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    Hi guys!
    I'm in my second year at Roehampton University studying Primary Education. Please feel free to ask me any questions about the University or the course I'm studying coz I know some people might like to talk to a current student!
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    Hi, I have applied to Roehampton this year, studying English Language and Linguistics.

    Just would like to ask you:

    What was your first year like at Roehampton? Did you find it easy to make friends? How about the student union?

    How do you feel about the campus? (I didn't go to the open day because it was already too late when I applied.) Is it well situated?

    Also, was it easy finding a place to live in your second year?

    Karly

    P.S. Sorry about all the questions. >.<
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    Hey,
    I absolutely loved my first year. I lived in halls so met a lot of people that way although if you're not planning on living in halls you can also meet people through joining clubs and societies or on your course. Everyone's in the same boat so I'm sure you'll get on fine. I would suggest joining in Freshers week as much as you can because that's great fun. The Union is brand new so it's a nice bar and they organise quite a few events like Comedy night, Bands night, The Bop (like a massive school disco) and run shuttle buses to and from some local clubs on certain nights of the month.
    The next open day is 12th Feb so you could always go along then or just come one day to look around the campus yourself. If you go to the welcome centre or on the website, you can get a copy of the self guiged tour.
    About second year houses, yeah the Uni has a site advertising local approved landlords that are renting or you can contact a local estate agent who can help you find somewhere!
    Hope this is helpful.
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    Thanks for answering my questions...
    O right.. I'll probably go to the open day on the 12th so i'll get a feel of what it's like.

    Thanks!
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      Do they teach punctuation to Primary Education students? Do you need A Levels in order to be accepted?
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      hey

      I'm thinking about applying to Roehampton for Primary Ed, but the main thing putting me off is how much more expensive it is to live in London... Is that the case yeah?

      Do you know if there's a Christian Union ?

      Thank you
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      (Original post by cybergrad)
      Do they teach punctuation to Primary Education students? Do you need A Levels in order to be accepted?
      A basic grounding is expected (as I'm sure you will have if you got a C in GCSE English which is one of the requirements for the course), you are not explicitly taught it. You need 300-360 points to get on the course but that doesn't necessarily have to come from A-Levels, anything equivalent will be accepted. They also take into account life experience, relevant experience with children and any skills and achievements you may have e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Award.
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      (Original post by dannimcq)
      hey

      I'm thinking about applying to Roehampton for Primary Ed, but the main thing putting me off is how much more expensive it is to live in London... Is that the case yeah?

      Do you know if there's a Christian Union ?

      Thank you
      To be honest, I don't really notice the difference. I'm sure housing is a lot cheaper elsewhere but usually halls is similar across the country. I know people in Leeds, Southampton and Cardiff that pay pretty much the same as Roehampton for halls. Other than that, I guess sometimes drinks, transport and food can be more pricey but you just have to go to student nights or to Weatherspoon's, get a railcard (you used to get one free for five years with a Natwest student account, not sure if you still do), shop in Wilkinson's etc. I think, for the experience, it's worth it. You can get loans, bursaries, grants and scholarships to help and if you struggle, you can work at weekends or in the holidays to fund things or perhaps save up before you come?

      There is a Christian Union. I think they do trips which always sound fun. If you wanted more information about it, you could email them, found this on the website: [email protected].
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      hi, i shall apologize now for all my questions lol

      what specialism do you study?

      what grades did you get at A level ?

      what is the interview like?

      what do you have to do for the english test?

      do you find that the campus is quite isolated?

      how far are the nearest shops i.ie Tesco etc?

      do you know anything about the fencing club there?

      is the a large class divide between halls?

      thats all i can think of for now

      thanks
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      Read roehampton is financially unstable....
      it is quite near on the verge of getting bankrupt...
      what have you been told and heard from the uni abt this??
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      (Original post by tajmahal)
      Read roehampton is financially unstable....
      it is quite near on the verge of getting bankrupt...
      what have you been told and heard from the uni abt this??
      Honestly? Nothing.
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      (Original post by abbytailz)
      hi, i shall apologize now for all my questions lol

      what specialism do you study?

      what grades did you get at A level ?

      what is the interview like?

      what do you have to do for the english test?

      do you find that the campus is quite isolated?

      how far are the nearest shops i.ie Tesco etc?

