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    (Original post by Noble.)
    I get the £3,225 and the £875 start up too, so essentially £4,100 from the bursary. (first year). If you split that £875 up over the course of the degree you really end up getting £3517 a year.
    Wow, that's proper good Do you go to Portsmouth grammar? Because I went to the regional team maths challenge and Portsmouth Grammar just owned everybody :p: Just wondering if you were on the team because we were right next to them.
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    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    Wow, that's proper good Do you go to Portsmouth grammar? Because I went to the regional team maths challenge and Portsmouth Grammar just owned everybody :p: Just wondering if you were on the team because we were right next to them.
    No, I did do that during AS though. I went to Havant College.
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    (Original post by Bax-man)
    I assume it'll be after results given we've not had anything so far.

    Oh, have you joined the Exon. College group on Facebook, Fiona?
    Well, I'm not there yet, am I? Also, I don't really want to know anyone when I arrive. Obviously TSR's compromised that a little bit though, eh?
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    Woo, actually got an email from Merton! Admittedly it was just checking they had my personal email address, but at least they haven't forgotten me or anything.
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    Kinda silly question I suppose, but if we haven't received our reading lists yet, are we free to relax and read what we want? Or would be it be worthwhile to study a bit anyway? I'm (hopefully) off to do History at Oriel, and I'm considering learning some 17th, 18th and 19th century British history, as this is a (large :P) gap in my knowledge.
    Or should I just relax and be in better form for when the reading list does come?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by laura_bird88)
    Kinda silly question I suppose, but if we haven't received our reading lists yet, are we free to relax and read what we want? Or would be it be worthwhile to study a bit anyway? I'm (hopefully) off to do History at Oriel, and I'm considering learning some 17th, 18th and 19th century British history, as this is a (large :P) gap in my knowledge.
    Or should I just relax and be in better form for when the reading list does come?
    Thanks
    I cannot imagine a situation in which learning 17-19th century British history could possibly be a bad thing. That said, why are you treating relaxing and learning as opposites? Get a book or three and read in a comfy chair, or outside in the sun, whenever you feel like.
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I cannot imagine a situation in which learning 17-19th century British history could possibly be a bad thing. That said, why are you treating relaxing and learning as opposites? Get a book or three and read in a comfy chair, or outside in the sun, whenever you feel like.
    Haha don't worry, I read History books for fun anyway, I suppose I meant whether it would matter if I didn't manage to be very productive... I don't quite know what I meant now :P Just generally nervous I suppose
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    (Original post by laura_bird88)
    Haha don't worry, I read History books for fun anyway, I suppose I meant whether it would matter if I didn't manage to be very productive... I don't quite know what I meant now :P Just generally nervous I suppose
    Fair enough, I admit even I've finally succumbed to the 'ask for a reading list' plague (but she emailed me first, so it's not my fault). I haven't done any maths for over a year, so I very much hope you're allowed to be unproductive before the course starts. :p:
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    (Original post by SPSMain)
    I wonder if this very studious holiday optimism will be remembered when writing essays/doing problem sheets at 3AM in 5th week.

    I hope so, but fear not....
    There's learning and there's working; alls I was saying was that learning doesn't have to be working, and it can be relaxing. Course they're not always going to be that way - I did the IB. :p:
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Fair enough, I admit even I've finally succumbed to the 'ask for a reading list' plague (but she emailed me first, so it's not my fault). I haven't done any maths for over a year, so I very much hope you're allowed to be unproductive before the course starts. :p:
    Blehh, if only We were told to do the problem sheets at
    http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/prospectiv...ctice-problems
    before October. And results aren't even out yet!
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    (Original post by Mellete)
    Blehh, if only We were told to do the problem sheets at
    http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/prospectiv...ctice-problems
    before October. And results aren't even out yet!
    Dang, looks like I might actually have something to fill my time with. At least it's not compulsory yet.
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    Seeing everyone with reading lists is starting to make me feel guilty for doing absolutely nothing at the moment
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    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    Seeing everyone with reading lists is starting to make me feel guilty for doing absolutely nothing at the moment
    Same! Apparently Univ Chemists didn't get a reading list last year but I feel so guilty about not doing anything at the moment
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    (Original post by Salliana23)
    Same! Apparently Univ Chemists didn't get a reading list last year but I feel so guilty about not doing anything at the moment
    There's no need to do reading before you get here for chemistry. We were told to read the first chapter or two of Clayden but it's hardly taxing.
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    (Original post by BJack)
    There's no need to do reading before you get here for chemistry. We were told to read the first chapter or two of Clayden but it's hardly taxing.
    Oh that's a relief thanks!
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Dang, looks like I might actually have something to fill my time with. At least it's not compulsory yet.
    i was wondering if it's worth to buy that book...
    "Mathematical Techniques"
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    (Original post by moritzplatz)
    i was wondering if it's worth to buy that book...
    "Mathematical Techniques"
    Amazon has the 2002 version used from 10 quid or so, but the 2008 version is nearly 30 quid.
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Fair enough, I admit even I've finally succumbed to the 'ask for a reading list' plague (but she emailed me first, so it's not my fault). I haven't done any maths for over a year, so I very much hope you're allowed to be unproductive before the course starts. :p:
    You...asked for a reading list? That's silly. Also, you only do logic for philosophy in your first term, so it's not like you need to read anything for that.
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    (Original post by Bezzler)
    You...asked for a reading list? That's silly. Also, you only do logic for philosophy in your first term, so it's not like you need to read anything for that.
    Not really; I asked if anything was on its way, and she hasn't replied anyway. It's more my maths that I'm out of practice with anyway.
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Amazon has the 2002 version used from 10 quid or so, but the 2008 version is nearly 30 quid.
    i saw it...
    but it says that the used version can't be shipped in italy
 
 
 
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