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Those PIP pages are great - more universities should have them.
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Those PIP pages are great - more universities should have them.
when do we get a fully worked pip, is it not til we start i.e. in sept? and how did u get so many warnings?! lol
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I held a party and left my computer on - TSR password and username is automatically saved, so some monkeys came on and abused the regulars, hence being banned for 2 weeks - i was so embarressed i nearly didnt come back!

I never had PIP until I enrolled - so having PIP BEFORE you start is really new and strange. When I enrolled and paid my fees the pip gave me loaaads of info - exams to be sat, when and where, the modules i was taking, the grades i got, how many credits i got, urgent messages, i could drop modules on the PIPs (not sure if i could start modules though - i think i needed departmental signitures). And on results day, instead of waiting for the post/waiting until you go back to uni, on 00:01 (or 12:01am) the results of exams etc are posted with a summary of your degree status (i.e. 61% = 2:1).

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwww i miss brookes loved that university - soooooooooooooo much fun. i envy you all whilst being excited at the same time. its the coolest uni ive been to, i think because not everyone is an AAA candidate but mixed grades, people like to work but have lots of fun too. You may make friends from africa, china, mexico, brazil, usa, germany or anywhere too since its so multicultural. Im even considering doing another doctorate after exeter at oxford uni so i can come back to oxford (uni this time, not brookes) and have the same wicked time. Brookes is a far far far greater social uni then exeter - which is full of tossers and horse owners.
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TSR oxbridge/london elitests say that brookes is rubbish, but i have more scholarships and qualifications than anyother postgrad on this site, one of my mates is travelling the world and teaching english in asia, another is working for a big finance firm in reading, others are teaching, or nursing, or doing phds, one girl works for publishing companies (i.e. oxford university press), someone else is starting up his own computer company, the list goes on... you will get a good degree that employers will recognise - trust me, unlike 99% of TSR i graduated from brookes
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Boosh - you make me love brookes more every time i come on here lol.

With the pip thing though, i got a letter telling me how to put in my password and everything and then i applied for accomodation on it. I think it is a great idea! I definately have pip (this letter was going on about it) and i havent started yet!
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(Original post by ringlets anon.)
Boosh - you make me love brookes more every time i come on here lol.

With the pip thing though, i got a letter telling me how to put in my password and everything and then i applied for accomodation on it. I think it is a great idea! I definately have pip (this letter was going on about it) and i havent started yet!
yeh theres pip that we get for applying to accomodation but then theres the fully working pip with all sorts of other stuff on yet, i was just wonderin whether we get it fully now or not til sept and i agree with you on boosh, hes making me feel like i definitely made the right choice, brookes over UCE, so thank u!
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hehehe - i hope i havent overhyped it, its a good uni and you did well to choose it and get in...roll on the next academic year!
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(Original post by The Boosh)
I held a party and left my computer on - TSR password and username is automatically saved, so some monkeys came on and abused the regulars, hence being banned for 2 weeks - i was so embarressed i nearly didnt come back!

I never had PIP until I enrolled - so having PIP BEFORE you start is really new and strange. When I enrolled and paid my fees the pip gave me loaaads of info - exams to be sat, when and where, the modules i was taking, the grades i got, how many credits i got, urgent messages, i could drop modules on the PIPs (not sure if i could start modules though - i think i needed departmental signitures). And on results day, instead of waiting for the post/waiting until you go back to uni, on 00:01 (or 12:01am) the results of exams etc are posted with a summary of your degree status (i.e. 61% = 2:1).

