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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
So, after having been told by everyone that Luton is a dump, I'm leaning towards Anglia Polytechnic uni - being close to London and major airports is always nice. How far is Cambridge - London central btw?

Now, has anyone attended this uni? Could tell something about general atmosphere and quality of tuition? And is the town snobbish, with all the tourism and the Eton-boys at Uni of Cambridge? Any ideas on the amount of mature students at the uni?

And would anyone by chance know whether the uni requires TOEFL-testing or similar to accept non-native speakers of English?

And finally...what's with hall accommodation; will it be crawling with 18-years old kids leaving home for the first time to go party? Will all uni be? (I mean, that's cute enough, but I did it six years ago, and spending an insane bunch of money, I do want to study, study, study as well as socializing) Any ideas what one's looking at renting private accommodation in the area?

Oh, and...what does one write on the personal statement of the UCAS papers? "Hi, I'd like to study there, which should be fairly obvious since I'm sending an application, and my choice of subject naturally interests me, as I'm applying for it"? What do they want - me telling that I'm a nice behaving girl?

Any clues greatly appreciated.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My Uncle teaches at that uni, obviously when you have Cambridge uni next door there's a sense of snobbery. Cambridge is about an hour from London. Quite an expensive place to live, but pleasent, nice shops and bars.

    Look on www.ucas.com for advice about personal statement. Aren't you a bit late to apply?

    The majority will be 18yr old kiddies and yes it is annoying...trust me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Heh, I'm an international student - meaning I get to pay many, many thousand pounds to study and in return I may apply untill June. A wonderful deal...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thats well out of order that foreign students can apply later than ppl who actually live here! this country is twisted??!!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    not really, cos when thalia says many thousands of pound, she means it - average cost for international students studying in a british uni is about £7000. And that's not including halls, food, electricity, going out, etc. Now think of what we have to pay... £1075. I think the fact that they get to apply late is fair actually.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by *SARAH*:
    <STRONG>thats well out of order that foreign students can apply later than ppl who actually live here! this country is twisted??!!!</STRONG>

    grow up!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey - I'd gladly switch?

    Tell me more about Cambridge and UWE, please?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not last time I checked thalia. I too get the wonderful privelegde of subsidising yo guys' education through getting my parents to pay unbelievable amounts for tuition fees, and I had to apply by the normal deadline. Actually, I had to apply earlier because of Cambridge, but all my mates had to apply by the normal deadline.

    Can't help you out with all the other info though, but I can recommend both the Virgin and Times university guides. www.qaa.ac.uk might give you some help as well. There's plenty of university info out there, and you'll find it more than answers most of your questions.

    Good luck.
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