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    (Original post by Zee_zee)
    Omg thank God for this thread lol.

    By any chance has anyone studied a research methods MSc? If so, how was it? Also hope you don't mind me asking what was your undergrad degree classification was and do you think it was relatively ''easy''/ ''hard'' to get into UCL?

    Also would like anyone's opinion on this. I've just completed my BSc in Psychology and have got a place to do the research methods MSc at my uni. However, I'm in the position where I wish I had applied elsewhere, namely UCL for my postgrad. Do you think I should reapply to UCL next year for the MSc or just stick it out at my uni (even though I can't stand the sight of it anymore lol)

    Any advice please?
    My girlfriend is about to start MSc Research Methods for Psychology this year at UCL. She got a first in her BSc Psychology.

    That's up to you, at the end of the day. I obviously don't know how much your University is charging for its fees, but UCL's are £5,700 off the top of my head, and of course living in London is more expensive. Then again, UCL is very highly ranked for Psychology, so it's swings and roundabouts.
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    (Original post by ibysaiyan)
    hey are you doing degree in physics too ?! Lol?
    Yep.
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    im going to start at the uni at the 25th wooho but i was just wondering is it okey that i have not yet received any information about the accommodation i applied to.
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    (Original post by The Question)
    Yep.
    Oo nice ,which year ? so that's you,me and jason (who just graduated)as physicists doing weight lifting .
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    (Original post by ibysaiyan)
    Oo nice ,which year ? so that's you,me and jason (who just graduated)as physicists doing weight lifting .
    About to enter second year.

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    (Original post by The Question)
    About to enter second year.

    Cool =P how long is the course 3 or four years ?:P
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    (Original post by ibysaiyan)
    Cool =P how long is the course 3 or four years ?:P
    Right now its four years but, I might do a batchelors instead.
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    (Original post by The Question)
    Right now its four years but, I might do a batchelors instead.
    OOh.. right I see =]
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    Hello!

    If anyone is studying French or Russian as part of ESPS, I have a lot of the first year textbooks you need! I was a first year UCL student last year and have still to sell my textbooks - many were purchased brand new last september.

    French:

    France in Modern Times 3rd Edition, Gordon Wright
    Phedre, Racine + accompanying literary notes
    The Penguin Book of French Poetry 1820 - 1950
    Essais Livre 1, Montaigne
    J'accuse! et autres textes sur l'affaire Dreyfus... Emile Zola

    Russian:

    Rus' A Comprehensive Course in Russian, Sarah Smyth
    The Queen of Spades, Alexander Pushkin

    If you're interested in any of the above then please e-mail me at euanblack91@gmail.com and we can sort something out.

    Good luck at UCL! x
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    A very quick question:


    Do we get freezers?!

    I am at Schafer if this makes any difference.

    I will be sad if not :emo:
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    Hello there, I am a MSc student and I was just offered an ensuite room in James Lighthill. At first I was excited! Good price, nice area, new building and then I saw the overnight quests policy. It says no visitors at all after 11. I 'm so very sad I'm not a party aninal at all but I would like to being able to have friend visiting and staying with me whenever I want. Have you heard anything about this policy? how strict do you think it is in James Lighthill???? Regards, Angeliki
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    Is it best to buy plates, pans, pots etc before you move in or after?
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    (Original post by dirtyoldriver)
    A very quick question:


    Do we get freezers?!

    I am at Schafer if this makes any difference.

    I will be sad if not :emo:
    You should have communal fridge-freezers (except Astor, where there are just a communal freezer on all floors). The amount of fridge freezers depend on how many you're sharing with (so that means I'm not sure how many of them per kitchen)


    (Original post by Aku-gila)
    Is it best to buy plates, pans, pots etc before you move in or after?
    Doesn't really matter?

    I'm pretty sure that at least the Sainsburys on TCR will have plates, cutlery, glasses, maybe pots and pans. There's also a Robert Dyas on TCR, which should have those as well. There's also places on Oxford street as well.

    If you have some and can bring them, bring them. If not, it's not an issue, but it's probably cheaper to bring them.
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    I currently have 5.5As and 5Bs at GCSE, am I good enough for UCL? (Medicine, Pharmacy etc)
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    (Original post by dirtyoldriver)
    A very quick question:


    Do we get freezers?!

    I am at Schafer if this makes any difference.

    I will be sad if not :emo:
    Yes. One freezer per flat so usually one freezer compartment each. It's not that much space but it's quite adequate if you plan ahead/nobody shoves a big piece of meat in your bit or anything similar.
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    Hi guys, what's the philosophy course like? I've noticed it's a bit cryptic in the prospectus and department website. How much work do you do, and what's the teaching like?

    Also, I'm predicted more than typical offer grades at A-level, but I'm concerned my GCSEs let me down, I got: 2 A*s, 3 As, 3 Bs & 2 Cs
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    Posted another thread on this but would like more help...

    Need advice...

    Im just about to start 2nd year of A-levels, n so looking into which uni's to apply to for next year....

    Im really interested in studying at UCL to do Civil Engineering/Mechanical engineering(undecided); studying in London really appeals to me as ill meet new people from all over the world, loads of things going on etc, plus UCL is a top uni.

    but whenever i bring it up, parents go crazy and say;

    - London is way too expensive, cant afford your accomodation
    - London is a sh*t hole, you will get mugged and robbed as students are an easy target...

    So need help;
    is it stupidly expensive?
    caqn only rich kids study in london?
    what loans could i get?
    is the area around UCL dodgy?
    what is the mechanical enginnering department like at UCL?
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    (Original post by :D---D:)
    Posted another thread on this but would like more help...

    Need advice...

    Im just about to start 2nd year of A-levels, n so looking into which uni's to apply to for next year....

    Im really interested in studying at UCL to do Civil Engineering/Mechanical engineering(undecided); studying in London really appeals to me as ill meet new people from all over the world, loads of things going on etc, plus UCL is a top uni.

    but whenever i bring it up, parents go crazy and say;

    - London is way too expensive, cant afford your accomodation
    - London is a sh*t hole, you will get mugged and robbed as students are an easy target...

    So need help;
    is it stupidly expensive?
    caqn only rich kids study in london?
    what loans could i get?
    is the area around UCL dodgy?
    what is the mechanical enginnering department like at UCL?
    -you can make it cheap. Rent will be more, but otherwise you can get most things for the same price as elsewhere.
    -no. ucl has a high bursary. It might even be the most after oxford and cambridge. even without a bursary; no.
    -the same as anyone else. students in london get a higher loan though.
    -no. bloomsbury is quite nice.
    -dunno. my friend does it. she works all the time though.
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    Helloooo

    AT GCSE I got AAAA*BBBBC and for AS AAAC
    Do you think I would be able to apply for UCL and have a chance to get in?
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    Is there free wifi in any of the UCL libraries or cafes?
    Are there any recommended discount/student cards I should have for shops in the surrounding area?

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