All entries for May 2006

May 26, 2006

Am I the only one who considers some questions in exams worthy the phrase ‘to kill for’?? You know those questions you can actually answer!! Why is it that they only appear in past exams, and usually last year’s as well so that there is absolutely no chance of them appearing this year??

Why is it that the only topics I consider not worthwhile to revise, because they have never appeared in the past, always show up in the compulsory part of the exam?? Using this logic I’d say that the topics that will turn up in my exam tomorrow will be on auditing, cash flow statements and probably activity based costing. There won’t be anything on absorption costing or ratio analysis now that I have learnt all the 17 equations by heart and know how to apply them.

On a good note though, I have realised that the maths and stats department have a sort of reward scheme. Meaning if you overload on your CATS, which I have done, you can in theory get a 2 (1) without actually performing to a 2 (1) standard. So you see for me to get a 2 (1), as an example, I only in fact need to get an average of 57.3% in my exams. Similarly for me to get a first I only need 66.8%. So it really pays off to do fuck–loads (obviously up to a point) and overload your CATS. It makes me happy, although it was pointed out to me that I should always aim to get a 100%, which I’d say is relatively impossible but none the less I get the point.
So yes, this little 'reward scheme' is why people in the past have got more than 100% as calculated using the Seymour Formula in their exams, sadly not me though.
Anyway, enough of geekyness. Exam tomorrow (eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!!!!!), have to continue with my revision. (And yes I know that one can say that blogging is not geeky whereas revision is…)

May 25, 2006

18 days and counting

Sitting there on the Piazza eating ice–cream with Mez, Helen and Ros I was watching all the finalists celebrating the fact that they have finished their exams. Alcohol aplenty; champagne, beer, you name it, they were drinking it. Anyway what I want to say is: please have some compassion for those of us who haven’t actually even started our exams yet. Yup, that does include me; I’ve got another 18 days and 6 exams to go!!! Don’t tempt us with wild parties and call us losers when we turn them down. It’s just not fair… sobs quietly I won't even be finished by the time the World Cup starts.

oh well, I’ve got revision to get on with.

May 11, 2006

First the football club then the WORLD!!!!

I just want to say congrats to everyone who got the position they wanted in the football elections yesterday. And while it’s great that so many of the positions were contested it’s certainly never easy to choose between friends. It was never clear cut who was going to win. This is the line up for next year:

PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT – Amanda
1ST TEAM CAPTAIN – Kirsty
2ND TEAM CAPTAIN – little Jen
SOCIAL SECS – Tam and Soph
1ST TEAM FIXTURE SEC – Slipper
2ND TEAM FIXTURE SEC – Fosters
TOUR SEC – Els
KIT & SPONSORSHIP SEC – Ros

Despite this being a “young” exec with only 4 people having been on the exec this year, I’m fairly certain that we can work well together.

Obviously I’m pleased to have been elected president. Think that it’s always been expected of me to run for the position, which is probably why no one ran against me yesterday.

PS. Thank you Rich for picking me up yesterday. Don't know what I'd do without you.

PPS. Well done to everyone who got (proper) awards yesterday. Can't think of people who deserve them more than you guys.

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