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    hi! I have some things I was wondering about, and since you're all usually so lovely and helpful, I thought I'd ask

    1. How much do most people spend in freshers week?
    2. How strict are the pubs and clubs in Notts on id? Will it be passport/driving lisence only, or will they accept uni id?
    3. How soon after term starts do you have to pay rent/fees? Will they give you time for your loan to come through?
    4. Are there any kind of cooking facilities in the catered halls? Just stuff like kettle/toaster/microwave?
    5. For the politics course, how many books did you need to buy and how much did you spend? Is it worth buying them, or should I just get them from the library?
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    1. No idea.
    2. Uni ID is fine.
    3. Quite a long time - towards the end of term I think, although they like you to pay sooner. They'll give you time.
    4. Depends on the hall. There'll be a microwave, but don't expect much else.
    5. Don't bother buying any. There's one (fairly cheap) book of texts - extracts from Locke, Marx, Hume etc - that will be worth buying at some point, other than that, it's not really necessary to buy any, although you might wish to buy a couple at some point. Unlike some subjects where you just have one textbook, in politics you'll get a reading list with hundreds of things, but even the main books are not normally worth bothering purchasing. I would certainly delay any purchasing until some weeks into term, when you'll have more of an idea (and remember that the first year is only a qualifying year, so doesn't really count for all that much).
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    Thank you! Will add you to my people-to-give-rep to list.
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    1) Varies tremendously, but take plenty of cash /cheque book as you won't believe how many cheques you'll write for one thing or another.

    2) Generally, uni ID is fine, although last Sat night, quite a few of my friends (22yr olds) weren't allowed in a bar because they didn't have any ID other than student card!!! and they look their age. I wouldn't use your passport - driving license better.

    Rest answered already

    My ex studied politics and I seem to recall him buying about 2 books during the entire course!!! He just borrowed from the library - most books are available on short loan.

    1. How much do most people spend in freshers week?

    Tix for parties range from £3 to about £12 for the sunday party at the works, ours was rubbish and so not worth the money but it depends on whose playing, we had javine and triple 8(random boyband?) but other years have had better. You'll probably want to go out every night and will need alcohol every night, transport is included in the ticket. Think i spent about £120 but that was a *restrained* amount. Someone managed to waste their entire student loan for that term, £990, in that week on coke and the casino, not advisable

    2. How strict are the pubs and clubs in Notts on id? Will it be passport/driving lisence only, or will they accept uni id?

    Student id is usually fine/manditory for the student night, espesh the works. The *******s at NG1 refused to let me in one friday night and said 'they had never seen this id before', was like eh? Week later they didnt evern ask, fools. so yeah students fine mostly but keep drivers with if its a busy night.

    3. How soon after term starts do you have to pay rent/fees? Will they give you time for your loan to come through?

    Yep, although you'll probably give in the cheques on the first day you arrive, i dont think they go through until about 3 weeks later, very depressingly so

    4. Are there any kind of cooking facilities in the catered halls? Just stuff like kettle/toaster/microwave?

    We had a 'wall kettle' which is the skankiest thing you'll ever see and a microwave. Generally it varies for each halls but basically that plus a toaster on occasion, think derby and sherwood have em.

    5. For the politics course, how many books did you need to buy and how much did you spend? Is it worth buying them, or should I just get them from the library?

    Right, first term i would buy Sodaro because you'll use it for both terms and Doyle because you'll need to read like the whole thing for global politics. If you get to the blackwells early they often have secondhand books. Otherwise you are *probably* okay with the library although it gets to be a pain in the first weeks when everyone is seriously eager. If you are bored early on then grabbing the one week loan versions of machiavelli, marx, thucydides etc is a good idea, then you can renew them online for 4weeks as long as no-one reserves them, which they will darn it!

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    THANK YOU! You're both wonderful and brilliant, and all that stuff.
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    Rah, you don't happen to have any kind of first year reading list do you? I want to see what kind of things we're going to be doing, but I can't find anything on the Notts website.

    (Original post by Frances)
    Rah, you don't happen to have any kind of first year reading list do you? I want to see what kind of things we're going to be doing, but I can't find anything on the Notts website.
    hmm i don't think there's one up i'm afraid, best you can do is go to blackwells.co.uk which has one of the first year modules, problems in global politics.

    if you would like i can copy the power and leadership stuff for you(simply because it has less books than the others )but thats just assuming you do the same modules.
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    (Original post by rah)
    hmm i don't think there's one up i'm afraid, best you can do is go to blackwells.co.uk which has one of the first year modules, problems in global politics.

    if you would like i can copy the power and leadership stuff for you(simply because it has less books than the others )but thats just assuming you do the same modules.
    I think we do that module.. at least according to the website (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics...e/singpol.html)

    Thanks anyway
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    Nothing directly relevant to the modules that you'll be studying, but you might find this page interesting:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/simon.tormey/
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    (Original post by sisyphus)
    Nothing directly relevant to the modules that you'll be studying, but you might find this page interesting:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/simon.tormey/
    Thanks

    (Original post by sisyphus)
    Nothing directly relevant to the modules that you'll be studying, but you might find this page interesting:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/simon.tormey/
    simon tormey is by far by favorite lecturer, he's awesome
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    There were two different answers to question no. 3-

    do you pay the entire 1,100 up-front or is it paid over the year?

    (Original post by young_free)
    There were two different answers to question no. 3-

    do you pay the entire 1,100 up-front or is it paid over the year?
    you can choose. either a lump sum or installments. most people tend to pay the lump sum to get it out of the way.
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    How much is it to do laundry in the halls? Does it vary by hall? Are self-catered rates different?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by starpiste)
    How much is it to do laundry in the halls? Does it vary by hall? Are self-catered rates different?

    Thanks.
    It costs £1.20 per load at Broadgate (one pound coin and one twenty pence coin exactly) and then 20p for 10 minutes worth of drying (you need about forty minutes (so 80p) to dry a normal wash if you don't have a clothes horse, otherwise just ten minutes and then hang them to dry. Obviously towels etc would take longer to machine dry.) You have to take your own washing powder etc.

    Hope that helps, but I'm not sure if it's the same in halls.
 
 
 
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