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When you get to Warwick maybe you should spend more time socialising with your course mates and getting to know them, instead of wasting a year strutting around the College comparing everyone’s academic ability to your own like some pompous ass.
Agreed. With everything you said. I will relish the chance to mix with other students outside of my subject (Law) and I suppose that is why I will be more successful than Focus08 at King's.

I don't care for league tables so much, I've learnt a lot during my year out and that is to balance the equilibrium of hapiness is my goal at the moment and I believe I will be happy at King's.
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gapyahdilema, I wouldn't let one person put you off King's. I also got an entirely different opinion of King's students and the staff on open days despite what this guy says. I wouldn't take somebody who is basically telling you to pick your friends at university based on the reputation of their course to seriously!

Focus08, you need to change your attitude if you want to make any friends at Warwick (or maybe you'll fit right in :rolleyes:). You talk about students being 'better' than others purely because of the subject they're studying or the university they're at. If you want to pick your friends this way then you're going to have a terrible university experience wherever you go. Are you seriously saying that you can't get on with anybody who doesn't have 480 UCAS points+ or somebody who decides to study something other than law, economics, maths or medicine? Reading through your posts it seems that the problems you had at King's were your own doing.

I wish you the best of luck at Warwick, but what if, heaven forbid; one of your flatmates is a sociology student? :eek3: :eek3: :eek3:

When you get to Warwick maybe you should spend more time socialising with your course mates and getting to know them, instead of wasting a year strutting around the College comparing everyone’s academic ability to your own like some pompous ass.
I just came back from an exam today, and the girl who was sitting on the desk next to me asked me what the difference between the coversheet and answer sheets was... And that was the third exam we had. It's just that those retarded (really) people that shouldn't be at uni are hard to forget, and frankly there are too many of them.

Obviously I'm extra harsh on the S-poly, but the specific examples are not exaggerated. The dumb ***** on my course and the student nurses that I live with at halls aren't the brightest of the bunch, and it's not a nice feeling knowing that I could have worked half as hard at IB and ended up at the very same place. No.

The problem with king's is... king's.

I know many people on my course who would have killed to done the change I'm doing right now, but just never thought of it.

But it's not a once size fits all process. You will probably (hopefully) like it, and that's good. It's just that I'm confirming many fears that people had about the College, which I wish I would have known beforehand.
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I just came back from an exam today, and the girl who was sitting on the desk next to me asked me what the difference between the coversheet and answer sheets was... And that was the third exam we had. It's just that those retarded (really) people that shouldn't be at uni are hard to forget, and frankly there are too many of them.

Obviously I'm extra harsh on the S-poly, but the specific examples are not exaggerated. The dumb ***** on my course and the student nurses that I live with at halls aren't the brightest of the bunch, and it's not a nice feeling knowing that I could have worked half as hard at IB and ended up at the very same place. No.

The problem with king's is... king's.

I know many people on my course who would have killed to done the change I'm doing right now, but just never thought of it.

But it's not a once size fits all process. You will probably (hopefully) like it, and that's good. It's just that I'm confirming many fears that people had about the College, which I wish I would have known beforehand.
If your IB converts to a huge amount of UCAS points then maybe you do deserve to aim higher than King's. I think everybody should strive for the best they can and for me, getting offers to study linguistics at places like King's and Edinburgh was more than I could have expected. I'm the first person to go to university in my family and when I get there I will be working damn hard to get the grades. It was this elitist attitude that actually put me off places like King's and Edinburgh and almost made me choose York. I don't mind a bit of university banter, but I wouldn't want my flatmate to turn around and call me a 'dumb ****'.

To be honest, it was probably wrong of you to assume that everybody at King's would have achieved such top end results. Most top universities (aside from maybe Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial) offer courses with entry requirements as low as BBB sometimes, e.g. social policy at Bristol. What I'm saying is that you'll probably find other so called 'dumb *****' wherever you go. Maybe even at Warwick!

