So, the last week has been interesting...After my arrival on Saturday I didn't really do much else. But the next day was spent doing very little, but i went out to one of the free freshers events (after going to the student cinema to watch their free showing of Airplane!, one of the finest films evar). Quite how they got that many people into the union, i don't know. I found somewhere upstairs to sit and hung about for a few hours. During which time I managed to strike up a conversation with a girl and we exchanged numbers, which was highly surprising. We've attempted to meet up again, but through a series of amazing coincidences and mistakes, have been thwarted at every turn.
After checking out the sights of Warwick SU, I headed back and got some sleep before my 10 o clock induction lecture. I have discovered that my timetable is the work of some form of evil bastard, with 4 out of 5 days having a 9 o clock lecture, including wednesday, where it is the *only* lecture. Ah well, at least it's relativity and moderately interesting.
The rest of the week has been rather normal, several lectures, lots of early starts, gross misuse of the local 100mbit resnet connection which will probably get me fined sooner or later, etc etc.
Each of the lecture seems to have each of it's quirks. Without exception, these quirks are in the lecturer themselves. Dave Wood, the differential equations lecturer, has a habit of dispensing chocolates to students who ask intelligent questions in the lecture. However, this has lead to the rather irritating event that every 2-3 minutes someone will ask a stupid question, expecting to get a chocolate. Then there's the guy who teaches vectors and matrices, who is possibly the perfect embodiment of the mad maths lecturer. I've heard that i've still got plenty more crazy things to look forward to.
An interesting problem has arisen in maths lectures this week:
There is a first year maths student who, in the space of 4 days, has made everyone hate him. What has he done? He asks questions in lectures that, while being very articulate and intelligent, are completely and utterly useless to the lecture and could just end up confusing people. It has gotten to the point that whenever he even speaks there is a huge groan from the entirety of the year. This doesn't deter him one bit, though and his relentless quest to piss everyone off has led to 3 plots to kill him, 2 for brutal torture and several to send him far far away.
Well, that's about it, really...