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    (Original post by xaviars)
    What is wrong with hatfield, I made an Open application, so i didn't really have a say in it?! Is it just rivalry, or people there??
    Well, lots of things really...I can probably give you ten reasons not to apply to Hatfield...
    1. The people there are not very nice, a lot of them are what are known as rahs, basically big snobs who think that they are better than anyone else.
    2. Their bar is like an airport lounge, and does not open until late evening.
    3. The college was founded to be slaves to the castle. They are not allowed to forget this.
    4. Most people there applied to Castle and were rejected because they were not rich/important enough. They are very bitter about this fact.
    5. They are the most hated college in the university by far. You will be ridiculed and mocked wherever you go. Pretty much every college detests Hatfield. Most have songs declaring this hatred.
    6. The accomodation is shocking. Small and dingy are the words that spring to mind. Kitchen facilities are far from ideal.
    7. Cuth's recently beat the Hatfield first team at rugby 32-12, so the sports teams are not that great. Also the Cuth's women beat Hatfield at novice rowing, the name of the trophy being the Hatfield Cup. Oh the irony.
    8. You will be kept awake at night by people singing songs about your college. People will also trophy (liberate, steal) things from your accomodation block, eg. door numbers, posters, contents of fridges, toasters maybe...This relates to the fact that Hatfield is the most hated college.
    9. You have to wear gowns a lot, and have very strict rules at formal dinners, eg. you will not be allowed to leave the room for the duration of the (3 course) meal, (this is because Hatfield think they are so posh and great). As most people take wine to these meals I hope you have a very strong bladder.
    10. BECAUSE CUTHS IS 100000000000000000000000000 TIMES BETTER, AND YOU SHOULD APPLY THERE INSTEAD.
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    (Original post by AveHan)
    5. They are the most hated college in the university by far. You will be ridiculed and mocked wherever you go. Pretty much every college detests Hatfield. Most have songs declaring this hatred.
    'the dean of hatfield college went to Rome to see the pope.......and this is what he said........etc etc'

    that is the main reason i wouldn't want to be there, as soon as someone mentions they are from hatfield they are laughed at, they get so much of their stuff trophied, apparently anybody with a room close to the Bailey gets v. little sleep until they get used to the constant singing outside the college.

    is it right? no....is it funny? yes, yes i do believe it is
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    (Original post by AveHan)
    1. The people there are not very nice, a lot of them are what are known as rahs, basically big snobs who think that they are better than anyone else.
    Most people from my school actually applied to Hatfield for this very reason! I suppose that tells you something about my school....
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    (Original post by xaviars)
    Looks like i'll probably go to durham, hatfield college for Physics, I applied to UCL/Bath/Soton/Leicster/Camb/Dur, still deciding between UCL and Durham, soooo difficult! What would you choose?
    Stick with Durham...it's much better than UCL, both in atmosphere and reputation. I applied to both and chose Durham, and I know now that I definately made the right decision.
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    personally, i'd go for UCL. i LOVE bloomsbury, plus it does have a campus of sorts if you like that sort of thing. more importantly, it has a better mix of people than durham.

    (has the edge in terms of international reputation as well)

    nb: i am not a ucl student.
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    (Original post by Alexander)
    Most people from my school actually applied to Hatfield for this very reason! I suppose that tells you something about my school....
    If that is the case then you have my sympathy!
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    (Original post by lyd)
    personally, i'd go for UCL. i LOVE bloomsbury, plus it does have a campus of sorts if you like that sort of thing. more importantly, it has a better mix of people than durham.

    (has the edge in terms of international reputation as well)

    nb: i am not a ucl student.
    I couldn't agree more, i think it is a brilliant university... It is certainly the best non sepcialist in London... and in my view the third best in the UK. But then my experience is limited, but i can say i certainly prefered it to all the other unis i visited, and was impressed by the fact that there seemed to be so many famous/internationally recognised speakers/lecturers.

    When the new UCH is built it will be an even more attractive prospect
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    (Original post by curryADD)
    only 2000 graduate from harvard a year.....its VERy prestigous.....and then theres stanford which is the harvard of the west.....which costs the same but is a BIT younger....

    out of everyone who meets the requirements only 1 out of every 42 are excepted! both schools turn away on average 4000 valid victorians a year!
    Thats odd, wouldn't it make a little more sense to double the size, capabilities of the school and try to take 3 out of 42 at least. Would make sense, as there is stuff all difference in people when you get to that calibre
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    (Original post by lilsunflower)
    I'm applying to Nottingham and Durham.. can't choose! But they said the weather in Durham is awful. True? I've never been to either place. So far Notts have given be an ABB offer. Other places I can go to is Manchester (ABB) or Leeds (BBB). can't decide!
    The weather in Durham is honestly not that bad. Yes, it's cold, but definately bearable. Manchester is quite wet, so is Leeds really. Durham doesn't get that much rain. It really shouldn't put you off going to a university though!
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    Where is birmingham in the league tables?
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    Where is birmingham in the league tables?
    20th this year.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...814110,00.html
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    That's the Sunday Times league table
    The link I posted is to the Times League table - the sunday times table is more generous to research intensive universities and puts less emphasis on teaching quality
    I thought the Sunday Times was the table that most people used..
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
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    It depends on preference - the Times one is good because it includes the subject league tables (very important in certain subjects). I prefer the times one (even though soton does better in the sunday times) but some people prefer the guardians.

