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    (Original post by ritz07)
    hey ppl, anyone joinin Mlitt in International Security Studies in coming sept ?? Also if someone cud plzzz temme about d reputation of the IR Dept n prospects.

    I also wanna know if posgrads r allowed to be a part of the sports teams that exist...over their year of study??

    heyy i wz realllyyyy lukin fwd to the raisin monday aswell...do we get adopted tooo??

    i know too many questions at once,:woo: but has any1 rcvd a response on their accomodation and visa letters besides the offer letter for acceptance??

    Thanks for your replies in advance

    also hw far is dra frm the intl relations building and wt r d best modes to commute b/w dem??
    I am almost certain postgrads would be allowed to be part of the sports teams. The AU website might be worth a look and other people in the forum will be able to give you a better idea about this than me.

    I know postgrads who get adopted as part of raisin weekend. People who've also done their undergrad course here sometimes get to be their own grandparent if one of their kids adopts them There's no set system to it all really.

    I reckon I could probably walk from DRA to the IR building in about 25 minutes, but that's walking top speed and I would probably want to allow significantly longer than that to start with. It depends a lot on how fast you walk. Cycling is probably the best option if you want to save time, but if you enjoy the walk then it's not bad.
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    (Original post by ritz07)
    also hw far is dra frm the intl relations building and wt r d best modes to commute b/w dem??
    I reckon it takes 20 minutes to get from DRA to the IR building at a good pace.
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    (Original post by Lucia.)
    I reckon it takes 20 minutes to get from DRA to the IR building at a good pace.
    At a brisk pace 15 or slightly less is possible.

    If you like to lie in though its definitely worth getting a bike.
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    terpineol, how long are your legs?! Where do you hide the jet packs? :ninja: I'm not doubting you can walk it in 15 minutes, but I routinely walked from Fife Park to near the Library, and that was between 20 and 25 minutes... although I guess that's slightly further because I was starting at the far side of Fife Park.
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    (Original post by ImperceptibleNinja)
    terpineol, how long are your legs?! Where do you hide the jet packs? :ninja: I'm not doubting you can walk it in 15 minutes, but I routinely walked from Fife Park to near the Library, and that was between 20 and 25 minutes... although I guess that's slightly further because I was starting at the far side of Fife Park.
    My best ever was DRA to the bute in just under 15 minutes. That was going it some though.
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    Hey there! I hope I'm posting this into the correct thread... After extensively using the search function which yielded somewhat meagre irrelevant results, I've got the following question:

    I know that I can't choose the house but friendly asking for it in the form StA sent me surely won't do any harm.

    Which house has the best 'house spirit' where everyone gets to know each other really well (lots of events/parties etc)? I'd really like to stay in New Hall or DRA cos they're the newest and ensuite. Staying in a run down house (no offence...) isnt really that appealing to me.

    Thx
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    (Original post by goldmanite)
    Hey there! I hope I'm posting this into the correct thread... After extensively using the search function which yielded somewhat meagre irrelevant results, I've got the following question:

    I know that I can't choose the house but friendly asking for it in the form StA sent me surely won't do any harm.

    Which house has the best 'house spirit' where everyone gets to know each other really well (lots of events/parties etc)? I'd really like to stay in New Hall or DRA cos they're the newest and ensuite. Staying in a run down house (no offence...) isnt really that appealing to me.

    Thx
    FYI it's a hall not a house. If you want New Hall or DRA, they're quite easy to get, you just ask for Catered Ensuite or Self Catered Ensuite and you're almost guaranteed to get one of those halls.
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    There's a big thread on accommodation here, and at the end of the first post are links to 'mini guides' to different halls, written by people who've stayed there.

    Uni Hall and John Burnett are two which seem to have very social reputations, and the John Burnett Annexe is in a similar style to New Hall. DRA, Fife Park and Albany are in houses/apartments of 5 or 6 people, which does impact the social dynamic, particularly since you've not got meals with everyone every day. If you want lots of socialising that's easy to get into, I think catered halls might be a better starting point. Life in self-catered halls can be just as sociable, but it's easier to make excuses and stay in a little bubble
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    (Original post by ImperceptibleNinja)
    There's a big thread on accommodation here, and at the end of the first post are links to 'mini guides' to different halls, written by people who've stayed there.

    Uni Hall and John Burnett are two which seem to have very social reputations, and the John Burnett Annexe is in a similar style to New Hall. DRA, Fife Park and Albany are in houses/apartments of 5 or 6 people, which does impact the social dynamic, particularly since you've not got meals with everyone every day. If you want lots of socialising that's easy to get into, I think catered halls might be a better starting point. Life in self-catered halls can be just as sociable, but it's easier to make excuses and stay in a little bubble

    Hey, if I apply to St Andrews, and - against the odds - get offered a place, is it possible for me to defer entry for a year? It's mostly a finance issue.

    Or are they more likely to see it as a rejection of their offer and would this affect my future chances of getting in.
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    Hey, if I apply to St Andrews, and - against the odds - get offered a place, is it possible for me to defer entry for a year? It's mostly a finance issue.

