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Friday, June 17th, 2005
8:42 am
Sorry if this is the wrong place, but I need your help.
I'm a Russian graduate student, and i'm to make a research for my thesis.
So I wonder if you could give me 10 associations that come into your mind when speaking about Yakutia, i.e. Republic of Sakha on the north-east of Russia, Siberia.
Thanks in advance.
Tuesday, September 21st, 2004
10:03 am
Sorry to advertise!!
I've just created shustudents for students of Sheffield Hallam University, ex students or those thinking of coming to study here. Please join us!
Monday, August 16th, 2004
12:11 pm
Sheffield Hallam Students!
I'm sure I'm going to sound really stupid here but how the heck do I enrol online? I can see on the front page of the intranet it says Enrolment 2004/05: Enrol online here! All returning students should enrol as soon as possible. but its not a link. I've tried going in to my shu record and again I can see it says you can enrol but there aren't any links. Can someone point me in the right direction?!

crossposted to classof2002, ukuni and sheffield_uk

Current Mood: confused
Monday, March 15th, 2004
9:52 pm
To whom it may concern....any students of Lancaster University, England. I have just created a community lancaster_uni to bring together people who are or have been at any point in the past at Lancaster University. If this applies to any of your fine folks....feel free to join.
Monday, November 24th, 2003
5:28 pm
MBA in Football Industry
Hi. My name is Alex and I am 20. I am going to apply for MBA Football Industry COurse afted graduating from University of New York. Requirements say, that I need to have 2 years work experience or some references. I have completed paper on "Corruption in Professional Soccer" and at the moment I am writing thesis on the topic "European Integration and UEFA". Do you know anything about this program (MBA in Sports Industry)? Some ideas? Advices?
Monday, August 25th, 2003
11:23 pm
The class of 2002 are a quiet bunch. Could do better...

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003
9:50 pm
What really good universities are there that are near the sea?! I can get in anywhere really, just need somewhere I can do international politics, economics, philosophy, creative writing, social and economic history.. stuff like that. Help!
Monday, February 3rd, 2003
5:35 pm
Hey everyone.
Hope uni life is going well for everyone (it's going far too fast for my liking....) but *anyway* I just wondered how many people still have big final exams at the end of the year (in May/June)? I'm currently doing an MSc at LSE where I have all my exams crammed together in May (I'm so scared!), but I did my undergrad at Manchester where they were nicely spread out (first semester exams in January, and second semester ones in May) which I think is a much better system, and a lot less stressful! So, I was just wondering which was the norm?
Poll #98390 exam system

When do you have exams on your course?

All in one block (May/June)
In two sets (January and May/June)
some other system (please comment)

Thankyou :oD

Current Mood: curious
Monday, January 27th, 2003
3:07 pm
I am about to transfer to a university from a junior college. I was told I could pick my catalog rights either from when I started, when I transfer, or when I graduate. Would anyone know any reason to pick one over the other?
Sunday, December 29th, 2002
8:26 pm
I'm new here, and I'm a senior in HS this year, but I came here to ask you all some questions :) hope you dont mind!

I have to do a college project, for my parenting class, since I'm a senior. Well.. I need some help with this. Does anyone know of websites where I can find the following info?

1) Checklist of stuff to take to college {must cover almost everything..}
2) Advice/Tips for seniors going off to college
3) What To Expect/etc.
4) We also have to make a section of stuff we want to take to college, complete with pictures, so I need some websites for that too.
5) Anything I forgot here that goes along w/ this type of project. I forgot my paper at school so I can't remember all the req's for it.

Thanks :)
Saturday, December 14th, 2002
12:35 am
It appears that it is nearly two months since I wrote a post in here asking for advice on whether or not I should leave university. I'm ashamed to realise that 6 wonderful people left me supportive and helpful comments, and I didn't respond to any of them. My apologies. I remember reading each of them and I was very grateful, but I was not in a good place mentally or emotionally, which is the only excuse I have for not replying.

Anyway, the long and the short of it was that I kept fighting on at Liverpool until the day came when I literally could not force myself to get that train out of Cambridge. I knew then that enough is enough, and this simply was not worth it. So I left.

Since then, I've been living in Cambridge with my boyfriend, trying to find a job. I'm so much happier it's untrue. No regrets, except perhaps that I didn't leave sooner. I know my CV doesn't look great and maybe it never will, but health and happiness have to come first - and if you've no real career aspirations then does it really matter?

But I haven't given up on a degree yet. I've registered with the OU to do a course next year, and it looks right up my street. I'm really looking forward to getting started on that, and finding a nice job so that I wont' be a penniless student, and life generally is looking really good now.

I hope that you are all happily settled in your universities now.
Happy Christmas.

Current Mood: peaceful
Tuesday, November 19th, 2002
4:49 pm
'ello! Better introduce myself then!

I'm Laura...studying English Lit (My course has got a big long title about American, Post-colonial blah blah blah...but English Lit is what it is!) at University of Kent at Canterbury.

Got an essay due soon and I haven't even started...I've got a headache and problem neighbours....I've never been too keen on 'going out' so I'm finding it a bit hard to fit in...The first two weeks were hell...I considered/threatend suicide. Other than that...Now I'm doing ok...but I've booked tickets to go home for next week...I figured spending time at home was more important than anything I might miss.

