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UCAS. Is. Done. Me thinks this warrants a celebration
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UCAS. Is. Done. Me thinks this warrants a celebration
I certainly don't miss the days of UCAS. What have you applied for?
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If that's the quality of debate we'd see in a real EU referendum then i weep for the British electorate.
You'll be in for a taste of what Scotland had to put up with for two years!
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I certainly don't miss the days of UCAS. What have you applied for?
Haha, certainly not my favourite thing in the world! Did you get in to where you wanted in the end though? I've applied for Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge, and I'm going to confirm my other choices a bit later just in case but they're very likely to be:

UCL - Arts and Sciences
Durham - Combined Social Sciences
Bristol - Liberal Arts
Exeter - Masters Liberal Arts with Study Abroad
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UCAS. Is. Done. Me thinks this warrants a celebration
Same, it's finally actually gone off!
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Haha, certainly not my favourite thing in the world! Did you get in to where you wanted in the end though? I've applied for Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge, and I'm going to confirm my other choices a bit later just in case but they're very likely to be:

UCL - Arts and Sciences
Durham - Combined Social Sciences
Bristol - Liberal Arts
Exeter - Masters Liberal Arts with Study Abroad
Yes, I did, thankfully! I applied mainly for English Literature courses but added a combined option with History at Edinburgh on a whim, which turned out quite lucky as I much prefer it over the English side.

I'm not actually sure what Liberal Arts is. Is it like an overview of the humanities?
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Same, it's finally actually gone off!
High five! Where are you applying for then?


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Yes, I did, thankfully! I applied mainly for English Literature courses but added a combined option with History at Edinburgh on a whim, which turned out quite lucky as I much prefer it over the English side.

I'm not actually sure what Liberal Arts is. Is it like an overview of the humanities?
Ooh nice! I've been to Edinburgh and I realllllly love the city but unfortunately the requirements they have for the course I studied at college are stupidly high (above what Cambridge are asking for!) Does seem like a great place to study and I really admire the Scottish system too.

Well, every university that offers it seems to helpfully have a slightly different interpretation But generally that's about right, you do a set of "core" modules that include critical thinking etc, most often a foreign language is included too (Exeter have the option for Latin which I'd love!) and then a mix of modules first year before gradually specialising into a major or a major and a minor
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UCAS... Those were the days

So Anyone following the Pistorious trial? Utter BS at suggestions that he won't serve behind bars
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UCAS... Those were the days

So Anyone following the Pistorious trial? Utter BS at suggestions that he won't serve behind bars
I don't buy his defence at all. Even if he thought it WAS an intruder, to shoot several times with nothing to suggest they were armed or dangerous is totally disproportionate. If true, he should have barricaded himself (and his wife!) in a room and phoned the police.
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(Original post by Green_Pink)
Haha, certainly not my favourite thing in the world! Did you get in to where you wanted in the end though? I've applied for Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge, and I'm going to confirm my other choices a bit later just in case but they're very likely to be:

UCL - Arts and Sciences
Durham - Combined Social Sciences
Bristol - Liberal Arts
Exeter - Masters Liberal Arts with Study Abroad
Oooh I so nearly applied for Liberal Arts! Such a cool course. Which college have you applied for at Cambridge?
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High five! Where are you applying for then?
Cambridge for MML (French and ab initio German)
York for French and ab initio German
Durham for MLAC (French and ab initio German)
Bath for Modern Langs and European Studies (French and Spanish)
Exeter for French and ab initio German

It's all about the languages here.
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Oooh I so nearly applied for Liberal Arts! Such a cool course. Which college have you applied for at Cambridge?
Definitely looks like it, hopefully it is! How comes you didn't in the end? And I've gone for King's at Cambridge Congrats on getting in yourself, which college is yours?

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Cambridge for MML (French and ab initio German)
York for French and ab initio German
Durham for MLAC (French and ab initio German)
Bath for Modern Langs and European Studies (French and Spanish)
Exeter for French and ab initio German

It's all about the languages here.
Three of the same uni choices haha! We must be onto something, wisdom of crowds and all that I really like languages but it's not my best area academically, could never do a whole degree in them but from what all my friends say it's a really cool option
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Three of the same uni choices haha! We must be onto something, wisdom of crowds and all that I really like languages but it's not my best area academically, could never do a whole degree in them but from what all my friends say it's a really cool option
Bath in particular does seem to be fairly popular, not that I'm at all surprised as I can think of a fair few worse places to live.
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Bath in particular does seem to be fairly popular, not that I'm at all surprised as I can think of a fair few worse places to live.
I think the location is a really underrated factor, I visited Warwick and it was just eughhhh. (No offence to any Warwick students/applicants here!)
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I think the location is a really underrated factor, I visited Warwick and it was just eughhhh. (No offence to any Warwick students/applicants here!)
My mum went to Warwick and basically told me it was a non-starter. :eek:
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My mum went to Warwick and basically told me it was a non-starter. :eek:
Haha, my Uncle-in-Law used to work there and when I even mentioned it it seemed to open up long buried but still very painful scars...
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Definitely looks like it, hopefully it is! How comes you didn't in the end? And I've gone for King's at Cambridge Congrats on getting in yourself, which college is yours?
I wanted to do Geography and wasn't so keen on diluting the content of my personal statement across a couple subjects, and a lot of the courses are relatively new, so I wasn't sure about how successful they are.

King's eh? Didn't have you down as a raving commie! I'm at Tit Hall, so I'll only be a couple doors down if you get in
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Haha, my Uncle-in-Law used to work there and when I even mentioned it it seemed to open up long buried but still very painful scars...
It's not actually in Warwick either is it. It's in either Coventry or Leamington Spa if I remember correctly... (One of those places is definitely on the avoid list though - no prizes for guessing which.)
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I don't buy his defence at all. Even if he thought it WAS an intruder, to shoot several times with nothing to suggest they were armed or dangerous is totally disproportionate. If true, he should have barricaded himself (and his wife!) in a room and phoned the police.
Taking what you have said outside of the Pistorious context we could have the following situation. It's 2am, you are home alone with your small child when suddenly you hear a loud smashing sound from downstairs, shorty after you hear the sound of someone starting to walk up the stairs. You have a gun but choose not to use it, instead favouring to hide away awaiting the police who may not arrive quick enough. That's ridiculous! Shooting bullets provided you have 'eyes on' in the direction of the intruder is the best way to ensure safety of your safety and the safety of your child. Forget reasonable force which differ from person to person, if the intruder did not want to get shot the intruder should not have entered your home unlawfully.

In the case of the Pistorious trial, I don't buy he though it was an intruder in his home. Assuming he did think it was an intruder, he should have waited to have eyes on before pulling the trigger. A manslaughter charge is fair in my opinion here.
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I think the location is a really underrated factor, I visited Warwick and it was just eughhhh. (No offence to any Warwick students/applicants here!)
Warwick's residences are so nice though! :eek: I was on a four day residential there and it was just such a nice place to study in. The only thing I don't like is that it's a little isolated from society the more urban areas so you don't have much choice for social life, groceries etc.
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