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    Brigton is so popular xD Yeeesss chemistry !! I don't like physics that much though, it is a bit too abstract or I don't know... I just prefer chemistry

    Yeah the gap year is so necessary rn. Oh good idea ! You'll be super ready for uni after that o/
    yeah you taking a gap year too? chemistry is amazing but physics is too :3 haha i love chemistry though, fave science of all time

    the only physics i like is astrophysics.
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    What IS university?
    well it's a place where you study whatever you want for like 3/4/5 years and you become an expert on it then people wanna use your expertise so they hire you and you make moneez :3
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I was really shy when I started uni and I've suffered from anxiety for 10 years but getting to uni was the best thing that's ever happened. The day I first moved in couldn't come soon enough. I rarely got drunk in first year, but still made really good friends. It's impossible not to, considering just how big university is.
    That's super cool ! I already heard this kind of story, people being quite introverted and shy and who actually embraced the social experience of university and made a ton of friends there.
    I think university might be a sort of "trigger" for shy people to open themselves, and now I really can't wait to go and meet new people at my future university
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    yeah you taking a gap year too? chemistry is amazing but physics is too :3 haha i love chemistry though, fave science of all time

    the only physics i like is astrophysics.
    Yup, I made applications with a deferred entry for all of my 5 choices of uni ! (I didn't send them yet though, I need to finish my personal statement and all that)
    Yay, I'm doing chemistry at school at the moment and I liiiiike it

    Astrophysics is fascinating, I studied a bit of it for a tiny piece of homework and It was soooo interesting
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    Yup, I made applications with a deferred entry for all of my 5 choices of uni ! (I didn't send them yet though, I need to finish my personal statement and all that)
    Yay, I'm doing chemistry at school at the moment and I liiiiike it

    Astrophysics is fascinating, I studied a bit of it for a tiny piece of homework and It was soooo interesting
    ooooooh! that's good! I have to apply after A2s because i'm predicted BBB -_-

    I love chem but OCR B is soooo hardddd ugh. But yeah astrophysics is really cooL! i know there's gonna be a lot of maths in chemistry so i wanna do that during my gap year and i might as well do physics too just because I did the AS and i liked it and i reckon i'd be better prepared in the gap year haha :3 It's really interesting, maths and physics, but i can't do them and i really want to so i'll try anyway haha i'll get like 2 different tutors for each and work part time to provide for it (maybe at a lab or something :3) but i am looking forward to the sleeeeeeeeeeppppppppppp
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    (Original post by lbonnet)
    That's super cool ! I already heard this kind of story, people being quite introverted and shy and who actually embraced the social experience of university and made a ton of friends there.
    I think university might be a sort of "trigger" for shy people to open themselves, and now I really can't wait to go and meet new people at my future university
    It really is. Uni's far too big to be cliquey like school is-everyone's always willing to make friends throughout their time at uni. I only met some of my closest friends towards the end of 3rd year (I'm now in 4th year, language student who did my year abroad in 2nd year).

    Added to that my school (had a 6th form attached) was the most vile, toxic environment you could ever imagine. Literally full of genuinely nasty people. I couldn't leave soon enough and I was determined to not have such a destructive time at uni
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    Just how challenging, time-consuming and stressful a Maths degree at Imperial would be Despite things turning out rather well (I got a 1st), I had a lot less free time than I thought I would.

    My message to future maths/science undergrads is this:

    Uni life isn't just a party. You have to be prepared to work very hard!
    That's really made me worried :lol:
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    (Original post by z33)
    ooooooh! that's good! I have to apply after A2s because i'm predicted BBB -_-

    I love chem but OCR B is soooo hardddd ugh. But yeah astrophysics is really cooL! i know there's gonna be a lot of maths in chemistry so i wanna do that during my gap year and i might as well do physics too just because I did the AS and i liked it and i reckon i'd be better prepared in the gap year haha :3 It's really interesting, maths and physics, but i can't do them and i really want to so i'll try anyway haha i'll get like 2 different tutors for each and work part time to provide for it (maybe at a lab or something :3) but i am looking forward to the sleeeeeeeeeeppppppppppp
    Oh if you are predicted certain grades you will have to apply after a certain period ? Didn't know that ! (international student spotted ooooops)
    I actually don't really know a lot about how UK student apply to uni, I just know the UCAS process and that's it ^^

    I didn't do OCR and I don't think it is in my syllabus, but it seems quite hard indeed !
    Yup gotta be prepared in that gap year Wow that's so cool if you can work in a lab !! I would love to get some work experience in an area linked to psychology (because this is what I want to study at uni) *-*
    Ahaha this gap year will make me develop a strong relationship with my bed too
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    It really is. Uni's far too big to be cliquey like school is-everyone's always willing to make friends throughout their time at uni. I only met some of my closest friends towards the end of 3rd year (I'm now in 4th year, language student who did my year abroad in 2nd year).

