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    (Original post by Lizia)
    I haven't been able to eat for about three weeks from exam stress. Upside of this is I lost 15lbs in a fortnight and I'm rambling drunk on on two mojitos. Score. :cool:

    Go out now! Be one of the losers who clings onto their erasmus experience for the next twenty years and refuses to take responsibility and grow the hell up. Not that the ESN people here are like that...

    Did you know in Italy, you can resit an exam up to ten times over the course of three years?! If I failed my exams now and was a real Italian who had to pass, I could keep retaking until 2014 :lol:
    That's a hell of a load of mojitos..

    Having a Roxy Christmas send off next week though, looking forward as much as you could possibly be. Alcohol withdrawal at uni suxxxxxx.
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    (Original post by kerily)
    Thankyou ever so much I realise I keep saying this, but it means an awful lot.

    Obviously I don't think it's going to matter very much if people complaining are members of the LGBT society or not, but if we were the only ones who minded and nobody else gave a toss, it wouldn't be as convincing as if people from a wide range of backgrounds cared
    It's come up on my facebook - other people mind too
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    It's come up on my facebook - other people mind too
    This is incredibly reassuring.

    The standard email everyone who complained has got in return is utter *******s too, but I can't even be bothered to go into it. Apparently Pi's having a meeting tomorrow morning in which they're going to throw the book at him, and I'm very, very glad.

    Of all the things I thought would have happened to me by Christmas in my first term, getting insulted in the official newspaper honestly was not something I imagined But I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it's insanity.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    That's a hell of a load of mojitos..

    Having a Roxy Christmas send off next week though, looking forward as much as you could possibly be. Alcohol withdrawal at uni suxxxxxx.
    I might join you, depending on when my bus finally gets into London. Haven't been to the Roxy in soooo long.


    Urgh, I sent an email on Monday afternoon stating that I was really struggling to cope with the year abroad and it was starting to affect my health, so could we arrange a meeting next week to speak in person. It's now Friday and she hasn't replied. I know she's busy and has a lot of emails to get through, but surely an issue like this merits a faster response than this? If only to put my mind at ease
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    (Original post by kerily)
    Repped. You are an absolute star :moon: I just... this will be approximately the ten billionth time I've gushed in such a way, but I'm completely taken aback (in a good way) by the reaction to this. There are so many people going out on a limb when they completely don't have to, just because they think it's the right thing to do, and it's amazing.

    (Do you know my real name, on grounds that I doubt 'kerily' would identify me properly? I can PM you it if you like. Unless you already know it )
    Guessing you've already seen this but in case nobody else had http://cheesegratermagazine.org/inve...r-resigns.html
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    Johnson wrote: “While I'm sorry [the UCLU LGBT Trans Rep] was offended, and will be speaking to him to apologise and explain that nothing was intended personally, I do think it would be inappropriate to treat LGBT Society with kid gloves or any less equally than we would treat any other society"

    Urgh, what a ****. Is he really that much of a moron that he can't see the difference between *****ing about a sports club for their behaviour and mocking just one individual for their identity?
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    (Original post by Lizia)
    Johnson wrote: “While I'm sorry [the UCLU LGBT Trans Rep] was offended, and will be speaking to him to apologise and explain that nothing was intended personally, I do think it would be inappropriate to treat LGBT Society with kid gloves or any less equally than we would treat any other society"

    Urgh, what a ****. Is he really that much of a moron that he can't see the difference between *****ing about a sports club for their behaviour and mocking just one individual for their identity?
    Apparently so :sigh:

    In any case, I do think it's different to mock the LGBT Society and, say, the Netball Society (presuming one exists ). The LGBT Society does run social events and the like, but we're also a safe space for anyone who identifies as non-heterosexual or non-cisgender, or is harassed because other people perceive them that way, regardless of whether that's true. Taking the mick out of the aftermath of some sort of drunken event would be fine, but taking the mick out of a support network, not so much.

    (Original post by sundogs)
    Guessing you've already seen this but in case nobody else had http://cheesegratermagazine.org/inve...r-resigns.html
    I'm sorry that it's had to come to a resignation (if only he'd just said 'oh god, I wrote a horrible article, I'm so sorry, and I'll educate myself in future!' then I don't think calls for his resignation would have been anywhere near as strong), but considering the situation and what Pi feels about the reputation of their paper, it seems like the only appropriate outcome.
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    That response he initially made was quite simply unbelievable. How dare he insult someone for being non-cis and defend it saying that we must respect his "distasteful" opinion.

    It's one thing to say "I don't understand non-cisness" which I would find bizarre enough seeing as the man finds himself in central London and amongst such a variety of cultures, identities, opinions and the like, but to openly insult someone for it.. you get my drift.

    Ashamed to say I attend the same university as that little prat.
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    What really annoys me is the ignorance. I mean sure people are homophobic, but these days they at least know enough to shut their mouths. When it comes to transgendered people though, I don't know it seems almost like wilful ignorance, like they're saying "oh come on, we can't ***** about gays anymore just let us have this".

