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    How's Downing for Maths or Economics?
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    Downing seems to have a very small proportion of Mathmos, averagely about 4-5 Mathmos in the first year, compared with the nearly 100 strong Natsci intake and those of other subjects. Of course, Downing is more famed for medicine and law.

    Some good reasons to apply Mathematics at Downing College:
    1.)Standard STEP offer is grade 1 and 2 in STEP II and III in any order. This is rather reasonable and not so harsh compared with grade 1 and 1 offer from many other colleges.
    2.)Rather near to first year lectures.
    3.)
    (Original post by Kyle_S-C)
    More importantly, there's also a Pizza Express two doors down from college and Zizzi's do £5.30 takeaway pizzas (cheaper than Pizza Hut and Pizza Express)...not of course that some of us eat far too much pizza...
    Kyle
    4.)For international students, you're eligible for the very prestigious and competitive Jardine Scholarship. (Eligible for Downing, Magdalene and Trinity offer-holders)

    Can't say I know how's Downing for Economics.
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    (Original post by khaixiang)
    Downing seems to have a very small proportion of Mathmos, averagely about 4-5 Mathmos in the first year, compared with the nearly 100 strong Natsci intake and those of other subjects. Of course, Downing is more famed for medicine and law.
    I think that number is correct as regards mathmos, however this year's intake of natscis was only 22 (I think...hopefully I'm not forgetting anyone). We do have a lot of medics too...somewhere around 15-18 and we do have a reputation for good medics and good lawyers.
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    (Original post by Kyle_S-C)
    I think that number is correct as regards mathmos, however this year's intake of natscis was only 22 (I think...hopefully I'm not forgetting anyone). We do have a lot of medics too...somewhere around 15-18 and we do have a reputation for good medics and good lawyers.
    Ahh.. silly me :p: 100+ is the total number of applicants for natsci. Thanks for the correction. But the idea is that lawyers, medics and natscis comprised half (47.2%) of the first year undergraduate population in Downing, with 1/5 of Downingites being a natsci.
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    downing medicine is wack. everything else mediocres in comparison
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    yeah i'm pretty pleased to have a place for medicine 2007 at downing!!!
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    hey people,

    just wondering what clubs people usually get involved in/are involved in?

    do you find you have a lot of spare time to be part of many clubs or should you just focus on one sport?
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    OH MYY GOODDD.

    i visited Downing on the Monday open day. It's so so so pretty. I've actually fallen in love with it.
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    I have seen Downing a few times before too and I must agree with you. It is definitely going to be my college of choice. Time to get crossing fingers
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    I'm thinking Downing for Eco, did work experience there a couple of years ago and really loved the place, let's have a look at the open day in September!
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    Which open day are you going to, E M?
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    (Original post by danfel)
    Which open day are you going to, E M?
    17th September I think.
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    I'm going to try to make it to the open day on September 10th, subject to various other factors. But hopefully.

    edit: Oh, and anything to report of note from your work experience?
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    Prettiness is certainly a big plus...all the buildings match too, which is nice. 1st year accommodation is very plush too...
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    table tennis team is recruiting so if youre awesome apply to downing
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    (Original post by Kyle_S-C)
    Prettiness is certainly a big plus...all the buildings match too, which is nice. 1st year accommodation is very plush too...
    Yay for oolitic limestone! (Geology rocks)
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    Don't row if you're going to Downing. They have a scary bearded guy in their 3rd boat.
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    (Original post by ShadowCatz)
    Don't row if you're going to Downing. They have a scary bearded guy in their 3rd boat.
    *waves to Kar Meng*
    I've had a shave y'know Plus I'm hoping to be in M4 instead anyhoo
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    (Original post by Duke Flipside)
    *waves to Kar Meng*
    I've had a shave y'know Plus I'm hoping to be in M4 instead anyhoo
    I've quit rowing this term to focus on work. It didn't work.

    I'm looking forward to watching you in pain.

    Oh! And remember that you and Rob still owe me a formal.
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    Do it in Michaelmas...much better atmosphere in the dark, plus it means you don't have as clear a view of Rob's face, which is always a good thing.
 
 
 
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