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    (Original post by jneill)
    Same architect as Christ's New Court - Cambridge



    But it entirely depends on the photo:

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    I don't think the second photo is much of an improvement, and the building is so obscured it almost defeats the point as you almost can't see the building haha.
    Also, consider that those trees won't have leaves for most of the time you're there.

    I'm sorry but brutalist architecture is really ugly 98% of the time. Sometimes it has its purpose and it can actually look refreshing but that is rarely the case (not even considering the impact on surroundings). I think people downplay the importance of good design and its impact on people. The built environment definitely changes the way we interact and feel in our everyday lives, which is why I don't think it's stupid to keep this aspect in mind when choosing a university. I think the environment is what separates Oxbridge from Imperial (in terms of overall 'hype'); it's quite difficult to get excited about studying here:




    As opposed to here:

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    (Original post by goatygoat)
    I don't think the second photo is much of an improvement, and the building is so obscured it almost defeats the point as you almost can't see the building haha.
    Also, consider that those trees won't have leaves for most of the time you're there.
    If you go to Christ's you will almost certainly only be in the "typewriter" for 1 year. The other college buildings are traditionally "beautiful".

    Oh, and the rooms are 100% ensuite. And very reasonably priced. So that's some compensation.

    Edit: and here's the front garden of New Court in winter (most of the trees are evergreen...)

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    Umm, how is St. Andrews? I applied there, but I've not gotten a chance to visit it.
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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    Umm, how is St. Andrews? I applied there, but I've not gotten a chance to visit it.
    Nearly all universities have some "dodgy" buildings. (Physics Dept.)
    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics...r/sta/maps.htm

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Nearly all universities have some "dodgy" buildings. (Physics Dept.)

    I think above user applied for physics

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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    I think above user applied for physics

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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    I think above user applied for physics

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    ...........yup. Oh, the irony.

    I got a conditional offer, btw.

    Listen okay, I ain't going for the building. What's the city like?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    :toofunny:
    :rofl: yep

    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    ...........yup. Oh, the irony.

    I got a conditional offer, btw.

    Listen okay, I ain't going for the building. What's the city like?
    Congratulations *^O^* see you had nothing to worry about

    The town seems nice, idk :/ jneill?

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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    ...........yup. Oh, the irony.

    I got a conditional offer, btw.

    Listen okay, I ain't going for the building. What's the city like?
    Small. (It's a town )
    Full of American golfers.
    Warmer than Moscow (in winter, anyway).

    TBH I've only visited once - I'm sure there are better qualified people to answer you in the StA forum
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    (Original post by jneill)
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    Thanks mahn. Appreciate it.

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    That was kind of funny, tbh
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    :rofl: yep



    Congratulations *^O^* see you had nothing to worry about

    The town seems nice, idk :/ jneill?

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    Aaah, but here comes conditional part.

    I won't stop worrying until I'm safely getting my degree 4 years later.
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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    Aaah, but here comes conditional part.

    I won't stop worrying until I'm safely getting my degree 4 years later.
    Well same here but getting the offer is the first step

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    Small. (It's a town )
    Full of American golfers.
    Warmer than Moscow (in winter, anyway).

    TBH I've only visited once - I'm sure there are better qualified people to answer you in the StA forum
    Countryside? I like that.
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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    Countryside? I like that.
    Oh yes PLENTY of countryside, and sea views. I don't know if StA allow undergrads to bring a car, but it would be good if they do. Scotland is proper beautiful!
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Oh yes PLENTY of countryside, and sea views. I don't know if StA allow undergrads to bring a car, but it would be good if they do. Scotland is proper beautiful!
    Yeah. I've been to edinburgh and it was perfection.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Oh yes PLENTY of countryside, and sea views. I don't know if StA allow undergrads to bring a car, but it would be good if they do. Scotland is proper beautiful!
    I am an international student... do I rent a car or something?

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    I am an international student... do I rent a car or something?

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    Long term rental can be v expensive. To be honest it's best not to have a car, and use public transport. Parking is always difficult in university towns.
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    I am an international student... do I rent a car or something?

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    Which country?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Long term rental can be v expensive. To be honest it's best not to have a car, and use public transport. Parking is always difficult in university towns.
    Ok thanks for the tip, so how do I visit the highlands then? :holmes:

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    Which country?
    Taiwan

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    Ok thanks for the tip, so how do I visit the highlands then? :holmes:



    Taiwan

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    Tour buses and..........rent a car for a day?

    Ohh, international student from India here.
 
 
 
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