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    (Original post by ImperceptibleNinja)
    :eek: That sucks! Are they just the plastic ones a bit like these?
    I has one of those plus one of the really big, bulky softs ones in FP... I don't know which ones they changed, but I just used the horrible plastic one as a clothes storage solution and lounged about in the comfy one.

    I'm really quite surprised they put new chairs in Fife Park and not Albany... maybe they're 'storing' them for the new accommodation? :confused:
    Exactly like that!! I feel so cheated now....
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    (Original post by Beanybob)
    Exactly like that!! I feel so cheated now....
    Same
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    (Original post by Beanybob)
    Exactly like that!! I feel so cheated now....
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    Same
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    The major disadvantage of chairs with cushions is that after a few weeks of hard work they can start to smell.

    There is nothing worse than moving into a room at the start of the year, and sitting down to get a stale fart squirted up the nose.

    At least with plastic ones you can be sure what is lurking there to get you.
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    what a weird discussion, my first thought as an applicant wasnt, ' I wonder what the chairs will be like...' lol
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    The computer chairs in St Regs are fine. Adjustable and cushioned, mine however has a few stains on it.
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    what is the football scene like in st andrews?

    eg is there a uni football team, is there amateur football clubs, plenty people going to watch football at the pub etc?
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    (Original post by Dado Prso)
    what is the football scene like in st andrews?

    eg is there a uni football team, is there amateur football clubs, plenty people going to watch football at the pub etc?
    There is a university football club:
    http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/sport/au...s/FootballMen/
    and there is a local amateur league I'm pretty sure.
    I myself don't watch or play, but yes I have been in a pub when there was a match on and there were plenty people watching

    Edit: There is also hall leagues etc too
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    I've got two questions:

    1. Are there any good choirs you can join? Like choirs for everyone, not only for those who study music. I've been singing in an academic choir here at home for almost three years and it'd be fun to try one in another country (and stay in "shape"). I'm only there for the second semester, so is it even possible to join for such a short period of time?

    2. Is it true that it isn't possible to download torrents when living in halls? I think I read it in the article about St Andrews on this site. Are these sorts of activities somehow monitored?
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    I have a rather unspecific question about second year entry (for which I applied):
    Is it somewhat unusual to start in the second year? Should I be worried about the social aspect of missing the first year?
    I'm not that worried about degree flexibility and the hard work it requires.
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    (Original post by phen)
    I have a rather unspecific question about second year entry (for which I applied):
    Is it somewhat unusual to start in the second year? Should I be worried about the social aspect of missing the first year?
    I'm not that worried about degree flexibility and the hard work it requires.
    Socially, I think you should be absolutely fine, as to be honest, the majprity of my friends, and the people I have moved in with this year were friends that I made in halls rather than in lectures... and the people I sit with in lectures, are also people I made friends with in hall last year, and friends of theirs. As long as you socialise in your hall, and join sports or societies, you should be absolutely fine. Though I would warn, I myself this past semester have been completely snowed under with work (though to be fair I was doing 1 more module than usual), and if you're also coming in having missed 1st year, you will have to catch up on some work, so could end up with not much free time in which to socialise...

    It's perfectly possible though
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    (Original post by sophie_c)
    Socially, I think you should be absolutely fine, as to be honest, the majprity of my friends, and the people I have moved in with this year were friends that I made in halls rather than in lectures... and the people I sit with in lectures, are also people I made friends with in hall last year, and friends of theirs. As long as you socialise in your hall, and join sports or societies, you should be absolutely fine. Though I would warn, I myself this past semester have been completely snowed under with work (though to be fair I was doing 1 more module than usual), and if you're also coming in having missed 1st year, you will have to catch up on some work, so could end up with not much free time in which to socialise...

    It's perfectly possible though
    Thanks for your (very quick) reply!

    I guess I won't worry too much about second year entry..!
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    (Original post by souf)
    I've got two questions:

    1. Are there any good choirs you can join? Like choirs for everyone, not only for those who study music. I've been singing in an academic choir here at home for almost three years and it'd be fun to try one in another country (and stay in "shape"). I'm only there for the second semester, so is it even possible to join for such a short period of time?