Ciao! post soon!
Friday, November 15th, 2002
9:11 am
interesting decision...
originally, when i started my course here, i was prepared and expected to go away in my second year to america (either colorado, victoria or carleton). i handed my form in today, uvic first, colorado second, carleton third. i think everyone wants uvic though so i mightn't go there.

the problem is, i am starting to get very cold feet about the whole america thing. i really like it here, i really like it at home and i probably would settle in very fast to a new place as well. but it's a long way away and there's always the chance that i won't.

then there's the whole boyfriend issue, i have a boyfriend here. in my opinion, if he's worth it (we got together a month or so after we met here), he'll wait a year while i am in america as it is a huge opportunity and i would kick myself if i missed it. the other half of me, however, is kinda thinking that as everything is going well here, why take the risk of going somewhere where stuff could really mess up?

oh, and there's the house thing. it would be cool to share a house with my friends here, but if i'm away then i mightn't get the chance in the third year because they will have their little housing plans already organised after second year. so i may end up alienated from my friends here because i go away for a year.

but it's a fantastic opportunity and i may be kicking myself for years if i miss it.

any opinons or just "dont be so stupid rachel"s welcome...

Current Mood: thoughtful
Tuesday, November 12th, 2002
6:45 pm
Life In Cardiff
After the first few weeks, which I hated, I am finally feeling more settled here, and am maybe even (whisper it) enjoying it at times. Me and my long-term boyfriend from home broke up 2 weeks ago, which devastated me at the time, but it's actually made life here a lot easier, not missing someone all the time and all that.

The course is very interesting, but very hard (whoever thought media would be hard?!), and I currently have 3 essays on the go with another 2 to be set on Thursday, but that's what uni's all about, isn't it? In theory anyway :p

Oh, and I live with psycho-medic student who apparantly needs to take up more room in the fridge and freezer than me, Sarah, Sophie and Lynsey put together 'because she can't drink milk'. Eh?! Fine, she needs special meals, but come on! And she always turns the plugs off at the walls, which wouldn't be a problem except that when you're starving and wondering why your pasta still isn't boiling after 10 minutes, it gets a little bit annoying.

But yay, Cardiff is a beautiful city, which makes everything ok :D
Saturday, November 9th, 2002
3:07 am
Cross-posted to my journal. Appologise to those who get to see this twice...

Well, tonight was interesting. Came back to me room to fiddle with the PC (trying to get a priate copy of UT 2003 to work. I suceeded...), and after about half an hour, Adam came by and said "Have you seen a naked man with a fire extinguisher...?" to which my reply was "Why, would I like to...?"

This bloke has got himself chucked out of the Union. He's come back hammered, smashed a window downstairs, then proceeded to pick up a fire-extinguisher. He's then set it off and coated the walls, ceiling and floor of the first floor E-Block corridor with water-fire extinguisher stuff. The rest is all a bit of a mish-mash, but generally [*Note, see below...*] we know the following things happened:

i) The window next to the main door downstairs was smashed.
ii) Two more fire extinguishers were emptied, soaking about 4 full corridors on ceiling, floors and walls, and all over the place in two kitchens.
iii) In F block, the block just next to ours intowhich the end of the corridor leads, one of the kitchens was completely flooded when someone blocked up their sink and turned on the taps. This is not confirmed as being the guy but it happened at the same time so I assume...

So in the end the guy for some reason ends up in our floor's toilet. Thankfully his then current extinguisher had expired, so he didn't soak our corridor. He left the extinguisher in the bog and went downstairs, ending up in his room. By this time people in D block, not knowing who this person is and worried by the fact that he's just soaked their corridors and in some cases their rooms, have phoned security, who turn up in three vans. By this time the bloke is playing dead in his locked room... :-P

So anyway, I've heard he's admitted it. So that's the end of that. We don't know what is going to happen, we've been told it's doubtful he'll get chucked out. The only past events they've got to go on was one person letting off a single fire extinguisher. He got fined £100. So this fine could be fairly substantial...

*Note* It was about this time in writing this post, about 2:30am to be precise, that the fucking fire alarm went off. So we all trapsed out, and I've just spent half an hour in the freezing cold. Thankfully I still had my clothes on but some people weren't so lucky. And of course it's a false alarm. Any bets on it being the same guy? :-P

I heard some people saying as I came in "We've had the security people out twice tonight, why not make it a hat-trick...?" If they do I'll murder the lot of them. Nuff said... :-P

Current Mood: annoyed
Sunday, October 27th, 2002
8:41 pm
how things are panning out in newcastle...
i don't know what to do

i'm living at david'sin durham at the moment, which is a good 15 miles away.


Current Mood: crappy
Friday, October 25th, 2002
12:18 pm
I should probably leave, since I have quit university. I still can't believe that it's all happened, since I was so happy in the first few weeks, but I haven't yet regretted my decision and just don't think teaching was for me. I blame the government :P
I hope you all continue to do great things!

Current Mood: weird
Thursday, October 24th, 2002
4:39 pm
Should I stay or Should I Go?
I need advice. No, I need someone to live my life and make my decision for me - but failing that, I'd really like advice. I just don't know what to do.

I'm hating uni. There's nothing specifically wrong - the uni isn't that bad, the course is quite good, the city is fairly horrible but essentially OK... but I'm devestatingly miserable, to the extent that I'm already falling behind academically, I'm back on anti-depressants and I don't go out at all. I tried initially to meet people and make an effort, but I never met anyone I really clicked with, and I live alone so I literally go whole weeks without talking to anyone other than in shops etc.

But I really really really want a degree. Quitting in favour of another uni isn't an option, because this is already my third attempt - no-one would touch me with a bargepole, and rightly too! I need a degree because I want a demanding, interesting career - but I just don't know if I can stick it out here being so miserable for 3 years.

Any ideas?

Current Mood: confused
Friday, October 18th, 2002
6:06 pm
This Story


This Story

Don't they think we pay enought already?

Some of our top academics have said publicly that they will resign if Lancaster charges higher fees. What do you guys think?

Current Mood: enraged
Wednesday, October 16th, 2002
4:42 pm
I'm beginning to like this place more, though i'm still getting bad nights.
My main issue now is the ridiculously hard essay i've been set.

How are you guys all doing?
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