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    (Original post by greenladybird)
    Ooo, well good luck with your other unis, is your first choice Cambridge if you get in?
    Yeah I am, for biomedical engineering! The school sent off my application yesterday but no sign of any change on track yet...
    My first choice is actually St Andrews, I love it so much!
    Where are you applying and best of luck to you!

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    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    My first choice is actually St Andrews, I love it so much!

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    St Andrews pretty nice for physics so far, just started there this year!
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    (Original post by nECS)
    St Andrews pretty nice for physics so far, just started there this year!
    Oh how fantastic!! I was working in the chemistry department there all summer.
    My physics teacher and two chemistry teachers studied there and it sounds like a dream!
    How are you getting on?

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    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    My first choice is actually St Andrews, I love it so much!
    Where are you applying and best of luck to you!

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    Aw, it's so nice there! I went up for an open day around Easter but unfortunately they don't offer engineering
    I'm applying for Strathclyde (x2), Glasgow, Sheffield and Imperial, first choice is Strathclyde
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    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    Oh how fantastic!! I was working in the chemistry department there all summer.
    My physics teacher and two chemistry teachers studied there and it sounds like a dream!
    How are you getting on?

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    Yeah it's really nice! I started out as the classic oxford reject haha but frankly I'm thinking that i'm going to enjoy my time here much more than I would have had I got in down south, I already love it here - I'm in DRAges away which is a bit of a trek - but my flat is absolutely brilliant when you think that it's student accomodation. The workload is actually fairly high already - i'm taking physics, maths and astro - so that's to be expected I guess, but I'm fairly glad I didn't take them up on the offer of 2nd year entry!
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    (Original post by nECS)
    Yeah it's really nice! I started out as the classic oxford reject haha but frankly I'm thinking that i'm going to enjoy my time here much more than I would have had I got in down south, I already love it here - I'm in DRAges away which is a bit of a trek - but my flat is absolutely brilliant when you think that it's student accomodation. The workload is actually fairly high already - i'm taking physics, maths and astro - so that's to be expected I guess, but I'm fairly glad I didn't take them up on the offer of 2nd year entry!
    But there's a bus from DRA isn't there?
    I know I'll get rejected from Cambridge however I really like St Andrews so here's to hoping they accept me!
    I've applied for the chem/phys joint honours which will be one hell of a workload but that doesn't phase me.
    I hope you do really well; it sounds like it's great!


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    (Original post by greenladybird)
    Aw, it's so nice there! I went up for an open day around Easter but unfortunately they don't offer engineering
    I'm applying for Strathclyde (x2), Glasgow, Sheffield and Imperial, first choice is Strathclyde
    I was at that open day too! Strathclyde is apparently excellent for engineering. I two friends who spent a week at Strathclyde and they said it was a lovely place to be.

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    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    I was at that open day too! Strathclyde is apparently excellent for engineering. I two friends who spent a week at Strathclyde and they said it was a lovely place to be.

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    Yeah first in Scotland!
    Was that for headstart or the space school programme?
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    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    But there's a bus from DRA isn't there?
    I know I'll get rejected from Cambridge however I really like St Andrews so here's to hoping they accept me!
    I've applied for the chem/phys joint honours which will be one hell of a workload but that doesn't phase me.
    I hope you do really well; it sounds like it's great!


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    Ehh the bus isn't that great, doesn't really get you to the physics building in time for those lovely 9am maths lectures. Yeah i'm considering changing to maths/phys when I get to honours - we shall see if I still like maths as much in a couple of years! If you've got the grades for cambridge st andrews will almost certainly accept you, I got an unconditional off of the 5As at higher, so I'm presuming you probably will too. Have you got an entrance test to get through for cambridge?
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    (Original post by greenladybird)
    Yeah first in Scotland!
    Was that for headstart or the space school programme?
    Space school

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    (Original post by nECS)
    Ehh the bus isn't that great, doesn't really get you to the physics building in time for those lovely 9am maths lectures. Yeah i'm considering changing to maths/phys when I get to honours - we shall see if I still like maths as much in a couple of years! If you've got the grades for cambridge st andrews will almost certainly accept you, I got an unconditional off of the 5As at higher, so I'm presuming you probably will too. Have you got an entrance test to get through for cambridge?
    I have to be interviewed, the interview will contain questions based on science and maths but they should be reasonable. I am more inclined towards the course I've chosen at St Andrews than Cambridge so here's to hoping I get an unconditional!
    I would have thought the uni would have sorted it with the bus company that there are some lectures at 9am. Oh well, do you have a bike there? What's the maths like?

