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    (Original post by Mjourn)
    Hi! I would like to know how many places there are for the MA in International Multimedia Journalism at Newcastle, and if the application deadline of 1 June 2016 and deposit deadline, means that the answers will be sent soon.

    Thanks!
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    I asked the admissions assistant for MA International Multimedia Journalism and received the following reply:

    There are only 28 places available every year and we have had well over 200 applications. So far I have 25 applicants who have paid so we will be requesting to close thea pplications quite soon, then withdrawing offers that have been made but not secured by paying the £1500 deposit in time.

    Hope that helps!

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    Hey! I just accepted my place for a postgrad in Cross Cultural Communications and Media Studies, but I don't qualify for university accommodation as my offer is still conditional until I finish my BA thesis (and frankly I'd rather live in private housing anyway, so it's all good). I was just wondering what the best place to find private accommodation/flatshares is? I live in another country, so I can't just come to Newcastle for showings, but I'm a bit worried about getting scammed if I just pay a deposit without looking at a place. I've looked at spareroom.co.uk and some other sites and letting agencies seem to be a lot more popular than they are where I live?? Are they trustworthy or is it just unnecessary fees? I also don't have a UK based guarantor, which a lot of people seem to require. Is there a casual website where students just advertise flatshares to other students?
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    (Original post by chamandee)
    Hey! I just accepted my place for a postgrad in Cross Cultural Communications and Media Studies, but I don't qualify for university accommodation as my offer is still conditional until I finish my BA thesis (and frankly I'd rather live in private housing anyway, so it's all good). I was just wondering what the best place to find private accommodation/flatshares is? I live in another country, so I can't just come to Newcastle for showings, but I'm a bit worried about getting scammed if I just pay a deposit without looking at a place. I've looked at spareroom.co.uk and some other sites and letting agencies seem to be a lot more popular than they are where I live?? Are they trustworthy or is it just unnecessary fees? I also don't have a UK based guarantor, which a lot of people seem to require. Is there a casual website where students just advertise flatshares to other students?
    Hi,

    You might want to have a look at NUStudentHomes

    They usually work with groups of students but they sometimes have spaces for individuals too.

    The Students' Union also has some Housing Advice on their website and you can contact them for help

    All the best,

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    Hi,

    You might want to have a look at NUStudentHomes

    They usually work with groups of students but they sometimes have spaces for individuals too.

    The Students' Union also has some Housing Advice on their website and you can contact them for help

    All the best,

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    Thank you! (And cool name btw)
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    Hi,

    What's the BA Hons Urban planning degree timetable like? Also, how do people find the course?

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    Hi,

    What's the BA Hons Urban planning degree timetable like? Also, how do people find the course?

    Thank you
    Hi,

    I wasn't able to access the timetable information but if you click through to the modules page for K421 each module page gives you information about the number of hours in lectures, seminars, etc.

    Here is some info on student satisfaction with the course http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/Subjec...-objid51505791 plus we have an Architectural Society who probably have some members on Urban Planning who could answer some questions

    All the best

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    Hi,
    I was just wondering how many spaces there are on the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies course and roughly how many people get offers. Am I likely to still get in if I miss my place by 1 grade?
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    Hi,
    I was just wondering how many spaces there are on the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies course and roughly how many people get offers. Am I likely to still get in if I miss my place by 1 grade?
    Hi,

    The School of Modern Languages has a target of 150 places across all of their degrees, they don't have a set number of spaces per course. This year they've had 1,029 applications.

    All applicants who narrowly miss the conditions of their offer are reconsidered again together when the results are published in August. Whether we are able to accept near miss students depends on the number of applicants who have met the conditions of their offers and the number of places we have available on our programmes; however preference is given to those who have committed to us as their firm choice.

    Hope that was useful

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    Hi, I was just wondering how popular the philosophy course is and how competitive it is to get a place?
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    (Original post by ellenio)
    Hi, I was just wondering how popular the philosophy course is and how competitive it is to get a place?
    Hi,

    There's a target of 40 places for Philosophy BA and this year they've had about 270 applications.

