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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Lol. Am i a creep.
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    I was joking
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I was joking
    I know lol. Haha.



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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Not me.
    They seen 3 exams I failed this year and thought, well might aswell leave it.
    Yeah they don't want to kill their averages do they...
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    (Original post by 16Characters....)
    Unless I've missed an email somewhere, I've not been asked for it.
    Comes by post - you'll probably get it in a bit.
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    I couldn't be bothered to fill the UMS boxes by hand so I sent my results sheet to admissions office as apparently it was also acceptable!
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Comes by post - you'll probably get it in a bit.
    Ah, that explains it. Thanks.
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    Has everyone got their Raven?
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    Any other Law students got an essay to do? Have to do 1500 words analysing a decision by the House Of Lords by October. I would usually be daunted but I actually find this type of task really interesting and fun to do. It probably won't be as fun when we have to do it every week though...
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    (Original post by jneill)
    yeah they don't want to kill their averages do they...
    roasted again.
    What is lyf 🌝🔫
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    I couldn't be bothered to fill the UMS boxes by hand so I sent my results sheet to admissions office as apparently it was also acceptable!
    I remember my daughter rang me during the freshers week and ask me to email her a scanned copy of her A-Level certificate with UMS of all the subjects/modules.
    Can't remember if it was because she hadn't done the form before she went there or something additional she had do to confirm the content of the form she'd done was accurate........
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    Now that we've got our raven's - you can sign up to Agora. Looks pretty useful.
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    Anyone got any advice on the natural sciences modules?

    I'm going to take maths, physics and chemistry, but my other module will either be materials science or computer science?

    Is computer science very hard if you have no previous experience?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by RThornton)
    Anyone got any advice on the natural sciences modules?

    I'm going to take maths, physics and chemistry, but my other module will either be materials science or computer science?

    Is computer science very hard if you have no previous experience?

    Thanks
    I'm about to start NST too My modules will be Maths, Physics, Computer Science and Materials Science.

    I've done a bit of digging around and as far as I'm aware both Computer Science and Materials science assume no prior knowledge of the subject, so you should be fine. If you'd like to get a better idea of what CompSci will be like, you should take a look at the introductory page here: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/freshers/

    Anyone doing the CompSci module will be required to take the online pre-course linked from that page (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/teaching/1617/PrepCS/), so if you've signed up for your Raven ID you can give it a look. As a NST fresher you may have to send an email to get enrolled on the course... I'm still waiting for my reply...

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by RThornton)
    Anyone got any advice on the natural sciences modules?

    I'm going to take maths, physics and chemistry, but my other module will either be materials science or computer science?

    Is computer science very hard if you have no previous experience?

    Thanks
    Lots of people find computer science absolutely horrendous, to the point where the former CompSci DoS at my college actively discouraged NatScis from taking it. I know at least one NatSci that really liked it though.
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    So when are we supposed to go to Cambridge?
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    So when are we supposed to go to Cambridge?
    Welcome pack will tell you when. It's usually during the weekend just before freshers week starts for home students.
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    So when are we supposed to go to Cambridge?
    I'm going back on the 1st of October, your college's moving day will be pretty close to that.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Welcome pack will tell you when. It's usually during the weekend just before freshers week starts for home students.
    Do we know when freshers week starts yet?
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    Do we know when freshers week starts yet?
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    (Original post by alow)
    I'm going back on the 1st of October, your college's moving day will be pretty close to that.
    OK thanks.
 
 
 
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