Seriously, good luck with your degree, but I just think you need to stop being so judgemental. At least you realised you weren't happy at King's and were smart enough to make a change. You may have had other more logical reasons to move to Warwick such as course content, lectures etc, but all I got from your post is "everybody is ****, bar me".
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It was this elitist attitude that actually put me off places like King's and Edinburgh and almost made me choose York.
I am glad you did not choose York. I dislike going into town during term time, the students are extremely homogenous and disproportionately 'rah' and seem to exude this 'elitist' attitude. It's a shame because it's a nice part of the country, it's a shame there is an incredibly stiffled and overly traditional clan of students that descend upon this place.

London has a wealth of variety in terms of students and people you will meet. And King's, like you, is somewhere that I felt exceeded my expectations and I feel blessed to have been endowed with a place to read Law there.
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If your IB converts to a huge amount of UCAS points then maybe you do deserve to aim higher than King's. I think everybody should strive for the best they can and for me, getting offers to study linguistics at places like King's and Edinburgh was more than I could have expected. I'm the first person to go to university in my family and when I get there I will be working damn hard to get the grades. It was this elitist attitude that actually put me off places like King's and Edinburgh and almost made me choose York. I don't mind a bit of university banter, but I wouldn't want my flatmate to turn around and call me a 'dumb ****'.

To be honest, it was probably wrong of you to assume that everybody at King's would have achieved such top end results. Most top universities (aside from maybe Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial) offer courses with entry requirements as low as BBB sometimes, e.g. social policy at Bristol. What I'm saying is that you'll probably find other so called 'dumb *****' wherever you go. Maybe even at Warwick!

Seriously, good luck with your degree, but I just think you need to stop being so judgemental. At least you realised you weren't happy at King's and were smart enough to make a change. You may have had other more logical reasons to move to Warwick such as course content, lectures etc, but all I got from your post is "everybody is ****, bar me".
That's why I said dumb ***** on my course, and not throughout the uni. As for the thing that happened at my exam today, that really speaks for itself. That person should not be allowed anywhere near an academic institution.

Congrats, that's a huge accomplishment.

Of course I am being overly harsh in my use of adjectives to describe kings, since it was way below my expectations and I'm mad at all the money that went down the drain, so that's only the emotions speaking (after all you are doing english lang. and communications...). However, I can safely say that it has the best location in London, and you'll surely enjoy walking around after lectures.

Edin. must have been a hard offer to get, know loads of rejects..
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Also, this is quite disturbing

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.u...orycode=410351

http://mises.org/daily/4178
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I am glad you did not choose York. I dislike going into town during term time, the students are extremely homogenous and disproportionately 'rah' and seem to exude this 'elitist' attitude. It's a shame because it's a nice part of the country, it's a shame there is an incredibly stiffled and overly traditional clan of students that descend upon this place.

London has a wealth of variety in terms of students and people you will meet. And King's, like you, is somewhere that I felt exceeded my expectations and I feel blessed to have been endowed with a place to read Law there.
I didn't think I'd fit in too well at York. I really liked the city, but the university just wasn't what I was looking for and the course modules weren't what I originally thought. Also, I decided after visiting King's and Edinburgh that I wanted to be studying in the city rather than on an isolated campus. Like Focus said, King's really is one of the best placed universities in the UK. Everybody has their own preferences, but for me King's can't be beaten on location!

My gap year has been really good for me too. I honestly think that if I had gone to university straight from college then I wouldn't be as motivated as I am now. I also needed the time to sort out a few personal things at home. It's been a little boring at times, but overall it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've managed to save all my work money too. It may be a little lame to admit, but after all of this time out from education I'm actually really looking forward to starting my course!

What are you hoping to do after your degree? I'd like to enter speech therapy at postgraduate level (hence the 'communication' part of my course) or maybe get a PGCE in Secondary English. I've also looked at publishing and PR graduate schemes in London. I've been constantly reconsidering pulling out and applying for speech therapy at undergraduate level, but it's very competitive and I'm still not 100% sure if it's the career I really want to go in to. My best option seems to be having an undergraduate degree in English and linguistics as it leaves a lot more careers open to me. If I did reapply for speech therapy then I could still end up in London, as City and UCL both offer accredited courses. I don't think I can turn down King's though!
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