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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Ooooh, I wish I could go to the Robinson one too - it looks so much fun! Clare's is going to be great though. It was £90, non-dining, but I hope it will be worth it
    *splutters* What do you guys sell to get that money after an academic year? And apparently Imperial students were complaining that £40 was too expensive.
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    going to leavers ball prom thing then exams and then majorca with the gals!
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    (Original post by sparkler)
    just out of curiousity, how much were the tickets to this thing??

    £80. all inclusive.

    not too bad..my college commemoration one is every 3 years & something like £180 i think, though that does include a 6 course meal or something ridiculous!

    Mysticmin - hmm..well, i think it's reasonable value for money when you consider my fondness for cocktails, all the types of food mentioned & the fact i will have finished my prelims that day! :

    Food
    "exquisite canapés served in the main Oscars Arena, funky sweets and chocolates in the Moulin Rouge area, to more substantial cuisine including a Hog Roast, authentic Mexican Fajitas and our very own Pizza Bar serving pizzas with a wide variety of toppings. With freshly brewed tea and coffee served all evening as well as tropical fruits, traditional French crepes and plenty of other nibbles, there will be no shortage of gastronomic delights to suit all taste buds for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

    For those still eating at dawn, there will be a well-earned breakfast of fresh pastries and bacon sandwiches, served with a cup of freshly ground coffee and the rising sun..."

    Drink
    "The ball will provide a wide range of drinks, all free and unlimited, allowing for all tastes.

    Upon entering front quad, guests will be immediately greeted with a champagne reception. Our main bar runs the entire length of the front quad, supplying lager, traditional ales and a range of alcopops. Following the red carpet through front quad to the main hall, guests will find a black-and-white themed jazz bar serving vodka-and-cokes, white Russians and other visually inspired beverages. In the opulent surroundings of the Back Quad, guests can further satisfy their thirst at a decadent Moulin Rouge-style cocktail bar serviced by the efficient and friendly staff from Joe's, with all imaginable concoctions provided. Or retire to the comfortable surroundings of the Smoking Room to enjoy a quiet brandy or whiskey over a fine Cuban cigar."

    & Entertainment
    "We can now confirm that the 'One and Only' Chesney Hawkes will be appearing at Queen's Ball. He is sure to bring that extra something to what will already be a fantastically entertaining night. Oxford's premier a capella group Out of the Blue will also be appearing, along with comedians from the London Comedy Store, hypnotists and a wide variety of musical acts to entertain our guests until the sun comes up.

    A rodeo bull, human roulette wheel and much more will create a funfair atmosphere in the Queen's gardens, whilst the casino in the JCR will provide a sophisticated air of excitement. We also offer salsa dancing, henna artists, massage, and the unique oppportunity to have your face on the cover of heat!

    We guarantee a night to remember at Queen's Ball. We still have much more to confirm, so keep checking the website!"
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    (Original post by londongirl)
    Heh I'm not doing my GCSE's this year, but I still have (too many) exams. I'm hoping to go go Pizza Hut (Buffet Lunch everyday and unlimited ice cream - what else are you gonna do when you're on study leave??) and then out partying when exams are over!

    Can't wait!
    You will see a dark cloud of ash loom over the UK as my books are tossed in a scorching petrol flame.
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    (Original post by Elles)
    £80. all inclusive.

    not too bad..my college commemoration one is every 3 years & something like £180 i think, though that does include a 6 course meal or something ridiculous!
    It's well worth the £180...

    And the Queen's one is excellient value for money, consider who much people will eeat and drink, it's nothing.
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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    It's well worth the £180...

    And the Queen's one is excellient value for money, consider who much people will eeat and drink, it's nothing.
    It does sound pretty cool. And Mysticmin - all balls cost about that much (Trinity's is over £200 for a double ticket, and they're still like gold dust to get hold of!) - you just have to gulp and embrace your overdraft.
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    (Original post by BazTheMoney)
    It's well worth the £180...