    Or are they more likely to see it as a rejection of their offer and would this affect my future chances of getting in.
    Hello
    I'm assuming you are applying for a postgrad, and I have found some information here:

    Responding to an offer

    On receiving an offer from the Unversity, you have 3 options

    1. Accept your offer
    2. Decline your offer
    3. Ask to be considered for deferred entry - if your circumstances have changed please email the appropriate school directly with your request, stating your reasons for deferring. The School will then notify Postgraduate Admissions if deferment has been granted and an updated offer letter will be issued.
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    Hey, if I apply to St Andrews, and - against the odds - get offered a place, is it possible for me to defer entry for a year? It's mostly a finance issue.

    Or are they more likely to see it as a rejection of their offer and would this affect my future chances of getting in.
    It depends on what subject you're applying for, this year a few departments outright refused to consider deferred applications (English, Mod Lang, History, Arabic and Medicine, see here). I assume that for exceptional circumstances they'd waive it, but I don't think financial reasons count as exceptional.

    I would recommend emailling admissions in the dept you're applying to and ask if they do deferred entry. If not, why not just wait a year and apply in the year that you plan to go?
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    (Original post by la_banane_verte)
    It depends on what subject you're applying for, this year a few departments outright refused to consider deferred applications (English, Mod Lang, History, Arabic and Medicine, see here). I assume that for exceptional circumstances they'd waive it, but I don't think financial reasons count as exceptional.

    I would recommend emailling admissions in the dept you're applying to and ask if they do deferred entry. If not, why not just wait a year and apply in the year that you plan to go?
    I appreciate the response.
    The issue is, I *may* be able to acquire some funding, but I won't know for a while yet.

    St Andrews aren't people you jerk around, so I don't want to say "well, sorry, thanks for the offer but it looks like I can't do it this year" if they're likely to say "well screw this guy, he's not getting in next year".

    'nam 'sayn?
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    (Original post by Schoendilies)
    Hello
    I'm assuming you are applying for a postgrad, and I have found some information here:
    Thanks - I missed your reply up there
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    I appreciate the response.
    The issue is, I *may* be able to acquire some funding, but I won't know for a while yet.

    St Andrews aren't people you jerk around, so I don't want to say "well, sorry, thanks for the offer but it looks like I can't do it this year" if they're likely to say "well screw this guy, he's not getting in next year".

    'nam 'sayn?
    Ah, I didn't realise you were applying for postgrad. I don't think there would be anything wrong with contacting the deptartment's postgrad person and discussing your situation with them, as funding is a much bigger issue for postgrads, they're more likely to understand your need to defer.
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    Thank you for the info ppl - ImperceptibleNinja,Lucia and terpineol. So i do prefer getting a bike if allotted the dra...hehehe

    i hope hiring a bike is not a problem der? n ofcourse parking dem later at uni and/or accommodation.

    wt accomodation/halls would u recommend as closest to the IR building???

    Also if someone cud plzzz temme about d reputation of the IR Dept n prospects.

    Has any1 rcvd a response on their accommodation and visa letters besides the offer letter for acceptance for 2010-11??

    Thanks for your replies in advance.
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    Thought this could merit a whole thread to itself but I think I'll dump it here and see how it goes.

    A few questions about Freshers Week - Just trying to see what goes on at St A's freshers

    1) If uni starts on 20th Sep, is that freshers week? or is it the week before?
    2) What did you do in your freshers week/What were the organised activities?

    Thanks
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    Freshers week starts on 20th Sep and halls will open on the weekend before freshers week.
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    I have a couple of questions...
    1) Living expenses...obviously there are the obvious things like accommodation, but how much roughly do people spend on 'non-essentials'?
    2) Do they mind you having friends/boyfriends to stay in your room during the week or is there a weekend-only restriction?
    3) Would I miss out on a lot by flying home every 3 weeks or so for a weekend?
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    1)I live off about £200 a month which I find works out pretty well, but I know a lot of my friends live off less, and I also know people who live off a lot more. It really depends on what you're going to be spending the money on. (e.g. my roommate gets cabs sometimes when I think she really could just walk to where she's going)

    2) Not at all. AS LONG AS a) you sign them into your hall of residence and b) if you have a roommate, you discuss it with them BEFORE your guest arrives and make sure they're ok with it. (this goes double if it's your boyfriend staying)

    3) This is a difficult one, because generally we have some kind of holiday every 7 weeks or so (Jan/Feb there's a bit more cause of intersemester break), so every 3 weeks I guess wouldn't be that often. I know some people who'll get the train home the odd weekend.. but not that regularly. Also, getting to the airport is a bit of a hassle - there's a shuttle service of some kind I think (I've never used it so wouldn't know) but bear in mind that travel costs will eat into your budget, in quite a big way.

    Hope that's been slightly helpful!
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    (Original post by Spears)
    Thought this could merit a whole thread to itself but I think I'll dump it here and see how it goes.

    A few questions about Freshers Week - Just trying to see what goes on at St A's freshers

    1) If uni starts on 20th Sep, is that freshers week? or is it the week before?
    2) What did you do in your freshers week/What were the organised activities?

    Thanks
    With regards to your second question: LOTS. You generally get a programme of events on arrival in hall, which becomes INVALUABLE for the next 7-9 days. Remember fresher's week is all about meeting people and having fun - so don't say no to going to something just because some of your new friends aren't going - it'll be another opportunity to make some more friends!

    Generally they'll have talks throughout the day (including subject talks of which you can go to as many as you want) and more fun things at night, although this isn't always the case - I remember going to a sandcastle competition on the Monday afternoon.

    Basically, you will find something to occupy your time with, and you'll hvae a great time while you're at it.
 
 
 
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