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    (Original post by bluesky42)
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    What's your firm?
    Bath, I applied to aerospace engineering there and chemistry with molecular physics at imperial and i just felt that i'd be happier doing aerospace. Both courses are ranked similarly so its not as though i'm compromising much.
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    (Original post by arianex)
    Eh, come summer this will have been my 4th year boarding. I still go home to Malaysia during the main breaks (Christmas, Easter, Summer, what you will ) 9PM, woah. I thought us 6th form boarders had it bad at 10.30.

    I've come to realize that with some of the HK-ers in my school, it's like this for them: anyone who's not in your situation (foreigner in England) is your enemy, so you MUST stick with "your own kind". But if "your own kind" can speak fluent English and interact with "the enemy", they're "traitors"/try-hards/what-you-will and must be swiftly ignored. I know, it -does- defeat the purpose of studying abroad; but well, the majority of them aren't fussed (they're not paying for it, meh.) Though I suppose us Malaysians are luckier, because we grow up in a VERY multiracial society anyway so we're used to the idea of mixing with those not of "our kind" (bit of experience, woop!)
    Also, ALL of the Malaysians at my school are all there thanks to music scholarships and bursaries, so we're more compelled to make the most out of our time here - partly by mixing with many different peeps.

    Obviously, it's a lot harder if you don't speak English well; but if you don't try...well, meh. My "pet-sister" is Mainland Chinese and has a strong accent in that sense when she speaks English; but she TRIES more than half of my 6th form Chinese population put together. She's going to improve a lot better than they will.

    Hah, my Malaysian friends joke on how my accent "is SO MUCH MORE WESTERN NOW", when in fact I've NOT had a Malaysian accent since...ever. Even before I left for England. In fact, I find I have to bring out my "hidden" Malaysian accent a lot more when I'm back home, just so I don't "put people off" XD
    lmao at the accent switching. I speak chinese at home, and when I do use english for phrases because I've forgotten what they are in chinese, or if they're just easier to say, I generally say it in a fake chinese accent. But the problem is, my mum says she can't understand what I'm saying half the time lol. I just find it dead wierd when I try to speak english with an english accent when I am talking in chinese!

    I find it weird it's the HK ppl who give you a hard time, considering it was a British colony for 99 years, and many didn't want to integrate with China back in 1997. I'd have thought it was the mainland chinese, who thinks that China will rule the world, so no point integrating. Regardless of who it is, it's that kind of arrogance and ignorance that I hate. I remember going to Imperial for the open day last year... while it helped me to decide that I want to do EEE there, I saw a group of chinese guys talking and loudly in chinese in a computer room as if they owned the place. I mean it's not wrong, but it's their lack of manners that I dislike. I don't see any white guys sitting in rooms talking loudly as if they owned the place, which as a matter of fact, they do! It's their country! I can't help but think that they were the types who shun integration. It's not as if they're abandoning their cultural heritage by integrating is it? I'm proud of my chineseness (if that makes sense). So what is really putting me off is that 77% of my course is international (don't quote me, but it's 70 something), and a good proportion will be international. How many of them will I be forced to ignore because of their ignorance?

    Anyway, I have a friend who is from HK, and while his english wasn't that great when he joined, he has improved a lot by just generally integrating with people. So I agree that your pet-sister will be in a better position than many of those other people to make friends and connections at uni. Half of the experience at uni is about the social side right?
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    (Original post by Dark-Myth)
    Coolio. So you can transfer? I might well end up sharing then even if I earn some money this summer.
    Well I don't think it's particularly easy, but if you have a good reason to do so then yeah, you can move. From the website:

    1. Can I swap rooms/halls during the year?
    If you have any problems within the room/hall then you must in the first instance discuss them with your warden. It is only under exceptional circumstances that you will be able to swap rooms/halls.
    Please note that there is a room transfer charge of £50 where a student's request to change rooms has been granted (unless the change is taking place on medical or welfare grounds).
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    (Original post by Dark-Myth)
    lmao at the accent switching. I speak chinese at home, and when I do use english for phrases because I've forgotten what they are in chinese, or if they're just easier to say, I generally say it in a fake chinese accent. But the problem is, my mum says she can't understand what I'm saying half the time lol. I just find it dead wierd when I try to speak english with an english accent when I am talking in chinese!

