General Discussion: Students Study, Loans & School Or University, Chat, Discussion & Query Thread!!


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AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

30 Nov 2010 19:07
Hello World wrote: you graduated yet AAA?

Graduated in the Summer
andydavidleeroth
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1691 posts since 30/11/03

30 Nov 2010 19:13
why do students expect to be exempt from cuts.

if people are discouraged from paying 27000 to get pissed for three years, then the rest of us should be thankful that they are not even further watering down the value of a degree.

Those who genuinely cant afford it will get it paid by the government anyway.
timmbo
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3482 posts since 9/2/10

30 Nov 2010 19:24
Hi-Definition wrote: Duffman or Timmbo have either of you been into Appleton tower this week? People are having a sit in protest and by the looks of it have been there for a few days, They named it the free republic of Apple Tower Laughing out loud

ain't got any lectures there, but walked past a couple times and saw the shitest banner ever, couldn't even make out what it said Laughing out loud . will have a ganders tomorrow.
timmbo
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3482 posts since 9/2/10

30 Nov 2010 19:28
Jordan wrote: going from the students on here alone, shows how much of a pisstake it is. dont understand how any of you can moan about fees when you're spunking your money that is supposed to go towards your education on new clothes/drink. then nuff students take a 'gap yaaar' and go travelling, racking up even more debt, really is cloud cuckoo land.

Jordan wrote: im glad the fees are going up, it'll stop everyone going to uni for the social aspect. someone studying medicine isnt going to be put off, whereas someone whos studying psychology or philosophy (make up 99% of all uni students) would be.

pipe down mate. how many more baseless comments do you want to make?
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

30 Nov 2010 19:37
andydavidleeroth wrote: why do students expect to be exempt from cuts.

if people are discouraged from paying 27000 to get pissed for three years, then the rest of us should be thankful that they are not even further watering down the value of a degree.

Those who genuinely cant afford it will get it paid by the government anyway.

couldn't agree more
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

30 Nov 2010 19:39
Agreed.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

30 Nov 2010 19:41
yeah 90-100% cuts in arts course funding is reasonable I reckon Cool
deuce
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14067 posts since 21/1/08

30 Nov 2010 19:43
hdsy- wrote:
andydavidleeroth wrote: why do students expect to be exempt from cuts.

if people are discouraged from paying 27000 to get pissed for three years, then the rest of us should be thankful that they are not even further watering down the value of a degree.

Those who genuinely cant afford it will get it paid by the government anyway.

couldn't agree more
+1

timmbo, what i said isnt the case for all students, im fully aware, but you cant deny theres a fair few students who go to uni for the social aspect/dont know what to do after college.
timmbo
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3482 posts since 9/2/10

30 Nov 2010 19:55
yeah i know, i agree with that. just took offence as a psychology student + as one of the students on here who spunks money on clothes and drink, cos i don't drink (no dehydrated) and only spend money that i make on clothes.
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

30 Nov 2010 19:56
DuffMan wrote: yeah 90-100% cuts in arts courses is reasonable I reckon Cool
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

30 Nov 2010 20:57
takinglives wrote: I know it's obvious but anyone thinking of going to uni really needs to be doing it for the right reasons.

I didn't really want to go because I was sick of education but was more or less pushed into it because "you can't not go when you've got 3 A's at A Level". Ended up on a shit course because I was only predicted 3 C's but went anyway. Had the best time of my life in terms of drinking, mates, sports teams, women etc but just wasn't motivated to go to lectures. 3 years later I dropped out (kicked out!) at the start of the 3rd year. No degree, owe about £12,000 in student loans and because I'm in a relatively shitty job I'm paying it back at about £40pm. Cry

Yeah I know, csb and all that shit

Hmmm i was in a similar position. I ended up going university because thats what everyone did, and you 'need a degree' for a good job e.t.c, and i wasn't ready to join the big wide world.

Though i'm enrolled onto CIMA, and have scope to move up through my company.

Now i did 3 years and came out with nothing, but i do agree with duffman (for once lolz), that going to university has made me a better person, and i'm a lot more focused in what i want to do and my career than i would've been before.

