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    (Original post by CloClo7)
    Hi, I've applied for actuarial science, and thought here might be a good place to get some advice...

    I've received offers from City, Southampton, Heriot Watt, UEA and Kent.

    I think I'm going to firm Kent, it offers all possible exemptions, and a year in industry. How is Kent for Maths related courses and/or Actuarial Science?

    However, I don't know, out of UEA or HW, which to insure with. UEA is AAB, Heriot Watt ABB...UEA is a year in industry, HW encourages it but its not part of the actual course iykwim. HW is really far away, UEA is closer but I really, really wasn't keen on the accomodation (my loan barely covers it, so I want to feel comfortable seeing as I'll be starving to pay for it!) Which one would be better?
    Good luck with actuarial my mums an actuary and although I'm interested in it so may do some modules I'm not doing a specific degree in it. But anyway.....

    I'm a bit like you. I live in York and so Heriot-watt which I've applied to and got an offer from is a long way away for me too. It's a shame as I do like tbd uni and city but its too far its a lovely uni though so it just depends whether you a) want to go to Scotland b) be in the middle of nowhere......
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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Good luck with actuarial my mums an actuary and although I'm interested in it so may do some modules I'm not doing a specific degree in it. But anyway.....

    I'm a bit like you. I live in York and so Heriot-watt which I've applied to and got an offer from is a long way away for me too. It's a shame as I do like tbd uni and city but its too far its a lovely uni though so it just depends whether you a) want to go to Scotland b) be in the middle of nowhere......
    I'm in the Midlands though, so even further on. Kents a four hour drive (with the current roadworks anyway), and I can get to UEA in under 2 hours Nearest would be London but I just don't want to go there

    What kind of actuarial work does your mum tend to do? I'm more interested in investment currently, but I obviously don't need to specialise just yet
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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    b) be in the middle of nowhere......
    I wouldnt say UEA was in the middle of nowhere, it's on the outskirts of Norwich, less than an hours walk from the city centre, much quicker by bus/cycle, which is closer than some campus unis. Norwich is a medium sized city, my cousin goes there and says the student life there is pretty good.
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    (Original post by CloClo7)
    I'm in the Midlands though, so even further on. Kents a four hour drive (with the current roadworks anyway), and I can get to UEA in under 2 hours Nearest would be London but I just don't want to go there

    What kind of actuarial work does your mum tend to do? I'm more interested in investment currently, but I obviously don't need to specialise just yet
    Oh yeah! The other 4 i've applied to are all within 1.5 hours on the train to me (leeds, sheffield, liverpool, lancaster) so thats not too bad
    No i dont want to go to london, no matter how much I love it! hehe

    Ooh cool, no she doesnt do that. She works for aviva so insurances and the like

    (Original post by dom bradbury)
    I wouldnt say UEA was in the middle of nowhere, it's on the outskirts of Norwich, less than an hours walk from the city centre, much quicker by bus/cycle, which is closer than some campus unis. Norwich is a medium sized city, my cousin goes there and says the student life there is pretty good.
    Oh i don't know about UEA, I was more talking about Heriot-watt......
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    Over a week ago I got a letter in the post from Lancaster asking me to attend a visit day which will probably ultimately mean I get an offer, but one hasn't come yet...
    Does anyone else have an idea when I may be getting an offer? Or is anyone in the same situation?
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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Over a week ago I got a letter in the post from Lancaster asking me to attend a visit day which will probably ultimately mean I get an offer, but one hasn't come yet...
    Does anyone else have an idea when I may be getting an offer? Or is anyone in the same situation?
    Maybe you have to visit then you get an offer? :/ I haven't even been acknowledged by them. LOL.
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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Over a week ago I got a letter in the post from Lancaster asking me to attend a visit day which will probably ultimately mean I get an offer, but one hasn't come yet...
    Does anyone else have an idea when I may be getting an offer? Or is anyone in the same situation?
    It took about a month for UCAS to update, maybe 3 weeks at best for me.
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    (Original post by deejayy)
    me and someone else are.

    did anyone by any chance recieve an email from warwick today
    How did your interview go? When was it?
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    (Original post by hamina93)
    How did your interview go? When was it?
    My interview was on monday (the 5th). I thought it went ok, the first one not so great, but the second one a bit better. Its hard to say though whether I was good enough.

