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    (Original post by kerily)
    Page 18 is basically an entire page of Quotes From Me :awesome: I feel famous!
    Yeah. The girl that wrote that article is on my course. Frequently find other course friends in the Pi Mag as well!
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    Exams are over tomorrow :woo:
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    Yeah. The girl that wrote that article is on my course. Frequently find other course friends in the Pi Mag as well!
    I don't actually know what she studies - maybe English? - so that tells me little I see people I know in there too! Not course friends (maths students don't tend to do much writing ) but people from societies and the like. It's a surprisingly small world, really.
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    (Original post by kerily)
    I don't actually know what she studies - maybe English? - so that tells me little I see people I know in there too! Not course friends (maths students don't tend to do much writing ) but people from societies and the like. It's a surprisingly small world, really.
    French. Studying French at degree level correlates with a desire to write but inversely correlates with a desire to write in French. :ahee:
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    (Original post by kerily)
    Page 18 is basically an entire page of Quotes From Me :awesome: I feel famous!
    Just read the article; very thought-provoking (for me, because I am admittedly slightly ignorant on the subject! But now feel more informed) and I'm very glad you got the chance to express yourself properly after the horrible comments made in the last issue.
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    (Original post by Inner Poise)
    Just read the article; very thought-provoking (for me, because I am admittedly slightly ignorant on the subject! But now feel more informed) and I'm very glad you got the chance to express yourself properly after the horrible comments made in the last issue.
    I basically wrote half of it I got sent a load of questions and wrote a load of replies, and then it was made into an article. So luckily I agree totally with its content. Plus the unreserved apology below doesn't exactly go amiss

    Don't worry, the vast majority of people are slightly ignorant on the topic I'm hoping it was informative, though. Do you think it was pitched at the right level for people who know precisely nothing about trans issues? I tried to avoid using specialist language as much as I could, but I often forget that I've spent years reading up on this stuff and most people haven't
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    I thought it was an interesting article.

    I did find it slightly odd how you say you've asked your tutors to refer to you by a different name (and hand in coursework), but at no point did you refer to yourself (well, they refer to you) by your preferred name, or even... mention it. You were Tom throughout.
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    (Original post by gumball)
    I thought it was an interesting article.

    I did find it slightly odd how you say you've asked your tutors to refer to you by a different name (and hand in coursework), but at no point did you refer to yourself (well, they refer to you) by your preferred name, or even... mention it. You were Tom throughout.
    I haven't read the article (can't find it online, and I'm never at the main campus) but I assume his preferred name is Tom if they've called him that. :lolwut: Should probably let Kerily confirm that though :P
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    (Original post by kerily)
    I basically wrote half of it I got sent a load of questions and wrote a load of replies, and then it was made into an article. So luckily I agree totally with its content. Plus the unreserved apology below doesn't exactly go amiss

    Don't worry, the vast majority of people are slightly ignorant on the topic I'm hoping it was informative, though. Do you think it was pitched at the right level for people who know precisely nothing about trans issues? I tried to avoid using specialist language as much as I could, but I often forget that I've spent years reading up on this stuff and most people haven't
    Yeah, I think it was. I had to check what cisgender meant, but I've just seen it was defined at the beginning of the article :o: I mean, I don't know any transgender people personally, so it was nice to have a personal insight.

    I think the issue of the naming of toilets is really interesting; it's something most people just take for granted, but everyone needs that sense of privacy. It's a shame something as basic and everyday as that can make you uncomfortable, so I'm glad they're taking steps to help you and other trans students. And I'm glad you've been accepted by your tutors etc.
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    (Original post by gumball)
    I thought it was an interesting article.

    I did find it slightly odd how you say you've asked your tutors to refer to you by a different name (and hand in coursework), but at no point did you refer to yourself (well, they refer to you) by your preferred name, or even... mention it. You were Tom throughout.
    Yes. That's because my name is Tom! Tom is my preferred name. Hence why I get people to refer to me by it. (Fun fact: not every transition is from male to female.)

    (Original post by ily_em)
    I haven't read the article (can't find it online, and I'm never at the main campus) but I assume his preferred name is Tom if they've called him that. :lolwut: Should probably let Kerily confirm that though :P
    Exactly this :yep:

    My name is Tom (it's soon to become Tom legally, but that involves getting a new passport, and I can't afford the £70 at the moment ) and that's why I'm referred to as Tom throughout.

    (Original post by Inner Poise)
    Yeah, I think it was. I had to check what cisgender meant, but I've just seen it was defined at the beginning of the article :o: I mean, I don't know any transgender people personally, so it was nice to have a personal insight.

    I think the issue of the naming of toilets is really interesting; it's something most people just take for granted, but everyone needs that sense of privacy. It's a shame something as basic and everyday as that can make you uncomfortable, so I'm glad they're taking steps to help you and other trans students. And I'm glad you've been accepted by your tutors etc.
    You may know transgender people personally and just not know about it But I'm the only person at UCL who's actually out as trans, as far as I know, so there we go.