    Added to that my school (had a 6th form attached) was the most vile, toxic environment you could ever imagine. Literally full of genuinely nasty people. I couldn't leave soon enough and I was determined to not have such a destructive time at uni
    Finally, the cliquey thing was soooo present at my middleschool, not the coolest period of my life aha
    Oooh a language student that's nice ! What language are you studying ?

    In the school I am currently it is less like that, people are more open I feel and more determined to work seriously so we have quite a studious atmosphere but I can totally feel what your school must have been and I'm happy it ended at uni !
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    (Original post by lbonnet)
    Oh if you are predicted certain grades you will have to apply after a certain period ? Didn't know that ! (international student spotted ooooops)
    I actually don't really know a lot about how UK student apply to uni, I just know the UCAS process and that's it ^^

    I didn't do OCR and I don't think it is in my syllabus, but it seems quite hard indeed !
    Yup gotta be prepared in that gap year Wow that's so cool if you can work in a lab !! I would love to get some work experience in an area linked to psychology (because this is what I want to study at uni) *-*
    Ahaha this gap year will make me develop a strong relationship with my bed too
    Oh you're international?! That's awesome! Where from? How it works in the UK is basically, we finish our AS levels in year 12 (aged 16-17) and then, based on our AS levels, we are predicted our (final) A2 grades. Usually it's 1 grade above what you get but it really depends on your subject teachers (I got BBCC and was predicted BBB but my friend got CCDU and was predicted BBC). So if the entry requirements for a course at some uni are higher than your predicteds, and you think that your predicteds are false and you can out-do them, you wait until you sit your A2 exams and get your final results! That would be August, the new cycle starts in September so you apply then, and then you get your offers and interviews and stuff and hopefully you get a place and start in the following September! That's it :3

    OCR is hard T_T especially the Salters course, it's meant to prepare you more for university but it's just bringing my grades down atm haha.
    Why don't you try getting experience in the mental health ward of a hospital? or like a mental institution? Or or or! volunteer for services in your country like the Samaritans and ChildLine - they're like 24 hour phone/chat counselling services...
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    (Original post by lbonnet)
    Finally, the cliquey thing was soooo present at my middleschool, not the coolest period of my life aha
    Oooh a language student that's nice ! What language are you studying ?

    In the school I am currently it is less like that, people are more open I feel and more determined to work seriously so we have quite a studious atmosphere but I can totally feel what your school must have been and I'm happy it ended at uni !
    I do Chinese with Japanese at uni and did my year abroad in Nanjing, China, although I did French and German for A Level at school.

    Uni's definitely a lot different to school. Yes, people are there to work, but you have so much more freedom but also more responsibility. No one's going to chase you if you don't hand your work in and no one will remind you of deadlines-you have to do it all by yourself.
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    Oh you're international?! That's awesome! Where from? How it works in the UK is basically, we finish our AS levels in year 12 (aged 16-17) and then, based on our AS levels, we are predicted our (final) A2 grades. Usually it's 1 grade above what you get but it really depends on your subject teachers (I got BBCC and was predicted BBB but my friend got CCDU and was predicted BBC). So if the entry requirements for a course at some uni are higher than your predicteds, and you think that your predicteds are false and you can out-do them, you wait until you sit your A2 exams and get your final results! That would be August, the new cycle starts in September so you apply then, and then you get your offers and interviews and stuff and hopefully you get a place and start in the following September! That's it :3

    OCR is hard T_T especially the Salters course, it's meant to prepare you more for university but it's just bringing my grades down atm haha.
    Why don't you try getting experience in the mental health ward of a hospital? or like a mental institution? Or or or! volunteer for services in your country like the Samaritans and ChildLine - they're like 24 hour phone/chat counselling services...
    Well international was a bit exaggerated, I'm right across the Channel : I'm French ! Ooooh ok, thanks for the explanation, it's way clearer now !

