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    Hello,

    I haven't come across any threads about 2017 applicants in general yet so thought I'd make this thread! I'm the only one of my friendship group that is applying to do English language and linguistics at university, preferably at Southampton.

    What about you guys? I feel lonely applying to do English

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    I thought I was the only one! I'm applying for English too! What unis are you looking at?
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    I thought I was the only one! I'm applying for English too! What unis are you looking at?
    I'm so glad I'm not alone, haha! I want to do English language and linguistics at Southampton, Manchester, Queen Mary, Essex (I know this one sounds daft ) and Bedfordshire. But royal Holloway also looks good.

    Anyway, what about you?
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    (Original post by littlemix012)
    I'm so glad I'm not alone, haha! I want to do English language and linguistics at Southampton, Manchester, Queen Mary, Essex (I know this one sounds daft ) and Bedfordshire. But royal Holloway also looks good.

    Anyway, what about you?
    Atm my choices are Nottingham, Glasgow, Southampton,Swansea and Bournemouth
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    Atm my choices are Nottingham, Glasgow, Southampton,Swansea and Bournemouth
    Sounds good, are you wanting to do just an English degree in general? I would do that but I hate English literature haha

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    (Original post by littlemix012)
    Sounds good, are you wanting to do just an English degree in general? I would do that but I hate English literature haha

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    Yeah in general. It's either English or my backup subject
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    I'm hoping to do English and Mod Langs at Oxford
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    (Original post by Rhaenys10)
    I'm hoping to do English and Mod Langs at Oxford
    Wow what were your GCSE grades?

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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    Yeah in general. It's either English or my backup subject
    Cool, what were your AS grades, if you don't mind me asking?

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    (Original post by littlemix012)
    Cool, what were your AS grades, if you don't mind me asking?

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    I got a B in my A2 and Cs in my ASs
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    (Original post by littlemix012)
    Wow what were your GCSE grades?

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    I'm a EU applicant, and I've already sat my final exams, so basically, my A Level grades are A*A*A*
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    (Original post by Rhaenys10)
    I'm a EU applicant, and I've already sat my final exams, so basically, my A Level grades are A*A*A*
    That is really good, well done you should be so proud! All the best for your English course

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    (Original post by littlemix012)
    That is really good, well done you should be so proud! All the best for your English course

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    Aww, thanks a lot! Best of luck to you too, sweetie!
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    Hello!!
    I'm applying to study Literature and Linguistics/Lit & Lang at York, Newcastle and probably QMUL. Queen Mary were my first choice for straight Literature but I've heard horror stories about their English Language/Linguistics department so I'm sceptical.

    How are all your personal statements going?
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    (Original post by brxvebird)
    Hello!!
    I'm applying to study Literature and Linguistics/Lit & Lang at York, Newcastle and probably QMUL. Queen Mary were my first choice for straight Literature but I've heard horror stories about their English Language/Linguistics department so I'm sceptical.

    How are all your personal statements going?
    Sounds good, personally I don't like English literature! I've not started my personal statement, I don't know where to start for English language and linguistics! What about you?
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    (Original post by littlemix012)
    Sounds good, personally I don't like English literature! I've not started my personal statement, I don't know where to start for English language and linguistics! What about you?
    Each to their own! I do/did them both at A-Level and couldn't chose between them so here we are.

    I've done my first draft, I realised I have a lot more to write about than I thought. I worry it may be more biased toward Literature though.
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    (Original post by brxvebird)
    Each to their own! I do/did them both at A-Level and couldn't chose between them so here we are.

    I've done my first draft, I realised I have a lot more to write about than I thought. I worry it may be more biased toward Literature though.
    Ah okay. You mentioned something about horror stories about the English language and linguistics department at Queen Mary? What are they? I'm intrigued 😂
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    (Original post by littlemix012)
    Ah okay. You mentioned something about horror stories about the English language and linguistics department at Queen Mary? What are they? I'm intrigued 😂
    Well basically their student satisfaction for linguistics isn't good at all, and I know you shouldn't just take student surveys into account when making decisions about uni so I decided to ask around. I found a guy on Twitter who graduated from QMUL last year having done Language & Linguistics who said something along the lines of "God bless anyone who got into Queen Mary for Linguistics" so I messaged him about it and he sent me a huge e-mail outlining all the awful experiences him and his friends had there.
    Long story short (I can share the full e-mail he sent me if you want?) the staff are too invested in their own academic research to actually teach and most of them don't turn up to lectures, they were given impossible tasks in their first class and no advice for the dissertation, which he ultimately almost entirely failed because no one told him his final title wasn't suitable. He and his friends all agreed that QMUL is an amazing, first class university, but the Linguistics department no where near lives up to the rest of it.
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    (Original post by brxvebird)
    Well basically their student satisfaction for linguistics isn't good at all, and I know you shouldn't just take student surveys into account when making decisions about uni so I decided to ask around. I found a guy on Twitter who graduated from QMUL last year having done Language & Linguistics who said something along the lines of "God bless anyone who got into Queen Mary for Linguistics" so I messaged him about it and he sent me a huge e-mail outlining all the awful experiences him and his friends had there.
    Long story short (I can share the full e-mail he sent me if you want?) the staff are too invested in their own academic research to actually teach and most of them don't turn up to lectures, they were given impossible tasks in their first class and no advice for the dissertation, which he ultimately almost entirely failed because no one told him his final title wasn't suitable. He and his friends all agreed that QMUL is an amazing, first class university, but the Linguistics department no where near lives up to the rest of it.
    Oh god that sounds horrific! Would you be able to PM me the email?
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    (Original post by littlemix012)
    Oh god that sounds horrific! Would you be able to PM me the email?
    Absolutely! I'll send it over now.
 
 
 
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