    I find it weird it's the HK ppl who give you a hard time, considering it was a British colony for 99 years, and many didn't want to integrate with China back in 1997. I'd have thought it was the mainland chinese, who thinks that China will rule the world, so no point integrating. Regardless of who it is, it's that kind of arrogance and ignorance that I hate. I remember going to Imperial for the open day last year... while it helped me to decide that I want to do EEE there, I saw a group of chinese guys talking and loudly in chinese in a computer room as if they owned the place. I mean it's not wrong, but it's their lack of manners that I dislike. I don't see any white guys sitting in rooms talking loudly as if they owned the place, which as a matter of fact, they do! It's their country! I can't help but think that they were the types who shun integration. It's not as if they're abandoning their cultural heritage by integrating is it? I'm proud of my chineseness (if that makes sense). So what is really putting me off is that 77% of my course is international (don't quote me, but it's 70 something), and a good proportion will be international. How many of them will I be forced to ignore because of their ignorance?

    Anyway, I have a friend who is from HK, and while his english wasn't that great when he joined, he has improved a lot by just generally integrating with people. So I agree that your pet-sister will be in a better position than many of those other people to make friends and connections at uni. Half of the experience at uni is about the social side right?
    It somehow surprises most of my friends that English is actually my first language; though I do speak a fair bit of Mandarin with my gramps and gran (only because my Hokkien/Fujian is dismal - that's supposed to be my mother tongue, meh. Dad on the other hand speaks that, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently. xD)
    But I do find that yes, when I'm not speaking in English (e.g. Mandarin or Malay) then whatever loan-phrases in English that I use tend to be said in a slightly weird accent; so you're not the only one!

    On the contrary, I can sorta see why it's the Cantonese who are giving me a hard time - especially the boys (I thought catty behaviour was more of a girl thing, but hey!) The mainland Chinese I've met are somehow more refined, funnily enough And I do agree; immersing yourself in the culture you're surrounded by doesn't mean you're forgetting yourself; rather, you're being more sensitive to those around you (I'm sure if I suddenly went hardcore-Asian, my friends would be freaked out.)

    Unfortunately (and my mum has mentioned this before) a lot of Cantonese people (not all, thankfully) *can* be quite close-minded when it comes to things like this, and they tend to have a negative perception of stuff or people they're not familiar with. I know that for a fact, being the only non-China/HK-born Chinese in my year (and therefore the main target of such catty remarks.) Half of my chem set are HK boys, the other half are English boys + me (I'm the only girl.) It's taken the Canton boys a while to realize that my ability to have banter ping-pong with the English lads isn't me showing off/being superior - what's ironic is that two of them have been in English schools since year 7, so for FAR longer than I have been!

    Frankly speaking, I don't have a problem if these people choose not to integrate - whatever makes them happy, really. In fact, some try their best and end up getting ignored/stonewalled, so I can sympathize. But I do have a problem with them dissing my choice to mix with other people and calling me names for it.
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    (Original post by arianex)
    It somehow surprises most of my friends that English is actually my first language; though I do speak a fair bit of Mandarin with my gramps and gran (only because my Hokkien/Fujian is dismal - that's supposed to be my mother tongue, meh. Dad on the other hand speaks that, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently. xD)
    But I do find that yes, when I'm not speaking in English (e.g. Mandarin or Malay) then whatever loan-phrases in English that I use tend to be said in a slightly weird accent; so you're not the only one!

    On the contrary, I can sorta see why it's the Cantonese who are giving me a hard time - especially the boys (I thought catty behaviour was more of a girl thing, but hey!) The mainland Chinese I've met are somehow more refined, funnily enough And I do agree; immersing yourself in the culture you're surrounded by doesn't mean you're forgetting yourself; rather, you're being more sensitive to those around you (I'm sure if I suddenly went hardcore-Asian, my friends would be freaked out.)

    Unfortunately (and my mum has mentioned this before) a lot of Cantonese people (not all, thankfully) *can* be quite close-minded when it comes to things like this, and they tend to have a negative perception of stuff or people they're not familiar with. I know that for a fact, being the only non-China/HK-born Chinese in my year (and therefore the main target of such catty remarks.) Half of my chem set are HK boys, the other half are English boys + me (I'm the only girl.) It's taken the Canton boys a while to realize that my ability to have banter ping-pong with the English lads isn't me showing off/being superior - what's ironic is that two of them have been in English schools since year 7, so for FAR longer than I have been!

