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    (Original post by AskMeAnything)
    I met a girl the other day with a 2.1 from Uni of Brighton and she couldn't spell 'sword' (sord), 'whether' (wether), and she didn't know what 'medieval' meant, or what Vikings were.

    Needless to say, she has a degree in 'sports science'.
    LOL Typical.
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    (Original post by Caritas)
    We're living in an age of austerity. She was lucky, newer students aren't. Tough.
    No, we are living in an age of lame media catchphrases that get high jacked by politicians. Are you telling me that you dont see even a hint of hypocriticality in her clearly strong support in the pushing away of the very hand that fed her? Your whole "tough tits" rhetoric may make you feel like you are part of a mature, level headed group of enlightened people, but many looking at your post will realise whether or not you are of the same calibre as the OP, you were swept away by a mixture of sub-standard propaganda and the desire to posses a different view point to many of your peers.

    Also, no offence, but a quick gander at your profile shows that you study at Glasgow Caledonian. Now personally, this doesnt perturb me as a persons degree should be judged by their efforts and not the institution which produced it. Nonetheless, many that take your whole "unis have to be for the elite" argument would class your university as part of this apparent problem. This also links back to what I was saying previously. Had it not been for the cash thrown at universities, you (regardless whether Glascal is renowned or the course you do) would not be there as I doubt it would have been made into a university or even received enough funding. Now just to reiterate, this is not an illustration of my snobbishness as I dont get too excited about a uni's ranking, however I am just trying to show you that the line you are trying to plow is, for you, a backfiring one.
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    (Original post by adam_zed)
    No, we are living in an age of lame media catchphrases that get high jacked by politicians. Are you telling me that you dont see even a hint of hypocriticality in her clearly strong support in the pushing away of the very hand that fed her? Your whole "tough tits" rhetoric may make you feel like you are part of a mature, level headed group of enlightened people, but many looking at your post will realise whether or not you are of the same calibre as the OP, you were swept away by a mixture of sub-standard propaganda and the desire to posses a different view point to many of your peers.

    Also, no offence, but a quick gander at your profile shows that you study at Glasgow Caledonian. Now personally, this doesnt perturb me as a persons degree should be judged by their efforts and not the institution which produced it. Nonetheless, many that take your whole "unis have to be for the elite" argument would class your university as part of this apparent problem. This also links back to what I was saying previously. Had it not been for the cash thrown at universities, you (regardless whether Glascal is renowned or the course you do) would not be there as I doubt it would have been made into a university or even received enough funding. Now just to reiterate, this is not an illustration of my snobbishness as I dont get too excited about a uni's ranking, however I am just trying to show you that the line you are trying to plow is, for you, a backfiring one.
    I paid a lot of money to get here. My parents save up for years (literally), and I work 20 hrs a week, too. My fees are ridiculous and are not subsidised. I don't see why others need to be.
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    (Original post by Kiwiguy)
    Haven't you heard of kickflip? Shes our famous in house member of the bnp youth crusaders.
    kickflips a chick? o.0
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    (Original post by Caritas)
    I paid a lot of money to get here. My parents save up for years (literally), and I work 20 hrs a week, too. My fees are ridiculous and are not subsidised. I don't see why others need to be.
    Good that you ignored nearly everything I said.

    Not everyone's parents are in the position to save. You even say yourself how ridiculous fees already are!? So correct me if I am wrong, but you are saying admission to higher education should be based purely on financial criteria rather than academia?
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    (Original post by theths)
    haha
    read "whoops" by john lanchester, by any chance?

    im really not sure whether i like milliband. for now, i'm thinking - "he's an idealistic ********"
    No I haven't but I might give it ago. Milliband the younger seems to be having a lot of trouble filling the blank sheet of paper he says he starting with, even Alan Johnson thinks he's a **** head, he even tried to explain to him why a graduate tax wouldn't work and is more unfair than the current scheme and the proposed new scheme.
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    (Original post by Blondshavemorefun)
    No I haven't but I might give it ago. Milliband the younger seems to be having a lot of trouble filling the blank sheet of paper he says he starting with, even Alan Johnson thinks he's a **** head, he even tried to explain to him why a graduate tax wouldn't work and is more unfair than the current scheme and the proposed new scheme.
    go for it, based on your earlier comment i think you'd find it really interesting

    Hmm, yeah, he really does just strike me as a crowd-pleaser, not too sure now effective a leader he'd be
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    (Original post by AskMeAnything)
    I met a girl the other day with a 2.1 from Uni of Brighton and she couldn't spell 'sword' (sord), 'whether' (wether), and she didn't know what 'medieval' meant, or what Vikings were.

    Needless to say, she has a degree in 'sports science'.
    Lie. So what happened? You randoml start chatting to her then you challenged her to spell a series of random words?
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    (Original post by adam_zed)
    Good that you ignored nearly everything I said.

    Not everyone's parents are in the position to save. You even say yourself how ridiculous fees already are!? So correct me if I am wrong, but you are saying admission to higher education should be based purely on financial criteria rather than academia?
    As an international student, I have had to pay £9,000 fees regardless. My parents saved working in a third world country, and I don't have the opportunity to get a cheap loan from the government that I can pay back only after I earn lots of money.

    I don't see why British students can't pay more.
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    Damn, I'm an Anarchist. Guess I should go and apologize to those crowds of angr... Oh, there's no one there...
    Well, I didn't take part in the protests as I'm not going to University. So I guess I'm off the hook.
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    (Original post by Left Hand Drive)
    Lie. So what happened? You randoml start chatting to her then you challenged her to spell a series of random words?
    Job interview for a theme park. We had to make a 'land' for the theme park. We were like 'Medieval Land', she didn't know what medieval was. We suggested 'Viking Land', she didn't know what Vikings were. We said Vikings had swords. She put it on the flip chart paper as 'sords', and later spelt whether 'wether'.

    No word of a lie, seriously. I'm not pretending this is the general fare of intelligence at university, but if she can fulfil the requirements who can't?
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    I don't know what anarchism has to do with New Labour but then neither do you. I had a good rofl at you moaning about "fascism" as well, nice one.
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    (Original post by Kickflip)
    The reason the government cannot afford to give everyone grants for higher education anymore is because New Labour decided university is for everybody, to the point the government cannot afford to give all students grants because there are too many of us. The result of the socialist left's policy is university is now no longer for the intelligent, but for the well off. University is paid for with the sweat of the brow. If everybody goes to university there will not be enough people paying taxes to fund it. They want a free ride, and they want other people to pay for them.

    The socialist left have made English education a capitalist commodity, and with their rioting they are forcing the hand of the government to take a more authoritarian line, resembling fascism. They truly are the blight of the nation.
    Labour increased spending on Universities, this along with the top up fees meant that Universities had record levels of funding.

    The Conservative plans will actually cost the Government more money in the short term (to the sum of billions of pounds) due to increased borrowing to fund student loans.

    I suppose the NHS is another looney "socialist left" policy that should be scrapped as well?
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    (Original post by Kickflip)
    The socialist left have made English education a capitalist commodity, and with their rioting they are forcing the hand of the government to take a more authoritarian line, resembling fascism. They truly are the blight of the nation.


    Ummm, actually kickflip it was a zi0nist conspiracy. You of all people should know this.
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    (Original post by GottaLovePhysics! :))
    kickflips a chick? o.0
    Well, if you call this a chick...

 
 
 
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