Calling all students & Grecians...

Want to contact someone who's been to the Uni you're thinking of going to?
Old Blues - post here if you're prepared to offer advice/support to someone thinking of going to your Uni...

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Old Blues showing round Blues at Uni:-

Uni Students:- Yes, I'd be happy to show Blues round
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64%
Uni Students:- No, to be honest I just wouldn't have time.
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No votes
Grecians:- Yes, I think it would be great to have an Old Blue show me round.
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23%
Grecians:- No, doesn't matter who shows me round, Old Blue or not.
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14%
 
Total votes: 22

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Calling all students & Grecians...

Post by jtaylor » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:26 am

I gather from the CH Club that an attempt was made a while ago to have Old Blue visits to Universities, where the current Old Blues at the University would show round any current Blues that were thinking of going.

It never got off the ground properly due to a lack of interest from current under-graduates......they were more focussed on their new friends and activities.

Current Uni Students:- what do you feel about this? Would you be prepared to give up an afternoon to show round some current Blues, talk them through the good/bad bits of the Uni and/or the course you're doing, and maybe give advice on the areas to focus on to help them as they start at Uni?

Grecians/recent leavers:- Would you feel it would have benefited you to be shown round by an Old Blue, who could explain what's it's like moving from Housey to University?

Would be interested in your thoughts on this one.....

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Post by ben ashton » Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:53 pm

As long as it ended with a trip to the pub!
I'm currently working for my uni's marketing department during the summer anyway...
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:56 pm

ben ashton wrote:As long as it ended with a trip to the pub!
I'm currently working for my uni's marketing department during the summer anyway...
You'd think C.H. breeds boozers, wouldn't you?

No history of it, of course....... :wink:
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Post by jtaylor » Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:32 pm

Helen wrote:So if you're a uni Old Blue
And you'd like to help new people too
And show them what's what
Just give it a shot
And then take them off for a brew. :drinkers:
(taken from the limericks thread - here)
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Post by Apalacia » Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:15 pm

I think it would be useful (as a leaver) to be shown around - would at least give the person being shown around a touch of their former life in a strange way.

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Post by Laura M » Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:26 pm

I'd show current old blues around if they wanted to. At sunny Southampton (the real one not the imposter) there are loads of old blues you wouldn't be short of guides I'm sure.
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Post by Hannoir » Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:54 am

Has anything come of this?
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Post by jtaylor » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:30 am

I pointed the CHA towards this - not sure if it's on their list or not at the moment.
This section can be an easy way for offers to show people around to be made though...........
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Post by darthmaul » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:07 am

I notice there are no Grecians here yet...

Well, in my opinion, it's no big deal to have an OB show me around, but then I haven't been at CH for seven years, and therefore I think I feel less scared of the outside world.

I'd imagine that having an OB show one around would introduce some sort of familiarity to the Uni, and so encourage one to look at it favourable eyes. I'm sure a fair number in my year might occasionally appreciate it...
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Post by englishangel » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:59 am

Presumably a current OB undergraduate would know a current Grecian, unless like Luke s/he joined CH in Sixth form.

Not sure if that is a positive or a negative.
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Post by 99yorkpj » Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:47 pm

englishangel wrote:Presumably a current OB undergraduate would know a current Grecian, unless like Luke s/he joined CH in Sixth form.

Not sure if that is a positive or a negative.
Well I joined in the 6th form, and although I think it would be nice to have an old blue show me around, as it is always nice to have familiarity, at the same time I would be happy to show myself around. I think the best way would be to have someone the student has met on a previous occaison... But yes, I do think it makes a difference being new to the school. From people i've spoken to in my year that have done the whole 7 years have said that although in some ways they will be very glad to leave CH... that they have had enough, that at the same time they are scared because CH is all they have really known. So in that sense probably for them to have an OB guiding would be very helpful.
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Post by ben ashton » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:52 am

anyone interested in De Montfort or Leicester unis is welcome to get in touch
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Re: Calling all students & Grecians...

Post by minihobo89 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:12 am

I think this is an awesome idea - what can we do to get this going??

Jo

P.S I'm at Canterbury Christ Church Uni - Can answer Uni of Kent in Canterbury (UKC) Questions too!
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Re: Calling all students & Grecians...

Post by J.R. » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:16 pm

The way things are going, I don't think anybody will be able to actually afford Universit education very soon.

There's a rumour going round that some of them are to be closed and converted into asylum-seekers/deprtation centres !

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Re: Calling all students & Grecians...

Post by midget » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:51 pm

Were you born with a wooden spoon in your hand, John?
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