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    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    Space school

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    I was there Good chance I'll know them haha
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    (Original post by greenladybird)
    I was there Good chance I'll know them haha
    How fantastic! Ross and Heather from Kinross? I applied however I think it was only two acceptances per school.

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    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    How fantastic! Ross and Heather from Kinross? I applied however I think it was only two acceptances per school.

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    Yeah I know them both! It's weird how it works out, I think last year there was 5 from one school. I was the only applicant from my school :cool: ...mainly because the teachers didn't know anything about it haha
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    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    I have to be interviewed, the interview will contain questions based on science and maths but they should be reasonable. I am more inclined towards the course I've chosen at St Andrews than Cambridge so here's to hoping I get an unconditional!
    I would have thought the uni would have sorted it with the bus company that there are some lectures at 9am. Oh well, do you have a bike there? What's the maths like?

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    I've not really investigated the bus that much, but it would only get you into town so distance to the physics building is comparable to the distance from DRA anyway :P, I've got a bike but in the morning the cycle track is so packed it's practically slower than walking - very useful for going to labs and stuff in the afternoon though! The maths is pretty fun atm, i'm doing the module that requires a B at AH so it's not too basic which is good - we get different lecturers for different parts of the course so at the moment we've been getting complex numbers, hyperbolic functions and limits of functions. The complex numbers is basically just a rehash of AH but they have added some stuff in like Euler's formula and some more applications like resolving series and integration so it's ok. The other stuff isn't completely new but it wasn't in AH so my grip on it was tenuous at best, so it's been quite interesting and exciting. The complex number lecturer is about to move onto matrices so hopefully we get some new stuff from outwith AH or that could be kind of dull :/

    Well, in case you hadn't guessed by the fact that I just spewed out a freaking essay I'm still quite keen on the old mathematics so it's obviously been ok so far!
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    (Original post by nECS)
    I've not really investigated the bus that much, but it would only get you into town so distance to the physics building is comparable to the distance from DRA anyway :P, I've got a bike but in the morning the cycle track is so packed it's practically slower than walking - very useful for going to labs and stuff in the afternoon though! The maths is pretty fun atm, i'm doing the module that requires a B at AH so it's not too basic which is good - we get different lecturers for different parts of the course so at the moment we've been getting complex numbers, hyperbolic functions and limits of functions. The complex numbers is basically just a rehash of AH but they have added some stuff in like Euler's formula and some more applications like resolving series and integration so it's ok. The other stuff isn't completely new but it wasn't in AH so my grip on it was tenuous at best, so it's been quite interesting and exciting. The complex number lecturer is about to move onto matrices so hopefully we get some new stuff from outwith AH or that could be kind of dull :/

    Well, in case you hadn't guessed by the fact that I just spewed out a freaking essay I'm still quite keen on the old mathematics so it's obviously been ok so far!
    I absolutely adore maths! I've had mixed experiences with it in school but after higher I loved it; advanced higher is right up my street and I revise at least an hour a day. I think that'll really help when I reach uni, especially with physics. Which degree are you doing? MPhys?

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    (Original post by greenladybird)
    Yeah I know them both! It's weird how it works out, I think last year there was 5 from one school. I was the only applicant from my school :cool: ...mainly because the teachers didn't know anything about it haha
    I heard it was an absolutely amazing experience. I would have loved to go, it would have really suited me. Even right now I'm standing outside my house having into space with my telescope.
    Did you enjoy it?

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    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    I heard it was an absolutely amazing experience. I would have loved to go, it would have really suited me. Even right now I'm standing outside my house having into space with my telescope.
    Did you enjoy it?

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    Meanwhile I'm just attempting to do chemistry while watching Doctor Who haha.
    Yeah, it was absolutely incredible! I'm of the 10 for the JSC/KSC trip - it's gonna be even more amazing!!
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    (Original post by CaitlinDy)
    I absolutely adore maths! I've had mixed experiences with it in school but after higher I loved it; advanced higher is right up my street and I revise at least an hour a day. I think that'll really help when I reach uni, especially with physics. Which degree are you doing? MPhys?

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    Yeah, MPhys. I'm thinking about maybe going for MMathPhys once I get to honours but not sure yet.
    edit: I'm not actually sure if that's what it's called, I think it's still MPhys but with mathematics? not sure :P
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    (Original post by greenladybird)
    Meanwhile I'm just attempting to do chemistry while watching Doctor Who haha.
    Yeah, it was absolutely incredible! I'm of the 10 for the JSC/KSC trip - it's gonna be even more amazing!!
    No way!! That's absolutely incredible! Must be a phenomenal feeling. When are you going? I would be unable to contain my excitement if I were you; you're going to be living the dream

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