    Hope that helps!

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    My mum bought me a coffee machine to use when I get to uni, and I was wondering if you could tell me what the rules are for having appliances in individual bedrooms?
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    (Original post by Alex_NG_98)
    My mum bought me a coffee machine to use when I get to uni, and I was wondering if you could tell me what the rules are for having appliances in individual bedrooms?
    Hi Alex,

    Here's the general info from the most recent Accommodation Terms and Conditions. (I think an updated booklet will be available soon, but I doubt this section will change much if at all).

    New equipment is installed and existing equipment maintained to Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Regulations. Lighting is provided in accordance with Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) recommendations.In study-bedrooms lighting levels may be achieved by the use of a desk lamp.

    The electrical supply consists of 13 amp square pin sockets. However, some study-bedroom sockets may be fused to a lower amp than usual and may only be suitable for appliances that are rated 1000 watts or less. Therefore, to prevent overloading the system and cutting off your electricity supply, you should not use any high power appliances, eg additional heating, kettles,toasters and irons, within your study-bedroom.

    University-provided portable appliances are tested and maintained in accordance with our ‘Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Policy’.A copy of our policy is available at www.ncl.ac.uk/accommodation/current/terms

    Your personal electrical equipment to BSS and IEE regulations. Our PAT Policy outlines how, for your own personal safety,we will remove personal electrical equipment if there is risk of fire or electrocution.
    Hope that helps

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    Hi, do you have a sample timetable for Politics? How many applicants there are usually and how many places?
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    (Original post by Valnur)
    Hi, do you have a sample timetable for Politics? How many applicants there are usually and how many places?
    Hi,You have a lot of optional modules in Politics so your timetable will vary depending on which ones you're taking

    The Admissions Assistant for Politics is away at the moment so I wasn't able to get up to date info about applicant numbers. However, according to the WhatUni site there were 399 offers made last year.

    Hope that helps!

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    Hi there!! May I ask you how international is the Newcastle University? I mean the percentages of UK-EU-International students, studying there!

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    (Original post by teratoulis)
    Hi there!! May I ask you how international is the Newcastle University? I mean the percentages of UK-EU-International students, studying there!

    Thnx
    Hi

    We have thousands of International students at Newcastle. For the 2015/16 academic year there were over 5,000 overseas (not UK or EU) students. There's a more detailed breakdown of figures here.

    If you include EU students the number is even higher, but they're not separated out from UK students in the link above. However, the International Office has a list of information by country which includes specific figures (eg the Germany country page says we have over 160 German students).

    There are plenty of societies for students of various cultures/nationalities at our Students' Union as well

    Hope that helps!

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    thank you that is quite helpful!
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    If you sign up for say a 36 week contract in newcastle halls will you have to move your stuff out during the holidays?
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    Hey

    No, accommodation at Newcastle is NOT allocated on a first come, first served basis. As long as you apply before the 30 June deadline (and fulfill the other relevant criteria) you will come under the New Students' Guarantee. Room allocation is done randomly to try and make it as fair as possible. There's information about the room allocation procedure here.

    The Accommodation Service also help with room swaps so if you're really not happy with the room you're allocated it might be possible to switch with another student Once allocations start going out the Accommodation Service will have a Facebook page up to help connect people who want to swap.

    All the best,

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    Hi,

    When will accommodation for this year be sorted? I applied a while ago and am yet to hear from NCL.
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    Hi,

    When will accommodation for this year be sorted? I applied a while ago and am yet to hear from NCL.
    Hi,

    Sorry for the wait! I asked Accommodation Services about this yesterday and they said there was a delay with some contracts which needed to be finalised before they could start sending offers. Accommodation for UF students should be processed over the next couple of weeks. CF students usually hear just after Results Day.

    All the best,

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