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    (Original post by Lizia)
    I think I've accepted my German will never be good. I was one fricking mark out of 600 off an A at A-level, and I haven't forgiven the Germans for that. If only they didn't have Berlin, I love that city

    I want to do Russian but I'm appalling at new alphabets. I'm self-teaching Korean at the moment, and can't do the vowels to save my life.
    Omg everyone says that the Russian alphabet must be difficult but seriously it's one of the easiest things about learning Russian. I had learned it myself before even coming to UCL :yep:
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    ^ that, seriously. i don't know what the korean alphabet is like but the russian alphabet is really not very hard. it works in the same way as the english latin alphabet does (if not more simply, because there aren't a million ways of pronouncing things and there are just a few rules for stressed / unstressed vowels and voiced / unvoiced consonants) and quite a few of the letters are the same anyway: they're not totally unfamiliar-looking (mostly).

    does take a while though. i've been doing it for what seems like centuries now and i still struggle when coming across a word i don't know, but i guess that's the case even in english. (learned a few new words from reading kant this week. )
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    (Original post by Lizia)
    It was awesome, until I started shedding cards left right and centre :lol: And houseparties are always good, especially for us skint non-freshers!

    I've been reading the Caldicott Report (yes, I'm avoiding my academic reading) and apparently the reason we have to see our personal tutors so often this year is so we don't become terrorists like the Pants-Bomber. Which is one of the strangest reasons I've ever heard.

    And I missed my lecture thanks to the blooming Northern Line. And no one even believes me!
    :lol: Don't tell me you wore a suit of cards and nothing else underneath? Because that is EPIC and probably bloody cold. :rofl:

    I recently discovered the awesomeness that is Sports Night. Well, when I say that, I mean cheap drinks and the chilling on the ground floor or 2nd floor pleasure lounge since that place is dead. 8D I didn't even notice that they changed the Union.

    Northern Line is the worst line ever. I take the Victoria line to Uni and it's unbearable as hell in the morning, but at least it's somewhat ok in the afternoon. Northern Line on the other hand is ALWAYS DELAYED. ALWAYS.

    Korean alphabet seems quite easy. My friend explained it to me and said there's only like 14 base units or whatever and you just modify what goes on it. Or something like that. :lol: Japanese writing system though, lol, let's not get into that.
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    Is this thread for students who've been here a while or can freshers join? :P
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    Is this thread for students who've been here a while or can freshers join? :P
    Freshers are welcome, we don't judge here! (Except maybe littleshambles...)
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    (Original post by littleshambles)
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    Okay, I admit the grammar does put me off quite a bit as well! Although I'm glad you've reassured me a bit, maybe I will take up Russian in fourth year.

    (Original post by fait)
    :lol: Don't tell me you wore a suit of cards and nothing else underneath? Because that is EPIC and probably bloody cold. :rofl:

    I recently discovered the awesomeness that is Sports Night. Well, when I say that, I mean cheap drinks and the chilling on the ground floor or 2nd floor pleasure lounge since that place is dead. 8D I didn't even notice that they changed the Union.

    Northern Line is the worst line ever. I take the Victoria line to Uni and it's unbearable as hell in the morning, but at least it's somewhat ok in the afternoon. Northern Line on the other hand is ALWAYS DELAYED. ALWAYS.

    Korean alphabet seems quite easy. My friend explained it to me and said there's only like 14 base units or whatever and you just modify what goes on it. Or something like that. :lol: Japanese writing system though, lol, let's not get into that.
    No, I'm not skinny or brave enough to pull that off! I had leggings covered in poker chips, and I stapled poker hands together and covered a dress with them. No one wants to see me in just a suit of cards :lol:

    Northern Line from where I am has been okay every other day (so far...*touch wood*). I guess it's taught me to check TFL when I get up in the morning, if nothing else!

    Korean has 21 letters, but the vowels change sound depending on how many lines you cross them with. Half the vowels sound the same to me as well. It's a nightmare. ? is the 'ea' in 'bear' and ? is the 'e' in 'yes'. personally, I can't hear a difference between the sounds at all (either the Korean letters, or the equivalent sounds in English. 'Bear' and 'Yes' both have the same kind of 'e' sound to me).

    We're having a halloween party on Saturday night. 70 people are either attending or maybes on facebook. It will be interesting to see how we fit everyone in, and how long it takes before the poice show up!
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    northern's always tip top for me
    i have taken to saying tip top, everyone let's try it together!
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    northern line is always fine for me :/ always.
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    Same, although it's MASSIVELY overcrowded sometimes.

    The Circle line on the other hand is evil and must die.
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    Guys, need some help here. I left joining Clubs and societies to the last minute (like I end up doing with most other important things) and it doesn't seem to work online. I go to the UCL shop and login, then click on Clubs and Societies, theres 4 categories but none of them have any societies to join. Have I left it too late, and if so is it possible to join them later on? Thanks
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    Jealous of all you guys having Hallowe'en parties. However I have just spent a week in Italy so not all bad.
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    (Original post by u4m1r)
    Guys, need some help here. I left joining Clubs and societies to the last minute (like I end up doing with most other important things) and it doesn't seem to work online. I go to the UCL shop and login, then click on Clubs and Societies, theres 4 categories but none of them have any societies to join. Have I left it too late, and if so is it possible to join them later on? Thanks
    no you can join online throughout the year so it's ok.
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    (Original post by littleshambles)
    no you can join online throughout the year so it's ok.
    What's so special about joining fortnight then if you can join any time?
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    (Original post by u4m1r)
    What's so special about joining fortnight then if you can join any time?
    god knows
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    Some clubs wont let you do anything after joining fortnight if you havn't joined, mostly the sports ones for Insurance reasons. Joining fortnight is the little bit of a cushion they get given to get people to sign up
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    Argh, I've lost my student ID. Any of you done the same and can tell me how long a replacement takes? And if I need my photo redone?
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    (Original post by u4m1r)
    Guys, need some help here. I left joining Clubs and societies to the last minute (like I end up doing with most other important things) and it doesn't seem to work online. I go to the UCL shop and login, then click on Clubs and Societies, theres 4 categories but none of them have any societies to join. Have I left it too late, and if so is it possible to join them later on? Thanks
    Had the same problem. You must log on with your UCL id and password.
    (i used my first account where i booked tickets for the freshers events)


    oh and :hi: UCL tsrians
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    On the subject of tube lines. May the Victoria line be darned at peak times. You can't even get on the freacking platform.

    /rant
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    (Original post by time.to.dance)
    On the subject of tube lines. May the Victoria line be darned at peak times. You can't even get on the freacking platform.

    /rant
    Northern Line at rush hour is worse. Specifically Bank/Old Street/Moorgate :sadnod:
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    (Original post by time.to.dance)
    Had the same problem. You must log on with your UCL id and password.
    (i used my first account where i booked tickets for the freshers events)


    oh and :hi: UCL tsrians
    I've forgotten that. I log in with my normal UCL id but it still doesn't show any
 
 
 
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