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    (Original post by vincrows)
    For people who're going to Clare this weekend.....
    Don't worry, he's not there anymore.
    It's also The Tab - so, not real life
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    (Original post by jneill)
    It's also The Tab - so, not real life
    You never know....... It's Cambridge.




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    Hello, I'm starting at Cambridge next week, reading Medicine and I'm just looking at the societies i want to join. Would I have time to join two sports teams (or even 3!), or is it just not possible to fit everything in?
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    (Original post by Lista)
    Hello, I'm starting at Cambridge next week, reading Medicine and I'm just looking at the societies i want to join. Would I have time to join two sports teams (or even 3!), or is it just not possible to fit everything in?
    It'd depend on what sports and whcih club. Some sports clubs requie the member to commit to more 3-5 training a week while other only meet once a week for practice/training. Also it'd depend on which day/s or week each club obviously.

    There's no rule to stop you from joining two or more clubs/societies,, but because medicine being one of the most demanding course, I'd recommend not to overburden yourself with too many commitments, whether it's a sport or non-sport activity, especially in the first year.
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    (Original post by Lista)
    Hello, I'm starting at Cambridge next week, reading Medicine and I'm just looking at the societies i want to join. Would I have time to join two sports teams (or even 3!), or is it just not possible to fit everything in?
    I'm starting next week too ^.^
    I guess you can just join as many as possible and then stop going to any that you feel are taking time you can't give.
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    (Original post by Lista)
    Hello, I'm starting at Cambridge next week, reading Medicine and I'm just looking at the societies i want to join. Would I have time to join two sports teams (or even 3!), or is it just not possible to fit everything in?
    (Original post by MathMoFarah)
    I'm starting next week too ^.^
    I guess you can just join as many as possible and then stop going to any that you feel are taking time you can't give.
    Just to give you some idea.....

    Some do play two sports, but not many. And most who do two are usually on a less demanding course than medicine.
    People who do two activities typically do one sports and one non-sports or two non-sports societies/clubs.
    Amount and quality of work they expect you to do is not quite like what you've experienced at school, so don't use it as your benchmark in your decision. .

    Don't forget you can join most clubs/societies anytime you want.
    Please don't overload too much.
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Oh yeh I forgot that it is approx 30 miles from cambridge.Posted from TSR Mobile
    Man up! I used to cycle from Girton to Homerton to play in a string quartet and then cycle back again afterwards.
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    (Original post by tiny hobbit)
    Man up! I used to cycle from Girton to Homerton to play in a string quartet and then cycle back again afterwards.
    Yeah this. It takes less than 10 minutes to go from Homerton to town on a bike. My personal record for Homerton to the chem dept. is 4 minutes.

    Cambridge is really not very big.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Yeah this. It takes less than 10 minutes to go from Homerton to town on a bike. My personal record for Homerton to the chem dept. is 4 minutes.

    Cambridge is really not very big.
    Overslept?
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Overslept?
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    Are there many political views that are socially unacceptable at Cambridge, which would not be socially unacceptable in general society?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Are there many political views that are socially unacceptable at Cambridge, which would not be socially unacceptable in general society?
    Depends who you socialise with.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Depends who you socialise with.
    PRSOM


    The only thing that's politically very wrong and utterly socially unacceptable at Cambridge is The Other Place.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Depends who you socialise with.
    A mixed gender group of the average non-UKIP supporting sober freshers.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Depends who you socialise with.
    This.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    PRSOM

    The only thing that's politically wrong and socially unacceptable at Cambridge is The Other Place.
    So are the progressive liberals only an insignificant minority, looked down upon by the rest?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...-protests.html
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed...r-7878747.html
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-35785095
    http://thetab.com/uk/cambridge/2016/...ambridge-66149
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    So are the progressive liberals only an insignificant minority, looked down upon by the rest?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...-protests.html
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed...r-7878747.html
    http://thetab.com/uk/cambridge/2016/...ambridge-66149
    Not sure if your definition of progressive liberals is same as my idea on what progressive liberal is.
    Don't want to turn this thread into a political debate battlefield, so I'm going to bed.
    good night.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Depends who you socialise with.
    Is there racists.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Is there racists.


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    Apparently, two people once voted for BNP, in 2010.

    http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/investigati...landslide.html

    But I'd imagine they just did it for a laugh.
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Is there racists.


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    In all likelihood, probably. With as many students as Cambridge has there will undoubtedly be some bad eggs.

    I've never seen any outward racism in Cambridge however.
 
 
 
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