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Post by Shemuel on 2011-05-22, 14:08

Right Lee, I understand that you are unsure of the uni, but sure of the course. Where have you applied to and from whom have you received offers?


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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-22, 14:10

At least you do know the courses you want. In my opinion, it's much harder to find out what you want to do rather than find a uni to meet your needs/wants

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Post by Shemuel on 2011-05-22, 14:14

It is true. Actually, I'll broaden the topic to all who are in, or nearing, higher education.

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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-22, 14:15

Yeah, that's a good idea. I mean even with me, I've gone 2 years now without being in post-secondary, however all that time I thought I was gonna do film but never really sure and instead ended up on Psych

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Post by leewatson1 on 2011-05-22, 14:20

Well i'm resitting my As year at the next academic year then go on to do A2 then uni, i've recieved a letter of staffordshire uni asking me to attend an open day, i was also thinking of applying to northumbria as i can live at home then. Apart from that no others apart from newcastle but i wont get in there.
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Post by Shemuel on 2011-05-22, 15:50

How did your AS levels go?
I really would advise you not live at home, otherwise you don't get the uni experience.
1) More fun
2) More interaction with people
3) Halls of residence are a stepping stone to living alone (which I presume you want to do sometime)
4) Usually, you can take full advantage of resources available (e.g. libraries, student unions)
5) Less journey time to lectures (believe me, useful when they are early morning lectures, i.e. before 11am)

Of course, it also depends what bang you can get for your buck - what the best course that you can still get onto is. If you are falling back to the lesser unis, then you have to consider whether getting practical experience in a job is better.


DW, glad to hear you're concrete on your decision - I know you are because you've put your money where your mouth is.
What are you hoping to do with your course after leaving uni?

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Post by leewatson1 on 2011-05-22, 15:53

So far badly,
GCSE english resit year- unsure results in august
chemistry unit 1 - U
business unit 1 - E
chem unit 2 and business unit 2- results in august
I.T coursework- B
I.t test- results in august.

Next year im gonna try and take, computing,maths,I.T
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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-22, 15:55

Not sure, gonna use Uni to find out. Probably some form of counselling, maybe get a doctorate and actually become a doctor of Psych, but I dunno yet.

Also on the topic of living at home, Shem has a point, yet uni is expensive and living at home saves you a lot of uneccessary costs that living on res or in an appartment would have and when you're pumping out 10 grand a year, anywhere you can save a nickel, you do it

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Post by leewatson1 on 2011-05-22, 16:06

Yea but due to my poorer background i get like every loan imaginable
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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-22, 16:18

Same here, but getting a loan means you have to pay it back with interest. Say goodbye to 20 years of life

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Post by leewatson1 on 2011-05-22, 16:25

No intrest on british student loans
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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-22, 16:30

Right, well, see ya folks, movin to England

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Post by leewatson1 on 2011-05-22, 16:31

Go to scotland they still get theres free but not us english
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Re: Higher Education

Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-22, 16:34

Sweet, last name's Cameron so heck yes!

Now to gel my hair like David Tennant's...

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Post by Shemuel on 2011-05-22, 16:38

It's my personal view that uni life is half of the whole point of going. yes, you become more employable (so long as you choose a decent course and decent uni), but it can be a huge eyeopener. I'm not the same person who left home in September.

I can't be sure, but are you going to Vancouver now, Chris?

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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-22, 16:42

Nope, going to the university that is a 10 minute walk away from home. As you can imagine for me, I'm just going for the knowledge and those two shiny letters at the end of it all so I can make more money than my parents did.

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Post by Shemuel on 2011-05-22, 21:11

Ah, so you're not going for the life lessons and social skills that you will someday need. Ah well, your loss, you know what you want.

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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-22, 21:25

At the cost of 10grand per year before interest, I'm content to skimp on social skills

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Post by Shemuel on 2011-05-22, 21:27

Fair enough. Personally (especially as it isn't my money!) I can't put a value on them.

