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    (Original post by yuvalpesh)
    Yes, someone that does economics!
    Reading that there were 1350 applications last year and only 185 places for the BA Economics course has ruined my morning.
    I'm doing econ too! Are you kidding?!


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    (Original post by poppymorch)
    I'm doing econ too! Are you kidding?!


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    me too
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    Anyone for PPE or living in Oak House (beech court) next year?
    it sounds lazy, however I don't fancy reading the previous 100 pages of this thread.
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    (Original post by lauren1x12)
    Is there a £400 deposit for the accommodation? When would we need to pay this?
    I think they said you need to pay it when you accept your accommodation offer
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    (Original post by poppymorch)
    I'm doing econ too! Are you kidding?!


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    Nope, look at this link http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...-years-baecon/
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    (Original post by lauren1x12)
    Is there a £400 deposit for the accommodation? When would we need to pay this?
    Yes there is (well, it's a prepayment, but details). You'll have to pay it within a week of receiving your accommodation offer, which will come through a few days after results day.

    (Original post by yuvalpesh)
    Yes, someone that does economics!
    Reading that there were 1350 applications last year and only 185 places for the BA Economics course has ruined my morning.
    Do bear in mind that they will make more offers than they have places to account for people choosing to go elsewhere and people missing their offers. It can quite often be that a uni will give out 4 or 5 times as many offers as they have places, so the picture is nowhere near as bleak as you think it is!

    (Original post by mouqs)
    Anyone for PPE or living in Oak House (beech court) next year?
    it sounds lazy, however I don't fancy reading the previous 100 pages of this thread.
    There is a search this thread function

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    Has anyone receive any instruction or letter from UoM after the unconditional offer? Apart accommodation offer, I received nothing. Just to know if it is normal. What is the next step?


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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    I'm not going to mince my words on this one - I was on what was essentially the same course, and it's very hard to make friends on that course. The course is so large and the choice of modules so varied that you will rarely see the same people on more than one module. Furthermore, there's next to no group work, which means that you never really talk to people for anything other than polite, work-focussed conversation during seminars - this is not the stuff of friendship.

    You won't be making friends in halls because you won't be there, which is your second main potential source of friends gone. You're correct in thinking that freshers week is essentially organised through the halls of residence.

    That essentially leaves you with societies and any other extra curricular activities that you might be involved with. Go and join some societies, and go along to the meetings and events.

    If I were you I'd think about moving into halls - you're still guaranteed a place if you apply before August 31st, and you can always move back home again in subsequent years if you want to, and once you've made a good circle of friends.
    my current circumstances are ruling out the possibilities of living in halls so i guess societies will have to do! is it possible to move out in the 2nd year or would that be odd? hopefully I won't have to if I put myself out there enough hahah but i may do

    I think unis should do more to get the commuters involved especially when it comes to socialisation, it looks like they're v detached from student life (even if the essence of being at uni is to move out etc) but they can at least try to include them in welcome week where the hall reps organise stuff, what about the poor commuters?
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    (Original post by Rosasaurr)
    ahh that sucks I guess I'll make do with my phone



    this is me too =/ I'm living with friends from my old uni and I'm a little bit scared I wont make too many friends on Sociology, plus I dont have facebook so I'm at another disadvantage >.< Societies it is :dontknow:
    hahah aw commuters unite!!
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    (Original post by mahamxa)
    hahah aw commuters unite!!
    indeed ^.^

    There should be more for the commuters to do on freshers! Especially as I'm still living in Manchester :L it's not like I'm commuting from London every morning.
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    (Original post by Rosasaurr)
    indeed ^.^

    There should be more for the commuters to do on freshers! Especially as I'm still living in Manchester :L it's not like I'm commuting from London every morning.
    there is! you'd be surprised, just have to put yourself out there more tbh
    if you go to the manchester student union website there's loads of stuff going on in welcome week that doesn't necessarily require you to live in halls ))
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    (Original post by mahamxa)
    there is! you'd be surprised, just have to put yourself out there more tbh
    if you go to the manchester student union website there's loads of stuff going on in welcome week that doesn't necessarily require you to live in halls ))
    Ah cool thank you ^.^

    I'll check that out!
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    (Original post by mahamxa)
    my current circumstances are ruling out the possibilities of living in halls so i guess societies will have to do! is it possible to move out in the 2nd year or would that be odd? hopefully I won't have to if I put myself out there enough hahah but i may do

    I think unis should do more to get the commuters involved especially when it comes to socialisation, it looks like they're v detached from student life (even if the essence of being at uni is to move out etc) but they can at least try to include them in welcome week where the hall reps organise stuff, what about the poor commuters?
    I think the university is (finally) getting to grips with the idea that commuting students do need some additional help. The SU is currently advertising a new position for someone who will be responsible for things aimed at students living at home, but realistically they're not going to have a programme of alternative events in time for freshers week this year.

    You can move out for second year, but you won't be guaranteed a place in halls. Try and make friends early on and let it be known that you want to move out for second year, as then people will think to invite you to live with them. Contracts for second year are usually signed in around Jan / Feb, so you do need to hit the ground running a little bit.

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    Do manchester send out an email at like one in the morning for results day
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    (Original post by fra612)
    Has anyone receive any instruction or letter from UoM after the unconditional offer? Apart accommodation offer, I received nothing. Just to know if it is normal. What is the next step?


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    You should get an email from your school pointing you to the welcome page for the uni & your school. This has details of setting up your IT account and confirming your attendance through the my.manchester portal.

    I got mine about 3 days after my offer changed to unconditional.
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    (Original post by poppymorch)
    Me!! It's economics and finance AAB but I thinks I've got ABB too! Fingers crossed! Applied for oak house too


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    Same, AAB for Economics and Finance, bricking it
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    (Original post by BeccaBoot)
    You should get an email from your school pointing you to the welcome page for the uni & your school. This has details of setting up your IT account and confirming your attendance through the my.manchester portal.

    I got mine about 3 days after my offer changed to unconditional.

    Hey there, I never actually received an email like this even though my offer has been unconditional for a good month now..do you think I should email them and ask about it? Thanks
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    Same here got an unconditional, and haven't received any email at all, guessing they could be waiting until after the results now.


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    Does anyone know if you have to E-mail Manchester if you got in? It says Unconditional offer (firmly accepted)
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    (Original post by Procrastinator123)
    Does anyone know if you have to E-mail Manchester if you got in? It says Unconditional offer (firmly accepted)
    No. Unis will have received your results directly from UCAS. Therefore congratulations are in order.


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