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Thanks Chicken.

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Me too! I don't know which halls I want to be in yet- haven't received all the relevant info because i've had a last minute change of mind about living there. Aren't there halls on Whiteknight's Campus? I'd want to be there so i can get up late

As for shops, check out http://www.oracle-shopping.co.uk/home.htm It's a really nice shopping centre. I don't think Reading town is any rougher than anywhere else either. I live near there and it doesn't have a particularly 'rough' reputation.

Ive accepted Reading as my first choice uni. Im getting really excited. I thought the campus was gorgeous although I didnt see the lake :-). Ive sent of my accomodation and put St Patricks hall as first choice. Does anybody know if the three-sixty nightclub on campus is any good?
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Ive accepted Reading as my first choice uni. Im getting really excited. I thought the campus was gorgeous although I didnt see the lake :-). Ive sent of my accomodation and put St Patricks hall as first choice. Does anybody know if the three-sixty nightclub on campus is any good?
Did u go to Whiteknight's Campus? I thought it was sooo nice! can't wait to go there
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Ive accepted Reading as my first choice uni. Im getting really excited. I thought the campus was gorgeous although I didnt see the lake :-). Ive sent of my accomodation and put St Patricks hall as first choice. Does anybody know if the three-sixty nightclub on campus is any good?
I've just accepted Reading as my first choice too!! What course have you applied for?!
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I recently changed Reading to my insurance offer. I wouldn't mind going there. Such a lovely place and my course sounds brilliant
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I also have an offer for law, but am waiting on a final offer from somewhere else. What does this mean for my accomodation, i wont lose out will i????
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I also have an offer for law, but am waiting on a final offer from somewhere else. What does this mean for my accomodation, i wont lose out will i????
Reading guarantee a place in the halls for everyone who chooses them as their firm choice so no matter how late you apply for the accomodation, if you choose them as your firm, you'll have a place. You could always give the admissions officer a ring though if you're worried, she's v helpful
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Reading guarantee a place in the halls for everyone who chooses them as their firm choice so no matter how late you apply for the accomodation, if you choose them as your firm, you'll have a place. You could always give the admissions officer a ring though if you're worried, she's v helpful
She's the nicest admission officer there is! I was quite surprised by the help/advice she gave me.
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She's the nicest admission officer there is! I was quite surprised by the help/advice she gave me.
Which uni did you put as your firm offer alee?
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She's the nicest admission officer there is! I was quite surprised by the help/advice she gave me.
Lol, i know, she's fab isn't she! I've had lots of (no doubt annoying) changes of mind with regards to my application but she's been so nice about it all. What course are you going to study?
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Lol, i know, she's fab isn't she! I've had lots of (no doubt annoying) changes of mind with regards to my application but she's been so nice about it all. What course are you going to study?

English Literaure, what about you? To Bono I put KCL - Royal Holloway was beautiful but too isolated/quiet for me.
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English Literaure, what about you? To Bono I put KCL - Royal Holloway was beautiful but too isolated/quiet for me.
OK. Good choice.
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English Literaure, what about you? To Bono I put KCL - Royal Holloway was beautiful but too isolated/quiet for me.
I'm one of the few future law students:rolleyes:
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I picked Reading as my firm choice, Durham as insurance this year. Is Reading well respected by the employers in the computer industry?
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reading's my insurance for geography (human). hopefully i won't be going (although i like it), but anyone know much about geog at reading?
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You asked about reading for graphics. Yes its good, but competition for the jobs is so so so so strong that you REALLY have to stand out. I dont think that Reading has quite the prestige as other places.. say Wimbledon school of art, BIAD, and the London Institute. I personally am a firm believer that its not reallly worth doing an art degree at a university. They dont specialise enough, art is often at the bottom of the priority pile. I know a few ppl from reading, they did that course and although its not though of badly, when it comes to jobs they have a hard time cos they are competing against art college students who have often had a better art education.

Sorry if its harsh, but its true. Its probably better to just go an work as a junior designer rather than go for a second rate degree course. Its just like media studies.

Pm me if you need to.. sorry if its a bit harsh... but its the truth.
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Did u go to Whiteknight's Campus? I thought it was sooo nice! can't wait to go there
Yeah I did it was really nice in doing a quantity surveying degree.(and before you ask what is that! everybody does!). Its like a cost consultant for buildings v.interesting I.ll be studying economics and building law etc.

St Pats is a off campus like wantage but it isnt that far really, so I guess I.ll be kinda late for lectures! Have you chosen our hall yet?
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I think i might be applying to St. Georges hall, self catering. Anybody else going there?
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I have Reading as my insurance. Absoloutly loved the place and reminded me of the Nottingham campus which is my firm. If i don't get the grades and go to Reading to do Politics I know that i will still be happy.

THE FACTS

Reading is ranked between 25 and 30 depending on which league tables u look at so it is quite a good uni and is better than other good unis such as Essex, Sussex, Liverpool and even Leeds!

Readings grades are actualy lower for most courses than other unis in the same psoitions but from 2005 Reading is raising about 40% of their couses a grade higher as a result of the increase of both applications and competitions for places there. For example, Law will change from a typical offer of BBB to ABB and Politics (the course i will do if i don't go to Nottingham) will have target grades raised from BCC to BBC.

The uni campus was voted the best and nicest campus in the UK for those scenic lovers

The union was also voted one of the best and has a new million pound night club 3sixty.

And the town now has a major shopping complex called the Oracle and an incraesing amount of clubs and bars.

All in all, Reading is on the move upwards and is becoming more and more attractive by the year both academicaly and socialy so if u want an all rounded uni, go for Reading!!

P.S. does anyone know what the likelyhood is of getting a place in halls if Reading is ur insurance
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