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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Do people lose or gain weight at uni (esp at camb)?
    Depends on whether you bringe-eat or lose appetite under stress

    Did you walk to the school or took a bus?
    You'll be walking a lot as you're not cycling. You'll graduate with nicely toned legs and healthier heart to accompany your degree.
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    I have a family.
    Not an orphan anymore. Whoo
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Do people lose or gain weight at uni (esp at camb)?
    I'd say probably gain weight if the idea of "freshers 15" is actually true
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Do people lose or gain weight at uni (esp at camb)?
    Depends! I gained about 10 pounds in first year. But I was underweight before I started uni, so it wasn't a bad thing for me. A lot of people lose weight because of the stress - I lost weight during my finals because I was so keyed up!


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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Depends on whether you bringe-eat or lose appetite under stress

    Did you walk to the school or took a bus?
    You'll be walking a lot as you're not cycling. You'll graduate with nicely toned legs and healthier heart to accompany your degree.
    Hmm I used to accompany revision with unhealthy snacks when I was in school...

    I walked to and from sixth form, about half an hour in total! So I'm quite used to that :yep:
    (Original post by RyanW97)
    I'd say probably gain weight if the idea of "freshers 15" is actually true
    I'm going to try and avoid microwave meals as much as I can
    (Original post by camaieu)
    Depends! I gained about 10 pounds in first year. But I was underweight before I started uni, so it wasn't a bad thing for me. A lot of people lose weight because of the stress - I lost weight during my finals because I was so keyed up!


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    I was thinking that stress would be a major contributor to weight loss. Maybe it'll be two birds, one stone for me
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Hmm I used to accompany revision with unhealthy snacks when I was in school...

    I walked to and from sixth form, about half an hour in total! So I'm quite used to that :yep:

    I'm going to try and avoid microwave meals as much as I can


    I was thinking that stress would be a major contributor to weight loss. Maybe it'll be two birds, one stone for me
    Some people deal with stress by eating more though: I got so stressed out during my final year that I didn't make the time to eat properly. So don't do that! Do try and avoid microwave meals if you can; eating in hall is at least giving you a half-decent meal, and you'll get a chance to socialise. :yep:*
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Do people lose or gain weight at uni (esp at camb)?
    I gained some thanks to huge hall portions. Much easier to avoid that if you learn to cook!
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Hmm I used to accompany revision with unhealthy snacks when I was in school...

    I walked to and from sixth form, about half an hour in total! So I'm quite used to that :yep:

    I'm going to try and avoid microwave meals as much as I can


    I was thinking that stress would be a major contributor to weight loss. Maybe it'll be two birds, one stone for me
    Do some sports. That'll keep your body and mind healthy, and also good for making friends.
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    The worst news this century.
    Hope you guys will help to re-establish the rightful order of the universe......

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37419263
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    The worst news this century.
    Hope you guys will help to re-establish the rightful order of the universe......

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37419263
    Well we knows these rankings are BS if CalTech has been above MIT for the last few years....,


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Well we knows these rankings are BS if CalTech has been above MIT for the last few years....,


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    It'd depends on a methodology of ranking. You always have to check what kind/ nature of indicators they use and its weighting. Can't dismiss it simply by looking at ranking itself.
    However, any ranking that puts Oxford above Cambridge, let alone on the top of global ranking, is a complete BS.........
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    On a different note......

    A warning to Pokemon Go addicts from Cambridge station......

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
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    Could anyone tell me when and how we're supposed to pay for tuition and accommodation? I've been looking through everything I've been sent but can't seem to find anything. Do we pay before we arrive?
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    (Original post by jweo)
    Could anyone tell me when and how we're supposed to pay for tuition and accommodation? I've been looking through everything I've been sent but can't seem to find anything. Do we pay before we arrive?
    At my college we have 2 weeks to pay for accommodation after we arrive. I think it's the same a tuition if you're not getting student finance.

    You may pay when you matriculate though.
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    (Original post by jweo)
    Could anyone tell me when and how we're supposed to pay for tuition and accommodation? I've been looking through everything I've been sent but can't seem to find anything. Do we pay before we arrive?
    It varies from college to college, at mine - tuition, accommodation and EPOS are paid in three installments throughout the year, the first of which is on the 24th of October.
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    (Original post by alow)
    At my college we have 2 weeks to pay for accommodation after we arrive. I think it's the same a tuition if you're not getting student finance.

    You may pay when you matriculate though.
    (Original post by Zacken)
    It varies from college to college, at mine - tuition, accommodation and EPOS are paid in three installments throughout the year, the first of which is on the 24th of October.
    Ah ok thank you - just wanted to make sure I didn't have to do anything before I arrived or during freshers' week (while my bank account is being set up)
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    (Original post by jweo)
    Ah ok thank you - just wanted to make sure I didn't have to do anything before I arrived or during freshers' week (while my bank account is being set up)
    Don't worry, they never forget to send bills to students.
    If you're paying tuition fee with student loan, the money goes directly to the college from Student Finance, so you don't need to do anything for that.
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    Happy autumn everyone! (my fave season by far)

    Is it worth going over A Level content before I go?
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Happy autumn everyone! (my fave season by far)

    Is it worth going over A Level content before I go?
    Happy Autumn!

    Probably worth going looking the topics that you struggled with whilst going through the workbook, otherwise don't think so, first few lectures will probably catch everyone up to speed anyway.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Happy Autumn!

    Probably worth going looking the topics that you struggled with whilst going through the workbook, otherwise don't think so, first few lectures will probably catch everyone up to speed anyway.
    Yeah the maths workbook was okay overall, though my college parents have said it's really not useful for Maths Bio

    Hopefully! I'm reading through some AS Biology and I have no idea on what's going on :lol:
 
 
 
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