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Old 19 August 2005, 14:41   #1
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Yay I got the grades!

Picked my A-level results up yesterday and thank god, I've got the grades I need to get my place at Portsmouth uni. So I shall be starting there in October to study Enterprise Dynamics in e-business.

Will have to get involved with some of the RIBnet - Pompey drinking expoditions!
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Us current Pompey students have already made plans as to what you freshers will be up to in your first couple of weeks - especially if you come across any members of the Uni Sailing Club :-d

Seriously though, well done on your grades, you'll have a great time in Pompey, as it's south coast location is pretty much unbeatable! You'll even have lifts up to the church for the ribnet sessions if you're nice to me...

You planning on bringing the rib down?
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Well done Tim!

Enjoy your study of "buzz words"
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I'd like to. Main issue will be storage though, along with storage of the car. I've got a friend who might be able to help.
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Sure the sailing club could help you sort something out, although where our club is isn't the most convenient of places. Have you tried Eastney Cruising Association?

Have you got student halls? If so which ones, as I was in halls that didn't allow cars last year, and found a couple of good spots that weren't time restricted for my car, would be happy to fill you in on the closest location for you.
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Yer I've already paid the deposit on my room - Trafalgar hall (my first choice). I think I'm on the 10th floor so hopefully I will have a good view.
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Traf is a nice hall, and there is free non-traffic warden parking literally 2mins away from it, which is where I kept my car. Strictly you're not supposed to have a car in those halls, but the managers can never find out.
The place to park your car is in St James's Road, which is just to the East of Trafalgar hall. The end closest to the main road is blocked off, and there is a pay and display car park which you want to avoid, but loads of space on the road itself, and on Wellington Street which runs off it. Parked my car there for a year, never had a problem

10th Floor is all very well, but you'll hate it when the lifts break down and when you have an all too frequent fire alarm!
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So I shall be starting there in October to study Enterprise Dynamics in e-business.
I must be getting old

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won't be any time for that, the Pompey Rib Building Forum will be well underway by then

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Yer the stairs are going to be a chore I think.....Especially on the first day when everyones trying to get all their stuff into their rooms!

Only thing that worries me about parking on street for a year is my car being broken into or stolen.....
It will cost me 25ish to drive from home to Pomey, so 50 round trip. That's the same as the train (with a railcard). They will probably both take the same amount of time. Only advantage of the train is I can work during the journey. Disadvantage is I'd have to cross London on the tube. Call me paranoid but I don't really fancy doing this at the moment.....

What about TV licence; can I easily get away without one: lots of people I've spoken to say don't bother but I don't really want a 1k fine.....
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My car was never broken into - it's quite a busy streetlight area. You do want to avoid Earlsdon Street around the back of Traf hall though - parked there for a bit but stopped when a friend had her car broken into there. Never had a problem in the other 2 places though.

Getting around pompey is dead easy on bikes, my car is only useful when I'm going home, or cos I do a lot of freelance work around portsmouth, southampton and hayling island, so need a car to get about. It's all about weighing up how much you'll actually use it, and how much your fellow students will abuse any lift priveliges!

I didn't bother with a tv license in halls, on the basis that they're so big they're unlikely to be able to narrow it down to your room, and I don't know anyone that got fined.
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