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    (Original post by gasfxekl)
    'twas a joke
    i actually want to join that society ...
    Excellent
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Excellent
    Don't suppose you have a handy link to the Mauritian/Telephone Booth Society?

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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Don't suppose you have a handy link to the Mauritian/Telephone Booth Society?

    of course
    http://www.cmsociety.org.uk

    Although they haven't updated their premises yet
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    I know this isn't a CU society... before someone points it out
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    lol brilliant, I'll keep an eye out for that haha
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    (Original post by jneill)
    of course
    http://www.cmsociety.org.uk

    Although they haven't updated their premises yet
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    I know this isn't a CU society... before someone points it out
    Brilliant. :lol:
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    Has anyone going to Trinity heard from their college parents yet? I'm not on Facebook so I don't know if they should email me or if they just won't contact me
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    (Original post by RyanW97)
    Has anyone going to Trinity heard from their college parents yet? I'm not on Facebook so I don't know if they should email me or if they just won't contact me
    From trinity, am on Facebook - heard nothing yet
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    (Original post by RyanW97)
    Has anyone going to Trinity heard from their college parents yet? I'm not on Facebook so I don't know if they should email me or if they just won't contact me
    Usually they contact you by email before freshers week starts, just to introduce themselves, or or they're a kind type, they'll be happy to answer your question if you have.

    It's advisable to join your college's fresher FB group, as long as it's an official one that's opened by jcr. Your year group use the freshers FB group to contact each other and with jcr until you graduate. It's not just when you're a fresher.
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    (Original post by ValerieKR)
    From trinity, am on Facebook - heard nothing yet
    Great, thanks! By the way, what will you be studying?

    Edit: I think I've already asked that before, sorry 😂
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Usually they contact you by email before freshers week starts, just to introduce themselves, or or they're a kind type, they'll be happy to answer your question if you have.

    It's advisable to join your college's fresher FB group, as long as it's an official one that's opened by jcr. Your year group use the freshers FB group to contact each other and with jcr until you graduate. It's not just when you're a fresher.
    I guess I should probably set up Facebook then, thank you!
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    (Original post by RyanW97)
    Great, thanks! By the way, what will you be studying?

    Edit: I think I've already asked that before, sorry 😂
    the only true subject - mathematics!
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    joke ^.^
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    but it is true
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    (Original post by ValerieKR)
    the only true subject - mathematics!
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    joke ^.^
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    but it is true
    Hmmm... Or you could spend your time at university training to be an engineer so that you can actually do something useful, rather than proving 1+1=2
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    Joke, obviously 😂
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    (Original post by 124375)
    What colour suit is acceptable for matriculation? My college just says 'dark suit'. Is grey/charcoal OK or too light? I read somewhere that some colleges want navy/black.
    Thanks
    Dark grey should be fine, as long as it's very dark, but ask jcr (use your college's freshers FB group) to be sure.
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    Anyone able to link trinity fb page?
    In terms of food, do people eat all of their meals in hall or is there any alternatives? (can't cook in accommodation)
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    (Original post by KingRS)
    Anyone able to link trinity fb page?
    In terms of food, do people eat all of their meals in hall or is there any alternatives? (can't cook in accommodation)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445588468804547/

    Well you could eat in a pub or cafe?
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    For the maths thing?
    I'm sure it will come well before that.
    Is there any particular things you want to know asap.....like now?
    Have you seen this? Is it possible this is replacing a physical info pack??
    http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/sites/...ooklet2016.pdf

    And this?
    http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/admiss...adregmail.html

    Perhaps homerton's porters decided the post office is too far to bother ......


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    Have JCR opened Homerton 2016 Freshers FB page?
    Members of JCR freshers team should be manning it, so you can ask them anything you need there, if you need to know something soon.

    Edit 2 : read through the links above.
    Seems like homerton really might've gone digital.............
    Ask on JCR freshers page if they really have.
    Yeh they have got a fb page.
    So tired rn


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    (Original post by KingRS)
    Anyone able to link trinity fb page?
    In terms of food, do people eat all of their meals in hall or is there any alternatives? (can't cook in accommodation)
    Every little helps mate


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    (Original post by KingRS)
    Anyone able to link trinity fb page?
    In terms of food, do people eat all of their meals in hall or is there any alternatives? (can't cook in accommodation)
    They have a buttery (lunch & dinner) and a bar (lunch).

    Hasn't trinity's JCR (student union) sent you the link to their official freshers FB group?? It's a closed group, so you have to be added to the group by JCR person.
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    (Original post by RyanW97)
    I guess I should probably set up Facebook then, thank you!
    You're welcome.

    Yes definitely.
    It's not just your college's JCR, but a club/society you'll probably join (and you SHOULD, at least one, to keep your sanity! ) is likely to use their FB page for communication between the members, so it's quite important to have a FB account.

    Just make sure you set the private setting right when setting up an account if you want to keep yourself as private as possible.
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    I finally got my accommodation offer from Caius!! I'm in the Stephen Hawking building and my room is described as a 'superior double en-suite' which sounds pretty good! :lol:
 
 
 
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