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    Oh yeh, does anyone know whether first years can take part in formula student or is it just third and forth years that are likely to take part like in a lot of other unis?
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    (Original post by Supernovae)
    Hi, I have recieved an offer from Imperial to study physics next year, and soon enough I will have a very difficult decision to make. I love the buildings, the location and the atmosphere of Imperial , but the major worry that I have is the accomodation.

    From what Ive heard, the first year is in halls which is all good. In the information pack I got it said that some rooms are individual and some are shared. How high is the demand for each type of room and what is it like sharing a room with someone you have never met before?

    After first year, you get thrown out of halls and have to find your own place to live. Obviously student accomodation is never going to be that amazing, but the demand for housing in London is extremely high anyway, so how hard is it to get cheap student accomodation that is nice? (by nice I mean suitable for a human to live in)
    Also, as most student houses are probably most likely to be a bus/tube ride away from Imperial, does this affect your social life in the college? i.e. do you ever find yourself not being bothered to travel across London to get to there?
    And also, how easy is it to make friends in first year that you can then go on to share accomodation with in second/third year?

    And another thing, totally unrelated to accomodation. The workload at Imperial: is it really that bad?

    Sorry for all the questions, any answers would be much appreciated!
    I got an offer from them too, but I didn't get an information pack ?!
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    (Original post by TomSouthwell)
    I got an offer from them too, but I didn't get an information pack ?!
    Sorry can I ask, what course have you applied for?
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Pester them! or if you want past papers I know the VP of chem soc. I can get you the goods :p:
    I managed to obtain a few from Dad (although I would appreciate some Medicinal biology/chemistry ancillary past papers!). It's bizarre that Imperial don't just provide them. I sometimes get the impression they're not really 'on our side'.

    I doubt you would be! I must admit I don't know many first year medics I am a terrible parent (life as a single parent is hard *sniff* :p:)

    I had the same thing with the conservatives, but didn't get a single email after singing up to the mailing list. The libertarian society as far as I can ascertain exists in name only...

    Oh I don't have political friends is all probably. Medics are fairly socialist though, you would be surprised... (I was called evil for saying I wouldn't be willing to take a significant pay cut for the good of the NHS...)

    I need the odd political chat :p: Eastide on wednesdays eh...I have dance at 8.30 in EEE on a wednesday so could organise something at some point...
    What year of medicine are you in? Is there a shortage of willing medic parents? I'm sure my medic chums would be keen to meet you.

    When I went over to the ConSoc table at Freshers' Fair I quipped, in a friendly way, that there were only two names on the sign-up sheet, and the girl snapped "That's the second sheet!". If she's the same person who I sent the email to, then that probably explains why I got no reply. I think her name's Peugeot or Renault or something.

    It would seem that LiberSoc's not the only one to exist in name only. I joined the History society, got sent an email about a trip to the Imperial War Museum with the meeting place etc, turned up... and apart from a few other punters who also turned up there was absolutely no sign of the History Society high command anywhere! After hanging around for half an hour we ended up going on our own little trip. :rolleyes:

    Electrical Engineering runs dance classes? Intriguing! Let me know - any time after January 14th is likely to suit me.
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    It made my corridor dynamics, 'interesting' shall we say :p:
    Is the christmas tree guy in halls this year? :holmes:
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    (Original post by TomSouthwell)
    I got an offer from them too, but I didn't get an information pack ?!
    I got my information pack when I went down for an interview. Maybe you're applying for a subject that doesnt interview so you didnt have a chance to get one?
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    (Original post by Supernovae)
    I got my information pack when I went down for an interview. Maybe you're applying for a subject that doesnt interview so you didnt have a chance to get one?
    I dunno, the last time I went to the Aerospace Dept. I think it was an interview Well I got an offer from them Which made me think they might send me one.... hmmm not a biggy I suppose though
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Pester them! or if you want past papers I know the VP of chem soc. I can get you the goods :p:

    I doubt you would be! I must admit I don't know many first year medics I am a terrible parent (life as a single parent is hard *sniff* :p:)

    I had the same thing with the conservatives, but didn't get a single email after singing up to the mailing list. The libertarian society as far as I can ascertain exists in name only...

    Oh I don't have political friends is all probably. Medics are fairly socialist though, you would be surprised... (I was called evil for saying I wouldn't be willing to take a significant pay cut for the good of the NHS...)

    I need the odd political chat :p: Eastide on wednesdays eh...I have dance at 8.30 in EEE on a wednesday so could organise something at some point...
    Hey! I'm one of "anythingbutchardonnay's" medic friends haha!
    We'd love you to come and visit us at eastside
    btw what dance do you do?
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    (Original post by nikita_atikin)
    crazylemon, you know everything about Imperial, what can you tell me abot ICRadio? Is it something first years get involved with or do they wait a year or two until they have a lot more 'authority'? Does ICRadio have their own music database that you can get music off or do you have to have your own stuff? Do other students actually listen to it at all? What's the situation like for edgy music like DnB and dubstep, house etc? Does everyone get a go doing their own show or do you "work your way up"? I already do a radio show you see, so I was just curious to know what ICRadio was like.
    I really don't know, I think you just need to ask.

