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Dear all,

I will be moving to Lausanne this Autumn (not decided exactly yet, depends on finding somewhere to live) to start a PhD at EPFL... Fed up with the bureaucracy in British Universities, and the decreasing value placed on doctoral students by the UK government, I am now very excited to be moving to Lausanne to study!
My background is in Maths, but I am not your stereotypical maths graduate. I love to socialise, especially going to see live sets by famous DJs and bands, and I absolutely love the mountains, having done a ski-season in Chamonix last year. Looking forward to meeting you, but please don't think I'm not going to embrace the Swiss culture as well!

Belinda
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Old 24.06.2011, 13:23
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Fed up with the bureaucracy in British Universities,
So you're coming to Switzerland?

Welcome anyway, have fun
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Old 24.06.2011, 13:34
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Thanks! Sorry I meant not sure exactly when... I am definitely coming to Switzerland!
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Welcome - and great that you enjoy skiing as Lausanne is very near to so many resorts (closest being Villars, Les Diablerets, Torgon/Portes du Soleil, less than 1 hour away). But for bureaucracy and the clubbing scene- well, you'll see..
Lausanne is great actually - the nicest town in CH I think.
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Ph.D. in math?
Cool!
What area?
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Old 25.06.2011, 12:36
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Thanks for the interest... its going to involve the mathematical modelling of avalanches - probably the most exciting thing I can think of using maths for! Field work hasn't been promised but fingers crossed!
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but please don't think I'm not going to embrace the Swiss culture as well!
don't know for the culture, but if you want to embrace Swiss people, I'm in Geneva

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mathematical modelling of avalanches
that's the good country for that, there's some good research done about it.

welcome aboard and soon in L˘saaane
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Re: Lost in Lausanne!

If you did your homework ()you might find you are heading to the bureaucratic capital of Europe... Only joking, that would be Zurich!
You'll work that one out for yourself though!
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Welcome. You're in luck. Lausanne is one of the European capitals of Electronic/house music. Practically a great DJ every week.
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Re: Lost in Lausanne!

I lived in Lausanne for some years, and I still miss it.

When you are looking for accommodation: It's not unusual that the kitchens have neither stove nor fridge - usually the tenant moves these from his old apartment to the new one.
There are some fully equipped apartments available, but they are more expensive.

On electronic music: I must apologize, there I have no clue at all. But what I did when I moved to a new place, I went to the weekly Couchsurfing meeting to meet locals :-)
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Re: Lost in Lausanne!

Hi Belinda

Tiny Tim here from down the road in Oxford, and Lausanne.

Live music - there is also Chorus Jazz in Lausanne centre, below Mon Repos swimming pool. Check it out, a cool vibe and great live music. 'Jazz' encompasses a big periphery. http://www.chorus.ch/Chorus_Cadre.htm

Chorus is closed for for the summer season, but reopens 06 October.

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Re: Lost in Lausanne!

Just moved to Lausanne myself. My husband works at EPFL and loves it! I'm sure you'll have a great time here in grad school.
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Welcome. You're in luck. Lausanne is one of the European capitals of Electronic/house music. Practically a great DJ every week.

Amazing I'm so glad - I saw some posters with great line-ups... very excited! Thanks!
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I lived in Lausanne for some years, and I still miss it.

When you are looking for accommodation: It's not unusual that the kitchens have neither stove nor fridge - usually the tenant moves these from his old apartment to the new one.
There are some fully equipped apartments available, but they are more expensive.

On electronic music: I must apologize, there I have no clue at all. But what I did when I moved to a new place, I went to the weekly Couchsurfing meeting to meet locals :-)
Thanks for the tip - I am looking for a coloc/flatshare, but it's proving difficult - I might end up renting somewhere in the end!
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Just moved to Lausanne myself. My husband works at EPFL and loves it! I'm sure you'll have a great time here in grad school.
Thanks for the support - it's good to know it's a friendly place!
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Hi Belinda

Tiny Tim here from down the road in Oxford, and Lausanne.

Live music - there is also Chorus Jazz in Lausanne centre, below Mon Repos swimming pool. Check it out, a cool vibe and great live music. 'Jazz' encompasses a big periphery. http://www.chorus.ch/Chorus_Cadre.htm

Chorus is closed for for the summer season, but reopens 06 October.

Cheers

Tiny
Great thanks Tiny, I will definitely check it out when I arrive... (around early October!)
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If you did your homework ()you might find you are heading to the bureaucratic capital of Europe... Only joking, that would be Zurich!
You'll work that one out for yourself though!
Just meant with respect to universities - it took months to get a reply for any UK uni's, and a couple of weeks to get confirmation from EPFL. But thanks for the heads-up anyway!
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