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    Which universities would be recommended for the subject, preferably with grade requirements of AAA-BBB. Thanks!
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    Oxbridge obviously (Cambridge's course is Natural Sciences though), Imperial, Durham, Bath, probably Warwick are some of the best IMO. Your brother might wanna look at The Times' rankings. Personally I'd say Bham is OK, not brilliant, but OK. Then again, I'm biased .
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    Surrey is very good. They have an excellent industrial research year programme
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    Oxbridge obviously (Cambridge's course is Natural Sciences though), Imperial, Durham, Bath, probably Warwick are some of the best IMO. Your brother might wanna look at The Times' rankings. Personally I'd say Bham is OK, not brilliant, but OK. Then again, I'm biased .
    I thought going there you would love it :confused: what don't you like about it?
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    (Original post by Speciez99)
    I thought going there you would love it :confused: what don't you like about it?
    Heh, well, there's a few things. 1st year electric circuits course - they made us teach ourselves. I know it's university and all, but all they did for that was put up notes for us to download, read and then do a couple of exercises on. We had problem classes for it almost every week, but still most of us hated it being taught like that. The guy 'teaching' the course said lectures didn't work (we were the first year that didn't have lectures), but I think having a lab on it would have been better.

    Also, in the lab, most of the demonstrators we had were postgrad students. There were quite a few times that they didn't know how to help if we got stuck, etc.

    We had to do Computing & Skills also. The first bit of Computing was really pointless as it was just teaching people how to do basic word processing and spreadsheets. We then did some stuff in MathCAD (a bit like Mathematica, if you've heard of that), which I guess was more useful. Then, they made us do programming in MathCAD. Personally I thought they should have taught us a proper language, as it would have been more useful. Most of us thought skills was pointless as well.

    Durham/Warwick
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    (Original post by mg84)
    I'm not doing Physics myself, but my brother is starting to research for 2005 entry and I was wondering which universities would be recommended for the subject, preferably with grade requirements of AAA-BBB. Thanks!
    i think studying any science at cambridge looks awesome- the natsci tripos looks great as you choose subjects you enjoy and specialise as you learn more. but looks equally as hard to get in tho
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    Also, in the lab, most of the demonstrators we had were postgrad students. There were quite a few times that they didn't know how to help if we got stuck, etc.
    You get the same in virtually every uni
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    You get the same in virtually every uni
    Oh . There was one guy in our lab, Dr. Freer, he knew pretty much everything.
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    Anyone here? :confused:
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    (Original post by shiny)
    Anyone here? :confused:
    I thought the potential physicists wanted this board (I know Hoofbeat did) .
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    I thought the potential physicists wanted this board (I know Hoofbeat did) .
    There's more activity in the Engineering Forum even though it's in the wrong place! Although activity is slowing. Once Mysticmin is back though things will pick up again
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    (Original post by shiny)
    There's more activity in the Engineering Forum even though it's in the wrong place! Although activity is slowing. Once Mysticmin is back though things will pick up again
    Gah, you're lucky. I read quite a few of the posts in there, though not being an engineer obviously most aren't relevant to me. Where did she go anyway?
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    Gah, you're lucky. I read quite a few of the posts in there, though not being an engineer obviously most aren't relevant to me. Where did she go anyway?
    No idea. I now have no thread hijacking partner
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    (Original post by shiny)
    No idea. I now have no thread hijacking partner
    Lol. You can always hijack the threads in the subs' forum .
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    (Original post by hihihihi)
    i think studying any science at cambridge looks awesome- the natsci tripos looks great as you choose subjects you enjoy and specialise as you learn more. but looks equally as hard to get in tho
    Yeah, this does look sweet, but you need at least 3 A's at A2 to match the standard offer. Extra cirricular would be usefull, and lots of other qualifications if possible. The course looks very good; it stays very open in its range of subjects untill the last couple of years, so if you decide you hate physics you can fall back into another area.
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    I thought the potential physicists wanted this board (I know Hoofbeat did) .
    SORRY! I am here, but it was my 18th bday on wed (as Nylex knows), then on thurs=hair done/contact lens fitted, fri=bday meal, sat=horseriding/dancing/out in town for bday again, sun=shopping! so haven't been on here much!!!

    I'm actually trying to campaign for us to share the engineering forum, as it'll be more sensible than sharing it with the more biological sciences.

    Regarding best uni's I'd probably say:

    Oxford!!!
    Cambridge
    Imperial
    Durham
    Warwick
    Bath
    York
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    Welcome back then Chloé! They really need to move the Engineering subforum so it's under Courses.
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    Welcome back then Chloé! They really need to move the Engineering subforum so it's under Courses.
    awww thanks! Not sure how long I'll be around for, as it seems everyone wants a piece of me (I'm so damn popular you know ). today I'm going to see Shrek2! YAY!!!! then 2moz my cousin has treated me to a day at a local health club where we're going to have some pamparing as well as tackling then gym! No1s booked me from Wed/Thurs yet (Fri I'm going to theatre) but I do need to ride my horse at some point! Plus the net is onyl free after 6pm (why am I on now then?!).

    I agree about the engineering subforum moving, but if they don't at least they should let us Physicists share it with them!

    g2g - need to dry hair before it looks a mess and dog's waiting for walk! arghhh!!!
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    It gets very busy in the combined bio, chem and physics forums!
 
 
 
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