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


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Owlix
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2065 posts since 16/10/08

9 Dec 2010 18:52
How do you propose how to choose which degrees have jobs prospects and which don't? All that will do is go back to the stupid argument of 'academics vs. arts'. And how do you propose to find out what is a benefit on our society? Is entertainment not a benefit for our society?
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

9 Dec 2010 19:24
I read today that those paying the new higher fees (with maintenance allowance included) it will take a graduating student 32 years earning £48,000 to pay back. Brilliant thinking that Roll Eyes Also any university not offering a core sciences based range of courses is now fucked.

The amount of problems this is going to cause FE over the next 10-15 years is going to be massive, it will have to filter down into secondary education, one big tory fuckup
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

9 Dec 2010 19:38
inverse square wrote: There are some complete cunts at that protest. I've seen a tin paint thrown over a horse, a flare/firework being let off and a huge fire lit.

Yeah the horses were no joke man, I shit my pants when some people started letting off firecrackers at them and they came storming at the crowd. I left at about 6 when I started to get crushed, protesters were fighting each other, and we were surrounded by a load of inbred type people.
Sayword
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5530 posts since 1/4/07

9 Dec 2010 19:51
how did the prince even get caught up in this?
padawan
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4504 posts since 27/6/03

10 Dec 2010 08:00
Would of liked to see some of there "Security" laying into the "wasteofspacer's"
The protestors need to "Get REAL"…chanting "We want our money back"…."Who's money is it exactly??"…f*ckin get back to your studies you muppets!
stoney
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17785 posts since 22/1/05

10 Dec 2010 09:17
i hope they double the fees
hugsie
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649 posts since 5/5/08

10 Dec 2010 09:20
You lot not remember being 15-19 ? You're at a protest cause you genuinely don't agree with the cuts and rise in fees, police wont let you out and kettling you in with all the other angry teenagers, what the fuck you gunna do other than start causing havoc, shit ya pants and cry till the police let you out ?
From what I've seen this increase hasn't seemed to put many people off going to uni, more just fucking pissed them of about having to pay back a loan for 32 years. I'm still applying my self, but for something that would probably be considered here as a 'wasters' degree. It does annoy me when people applying this year bang on about paying £9,000 when they wont. Correct me if i'm wrong but the cuts don't come in till people applying to start in 2012 ?
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

10 Dec 2010 12:22
Smug cunt he might be, but Martin Lewis sums the pros and cons for the individual up pretty well here

http://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2010/12/03/the-argument-over-student-loans-could-kill-the-next-generations-education/
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

12 Dec 2010 19:37
I think I might have fucked up a coursework which account for 25% of a module, it's statistics and I just can't do it, have left it late. The rest of the course has gone very well, but this module is looking touch and go. Can you retake coursework? I can imagine this really bringing my mark down.
NigelBenn
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4514 posts since 6/2/08

12 Dec 2010 19:43
what stats mate? I've got a couple modules this year.
email your lecturer and ask for their advice.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

12 Dec 2010 19:47
Email your tutor and say you have some kind of terrible illness meaning you couldn't do any work or even get out of bed?
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

12 Dec 2010 21:01
Google excel graph tutorials. That's what i did when i struggled with pivot tables for an exam.
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

12 Dec 2010 21:07
famiglia wrote: I believe I've missed out on interviews becuase of my degree certification. Apart from that my CV is very strong.

And yes, Mechanical from Imperial College. 1 thing I'll tell you - I wish I'd left with a BEng rather than an MEng, so I could persue a masters in product design without wopping fees.

why would switching to product design affect the fees (compared to carrying on with Meng)? unless you're referring to the rise in tuition fees?
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

13 Dec 2010 06:45
EDIT.
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

13 Dec 2010 13:54
87 wrote: I think I might have fucked up a coursework which account for 25% of a module, it's statistics and I just can't do it, have left it late. The rest of the course has gone very well, but this module is looking touch and go. Can you retake coursework? I can imagine this really bringing my mark down.

I handed the stats coursework in today, well under the word count and fairly poor quality but on the flipside I also got the other assignment from the same module and got 75% which also accounts for 25% of the overall module mark so that should help to compensate for lost marks on this one. I won't leave the SPSS work so late in the next quantitative assignment and I should be fine.

About the first year, am I right in thinking that say you do really well on two essays assignments which account for 25% of a module and total 40% or over, you could totally flop the rest and be ok? I am obviously not planning to do it, just wondering.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

14 Dec 2010 12:29
Some courses will only let you fail (under 40%) for one of your 8 modules. Some say that if you fail more than one module, then you will have to resit.

87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

14 Dec 2010 12:33
eent wrote: Some courses will only let you fail (under 40%) for one of your 8 modules. Some say that if you fail more than one module, then you will have to resit.

No I'm not saying fail a module, you can't fail a module here. I think you must be able to fail assignments, otherwise the 40% wouldn't apply for each module.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

14 Dec 2010 13:17
I reckon as long as your average is above a pass for the module you'll be fine, having said that some times you do have to redo essays/coursework if you fail.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

14 Dec 2010 13:26
no piss take, but are you a student leader duff?
you seem so well versed in everything studenty for a student if you know what i mean.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

14 Dec 2010 13:53
No I just have an incredibly high IQ and my study area smells of rich mahogany