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(Original post by LGF92)
My modules page says

French 9am
Russian 11am + 1 oral hour to be arranged
German 3pm

Which days are these on? Will I find out when I get there?
You'll find out when you get there - you'll also most likely have French and German tutorials that will be at different times than 9am/3pm respectively.
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I have a rather silly question...
What in general do people do when they have boyfriends/girlfriends come to stay from afar? I don't mean anything unsavoury of course... Are they generally lodged in BnBs? I read something in the Uni Hall guide about campbeds that I didn't quite understand.

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I have a rather silly question...
What in general do people do when they have boyfriends/girlfriends come to stay from afar? I don't mean anything unsavoury of course... Are they generally lodged in BnBs? I read something in the Uni Hall guide about campbeds that I didn't quite understand.

Not sure about Uni Hall, but I know in McIntosh if you had a guest coming to stay you could ask for a campbed +bed linen for your room - not sure if you had to pay for it or not though. You can also get meal tickets but they were ridiculously expensive (£7.50ish for lunch/dinner - when you can get a ready meal from Tesco for about £3). Generally though I think people just share beds/let their gf/bf crash on the floor - although if you have a roommate make sure you talk to them about it first, and if they are uncomfortable with it my advice would be to respect that. No one should be made to feel uncomfortable in their own room.
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(Original post by duracell)
Not sure about Uni Hall, but I know in McIntosh if you had a guest coming to stay you could ask for a campbed +bed linen for your room - not sure if you had to pay for it or not though. You can also get meal tickets but they were ridiculously expensive (£7.50ish for lunch/dinner - when you can get a ready meal from Tesco for about £3). Generally though I think people just share beds/let their gf/bf crash on the floor - although if you have a roommate make sure you talk to them about it first, and if they are uncomfortable with it my advice would be to respect that. No one should be made to feel uncomfortable in their own room.
that's what sexcile is for.. - yeh the meals are shockingly expensive, I think it's even more than that actually, I remember being shocked..
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Hi, I'll be starting at St Andrews this September, studying Philosophy and German. I was just wondering what the situtation with books was. Do we need to buy all the books on the reading list or can we rely on borrowing them from the library? And if we need to buy them, is there anywhere I can buy them cheaply or second hand?

Thanks.
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Hi, I'll be starting at St Andrews this September, studying Philosophy and German. I was just wondering what the situtation with books was. Do we need to buy all the books on the reading list or can we rely on borrowing them from the library? And if we need to buy them, is there anywhere I can buy them cheaply or second hand?

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You may not need to buy all the books on the reading list - my general advice is wait til you get here and get more info from your module co-ordinator/tutor/lecturer. However, be warned that while the library do stock a lot of the books on reading lists - some of them may be in short supply, particularly when it comes to weekly readings for tutorials. If you want to, you can check what the library stock is like here: http://library.st-andrews.ac.uk/

There is a Barnardo's Books on Bell Street where you can get second hand books - although I've often found it's a matter of luck getting what you want. Blackwell's sometimes have second-hand books as well, they're not as cheap as in charity shops but are still slightly cheaper than RRP. Another thing worth noting, is if you get a Blackwell's Reward Card you do eventually get credit for your points. I did make use of this, as I bought a couple of (quite expensive) IR books, along with my texts for French/Spanish, and by the end of first semester managed to get one of my texts using only my reward credit.
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For languages, I've just bought myself a dictionary and some grammar books to start off with, and then I'll see what they say when I get there.
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(Original post by duracell)
Not sure about Uni Hall, but I know in McIntosh if you had a guest coming to stay you could ask for a campbed +bed linen for your room - not sure if you had to pay for it or not though. You can also get meal tickets but they were ridiculously expensive (£7.50ish for lunch/dinner - when you can get a ready meal from Tesco for about £3). Generally though I think people just share beds/let their gf/bf crash on the floor - although if you have a roommate make sure you talk to them about it first, and if they are uncomfortable with it my advice would be to respect that. No one should be made to feel uncomfortable in their own room.
Thanks, I know it's a stupid question but seems like the sort so obvious that it's difficult to be sure, haha.
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Cheers
Majoring in IR and Econ, is it possible to take only IR and Econ modules in my second year?
They offer three additional Econ modules in the second year. Two with 10 credits each semester and one with 20 credits which can either be taken in the first or second part of the year. Is it possible to take 70 credits in one and 50 credits in the other semester?
:stomp: Ah too many questions, I apologies for that :P
You can if you want, but you can still take a third subject in second year. I think you can do 70 and 50, I did 60 and 70 last year. Just talk to your advisor and I'm sure he'll let you.
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(Original post by LGF92)
For languages, I've just bought myself a dictionary and some grammar books to start off with, and then I'll see what they say when I get there.
If it helps at all I remember one of the German books being called "Neue Horizante". My first year roommate's degree is in French and German and she had a copy of that book.

- Lucia
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What's the latest date an entering second year can return next month? If I was to arrive on Tues would it be too late?
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What's the latest date an entering second year can return next month? If I was to arrive on Tues would it be too late?
According to the website, second years will be advised on Wednesday the 22nd of September, so you need to be around for that.
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Hi, thanks a lot for all the advice on books Would you be able to tell me an approximate budget I should have for buying them?
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What's the actual male/female student ratio?

Juuuuust thinking "pigeon-hole principle"
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What's the actual male/female student ratio?

Juuuuust thinking "pigeon-hole principle"
This says 44:56, but I don't know how reliable that is. It doesn't seem wildly unrealistic IMO though.
This says 60:40, which I am less inclined to believe.

In conclusion, I don't know. Overall, I don't think it's too far off 50:50, but I think there are slightly more females overall, and it's less balanced in certain subjects/halls.
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(Original post by ImperceptibleNinja)
This says 44:56, but I don't know how reliable that is. It doesn't seem wildly unrealistic IMO though.
This says 60:40, which I am less inclined to believe.

In conclusion, I don't know. Overall, I don't think it's too far off 50:50, but I think there are slightly more females overall, and it's less balanced in certain subjects/halls.
lol the push site also claims that academic families offer academic guidance... :lol:

http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/search...ATA%ACNo%ACYes

it's 43:57 boys:girls
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lol the push site also claims that academic families offer academic guidance... :lol:

http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/search...ATA%ACNo%ACYes

it's 43:57 boys:girls
xD I hadn't paid that much attention to it! Oops...
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Hey, to come back to the booklist thing. A lot of Philosophy/Language people seem to have received booklists. I'm going into Psychology/Biology and I didn't receive anything. Is that normal?
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What do guys wear to the several balls that are held? Can they wear normal suits rather than dinner suits/tuxedos?
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What do guys wear to the several balls that are held? Can they wear normal suits rather than dinner suits/tuxedos?
KILTS!
I think a lot of guys do wear dinner suits/tuxes, but there are also those who wear normal suits.
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