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    http://crumpler.co.uk/?categroy=Lapt...cts&category=2

    They're made really well, really waterproof and high quality and they have loads of pockets and the like. I like the cheesy disco one. :coma:
    My god they're expensive!!!

    But I suppose it's worth it if they last a long time :yep:
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    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    I was just buying my crockery and plates etc., and I've now got square bowls! They just look so awesome. :awesome:
    I should probably buy some of that stuff :p: Don't know where to start though!

    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    I ended up just recording both of them as I felt I was too knackered to give it the attention it deserved. If I manage to sort everything out I've got to do today and have a spare couple of hours I may watch it this afternoon. :awesome:
    Fair enough, United 93 was pretty good, I watched it :p: Forgot about how depressing the story itself would be though :erm:


    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    You should, they're well worth the investment. Once you've spent a bit of time with one you'll wonder how you could ever go back to a clunky old Windows leviathan.

    Most of the Bond films are pretty dire, in fairness. The only old one I'd say is a classic in it's own right is from Russia with Love, and that's just awesome. Goldfinger was alright, and a couple of others, but mostly they're just shocking - in particular the Roger Moore ones. He plays the character as this funny man with one-liners and quips, but the producers decided he wasn't dangerous enough so they just shoehorn in some peculiar scenes of him snapping people's necks, which really doesn't work. And Moonraker remains to this day the worst film I have ever watched.

    The first time I watched QoS in the cinema I came out thinking it was terrible. But I watched it again recently and it's not all that bad. The plot is a bit flimsy, but the action works pretty well and there are some pretty tense scenes (although nothing that could match the sheer brilliance of the torture scene in Casino Royale). It's not a classic by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not dreadful.
    haha I'll keep that in mind for when I have money and need a new computer :p:

    Fair point :p: I don't recall enough to be able to give a good opinion on them :p:

    Ah I see, well I've only seen it once and that was in a cinema. So if I watch it again it might be alright as I would have a completely different expectation of what it would be. I wouldn't buy it on dvd though :p:


    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    I think I got around £200 knocked off my laptop, and a free Touch. Not to mention something like 75% off Applecare. Apple have some amazing discounts for students, it's very good.
    That's a hefty saving :yep:

    I want a new ipod...not sure whether I would go for a new 16gb Nano or go for a Touch? The main problem for me is that the Touch would be rather large to carry around, but then again I almost always have a bag with me :p: Quite a bit more expensive also I think... If my loan ever comes through I may have to invest some of it into a new ipod :ninja:
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    (Original post by scaryhair)
    Oooh how is it going, apart from lack of ******* feelage? :p:
    Quite well actually

    Though it's still freshers week so I haven't really done anything interesting yet

    I haven't even been in the medical school since I got here:p:

    And last night I got to see Bradley from S club 7:woo:
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    Question for everyone here :p:

    What have you bought for so far/going to get for uni?

    I have no idea what I should be getting :p:

    Also is it worth thinking about getting a Stethoscope right now? :erm:
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    (Original post by FFCrusader)
    Question for everyone here :p:

    What have you bought for so far/going to get for uni?

    I have no idea what I should be getting :p:

    Also is it worth thinking about getting a Stethoscope right now? :erm:
    Going to get textbooks + stationery
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    (Original post by FFCrusader)
    Question for everyone here :p:

    What have you bought for so far/going to get for uni?

    I have no idea what I should be getting :p:

    Also is it worth thinking about getting a Stethoscope right now? :erm:
    I am buying clothes and a new phone. I have already bought myself the whole black tie do up and have a suit as well. Otherwise I am buying nothing until I get there, as I will be getting my core texts anyways from the college and any other texts I want can be lent from the library, or bought when I am there.

    I got a stethoscope as a present for my results even though I wont be using it til 4th year. Its really cool and has my name on it If your course is integrated then take advantage of the BMA offer for getting a steth for cheeper or check out the internet
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    (Original post by FFCrusader)
    Question for everyone here :p:

    What have you bought for so far/going to get for uni?

    I have no idea what I should be getting :p:

    Also is it worth thinking about getting a Stethoscope right now? :erm:
    I've got a few textbooks, stationary, new clothes, kitchen stuff...lots, basically!
    I'm going to get a steth when I get up there, check which one is the best for med students and then use the BMA offer
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    (Original post by scaryhair)
    I've got a few textbooks, stationary, new clothes, kitchen stuff...lots, basically!
    I'm going to get a steth when I get up there, check which one is the best for med students and then use the BMA offer
    Apparently the one to get is the Littman II, which coincidentally is what the BMA includes in their offer.


    I've got clothes, kitchen stuff, bedding and thats about it tbh. What else do I need other than stationary?
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    Wait, what textbooks has everyone bought? Do we really need to buy them from now? :confused:
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    (Original post by Degausser)
    Apparently the one to get is the Littman II, which coincidentally is what the BMA includes in their offer.


