Shocked! A Cam. graduate said she hasn't known St. Andrews Uni.!!!

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st. andrews is the most boring place i have ever been to.
indeed. buggerall social life there, what sort of student life is that? even prince william admits having to go to edinburgh for a decent night out, sounds pretty crap to me, would hate to go there *shudder*
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indeed. buggerall social life there, what sort of student life is that? even prince william admits having to go to edinburgh for a decent night out, sounds pretty crap to me, would hate to go there *shudder*

im sure its as fun as u make it!
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im sure its as fun as u make it!
ofcourse, just wasnt my cup of tea, must stop making drunken rant posts, happens everytime :rolleyes:

st andrews is gorgeous and i'm sure would have a lovely atmosphere for studying
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(Original post by rah)
ofcourse, just wasnt my cup of tea, must stop making drunken rant posts, happens everytime :rolleyes:

st andrews is gorgeous and i'm sure would have a lovely atmosphere for studying
yeah :rolleyes: ya cant say its not a beautiful place if anythin
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I didn't know about the uni until my friend went a few years ago. I just thought of golf....
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Do they give Scottish students lower offers?

Just out of interest, just wondering cos when I went to uni in Wales I applied to 2 welsh unis aber and swansea and I asked at cardiff what offer they would make me, when I got to uni I found that the Welsh students in general had been made far lower offers. Is that the case in Scotland as well?
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Offers are standard, and all detailed in the prospectus. There's no real preference, except possibly for overseas students (because they pay more, and hence Standy's gets their mits on more cash!).

Last year the uni gave out too many offers, or least too many people accepted them and then got the right grades - end result, too many students, not enough beds: cue chaos.

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Last year the uni gave out too many offers, or least too many people accepted them and then got the right grades - end result, too many students, not enough beds: cue chaos.
Again?! Didn't they make the same mistake a few years ago - either Prince Will's year or the year below his?
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I'm from Scotland and I got an unconditonal for St. A.'s. But I did get AAAB in my highers. I don't know what offers people with equivalent grades have got so it's hard to say.
Rah- I think it depends what you define as a social life. If you mean clubbing, which St. Andrews does lack, then you have a point. But there are plenty of other opportunities for socialising I think.
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(Original post by Minta)
Again?! Didn't they make the same mistake a few years ago - either Prince Will's year or the year below his?
I think they've done it a couple of times. For a university, they can show award-winning amounts of stupidity. Trouble is that Res Services and Admissions didn't exactly go out of their way to communicate so...
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Britain is way too elitist. At Caledonian or Paisley they probably have to work twice as hard to be accepted. Higher rating more funding better research: all a self-fulfilling prophecy. :rolleyes: Stirling were I studied is overeager. St Andrews were I worked as a Research Fellow way to snobby. Glasgow or Strathclyde, I think are OK. My gf worked and did her BA hons at Strathclyde and now she done her Mphil at Glasgow and will do her PhD there too. I personally would say Glasgow. Edinburgh (and I have only been there twice) seems to me like a mixture between Glasgow and St Andrews.

All these rankings are a pile o pap imo.
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(Original post by John)
Just now I talked with an English women who graduated from Cambridge Uni. 10 years ago and she told me she's never heard of St. Andrews University. She said she only knew Edinburgh and Glascow are both the best unis. in the scotland but no St. Andrews. She even asked me, 'Is it a college? where is it?' :confused:

Oh, my God! As I am an oversea student, I have no idea about the unis. in the UK. Actually, I am gonna study at St. Andrews this August, so I wanna know, 'Is St. Andrews Uni. as unfamous in the UK as she said?' What is the best uni. in the Scotland then?
John, was this woman from southern England? As a northerner living in the south I find that most southerners are unaware that anything exists north of London. Very few have ever been to Scotland. (I know a load of people will post here 'I've been to Scotland'. But the majority won't because they haven't been.) I recently read a survey on the internet (I thought it was on the BBC site but now I can't find it. if anyoen can, please post a link.) wheich found 1 in 4 Londoners had been to New York (sounds very high to me though.) but only 1 in 6 had been to Newcastle. There is another one here which says 90% of Londoners don't know where Bradford is.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0%2C...3639%2C00.html
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(Original post by John)
Just now I talked with an English women who graduated from Cambridge Uni. 10 years ago and she told me she's never heard of St. Andrews University. She said she only knew Edinburgh and Glascow are both the best unis. in the scotland but no St. Andrews. She even asked me, 'Is it a college? where is it?' :confused:

Oh, my God! As I am an oversea student, I have no idea about the unis. in the UK. Actually, I am gonna study at St. Andrews this August, so I wanna know, 'Is St. Andrews Uni. as unfamous in the UK as she said?' What is the best uni. in the Scotland then?
I honestly dont see how that could be true.
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(Original post by DrNeil)
Britain is way too elitist. At Caledonian or Paisley they probably have to work twice as hard to be accepted. Higher rating more funding better research:
Anybody can walk into these universities. As to St.Andrews v Edinburgh v Glasgow id say the decision comes down to what kind of lifestyle or nightlife you want. I went to Glasgow for a year and hated it but then im not a city person so St.Andrews is probably where i should have gone. If you want a proper 'student' lifestyle though id say definately either Edinburgh or Glasgow - both have about 3 times as many students as St. Andrews (not to mention the fact they each have 2 competing universites in Napier, Heriott-Watt and Strathclyde, Caledonian respectively which increases your peer group dramatically.) and are situated in two of Britains major cities after all.
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(Original post by John)
Just now I talked with an English women who graduated from Cambridge Uni. 10 years ago and she told me she's never heard of St. Andrews University.
Cambridge doesn't teach common sense or general knowledge. There are a hell of a lot of people here that don't seem to know about anywhere outside their room, let alone other universities, so I wouldn't worry about that.

St. Andrew's is one of the best in Scotland and well respected in the UK, although over-popularised recently by Prince Wills.

Alaric.
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Cambridge doesn't teach common sense or general knowledge.
i think that applies to universities in general.
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