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 From: boggyb Thursday 19th August 2004 at 4:56 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
also *claps you cause that piece of UT music RULES!*
 From: olego Thursday 19th August 2004 at 6:52 pm (UTC)
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Aww, why D in Further Maths, and what /is/ further maths?
 From: boggyb Thursday 19th August 2004 at 7:01 pm (UTC)
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It's a bit complicated. Basically, an Alevel here is 6 modules. For maths and further maths, the courses are combined so you do a total of 12 modules. (if you just did maths, then you'd only do 6). The ones I ended up doing were Pure 16, Mechanics 12, Statistics 13 and Discrete 1. The single maths people (who didn't do further maths) did P13, S1, M1 and either S2 or M2. There's a few others that can be done  there's M3 and I think also a D2. Not that this is of any use now, as the whole maths/further maths spec has changed, but like I care :D The exam boards then do some weird stuff with the results, to give you your best possible grade in Maths and then what's left goes to Further Maths.
So Further Maths is basically Maths, but with some more nastiness like integrating factors, evil differentiation and integration of evil sin/cos/tan stuff, vector triple product, and ttests & confidence intervals.
YAY YOU'RE COMING TO SUSSEX YAY! good choice. i'll have to buy you a beer (or your preferred beverage)sometime. Well done for the D in further maths! i did FM in my first year at college and arsed it up a treat. so i dropped down to single maths for the second year and ended up with a C overall (rather than the E i got in my first year). That also meant that i ended up doing P13 and a bit of 4, M1, M2 (incedentally it goes up to M5  really crazy physics/maths shit), most of M3, S1, S2 and D1. Which adds up to 8 (nearly 9) modules. Which is quite enough maths for anyone! But yeh, drop me a line sometime and we'll go for that beer.
 From: boggyb Wednesday 1st September 2004 at 8:48 am (UTC)
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I may take you up on that, but I'd probably prefer Cola.
On another note, anything that I should know about going to uni (like stuff that I should bring but might not have thought of, etc.)?
fair enough, cola is fine :)
things that you'll probably need at sussex include... a tea towel (but keep it in your room otherwise it will get abused) lots of blue tack or drawing pins to put pictures etc up in your room cos otherwise your room looks the same as everyone elses something edible to share with your flat/hall mates
on that note, do you have your room allocation yet? i lived in 36 East Slope. East slope is commonly (and quite fondly) known as "the ghetto" as it looks a bit dingy, but it was great living there because it meant that we got to know all the people in the flats around us. Park village is cool and the rooms are nice, lots of my friends had park village rooms. the houses are 3 stories with a kitchen on the top and bottom of each, so if you're on the middle floor you get to pick which kitchen you go to. Lewes court (phase 1 and 2) is very nice and the most expensive but it's the newest and poshest Brighthelm i don't really know much about except that you get a washing machine and you have to pay for electricity and stuff. The park houses (lancaster, york, kent and norwich i think) are the most "hally" as you live along a corridor and share a kitchen with your corridor
the best piece of advice i got when i started uni was to keep your door propped open a lot in the first week or so, cos people will poke their head in to see who you are. if your door is closed they won't bother.
i think i sound like a brochure now so i'll just shut up :) are you excited about uni? i was but i was also a bit scared too :S
 From: boggyb Wednesday 1st September 2004 at 11:06 am (UTC)
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I applied for Park Village or one of the houses (probably York). Haven't found out yet  they should tell me in the next few days.
Thanks for the hints  I probably would have forgotten about the blutack and posters!
that's cool, if sussex was your first choice then you should get the housing you asked for. sussex was my reserve (bath was my first choice but they wanted AAB, not a chance) so i got allocation after everyone else. i ended up with a shared room that i freaked out about at first but i actually really enjoyed it, and it meant that i had someone to proof read my stuff and share notes with cos she did a very similar course to me.
 From: boggyb Wednesday 1st September 2004 at 4:42 pm (UTC)
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Yep, sussex was my first and surrey was my second. I had applied to bath as well, but they wanted AAB and like you said, not a chance.
so did you find out where you're living yet? i'm looking forward to going back to uni, i miss the ppl and the procrastination.  