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    Thanks.
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    Do we know when freshers week starts yet?
    Also proper lectures start on the 6th but you may have some introductory lectures before that. Don't expect much of a freshers week.
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    Also proper lectures start on the 6th but you may have some introductory lectures before that. Don't expect much of a freshers week.
    I've never had one of those before, so I'm not expecting anything.
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    I've never had one of those before, so I'm not expecting anything.
    Lol


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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    Do we know when freshers week starts yet?
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    Depends on your college. Christ's is Sunday (2nd Oct) for home/UK freshers.
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    Do we know when freshers week starts yet?
    As others said.
    Just for future reference, a new term always starts on Tuesday and a new academic year always starts on the first Tuesday of October.

    Just checked King's website (as they're very good at providing up-to-date info on website) , and they says freshers should arrive on Friday 30 sep.
    So it's possible some colleges ask their students to arrive a day before the pre-freshers week weekend, maybe to avoid too much arrivals in one weekend.
    So please check with your colleges welcome pack, especially if your college is in central location and does not have a large car park. Their instruction on when to arrive can be quite specific.
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    As others said.
    Just for future reference, a new term always starts on Tuesday and a new academic year always starts on the first Tuesday of October.

    Just checked King's website (as they're very good at providing up-to-date info on website) , and they says freshers should arrive on Friday 30 sep.
    So it's possible some colleges ask their students to arrive a day before the pre-freshers week weekend, maybe to avoid too much arrivals in one weekend.
    So please check with your colleges welcome pack, especially if your college is in central location and does not have a large car park.
    Yeh i arrive on the 24th/25th due to some pre sessional Maths course.
    But normal Homerton people arrive on the 1st.
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Yeh i arrive on the 24th/25th due to some pre sessional Maths course.
    But normal Homerton people arrive on the 1st.
    Lol 'Normal' Homerton people..........
    No, I'm not suggesting anything!


    Yeah some students have early session or meeting before others arrive.
    You'll (and whoever driving you & you stuff) have much easier time than students in central location as Homerton has ample parking spaces.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Lol 'Normal' Homerton people..........
    No, I'm not suggesting anything!


    Yeah some students have early session or meeting before others arrive.
    You'll (and whoever driving you & you stuff) have much easier time than students in central location as Homerton has ample parking spaces.
    Mathmos need extra help especially us homerton ones.
    The course is for Trin Hall girton Caius homerton I think.
    Maybe some others but I am not sure.
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Mathmos need extra help especially us homerton ones.
    The course is for Trin Hall girton Caius homerton I think.
    Maybe some others but I am not sure.
    Well, you get extra service at the same price.
    Good value!
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    btw if you check your departmental websites, most of them have the lecture timetables up - the maths one is here: https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/system/files/iaib.pdf
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Well, you get extra service at the same price.
    Good value!
    Not really haha, we pay for accomadation for those days. Around 100 quid.
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Not really haha, we pay for accomadation for those days. Around 100 quid.
    Ah, so there's a catch.....
    Still you'll enjoy the nice quiet time at the college before a horde of students arrive.
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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

    If you're interested in the computer science module, have a look at the pre-arrival online course you're expected to do for it.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    btw if you check your departmental websites, most of them have the lecture timetables up - the maths one is here: https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/system/files/iaib.pdf
    I don't want to rep you, in case you get the impression that I didn't know about this pdf

    (I didn't)
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    As others said.
    Just for future reference, a new term always starts on Tuesday and a new academic year always starts on the first Tuesday of October.
    And yet the course starts on Thursday 6th (well, engineering anyway...)
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    (Original post by jneill)
    And yet the course starts on Thursday 6th (well, engineering anyway...)
    It does in most courses. The first Thursday in the first week of term is when lectures start ....... though not all lectures obviously.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    ... though not all lectures obviously.
    That would be too, er, easy.

    In other news, is everyone getting a TV Licence in accordance with the new rules?

    So long as you aren't plugged into the mains when watching iPlayer on your laptop, or whatever, you'll be fine. (Assuming your parents have a home licence of course...)
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    (Original post by jneill)
    That would be too, er, easy.

    In other news, is everyone getting a TV Licence in accordance with the new rules?

    So long as you aren't plugged into the mains when watching iPlayer on your laptop, or whatever, you'll be fine. (Assuming your parents have a home licence of course...)
    Universities all over uk will be their biggest hunting ground to catch illegal iplayer-viewers.......
 
 
 
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