week one we havent put anything on for postgrads, but I believe the PGSA has. Throughout the year, ANY resident of broadgate is welcome at ANY of the parties/events
    Thanks Dunku.

    Are PostGrads allowed to attend Week One events??
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    Not the one's for Freshers, no.

    The PGSA organise events specifically for PG's
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    What is the name of the block you've been put in?
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    Turnpike village? Where is that?? lol! Is it part of Raleigh, Im pretty sure its not part of Broadgate (correct meif Im wrong Sim, Reg or anyone!)
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    (Original post by dunkymunky)
    Turnpike village? Where is that?? lol! Is it part of Raleigh, Im pretty sure its not part of Broadgate (correct meif Im wrong Sim, Reg or anyone!)
    it is, I remember seeing it on an old map of campus when I was looking round in summer 2003
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    Hmm, then I shall consult the oracle on this matter and get back to you
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    They must have told you which block you're in otherwise how will you know where to sleep?

    It'll be a tree/plant name like Laurels or Hazels.

    When UPP took over they re-named the whole of BGP, and the Uni don't tend to use the new names.
    Turnpike Village is the name for the main bit of BGP around the BGP Centre/Offices.

    Now if only Dunc would put a map on the website, I could show you where I mean...
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    Right, Ok. I think that they're all in the newest blocks.

    Dunc, sort the map out please ...you've taken down the old one, so it can't be linked to.
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    Hmm, okay, okay, I'll sort the map. I was waiting for Steve to get back to me regarding tutors Sim, so I could tell people who their tutors are as well as where they live, but alas, still no word from Steve
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    (Original post by dunkymunky)
    still no word from Steve
    Well there's a suprise.:rolleyes:
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    Oh no! Im a first year undergrad and have been offered an ensuite studio at broadgate park. Reading these posts im worried ill be the only undergrad amoungst all the postgrads! Are any other undergrads going to be living in a studio this year? I guess it will be harder to mix and socialise because im not sharing a kitchen but hopefully I wont be completely outcast and lonley! Party in my room!!
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    Is Mr. Greedy the warden again this year? Agh, can't stand that man!
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    (Original post by The Regend)
    Is Mr. Greedy the warden again this year? Agh, can't stand that man!
    If you've met him enough to form that opinion, think yourself lucky Reg.

    To most Freshers, the BGP Warden and Tutors are the stuff of myth, legend and the occasional accusation.
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    I was under the impression that wardens and tutors didnt exist in self catered ... but I think thats actually just one of them and it caused serious problems!!
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    (Original post by Jet)
    Oh no! Im a first year undergrad and have been offered an ensuite studio at broadgate park. Reading these posts im worried ill be the only undergrad amoungst all the postgrads!
    Im also an undergrad in a BGP studio, Larches I must admit i was abit worried about not sharing a kitchen because of the social side but hey, i think uni is what you make of it. Look forward to bumping into you, drunk and lost around Broadgate in the early hours :p:
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    I'm an undergrad too and will be starting my 2nd year. Not really worried about the social side as I figure I already have a small network of people through a few societies and friends from 1st year, and I'm sure I'll end up getting to know my neighbours regardless of the lack of communal kitchen.

    Anyway, there's so many ways of socialising that it's very hard to be a complete loner- and this is coming from someone that is admittedly a very awkward social person/closet goth. I think the important thing is not being too overwhelmed with everything: If you don't have friends in hall, then there's still people on your course who are in the same boat, and if that doesn't work out you have dozens of societies to find people into the same things you are. And failing all that, I'm sure you could probably arrange to meet you've spoken to on TSR.
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    (Original post by Jet)
    Oh no! Im a first year undergrad and have been offered an ensuite studio at broadgate park. Reading these posts im worried ill be the only undergrad amoungst all the postgrads! Are any other undergrads going to be living in a studio this year? I guess it will be harder to mix and socialise because im not sharing a kitchen but hopefully I wont be completely outcast and lonley! Party in my room!!
    Hey Jet, I'm also gonna be in Broadgate in an ensuite studio AND i'm an undergrad. It would be hard to socialize if you make it hard for yourself. The best ppl to talk to about our situation would be those who were actually in our situation. Catered students or broadgate students who share kitchens wouldnt really be able to comment on our situation as theyve never been through it. So contact a broadgate student in our situation if you can and then listen to what they gotta say. But dont get worried for no real reason. There will be too many ppl around for you to be lonely!

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