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Immortal Wombat
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or just more careful with our five pences.
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(Original post by polthegael)
No, but I really don't buy the "Cambridge is better" thing... Cambridge is different and may have a better format and better lecturers, but the stabdard of work is unlikely to vary greatly between Cambridge and some other top unis like Southampton..
I think we certainly have more pressurised work because of the shorter terms.

Plus for natsci in particular we start off from a much broader base than most specialised degrees at other unis, but are still expected to achieve at least the same depth over a more specialised area later on. so we have the same amount of time to do more.

either way, i really do fail to see how a science degree here could possibly be considred as an easy option.


everyone knows thats land economy
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And that "thought" i quoted above wasnt made up...i had that exact thought in compsci today, and I did actually find 5 pence while thinking about all that and how I should be paying attention!

GRRR so Bored!
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(Original post by crana9)
either way, i really do fail to see how a science degree here could possibly be considred as an easy option.
I'd do your degree or mine before I'd even consider subjecting myself to Blissy's...

A science degree (or maths) would be an easy option for me in comparison to something like English or music...

If you think otherwise, I salute you as an amazing all-rounder...
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(Original post by polthegael)
I'd do your degree or mine before I'd even consider subjecting myself to Blissy's...

A science degree (or maths) would be an easy option for me in comparison to something like English or music...

If you think otherwise, I salute you as an amazing all-rounder...
well, okay, i guess you are a super genius who finds cambridge science a piece of piss. but thatmust make you pretty damn exceptional so i f i was you i wouldnt advise others based on you, as you are clearly an anomaly...


yes, im just grouchy because i dontwant to do my essay. nor i do i want to spend 13 hours out of the next 36 or so on buses.
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well, okay, i guess you are a super genius who finds cambridge science a piece of piss..
When did I say that (or even imply it?). If anything I was going on about how much I was unhappy with my course...

If I am to extrapolate that you would find arty subjects easier... Why didn't you do one?
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(Original post by polthegael)
When did I say that (or even imply it?). If anything I was going on about how much I was unhappy with my course...

If I am to extrapolate that you would find arty subjects easier... Why didn't you do one?
well, you said:

Maybe an easy (and more "fun") science at Cambridge like Ecology or Cytology, or go to do your medicine elsewhere!

(I dont know why it would help to do medicine elsewhere if Cambridge is just as hard as anywhere else)

so saying that these were easy from your experience. I don't think they are! and I don't think you should make out that medicine is so much harder than other science degrees at least at cambridge when you haven't done them.

I never said they were harder than arts subjects. Or anything of the sort! (part from my dig at land economy, but i dont even know anything about that, its just a stereotypical joke..)

If you would find "our" science courses easier than yours, why didn't you do one?
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(Original post by crana9)

so saying that these were easy from your experience. I don't think they are! and I don't think you should make out that medicine is so much harder than other science degrees at least at cambridge when you haven't done them.
He didn't say he found science easy. He said he finds science easy in comparison to a more airy fairy subject, like English.
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(Original post by blissy)
He didn't say he found science easy. He said he finds science easy in comparison to a more airy fairy subject, like English.

well, he said "Maybe an easy (and more "fun") science at Cambridge like Ecology or Cytology, or go to do your medicine elsewhere!"

not easier... easy.
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well, he said "Maybe an easy (and more "fun") science at Cambridge like Ecology or Cytology, or go to do your medicine elsewhere!"

not easier... easy.
Oh, well I was ignoring all the science cra... stuff. This place is turning into a science zone!!
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i realise the last line of my post there made little sense. but he stll said that they were easy.
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Oh, well I was ignoring all the science cra... stuff. This place is turning into a science zone!!
and whatever is wrong with that.
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(Original post by crana9)
and whatever is wrong with that.
*feels excluded*
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(Original post by crana9)
well, you said:

Maybe an easy (and more "fun") science at Cambridge like Ecology or Cytology, or go to do your medicine elsewhere!

(I dont know why it would help to do medicine elsewhere if Cambridge is just as hard as anywhere else)

so saying that these were easy from your experience. I don't think they are! and I don't think you should make out that medicine is so much harder than other science degrees at least at cambridge when you haven't done them.

I never said they were harder than arts subjects. Or anything of the sort! (part from my dig at land economy, but i dont even know anything about that, its just a stereotypical joke..)

If you would find "our" science courses easier than yours, why didn't you do one?
Unless you have a great aptitude for a variety of things from sociology and ethics to physics, biochemistry and pure biology and are ok about cutting up real people (including their faces, genitalia and brains), Cambridge medicine will be hard for you. Most people have a particular liking for particular areas of science. If you choose something you like it is only fair to assume you will find it easier.

Cambridge (and Oxford) medicine is a totally different degree to what you do at other medical schools...

I did medicine here because I had to. I had much less scope than you had. You were probably allowed to do anything. I was forced into a choice between medicine and law at Oxford or Cambridge. I would rather not go into that here (I'd be happier to in person), but I am not here through my own choice. Yes, given a free choice (and assuming I went to Cambridge), I'd be sitting down in lectures with you...
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(Original post by blissy)
*feels excluded*
bah, go and read a book or something
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*feels excluded*
Lets talk about Moliere...

I was reading "Le bourgeois gentilhomme" last weekend in Southampton
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(Original post by polthegael)
Unless you have a great aptitude for a variety of things from sociology and ethics to physics, biochemistry and pure biology and are ok about cutting up real people (including their faces, genitalia and brains), Cambridge medicine will be hard for you. Most people have a particular liking for particular areas of science. If you choose something you like it is only fair to assume you will find it easier.

Cambridge (and Oxford) medicine is a totally different degree to what you do at other medical schools...

I did medicine here because I had to. I had much less scope than you had. You were probably allowed to do anything. I was forced into a choice between medicine and law at Oxford or Cambridge. I would rather not go into that here (I'd be happier to in person), but I am not here through my own choice. Yes, given a free choice (and assuming I went to Cambridge), I'd be sitting down in lectures with you...
It still doesn't mean you can say definitively that ecology / cytology are "easy". Even if you would find them easier than medicine, it doesn't make them easy full stop.

This being forced into doing it sounds rather mysterious, but it's not really any of my business. so nevermind. but seriously if you don't really want to be a doctor and you would rather be a natsci.. maybe you shouldn't be doing it at all.
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i dont mean by that that you wouldnt be a good doctor or whatever, but..oh..nevermidn.
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*feels excluded*
By the way... Did you do any Yeats or other Irish stuff?
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By the way... Did you do any Yeats or other Irish stuff?
Nope! Oh, I did "do" Joyce but that was this time last year!
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