    2. Is it true that it isn't possible to download torrents when living in halls? I think I read it in the article about St Andrews on this site. Are these sorts of activities somehow monitored?
    There are many choirs in St Andrews; church choirs, A cappella groups, ST Andrews chorus, chamber choir, CU choir, hall choirs etc... and also there are other choirs going on that you may interested in which do one off performances... for example last semester there was a CMAD (Christian Music and Drama) choir put together to perform the Requiem in Blue, and my flatmate organised and conducted a choir to perform Brittens Ceremony of Carols, and there was also a group put together a traditional swedish carol service. There's lot's of opportunities! My flatmate is involved in setting up a few choirs this coming semester, so if it's this next semester you're here, get in touch if you're interested. Also you may be interested, but the uni is soon to start doing a University Lip Dub which looks fun!

    Regarding Torrents, all I know is that it's blocked on the uni network, but then that's just what I have heard, there's probably someone else on here who knows more about it.
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    (Original post by phen)
    Thanks for your (very quick) reply!

    I guess I won't worry too much about second year entry..!
    You're welcome

    Nope, there's not too much to worry about, Oxy who'll be on here at some point did direct entry into 2nd year, so he'll be able to give you first hand experience... and I'm sure there are some other direct 2nd year entrant TSRians, so hopefully they'll be able to give you better answers. :yep:
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    (Original post by sophie_c)
    There are many choirs in St Andrews; church choirs, A cappella groups, ST Andrews chorus, chamber choir, CU choir, hall choirs etc... and also there are other choirs going on that you may interested in which do one off performances... for example last semester there was a CMAD (Christian Music and Drama) choir put together to perform the Requiem in Blue, and my flatmate organised and conducted a choir to perform Brittens Ceremony of Carols, and there was also a group put together a traditional swedish carol service. There's lot's of opportunities! My flatmate is involved in setting up a few choirs this coming semester, so if it's this next semester you're here, get in touch if you're interested. Also you may be interested, but the uni is soon to start doing a University Lip Dub which looks fun!

    Regarding Torrents, all I know is that it's blocked on the uni network, but then that's just what I have heard, there's probably someone else on here who knows more about it.
    Thanks! Sounds like there's lots to choose from. I guess it'll be easier to sort it all out once I get there. Yup, it's this semester, I arrive on feb 2nd. Getting a bit nervous :eek:

    Oh, and one more question: Are there any karaoke places there?
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    (Original post by souf)
    Thanks! Sounds like there's lots to choose from. I guess it'll be easier to sort it all out once I get there. Yup, it's this semester, I arrive on feb 2nd. Getting a bit nervous :eek:

    Oh, and one more question: Are there any karaoke places there?
    Don't be nervous, you'll have a great time, it's an amazing town and there's always so much going on, and everyone's lovely

    Erm, tbh I don't really know... I tend to go to house parties or the union, so am not too up on what is offered by the other pubs, I'm sure there will be somewhere... there'll be other TSRians who'll know
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    (Original post by sophie_c)
    Don't be nervous, you'll have a great time, it's an amazing town and there's always so much going on, and everyone's lovely

    Erm, tbh I don't really know... I tend to go to house parties or the union, so am not too up on what is offered by the other pubs, I'm sure there will be somewhere... there'll be other TSRians who'll know
    The Vic and the Rule for definite, probably a few other places too...
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    (Original post by Bella_trixxx)
    The Vic and the Rule for definite, probably a few other places too...
    Ooh, great, thanks! It's not like I go to karaokes every night, but it's fun once in a while
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    Does anyone know where you can find mark schemes for past papers? Surely they must be somewhere, what the use of the past papers otherwise??
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    (Original post by Beanybob)
    Does anyone know where you can find mark schemes for past papers? Surely they must be somewhere, what the use of the past papers otherwise??
    It's usually worth looking for the lecturer's home page or personal web page.

    They seem to hold back solutions with the philosophy, 'If we give them answers, they'll just read them and not think.. so by only giving them the questions, we're going to make it better for them'. It annoys me.

    I don't think they have mark schemes as such, the most I have ever seen is a sample answer. But that's for maths, so as long as you do it rigorously and the answers match, then it's usually fine. It's not so good for something less clear-cut or something wordier.
 
 
 
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