    There was a thread a year or two ago on this site, about a trans man who became pregnant, and I swear to God the comments that ended up adding to over 10 pages... it was one of the mercifully few moments in which I genuinely felt let down by the human race.

    In unrelated news, dear Lord in heaven why won't this term just die already :nothing:
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    (Original post by paddy)
    In unrelated news, dear Lord in heaven why won't this term just die already :nothing:
    Yep, I have a funny feeling the last fortnight has intensified in terms of workload and whatnot. It really annoys me that I didn't have a chance to purchase a book my tutor had asked us to read, so now I have to order it through special delivery via Amazon and hand in a report on it (luckily not assessed). I feel I'm getting more disorganised, which is even worse given the fact I have to pack my stuff into three pieces of luggage and fly back home in four days (WTF, time flies so quickly!!!).
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    To register for exams here, Italians have to use a website and we erasmus have to email the faculty. People literally sign onto the website at midnight the day exams open to get an early number and avoid waiting round all day. I decided to be cheeky and email before the website opened for the Italian students so that I could maybe get a decent number around 10th or so, rather than email on the day and be miles down the list. Now I've received a confirmation of my number. I'm literally the first person to take the exam. Talk about karma.

    Logically, it's a good thing- sitting in the exam room for an extra hour or so wouldnt make any difference to my mark. But first is still scary!
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    (Original post by Lizia)
    To register for exams here, Italians have to use a website and we erasmus have to email the faculty. People literally sign onto the website at midnight the day exams open to get an early number and avoid waiting round all day. I decided to be cheeky and email before the website opened for the Italian students so that I could maybe get a decent number around 10th or so, rather than email on the day and be miles down the list. Now I've received a confirmation of my number. I'm literally the first person to take the exam. Talk about karma.

    Logically, it's a good thing- sitting in the exam room for an extra hour or so wouldnt make any difference to my mark. But first is still scary!
    Haha, I know what you're talking about, my friends in the Czech Republic undergo the same process and call it "a clicking game" One of them has just uploaded his status on FB to "A registration for an exam started a minute ago and thirty out of forty slots are already out..."
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    (Original post by Ivanka)
    Haha, I know what you're talking about, my friends in the Czech Republic undergo the same process and call it "a clicking game" One of them has just uploaded his status on FB to "A registration for an exam started a minute ago and thirty out of forty slots are already out..."
    Exactly. On the plus side, I now know how to cheat the system for next exam period
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    (Original post by Ivanka)
    Haha, I know what you're talking about, my friends in the Czech Republic undergo the same process and call it "a clicking game" One of them has just uploaded his status on FB to "A registration for an exam started a minute ago and thirty out of forty slots are already out..."
    I don't get it. Why does it matter what number you are?
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    I don't get it. Why does it matter what number you are?
    Well in that case it seems that there's a limited number of spaces. In Italy, basically everyone has to turn up at the appointed start time and sit there until their number is called (they're oral exams, so done one at a time). So while it doesn't technically matter what number you are, the smaller your number the less time sat twiddling your thumbs getting nervous/less risk of not being called until the next day if the exam overruns.
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    I don't get it. Why does it matter what number you are?
    Basically as Lizia explained. The sooner you register, the greater choice of when you want to examined as well. Besides, there is sometimes even an option of choice among teachers, so those that are favoured by students are likely to be oversubscribed. If you go to a Czech version of TSR, you'll find loads of threads like, "Which teacher is better for this exam?" Lol.
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    (Original post by Lizia)
    Well in that case it seems that there's a limited number of spaces. In Italy, basically everyone has to turn up at the appointed start time and sit there until their number is called (they're oral exams, so done one at a time). So while it doesn't technically matter what number you are, the smaller your number the less time sat twiddling your thumbs getting nervous/less risk of not being called until the next day if the exam overruns.
    oooh ok. I was assuming they're written exams, hence the confusion.
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    Bizarre end of term Roxy times. I ended up attaining pretty much the perfect level of drunkenness and was more or less out of it without memory loss/doing strange things.

    Friend wasn't so fortunate. On returning home to mine where he was staying since he's no longer a student, he not only broke one of my kitchen glasses and proceeded to vomit in the sink, but proceeded to stand up in the middle of my bedroom at 5.30 am, whip his old boy out and start urinating on his sleeping bag.

    For how drunk I still was, I was astonished.
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    Arriving to the Czech Republic in twenty-four hours...
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    UCL website states that the accommodation is guaranteed only to those who firm it. Does it mean there is no guarantee that those who choose UCL as insurance get an accommodation? Is there any way to ensure this – how was this dealt in the past? Is it possible to pay for the accommodation upfront even though it is insurance and then in the worst case scenario loose the deposit or whatever .. how does it work? Thanks for the help.
 
 
 
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