About paying off student loan. I've saved up near enough to pay mine off since i've been back from uni, but instead of paying it off, i'm going to use it to put down a deposit on a house. I'd much rather do that, than pay off my student debt, which is one of the cheapest form of debts, and doesn't effect your credit rating too badly.

DDD from what i've heard, CFA is a hard bastard.
Hello World
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12170 posts since 7/3/05

30 Nov 2010 21:16
eent wrote:
takinglives wrote: I know it's obvious but anyone thinking of going to uni really needs to be doing it for the right reasons.

I didn't really want to go because I was sick of education but was more or less pushed into it because "you can't not go when you've got 3 A's at A Level". Ended up on a shit course because I was only predicted 3 C's but went anyway. Had the best time of my life in terms of drinking, mates, sports teams, women etc but just wasn't motivated to go to lectures. 3 years later I dropped out (kicked out!) at the start of the 3rd year. No degree, owe about £12,000 in student loans and because I'm in a relatively shitty job I'm paying it back at about £40pm. Cry

Yeah I know, csb and all that shit

Hmmm i was in a similar position. I ended up going university because thats what everyone did, and you 'need a degree' for a good job e.t.c, and i wasn't ready to join the big wide world.

Though i'm enrolled onto CIMA, and have scope to move up through my company.

Now i did 3 years and came out with nothing, but i do agree with duffman (for once lolz), that going to university has made me a better person, and i'm a lot more focused in what i want to do and my career than i would've been before.

About paying off student loan. I've saved up near enough to pay mine off since i've been back from uni, but instead of paying it off, i'm going to use it to put down a deposit on a house. I'd much rather do that, than pay off my student debt, which is one of the cheapest form of debts, and doesn't effect your credit rating too badly.

DDD from what i've heard, CFA is a hard bastard.

a failure teaches you more than a success some times.

this site is good because you can see students transitioning to the real world, eent you changed completely since you fucked up uni (no offence).

also you see all the students immediately stop wasting free cash on clothes and shoes as soon as the realities of rent, bills etc cuts in.

its amazing how the old image of the student as "the young ones" is completely gone and replaced with skins type excess.

I had nothing in uni, the thought of spending hundreds of pounds on clothes simply did not enter my mind, let alone rolexes, cars etc. Laughing out loud
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

30 Nov 2010 21:22
I've haven't bought any clothes in like 6 months, it's shit
timmbo
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3482 posts since 9/2/10

30 Nov 2010 21:39
Ju
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1268 posts since 5/9/09

1 Dec 2010 04:17
Hello World wrote: I had nothing in uni, the thought of spending hundreds of pounds on clothes simply did not enter my mind, let alone rolexes, cars etc. Laughing out loud
PM all the rich mainland chinese students walking around campus Cry
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

1 Dec 2010 12:32
I'm not offended DDD, i completely agree.

It's easy to get a lot of stick for quitting uni, but a lot of people don't realise you don't necessarily need uni to get on in your career. I'm not sure how doing another year to finish my degree would have put me in a better position than a year working. But that was just my position, it's different for everyone.

I actually had more money to spend on clothes at uni than i do now. I had more disposable income, as i have been saving around half my pay packet a month, after minimal rent to my parents. It's why i've not posted in the fashion section in so long, i don't dare go there and get tempted into spending, when i need it for the weekends.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

1 Dec 2010 12:44
Sidestepping the whole 'should uni be expensive or cheap' debate, I do think it's seen as the only way by some and is talked up massively whereas other qualifications and routes to employment are talked down or just ignored
willesdengreen
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649 posts since 10/6/10

1 Dec 2010 16:26
yeah but surely you should find a way to discourage people from stumbling into uni without making it only available to the financially well off?

like maybe more competitive entry requirements, surely the people who deserve to go to uni are those with the intellectual capability and drive, not those who can merely afford it

and schools should have an obligation to discuss different options in people's education, at least more so than they do now

whilst raising uni fees might solve that problem i think it just raises others - principally uni being filled with the upper class lol
jwool
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2705 posts since 16/2/10

1 Dec 2010 18:27
Is there website where I can put my A-Level grades in and it'll tell me what kind of courses/unis I could go to?
timmbo
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3482 posts since 9/2/10

1 Dec 2010 19:00