    (Original post by AnythingButChardonnay)
    I managed to obtain a few from Dad (although I would appreciate some Medicinal biology/chemistry ancillary past papers!). It's bizarre that Imperial don't just provide them. I sometimes get the impression they're not really 'on our side'.



    What year of medicine are you in? Is there a shortage of willing medic parents? I'm sure my medic chums would be keen to meet you.

    When I went over to the ConSoc table at Freshers' Fair I quipped, in a friendly way, that there were only two names on the sign-up sheet, and the girl snapped "That's the second sheet!". If she's the same person who I sent the email to, then that probably explains why I got no reply. I think her name's Peugeot or Renault or something.

    It would seem that LiberSoc's not the only one to exist in name only. I joined the History society, got sent an email about a trip to the Imperial War Museum with the meeting place etc, turned up... and apart from a few other punters who also turned up there was absolutely no sign of the History Society high command anywhere! After hanging around for half an hour we ended up going on our own little trip. :rolleyes:

    Electrical Engineering runs dance classes? Intriguing! Let me know - any time after January 14th is likely to suit me.
    No it is dance soc, just held in EEE :p:
    Nah it is just that we are disorganised. No one was left parent-less I think unless they didn't go to mums and dads. Mine has just never talked to me since then, I have given them my details but they seem happy without me. Tbh I was the same with mine :p:

    (Original post by Bslforever)
    Is the christmas tree guy in halls this year? :holmes:
    No, why?

    (Original post by rimssins)
    Hey! I'm one of "anythingbutchardonnay's&qu ot; medic friends haha!
    We'd love you to come and visit us at eastside
    btw what dance do you do?
    That would be nice, some time after the 14th then!

    I do latin and ballroom. Only a beginner though :p:
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    I really don't know, I think you just need to ask.
    Oh okay :teehee: What kind of music does Imperial generally like? And do you guys like going to gigs often? I mean it's London so... :headbang:
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    (Original post by nikita_atikin)
    Oh okay :teehee: What kind of music does Imperial generally like? And do you guys like going to gigs often? I mean it's London so... :headbang:
    Personally I don't because my music taste is awful. I like some eurovision songs! :p:
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    No, why?
    Sounds like this second year biochemist living next to me.
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    (Original post by Bslforever)
    Sounds like this second year biochemist living next to me.
    Lol no. He isn't biochem
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Personally I don't because my music taste is awful. I like some eurovision songs! :p:
    :lolwut:
    It's like being a medic is the only thing going for you
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    Sorry, I know I'm being cheeky I'll admit though, my friends and I did have a Eurovision party once :ninja:
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Lol no. He isn't biochem
    Lol fair enough. He had a rugby medic roommate last year.
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    (Original post by TomSouthwell)
    I dunno, the last time I went to the Aerospace Dept. I think it was an interview Well I got an offer from them Which made me think they might send me one.... hmmm not a biggy I suppose though
    Congrats
    The information pack had some accomodation stuff, but apart from that it was just stuff about the course, timetable, the arts (music etc.), that you will probably be able to find on the internet

    (Original post by nikita_atikin)
    Oh okay :teehee: What kind of music does Imperial generally like? And do you guys like going to gigs often? I mean it's London so... :headbang:
    I would like to know this also :ninja:
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    (Original post by nikita_atikin)
    :lolwut:
    It's like being a medic is the only thing going for you
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    Sorry, I know I'm being cheeky I'll admit though, my friends and I did have a Eurovision party once :ninja:
    Sadly probably true :p: Once? Erm every year! (I got drunk in the common room this year. The singalong component had to be disabled...)

    (Original post by Bslforever)
    Lol fair enough. He had a rugby medic roommate last year.
    Seems like it happens reasonably often then :p:
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Seems like it happens reasonably often then :p:
    Of course.

    God has a sense of humor.
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    (Original post by Supernovae)
    I would like to know this also :ninja:
    Tbh your taste in music is probably the best I've seen in any future Imperial student so could we be gig buddies? I'll listen to anything but I'm just curious
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    (Original post by nikita_atikin)
    Tbh your taste in music is probably the best I've seen in any future Imperial student so could we be gig buddies? I'll listen to anything but I'm just curious
    (Original post by Supernovae)
    I would like to know this also :ninja:
    For what its worth, most genres of music have their own Imperial Societies. They tend to go out to gigs and the like a lot. I'm on their mailing lists (never been out with them though) and have been invited to see loads of bands, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Imogen Heap, 36 Crazyfists and loads more.
 
 
 
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