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    (Original post by AveHan)
    Yes, true, but it would also be fun, fun, FUN!! and would probably involve bins.....i don't think the Ave reputation can be blamed soley on me tho...we are all disasterous...and i have 3 words for you fourteen / _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ i'm sure you can fill in the blanks amy! Old Bailey...who are you please? we were just wondering if we knew you.
    shut up.

    C_ _KER.....can you fill in those blanks?? can you or do you need Adriennes help??

    ahem anyway, i apologise, most of Cuths is vaguely civilised, just ignore hannah, she is from manchester, don't let her put you off
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    (Original post by AmyBlue)
    shut up.

    C_ _KER.....can you fill in those blanks?? can you or do you need Adriennes help??

    ahem anyway, i apologise, most of Cuths is vaguely civilised, just ignore hannah, she is from manchester, don't let her put you off
    I am going to rise above that because I am far more dignified than certain people from Liverpool *cough* Amy *cough*. Hmmmm......Tom don't seem to know you, but probably would if I saw you...
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    yeah we are in the bar quite a lot, so we probably know you
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    hi!

    ill some with u on the open day rather than the real people!


    i dont rekon we will get a piano, the only place i knew did that was cam!

    what d8 in march r u going the open day?
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    Hi! I've been offered a place at St Chads. I'm going to the open day in March. Anyone have any comments on this college- I don't really know much about the colleges, so I just picked Chads because it sounded quite nice in the prospecuts!

    Come to think of it, is anyone in here going to the March open day? I'm going for psychology.
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    Chads is really nice, it is the smallest college so apparently everyone kinda knows everyone else, which must be nice. Everyone i have met from there is really cool, and it's on the bailey, right by the cathedral!
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    (Original post by AmyBlue)
    Chads is really nice, it is the smallest college so apparently everyone kinda knows everyone else, which must be nice. Everyone i have met from there is really cool, and it's on the bailey, right by the cathedral!
    The only thing that I would add to that is that it's a bit Goddy, and the bar is quite small and cramped, but i know a couple of people from there, and everyone does seem nice.
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    is it possible to phone up and change colleges? I thought it was pretty much you've got to go where your put.
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    I'm not sure about phoning up and changing before you get there - I guess you can try. But there are 2 girls from Van Mildert who swapped to Cuths (in their second year), and others I know who have swapped college in first year.

    It's basically easier to swap once you get there, but that may not be a risk you want to take if you definitely don't want to go to the college assigned to you (if that makes sense).
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    Im gonna go to Cuth's on the open day and see what its like before i make any decisions.
    But ive got a few questions concernin Cuths:
    Is it full of old people?
    Is it full of geordies?
    Does it have a rival college or doesnt it get inolved int hat stuff?
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    I've just got back from a visit to St aidens its better than collingwood, cos its all new and refurbished collingwood is pokey despite its reputaton
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    (Original post by lydia1404)
    argghh

    ok i've just applied to durham and i was sooooo confused over college i just put O, so are they just going to put me wherever??!! how easy is it to change when i get there if i reall do hate it? is there any way i can choose now? i want to do physics - where is the best place?
    cuths sounds good coz i was firstly put off aplying there coz i heard it was like oxford and cambride - fulla rich snobs ! and you say everyones friendly and not so stuck up.
    any help at all would be appreciated.

    Hello, I'm currently studying my last year in Canada and my law teacher graduated from Cambridge University at Girton College. And boy, she's so stuck up, unfriendly and I have to say this, mean. She completely ignores you even if you smile at her and say Hi, which is perhaps pretty much expected from Oxbridge ppl. Although the majority of Oxbridge ppl do make very good lecturers, tutors or successful lawyers, doctors, etc., they are in general selfish and their attitudes towards others patronizing.
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    (Original post by KarmaPoliceman)
    Im gonna go to Cuth's on the open day and see what its like before i make any decisions.
    But ive got a few questions concernin Cuths:
    Is it full of old people?
    Is it full of geordies?
    Does it have a rival college or doesnt it get inolved int hat stuff?
    Well I'll in answer your questions in order. Firstly mature students can be anything from 21 - 101...i don't know which of these you'd class as "old people", which in any case is a pretty derogatory and patronising term. Yes, there are mature students, but so are there in every college. I know a couple of mature students at Cuths, but I also know a couple from my lectures who are not at Cuths, so there don't seem to be any more mature students at Cuths than at any other college. Also, I don't see the problem if Cuths was full of geordies, but as it happens it's not. I think you are on about local students here, and have not phrased this very well. I know a few geordies, and all of them live in Society accommodation, so none would be classed as local students. I also know a couple of geordies off my course from other colleges, and again there seem to be no more at Cuths than anywhere else. Basically what happens is if someone chooses to live at home, and therefore not live in a college, they are automatically assigned to Cuths, don't ask why, I don't know, although they don't live there, or have any meals there. I've never met anyone that doesn't live in Cuths though, although in theory local students can go to all the socials and might go to the bar so if that is what you mean then no, it's not full of geordies, you never really see any of the local students. Cuth's has a big BIG college rivallry thing with Hatfield. Read the threads on Durham Colleges and you will discover that. Also might I add that it shouldn't matter how many "old people" or "geordies" there are, the Cuth's spirit is to accept everyone for who they are, and it shouldn't really matter to you how old they are or where they are from. If you are really that bigotted maybe you should look to go elsewhere.
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    (Original post by feli1986)
    Hello, I'm currently studying my last year in Canada and my law teacher graduated from Cambridge University at Girton College. And boy, she's so stuck up, unfriendly and I have to say this, mean. She completely ignores you even if you smile at her and say Hi, which is perhaps pretty much expected from Oxbridge ppl. Although the majority of Oxbridge ppl do make very good lecturers, tutors or successful lawyers, doctors, etc., they are in general selfish and their attitudes towards others patronizing.
    Well thanks for that character assasination
    It doesn't really make sense to base your judgment of all Oxbridge students and graduates on one person you met. There are people like that at all universities, and although I've met a few arrogant t***s, I have to say there aren't really very many.

