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    (Original post by J0j012)
    Hey I have also got an offer from Edinburgh. I was wondering if anyone can advise on what type of clothes girls wear for the first day if uni? And during lectures etc.


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    It really depends on the person. It can vary from pyjama bottoms/joggies and a hoodie to girls turning up in skinny jeans and heels. I was at Edinburgh for 3 months last year but decided to defer and travel until this September and found myself in joggies/leggings and a hoodie most days as lecture theatres are usually freezing and you can sometimes have 3 or 4 lectures in a row so that's 4 hours of sitting - so you want to be comfy
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    can someone please tell me why so many recently turned 17 year olds will be at university, surely no english students this young will be attending freshers week at such a young age?
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    (Original post by annamarie1994)
    can someone please tell me why so many recently turned 17 year olds will be at university, surely no english students this young will be attending freshers week at such a young age?
    I'm not quite sure how it works but I'm from Scotland and I've only just turned 17
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    Its cause england has 2 6th or final years and we only have one in scotland.

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    (Original post by annamarie1994)
    can someone please tell me why so many recently turned 17 year olds will be at university, surely no english students this young will be attending freshers week at such a young age?
    The clue's in the location of Edinburgh

    I.e: NOT in England!
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    (Original post by annamarie1994)
    can someone please tell me why so many recently turned 17 year olds will be at university, surely no english students this young will be attending freshers week at such a young age?
    In Scotland we do our highers (the exams wanted by unis) in our penultimate year rather than our last so you don't really need to sit the last year at school and some (like me) leave after 5th year instead of 6th most people leaving after 6th year will turn 18 just before or just after starting uni
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    (Original post by CarlyR)
    In Scotland we do our highers (the exams wanted by unis) in our penultimate year rather than our last so you don't really need to sit the last year at school and some (like me) leave after 5th year instead of 6th most people leaving after 6th year will turn 18 just before or just after starting uni
    Yeah, this is what I'm doing-I left after S5 so I'll turn 17 just days before freshers week


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    Anyone else not 18 for quite a while still? e.g. February like me? :/
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    (Original post by xSarah9x)
    Anyone else not 18 for quite a while still? e.g. February like me? :/
    I'll be 18 the August after 1st year/before 2nd year :/
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    During my freshers I bought a wristband and all the while I had that on I wasn't asked for ID. I was over 18 but I suppose they weren't to know


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    How are people only just seventeen when they start their course? Did you guys skip a year or something?
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    How are people only just seventeen when they start their course? Did you guys skip a year or something?
    Scottish students are made offers based on Highers - sat in fifth year (the second last year of school). That means that it's possible to apply during the second last year of school and be made an offer.

    It's not compulsory to stay in school past the age of sixteen, which mean that you can apply, get made an offer and leave school a year early to go to university. It's not as common as applying from sixth year, but people still do it.
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    (Original post by NeoNerd)
    Scottish students are made offers based on Highers - sat in fifth year (the second last year of school). That means that it's possible to apply during the second last year of school and be made an offer.

    It's not compulsory to stay in school past the age of sixteen, which mean that you can apply, get made an offer and leave school a year early to go to university. It's not as common as applying from sixth year, but people still do it.
    Ah, that makes sense. I heard that sometimes, if you do the right Advanced Highers, you can enter from sixth year straight into the second year of a degree course? Apparently it's rare, though.
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    How are people only just seventeen when they start their course? Did you guys skip a year or something?
    How did you get to this thread but manage to avoid the discussion about this directly above your post? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by nearlyheadlessian)
    How did you get to this thread but manage to avoid the discussion about this directly above your post? :rolleyes:
    *shrugs* I read down the first page, and when it wasn't on there, posted. I have the attention span of a goldfish.
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    How do you think, is the entry card for Freshers week (40ponds) worth buying? I mean, there is not really written what it includes, but 40 ponds is not that little. . .
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    How are people only just seventeen when they start their course? Did you guys skip a year or something?
    I'm from Scotland, but I'm also the youngest in my year. I left after 5th year (my 2nd last year) and also took a year out otherwise I would have been going to uni at 16
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    (Original post by CarlyR)
    I'll be 18 the August after 1st year/before 2nd year :/
    Finally! You're actually the first person I've come across that's as young as or younger than me! Which accommodation are you staying at?
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    (Original post by xSarah9x)
    Finally! You're actually the first person I've come across that's as young as or younger than me! Which accommodation are you staying at?
    Not got my offer yet but I've applied to New Arthur Place, College Wynd and South Clerk Street you?
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    (Original post by NeoNerd)
    Scottish students are made offers based on Highers - sat in fifth year (the second last year of school). That means that it's possible to apply during the second last year of school and be made an offer.

    It's not compulsory to stay in school past the age of sixteen, which mean that you can apply, get made an offer and leave school a year early to go to university. It's not as common as applying from sixth year, but people still do it.
    This is also why Scottish universitys have 4 year degrees. The first year is usually broad based and designed to bring the students up to A level standard. English students with good A levels can skip this year.


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