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    £400, really? I'm a **** flathunter if there's stuff going for £400/cm..
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    This trying to guess who TSRers are thing is creepy. Before I started talking about my YA on here, I'm not sure anyone except my close friends would have been able to recognise me on here. But maybe I'm wrong...
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    I've got a spare room in my house. Not meant to rent it out though. Landlord/agent says only 4 people can live here.
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    (Original post by littleshambles)
    No Confidence
    I was there

    Pissed as hell about the abortion policy ruling, as nobody seemed to understand what was even being proposed, but you've got to start somewhere...
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    In my undergrad, a lad decided to do a TSR meeting after fresher's week in the SU, so he set up a facebook event...out of the 11 attending, 6 showed and we were all guys...it was quite fun. You think everyone on tsr are either trolls, antisocial or weirdos, but there are 'normal' people as well
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    (Original post by littleshambles)
    nah, *******s to that for a game of soldiers, back in london, NEED A FLAT. IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS A ROOM GOING FOR LESS THAN £400PCM INC BILLS, WHO CAN GUARANTEE ME THE ROOM WHEN I ASK FOR IT AND NOT **** OFF AND GIVE IT TO SOME OTHER ****....... LET ME KNOW.
    Is that possible? That's £92 a week, for a house in london, with bills... :lolwut:
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    Is that possible? That's £92 a week, for a house in london, with bills... :lolwut:
    yep, seen quite a few. didn't get any of them, but i did see them.

    someone was actually offering theirs for £275pcm plus bills (about £70pm), but they didnt bloody give it to me. it was a double room as well. and the kitchen was actually a room and not a cupboard.
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    (Original post by kerily)
    I was there

    Pissed as hell about the abortion policy ruling, as nobody seemed to understand what was even being proposed, but you've got to start somewhere...
    Someone on my FB was raging about that, I wasn't aware that was happening too. Sounded ridic.
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    Stress stress stress.

    I don't know why I'm stressing so much. UCL have basically said it doesn't matter if we fail these exams, just showing up is good enough. So why am I so stressed?!

    I think it's because the exams are oral. They're only 15-20 minutes each, but that will be the longest most humiliating 20 minutes of my life if I don't understand the questions/can't answer them anyway. At least with a written exam you're not face-to-face with the teacher who can look angry/disappointed/exasperated if you don't know stuff and/or say something stupid. I think it will be an exercise in trying not to cry for twenty minutes.

    What kind of stupid country has oral exams in the first place?!
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    (Original post by Lizia)
    Stress stress stress.

    I don't know why I'm stressing so much. UCL have basically said it doesn't matter if we fail these exams, just showing up is good enough. So why am I so stressed?!

    I think it's because the exams are oral. They're only 15-20 minutes each, but that will be the longest most humiliating 20 minutes of my life if I don't understand the questions/can't answer them anyway. At least with a written exam you're not face-to-face with the teacher who can look angry/disappointed/exasperated if you don't know stuff and/or say something stupid. I think it will be an exercise in trying not to cry for twenty minutes.

    What kind of stupid country has oral exams in the first place?!
    The Czech Republic? All the exams are oral. And then you have there a kind of examination I don't know how to translate (I doubt it actually exists in the English speaking world) for which you are marked either pass or fail - it's either a written test or attendance. As far as I know, there are marked written exams (literally "collogia") but they are rare. Our Italian lecturer said to us the majority of coursework in Italy is examined viva voce, too...
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    (Original post by Ivanka)
    The Czech Republic? All the exams are oral. And then you have there a kind of examination I don't know how to translate (I doubt it actually exists in the English speaking world) for which you are marked either pass or fail - it's either a written test or attendance. As far as I know, there are marked written exams (literally "collogia") but they are rare. Our Italian lecturer said to us the majority of coursework in Italy is examined viva voce, too...
    It was rhetorical And yes, I'm in Italy now so the exams here are oral. I still think it's a stupid system- totally easy and blaggable for the Italians, absolutely impossible and stressful for the foreigners *sigh*
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    (Original post by Lizia)
    It was rhetorical And yes, I'm in Italy now so the exams here are oral. I still think it's a stupid system- totally easy and blaggable for the Italians, absolutely impossible and stressful for the foreigners *sigh*
    So let's say this was a rhetorical answer (although my friend having studied English literature said to me he had never heard about it whereas I found it in my Czech textbook ). I thought you were in France because of the flag... :ninja:

    I agree with you, it's wierd and it might suit only those that feel comfortable about babbling. I'm so happy I'll never study in my home country again, I can't imagine undergoing it (we had these as our Maturita examinations - an equivalent of English A-levels). However, I'll spend my year abroad in a Spanish speaking country and I'm afraid that I'd encounter it either in Mexico or Spain...
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    Ah, I haven't changed my flag since I lived in France in 2008 :lol: Should definitely change that!

    From what I've heard, Spanish exams are all written. So don't worry
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    Signing a contract tomorrow, round the corner from the tube, bit dingy but sizeable enough, £412pcm inc all bills! Yeahhh.

    Now I just need to earn enough money to not starve...
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    I seriously hope it's somewhere like Leytonstone or I am a **** flat hunter.
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    Lulz it's in Tottenham, Seven Sisters.

    And, tbh, for rooms around there, not the best deal I could have got. But it's not bad.
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    I'm looking at PGCEs at the moment. Such a cliché languages student. I've found one that offers a PGCE primary with Italian specialism. But it's the only course of its kind in the country.

    Would that make me unique in a 'wow, not many of those around, let's hire her!" kind of way? Or a "no one wants one of those, why would you even bother with the course" kind of way?

    Any thoughts?
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    (Original post by Lizia)
    I'm looking at PGCEs at the moment. Such a cliché languages student. I've found one that offers a PGCE primary with Italian specialism. But it's the only course of its kind in the country.

    Would that make me unique in a 'wow, not many of those around, let's hire her!" kind of way? Or a "no one wants one of those, why would you even bother with the course" kind of way?

    Any thoughts?
    Surely you get the best of both worlds? It's primary so you're a generalist, but you also have a rare special skill that schools could be interested in?
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    I have to submit an essay to the Spanish and Latin American Department and I'd like to ask whether the hard copy has to be bound or not. The website doesn't say anything about this.
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    (Original post by littleshambles)
    Surely you get the best of both worlds? It's primary so you're a generalist, but you also have a rare special skill that schools could be interested in?
    Good point Can't rep you again, but thanks!

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    I have to submit an essay to the Spanish and Latin American Department and I'd like to ask whether the hard copy has to be bound or not. The website doesn't say anything about this.
    I'm not in that department, but I've never heard of anyone having to bind essays. You either need to staple or paperclip the pages together (I can't remember which, but the SELCS website should tell you).
 
 
 
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