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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Probably bunk it.
    Well, good luck with that.
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    (Original post by alow)
    You have to sign out if you leave because of fire regs. If you leave too often you might not make term (you have to be in Cambridge a minimum number of nights to graduate).

    In practice you can leave, just make friends with your fire warden and tell them when you're leaving.

    You may have supervisions on Sat/Sun.
    Is the rule stricter than a couple of years ago??
    Or is your college stricter than others?

    I know it's in the rule, but I hardly know anyone who actually sign out when they leave their college for a night in a weekend.
    If it's longer than a few days, probably better to sign out properly (or at least let your friends in your corridor know), but other than that, it's quite free, isn't it? (Unless you miss a supervision or lecture)
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Oh, someone said a black suit is fine.
    Yes, that's why I said it's up to you. A black suit is fine, but a dinner suit is better. If you are of a mind to get a tailored suit then in for a penny...

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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Oh, someone said a black suit is fine.
    I did. And I know a few guys who wore their black suits with a bow tie, instead of proper dinner jacket. As long as it's a right sort of material (very black & smooth) , it's possible to get away with it.
    But I think they (or at least one of them) bought a proper black tie for their first May Balls, so switched to that after that.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Lucky you. I had 6 days of 9-11AM in IA. :eek:No Saturday lectures this year though
    I don't think I could handle that What have you chosen to do this year?
    (Original post by Zacken)
    Cheaper for us overall, I think. How many dresses are you planning on buying before coming up?
    Defo :lol:Not very many...I've bought three smartish ones so far and I may buy a couple more when I go shopping in Manchester, but I'm running low on funds and I feel bad when I ask my parents. This will be me when I get my student loan/bursary though:
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    (Maybe less of the designer bc I still need to afford food)
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Is the rule stricter than a couple of years ago??
    Or is your college stricter than others?

    I know it's in the rule, but I hardly know anyone who actually sign out when they leave their college for a night in a weekend.
    If it's longer than a few days, probably better to sign out properly (or at least let your friends in your corridor know), but other than that, it's quite free, isn't it? (Unless you miss a supervision or lecture)
    I think my college may be stricter than most. Until last year you had to sign out if you were going to be out of college after midnight...

    It's fine if you don't get caught, but at Homerton you'll get fined and have to go to the dean if they find out.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I don't think I could handle that What have you chosen to do this year?
    Chem, but unfortunately almost all of the modules I like have 9AM lectures.. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by alow)
    I think my college may be stricter than most. Until last year you had to sign out if you were going to be out of college after midnight...

    It's fine if you don't get caught, but at Homerton you'll get fined and have to go to the dean if they find out.
    At my daughter's and a few other colleges I know, they do have a rule that you have to sign out if you're staying out of college.
    But in reality nobody did, unless they are away for more than a few days and miss supervision/lecture, and nobody checked. Some students I know went home (or other pLaces)! quite often over weekend without signing out, but they were OK.





    Maybe at Homerton they want to make sure everyone is back at college safely without getting lost somewhere because you're middle of nowhere and so far away??
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Oh, someone said a black suit is fine.
    You can get away with it, unless you want to join the Pitt Club or something. But there will be people who know that you're not correctly dressed - most will never say anything, so it's up to you whether it's important enough to splash the extra cash.

    As for going home, most colleges are not as strict as alow describes, and you could probably get away with it. Whether you'll want to on a regular basis is another question.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I don't think I could handle that What have you chosen to do this year? Defo :lol:Not very many...I've bought three smartish ones so far and I may buy a couple more when I go shopping in Manchester, but I'm running low on funds and I feel bad when I ask my parents. This will be me when I get my student loan/bursary though:
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    (Maybe less of the designer bc I still need to afford food)
    TK Maxx online is your friend.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Defo :lol:Not very many...I've bought three smartish ones so far and I may buy a couple more when I go shopping in Manchester, but I'm running low on funds and I feel bad when I ask my parents. This will be me when I get my student loan/bursary though:

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    (Maybe less of the designer bc I still need to afford food)
    Hahaha, you'll have a proper variety of things to wear for formals. I guess you'll have an excuse to go to lots of formals just to get your dresses some use. :lol:

    I'm just going to rotate my two suits.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    At my daughter's and a few other colleges I know, they do have a rule that you have to sign out if you're staying out of college.
    But in reality nobody did, unless they are away for more than a few days and miss supervision/lecture, and nobody checked. Some students I know went home (or other pLaces)! quite often over weekend without signing out, but they were OK.





    Maybe at Homerton they want to make sure everyone is back at college safely without getting lost somewhere because you're middle of nowhere and so far away??
    Yeah most people don't bother signing out, but if you're gone for only a couple of days it wont really effect your making term so it's probably best not to risk the fine.

    To be fair, it does feel like a very long walk when you're drunk
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    (Original post by alow)
    Yeah most people don't bother signing out, but if you're gone for only a couple of days it wont really effect your making term so it's probably best not to risk the fine.

    To be fair, it does feel like a very long walk when you're drunk
    Is your sense of distance not working when you're not drunk?
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Is your sense of distance not working when you're not drunk?
    I don't walk to college when I'm sober, takes far too long
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Yes, that's why I said it's up to you. A black suit is fine, but a dinner suit is better. If you are of a mind to get a tailored suit then in for a penny...

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    Forget it.
    Can't be bothered getting a dinner jacket. 1 suit is enough for me lol.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Forget it.
    Can't be bothered getting a dinner jacket. 1 suit is enough for me lol.


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    You can decide if you want to invest in a proper black tie or not later, after you saw what others around you are wearing.
    Just get a proper dress shirt. That'd do for the time being.
    Also, many formal dress-hire shops sell their second-hand stock at bargain price of you don't want to spend too much.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    You can decide if you want to invest in a proper black tie or not later, after you saw what others around you are wearing.
    Just get a proper dress shirt. That'd do for the time being.
    Also, many formal dress-hire shops sell their second-hand stock at bargain price of you don't want to spend too much.
    Yeh tbh I ain't even paying for my suit my friend is paying for it for me as a gift.
    So i might aswell buy a dinner jacket now.
    So many decisions. Feel like david cameron. Hope i don't go for a referendum.



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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Yeh tbh I ain't even paying for my suit my friend is paying for it for me as a gift.
    So i might aswell buy a dinner jacket now.
    So many decisions. Feel like david cameron. Hope i don't go for a referendum.



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    You have a great friend!
    It's your choice. You might want to buy it later anyway (esp. for May Balls), so longer you have, more economical it's going to be.
    As I said, have a look at dress-hire shops in your local shopping centre/s (R****** or I*****? ). They often have sales on their ex-hire suits.
    Also, I heard M &S's ones are good value.
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    (Original post by candycake)
    Hi all, I (somehow) managed to meet my offer, so Cambridge here I come! Any other Homertonians or Education students out there? I'm doing education with english .
    Greetings, old chap / my dear. I have spent the last few days trying to find another person who meets just one of the two criteria you have mentioned, for I too am a Homertonian studying Education (with History, myself). Is there anybody else out there?
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    (Original post by 09dh01)
    Greetings, old chap / my dear. I have spent the last few days trying to find another person who meets just one of the two criteria you have mentioned, for I too am a Homertonian studying Education (with History, myself). Is there anybody else out there?
    Yes
 
 
 
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