      do you know anything about the fencing club there?

      is the a large class divide between halls?

      thats all i can think of for now

      thanks
      Hey, that's ok.
      I do English as a specialism which I find hard but enjoy it-it's like a mixture of theory and literature.
      I got 2 A's and a B at A-Level. To get in you need 300-360 points or equivalent.
      The interview's ok, you have to edit a text for spelling and grammar mistakes and write about why you chose your specialism. Then you have an interview where you get asked why you chose the course, uni, what experience you have and what you know about teaching (especially currently).
      It is a small, campus Uni which I like so don't find it isolated.
      There's a tiny shop on campus, a small co-op about a 10 minute walk away and a huge Asda about 10 minutes away on the bus. Loads more a little further away.
      Do you mean the Uni's fencing club or one in Roehampton? As far as I know, the Uni doesn't have a fencing club.
      If there is a class divide in halls, I never noticed or knew about it. People put down their top choices and get placed with that in consideration but on a first come first served basis. You meet people from all over the country or even further away and from different backgrounds.
      Sorry about the essay!!!
      Have you applied?
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      (Original post by RUAmbassador)
      Honestly? Nothing.
      have a read at this:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11940832

      got a friend who received an offer from roehampton recently...and this really would put off anyone from firming it....
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      (Original post by RUAmbassador)
      Hey, that's ok.
      I do English as a specialism which I find hard but enjoy it-it's like a mixture of theory and literature.
      I got 2 A's and a B at A-Level. To get in you need 300-360 points or equivalent.
      The interview's ok, you have to edit a text for spelling and grammar mistakes and write about why you chose your specialism. Then you have an interview where you get asked why you chose the course, uni, what experience you have and what you know about teaching (especially currently).
      It is a small, campus Uni which I like so don't find it isolated.
      There's a tiny shop on campus, a small co-op about a 10 minute walk away and a huge Asda about 10 minutes away on the bus. Loads more a little further away.
      Do you mean the Uni's fencing club or one in Roehampton? As far as I know, the Uni doesn't have a fencing club.
      If there is a class divide in halls, I never noticed or knew about it. People put down their top choices and get placed with that in consideration but on a first come first served basis. You meet people from all over the country or even further away and from different backgrounds.
      Sorry about the essay!!!
      Have you applied?
      yep applied in november and have an interview on tuesday, the uni does have a fencing club lol, was just wondering but what you knew about it but thanks anyway.

      sorry about more questions lol

      what do you know about the special and inclusive ed specialism?

      what is it like finding a flat in your second year?

      what's the student union like there?

      thanks again
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      (Original post by abbytailz)
      yep applied in november and have an interview on tuesday, the uni does have a fencing club lol, was just wondering but what you knew about it but thanks anyway.

      sorry about more questions lol

      what do you know about the special and inclusive ed specialism?

      what is it like finding a flat in your second year?

      what's the student union like there?

      thanks again
      Hi again,
      Oh sorry, I looked on the Student Union page and couldn't find it on the list!
      I don't know anything about the special and inclusive ed specialism as it's new-wish it was there when I applied though!
      The student union's pretty good, it organises trips out and abroad and also has loads of different clubs and societies. They run a free bus to and from a club in Putney and a club in Clapham on certain days of the month and also do events at the Uni. You can sign guests in as well which is great if you have friends staying. The bar has just been redone and looks amazing.
      I found it easy to find a house, there's a Roehampton Uni site where local trusted landlords advertise or else you can contact an estage agent yourself. There are also adverts around the Uni for individuals if you haven't organised who to live with yet and someone else needs an extra person so that's always an option.
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      (Original post by tajmahal)
      have a read at this:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11940832

      got a friend who received an offer from roehampton recently...and this really would put off anyone from firming it....
      I guess we'll just have to wait and see but I hope it doesn't happen. By the sounds of it, every Uni's at risk so it's just one of those things.
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      (Original post by RUAmbassador)
      Hi guys!
      I'm in my second year at Roehampton University studying Primary Education. Please feel free to ask me any questions about the University or the course I'm studying coz I know some people might like to talk to a current student!
      Hi do you still use this forum or have you finished uni now?
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      Hi, im starting Roehamton in September and im going to study childhood studies and education. Im not planning to live in the halls,do you have any idea where i could look/find to share a household with other students?
     
     
     
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