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# University of Glasgow blether thread

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Original post by greeneyedgirl
Defs think i out drunk most people! 23 units...

Didn't see you! Saw Louise tho!

Out of interest who won?

Gotta commend 23 units, that's bloody impressive for a woman.

University of Glasgow
Is the GPA on websurf still shown in the 16-point scale?

i would think it would be. i remember it was mentioned the new 22-point scale would come into effect in 2012 i think
Ooh yeah, I was wondering what the GPA meant, because I wasn't quite sure. Does anyone know how those numbers translate into grades, or 1/2:1/2:2/3s etc.
Original post by d123
Ooh yeah, I was wondering what the GPA meant, because I wasn't quite sure. Does anyone know how those numbers translate into grades, or 1/2:1/2:2/3s etc.

In relation to the 16-point scale, 16 = A (1:1), 14 = B (2:1), 12 = C (2:2), 10 = D (3rd) etc. etc.

Original post by d123
Ooh yeah, I was wondering what the GPA meant, because I wasn't quite sure. Does anyone know how those numbers translate into grades, or 1/2:1/2:2/3s etc.

does your department have a handbook on their departmental page? for example, this is the handbook for the engineering department:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_130854_en.pdf

it would tell you what the GPA is, what the difference is between GPA and aggregation score.

in our department the aggregation score determines the final degree band i.e. 1st class or 2:1 or 2:2

the GPA system goes up to 16 atm but the aggregation score is different and goes up to 22. in my course, for a 2:1 you need 15 to 17 for the aggregation score, and anything above is a first class honours.

This is how the scores are calculated in our department:

The GPA is computed as the credit weighted average of all grade points achieved in the examinations being considered. For example if a student was taking seven courses worth 10, 10, 20, 20, 20, 20 and 40 credits, and scored A, C, D, B, B, E, C respectively, the GPA would be obtained as follows:

GPA = (10*16 + 10*12 + 20*10 + 20*14 + 20*14 + 20*8 + 40*12)/140 = 12

The overall aggregation score is obtained in a similar manner, that is the credit
weighted average aggregation score is obtained. For example, if the above grades had secondary bands of 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 2 respectively, the overall aggregation score would be:

(10*19 + 10*14 + 20*11 + 20*15 + 20*17 + 20*8 + 40*13)/140 = 13.4
Original post by SumTingWong
does your department have a handbook on their departmental page? for example, this is the handbook for the engineering department:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_130854_en.pdf

it would tell you what the GPA is, what the difference is between GPA and aggregation score.

in our department the aggregation score determines the final degree band i.e. 1st class or 2:1 or 2:2

the GPA system goes up to 16 atm but the aggregation score is different and goes up to 22. in my course, for a 2:1 you need 15 to 17 for the aggregation score, and anything above is a first class honours.

This is how the scores are calculated in our department:

Original post by Kirsteneg
In relation to the 16-point scale, 16 = A (1:1), 14 = B (2:1), 12 = C (2:2), 10 = D (3rd) etc. etc.

Thanks

And that's pretty good then! I know it's first year and it doesn't technically count towards the final degree classification but it's nice to know I'm basically on track. Just got a bit confused when I initially saw the GPA and thought it was out of 22!
Original post by Delaney

Original post by Delaney
Out of interest who won?

Gotta commend 23 units, that's bloody impressive for a woman.

It was 1 all when I left (half an hour before the end as craving for subway was getting too intense to stay)...but Glasgow won the lap dancing contest...not sure if should be proud or embarrassed?!

However it was most fun being Glasgow because you could look down on everyone else

I'm not just a woman, I'm a short woman, I just hold my alcohol well!
Original post by greeneyedgirl
It was 1 all when I left (half an hour before the end as craving for subway was getting too intense to stay)...but Glasgow won the lap dancing contest...not sure if should be proud or embarrassed?!

However it was most fun being Glasgow because you could look down on everyone else

I'm not just a woman, I'm a short woman, I just hold my alcohol well!

Most I ever drunk was when I was in the halls I drank an entire 70cl bottle of Southern Comfort and passed out, I actually lost the night from the point of half a bottle then had 3 of the big alcopop bottles then 2 or 3 pints in college bar then was so drunk at closing I staggered around corner and slept in bushes for about a hour then back to halls.
Original post by drbluebox

Original post by drbluebox
Most I ever drunk was when I was in the halls I drank an entire 70cl bottle of Southern Comfort and passed out, I actually lost the night from the point of half a bottle then had 3 of the big alcopop bottles then 2 or 3 pints in college bar then was so drunk at closing I staggered around corner and slept in bushes for about a hour then back to halls.

I didn't drunk text anyone, can remember the whole night, walked in a straightish line, however this morning felt like was gonna boke!
Original post by greeneyedgirl
I'm not just a woman, I'm a short woman

Original post by G8D
You have a good 5 inches on her, though :P

im sure that depends though, 5 inches when fully extended or not?
Original post by SumTingWong

If you're actually 5 inches taller than me, then you're not a short person! I'm 5ft3.5

Original post by SumTingWong
im sure that depends though, 5 inches when fully extended or not?

That would work so much better if either one of C274 or me was a boy...

Original post by G8D
I actually meant she has 5 inches on you in shortness.

She's under 5ft...WOAH!

Original post by G8D
IKR!?!?!?!?

Impressive

Original post by G8D
She's half AZN but, that's tantamount to cheating.

Ahh fair enough! I can't feel tall now :'(
Hello Glasgow people! I feel I should get in on this thread
Original post by lekky

Original post by lekky
Hello Glasgow people! I feel I should get in on this thread

hi

Original post by lekky
Hello Glasgow people! I feel I should get in on this thread

You at/coming to Glasgow? Just asking, 'cos the polite way to inform us all seems to be starting a thread asking about the likelihood of being stabbed due to race/religion/being English/being in Glasgow.

Welcome, regardless
Original post by Celtic_Anthony
You at/coming to Glasgow? Just asking, 'cos the polite way to inform us all seems to be starting a thread asking about the likelihood of being stabbed due to race/religion/being English/being in Glasgow.

Welcome, regardless

You forgot football.