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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-15 12:36:56 Reply

What Dean said, high school is where you get your well roundedness, University is where you specialise in what you would hopefully like to make a career out of, so filling it up with irrelevant classes just puts you behind on your actual subject.

How long is the standard American course anyway?

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-15 14:44:04 Reply

I can't wait to graduate... and I still have 3 semesters to go (not counting the one I'm finishing up now).


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-15 22:24:32 Reply

At 11/15/11 02:08 PM, AngryBombshell wrote: That's actually grad school where you go on to get a professional degree and licensure. It's another 4-5 years tacked onto to college that not everyone has money for.

Wait so you're telling me that Americans don't even leave College with a proper degree?

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-16 01:53:45 Reply

I go to college, nothing like the good old college. Talk about college all day, weed and college erryday

High school is so shit, never learned anything in high school.

Love my college professors, college is everything and its all I ever talk about these days.

Yes good old college indeed.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-20 11:45:04 Reply

Taking 19 credits (the maximum)... again. Being a music major sucks.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-21 08:28:39 Reply

At 11/21/11 06:08 AM, Ejit wrote: Stats exam...forgot calculator

Poor Ejit. You've not had much luck this semester, have you? In the event that you do happen to forget a calculator, can't you ask for one? I don't think it's something they like having to do, but surly in the event that someone did mistakenly forget to bring a calculator they'd have some to lend you.

I have most of my coursework done now. I even submitted one piece 5 days before the deadline which isn't like me at all. It meant that I got a four day weekend as a result though, which is always worth it. Now I just have some demonstrations to do, documentation to write up and a presentation to give next week.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-23 18:27:49 Reply

SWEET! My timetable for next semester seems to have been uploaded early. I get Fridays off, so that means a three day weekend. This is pretty awesome news. I just hope that this isn't a draft timetable that eventually gets changed. I've still never seen a draft timetable be changed yet though, so fingers crossed.

In other news, tomorrow I have the last of my coursework demonstrations to do. Next week sometime I have a presentation to give and some group work to hand in. After that I'm essentially a free man until December 5th, which is when my exams start.

How's the revision going folks?


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-23 19:03:01 Reply

At 11/20/11 12:39 AM, agustana wrote: I'm out for winter break until January.

So jelly. I have classes until December 15th.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-23 19:28:09 Reply

At 11/23/11 07:03 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 11/20/11 12:39 AM, agustana wrote: I'm out for winter break until January.
So jelly. I have classes until December 15th.

Yeah, I'm not done until the 16th.

Then again, I didn't go back until the middle of October. I do 10 week terms, and this week is my 7th. Only get 3 weeks off for Christmas, too. I get 5 at Easter, and 18 over the summer.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-23 23:20:17 Reply

At 11/23/11 07:28 PM, TheMaster wrote:
At 11/23/11 07:03 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 11/20/11 12:39 AM, agustana wrote: I'm out for winter break until January.
So jelly. I have classes until December 15th.
Yeah, I'm not done until the 16th.

Then again, I didn't go back until the middle of October. I do 10 week terms, and this week is my 7th. Only get 3 weeks off for Christmas, too. I get 5 at Easter, and 18 over the summer.

I break up on the 16th and get 3 at Christmas, 4 at Easter and 16 at summer, as well as 2 reading weeks. Still loads of holiday compared to school obviously but seems like I'm short compared to you guys.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-24 11:15:45 Reply

I knew my new timetable was too good to be true. One class doesn't finish until 5:15pm, my bus leaves at 5:05pm. It's about a 10 minute walk to the bus, so I'll have to either ask the lecturer if I can just keep leaving early on those days or I'll be skipping that class altogether. Either way, it's not an ideal situation.

It's not like I can just get another bus either. This is the only bus I could take without having to spend about £10 per trip on public buses.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-24 15:10:52 Reply

I lived with coursemates, glad I did, it was all great. Full of piss-ups, movie nights, etc, etc, great fun. Don't worry too much about "what would they be like to live with" cos thats hard to judge, just chose your best friends. Also coursemates are good because you share deadlines etc. Nothing worse than someone wanting to party when you have a 9am next morning


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-24 15:31:30 Reply

At 11/24/11 02:31 PM, Ejit wrote: For 2nd years and up, how early did you sort out your living arrangements during the first year, and who did/are you liv(e)/(ing) with? Any general advice?

Like a month before the start of my second year. Shitty flat by myself.

For 3rd year I moved in with 2 friends who had just had their previous housemate move out so there wasn't a time frame since they were already renting the house.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-24 18:18:57 Reply

Also didn't notice you asked about timeframe. Ask second or third years. It, as far as I can tell, varies from place to place. In most places you will end up looking around december-jan. However, if you're in a reasonably student-y area, you should NEVER panic and get a contract with a house you don't want because you think you'll run out of time. There will always be plenty of accomodation available, more will be released throughout the year, even if the main mass could be over.

So yeah.

In birmingham it was december-feb, but could be whenever. I know a friend of mine at Imperial didn't start looking until june, and found a place mid-july.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-24 23:24:23 Reply

At 11/24/11 02:31 PM, Ejit wrote: For 2nd years and up, how early did you sort out your living arrangements during the first year, and who did/are you liv(e)/(ing) with? Any general advice?

I'm in the same position as you but atm it looks like I'll probably be moving into a house with a few hallmates, cause we seem to get along pretty well. Round here they'll be releasing the student housing list sometime in January, and we'll inevitably be there at like 6AM to book viewings for the best places.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-25 13:24:47 Reply

So UCL is gonna be swapping to a GPA system which is really uncool cause it means I won't get a first/2.1, Ill get like 3.2/4 or some shit.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-28 23:09:10 Reply

So yeah, after this week, I'll have class next week, and then finals the week after. Where the fuck did this semester go?