    Oh yes, I know that subject-that-is-meant-to-prepare-you-for-the-future type of thing and they are really hard hard hard
    It might be an easier thing in the UK but in France going to a hospital and "working" there is reserved to medical students/undergrad students But if I get the chance I would defenitely spend some time in the UK working in a hospital, I know someone who did that and I would looooooove it
    And I already got the idea of the phone counselling, I did take a look at a SOS Suicide line and they only accepted volunteers aged 25 and more I totally understand it though, I aimed a bit too high aha, I'll take a look at other types of phone/chat counselling
    I did engaged myself as a volunteer at the French Red Cross this year also and this might get me pretty busy during my gap year and I'm excited for that, can't wait to start this yearrrrr

    Thannnnnks for all the nice ideas !!
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    Well international was a bit exaggerated, I'm right across the Channel : I'm French ! Ooooh ok, thanks for the explanation, it's way clearer now !

    Oh yes, I know that subject-that-is-meant-to-prepare-you-for-the-future type of thing and they are really hard hard hard
    It might be an easier thing in the UK but in France going to a hospital and "working" there is reserved to medical students/undergrad students But if I get the chance I would defenitely spend some time in the UK working in a hospital, I know someone who did that and I would looooooove it
    And I already got the idea of the phone counselling, I did take a look at a SOS Suicide line and they only accepted volunteers aged 25 and more I totally understand it though, I aimed a bit too high aha, I'll take a look at other types of phone/chat counselling
    I did engaged myself as a volunteer at the French Red Cross this year also and this might get me pretty busy during my gap year and I'm excited for that, can't wait to start this yearrrrr

    Thannnnnks for all the nice ideas !!
    No problem!
    Ohhhhh that's awesome! So wait you were in France all your life? No wayyyy! Your English is amazing! You must have grown up here or something.
    Yepp subject is really hard but ... oh well haha what can we do :3
    nope in the UK it's super hard to get any clinical experience unless you personally know a doctor! it used to be much easier like 5 years ago... maybe you could try going abroad to some third world countries and volunteering for charity there?
    Yeah i'm sure there are ones that accept people aged 17/18! even 16+ maybe!
    Ooooh that is awesome! Red Cross too! MAssive organisation that's awesome! no problem good luck
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I do Chinese with Japanese at uni and did my year abroad in Nanjing, China, although I did French and German for A Level at school.

    Uni's definitely a lot different to school. Yes, people are there to work, but you have so much more freedom but also more responsibility. No one's going to chase you if you don't hand your work in and no one will remind you of deadlines-you have to do it all by yourself.
    Wow Chinese and Japanese are fascinating languages, with their different alphabets and all that.. I'm impressed !! It must have been so cool to live in China for a year and practice the language there !
    Ahaha well, If you ever miss speaking French, you can contact me, it's my native language But I can't help you with German, I chose Spanish

    The 'more responsability' is quite scary but I think I will enjoy it and will actually evolve in this sort of environment, and hopefully manage it well enough !
    Aaaah can't wait
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    No problem!
    Ohhhhh that's awesome! So wait you were in France all your life? No wayyyy! Your English is amazing! You must have grown up here or something.
    Yepp subject is really hard but ... oh well haha what can we do :3
    nope in the UK it's super hard to get any clinical experience unless you personally know a doctor! it used to be much easier like 5 years ago... maybe you could try going abroad to some third world countries and volunteering for charity there?
    Yeah i'm sure there are ones that accept people aged 17/18! even 16+ maybe!
    Ooooh that is awesome! Red Cross too! MAssive organisation that's awesome! no problem good luck
    Ahahahahaha this is so cuuuuute thannnnks but yup I lived in France my whole tiny life ! (I didn't even move or something within my country, I live in the same city since I was born, you can see the sedentary type aha)
    I just got in a special "section" at the start of middleschool (11 years old), having more classes of English than the regular pupils, studying history and geography and a bit of english literature with mostly English-native-speaker teachers (that were all so loooovely my god) and I'm going to pass the baccalaureate (the big scary final exam right before undergrad studies) with this option called OIB (Option Internationale Baccalauréat) with British literature and History and Geography in English

    Right infortunately we're not choosing the syllabus aha
    Oops I though it was, it seemed easy for the person I knew but actually she didn't really explain me how she did so she probably knew someone as you said ^^
    Yup maybe I will ! I'll take a look at some international organisation !
    Do you intend to do some volunteering yourself ?

    Good luck for you too with your gap year full of maths and exciting lab work experiences ahaha
 
 
 
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