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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    By nasty.. I just mean that Peterhouse is turning really commercial and charging people for sneezing these days :dry:
    How many surprise charges are you being hit with? :P Queens' have the surprise (for me, anyway, as I didn't apply there so didnt know about it) £210 caution money, then the surprise £135 per term heating bill, then the surprise of spontaneous internet charges when you're in the top 20 users at Queens', then having to pay for electricity _also_ on top of rent! Lotsa money gone down the drain :yep:
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    Argh.. I'm going to Bristol tomorrow and I haven't even started packing :>.<:
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    ...and we have a May Ball every year.
    :rofl: always a plus
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    (Original post by Zoedotdot)


    Hmmm, I should actually contribute something to the thread...

    If I were to change college I'd go for... well, I wouldn't :p:
    I applied to Emma What are the mathmos like there?

    *please say horrendous please say horrendous please say horrendous* :P
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    How many surprise charges are you being hit with? :P Queens' have the surprise (for me, anyway, as I didn't apply there so didnt know about it) £210 caution money, then the surprise £135 per term heating bill, then the surprise of spontaneous internet charges when you're in the top 20 users at Queens', then having to pay for electricity _also_ on top of rent! Lotsa money gone down the drain :yep:
    I'm hoping we don't have any like that As far as I know heating, internet, electricity etc are all included in rent - at least, they weren't included on our estimation of costs sheet. We did have over £1000 caution money though
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    How many surprise charges are you being hit with? :P Queens' have the surprise (for me, anyway, as I didn't apply there so didnt know about it) £210 caution money, then the surprise £135 per term heating bill, then the surprise of spontaneous internet charges when you're in the top 20 users at Queens', then having to pay for electricity _also_ on top of rent! Lotsa money gone down the drain :yep:
    Oh that sounds rubbish No we're ok I think. The main irritation is that food portions have gone down quite a bit, and prices have really rocketed. Rent has increased significantly, but apparently this is because they froze prices for a few years which makes the contrast very steep when they unfroze it.

    We don't have any surprises. Electricity and heating come with rent. But freshers do pay £100 caution money instead of the £40 I paid at the start.
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    (Original post by Zoedotdot)
    I'm hoping we don't have any like that As far as I know heating, internet, electricity etc are all included in rent - at least, they weren't included on our estimation of costs sheet. We did have over £1000 caution money though
    Aye. That was one good thing about not getting in to Emma :P
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    I applied to Emma What are the mathmos like there?

    *please say horrendous please say horrendous please say horrendous* :P
    Well, one of them's my boyfriend, so they're pretty okay

    *hides from social stigma of having a mathmo boyfriend*

    Actually, I love most of them - two of the others are two of my bestest best friends at college. Don't know about half of them that well.

    Oh wait, I was mean to say horrendous. Erm, yes, they're horrendous, HORRENDOUS I tell you. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. You're better off at Queens', honest
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Oh that sounds rubbish No we're ok I think. The main irritation is that food portions have gone down quite a bit, and prices have really rocketed. Rent has increased significantly, but apparently this is because they froze prices for a few years which makes the contrast very steep when they unfroze it.

    We don't have any surprises. Electricity and heating come with rent. But freshers do pay £100 caution money instead of the £40 I paid at the start.
    Whenever they've given me a smaller one I've just asked for some more. It's never been a problem.

    I wonder whether we could stage some kind of protest...
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    Well my cousin's a Queen's mathmo, so that's clearly the best college to be in :shifty:
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    (Original post by Zoedotdot)
    Well, one of them's my boyfriend, so they're pretty okay

    *hides from social stigma of having a mathmo boyfriend*

    Actually, I love most of them - two of the others are two of my bestest best friends at college. Don't know about half of them that well.

    Oh wait, I was mean to say horrendous. Erm, yes, they're horrendous, HORRENDOUS I tell you. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. You're better off at Queens', honest


    Nah, Queens' mathmos aren't all that :P (Apart from Craggy's cousin Anthony who is awesome). At least there -are- other good mathmos (besides me, of course :P) out there!
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    (Original post by Gesar)


    Nah, Queens' mathmos aren't all that :P (Apart from Craggy's cousin Anthony who is awesome). At least there -are- other good mathmos (besides me, of course :P) out there!
    Yeah, if I'm honest, the Emma lot are a pretty cool bunch Mostly not stereotypical mathmos at all. Find them in lectures - they'll be the ones sleeping :p: Or not there at all, which happens fairly often also
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    Aw Why's that? Bad supervisors, or are they just a very geeky/un-befriendable bunch?

    I wish Peterhouse mathmos in my year didn't live up to stereotypes, but they do. Four of them are very nerdy (in a nice way of course) and all had firsts or high 2.1s And the two unusually well dressed, social-skilled mathmos also 1: degraded in order to do architecture instead and 2: did very poorly and struggles with maths
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    My boyfriend's well dressed/social skilled and seems to be walking a first at the moment I think I just got lucky :p:
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    (Original post by Zoedotdot)
    Yeah, if I'm honest, the Emma lot are a pretty cool bunch Mostly not stereotypical mathmos at all. Find them in lectures - they'll be the ones sleeping :p: Or not there at all, which happens fairly often also
    Ah - people at Queens' are always horrified to learn there are -seventeen- mathmo freshers there, and they can name 9 at the most (average is 7). Though those seven aren't really stereotypical :P And I have the distinct honour of being branded the most social of them Which says something about the rest, tbh :P
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    Ah - people at Queens' are always horrified to learn there are -seventeen- mathmo freshers there, and they can name 9 at the most (average is 7). Though those seven aren't really stereotypical :P And I have the distinct honour of being branded the most social of them Which says something about the rest, tbh :P
    Yeah, people are always surprised that there are 9 at Emma... I think there are 9 anyway I know all of them I think, but that's by virtue of having mathmo friends. I'm sure they're all lovely even if some of them are quiet, they are at Emma after all!
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Aw Why's that? Bad supervisors, or are they just a very geeky/un-befriendable bunch?

    I wish Peterhouse mathmos in my year didn't live up to stereotypes, but they do. Four of them are very nerdy (in a nice way of course) and all had firsts or high 2.1s And the two unusually well dressed, social-skilled mathmos also 1: degraded in order to do architecture instead and 2: did very poorly and struggles with maths
    Read above about the 'seventeen mathmos' story :P But yeah... I was in a group of five mathmos for a while, but I think the compscis are more fun so I migrated. (Our year's incredibly lucky with the compscis - I'm geekier than half of them I met a second year compsci though and balance was returned to the universe with his complete lack of social skills :yep: )
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    I don't think we have any compscis, but I'm probably wrong.
    Yeh I wouldn't ever describe my cousin as social :hmmmm: 17 is pretty crazy.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    I don't think we have any compscis, but I'm probably wrong.
    Yeh I wouldn't ever describe my cousin as social :hmmmm: 17 is pretty crazy.
    The years above us have only 12 and 13, so quite a few are for the chop this year methinks :P
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    I have just noticed, although I was supposed to go to bed, that Fitzwilliam is severely underepresented in this thread. What's wrong with it? :hmmm:
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    The years above us have only 12 and 13, so quite a few are for the chop this year methinks :P
    Maths is reasonably mainstream as a discipline, at least. I was very surprised at Kings having about 12 SPSers simply because its a relatively small subject for many colleges. In first year there were about 150 of us.
 
 
 
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