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-29 07:25:52 Reply

At 11/29/11 07:02 AM, Ejit wrote: That sounds odd. Is it just UCL or the whole UoL? Surely a lot of UK employers won't really know how to interpret a GPA grade. I can see why they might want to get rid of the 1st, 2:1, 2:2 stuff but I don't see how GPAs make much more sense, surely a percentage would make just as much sense.

Just UCL, they're looking to 'lead the way'. I imagine most sizeable employers will understand GPA since they must have some American applicants.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-29 10:33:41 Reply

At 11/25/11 11:59 AM, Ejit wrote:
At 11/24/11 11:15 AM, Dean wrote: It's not like I can just get another bus either. This is the only bus I could take without having to spend about £10 per trip on public buses.
Are there other groups in your year that you could try to get lumped into for that one class?

I don't quite get what you mean by that. Care to clarify?


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-29 13:43:17 Reply

At 11/29/11 11:56 AM, Ejit wrote: As in, is it a seminar type class where there are several groups within the year with different timetable slots?

Oh, right. Well, no, sadly not. We're only timetabled for 2 hours per week of that class which is why I think skipping 1 of them every week would be bad. Hopefully the lecturer is understanding and will let me leave early, although I'll still be missing just under half of the lesson.

Exam was horribly difficult, and I found out I was terribly mistaken in thinking we didn't have any more exams for 2 weeks. Oh well!

Oh well. At least you have vodka now, right?


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-29 15:51:57 Reply

At 11/24/11 11:15 AM, Dean wrote: It's not like I can just get another bus either. This is the only bus I could take without having to spend about £10 per trip on public buses.

You mean, you don't get something like a semester ticket for public transport?

I get one of those and it just kicks ass. Ok, it's expensive as fuck. About half of what I have to pay what we call "Semesterbeitrag" (I didn't find any translation. I think "semester fee" comes close... I also have to pay tuition fees, but that's a different thing) - about 250 Euros - is spent on the semester ticket. But at least I can use the public transportation system in my city whenever I want.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-29 16:32:46 Reply

At 11/29/11 03:51 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 11/24/11 11:15 AM, Dean wrote: It's not like I can just get another bus either. This is the only bus I could take without having to spend about £10 per trip on public buses.
You mean, you don't get something like a semester ticket for public transport?

Not supplied by the university. We can buy a pass from the bus companies that would make things work out cheaper if you're using their buses a lot. I'd only be using it once a week, so it's not worth the money. Plus, I'd be needing to take two separate buses run by two separate companies, so it would be a pretty pointless thing for me to buy.

The bus that I currently use is free because it's owned by the university, but its drawback is that it only arrives at 9am and leaves at 5pm. This obviously means that if my class ends after 5, I can't get a free bus home.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-29 20:08:16 Reply

So latest in my flat's prank war, we stole one of the guys door to his room while he was at the pub, and he brought a girl back. She ended up leaving and boy was he pissed. Much lulz were had.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-29 23:19:44 Reply

At 11/29/11 08:08 PM, SomaGuye wrote: So latest in my flat's prank war, we stole one of the guys door to his room while he was at the pub, and he brought a girl back. She ended up leaving and boy was he pissed. Much lulz were had.

The best we had was some random guy leaving a trail of wieners down our hallway last year. I don't know how many hot dogs they wasted, but whatever, it was their loss. It was interesting to open the door and see that, though.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-12-10 19:19:58 Reply

Right now, it looks like I'll end with two A's, possibly three, a B (possibly the A), and a C, but... meh. Even with that C, I'll still end my first semester with a solid GPA.

Though more interestingly, at another community college my friend goes to, there's a lecture his business prof. is giving. He's offering three hundred dollars to anyone who can tell him, after sitting through the entire lecture, that they didn't enjoy it. He's given this lecture for ten years at the end of the semester, and a single person has yet to take him up on the offer. This is gonna be good.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-12-11 16:53:54 Reply

omg three exams this weeks and I've done no work and have no clue what's going on in my courses ahhhhhhh.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-12-11 18:55:39 Reply

So yeah, finals week. Tuesday I have an exam in English, and my programming course in C++. Shouldn't be too hard. Thursday I have an exam in Principals of Macroeconomics, and on Friday, Principals of Financial Accounting. Honestly, they are the only ones I'll really need to brush up on, and since they're at the end of the week, I'll have a sufficient amount of time to study for them, which is nice.

It really won't be that hard, it's just a matter of, you know, actually studying. It should be surprisingly laid back this semester, which is fine by me.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-12-11 19:18:27 Reply

Hey people! I'd like to join :) I would like to know if there is anybody living in Montreal or studying in Montreal in here. Anybody?

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Response to College Life Club 2011-12-13 14:52:12 Reply

I seem to have done less studying than usual this year and I think it will show when my results are given to me. Admittedly, I have found the modules this semester to be a fair bit harder than anything I've previously sat. Hopefully I won't have failed any of the exams but the AI exam in particular has me feeling a little dubious.

Last exam tomorrow though. It's at a later time than I'm used to. 4:30pm - 6:30pm. Can't wait until it's out the way so that I can catch up on all the video games I've not had a chance to play through during semester time.

At 12/11/11 07:18 PM, HeavenDuff wrote: Hey people! I'd like to join :)

Oh hai. Will be nice to see someone different in here for a change. Feels like it's always generally the same select few of us that post in here with the odd exception.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-12-14 14:37:26 Reply

I'd like to join, I'm living in the UK and I'm studying to become a Primary Teacher. Just thought I'd say hi!