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1. You don't really need to do any preparation for maths, unless you didn't take further maths at A-level.
2. (Original post by LtCommanderData)
BTW, maths people, where did you get these problem sheets/reading lists? Did they come in the post/email from your college or did you get them off the maths institute site? I haven't had anything subject specific from my college
I was sent a subset of the aforelinked problem sheets to do BEFORE THE END OF SEPTEMBER POST IT TO ME FAST FAST FAST.

About the email addresses - I got my @worc.ox.ac.uk address today (pronounced work dot ox dot ack dot uck too ) and got so excited! I have it all set up in Mail as my "Nexus" account and all. I feel so proper! (This was before I started reading Numbers and Proofs )

To the physicist - I don't think it is mathsy enough. It wants to prove it's less than 9, not less than or equal to rt41, which is what I can prove
3. (Original post by soutioirsim)
Yeah so if Then surely it follows that because obviously ? (Or am I just not being mathsy enough? )
Yeah this is true right?
To the physicist - I don't think it is mathsy enough. It wants to prove it's less than 9, not less than or equal to rt41, which is what I can prove
But
5. (Original post by RupertTheBear)
Yeah this is true right?
Yes it's true but it just...FEELS wrong ok?!
Yes it's true but it just...FEELS wrong ok?!
Pad it out with something like "since the real numbers form an ordered set and '<' is transitive, the conclusion follows to QED"?
7. (Original post by dbmag9)
Pad it out with something like "since the real numbers form an ordered set and '<' is transitive, the conclusion follows to QED"?
Will do. Not like it's even one of the things I have to send back so doesn't really matter...
Yes it's true but it just...FEELS wrong ok?!
9. Crikey it's been a long time since I posted on TSR... Quick Fresher question... I just got eMailed my eMail login details.... do we need to register now on studentsystem.ox.ac.uk ?? My fresher's pack didn't mention it - I just had insomnia last night and ended up clicking around...

And... Hi geeks.
10. Hello there,

I was just wondering whether any English/history/arts students in general have been set any essays fir over the summer. I feel out of practice, and therefore one of my friends' mum (English at 'the other place') has set me one. My essay skills are a bit rusty...I might be here a while.
11. (Original post by deFossard)
I've only just realised how hideously dense most academic history is. Yuck. Why do academics use so many loooooong words?

And I think you may be in a minority for that pronunciation. I go for the long-winded tongue twister of every letter.
How long did it take from you registering your account on the OUSS before you could access your Nexus e-mail and Weblearn? Cheers.
12. (Original post by jenny18)
Hello there,

I was just wondering whether any English/history/arts students in general have been set any essays fir over the summer. I feel out of practice, and therefore one of my friends' mum (English at 'the other place') has set me one. My essay skills are a bit rusty...I might be here a while.
No essays for history, just lots of recommended reading.

(Original post by Bax-man)
How long did it take from you registering your account on the OUSS before you could access your Nexus e-mail and Weblearn? Cheers.
Nexus email accepted me right away, whilst I had to wait for the following day to get onto Weblearn.
13. Hey everyone! Hope youre all excited for starting Ox!
Anyone going to be in Jesus college?
Also wondered, do undergrads have a proper freshers fest party week? Cos Im postgrad but I look 19 and I feel 19 so Im gutted if theres a proper undergrad freshers week which Im not allowed to attend! So far it looks like I get a drinks reception with the college staff...
14. (Original post by deFossard)
Nexus email accepted me right away, whilst I had to wait for the following day to get onto Weblearn.
Ditto. I set up IMAP on Nexus immediately too (and got terribly over-excited by it), but was disappointed by the lack of Weblearn till this morning - commence further over-excitement! (Over something which I'm sure I'll come to hate)...

Edit: Just checked out Weblearn. There's nothing on there! I'd at least expect the Computer Laboratory to use it.
15. I've just gotten onto my @exeter.ox.ac.uk e-mail address. This is all suddenly becoming rather real.
16. (Original post by jenny18)
Hello there,

I was just wondering whether any English/history/arts students in general have been set any essays fir over the summer. I feel out of practice, and therefore one of my friends' mum (English at 'the other place') has set me one. My essay skills are a bit rusty...I might be here a while.
Hey, I'm doing History at Keble, and while we haven't been set essays we have been set a series of 750 word 'critical appreciations' to write, if that's any help...
17. (Original post by jenny18)
Hello there,

I was just wondering whether any English/history/arts students in general have been set any essays fir over the summer. I feel out of practice, and therefore one of my friends' mum (English at 'the other place') has set me one. My essay skills are a bit rusty...I might be here a while.
I emailed my admissions officer and she said she shouldn't have sent me the Victorian list and the essay, so I no longer have to do it! Even though my list has gotten considerably smaller, my productivity has shrunk as a result Oh dear
About the email addresses - I got my @worc.ox.ac.uk address today (pronounced work dot ox dot ack dot uck too ) and got so excited! I have it all set up in Mail as my &quot;Nexus&quot; account and all. I feel so proper! (This was before I started reading Numbers and Proofs )
I set up Mail on both my phone and laptop as soon as I got my account, it felt much more real knowing that I was all ready to receive emails

(Original post by jenny18)
Hello there,

I was just wondering whether any English/history/arts students in general have been set any essays fir over the summer. I feel out of practice, and therefore one of my friends' mum (English at 'the other place') has set me one. My essay skills are a bit rusty...I might be here a while.
I haven't been set any essays, but I had the same worry so might just write one on something for practice. I have been trying to do bits of creative writing so that I don't entirely forget what forming coherent sentences is though.
Ditto. I set up IMAP on Nexus immediately too (and got terribly over-excited by it), but was disappointed by the lack of Weblearn till this morning - commence further over-excitement! (Over something which I'm sure I'll come to hate)...

Edit: Just checked out Weblearn. There's nothing on there! I'd at least expect the Computer Laboratory to use it.
The Computing Laboratory? What's that?

I reckon the techies are sometimes the hardest to convince to use new things...
20. (Original post by fluteflute)
The Computing Laboratory?
I could swear the sign outside said Computing Laboratory...

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