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    (Original post by kiwicake)
    Does anyone know if I can change my my degree after semester one? Mine is Russian and I'm finding it horrific.

    Thanks.
    Yeah you can
    Out of curiosity, who's teaching first year Russian nowadays? We had some excellent teachers a few years ago, made the terrifying experience of the genitive plural much easier... but they're all gone now
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    (Original post by Bella_trixxx)
    Yeah you can
    Out of curiosity, who's teaching first year Russian nowadays? We had some excellent teachers a few years ago, made the terrifying experience of the genitive plural much easier... but they're all gone now
    Thank you!
    It's not that the teachers are bad, it's just very fast paced and the class is huge, so I'm finding it difficult to keep up. I have Dr Booth and Dr Donovan (not sure if that's their titles!)
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    (Original post by kiwicake)
    Thank you!
    It's not that the teachers are bad, it's just very fast paced and the class is huge, so I'm finding it difficult to keep up. I have Dr Booth and Dr Donovan (not sure if that's their titles!)
    Oh dear... do you know if there will be any changes next year I was thinking of applying for this (with French).
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    Oh and another question... I want to go to the open day on october 31st but it is fully booked will i definitely be okay to turn up without booking, (i was going to email them but the link to the email address on the website doesn't work).
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    Oh and another question... I want to go to the open day on october 31st but it is fully booked will i definitely be okay to turn up without booking, (i was going to email them but the link to the email address on the website doesn't work).
    Yeah you'd be okay to turn up without booking, it just means you need to take an extra 5 minutes to register when you arrive.
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    (Original post by Ecosse_14)
    Yeah you'd be okay to turn up without booking, it just means you need to take an extra 5 minutes to register when you arrive.

    Thankyou!! unfortunately your word wasn't good enough for my mum so i had to ring up and book even though there weren't any spaces left :rolleyes:

    One last thing (sorry) how posh is St Andrew's I'm a bit worried about that now:p:)
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    (Original post by rac1)
    Thankyou!! unfortunately your word wasn't good enough for my mum so i had to ring up and book even though there weren't any spaces left :rolleyes:

    One last thing (sorry) how posh is St Andrew's I'm a bit worried about that now:p:)
    It's not that posh at all. Yes, you do get some really posh people but the majority aren't that posh. You'll see for yourself when you come visit
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    (Original post by rac1)
    Thankyou!! unfortunately your word wasn't good enough for my mum so i had to ring up and book even though there weren't any spaces left :rolleyes:

    One last thing (sorry) how posh is St Andrew's I'm a bit worried about that now:p:)
    Yeah, like Ecosse said it's not actually that posh. Just looks like it sometimes. Though word of warning... on my open day I swear that nearly every student I saw was American. But that's not true either... they're just more noticeable I guess.
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    My question will probably be the awkwardest one.. -.-

    Right, so I've been to the open day, and totally loved everything about the uni (and the town, too!). One thing though, how are the health issues there? I mean, my immune system seems to function just fine, but the possible lack of vitamin D for 4 years kind of creeps me out -.- I live in the South, so I'm quite used to the sun and warmth, and I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up with Scottish weather (which is a shame, honestly, I just loooove everything about St. Andrews so much!)? Also, any particular tips for keeping myself out of sickness like common colds? (like, when we visited accommodations, i saw two pairs of gumboots in a room. Didn't think of that one).
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    My question will probably be the awkwardest one.. -.-

    Right, so I've been to the open day, and totally loved everything about the uni (and the town, too!). One thing though, how are the health issues there? I mean, my immune system seems to function just fine, but the possible lack of vitamin D for 4 years kind of creeps me out -.- I live in the South, so I'm quite used to the sun and warmth, and I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up with Scottish weather (which is a shame, honestly, I just loooove everything about St. Andrews so much!)? Also, any particular tips for keeping myself out of sickness like common colds? (like, when we visited accommodations, i saw two pairs of gumboots in a room. Didn't think of that one).
    Do you mean the South of England? Because I'm from there and I swear the weather is hardly different at all, just windy at times because we're on the coast. As for colds, you do not catch a cold because it is cold. One catches a cold from germs. And considering St Andrews is not crawling with rats and fleas I'm sure you'll be fine. I don't particularly understand the connection between having a normal immune system and being worried about getting sick in St Andrews. I have yet to fall ill here myself.

