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Freshers 2006!!!!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    GoodFella wrote:
    I guess once i get there i'll know. Saw an old mate whos back from uni for the summer today, says he's already in debt after his first year. Says he spent about £20/30 a day. But i guess everyones different.

    Anyway im not gonna bother worrying about money, just gonna have a good time! :D


    course he's gonna be in debt. there's that thing called the student loan!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    migpilot wrote:
    I haven't decided where I am going yet!!
    I am struggling between a Civil Eng Degree at UEL (University of East London) and Psychosocial Sciences Degree at the UEA (University of East Anglia).

    Freshers is gonna be awesome and will be my 3rd one!!

    BTW I hate bloody ASTON, too many flippin speed cameras!

    Luckily i don't drive then :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can't wait to get back to student life next year after my year out in industry. It's been a great year, but think I'm not excited at being able to see the end of studies and the end of really a sector of my life.

    I'm also strangely enough looking forward to the challenge of my final year disseration and the stress and hard work that will bring with it. However, I've got to remember to not let having the person I love 100 miles away distract me from the end goals and getting the standard of degree I'm capable of. All in all it's gonna be an interesting year.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kazbo wrote:
    I'm also strangely enough looking forward to the challenge of my final year disseration and the stress and hard work that will bring with it.


    same here. though i know it'll be a different story in a few months...:lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    GoodFella wrote:
    So would getting a job in your first year be a good idea?
    I'm not totally certain what to advise here. On the one hand, there are money matters and quite a few students simply couldn't survive without the extra money. On the other, if you start doing too much work, it could distract from your studies. I'd describe it as a necessary evil.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    On the matter of finance ... has anyone got there student finance stuff back, like how much your gonna get etc? I've been waiting quite a while and haven't had anything back yet, on the website it tells me my application is "awaiting to be processed".
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    GoodFella wrote:
    On the matter of finance ... has anyone got there student finance stuff back, like how much your gonna get etc? I've been waiting quite a while and haven't had anything back yet, on the website it tells me my application is "awaiting to be processed".


    i've had mine back yeh. but it depends on your lea and when you sent yours off.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    GoodFella wrote:
    So would getting a job in your first year be a good idea?

    I was thinking of maybe leaving it for a few months, just to settle in first and enjoy myself for abit and then see what my money situations like.
    Absolutely.
    I'd be bankrupt after one year if it wasn't for my job.

    Dont leave it too long though or they'll be nowt.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh how one simple letter can get you excited! Just had another letter, just saying i need to send some photos for my campus card. Im excited by that! How sad :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    GoodFella wrote:
    Oh how one simple letter can get you excited! Just had another letter, just saying i need to send some photos for my campus card. Im excited by that! How sad :p

    Mate, I got excited over a reading list. :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Meh, enjoy it while you can you whipper snappers. It's all downhill from here.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Meh, enjoy it while you can you whipper snappers. It's all downhill from here.

    Lies. It's uphill til it peaks at Freshers, then it's gradually downhill til it plummets at the first deadline. Whatever 'it' is. :yes:

    Today I got a letter confirming that I haven't requested a room in halls.

    I have.

    I did not get excited by this. :no:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had a gay letter come through today as well. About my student finance ... they won't let me put under a gap year student meaning i have to pay the more expensive fees. Cunts.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    GoodFella wrote:
    Oh how one simple letter can get you excited! Just had another letter, just saying i need to send some photos for my campus card. Im excited by that! How sad :p
    Don't remind me. I'm going for a haircut tomorrow or Tuesday, and then gotta take pictures afterwards to send off for both my student card and Young Persons Railcard. Surely I can't keep up this blatant cynicism forever...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stargalaxy wrote:
    Don't remind me. I'm going for a haircut tomorrow or Tuesday, and then gotta take pictures afterwards to send off for both my student card and Young Persons Railcard. Surely I can't keep up this blatant cynicism forever...

    Oh yeah crap, thanks for reminding me. Must get that sorted tomorrow :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    GoodFella wrote:
    Oh yeah crap, thanks for reminding me. Must get that sorted tomorrow :thumb:
    It's a widely-accepted law that nearly everyone looks like a total lemon in any picture that is passport-sized. I, for instance, on my provisional drivers licence, look like I've just murdered 500 people.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My brother has the funniest one. He does look like a terrorist on his.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    GoodFella wrote:
    My brother has the funniest one. He does look like a terrorist on his.
    Give it a few weeks, everyone in your flat at halls will probably be looking at each other's cards and laughing in unison.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stargalaxy wrote:
    It's a widely-accepted law that nearly everyone looks like a total lemon in any picture that is passport-sized. I, for instance, on my provisional drivers licence, look like I've just murdered 500 people.

    So glad I'm not the only who looks terrible in passport photos...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote:
    So glad I'm not the only who looks terrible in passport photos...
    The rules on how you can look in a passport photo, such as not being allowed to smile, having to have a white background and others, mean that one only has limited scope to look their normal sexy selves. Or so I was told by the passport office.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm so jealous of everyone who's starting this year :( I just finished my degree at UEA, i wish i was going to be a fresher again!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my friend looks like a porn star on her driving license.

    in a weird way i'm kinda looking forward to being a finalist..:eek2:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Bricking it. I'm so shy I doubt I'll make any friends. I'm staying at home so don't have the social advantage of living in halls. Plus I've just about forgotten the basics of my course that I learned in Secondary :| I also need to cope with the fact that I haven't saved up that much money

    Apart from that I'm fine. :razz:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jazza wrote:
    Bricking it. I'm so shy I doubt I'll make any friends.

    you probably won't if you go into it with that attitude.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm not that bad. I always think that before a new situation and then I end up getting along with everyone.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jazza wrote:
    I'm not that bad. I always think that before a new situation and then I end up getting along with everyone.


    go into it with a smile and your head up. even if you're not confident; try to act it. that'll mean you're more approachable and this will mean you'll find you have more friends thus increasing your confidence. :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    everyone will be in the same situation, make the effort and youll be fine! it might take a while to find the sort of people you click with but dont give up!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    anyone ever needs advice or anything to do with durham, best thing to do is ask kermit, as he went to durham uni

    most things about the place in general i know pretty well, and considering i never was a durham student (just lived with three of them) i know a fair bit about the uni too

    always welcome to ask
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    freshman 2007...represent...lol
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