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    (Original post by bilal_zd)
    MAJORITY OF THE COURSE IS HARDCORE BUSINESS STUFF...MARKETTING, FINANCE, ACCOUNTING, LAW, POLITICS, ALL IS COVERED...LOOKS LIKE A NICE COURSE TO ME.....will let you all know what the campus is like once I visit it, hopefully some time soon! That will give a better indication.....Safe all....EZ
    Ok, exactly when did any of us ***** about the course content? Never.
    And anyway, my point was that the campus is a hole in the middle of nowhere.
    How do I know this? Because I was going to apply for this course, but decided against it when I talked to the daughter of a colleague of my mothers who actually goes there and told me just how rubbash the campus is.
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    (Original post by paddylad)
    Ok, exactly when did any of us ***** about the course content? Never.
    And anyway, my point was that the campus is a hole in the middle of nowhere.
    How do I know this? Because I was going to apply for this course, but decided against it when I talked to the daughter of a colleague of my mothers who actually goes there and told me just how rubbash the campus is.
    End of.
    But thats her opinion. She might not like it, but others may actually like it. Just like the ways some people go on *****ing about how some uni's are 'concrete jungles', but some people actually like it being a 'concrete jungle'.
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    Im also as confused as you man.. whether to accept the offer. Im ok with the place because I believe that its your outlook that makes a place good or lousy.

    Im just concerned over this whole "university of kent" issue....
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    (Original post by bilal_zd)
    I have to say that I think people are confusing Applied Business Management at Imperials Wye Campus, to be "Agricultural Management" which is what was taught before. The course is 85% SOLID business management, law, politics, maths and other solid academic modules. The one module that stood out as weird was the "ecology", but apart from that it seems absolutely great.

    Also the "small number" can be a good thing, everyone gets to know everyone, you wont be secluded in a massive uni where you only know a handful of people. Is anyone ACTUALLY ON THIS COURSE at imperial? Because there cant be many that have COMPLETED it yet, as it is really a brand new course. As far as people getting in with "CCC/CCD"!??? I have no idea how, perhaps a couple years ago, because my offer is ABB....and I am now quite confused whether to go or not considering the bad response I have seen on the course on this site???....

    I have an offer for economics of ABB at SOAS...what would anyone recomend I do? Imperial or SOAS? Please no stupid comments from Oxbridge snobs that say it is ****, because I think you are really sad to say bad things like that about unis because you are in a better situation. Not everyone is predicted AAAA....so please could anyone who has been at these unies help me out please, because I have to reply to the offers very soon!


    Imperial - WYE CAMPUS- Applied Business Management - ABB
    Soas - Economics - ABB

    PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP??????
    I have declined offers from Manchester, Royal Holloway and Caridiff.. but choose to go to Imperial. I think it is ok~~ believe in yourself~ we might meet in imperial next year~! ^.^
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    I dont see the immediate connection with 'small number of students in course/college' to making friends. Hell, if there are more students in a university as a whole then your more likely to meet people you are most similar too .

    I'd say go Economics at SOAS if only because its economics and not management.
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    if there are more students, there will be more people like you, but you are LESS LIKELY to meet them as there are so many other people
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    I'm not quite sure i follow. Your course isnt your life. Im sure you'll join clubs/societies and sports and meet your chess/fencing/liberal/bnp friends.
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    so who is going to wye besides sunny and me?
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    (Original post by player23)
    so who is going to wye besides sunny and me?

    If the last 5 years are to go by (ie since IC took over) most people at Wye will be coming in through clearing with something like CDD. There are some who look in the clearing lists on their a-level results day when they fail to get into oxbridge (ie that get ABB) and see imperial has places, phones up, they get the place and then are told to go directly to Wye, do not pass go do not have a good time. But many lesser candidates couldnt get into middlesex and Kingston (no offence there guys and gals and these 2 places) and see IC have free places.

    Most turn up on the day having no idea where Wye is and not having seen the place.

    I reckon the 2006 intake will be 60 ppl who applied (mostly from Asia), 90 thru clearing.

    By the way it is estimated because of the poor quality of intake some 40 odd students will be kicked out this year. But IC dont care thats 40 lots of fees and accom. payments they have got by letting ppl in who just cant cope.
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    heres another email from another guy whose at WYE doing undergrad currently. Like me he is an international student. 3rd Year.

    From:PLAYER23 [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Thu 18/05/2006 10:47
    To: XXXXXXXXXX
    Subject: RE: Concerning Wye

    Dear Player 23

    I have to warn you that Wye is a village in the middle of no where. Hence, don't expect too much of disco here. However, Ashford (10 minutes away) and Canterbury (20 minutes) are larger towns so students normally go there for pubs/clubs.

    I am not part of student union but i co-founded a society (Imperial Business Society) and also am involved in the Badminton Club.

    Overall, I think the experience in Wye is good. The lecturers are superb and there are a lot more attention given to students compared to other universities (eg. LSE).

    The prospect of the course really depends on yourself, initiative & drive etc. I do have to say that being part of Imperial has helped because of its brand name. For your info, i managed to secure placement year (at Sainsbury) and also a summer internship (Credit Suisse) in my second year. I was also offered a job by Credit Suisse and due to start to work in London in July 2006.

