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    (Original post by Supermerp)
    How many bowling alleys do you want? (There's one in the Leisure Park place near the station)
    Haha I never knew. Thanks.
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    (Original post by Athena)
    They were architects, maybe that's why I've seen it. And I don't know of anyone at Oxford who has Saturday deadlines (Friday and Sunday 6pm, depending on the subject, and whether you're handing it in or emailing it...) Maybe I'm just organised/lucky, but I've only worked on a Saturday three times in my first year - before collections, which were Saturday morning, and before my exams. Sunday tends to be the day to slog, from what I've seen of my friends (and from my own experience!)
    Architects do work insanely hard when they have crits (or whatever they're called) coming up, regardless of whether it's the weekend or not. I wouldn't say working all through Saturday was that common, but as a medic, I definitely did have a weekend (excessive amounts of contact time on weekdays makes the weekend more defined), and quite often did some work in it, as I had essays in for Monday etc. I would say it was uncommon for people to go off and work on Friday night though.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Architects do work insanely hard when they have crits (or whatever they're called) coming up, regardless of whether it's the weekend or not. I wouldn't say working all through Saturday was that common, but as a medic, I definitely did have a weekend (excessive amounts of contact time on weekdays makes the weekend more defined), and quite often did some work in it, as I had essays in for Monday etc. I would say it was uncommon for people to go off and work on Friday night though.
    Oxford's Architecture course is very different to Cam's. If The Poster Formerly Known As Scarlet Ibis were here, she'd be able to tell you the difference. Architecture is very hard.

    As it is, I've worked Friday nights before. It's quite useful, I tend to set up for the bop or ent or whatever and then do a couple of hour's work in a nearby room before taking it down again. DJ Mother***** or whatever doesn't really appeal to my musical tastes!
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    Does no one else think that proper weekend are the best time to work? You have no lectures, can get up when you like and just do the work you need to do all day (usually it is getting towards the deadline...). esp friday nights and saturday nights, if you actually go out into town it's all townies, not students. My weekend is really wenesday/thurday or tuesday/wednesday (ie hand in day to supervision day), which is m,uch better because they are student nights in town...

    Ok, i might not work friday or saturday in the late evening, but the rest of the time is a good day for work...
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    (Original post by groovy_moose)
    Does no one else think that proper weekend are the best time to work? You have no lectures, can get up when you like and just do the work you need to do all day
    Sounds like the rest of my week!

    I tend to try and have weekends off. I might do some background reading, but I'll do a lot of rowing and coaching during the day and then techieing in the evenings, just so it's something different. I couldn't work 7 days a week, I tried it and almost went mad!
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    (Original post by groovy_moose)
    Does no one else think that proper weekend are the best time to work? You have no lectures, can get up when you like and just do the work you need to do all day (usually it is getting towards the deadline...). esp friday nights and saturday nights, if you actually go out into town it's all townies, not students. My weekend is really wenesday/thurday or tuesday/wednesday (ie hand in day to supervision day), which is m,uch better because they are student nights in town...

    Ok, i might not work friday or saturday in the late evening, but the rest of the time is a good day for work...
    I tend to do work at the weekends, and spread my social time out through the week as events dictate.
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    Judging by this thread I REALLY need to get a life this year. I've worked most Fri, Sat & Sun nights. (And I still did ****!)
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    Does no one else think that proper weekend are the best time to work? You have no lectures, can get up when you like and just do the work you need to do all day (usually it is getting towards the deadline...). esp friday nights and saturday nights, if you actually go out into town it's all townies, not students. My weekend is really wenesday/thurday or tuesday/wednesday (ie hand in day to supervision day), which is m,uch better because they are student nights in town...
    Yep, I agree. I've always enjoyed working at the weekends! There seems to be much more time, AND there's always stuff like training/general socialising to plan into the day, which is nice. Saturdays, in particular, are good for working.

    Judging by this thread I REALLY need to get a life this year. I've worked most Fri, Sat & Sun nights. (And I still did ****!)
    Well, it's been pretty well proven that it's possible to work TOO hard - so do build in a bit of fun too; you might find it helps your work!
    I for one find it really difficult to work (and I feel generally grotty) if I'm not doing enough sport. So doing active stuff, although it takes time away from work, is really, really important to my degree!
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    Even clubbing isn't as bad as people make it out to be - if you just go to Cindies on a Wednesday, Life on a Sunday, Fez on a Monday, Life/Cindies on a Tuesday (the 'circuit', I think - not sure about Monday, though), you will soon think it a bit limiting and **** (but possibly love it anyway). Non-student nights are not as tainted and expensive as people make them out to be, though: Fez and Soul Tree are occassionally excellent, and if you're more adventurous then you can get some more leftfield music at Kambar/Niche.