    I've got clothes, kitchen stuff, bedding and thats about it tbh. What else do I need other than stationary?
    You may need to get things like white labcoats (:awesome:) - we got a letter saying we need two and a pair of safety googles for the dissection lab! But that sort of thing will probably become more obvious when we get there
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    (Original post by !MEna)
    Wait, what textbooks has everyone bought? Do we really need to buy them from now? :confused:
    I get mine given to me, but that aside I was told in general that you wait until you get there and see what you want/need and what suits you
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    (Original post by !MEna)
    Wait, what textbooks has everyone bought? Do we really need to buy them from now? :confused:
    No, a lot of people say wait until you get there, but I got this package: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Essential-Me...9944662&sr=1-2 a few months ago, because it was really cheap then - around £90.
    Plus I was given the anatomy coloring book for my birthday, and I recently got a second hand "Sociology as applied to Medicine" as Newcastle want you to read that one.
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    (Original post by scaryhair)
    You may need to get things like white labcoats (:awesome:) - we got a letter saying we need two and a pair of safety googles for the dissection lab! But that sort of thing will probably become more obvious when we get there
    Oooh :teeth: I think Ill wait till I get there for those things though, but exciting still I haven't been told anything yet. Haven't even been given a welcome pack :dontknow:
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    Today has not been a very healthy day :sad:

    Tomorrow will be different :yep:

    Sorry I can't help with the textbooks, but if anyone wants to know which history books they should get then i'm here to help :p:
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    (Original post by Degausser)
    Oooh :teeth: I think Ill wait till I get there for those things though, but exciting still I haven't been told anything yet. Haven't even been given a welcome pack :dontknow:
    Yeah, I'm waiting cos they included a flyer about a cheap shop up there that sells that kind of stuff. I got my welcome pack about a week ago But I think I'm starting a little earlier than most of you guys.
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    (Original post by normalothercitrusfruit)
    My god they're expensive!!!

    But I suppose it's worth it if they last a long time :yep:
    I know somebody who's had their bag for 14 years, so in the long run they're probably pretty cost effective. They do seem like such a hefty layout though...

    (Original post by FFCrusader)
    I should probably buy some of that stuff :p: Don't know where to start though!
    Go to Wilkinsons, it's like a nirvana for cheap stuff. :awesome:

    Fair enough, United 93 was pretty good, I watched it :p: Forgot about how depressing the story itself would be though :erm:
    Awesome, you watched it! I'll probably watch it tonight and I'll let you know what I think.

    Fair point :p: I don't recall enough to be able to give a good opinion on them :p:

    Ah I see, well I've only seen it once and that was in a cinema. So if I watch it again it might be alright as I would have a completely different expectation of what it would be. I wouldn't buy it on dvd though :p:
    Oh yeah, I certainly wouldn't get it on DVD.

    That's a hefty saving :yep:

    I want a new ipod...not sure whether I would go for a new 16gb Nano or go for a Touch? The main problem for me is that the Touch would be rather large to carry around, but then again I almost always have a bag with me :p: Quite a bit more expensive also I think... If my loan ever comes through I may have to invest some of it into a new ipod :ninja:
    It depends what you want it for. If you just want something to play music, then go for the nano. If you want something you can use as an organiser, a portable games machine, a web browser and a video player as well, then it's worth investing a bit more and going for the touch (technically you could also play movies on the nano, but if you were to try and watch anything for a considerable amount of time on that tiny screen you may regret it).

    Also, don't be put off by getting a Touch with reduced storage compared to what you have. It's no trouble at all to sync it and change it around compared to your moods. I only have an 8GB one but around 80 combined gigabytes of videos on my iTunes, and it works fine. If I wake up one morning and decide I'm in a Lost mood, I can just whack it on there.

    (Original post by FFCrusader)
    Question for everyone here :p:

    What have you bought for so far/going to get for uni?

    I have no idea what I should be getting :p:

    Also is it worth thinking about getting a Stethoscope right now? :erm:
    So far I have some clothes, some bedding, a laptop and now some crockery. I still need to get a new phone, the inevitable horde of stationery, some more clothes (suits and boring stuff), and probably some other bits and bobs I haven't thought of yet. Oh, and I need a gown and a cap, but I'm going to get that on Freshers' week.

    There's no point in me buying a stethoscope yet, as I highly doubt I'll need one for some time, but I don't know about Barts. It might be worth waiting till freshers' and asking a student there?
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    (Original post by Degausser)
    Oooh :teeth: I think Ill wait till I get there for those things though, but exciting still I haven't been told anything yet. Haven't even been given a welcome pack :dontknow:
    I got an email telling me to collect it on the 5th. 2 days after I arrive :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by scaryhair)
    No, a lot of people say wait until you get there, but I got this package: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Essential-Me...9944662&sr=1-2 a few months ago, because it was really cheap then - around £90.
    Plus I was given the anatomy coloring book for my birthday, and I recently got a second hand "Sociology as applied to Medicine" as Newcastle want you to read that one.
    What's the colouring book like?
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    I got an email telling me to collect it on the 5th. 2 days after I arrive :rolleyes:
    :laugh: Thats helpful. Whats it going to say, "A belated welcome to you!"?

    (Original post by scaryhair)
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    When do you go? The 19th?
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    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    What's the colouring book like?
    It looks really good. The drawings are detailed but clear, and labelled well. The book is divided into chapters by subject matter, and only one side of each page is printed on so you don't have trouble with pens 'bleeding' or anything. There's usually a couple of illustrations on each page, the same thing but at different rotations, during movement, or different layers of anatomy. It looks like it'll be a fun way to revise anatomy Plus you can get it for £14 on amazon at the moment :p:
 
 
 
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