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    (Original post by AveHan)
    Well I'll in answer your questions in order. Firstly mature students can be anything from 21 - 101...i don't know which of these you'd class as "old people", which in any case is a pretty derogatory and patronising term. Yes, there are mature students, but so are there in every college. I know a couple of mature students at Cuths, but I also know a couple from my lectures who are not at Cuths, so there don't seem to be any more mature students at Cuths than at any other college. Also, I don't see the problem if Cuths was full of geordies, but as it happens it's not. I think you are on about local students here, and have not phrased this very well. I know a few geordies, and all of them live in Society accommodation, so none would be classed as local students. I also know a couple of geordies off my course from other colleges, and again there seem to be no more at Cuths than anywhere else. Basically what happens is if someone chooses to live at home, and therefore not live in a college, they are automatically assigned to Cuths, don't ask why, I don't know, although they don't live there, or have any meals there. I've never met anyone that doesn't live in Cuths though, although in theory local students can go to all the socials and might go to the bar so if that is what you mean then no, it's not full of geordies, you never really see any of the local students. Cuth's has a big BIG college rivallry thing with Hatfield. Read the threads on Durham Colleges and you will discover that. Also might I add that it shouldn't matter how many "old people" or "geordies" there are, the Cuth's spirit is to accept everyone for who they are, and it shouldn't really matter to you how old they are or where they are from. If you are really that bigotted maybe you should look to go elsewhere.

    Thanks for the answer. Sorry for sounding biggoted i did not mean for my post to sound so bad. It was intended to be slightly jokey and was aimed to see whether the impressions of Cuth's in the prospectus were true.
    I am very sorry if any mature students or people local to Durham were insulted.
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    (Original post by KarmaPoliceman)
    Thanks for the answer. Sorry for sounding biggoted i did not mean for my post to sound so bad. It was intended to be slightly jokey and was aimed to see whether the impressions of Cuth's in the prospectus were true.
    I am very sorry if any mature students or people local to Durham were insulted.
    Dude don't worry about it. It's actually quite cool having mature students 'cause they've usually got more to say than people who've just come striaght out of college/ done a Gap year feeding orphans... That's totally cool as well though (!). The oldest people I've seen in Cuths are about 40 odd, so they're not really 'old' old and they're all really good sorts.
    As for Geordies, of course there are Geordies! We're only 20 mins from Newcastle! Everyone gets along just fine though - so no probs unless you go looking for them.
    With regard to college rivalry, everyone hates Hatfield, and if you do go to Cuths you'll learn a couple of anti-Hatfield songs which I'm probably not allowed to mention on this board! There's no real rivalry with other colleges, just the odd bit of banter and competiveness (especially in sport).
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    anyone know anything about hatfield college? ive been offered a place there for 2004
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    i've applied for busienss economics, my application is at a college - university college, doesn't anyone know that thats like?
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    (Original post by presebjenada)
    anyone know anything about hatfield college? ive been offered a place there for 2004
    Hatfield is probably known was being one of the most snotty colleges at Durham, and to a certain extent this is justified - they do, after all, wear T-Shirts saying "99.9% need not apply." Another reason for their (supposed) arrogance is their prowess on the sport's field, although to say they are the best would be embelishing the truth.
    They have a pretty awful bar, to be honest. It's not that small, but imagine a cross between Yates' and an airport bar and you've got Hatfield. They also don't serve things like Snakebite Black and are generally pretty arsy.
    Having said that their accomodation seems pretty nice and is in an excellent position for Arts subjects, the centre of town and the Uni Student Union.
    Hatfield does seem to have more (than its fair share of) Rahs than other colleges, but by no means is an 'exclusive' college. They have lots of formals (one a week, so I'm led to believe) and even the Rahs, when you speak to them, are not that bad.
    Perhaps a case of bark being worse than its bite.
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    (Original post by rilf hunter)
    i've applied for busienss economics, my application is at a college - university college, doesn't anyone know that thats like?
    University College - or Castle as it is more affectionately known, is seen as being one of 'the' colleges to get into. Competition for places is high, and only a lucky few get to live in the Keep - the rest have to make do in Moatside (though for all that is said against it, it is central and v. near Castle itself).
    The Bar is excellent - bare-face rock gives it a nice touch (a bit like Jimmy Allens' which is a watering-hole in Durham) and is very spacious. It has a separate games room and the main bar can be divided into two to allow private functions and the normal bar to operate as usual. The only downside is the waiting time to get served - they have a good menu of drinks in their favour.
    There are also a lot of Rahs at Castle, but, like Hatfield, it is not exclusively so. There is a strong all-round espirit d'corps in Castle and its sporting teams are often found in the thick of things.
    Castle has its own Theatre company which often tenders for parts from other colleges, and its performances are first class.
    There are also magnificent balls etc and is well placed for Arts subjects (just a few mins from Hatfield, situated opposite the Cathedral).
 
 
 
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