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Post by Thingy on 2011-05-22, 21:46

I'm still 2 years from being anywhere near a university, but once I'm there, it's going to be a Canadian or UK one. I'm thinking university of British Columbia, but I dunno if I'll even get in there.

I have a friend who wants to go to Canada too, and we've been talking about going to BC university. Gonna go the computer science course, since I want to become a programmer. Biggest problem so far is the financing, but the gov here is pretty generous, they'll probably give us a good loan. Gonna have to talk to our school's advisor on this stuff first though, to be sure we can get a loan that big.

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Post by Thingy on 2011-05-22, 21:47

I might just end up going to the UK instead though. I don't know 100% yet. I'd rather go to Canada, but the UK is a shitload easier.

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Re: Higher Education

Post by Philly Homer on 2011-05-23, 01:04

Thingy wrote:I'm still 2 years from being anywhere near a university, but once I'm there, it's going to be a Canadian or UK one.

Penn State. It's where I am and it's consistently one of the top 3 party schools every year, dubious honor though it may be.
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Re: Higher Education

Post by A-BIack_Man on 2011-05-23, 13:23

I'm going to University of Nebraska Kearney, 'cuz I got a little more than $5000 in scholarship money to go there, and I'll major in chemistry. At least, until I change majors.

Where are you at right now Shem?

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Re: Higher Education

Post by Shemuel on 2011-05-23, 16:16

Doing chemistry? That's a great degree to do, at least here. A rather employable degree.

I'm currently at Aberystwyth. Unfortunately it's still in Wales, but I see relatively few Welsh people as it's full of English. I went there for the course - it's in the top ten in Britain for Physical Geography.

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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-23, 23:57

A-BIack_Man wrote:I'm going to University of Nebraska Kearney, 'cuz I got a little more than $5000 in scholarship money to go there, and I'll major in chemistry. At least, until I change majors.

Where are you at right now Shem?

That's cool! I got a ~2000 dollar scholarship for year 1 plus an additional 1200 for the other three years

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Post by Shemuel on 2011-05-24, 10:08

Yeah, scholarships are nice.

Philly, I'm sure you wouldn't have your uni any other way.

And Thingeh, I have the feeling you'll one day be employing us regardless of your next step

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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-24, 12:22

Yep, I can be Thingy's shrink of his slaves, helping to keep them brainwashed into believing their lives are worth something for the 15 cents a week Thingy will pay them Razz

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Post by Thingy on 2011-05-24, 14:52

15 cents?! You'll be lucky if you get more than cornstarch and water with some E2156 sweetener for desert once a month.

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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-24, 18:21

Ahhh, classic Thingy

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Post by Philly Homer on 2011-05-24, 19:28

Bah! That's nothing! I work in a sweatshop and I get a shower every 3 weeks!
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Post by Shemuel on 2011-05-25, 00:14

You're Chinese though. It is expected.

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Post by Philly Homer on 2011-05-25, 14:24

HAH!
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Re: Higher Education

Post by Gamerang on 2011-05-25, 16:13

I sell my own music beats every now and then. I get around 30 each time selling them at about 2-5. (This is just around my local area)
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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-25, 20:18

That's pretty cool. I don't sell anything. In fact, I don't even sell stuff at the theatre anymore, I'm just in positions now where I simply work and do my own thing for the most part

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Post by Leach54 on 2011-05-25, 21:26

Holy smokes, it seemes so crazy to think about college, (although i long for the day) but im starting some classes as an 11th grade student at a local college in just 3 months. In the future i look forward to going to a college somewhere (i have wanted to go to Washington state for a while but i may start looking towards the east coast more.)

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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-25, 21:49

It's actually interesting how many of us on the forum are more easterly

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Post by Leach54 on 2011-05-25, 22:33

yeah it is.

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Post by Darkwing on 2011-05-30, 12:53

Well that's one way to end a conversation

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