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Oh gnrspurl, on the March 23rd open day at Van Mildert, do you know what time the programme finishes?
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hey peapod, where are u from? im goin from manchester to the open day on 22nd march!!!! just wondered if ure from near manc?
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lots of new info for you guys (ok, so this may make me look ignorant, but that's life!)

I really wouldn't worry about accomodation. Weir and Derwent all have network connections AND (this is the good bit) middleton is being refurbished over the summer (atleast, I was told by a reliable source that it was). So, assuming that is right, by the time you get here everyone will have a network connection and there will be no really awfull rooms.

And as for the open day program 'ken...ken', I wouldn't have a clue, but I'm sure it will be easy to find out.

I'll get back to you (providing I remember ofcourse!)
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some of my m8s jus been to an open day there, they HATED it!
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Going back to yesterdays (thrilling!) conversation about train times, I'm now getting the train which leaves Kings X at 11.30am so may see a coupel of you there .

Note to anyone coming from London - book your ticket from Kings X rather than from the station closest to where you live! The return ticket from Kings X to Durham costs £20, plus 2 £3 single fares to get from the station nearest to me to Kings X, so £26 in total. This compares rather nicely to the £41 direct ticket to Durham! Stupid how it would cost more to travel the 8 or so miles across London than the 264 up to Durham on the latter ticket...
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(Original post by katiyakat)
Going back to yesterdays (thrilling!) conversation about train times, I'm now getting the train which leaves Kings X at 11.30am so may see a coupel of you there .

Note to anyone coming from London - book your ticket from Kings X rather than from the station closest to where you live! The return ticket from Kings X to Durham costs £20, plus 2 £3 single fares to get from the station nearest to me to Kings X, so £26 in total. This compares rather nicely to the £41 direct ticket to Durham! Stupid how it would cost more to travel the 8 or so miles across London than the 264 up to Durham on the latter ticket...
Woah!!? How does that work! lol ill have to try and find a way to make my train cheaper too, coz at the moment its £45 return journey, and im half way from london and durham! lol. Ill be taking any trains, planning to arrive between 3pm-4pm at Durham
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I went to VM open day in Jan this year and it was amazing!!! dont listen to people that say negative stuff bout it. i was really worried coz people said it was really minging but then i got there and had a v pleasant surprise. every1 is really nice etc.. the rooms are good and the food is gud. i'll prob see u in Oct coz its my firm choice (if i get the grades!!)
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(Original post by Tbt2003)
I went to VM open day in Jan this year and it was amazing!!! dont listen to people that say negative stuff bout it. i was really worried coz people said it was really minging but then i got there and had a v pleasant surprise. every1 is really nice etc.. the rooms are good and the food is gud. i'll prob see u in Oct coz its my firm choice (if i get the grades!!)
If you're stuck on what Van Mildert is like, go to the JCR version of the college website, and on there is an interactive tour where you can take a look at what the college is like. Its so cool! Especially the lake, and the 42" tv
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(Original post by kirstenb)
hey peapod, where are u from? im goin from manchester to the open day on 22nd march!!!! just wondered if ure from near manc?
I'm in Stockport, half an hour from manc.
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(Original post by kenkennykenken)
Its so cool! Especially the lake, and the 42" tv
Collingwood has a projector.

J.
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(Original post by katiyakat)
Note to anyone coming from London - book your ticket from Kings X rather than from the station closest to where you live! The return ticket from Kings X to Durham costs £20, plus 2 £3 single fares to get from the station nearest to me to Kings X, so £26 in total. This compares rather nicely to the £41 direct ticket to Durham! Stupid how it would cost more to travel the 8 or so miles across London than the 264 up to Durham on the latter ticket...
Thanks for that!! What time are you getting the train back on Tuesday?
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Thanks for that!! What time are you getting the train back on Tuesday?
On tuesday ill be taking train back at about 3pm or 4pm? Coz I dont wanna get back home too late since its 4 hours journey, and got school the next day. I think the programme finishes at around midday, which gives us like a few hours to wander around the college and the town. Monday im arriving at bout 3pm, probably earlier
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No problemo! Stupid rail system...

I'm getting the 15.07 back to Kings X as I thought it would be nice to have the opportunity to stay a little longer to have another look round/talk to my multiple new friends and possibly meet up with various people who have suggested/I have suggested to that we should do so. (Ouch, the grammar in that sentence is bad).
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I got my ticket through the post today - I love thetrainline.com!
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I got my ticket through the post today - I love thetrainline.com!
When I went I got mine from qjump - they give you a cardboard wallet to store your tickets in.

Direct tickets can be cheaper from London - it depends how far away you are from King's Cross, 'the gateway to the North'. I got a direct ticket as it was cheaper than getting a ticket from King's Cross and a London Connections ticket.

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When I went I got mine from qjump - they give you a cardboard wallet to store your tickets in.

Direct tickets can be cheaper from London - it depends how far away you are from King's Cross, 'the gateway to the North'. I got a direct ticket as it was cheaper than getting a ticket from King's Cross and a London Connections ticket.

J.
theres some single tickets for £11 each, but they arent avaliable till 6-8 weeks before the actual journey (22nd) so im gonna just have to wait. the return journey (which i can get now) costs £48
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hello everyone, i have an offer to do philosophy at durham. Does anyone know if it is possible to stay in van mildert college on 23rd march???
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hello everyone, i have an offer to do philosophy at durham. Does anyone know if it is possible to stay in van mildert college on 23rd march???
Yeah its possible, just make sure you let them know beforehand. Most people who stay on the 23rd are those who's going on the open day on the 24th, coz the idea is that people arrive the night before the open day.
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hey, is anyone here going to van mildert next monday????
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(Original post by kirstenb)
the train journeys are the same because from manc n bham you have to go across the pennines and from london its straight up the east coast!! yep ken, im going on my own aswell n im sure ill fall asleep or somethin too! what time are u gonna get there, i dont wanna b a loner!!! hehe!!

Are you studying geography to know that I ve got an offer for geo but I cant make up my mind between st ands or durham what do you think
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