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    Does anyone know if 1st-years can do research projects during the summer? Am curious, as a friend of mine in Yale stayed back at uni for research, and he's a freshman. Thanks.
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    (Original post by SHH)
    Does anyone know if 1st-years can do research projects during the summer? Am curious, as a friend of mine in Yale stayed back at uni for research, and he's a freshman. Thanks.
    I don't know of many. Quite a few second year maths students are doing so, and a friend of mine in second year is being paid to edit a book on numismatics (the historical and archaeological study of coins). I'm around mostly researching for my part I dissertation, but am not being paid to do so (I have to work at the UL part to get the money I need to stay up).
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    (Original post by ASNaC)
    my part I dissertation
    Excuse me? Part 1 dissertation?
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    (Original post by MentallyIll)
    Excuse me? Part 1 dissertation?
    An option. I can either take 6 examined courses over my first two years (in our tripos there is not Part IA or IB - we take all of Part I at the end of our second year), or take 5 examined courses and present a dissertation of 12, 000 words. At Part II we have to do a dissertation, so doing one for Part I is good practice, and you can do it over the summer, thereby giving yourself more time to focus on your other five subjects for the rest of the year.

    I know it sounds a bit strange, but it works well so long as you are willing to give up about half your summer.
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    (Original post by ASNaC)
    An option. I can either take 6 examined courses over my first two years (in our tripos there is not Part IA or IB - we take all of Part I at the end of our second year), or take 5 examined courses and present a dissertation of 12, 000 words. At Part II we have to do a dissertation, so doing one for Part I is good practice, and you can do it over the summer, thereby giving yourself more time to focus on your other five subjects for the rest of the year.

    I know it sounds a bit strange, but it works well so long as you are willing to give up about half your summer.
    What and which college do you study? for some reason (maybe your single sex college views?) I thought you were a female
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    (Original post by SHH)
    Does anyone know if 1st-years can do research projects during the summer? Am curious, as a friend of mine in Yale stayed back at uni for research, and he's a freshman. Thanks.
    There's a UROP scheme (which we modelled on MIT's). I think it's for second years and up though.
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    (Original post by MentallyIll)
    What and which college do you study? for some reason (maybe your single sex college views?) I thought you were a female
    I wondered about that. Well no I am not a woman, but my mother was very involved in the feministic movement in the 70s so I have been fully indoctrinated by her .

    I'm a first (soon to be second) year ASNaC (i.e. studying Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic) at Trinity College. What about you?
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    Eep! I thought you were female too

    I swear we need those little gender tags under people's avvys.
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    (Original post by ASNaC)
    I wondered about that. Well no I am not a woman, but my mother was very involved in the feministic movement in the 70s so I have been fully indoctrinated by her .

    I'm a first (soon to be second) year ASNaC (i.e. studying Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic) at Trinity College. What about you?
    Is your mother Germaine Greer?
    I am a 0 year arch&anther soon to be at Wolfson.
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    (Original post by MentallyIll)
    Is your mother Germaine Greer?
    I am a 0 year arch&anther soon to be at Wolfson.
    No, nothing nearly that extreme. She was just very involved in student politics, did very well at university (2nd highest first in English Literature in her year), and feels very strongly that men are not - at least in the arts - inherently 'better' at academic work than women.

    Wolfson seems like a nice place (admittedly I only know two people there, but they seem really relaxed, bright, and interesting), I hope you enjoy it.

    As for he gender tags, they would be very useful. I realised that by diving head first into the women's colleges things I might have sent that message.

    Anyways for any reading this thread, since I guess I actually have not been properly introduced anywhere I shall post the following:

    name: Levi
    nationality: Canadian (grown up mostly in Africa)
    college: Trinity
    subject: ASNaC
    gender: male
    age: 19 (just finished first year)
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    (Original post by ASNaC)
    No, nothing nearly that extreme. She was just very involved in student politics, did very well at university (2nd highest first in English Literature in her year), and feels very strongly that men are not - at least in the arts - inherently 'better' at academic work than women.

    Wolfson seems like a nice place (admittedly I only know two people there, but they seem really relaxed, bright, and interesting), I hope you enjoy it.

    As for he gender tags, they would be very useful. I realised that by diving head first into the women's colleges things I might have sent that message.

    Anyways for any reading this thread, since I guess I actually have not been properly introduced anywhere I shall post the following:

    name: Levi
    nationality: Canadian (grown up mostly in Africa)
    college: Trinity
    subject: ASNaC
    gender: male
    age: 19 (just finished first year)
    Hmmm, you got an interesting backgroud...........
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    (Original post by MentallyIll)
    Hmmm, you got an interesting backgroud...........
    I think the department let me in for novelty value
 
 
 
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