    The degree has some agriculture/environment stuff in the first and second year. However, it is pure business in final year. I think i learnt a lot in my final year but not as much in my first and second year.

    About the students here..I think there are around 100 students in each batch (year). There are quite a few societies here which organise good events.

    I think Wye has a very good studying environment. If u prefer parties or happening...probably London will suit you more.I think you have to think What you really want to get out of the degree. Some ppl left Wye because they think life is too boring.

    Many comments online are from Imperial students in London who are trying to take a piss of Wye (because it is a village). The GOOD about wye is, it is small and locallised in terms of attention that you will get from lecturers as well as your relationship with course mates. The ugly bit is sometimes u will have a feeling that what is the point to study those agri stuff and you can get bored. But as i said, that doesn't hindered me from getting a job with Credit Suisse (an investment bank)

    Many students from Wye pursued further education such as MSc in finance/Business Info System etc in very well know universities. Many ppl that i know are going to study their master course in LSE, Oxford, cambridge and imperial.

    There are also Loads of international students over here. Especially from mainland China and Hong Kong. Expect loads of British born Indians too. So far, I have bonded well with everyone from different races and nations. As long you treat them well, they treat you well. Don't worry about racism in Wye.

    NO NO NO.. u are wrong. People in Wye are extremely friendly. Especially the locals. You can expect more humanity in smaller towns, unlike, london.

    (I asked abit abt accommodation and cars here so it might seem weird that the topic jumps about)

    Some accomodation are good and some are bad. Yes, not all rooms have internet access, but i heard some of my friends they set up their own internet service with BT. In terms of rooms, I think the best accomodation in at Withersdane (however, it is 10-15 minutes walk to campus- u won;t enjoy walking during winter when it is cold and dark). If you have a car, then Withersdane will be great. By the way, i don't think you need international license. If you have Singaporean license, you can convert it to British license over here. I recommend you to buy a car here, for social and conveniece reason. Cars over here are very cheap.... a 5 year old Ford escort could cost only 1000 pounds.

    Ask whatever you want. I will try to give you my opinion. However, i do remind you that how I see things might not reflect how you would see it. Don't worry, Nigel is a nice guy. I remember asking the same question when I was still in Malaysia

    best regards
    XXXXXXXXXXX


    AND HERES ANOTHER ONE. A fellow singaporean. My country man. (for the ignorant Singapore is not in china and is right smack in the middle of south east asia. ) Please disregard any racial comments or whatsoever.. This is as I asked a few specific chinese questions... I do not mean to offend anyone hence please forgive me if you are offended.

    dear player 23

    1. Do you know that imperial college Wye is going to become part of Kent university in 2008, this may have certain implications on your degree credibility, however if I remember correctly you will not be effected by this and should still be gradating with a imperial college degree. I suggest that you enquire into this.

    2. The lecturers here are of varying quality, there are some leaders in their field especially economic tutors however there are also some staff members who seem to lack the ability to teach

    The student population.

    The student population here is half Chinese and half others. The Chinese group itself has maybe 50% from mainland China and 45% from Hong Kong and 5% from other areas. For us Singaporeans there are only currently 4 in the whole university. In the undergraduate years (3 years) there are a total student population of 450. There are also some Masters and PHD students that I estimate at around 40.

    The rest of the student population is made out of British people (Indian English etc etc). There are fewer black people here (only 7) and Japanese ( 2).

    The life at Wye.

    Life at Wye is very peaceful, very few cars compared to Singapore, very sparsely populated. It’s a very quiet life. It is located in the countryside after all. There is a student but I don’t think the Chinese population enjoy it as it doesn’t cater for our needs.

    Sports – there is an active football team both Chinese and school which is very competitive, there is a basketball team as well as this and the school have got squash facilities as well as well as tennis courts. There is a sports hall as well which caters for badminton players however the sports hall is not very good as it is rather small. There is a gym as well with the basic machines.

    Going out in wye

    In Wye itself there isn’t much to do, often friends will just hang out with each other. For any serious fun you have to leave wye and that requires a car, something which I think is essential. There are two nearby towns which people go to for clubbing ( 3 clubs in the area), there is a cinema complex located quite closely as well ( 5 mins drive) and some nice restaurants in Canterbury 15 mins by car. I would definitely recommend a car if you came to Wye. If you don’t have a car however there are frequent trains 5 in an hour which go to Ashford and Canterbury as well (return journey is £2.50). trains to London leave 3 times in one hour and the cost is 13 pounds off peak.

    Girls in Wye

    The male female ratio is 50:50. my friends whose Singaporean had these comments about the girls at wye “……..” . Its not a place to find girls although you might be lucky in your year. There are some nice English girls if they are your taste. There are a few good looking girls but the girls that you would find at say LSE UCL are much better then here.

    Over all wye is a cheaper place then London to live, its quieter and maybe it is conducive to study however you could also end up getting very bored and not being able to study. You do get used to it and if you make some good friends here life here can also be very exciting.

    Hope that helps
 
 
 
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