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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    Yes of course, it's here http://wherethefoothillsmeettheprair...f-glasgow.html
    Thanks for the Link.. I've already read that and have even book marked the page in my browsers for future reference, almost a week back..

    I even commented on your blog and just noticed that you have replied "I'm sure you'll love Glasgow!"" "

    Thanks for the wonderful blog
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    Got my results out today! Quick like! Any one else had theirs yet?
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    (Original post by Chenpan)
    Thanks for the Link.. I've already read that and have even book marked the page in my browsers for future reference, almost a week back..

    I even commented on your blog and just noticed that you have replied "I'm sure you'll love Glasgow!"" "

    Thanks for the wonderful blog
    Aha! Glad you found it useful! Reminds me I need to do one for Calgary when I get the chance!
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    Aha! Glad you found it useful! Reminds me I need to do one for Calgary when I get the chance!
    That would be nice.. Wish you had done that earlier or any time within the week.. so I could use to plan

    Also, I was searching the forum for tips, and found your post regarding that in a thread.

    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    If you don't tip at all then it is pretty scandalous, even if you get served in a nightclub you tip, you tip in taxis, you tip delivery guys even when you pay for delivery etc. etc. tis very frustrating
    I will be using the taxi from Airport to Buchanan View, and searched online for pre-booking, I was wondering how much Should I be paying him as tip? The cost of journey is £26. Cause in my country we often pay 10% or a fixed denomination of 20 or 50. But that's an acceptable amount there.. If i do the same here, it would mean a lot when you look at the conversion. So an idea on the percentage or just a nominal amount for the £26 would be very helpful.

    Also which one should I pick for the drop of point among the following to get to Buchanan View?

    Popular Locations

    Pick up: Oban

    Pick up: Ardrossan

    Pick up: Carlisle

    Pick up: Fort William

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    Other Locations

    Pick up: Ardrossan

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    Pick up: Blantyre

    Pick up: Carlisle

    Pick up: Comrie

    Pick up: Dalry

    Pick up: East Kilbride

    Pick up: Fort William

    Pick up: Glasgow City Centre

    Pick up: Greenock

    Pick up: Kilmarnock

    Pick up: Oban

    Pick up: Renfrew

    Pick up: Troon

    Pick up: Turnberry Resort


    Glasgow City Centre would be fine right?
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    (Original post by Chenpan)
    That would be nice.. Wish you had done that earlier or any time within the week.. so I could use to plan

    Also, I was searching the forum for tips, and found your post regarding that in a thread.
    My comment about tipping was in Calgary, I wouldn't normally tip that much in Glasgow...I'd tip in cafes and restaurants but not in taxis...there I'd just round up to nearest pound :yep:
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    (Original post by G8D)
    :lolwut:

    https://maps.google.co.uk/

    You literally have one option. Work it out.

    Also re: tips. I think tipping is more important with smaller fares.
    I did check the map million times.. I know where Buchanan View is located and also know its near the City center, but when i was using the post code in some other website, it said Lanarkshire and I was wondering if Glasgow city center is right...

    Now that was the reason I asked here.. I am normally a person who Googles a lot and plans everything thoroughly, as well i keep updated with maps, I ask for help only when if I am either not sure or need an opinion from someone of experience

    (Original post by G8D)
    :lolwut:Also re: tips. I think tipping is more important with smaller fares.
    And sorry I didn't get what you meant by that, Do you mean to say £26 is a larger fare?
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    My comment about tipping was in Calgary, I wouldn't normally tip that much in Glasgow...I'd tip in cafes and restaurants but not in taxis...there I'd just round up to nearest pound :yep:
    I was thinking the same, I thought rounding up to £30 would do good, but had doubts that was meager..

    Thank you very much for the input It really took a point of worry away from my planning
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    (Original post by G8D)
    I don't know where you're booking your taxi but I'm pretty sure I've gotten to/from the airport for less than that using http://glasgowprivatehire.com/

