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    This is my first choice when/if I get the offer.

    Just what to talk with other people hoping to get on to the this course, since i would presume quite a lot of people might be applying for this course, having such state of the art facilities (ICMA) for IB.

    Anyone got offers yet also? i sent my app in 22nd Nov, and only had an offer from Manchester so far but no rejections so good news I guess..
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    Just emailed ICMA, we'll be getting the decisions mid january
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    Day before the deadline at 4pm was a nice little offer waiting for me
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    Nice one. What was the offer?

    Have you looked at living in halls? any idea which is closest to the IMCA?
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    (Original post by josh_v)
    Nice one. What was the offer?

    Have you looked at living in halls? any idea which is closest to the IMCA?
    Windsor and Stenton are the closest, follwed by Mackinder and then St George's. To be honest, it's pretty central so it would only be a 10-15 minute walk from most halls.
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    Its all on campus, itsa campus uni dont really need to choose halls on closeness to the icma centre

    im thinking about wessex or mackinder

    my offer is 360 points 3a2s and 1as or 340points from 3 a2 levels
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    Not all halls are on campus - only Mackinder, Stenton, Wessex and Windsor. The rest are close by, but off-campus.
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    (Original post by Grotbag)
    Not all halls are on campus - only Mackinder, Stenton, Wessex and Windsor. The rest are close by, but off-campus.
    Oh true, but any whiteknights halls on/off campus are close enough and no where near far enough away to make it less favourable to ICMA centre students in the grand scheme of things.
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    Whos currently at Reading?

    Is there a lot of student housing around the campus? (not halls) and what sort of price would you expect to pay? (double bed room, in a house finished to a reasonable standard)
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    Got my offer letter via post now, and been invited to a post offer open day to the ICMA/Reading uni on Sat 5th March, anyone else?
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    The University of Reading N302 01-Oct-2011 Conditional Firm 14-Feb-2011
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    Did you receive the invite to the open day with your offer letter or in a separate letter/email?

    I received an offer but no invite to open day but would really like to visit and see what its all about.
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    Hey guys, I got an offer from ICMA too,finance and investment banking.
    But, I'm still thinking of either choosing Reading's (Bsc Finance and Investment banking) or City University London's( Bsc Mathematics and Finance ) as my firm choice.

    Can anyone help me out? and tell me the difference/ which 1 is better???
    Thanks
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    Open day invite came with my offer letter, same envelope

    Guardian, Reading for soooo many reasons, although some are a bit subjective and my opinions but still, firstly ICMA has the state of the facilities for F&IB. City is just a big building that looks proper runned down and has a few other cluster of buildings, but nothing very specialised. I went to City twice for different reasons, one a taster day and the other an open day, hated the uni both times.. it felt very dull and lifeless around the area if you get what i mean, you have seen this if you visited. Reading much nicer campus, more uni spirit and welcoming I felt, and the fact that there are halls in quite an abundance, whereas with City/Cass they went on about having bunch of halls closing down and very limited halls etc etc and didn't seem all to organised as they could give us specifics either about the situation.. Reading course looked fun to me, I haven't ever considered finance and maths so cannot comment on citys course, but i would hazard a guess to say it cant be as fun looking :P Reading is always slightly cheaper than city which contributed to my ucas as i applied to no london unis at all, although being at Reading does mean london is only a 15-20min train away.
    Also the maths in that course (city) will be nothing about sales/trading/derivatives (reading) etc so figure out what you would prefer studying
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    Hmm, did not get an invite but i do want one!

    Ill have to email them and see if i can get an invite to an open day, although im fairly sure ill be choosing Reading as either my firm or insurance.
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    hmm send an email to [email protected] that was the email that was on the letter which said, email that address to confirm your attending the open day
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    Thanks for the information, Teshnit : )

    I'm an international student and unfortunately,I've never been to England before.
    Well, I just hope that Reading is not a dead town... LOL!

    From what I heard from my friends, apparently London is the most happening place in UK.lol....
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    (Original post by Guardian92)
    Thanks for the information, Teshnit : )

    I'm an international student and unfortunately,I've never been to England before.
    Well, I just hope that Reading is not a dead town... LOL!

    From what I heard from my friends, apparently London is the most happening place in UK.lol....
    London is the defintely the most liveliest place in Uk, without a shadow of a doubt, but the university is lacking in activity, if you want an amazing experience nightlife wise then choose City as its in London. City will have contacts within london firms too and i think they occasionally get LSe lecturers in to do work inCity as well, but personally City wasn't for me, if money wasn't a restraint I would have applied for t least one of LSE/UCL/KCL but in my case money is tight, even though Reading is relatively expensive just not as much as London
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    Okay : )

    Argh.. Its so hard to decide... zzz.. I need to search for more information about ICMA and City Uni....
    Btw, is Finance and investment banking a very rare course? Ive never heard anyone talked about it except you and josh_v... LOL.. It is not easy to get information about this course at all.lol.

    So,teshnit, are you going to reading?? or still choosing??? : )
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    As far as im aware there are only Reading and City offering this course (N302) although there are other universities offering similar courses. Quite a lot of unis now offer Finance and Banking (N300) which is quite similar.
 
 
 
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