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    So I found out that quite a lot of people from my Sixth Form have the same Uni as their first choice as me. Around say 50 odd. Now I don't hate these people, but I've never really fitted in and saw Uni as my chance for a 'new start'. Just wondering, what are the chances of being placed with old school mates and how often do you think I'm bound to bump into them?
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    Depends if they all get in, unlikely, and how large the university is
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    If you live the same halls/do the same classes then it's likely you'll see them. If not then you probably won't apart from the odd time when you're both walking the same way or something.
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    (Original post by Gascoigne)
    So I found out that quite a lot of people from my Sixth Form have the same Uni as their first choice as me. Around say 50 odd. Now I don't hate these people, but I've never really fitted in and saw Uni as my chance for a 'new start'. Just wondering, what are the chances of being placed with old school mates and how often do you think I'm bound to bump into them?
    :eek: which university is that?
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    If they're not on your course or living next door to you, I expect you'll hardly see them anyway! But yes, I agree with the post above about how large the university is. If it's only 50 people you should be able to keep away from them at any university, though!
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    Well, one of my housemates knows about that many people from his old school at UCL. I know two people, both of whom are in different halls to me. Personally I think that it depends entirely on the size of your uni; a close-knit community will see you bumping into them left, right, and centre; whereas my housemate has had to go to some effort to contact all of his old schoolmates. That said, I think there's one on his course.

    I think you will bump into a few people quite often; that doesn't mean to say that you will have to live with them.
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    how bigs your sixth form??????
    and what uni is it? just out of curiousity.

    Well if you look at the size of the uni - if its a big uni, you are doing different courses/ not living near them - then i doubt you rarely see them
    if its only a small uni, you are doing the same course, and you live near them then i suppose you have no choice but to share the same social circle
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    (Original post by eulerwaswrong)
    how bigs your sixth form??????
    and what uni is it? just out of curiousity.

    Well if you look at the size of the uni - if its a big uni, you are doing different courses/ not living near them - then i doubt you rarely see them
    if its only a small uni, you are doing the same course, and you live near them then i suppose you have no choice but to share the same social circle
    No, then the OP *would* have a choice... They could ignore these people we already know they don't like and make new friends. I don't feel obliged to be friends with anyone on my course or in my halls. If I don't like them, I don't like them.
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    Like, half my year have applied to Southampton in one capacity or another. It's quite amusing.
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    I really didn't want to go to uni with anyone i knew from school. Turns out I ended up at the same tiny uni as a couple of girls from my drama class (a course I took outside school), one of whom was in my halls and on my course, and a couple of people from myschool in second and third year. It didn't bother me much, I rarely saw the ones who weren't on my course and just said hello when I did. The other one I get on ok with but we have different friendship circles and don't see each other that much. As I say, my uni is really tiny, and I don't feel my new start has been hampered by them.
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    FIFTY?! Which magical university would this be then? The common unis for people at my school were Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, York, UEA etc.

    Fortunately, I came to my uni entirely unaccompanied :p:

    (Original post by xylophonefairy)
    Like, half my year have applied to Southampton in one capacity or another. It's quite amusing.
    Understandable, really
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    Unless it's more of a don't like them than a don't really socialise with them kind of thing then I really don't see what the problem is.

    A lot of my 6th form are staying local (Newcastle/Northumbria), and even if they didn't, I get on with most (as in people who I wouldn't call good mates), so would still be decent craic if they were on my course or lived in my halls.
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    A lot of people went to my university from my sixth form (I lived in Essex, and now go to Kent uni) and tbh, I've only seen a couple of them around. One of them is on my course and one of my good friends, so that's no bother. A couple of the others I see because I want to see, and then the rest I hardly ever see.
    I really wouldn't let it stop you from going where you want to go. I saw uni as a new start too, and people from my old college being here hasn't stopped me at all. Live your own life, choosing what you want because you want it, don't let others' decisions dictate yours. (sorry if that got a bit preachy, but hopefully you understand the sentiment )
 
 
 
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