Stop digging at HMK for no reason. Your mate didn't get in, as has been said, it's because an admissions tutor (who btw is a damn good guy) didn't think he was good enough. He could have A*s flying out his backside all day, but something told the tutor that he didn't cut the mustard. It's a simple as.
I'm eternally sorry that you've lost faith in Durham, but I'm sure it'll get over it. Just don't tell the Times, that'll bol**cks our rankings!
BTW make your argument consistent!
You couldn't put a good word in for me could ya? Hehe.
I wonder if any current physics students would be able to describe to me what the course is like at durham in terms of teaching, choice of modules, facilities etc.
1st year is largely appauling, most of the lecturers are dire, though the maths modules all have amazing lecturers. You have a choice of one module, from any department, and can also choose the difficulty of the maths modules you do. The only good thing in the 1st year physics modules itself is the tutoring you get, which helps make up for the lecturing. After that, I understand that it gets a lot better.
I stayed afew weeks ago for an open day and liked it
The corridors were abit weird, but everything else was really good The room I was in was abit odd too, but it'd be fine with afew pics on the wall
And the best bits: Amazing bar , really good food (is it the serve yourself extras and collect the main course every day?), and the people were really nice
If I get my 3 A's I'll be there in September
Ooh good! Yeah, it sounds like the corridors are odd but also like they sort of lend themselves to socialising more easily? I think all rooms look odd without any decoration and loads better once you've got photos and posters and random things up! I used to go to boarding school and it's strange how you see rooms being completely gutted of any character when you move out.
Ooh, I'm glad about the food! What sort of stuff was there? And obviously good bar, nice people, that adds up.
What're you planning on studying?
@mhsc: Hey, are you really sure you don't want to go to Trevs?