    What about you?
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    Thought I'd share with you all a question which my teacher described as his favourite in our TMA (teacher marked assessment - basically formal marked homework) booklet.

    \mathrm{Find\ }\int^1_0 \dfrac{x^4(1-x)^4}{1+x^2}\ dx.\ \mathrm{Why\ is\ this\ mathematically\ amusing?}
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    (Original post by derangedyoshi)
    Thought I'd share with you all a question which my teacher described as his favourite in our TMA (teacher marked assessment - basically formal marked homework) booklet.

    \mathrm{Find\ }\int^1_0 \frac{x^4(1-x)^4}{1+x^2}\ dx. \mathrm{Why\ is\ this\ mathematically\ amusing?}
    I would be intrigued...but all I can see is jumble of symbols...is it just my computer doing that ?_?

    EDIT: Oh great! NOW it decides to appear as an actual integral ¬_¬...false alarm =P
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    (Original post by SParm)
    I would be intrigued...but all I can see is jumble of symbols...is it just my computer doing that ?_?

    EDIT: Oh great! NOW it decides to appear as an actual integral ¬_¬...false alarm =P
    Yeah, sorry, I couldn't get the latex to work at first. I was trying to make the integral sign bigger but it was messing it up.
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    (Original post by derangedyoshi)
    Yeah, sorry, I couldn't get the latex to work at first. I was trying to make the integral sign bigger but it was messing it up.
    Oh no problem =)...I'll just blame my computer anyway =)
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    (Original post by derangedyoshi)
    Thought I'd share with you all a question which my teacher described as his favourite in our TMA (teacher marked assessment - basically formal marked homework) booklet.

    \mathrm{Find\ }\int^1_0 \dfrac{x^4(1-x)^4}{1+x^2}\ dx.\ \mathrm{Why\ is\ this\ mathematically\ amusing?}
    \int^1_0 \dfrac{x^4(1-x)^4}{1+x^2}\ dx =\int x^6-4x^5+5x^4-4x^2+4-\frac{4}{1+x^2}dx=22/7-\pi

    shows the classic approximation
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    (Original post by ben-smith)
    \int^1_0 \dfrac{x^4(1-x)^4}{1+x^2}\ dx =\int x^6-4x^5+5x^4-4x^2+4-\frac{4}{1+x^2}dx=22/7-\pi

    shows the classic approximation
    yup

    I assumed there would be some neat way to find the integral that I hadn't noticed, and that I wouldn't "get the joke" if I just expanded the top and used algebraic division. But yeah - it's quite good :P
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    (Original post by derangedyoshi)
    Thought I'd share with you all a question which my teacher described as his favourite in our TMA (teacher marked assessment - basically formal marked homework) booklet.

    \mathrm{Find\ }\int^1_0 \dfrac{x^4(1-x)^4}{1+x^2}\ dx.\ \mathrm{Why\ is\ this\ mathematically\ amusing?}
    Turns out that's actually pretty famous! I didn't know it but I like it, thanks for pointing it out

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof_t...exceeds_%CF%80
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    (Original post by maths134)
    well it started well when I was told that they are interviewing less this year than any other year lol. Then I feel like my interviews went well but im apprehensive to say that. They kinda followed a pattern of easy questions to harder ones and the prompts increased. The last question in my second interview required quite a few hints but i got there eventually. Saying that, I would not be surprised if i was rejected lol. Oh and the people were SOOO nice.
    sounds good
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    (Original post by deejayy)
    My interview was on monday (the 5th). I thought it went ok, the first one not so great, but the second one a bit better. Its hard to say though whether I was good enough.

    What about you?
    I feel just same !! Do you have skype??
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    (Original post by maths134)
    well it started well when I was told that they are interviewing less this year than any other year lol. Then I feel like my interviews went well but im apprehensive to say that. They kinda followed a pattern of easy questions to harder ones and the prompts increased. The last question in my second interview required quite a few hints but i got there eventually. Saying that, I would not be surprised if i was rejected lol. Oh and the people were SOOO nice.
    Where did you apply? Which college?
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    When will imperial start giving offers to many people? Does anyone know something based on last year's dates?
 
 
 
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