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(Original post by EscapeTheFate)
so what exactly would you do in the civil service? and what is fast stream?

I always imagined it to just be getting statistics for the government departments... can't see why it is so popular?
statisticians are just one element of the civil service. The others do all sorts of things, like creating and reforming policy, developing new government initiatives on behalf of their respective ministers, handling the press and comms in different government departments etc. It's popular because it's a pretty stable job, cushy (no ridiculous hours as with some private sector firms) and very family-friendly. With many graduates (particularly at places like oxbridge), the foreign office faststream is particularly popular, mainly for the instant travel opportunities.

Oh, and you only need a minimum of a 2.ii to join the civil service.
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Earning's a funny one. I'm pretty confident I could leave uni and get a job paying around £50,000 in the first year.
Doing what?! :eek: I want
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You're probably not as inert as you suspect. :p:
Hmmm, if you are telling people they are probably not "inert" without any information, I can't think of where an obvious case of inertness would be. I can't think of anyone who does *nothing* apart from their degree, and to be honest, even in those cases I don't think Oxbridge does nothing for you career-wise. A brillant Mathematician WILL be employable, regardless of how soulless he is.

Maybe you are assuming we are talking about humanities degrees, where being a bit more unique helps. But then how many arts students at Cambridge aren't unique and passionate about lots of stuff? Arts subjects aren't really box-tick worthy, and you don't just memorise facts in the same way as you do for other numerical degrees, so it would be very unusual to do well in arts subjects with a one-track mind.
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Doing what?! :eek: I want
Professional Ceilidh band playing, I assumed. Inter-village competitions get a bit heated these days.
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Professional Ceilidh band playing, I assumed. Inter-village competitions get a bit heated these days.
*chuckles* Absolutely! The stakes are really high.

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Hmmm, if you are telling people they are probably not "inert" without any information, I can't think of where an obvious case of inertness would be.
Well it's not "without any information", is it, as I've 'known' her for quite a while! :p: More to the point, however, surely the smileys at either end of my comment should tell you the way it should be taken...:rolleyes: I wasn't providing a detailed psychometric evaluation, for goodness' sake!

As for the rest of your post...I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to say...But I'm going to go and do some baking, anyway. :p:
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