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    Yes, I've applied for poltics+scandinavian studies at Edinburgh
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    mee too
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    UCL is better... :ninja:
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    you haven't heard anything have you?
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    (Original post by Clarix)
    you haven't heard anything have you?
    form Edinburgh...no, not yet
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    (Original post by Hylean)
    UCL is better... :ninja:
    better ranking or what?
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    (Original post by Clarix)
    better ranking or what?
    Better cause it teaches Icelandic.

    Aside from my personal bias, it has a better library, more links with Scandinavia, more Scandinavians in the city itself, etc.

    UCL's one down side is that many of the Unis that it has an erasmus agreement with aren't fully keen on it because it has a requirement that the scand. exchange students spent half their units in the scand. dept. Sort of structures them a bit too much, but the reasoning behind it is so us students actually have some Scandies around to talk with and improve our language with.

    But yeah, it's also better ranking. That said, Edinburgh is a fine uni in its own right.
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    and does UCL has anu other down sides practicaly?
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    Yeah well, but Edinburgh rocks! London is just way too big so even if the city is full of Scandies it's not like you're bumping into them all the time.
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    (Original post by Clarix)
    Yeah well, but Edinburgh rocks! London is just way too big so even if the city is full of Scandies it's not like you're bumping into them all the time.
    You are if you go to the Embassy parties the dept. gets invited to or the Swedish quarter, etc. :p:
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    Yes, where is the Swedish quarter? Sounds creepy.
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    (Original post by Clarix)
    Yes, where is the Swedish quarter? Sounds creepy.
    Near Baker Street. Swedish church, pub, shops, etc.
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    (Original post by Hylean)
    Near Baker Street. Swedish church, pub, shops, etc.
    good to know
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    You're doing a great job of boosting UCL and the SS Dept Hylean...keep it up!!
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    (Original post by klika89)
    and does UCL has anu other down sides practicaly?
    It's in London, always a factor. Expensive but if you get a student loan, it's okay.
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    heya fellow scandinavian, well dane here hehe .
    the swedish pub havencourt arms it great
    this weekend there be the first round of European songcontest qualification for sweden. should be great fun to see
    and the swedish shop.. well im going there for myfirst time on satuday coz other times ive passed by it's been closed, but this time i will b early :P

    also there is a danish YMCA and a church that organises different events and guest speakers. saw a danish politican there two or three weeks ago.

    i do part of my module in the Scandinavian Department, ICelandic, otherwise my degree is Geography.
    But we had a cool trip to the Icelandic Ambassador's Residecne, and all the free drinks we wanted hehe
    and i love it, i help the people in my icelandic class with their danish homework. it's like being in first grade again
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    There's a really good cafeteria near Broadcasting House (originally entitled Scandinavian Kitchen) that I can recommend. Good for lunch. They also have a good selection of groceries, even including diary products - so you can stock up on fil. Friendly staff too and a selection of Scandinavian newspapers. Last time I was there, I would estimate that 2/3 of my fellow lunch-eaters were Scandinavian ex-pats.
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    Anyone who's doing Scand studies at Edinburgh and can tell me a bit about it? Could be interesting
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    (Original post by Clarix)
    Anyone who's doing Scand studies at Edinburgh and can tell me a bit about it? Could be interesting
    Don't think there's anyone on here doing SS at Edinburgh Either that or they've been hiding!
    Just Hylean doing a bit (read:lot) of shameless UCL promotion!

    Anyway, hopefully someone will prove me wrong, would be nice to hear more about SS at Edinburgh; there's not that much on their website...

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    Oh, that's a shame! Haha, he does indeed. Yes, there is very little information on the website actually

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