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    (Original post by VildeRH)
    Not sure where to post this, but I received my final transcript a couple of days ago and realised I'm not meeting the conditions I got from St Andrews. I'm terribly upset about this as St Andrews is the only place I really want to study, so I am wondering - does anyone have any advice on how to proceed? Shall I just email the international office my transcript and see what happens, and then perhaps call them straight away and explain the situation if I find out that they've withdrawn their offer?

    As for mitigating circumstaces, I do have a medical certificate from my doctor stating that I was too ill too attend to one of my exams. However, I'm not sure whether to send this or not, as it doesn't comment on my performance in all the other exams that I actually sat.

    Thanks in advance!
    As far as I can see at this page (https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/admissi...issionspolicy/ ) there is a specific admissions process for the applicants with mitigating circumstaces. however I am not sure whether It is only for the applicants or also for those who was not able to succeed because of thlse circumstaces.But there is one clear thing at the page,you must state your circumstaces with your referee and they must explain that your circumstaces played a vital role in your application.Hope everything will be okay for you


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    Any computer science students, do you think a laptop is a necessity or can you get by using the unis computers?
    Its not needed but it is nice to be able to work in the tutorial rooms sometimes (or anywhere else you wish!). The labs can be a very noisy place near submission times. This year's first years were particularly bad.
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    Are there any modern languages students that could help me out? I have applied to study French and Spanish this September but I am a bit confused about the triple honours language degree and how it works! I really really want to pick up Russian from scratch , so I was wondering if this is possible? Will I be able to do a triple honours in these three languages as studying three languages to degree level is what I am desperate to do! thank you! Xxx


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    Are there any modern languages students that could help me out? I have applied to study French and Spanish this September but I am a bit confused about the triple honours language degree and how it works! I really really want to pick up Russian from scratch , so I was wondering if this is possible? Will I be able to do a triple honours in these three languages as studying three languages to degree level is what I am desperate to do! thank you! Xxx


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    I don't study languages but yep, you should be able to pick up Russian and then change your degree to do the triple honours if you wish
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    Thank you! So does that all get sorted out after the first year? Like deciding whether you are doing triple honours or not. xxxx


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    (Original post by Bethpillsbury)
    Thank you! So does that all get sorted out after the first year? Like deciding whether you are doing triple honours or not. xxxx


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    Well you don't enter honours until 3rd year. I'm not sure triple honours is possible as a) it would be difficult to fit in all the credits and b) your year abroad would have to be diluted into three parts.


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    (Original post by Bethpillsbury)
    Are there any modern languages students that could help me out? I have applied to study French and Spanish this September but I am a bit confused about the triple honours language degree and how it works! I really really want to pick up Russian from scratch , so I was wondering if this is possible? Will I be able to do a triple honours in these three languages as studying three languages to degree level is what I am desperate to do! thank you! Xxx


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    (Original post by Bethpillsbury)
    Thank you! So does that all get sorted out after the first year? Like deciding whether you are doing triple honours or not. xxxx


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    I'm about to go into my second year studying History and German and I know a few people doing triple honours so I might be able to help out.

    Triple honours with French, Spanish and Russian is possible according to the list of degrees offered by the university (http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/pu...%2012-13-2.pdf and http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/ad...14%20Entry.pdf).

    If your offer isn't for triple honours, but you take three languages in the first year anyway then it is possible to change your degree. As far as I remember there is a special meeting early on in the first semester for all first years taking three languages to sort this out.

    With regards to the concerns above about the year abroad, it is recommended that you spend your year abroad in one country (generally the country where the language you are weakest at is spoken). Many students, however, often spend the two summers either side of their year abroad in one of the other countries.
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    Thank you SO much! I understand three languages is hard but the triple honours in these three languages is really important to me! I really appreciate it! Xxxx


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    How is the weather?
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    (Original post by OWN4G3)
    How is the weather?
    Wonderfully wet. No, but seriously if you're looking for a university with sunshine every day, this is not the one for you. If you are looking for a variety of weather types, it's perfect.
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    I was wondering If I start to study Psychology and Management,how many other modules can I take also ? A graphic design and language lessons would be wonderful two additions for me specially for the first two years


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    I was wondering If I start to study Psychology and Management,how many other modules can I take also ? A graphic design and language lessons would be wonderful two additions for me specially for the first two years


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    1 extra module in each of your first 2 semesters (so 1 subject or a different subject in each semester). Then in 2nd year you'll only have 20 credits to spare. Don't think there are any graphic design modules?
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    (Original post by Charlotte-xoxo)
    Wonderfully wet. No, but seriously if you're looking for a university with sunshine every day, this is not the one for you. If you are looking for a variety of weather types, it's perfect.
    I like rain.
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    I like rain.
    Me too! You'd fit in perfectly.
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    (Original post by Charlotte-xoxo)
    Me too! You'd fit in perfectly.
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    Embrace the cheese fest!
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    Could anyone tell me from experience or any prospective students included, what the clothing essentials are for st Andrews? Obviously warm attire but anything in particular that you wished you had taken or are planning to, e,g wellies. thanks
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    Could anyone tell me from experience or any prospective students included, what the clothing essentials are for st Andrews? Obviously warm attire but anything in particular that you wished you had taken or are planning to, e,g wellies. thanks
    I took wellies in my first year and didn't use them once. I would recommend a good, warm waterproof coat and gloves! It can get pretty cold at times and gloves are really my best friend!
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    (Original post by Charlotte-xoxo)
    I took wellies in my first year and didn't use them once. I would recommend a good, warm waterproof coat and gloves! It can get pretty cold at times and gloves are really my best friend!
    okay thank you for the advice, I just seem to be worrying that there is so much I need, I have probably been over thinking it
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    (Original post by ohmygosh)
    okay thank you for the advice, I just seem to be worrying that there is so much I need, I have probably been over thinking it

    (Original post by Charlotte-xoxo)
    I took wellies in my first year and didn't use them once. I would recommend a good, warm waterproof coat and gloves! It can get pretty cold at times and gloves are really my best friend!
    Welly ball though?
 
 
 
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