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwww i miss brookes loved that university - soooooooooooooo much fun. i envy you all whilst being excited at the same time. its the coolest uni ive been to, i think because not everyone is an AAA candidate but mixed grades, people like to work but have lots of fun too. You may make friends from africa, china, mexico, brazil, usa, germany or anywhere too since its so multicultural. Im even considering doing another doctorate after exeter at oxford uni so i can come back to oxford (uni this time, not brookes) and have the same wicked time. Brookes is a far far far greater social uni then exeter - which is full of tossers and horse owners.


hey! which halls did you stay at, at oxford brookes?? im hoping to go to clive booth, do you know if its somewhere good to go or not?! am really excited about going, just a bit worried of what to expect.. x
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Hey! Clive Booth is cool - amazing location, dont worry about it. I Stayed at ASH - complete and utter dump but good fun sharing a corridor with about 25 others. You have much nicer and newer halls, right near the main campus so next to both student union bars/clubs and right near the city centre and cowley road (you will knows these like the back of your hand in sixth months).
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Hello. First TSR post here ^-^

I hope very much to be attending Oxford Brookes in September. I have accepted their conditional offer (BBC) as my firm choice. If I get the grades, I'll be studying Japanese and English Studies [third sandwich year spent in Japan] something I'm really looking forward to Is there anyone else around who's applied for Japanese this year?

I've also applied for accommodation, with ensuite, self-catered as my first choice and Cheney as my second choice ^_^
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heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey kyasarin - good to see you posting on the brookes tsr section. i too studied english studies with history and graduated a few years ago. its a hard subject but good fun - looooooots of time off for reading which is great!!! the department has some right characters lecturing. hope you get in!!!!
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Hey!

I really liked the way the English programme sounded on the 2 Open Days I visited, nice and flexible with lots of interesting topics to study. The one English teacher I really got to speak to was a youngish(?) blonde guy? He was very friendly and helpful, funny too ^-^ Any of the modules (of the ones you can choose) you'd recommend that I definitely take?

I especially liked Kumiko-sensei, of the Japanese department - she was lovely!

And I love reading (and writing) so time off to spend on a favourite pastime sounds brilliant ^-^ Thanks - I hope I get in too! ^^;
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What modules? Its difficult to say really - i took victorian and medieval specialisms. there are creative writing style modules and poety modules, and some are compulsory (you will no doubt buy Rob Pope - The English Studies Book and Rivken and Ryan - Literary Theory (or something like that)) in your first week so put aside £40 or so for cor english books. The Japenese dept. may be new - or i missed it when i was there! I think i know who you are talking about - a guy with blonde hair, funny and young joined the department in my last term but he stood out as a good lecturer hence why i remember.

With the decline in applications because of the top up fees you may get on with a lot less grades than you need (I certainly did when they introduced fees and loans for the first time). If Brookes is your first choice then unless you fail every single alevel I think you may still get in- trust me
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Hm, well, I shall definitely be looking at creative writing modules, maybe some poetry. I'm looking forward to studying a lot of Romantic literature, which the teacher I mentioned talked about quite a bit. He did seem good to listen to, so if you say he's a good lecturer, I hope I get to exerience that too. ^_^

I think it's been there quite a while, can't be too sure. When I first researched Brookes, though, I was surprised to read to read about the phasing out of language departments, though saving Japanese along with some others. Article here.

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With the decline in applications because of the top up fees you may get on with a lot less grades than you need (I certainly did when they introduced fees and loans for the first time). If Brookes is your first choice then unless you fail every single alevel I think you may still get in- trust me
That sounds good - I'll hope for that should I slip up somewhere! ^_^ It's my first choice, yes. I don't think I'll fail (hopefully, touch wood!)
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all sounds good to me. if im right the guy is an expert on shelly or somebody like that. romantic lit. sounds familiar - i didnt take it because i had the choice of doing medieval, romantic, victorian and a few others - i could only choose 2 that year!

I take it youve seen this: http://ah.brookes.ac.uk/index.php/english/

The good thing about brookes is that a lot of the arts and humanities dept. scored highly in its recent assessment activities (5 or above out of 5* for research, over 20 out of 24 for its teaching quality) and it often shines through in the course.
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...and wierdly enough i had a letter two days ago asking if id like to come back and do a masters in english and have my fees paid for me -the perks of being a brookes grad!
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...and wierdly enough i had a letter two days ago asking if id like to come back and do a masters in english and have my fees paid for me -the perks of being a brookes grad!
wow that's pretty generous, why would they do such a thing?!
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because im amazing
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because im amazing
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