    The toilet thing is an issue, because I want to be able to use public toilets I mean, as I said in the article, I get funny looks in the women's toilets, but I also get funny looks in the men's... and I want to be able to use the toilets in public, basically, because like everyone else, I occasionally need to do so. The good news is that they should be sorting this out sometime soon :yep:

    I'm stunned that I've been accepted by my tutors, not gonna lie! But it's basically a non-issue
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    (Original post by kerily)
    Yes. That's because my name is Tom! Tom is my preferred name. Hence why I get people to refer to me by it. (Fun fact: not every transition is from male to female.)



    Exactly this :yep:

    My name is Tom (it's soon to become Tom legally, but that involves getting a new passport, and I can't afford the £70 at the moment ) and that's why I'm referred to as Tom throughout.



    You may know transgender people personally and just not know about it But I'm the only person at UCL who's actually out as trans, as far as I know, so there we go.

    The toilet thing is an issue, because I want to be able to use public toilets I mean, as I said in the article, I get funny looks in the women's toilets, but I also get funny looks in the men's... and I want to be able to use the toilets in public, basically, because like everyone else, I occasionally need to do so. The good news is that they should be sorting this out sometime soon :yep:

    I'm stunned that I've been accepted by my tutors, not gonna lie! But it's basically a non-issue
    You should come to Chandler House! Unfortunately it's not that close to the main campus (well a 10 minute walk, close to Russell Square :p:). It's the linguistics/ speech sciences department and was refurbished a few years ago. All of the toilets are unisex :yep:
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    (Original post by kerily)
    You may know transgender people personally and just not know about it But I'm the only person at UCL who's actually out as trans, as far as I know, so there we go.

    The toilet thing is an issue, because I want to be able to use public toilets I mean, as I said in the article, I get funny looks in the women's toilets, but I also get funny looks in the men's... and I want to be able to use the toilets in public, basically, because like everyone else, I occasionally need to do so. The good news is that they should be sorting this out sometime soon :yep:

    I'm stunned that I've been accepted by my tutors, not gonna lie! But it's basically a non-issue
    Really??!!
    I guess you're right, I might know people who are transgender who haven't told me :ninja: Like I said, glad the toilet issue is becoming resolved
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    (Original post by Inner Poise)
    Really??!!
    I guess you're right, I might know people who are transgender who haven't told me :ninja: Like I said, glad the toilet issue is becoming resolved
    Sadly yes. I mean, a couple more people have contacted me now that I'm very obviously and openly trans, but to my knowledge, I am legitimately the only person who's completely out about it. This is in a university of what, 24,000 students? So I really won't be the only one

    (Original post by ily_em)
    You should come to Chandler House! Unfortunately it's not that close to the main campus (well a 10 minute walk, close to Russell Square :p:). It's the linguistics/ speech sciences department and was refurbished a few years ago. All of the toilets are unisex :yep:
    :love: Obviously I should!

    I practically live in UCLU (not just for drinking purposes, it's also where my department is, honest...) so I'm most bothered about there, for purely selfish reasons
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    You should come to Chandler House! Unfortunately it's not that close to the main campus (well a 10 minute walk, close to Russell Square :p:). It's the linguistics/ speech sciences department and was refurbished a few years ago. All of the toilets are unisex :yep:
    There's unisex toilets in Anatomy too, right near the front entrance!
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    Should come to Max Rayne. We got two unisex toilets in a corridor, with added features. One will send it's intake back out at you, so you don't have you worry about losing it down the drain, and the other one has collapsed so many times it's using bent pieces of door to bolt it to the wall, and a piece of string tied round a curtain hook in place of a lock.

    I have to ask, people of Astor, are all the lower rent places this ****ty, or just us? Is it the influence of Camden?
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    Should come to Max Rayne. We got two unisex toilets in a corridor, with added features. One will send it's intake back out at you, so you don't have you worry about losing it down the drain, and the other one has collapsed so many times it's using bent pieces of door to bolt it to the wall, and a piece of string tied round a curtain hook in place of a lock.

    I have to ask, people of Astor, are all the lower rent places this ****ty, or just us? Is it the influence of Camden?
    Astor's always been a special case. My first-year musings at why the hell Astor was cheaper than Schafer etc, when it was closer to college and on more expensive land, were confirmed with a visit. Not great.

    When I was a fresher the exception to the ****tiness was Hawkridge. I got put there, t'was a bus ride in and full of postgrads but the plushest halls ever. Three bathrooms for six people, massive recently refurbished rooms (mine was a ten-storey-high south-facing room, imagine the view!) all for £90 a week. In March I thought about reapplying, and stopped when I found out the rent had risen to £120. I promptly found a house in Somers Town, about a fifth of the distance from college for the same rent :awesome:
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    £120 a week?! I need to look into this.
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    I was in Campbell House and it wasn't ****ty at all.
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    At my wits' end with SELCS
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    What have they done now? I'm pretty close to snapping myself.

    They're still giving completely contradictory answers to people who ask if we have to pass exams to have 'successfully completed' the courses. Apparently tons of people in France have failed exams and been told it doesn't matter, yet I know of people who've mailed in the last week asking and been told we have to pass. :mad:
 
 
 
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