    Frankly speaking, I don't have a problem if these people choose not to integrate - whatever makes them happy, really. In fact, some try their best and end up getting ignored/stonewalled, so I can sympathize. But I do have a problem with them dissing my choice to mix with other people and calling me names for it.
    Agreed. Funny how western ideas like porn and promiscuity gets accepted as 'normal' xD
    Just kidding.

    I guess it's fine for you when you're surrounded by those people, because at the end of the day, if you end up having a problem with the 'segregation', it will affect you more than anyone else. I'm just sayin', because nothing similar has happened to me... just stories of people in private schools and stuff, and I really don't want that to be the norm on my course, with most people being international and that. Just would like to know that everyone on my course is sociable and that, you get what I'm saying? Ofc, it's impossible get that, but there is nothing wrong with being idealistic and hoping :P

    How stupid of them to be taking the mick. I'm sure we'll show them who is more superior, with our ENGLISH salary, and ENGLISH university degrees aha
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    (Original post by oleahi)
    Hi, mine was 38 with 7s in Maths and Physics for aero eng
    Theres a guy in my class who also got an offer for aero eng, but his offer was 37 with 6 and 7 in HL maths and physics respectively. it looks like all the EEE and computer science applicants got conditionals of 40 points, all other courses have 37 to 39.
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    (Original post by 1sippah)
    Theres a guy in my class who also got an offer for aero eng, but his offer was 37 with 6 and 7 in HL maths and physics respectively. it looks like all the EEE and computer science applicants got conditionals of 40 points, all other courses have 37 to 39.
    There are a couple of Physics 40s around.
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    Just received an offer at Imperial for their MSc Strategic Marketing!

    Super stoked!!!
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    (Original post by lizz66)
    Just received an offer at Imperial for their MSc Strategic Marketing!

    Super stoked!!!
    Wow, well done. Didn't know they did non-science postgrad programmes until I googled it.
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    Received Imperial Offer for Aero Eng...
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    (Original post by NilDe)
    Received Imperial Offer for Aero Eng...
    A*AA
    Congratulations! When did you get the offer?
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    (Original post by nuruldy)
    Offer for Chemical Engineering! 45/45 A bit harsh.
    Super happy!
    you're joking right?
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    (Original post by nuruldy)
    LOL. No! Maybe because I'm an international student, they expect me to get perfect score. Who knows what they're thinking. Most important thing is I got the offer! Yeay!
    Sorry to say so radically... I mean you know, that condition is a bit notable..
    I've heard some 45 offers for Cambridge but never for Imperial.
    When did you get the offer by the way?
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    (Original post by oleahi)
    Congratulations! When did you get the offer?
    Long time ago... abt 23 Oct... Exactly 8 days after i applied...
    Firmed it recently...
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    Is there anyone still waiting for the offer?????????????????
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    (Original post by oleahi)
    Is there anyone still waiting for the offer?????????????????
    You still haven't got yours?
    Chillax. when was your interview?
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    (Original post by Dark-Myth)
    You still haven't got yours?
    Chillax. when was your interview?
    Well.. I do hold one offer but I applied for two courses in Imperial (one for aero and another for mech eng)

    Got rejected from mechanical engineering in late February, but Biomedical engineering asked me whether I would like to be considered for this course and I said yes. And..well still waiting for it
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    (Original post by oleahi)
    Well.. I do hold one offer but I applied for two courses in Imperial (one for aero and another for mech eng)

    Got rejected from mechanical engineering in late February, but Biomedical engineering asked me whether I would like to be considered for this course and I said yes. And..well still waiting for it
    Late Feb? This isn't so bad then. You have until some time in May to hear from them.

    A friend of mine who applied to Physics was left hanging for 3 months! He applied by the Oct 15 deadline, and got his offer in Feb. everyone else who applied to Imperial got offers by November, except those who applied for medicine.

    I know this is getting on to 3 months, but just chill. You'll hear.
    If you're still not convinced, phone them up!
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    hi !
    i see most of the posters here are from traditional strong holds of imperial...
    but, i have an offer from imperial business school for msc management, my dilemma is that i also have an offer from cass business school for the same course and do not know which univ. to reject. can any1 help me out? please...
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    Does anyone know any Biomed. offer holders? Taking a glance at the first page I couldn't see any, but that list hasn't been edited recently.
    Anyway, I've got AAA Biomedical Sciences as my insurance.
 
 
 
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