    Try Vitamin D tablets? Drink more milk?
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    Chibelta, thanks a lot! I'm just completely useless at whatever concerns my health that's why I'm so paranoid about it! =) But yeah, now you completely calmed me down And yes, it's quite sunny down here (most of the time of course... not at this very moment though :P)
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    (Original post by Chibelta)
    Do you mean the South of England? Because I'm from there and I swear the weather is hardly different at all, just windy at times because we're on the coast. As for colds, you do not catch a cold because it is cold. One catches a cold from germs. And considering St Andrews is not crawling with rats and fleas I'm sure you'll be fine. I don't particularly understand the connection between having a normal immune system and being worried about getting sick in St Andrews. I have yet to fall ill here myself.

    Try Vitamin D tablets? Drink more milk?
    Thanks a lot! =) I'm just completely useless at whatever concerns my health, so I'm really paranoid about it! =) Well, for immune system, just in case someone advised me to go improve it so that i don't catch germs -.- But yes, you totally calmed me down! And yes, it's quite sunny down here, although not at this very moment, but most of the time =)
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    (Original post by perhonen)
    My question will probably be the awkwardest one.. -.-

    Right, so I've been to the open day, and totally loved everything about the uni (and the town, too!). One thing though, how are the health issues there? I mean, my immune system seems to function just fine, but the possible lack of vitamin D for 4 years kind of creeps me out -.- I live in the South, so I'm quite used to the sun and warmth, and I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up with Scottish weather (which is a shame, honestly, I just loooove everything about St. Andrews so much!)? Also, any particular tips for keeping myself out of sickness like common colds? (like, when we visited accommodations, i saw two pairs of gumboots in a room. Didn't think of that one).

    (Original post by Chibelta)
    Do you mean the South of England? Because I'm from there and I swear the weather is hardly different at all, just windy at times because we're on the coast. As for colds, you do not catch a cold because it is cold. One catches a cold from germs. And considering St Andrews is not crawling with rats and fleas I'm sure you'll be fine. I don't particularly understand the connection between having a normal immune system and being worried about getting sick in St Andrews. I have yet to fall ill here myself.

    Try Vitamin D tablets? Drink more milk?
    You don't need vitamin D tablets, unless you spend ridiculous amounts of time indoors with windows closed, it is very difficult to develop these kind of problems.

    Although the immune system can be affected by the cold, it won't be cold enough to have a noticeable effect in St. Andrews.

    Overall you'll be fine.
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    any accommodation advice ? especially for students trying to keep costs to a minimum...Also what about catering, is it worth it and where does the best meals/worst ??
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    (Original post by perhonen)
    My question will probably be the awkwardest one.. -.-

    Right, so I've been to the open day, and totally loved everything about the uni (and the town, too!). One thing though, how are the health issues there? I mean, my immune system seems to function just fine, but the possible lack of vitamin D for 4 years kind of creeps me out -.- I live in the South, so I'm quite used to the sun and warmth, and I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up with Scottish weather (which is a shame, honestly, I just loooove everything about St. Andrews so much!)? Also, any particular tips for keeping myself out of sickness like common colds? (like, when we visited accommodations, i saw two pairs of gumboots in a room. Didn't think of that one).
    The only people I've heard of having problems with stuff like that are the Computer Science people. But even then, I think they were only joking.
    Everyone gets Freshers' flu, but it's over after a few days and it gives you something to grumble about to others.
    So just make sure you eat fruit & veg like normal and you'll be fine. Like someone else said, you don't get a cold just because it's cold.
    (But a warm coat might help you stay warm in December...)
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    The accommodation in halls seems pretty pricey, does it get cheaper when you move out from second year?
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    (Original post by glug)
    The accommodation in halls seems pretty pricey, does it get cheaper when you move out from second year?
    No. :'(
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    (Original post by Bella_trixxx)
    No. :'(
    Wow, really? How does everyone afford it? Is it easy to find part time work?
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    (Original post by Ecosse_14)
    It's not that posh at all. Yes, you do get some really posh people but the majority aren't that posh. You'll see for yourself when you come visit

    (Original post by Helsy)
    Yeah, like Ecosse said it's not actually that posh. Just looks like it sometimes. Though word of warning... on my open day I swear that nearly every student I saw was American. But that's not true either... they're just more noticeable I guess.
    Thanks guys!
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    (Original post by glug)
    Wow, really? How does everyone afford it? Is it easy to find part time work?
    I couldn't find a job, although I can't speak English properly (international fresher student) so I applied to physical jobs from cleaning to supermarket and kitchen (not barist) staff, but nothing :/ If you are a good speaker, you can find jobs with more success.

    I guess for a year I'll spend 5000 pounds, and I live in Albany Park.
 
 
 
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