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    Hi there,

    Thought I'd make a thread like this (I know it seems a little keen!) just to say hi to everyone doing this course and well done on your results if you got them yesterday

    I'm going to be majoring in cultures and minoring in health and environment, I'm very excited!

    How are you all feeling about freshers? What about background reading - anybody given it a go?!
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    got accepted (societies major), but now having second thoughts about the degree. have already talked to my friend who is doing economics and business with East European studies, he says he likes it a lot, so I think about changing to that degree instead. still haven't decided tho


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    Got accepted with Sciences major, I too had some doubts and was considering adjustment yesterday but I think I'll just stick with it now


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    What are your main concerns then?
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    I guess because it is something so new... and some people might turn their noses up when they hear 'Arts and Sciences' as some people (especially in the UK) have a bit of a thing about interdisciplinary degrees and think absolute specialism is most academic and most valuable. That being said it does look like a course I will love and there are always going to be people who appreciate it and people who do not.


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    I think having BASc after your name sounds very impressive! It depends what you love the most - if you think you'll have a great time and come away from it feeling you have a well rounded education then you should go for it! I also think in terms of employment who wouldn't employ someone with such a diverse range of skills (perhaps with the exception of certain out-dated ivory tower academics ) but thats just my thoughts anyway
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    Yes I definitely agree with you, I think what the BASc is so unique and I think for the majority or the time it will help us stand out (hence why I've decided to stick at it). I'm currently interning for Merrill Lynch and to be honest they don't really seem to care about what your degree is in, but explaining the BASc course does seem to draw intrigue and help spark further conversation and they seen quite interested by it. My plan originally was to go to USA and I think this course incorporates more of their holistic style.


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    i have no doubts about employability of the basc (as any UCL degree really). maybe it's just cold feet, just feel like it's not something I want to do anymore

    anyway, i am gonna give it a go, as it seems people tend to enjoy it) worst case, I can apply for other degree or transfer in fist few weeks, if it really is not what i look for in a degree

    looking foreword to meet everyone, and become a part of ucl, which is the most exciting part for me ^^


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    forward* pardon my stoopid fingers haha




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    I'm sure it's going to be great. Have you done any of the reading they sent for the summer? I got off to a good start with mine but lacking motivation now aha!
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    haven't really done any reading

    what languages r u guys choosing? i would love to take mandarin, but also want to study spanish, maybe cuz i find it more comforting and familiar haha


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    and btw have u guys seen the instagram page? haha just a lil something, thought I'll put it out here ^^ @uclbasc


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    Sadly my phone is too prehistoric for instagram! In the end I decided to stick with what I know by studying french. I figure its a pretty challenging degree and learning a whole new language might be a bit too demanding for me. Besides, I've always wanted to speak fluently!

    Not long to go now, I'm starting to get nervous!
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    heard from ucl pre-enrolment yet?


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    Nope
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    just received an email like few hours ago


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    Yep, just finished mine. Starting to get nervous now!
 
 
 
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