    (didn't mean to sound a bit snooty on my last post - just thought I'd point out the reason for 2 different "times" league tables
    Thats fine, im gonna stick with the Guardian and Sunday Times though. My uni is 12th and 19th in these two and only 39th in the Times...
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    Durham seems to be a bit too lifeless for me, Newcastle is just a short train ride away so it wouldn't be too bad but I don't think I could live without a bit more nightlife. If I do go up north (where the weather isn't the best ), I think that I would choose Newcastle University instead. My first choice is likely to be Notts though!!!
    Can I just say, that speaking from experience, Durham is no way lifeless. Your social life there will evolve mainly around the colleges. Each has their own bar, Cuth's opens at lunchtime! And consequently, you will probably spend a lot of time on bar crawls! Colleges also have their own socials, charity fundraisers, formals and balls, which are great. Plus if you are lucky enough to live in amazing house like ours, or know people that do, there will be plenty of house parties!! Each society you join, eg. orchestra, hockey whatever will have their own socials and bar crawls. (rugby ones are particularly notorious!), and your subject will most probably have socials as well. Mine (law) organises dinners and balls as well. In addition to this there are loads of pubs and bars in Durham all within walking distance of each other and probably your accomodation. There may not be loads of clubs, but most people tend to stick to their favourite one anyway, be it Klute, Rixies or whatever. Cuth's night is free entry at Klute on a monday!! Most people stick to their own college bar (these are very cheap, esp. Cuth's - much cheaper than any uni's student union), and surrounding ones, and their favourite club. Bailey Bar Crawls are great though, (especially in fancy dress) and look out for pub golf, oh and the infamous yard glass! There is also the Student Union Bar, Kingsgate, which is nice and modern too, and there are always different ents (events) in the DSU, rock nights, dance nights, school uniform nights etc. Planet of Sound runs there every week. There is absolutely loads to do in Durham, I have only been to Newcastle a couple of times, and it was packed, and expensive, i much prefered Durham. It's only about 12 mins on the train though, worth it for shopping, or for going out should you want to go somewhere crowded and noisy. Some uni societies also run busses to see bands and stuff, to nearby unis and to Newcastle. I think all there is left to say, is that Durham is great, and if you're ever out and about there, go in Cuth's and have a brownie bomber, and you'll see how great it is for yourself!
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    (Original post by rah)
    Durham has three clubs.....i think lifeless is pretty accurate
    I also come from a very big city, but prefer to go out in Durham, says it all I think. If you're with good friends, you can have fun wherever you go and whatever you do, especially when you are not surrounded by hoardes of skallys.
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    (Original post by AveHan)
    Can I just say, that speaking from experience, Durham is no way lifeless. Your social life there will evolve mainly around the colleges. Each has their own bar, Cuth's opens at lunchtime! And consequently, you will probably spend a lot of time on bar crawls! Colleges also have their own socials, charity fundraisers, formals and balls, which are great. Plus if you are lucky enough to live in amazing house like ours, or know people that do, there will be plenty of house parties!! Each society you join, eg. orchestra, hockey whatever will have their own socials and bar crawls. (rugby ones are particularly notorious!), and your subject will most probably have socials as well. Mine (law) organises dinners and balls as well. In addition to this there are loads of pubs and bars in Durham all within walking distance of each other and probably your accomodation. There may not be loads of clubs, but most people tend to stick to their favourite one anyway, be it Klute, Rixies or whatever. Cuth's night is free entry at Klute on a monday!! Most people stick to their own college bar (these are very cheap, esp. Cuth's - much cheaper than any uni's student union), and surrounding ones, and their favourite club. Bailey Bar Crawls are great though, (especially in fancy dress) and look out for pub golf, oh and the infamous yard glass! There is also the Student Union Bar, Kingsgate, which is nice and modern too, and there are always different ents (events) in the DSU, rock nights, dance nights, school uniform nights etc. Planet of Sound runs there every week. There is absolutely loads to do in Durham, I have only been to Newcastle a couple of times, and it was packed, and expensive, i much prefered Durham. It's only about 12 mins on the train though, worth it for shopping, or for going out should you want to go somewhere crowded and noisy. Some uni societies also run busses to see bands and stuff, to nearby unis and to Newcastle. I think all there is left to say, is that Durham is great, and if you're ever out and about there, go in Cuth's and have a brownie bomber, and you'll see how great it is for yourself!

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    (Original post by AveHan)
    I also come from a very big city, but prefer to go out in Durham, says it all I think. If you're with good friends, you can have fun wherever you go and whatever you do, especially when you are not surrounded by hoardes of skallys.
    They're called charvas up here.
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    (Original post by Ollie)
    nah, best would indicate exeter
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