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joe151
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6230 posts since 21/2/07

14 Jan 2009 21:30
doing a one year a-level equivalent course at lcf that leads to a foundation or ba depending how hard I work
Nathan
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285 posts since 25/2/07

14 Jan 2009 21:34
Applying to do Economics, sent off my UCAS a month ago and not heard from any of the unis yet.
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

14 Jan 2009 21:57
thelann wrote: oh yeah and im in my 3rd year at york doing maths

staying on for a 4th year pgce, which is basically teacher training (1 year long course then im qualified to teach maths to gcse&a-level)
also i get a 9k bursary while i do the course next year, and then a 5k 'golden hello' at the end of my first full year in work after getting the qualification.

got my interview for the pgce course next tuesday, im pretty hopeful as its a continuation at the same university. also have already signed myself up for a house next year so i hope i get in

how did you go about getting on the pgce course? did the uni sort it or you?

im currently doing a work placement as my 3rd year at uni, im working at rolls royce as a knwoledge engineer

doing business information systems at leeds met
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2463 posts since 12/11/06

14 Jan 2009 22:05
joe151 wrote: doing a one year a-level equivalent course at lcf that leads to a foundation or ba depending how hard I work
what in? im hoping to go there if thats college of fashion you're talking about.
joe151
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6230 posts since 21/2/07

14 Jan 2009 22:36
the ual one right? im not 100% yet i have about a week to decide oops, but will be applying through route B so less academic courses, i think if your doing journalism youll be in the john princes street block basically outside oxford circus tube!
thelann
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477 posts since 13/1/08

14 Jan 2009 23:25
Fatb wrote:
thelann wrote: oh yeah and im in my 3rd year at york doing maths

staying on for a 4th year pgce, which is basically teacher training (1 year long course then im qualified to teach maths to gcse&a-level)
also i get a 9k bursary while i do the course next year, and then a 5k 'golden hello' at the end of my first full year in work after getting the qualification.

got my interview for the pgce course next tuesday, im pretty hopeful as its a continuation at the same university. also have already signed myself up for a house next year so i hope i get in

how did you go about getting on the pgce course? did the uni sort it or you?

im currently doing a work placement as my 3rd year at uni, im working at rolls royce as a knwoledge engineer

doing business information systems at leeds met

had to apply via the gttr website, www.gttr.ac.uk i think

really similar to ucas but for teacher-training type courses. so had to apply there, put in all my info like exam results, write another personal statement, get 2 referees and their addresses (only the first one is normally used though) and pick my top 4 universities in order.

pay a £20 application fee then they send your application to uni's in order, so if your application to your first choice fails it gets sent to the second etc.

was a bit of a pain in the arse to do the whole ucas type application again but i dont think im ready to leave uni yet, and my grades arent really high enough to be job hunting in the current economic climate (2.2 at best, maybe even 3rd), so i went for the pgce, have really warmed to the idea now though.
trickyd
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653 posts since 7/7/06

14 Jan 2009 23:30
is it true that if you leave the country and work abroad for a few years after graduating then you dont have to pay back your student loan?
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

15 Jan 2009 01:01
What's the craic with student loans? I thought they were supposed to be interest free?!
Zeke
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1799 posts since 13/7/06

15 Jan 2009 01:19
They are. Not inflation free. Though they predict inflation for the coming year and charge you that regardless of what it actually is…
Alex DeLarge
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763 posts since 24/12/08

15 Jan 2009 01:24
Studying Law at Aberdeen Uni, its shit.
hcp
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386 posts since 22/11/06

15 Jan 2009 01:25
i have about 4months left of a philosophy degree at MMU, ready to finish.
Bails78
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768 posts since 6/1/08

15 Jan 2009 10:30
Anyone studying at London College Of Communication (LCC) or at any of the University Of The Arts sites?
Currently on 2nd year of Creative Advertising Strategy, which is quite a cool course, the theory slightly out weighs the practical but it's all good.
berk
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2118 posts since 24/3/08

15 Jan 2009 10:48
blood sucking pot noodle eating scum
FrIEND
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13673 posts since 27/11/03

15 Jan 2009 10:56
I went to the university of life and it aint done me no harm!
Ulster_Blue
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5624 posts since 16/7/06

15 Jan 2009 10:56
I did Law at Queen's University, Belfast. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

15 Jan 2009 10:58
ched wrote: blood sucking pot noodle eating scum


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unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

15 Jan 2009 11:12
Doing a distance learning Msc surveying at Northumbria. I work full time, so have to do it in my own time. My company pay for it though so no problems with funding.

My advice for anyone going into uni in september, is to earn as much dough as you possibly can before you start. You don't want to start off in debt, it's an extra worry you don't need.
Jason789
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6210 posts since 2/1/07

15 Jan 2009 11:14
uni is shit. NOBLE FACT , recently left uni and am in 16k debt
FrIEND
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13673 posts since 27/11/03

15 Jan 2009 11:21
you have some nice clothes though.
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

15 Jan 2009 11:29
Jason789 wrote: recently left uni and am in 16k debt

Jason789 wrote: WAYWT


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