    Kambar is one of my favourite clubs - it's sort of ****, but people end up getting wasted and going crazy and it's often a very entertaining night, with brilliant music. It's very wierd, with lots of exposed beams and just feels like an old house. There's anti-climb paint on stuff that comes off on your hands and which people use to put warmarks on their faces when it really gets going. Quite a sweet place really... very much D.I.Y. ethos I think.

    There's also the junction, which gets quite big name DJs and has the biggest gay night in East Anglia - Dot Cotton - which I personally find **** (Life on a Tuesday is tiny, but it's friendly and fun) which is much more like gay scenes in big cities (people taking shirts off, occassional sex in toilets) than the generally fun, unpretentious CUSU LBGT nights.


    ANYWAY, suppose I just wanted to let people know that it's not a choice between getting wasted and date-raping blu-tack at Cindies or living in your room. There's actually a lot of choice in where you go, what you do when there, how much you drink, who you go with. It might take a while to find a crowd if you really want to dance to minimal at Niche or metal at Kambar, but you'll find people.
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    And there's a lot more than just clubbing too. I far prefer pubs to clubs- especially sociable pubs (Radegund, etc.) as opposed to, say, Spoons!

    There are going to be like-minded people. If sticking to the floor and singing along to "Summer of '69" week-in, week-out in Cindies is your thing, then cool. There will be people of a similar mindset. If you'd rather have a quiet drink, there are people for that too, same as for raucous drinks, and the rest.
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    (Original post by FadetoBlackout)
    I far prefer pubs to clubs
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    Spoons = :puke: (of course working there for 2 and a half years doesn't make me at all subjective :flute:)
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    :dito:
    Spoons = :puke: (of course working there for 2 and a half years doesn't make me at all subjective :flute:)
    but spoons does serve koppaberg! mmmmmmm.
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    (Original post by Willa)
    but spoons does serve koppaberg! mmmmmmm.
    I hate Koppaberg. And I'm a cider fan. Nando's serves Savannah! :rofl:
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    Problem with the Kambar is that you pay £3 for a can of chav-cider. Unfortunately, the ADC Theatre bar isn't much better for cider drinkers either. Oh, and Kambar has lots of smelly old men.

    Main nights for going out were Monday and Tuesday last year among the first years that I know. Possibly Wednesday or Thursday too, but Monday and Tuesday were the big ones due to Fat Poppadaddys at Fez and Kinki at Cindies.

    Problem with Friday and Saturday is that town suddenly becomes more intimidating due to all the non-students, pubs start being more picky about ID (not a problem for me but some people come out unprepared) etc. I don't think I've once been to a club after formal - it was always getting changed, going to the bar and then to someone's room.

    Saturday afternoon is quite good for work. If I have a lot of work and aren't out doing other things, Sunday afternoon and evening are excellent times too, mainly because the college bar is dead of a Sunday night.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    I hate Koppaberg. And I'm a cider fan. Nando's serves Savannah! :rofl:
    what the!!!??? But the summer fruits one is the most awesome cider there is. I only drink cider in the summer since it's more refreshing than beer - and that particular cider is perfect for doing that!
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    (Original post by Willa)
    what the!!!??? But the summer fruits one is the most awesome cider there is. I only drink cider in the summer since it's more refreshing than beer - and that particular cider is perfect for doing that!
    It tastes too weak.. and the pear one tastes like squash :puke: *shrug* I dunno.. I've only had it about three times.
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    (Original post by minimo)
    Judging by this thread I REALLY need to get a life this year. I've worked most Fri, Sat & Sun nights. (And I still did ****!)
    Yeah you do. You haven't lived until you've sent someone home from a party groping their way back, blinded by alcohol with a sainsburys bag for life full of smashed shot glasses.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    It tastes too weak.. and the pear one tastes like squash :puke: *shrug* I dunno.. I've only had it about three times.
    but if I want a strong taste, I'll drink an ale. I'll drink cider because I don't want to think I'm drinking alcohol, but at the same time I dont want something too sweet.
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    (Original post by Willa)
    but if I want a strong taste, I'll drink an ale. I'll drink cider because I don't want to think I'm drinking alcohol, but at the same time I dont want something too sweet.
    If you don't want something 'too sweet' I'm surprised you go for Koppaberg as there are drier ciders around.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    And I'm a cider fan.
    The Radegund has Stowford Press and another cider on draught. I know that 'cos I work there! The Fort St. George has draght Old Rosie which I think you'd like, too.
 
 
 
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