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    Biomedical Science

    Most common- "What's that?"
    2nd most common- "Wow that sounds hard".
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    (Original post by laura130490)
    Biomedical Science

    Most common- "What's that?"
    2nd most common- "Wow that sounds hard".
    Or "oh, so you didn't get in to medicine?" :sexface:


    Mine's always a look of or "ohh pharmacy? so.. you're a vending machine right?"

    HAHA NO.
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    (Original post by DonaldGlover)
    Or "oh, so you didn't get in to medicine?" :sexface:


    Mine's always a look of or "ohh pharmacy? so.. you're a vending machine right?"

    HAHA NO.
    Funnily enough, only fellow students on my course and people on here have said that to me. Most people have no idea what biomed is and just presume it's difficult. A lot of people get confused and keep saying I do biochem. Two of my close friends, even after 4 years of me telling them I do biomed not biochem, keep telling people I'm a biochemist. Some people have assumed I'm a forensic scientist as well, or that I'm going to be a doctor when I graduate
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    for the first 5 seconds they look like they want to vomit on my face
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    "Oh wow, you're so cool!"
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    'What can you do with that?'
    'What's it about?'
    'Oh, you want to be a social worker?'

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    If they're Asian (from the subcontinent) it's usually 'but you already know English, why would you study it' or 'what's that?'. Otherwise it's "so do you want to become a teacher?".

    Maybe I'll be feeding into the stereotype of the latter by applying for a pgce next year
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    After telling someone the degree you study, what is their response?
    Disbelief that I would need a degree just to dish out whats on the prescription.
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    (Original post by jami74)
    Disbelief that I would need a degree just to dish out whats on the prescription.
    LOL, I got a similar response too when I told my classmate I was going to apply for Pharmacy, he said "You need to do a degree for 4 years just to sell paracetamol?"
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    Me: I studied Film and TV!
    Them: Ooooh, are you the next Spielberg?
    Me: No
    Them: So what are you going to do with it then?
    Me: Nothing. I studied as a hobby.
    Them: *turns away embarrassed*

    :cool:
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    "ooooo you're doing the same degree as that dude from the social network?"
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    Oh Nursing? Why not medicine?
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    i havnt started mine yet. but im going to be studying equine therapy and rehabilitation in sep . i did study equine management before that though and i got the same reply...

    Ohh whats that ??
    what does equine mean ?
    oh so you will be picking up horse **** for the rest of your life ! ( this is seriously annoying )
    why do you wana work with smelly horses for the rest of your life ?
    were you not good enough to be a vet?
    can you even get a decent salary from that?

    the good replies i get are
    thats so interesting you get to do something you really like and its not your normal degree you wont be stuck in a office.
    wow that sounds amazing so many jobs in the horse industry you could live in oz or the states and work get loads of experience abroad.
    you get to work with horses everyday doing what you like sounds better then what im doing
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    (Original post by InnerTemple)
    Me: "I'm training to be a barrister."
    Them: "Oh wow - I love coffee!"
    Me: "No no... I am... oh forget it. Yes, I make coffee."

    Ahahahahaahahaha

    Love this.
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    (Original post by jameswhughes)
    People often say "What are you going to do? Become a maths teacher?" (they are obviously clueless about what you can do with maths :facepalm:)
    I get this almost daily from my friends, who know that I intend to study maths at uni.
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    (Original post by Appeal to reason)
    I get this almost daily from my friends, who know that I intend to study maths at uni.
    Yeah, far too many people think university has to be vocational :rolleyes:
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    Linguistics and Philosophy:

    1) 'What languages do you speak' (obvs linguistics )
    2) 'What is it?'
    3) a blank look followed by 'what does that lead to'

    I've not even got to university yet. *sigh*
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    Why?

    You get to go to McGill!
    "Business Studies" sounds worse than "management" or "economics".
    I know right! Not that many people know how awesome that is, but as long as we know its cool :P
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    (Original post by SammySnips)
    "So you want to be an ambulance driver?"

    Paramedic Science :banghead:
    Haha, this really gets my goat! Lol
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    I do Interior Architecture.

    I just get a blank or wtf look. Either that or: "so you decorate bedrooms then?" (which I certainly don't grrr)
 
 
 
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