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Aber gave me a huge Calender and I took about 5 yellow Aber pens that are still working today and Exeter had lots and lots of borbon (spelling?) biscuits on their open day and free cofee/tea ... Open days are fun especially when borbon biscuits are involved!!!
It's true, Aber pens are the best! I got some when I was there with my bro and they've lasted for ages... quality stuffs
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I got a pen from manchester, so not totally embarassing. At edinburgh we were given the stuff they sell to freshers for £13 free (alt prospectus and expired vouchers etc) but it was in a big cardboard box which was exciting (and heavy...)
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Best I've got is the drawstring bag from Birmingham... Tsch...
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Wait til you get to uni, I always get free stuff from my union! Got a free 3 mobile drawstring bag and this pen which lit up, wow, so easily amused!
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My friend has been given £1000 free as a bribe to go to Northumbria!
Northumbria give all thier students money just depends what coruse you are doing. Unfortunately mine will only be £250.


I got a blow up chair for a cup from one uni that was cool!
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:eek: None of my unis gave me a single thing, not even a pen. The food was excellent though except imperial, who give out worst lunch ever, but I suppose its better then no lunch(UCL).
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i got well nice lunch on visit day from loughborough with loads of strawberries...well they won my heart lol
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Cambridge: Nothing
Imperial: Nothing
Manchester: Free mouse mat and keyring
Warwick: Nothing
Bristol: Nothing
Sheffield: Paid my train fare if that counts...


Of course another thing deciding how great a university is is how much random, unwanted stuff about them they send you. So here we go:

Cambridge: Nothing (well the rejection letter was unwanted I suppose...)
Imperial: Nothing
Manchester: Accommodation booklet, department brochure, cool fold out picture book thingy with pictures of Manchester, finance booklet, info about the IEE scholarship system and some info about bursaries - all this was before I got my offer!
Bristol: Nothing
Warwick: A letter with stuff about what they offer in terms of the interests I spoke about at the interview
Sheffield: Accommodation booklet - not so random seeing as it was after I got the offer


As you can see Manchester and Sheffield are my top 2 choices!
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Edinburgh- nothing.
Glasgow- welcome pack after I got my offer.
Lancaster- same as Glasgow. Plus tea, biscuits, free bus to the train station and a cool pen at the visit day.
Manchester- nothing.
UCL- sent me loads of pre-interview reading material, then loads of extra information once I got an offer. Nothing at the interview day though, it was hopeless.
Bangor- sent me a gigantic envolope full of little bits after I got an offer and keep sending me letters telling me they'll give me money if I come.

Oxford Brookes sent me loads of letters and free things before we applied, then recently sent me their union magazine as a 'taster' of what I'll get if I go there... even though I didn't apply there and didn't request a prospectus or show any form of desire to go to Oxford Brookes!
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oh yeah, I got loads of spam and junk, scholarship offers etc from all the unis apart from my real choice which had the sense to to only send me vital communications
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Yup, my bro had about twenty leaflets from Edge Hill, despite the fact that he's never shown any interest in them at all. Spamtastic.
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I got nothing.
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Yup, my bro had about twenty leaflets from Edge Hill, despite the fact that he's never shown any interest in them at all. Spamtastic.
I got loads of those last year. They don't even do physics courses, so no idea why they were spamming me! :rofl:
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Sorry to cut in but I couldn't find the appropriate thread. I was wondering how much emphasis unis put on extra cirricular activities when applying?
I do Young Enterpsise, play Cricket, Badminton and Squash and teach myself Hindi in spare time. How will Unis see me?
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Sorry to cut in but I couldn't find the appropriate thread. I was wondering how much emphasis unis put on extra cirricular activities when applying?
I do Young Enterpsise, play Cricket, Badminton and Squash and teach myself Hindi in spare time. How will Unis see me?
There's been quite a few threads on this, or you'd be better to start your own. Just click on "new thread" at the top!
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I got an offer from York, for free... Kind of... :confused:
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I went to Sheffield and they gave me grapes.
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Nothing of any real worth, just a load of documents from unis telling me stuff I already knew.

Hopefully, some of them will have biccies...
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De Montfort University sent me a pen stick, and a fridge magnet guy and clothes to dress him.
Rather random
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I got a cool water bottle from Wolverhampton and Birmingham's UCE had some nice sweets on offer in the student support tour.

I think it was Birmingham UCE who also had a really nice buffet spread for lunch when I went for the Sociology open day.

Go UCE!

Birmingham sucked. All they had on the general open day was a bag which I didn't even get. Pssh. *Shakes fist*
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