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ejcurtis
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Hi,

Haven't used such a technological device before, so please excuse any 'amateur' errors!

I am doing A-Levels in Biology, English Lang/Lit, Government and Politics and History. And, with the retake in mind, achieved AAAB at AS-Level last year.

Upon my UCAS form I feel I must have overstretched or put down something inherently wrong because my only offer, thus far excluding one, is the UEA: ABB for Modern History.

My list of rejections is History at Edinburgh, History at UCL, History and Politics at Warwick and History at York. The only other outstanding is Politics and International Studies at Warwick.

The UEA is my regional university, and will probably now be my first choice. I was quite impressed with some of the lecturing staff so I don't think its too bad, but am quite perplexed as to where some of this snobbery towards the UEA orginates from?

If anyone else is applying to do History at the UEA I would be most interested to hear what you think!

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UEA is not oxbridge but it has a solid reputation, ignore the snobs, places like UEA are much better than many universities.

Do what you want to do and what will make you happy. I normaly advise this unless the university is in the bottom 25 or so.

If anyone else is applying to do History at the UEA I would be most interested to hear what you think!

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I found the UEA history department ridiculously snobby. Some idiot making a presentation accused my dad of sleeping (it was a dull presentation) but he wasn't, and he asked a question but the guy doing the presentation couldn't answer it. I liked it a lot as a uni though!
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This wasn't, by any chance, a certain Professor John Charmley was it???

He is the dream of eccentricity through the ages!
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(Original post by ejcurtis)
This wasn't, by any chance, a certain Professor John Charmley was it???

He is the dream of eccentricity through the ages!
I'll have a look at the departmental pages

edit: doh! there's no pictures!
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There is a picture of John Charmley, so you should be able to tell whether it was him or not!
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Mr. Ian Farr - that was him. If you go to UEA, don't do any of his modules
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I liked him.....oh well!
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I liked him.....oh well!
Oops!! Don't let me put you off. He accused my dad of having a nap and seemed quite arrogant about the research rating - but this is almost two years ago. If you like it go for it

How did you not get an offer for those uni's with your grades though??
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Snobbery against UEA? I didn't think there was any! I'm at the uni, and as far as i'm aware, everyone thinks the place is full of farmers!

Do you actually live in Norwich? The only thing about UEA is that they won't let you live in halls if you live within 12 miles of the uni...so would you feel you're missing out if you weren't on campus? A lot of people on my course (chemistry) live at home, and we were meant to be going out with them on Saturday night but cos it was snowing none of them came cos although taxi's would go out at 9pm, they wouldn't guarantee they'd be running at 2am so my friends might not have been able to get home after (even though the snow wasn't that bad at all in the end).
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Hello all.
I've applied to UEA to study History next year and it will be my first choice. My home town is only an hour away so is an ideal choice for me. If anyone else has UEA as there first choice and wants to chat? (Be nice to know someone when we get there) Feel free to e-mail or add me to MSN on [email protected]
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Anyone at the University studying History of any variety? I would very much like to hear your views!

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