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    (Original post by ValerieKR)
    My sister (going into yr12 now) is a nightmare - she keeps going on about how she's smarter than me because when she takes her BMAT she'll get 'full marks' and 'the BMAT is harder than STEP'
    Well if many people get full marks then clearly it isn't haha.

    Though in fairness STEP, whilst it was significantly harder than A Level it was never impossible. But my relatives could never accept that STEP was never even close to guaranteed to go well.
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    'He got into Cambridge, which is the best place in the world for maths'
    'wait wait wait, those rankings dont mean ****'
    'dont be so humble m8'
    'well it isn't like he's the best in the world, people did better than him at STEP'
    'b**** pleeease, if I was the bestest in the world I wouldn't be hanging out with you lot'
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    My personal favourite has been
    'F*ck you, why are you so smart?'
    weirdly refreshing from the usual
    at least you have been able to explain what step is, I dont think any of my relatives realise i had to sit extra exams to get in
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    "omg you must be so clever"
    how do you actually respond to these things?! You sound like an absolute ass if you agree or disagree
    Awkward conversation : Parents Version

    "Congratulation! You must be really proud!"

    ........even more awkward when it's coming from a parent who's kid was rejected..............
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    I just bought a dressing gown and now my wardrobe is pretty much complete.

    If you ever see a long, pink, hooded figure running across Newnham's gardens at 2am it's probably me
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I just bought a dressing gown and now my wardrobe is pretty much complete.

    If you ever see a long, pink, hooded figure running across Newnham's gardens at 2am it's probably me
    Gona go buy my suit tday lol


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Gona go buy my suit tday lol


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    At least with guys you can just have that one suit...

    I feel like I need to buy 55 dresses
    Smh I should have bought those ones I saw on sale before results day
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    At least with guys you can just have that one suit...

    I feel like I need to buy 55 dresses
    Smh I should have bought those ones I saw on sale before results day
    Haha lol.
    I might be getting measured up for a decent one.
    We just keep the one suit and switch shirts and ties.


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    How much is the total accommodation costs at everyone's colleges, including overhead, computer network connection and medical taxi scheme?? my letter says that the total for 3 terms is £5391.90. Sounds like a lot...
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    (Original post by 12284)
    How much is the total accommodation costs at everyone's colleges, including overhead, computer network connection and medical taxi scheme?? my letter says that the total for 3 terms is £5391.90. Sounds like a lot...
    Hm that is alot.


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    How much is the total accommodation costs at everyone's colleges, including overhead, computer network connection and medical taxi scheme?? my letter says that the total for 3 terms is £5391.90. Sounds like a lot...
    Which college? Is your room ensuite?

    And, medical taxi scheme?
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    (Original post by 12284)
    How much is the total accommodation costs at everyone's colleges, including overhead, computer network connection and medical taxi scheme?? my letter says that the total for 3 terms is £5391.90. Sounds like a lot...
    Mine is about £3.8k for ensuite, £2.9k for shared bathroom I think. That includes all utilities and gigabit internet, deposit is £300 I think but that's for all 3 years.

    What's a medical taxi scheme?
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    (Original post by 12284)
    How much is the total accommodation costs at everyone's colleges, including overhead, computer network connection and medical taxi scheme?? my letter says that the total for 3 terms is £5391.90. Sounds like a lot...
    Does it include Kitchen Fixed Charge? Mine is £3594, including everything and £190 of meal credit. I think food is fairly expensive though (Homerton).
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    (Original post by alow)
    Mine is about £3.8k for ensuite, £2.9k for shared bathroom I think. That includes all utilities and gigabit internet, deposit is £300 I think but that's for all 3 years.

    What's a medical taxi scheme?
    Long live homerton.
    Such great costs.


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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    Does it include Kitchen Fixed Charge? Mine is £3594.
    Mate wheree y getting exact costs?
    I aint got nothing about accomodation yet.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Long live homerton.
    Such great costs.


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    And that includes £600 a year to spend on food at college.

    The internet is stupid fast too.
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    (Original post by alow)
    And that includes £600 a year to spend on food at college.

    The internet is stupid fast too.
    Brilliant!


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    (Original post by jneill)
    Which college? Is your room ensuite?

    And, medical taxi scheme?
    (Original post by alow)
    Mine is about £3.8k for ensuite, £2.9k for shared bathroom I think. That includes all utilities and gigabit internet, deposit is £300 I think but that's for all 3 years.

    What's a medical taxi scheme?
    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    Does it include Kitchen Fixed Charge? Mine is £3594, including everything and £190 of meal credit. I think food is fairly expensive though (Homerton).
    My college is Murray Edwards. On the letter it says that the medical taxi scheme is a termly contribution for transport to help students who are temporarily unable to travel to lectures, but it's only £3.30 per term. There's nothing in the letter about a Fixed Kitchen Charge so I don't know. This is quite a lot of money per year, most of my maintenence living loan is gone...
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Mate wheree y getting exact costs?
    I aint got nothing about accomodation yet.


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    £3706, with £190 a term for food included. I'm pretty sure all ensuite rooms at college are the same so yours should be the same as mine.
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    (Original post by 12284)
    How much is the total accommodation costs at everyone's colleges, including overhead, computer network connection and medical taxi scheme?? my letter says that the total for 3 terms is £5391.90. Sounds like a lot...
    (Original post by 12284)
    My college is Murray Edwards. On the letter it says that the medical taxi scheme is a termly contribution for transport to help students who are temporarily unable to travel to lectures, but it's only £3.30 per term. There's nothing in the letter about a Fixed Kitchen Charge so I don't know. This is quite a lot of money per year, most of my maintenence living loan is gone...
    Maybe MECAccess has some ideas on the costs?
 
 
 
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