    At the very least you could call them up and ask how much it would be from the airport to Buchanan View.
    I was planning to book it from here,

    http://www.city-airport-taxis.com/ai...FUFT4godfTAAlg

    And Thank you very much for the link.. Will look it up
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    (Original post by LSD)
    Got my results out today! Quick like! Any one else had theirs yet?
    Not yet The first year Biology have theirs and now your class do. We want ours now!
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    (Original post by GermanScientist)
    Not yet The first year Biology have theirs and now your class do. We want ours now!
    Are you 2nd year life sciences? We got ours out 30th may last year I think
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    (Original post by LSD)
    Are you 2nd year life sciences? We got ours out 30th may last year I think
    Yeah. Aw man. I just want them now so that it's over with The last 2nd year life sciences exam was the 16th so I'm thinking their meeting might be next week (hoping), so might be on track for the 30th May again :P I do chemistry too and the last exam for that was nearly 2 weeks ago. I just want the results basically
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    (Original post by GermanScientist)
    Yeah. Aw man. I just want them now so that it's over with The last 2nd year life sciences exam was the 16th so I'm thinking their meeting might be next week (hoping), so might be on track for the 30th May again :P I do chemistry too and the last exam for that was nearly 2 weeks ago. I just want the results basically
    Won't be long now I'm pretty sure our whole year had all theirs back before June last year! It's hard to relax when you don't know


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    (Original post by LSD)
    Won't be long now I'm pretty sure our whole year had all theirs back before June last year! It's hard to relax when you don't know


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    We've found out the examiners' meeting is the 3rd of June and they should be out the 4th. At least we know when we should be getting them now
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    (Original post by GermanScientist)
    We've found out the examiners' meeting is the 3rd of June and they should be out the 4th. At least we know when we should be getting them now
    Awesome! That's still about a week later than last year right enough. Still it's good to know when you're getting them our markers meeting was the 13th may and we were told we'd get them on the 16th. But it was the 17th, lies!
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    (Original post by LSD)
    Awesome! That's still about a week later than last year right enough. Still it's good to know when you're getting them our markers meeting was the 13th may and we were told we'd get them on the 16th. But it was the 17th, lies!
    What liars! Haha hope you did well!
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    Hey Chenpan,

    Just for info - there is a great express bus service from the airport doors to the city centre. It takes about 25 mins (the same as a taxi) and costs around £6 (no tip required!)

    http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/glas...asgow_shuttle/

    Best,
    UK Recruitment





    (Original post by Chenpan)
    That would be nice.. Wish you had done that earlier or any time within the week.. so I could use to plan

    Also, I was searching the forum for tips, and found your post regarding that in a thread.



    I will be using the taxi from Airport to Buchanan View, and searched online for pre-booking, I was wondering how much Should I be paying him as tip? The cost of journey is £26. Cause in my country we often pay 10% or a fixed denomination of 20 or 50. But that's an acceptable amount there.. If i do the same here, it would mean a lot when you look at the conversion. So an idea on the percentage or just a nominal amount for the £26 would be very helpful.

    Also which one should I pick for the drop of point among the following to get to Buchanan View?

    Popular Locations

    Pick up: Oban

    Pick up: Ardrossan

    Pick up: Carlisle

    Pick up: Fort William

    Pick up: Renfrew

    Other Locations

    Pick up: Ardrossan

    Pick up: Ballantrae

    Pick up: Blantyre

    Pick up: Carlisle

    Pick up: Comrie

    Pick up: Dalry

    Pick up: East Kilbride

    Pick up: Fort William

    Pick up: Glasgow City Centre

    Pick up: Greenock

    Pick up: Kilmarnock

    Pick up: Oban

    Pick up: Renfrew

    Pick up: Troon

    Pick up: Turnberry Resort


    Glasgow City Centre would be fine right?
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    (Original post by GermanScientist)
    What liars! Haha hope you did well!
    Well enough haha! Can't complain hope you do well too!


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    (Original post by Rio-Glasgow)
    Hey Chenpan,

    Just for info - there is a great express bus service from the airport doors to the city centre. It takes about 25 mins (the same as a taxi) and costs around £6 (no tip required!)

    http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/glas...asgow_shuttle/

    Best,
    UK Recruitment
    Thank you for the information, I wish I had seen this info sooner .. Anyway used the taxi service
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    QUOTE=G8D;43094681]ERASMUS:

    Who do I send my confirmation of end to these days? I know Lisa Broadwell left and Sally Baxter should be the person to contact but I emailed her a long while ago and received no response.[/QUOTE]

    Hi G8D,

    Thanks for the email. Try Seonaid.Dodds@glasgow.ac.uk

    Best,
    UK Recruitment
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    Can someone tell me a bit more about the unions at Glasgow? Like what are the differences - in atmosphere/beliefs etc? Also, what kind of role they play in the university and what difference they make to my time at uni... I don't really understand their use?

    Thank you!

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