you get parents, give them wine, they cover you in foam, just the usual so i hear
That stuff doesn't happen until Raisin Weekend in November.
Returning students have to do a few of these things as well, so if I get the grades, I can take you to some of the places you need to go (I remember getting lost a few times in fresher's week in first year because I was clueless about where I was supposed to go) - this offer is open to anyone and everyone. Aside from the odd party or two where I socialise with old friends, make a few new ones and talk about how crap my summer was, I find fresher's week a bit boring, and last year I spent the whole time in my room except when I had to go out for matriculation, advising and so on. If I offer to help you then I'll get to know you, you'll get to know me, and it keeps me from getting bored and driving myself insane - it takes me a while before I accept that daytime terrestrial TV is watchable once I've grown used to watching Sky for four months.
oh um confused, i thort raisn week was freshers week. i think i will go back to sleep. sorry Holly
Nope. Raisin Weekend is the weekend after reading week (roughly the eighth weekend in the first semester) - it's just an excuse for students to get drunk and have a laugh. Students who get involved in the weekend's festivities almost invariably drink to excess. I can remember someone coming in late to a tutorial on the Tuesday whose excuse was that he was still a little drunk from the weekend
Fresher's Week, on the other hand, happens prior to the first semester - it serves the purpose of getting you and the university prepared for the year ahead. There's usually a fair bit of alcohol involved in this week as well, but not as much (I'd hope) as in raisin weekend.
Sadly, peeps, I won't be seeing you in the autumn I failed CS1004 and I don't want to go through the stress and anxiety of taking a resit and can't afford to redo the year again, so I'm out of uni I'll still be on TSR to offer help and advice, but unless I move up there (which I suppose is a possibility, though not too likely), I'll just be a mysterious figure behind my text and random smilies
Thank God my parents have never been around whenever I've found out poor exam results (this is the third year from the past four that have turned out badly for me) - a lot of expletives tend to leave my mouth for the hour or so after I find out I've done badly, and I don't think they'd be too pleased to hear "f**k, s**t" at the top of my voice for that length of time
Serious? **** one. I also failed CS1004. However I have 120 credits so will be in second year. You can still get into uni having failed, just do an extra module next year
CS1004 was the one I HAD to pass, because Computer Science is the only degree I'm interested in. I've already taken an extra year, and yesterday I got a letter announcing the termination of my studies. I have 10 days to appeal, but I've decided that I'm not going to...it's a tough decision, but I said to myself a few months ago that if I failed CS1004 (again, having lost P2P in it last year) then I was going to drop out, and I'm standing by that decision. I didn't pass ANY of my modules this year - my record is appalling: MT1001 (Introductory Mathematics) 3.0/20.0 - Failed EC1002 (Microeconomics) Lost P2P - Not eligible to sit final exam CS1004 (Internet Programming) 4.2/20.0 - Failed MT1002 (Mathematics) Lost P2P - Not eligible to sit final exam Out of a possible 80 credits, I got a grand total of 0
Let this be a lesson to everyone - if you suffer from depression, get the ****ing thing sorted out as soon as possible. It ****ed me over all year long and I didn't see a doctor about it until 3 weeks before my CS1004 exam (anti-depressants take at least 2 weeks to kick in, as well, so I was screwed)