    And the Queen's one is excellient value for money, consider who much people will eeat and drink, it's nothing.
    as a conclusion to my exams i plan on ingesting ~my body weight in 'funky sweets and chocolates' & cocktails..mmm! plus am going with some people who have Henley qualifiers that day i think..so think we shall get our money's worth of food.. damn, this talk is making me hungry...

    when are your exams Baz?
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    (Original post by Mysticmin)
    *splutters* What do you guys sell to get that money after an academic year? And apparently Imperial students were complaining that £40 was too expensive.
    You save up for it! Or at least, I do! I still have £500 left... woo!
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    I'm off to burn my most of my school work, sell all my textbooks on ebay (even if they belong to the school) and start getting "done up" again, I've let myself go... not wearing make-up in the house! :eek:
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    I FINISHED TODAY!!!!

    Went to the pub after finishing the exam (hehe) and have had a barbeque down on the field in front of my hall. Except I managed to crucify all the food I put on it! Am off out tonight, I plan on making it a full 12 hours drinking (except I stopped when I did the bbq at 2pm, and haven't had anything since...)
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    (Original post by Elles)
    as a conclusion to my exams i plan on ingesting ~my body weight in 'funky sweets and chocolates' & cocktails..mmm! plus am going with some people who have Henley qualifiers that day i think..so think we shall get our money's worth of food.. damn, this talk is making me hungry...

    when are your exams Baz?
    My exams are now! :eek:

    Henley qualifier are supposed to be tough, thanfully I never had to go though them, even though I've been to Henley 6 times (and may be there this year). Good luck to them.
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    (Original post by blissy)
    You save up for it! Or at least, I do! I still have £500 left... woo!
    HOW??? Seriously, I am well into my overdraft. It's not fair
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    HOW??? Seriously, I am well into my overdraft. It's not fair
    I'm very good at not spending money!
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    i will mostly be getting out of my head at Glastonbury
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    (Original post by blissy)
    I'm very good at not spending money!
    I guess it must also help that you get a lot more student loan than I do, and that your rent is just over half what I pay, if I remember rightly. But still...:eek: - and I'm hardly extravagant!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    I guess it must also help that you get a lot more student loan than I do, and that your rent is just over half what I pay, if I remember rightly. But still...:eek: - and I'm hardly extravagant!
    So...
    Having poor enough parents to get full loan + choosing the cheapest room available + having lived in poor household and being taught how to scrimpe & save, make do & mend = money left over for summer/balls

    I don't really know how I do it, but I just think "do I need this?" or "I will not take that money out" and it seems to work!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    HOW??? Seriously, I am well into my overdraft. It's not fair
    dont u gt in trouble with the banks when u r ovadraft?
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    (Original post by blissy)
    So...
    Having poor enough parents to get full loan + choosing the cheapest room available + having lived in poor household and being taught how to scrimpe & save, make do & mend = money left over for summer/balls

    I don't really know how I do it, but I just think "do I need this?" or "I will not take that money out" and it seems to work!
    My beloved parents filled out my accommodation form for me when I was in Switzerland. I have one of the most expensive rooms in college. I guess your experience must help though - my parents are hopeless with money, and while I'm not that bad, I am not that good either. I'm in no deep worries though.

    (Original post by tammypotato)
    dont u gt in trouble with the banks when u r ovadraft?
    No, because it's a student bank account, so you get an interest free £1000 overdraft.
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    (Original post by Helenia)


    No, because it's a student bank account, so you get an interest free £1000 overdraft.
    thats a really useful info lol i was geting worid how will i live of the loan
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    (Original post by tammypotato)
    thats a really useful info lol i was geting worid how will i live of the loan
    It's almost impossible for me - my college bill comes to almost the same amount as my loan. I get some money from my parents for the fees, but that's it, so inevitably I end up in my overdraft
 
 
 
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