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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Nope already completed 2 years of student finance, started my 3rd year of student finance this year. And I don't really want to start a fresh anyway. Of all the courses this is the one that best fits my interests. I'm just unfortunate unmotivated and not passionate...depression will do that to you haha.
    haha thats a darn shame. and to be honest, I'm the same aha
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    haha thats a darn shame. and to be honest, I'm the same aha
    Ahh well ey, hopefully it improves.
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    (Original post by Kokoloko)
    how did you find the course itself? although i don't think thats a route I'll be taking.
    ah right, hopefully so aha
    Yeah, for you I wouldn't recommend it - you can find something more appropriate to your subjects. However, I did enjoy the course. I was running my own marketing agency at the time, so I could put what I learnt into practice straight away and it worked.

    The only thing I didn't like about it was the over reliance on group course work. It was used as a way to bring the overall grades of the course up, but undoubtedly would have dragged down the grade of the best students pulling up the ones who couldn't really be bothered. Just made it all much more work - there was always someone who didn't do their bit, and you had to do it for them or you'd all suffer.

    The actual subject was really interesting to me and it has served me very well in the work place since.
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    For me personally yes, but then again I've always loved chemistry and knew I'd study it at Uni since primary school. Other people end up hating it even more because it does get a lot harder.
    but surely that is to be expected, it getting harder but its true, if you like it you'll find ways to plough through
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    (Original post by Paulwyn)
    Did International Politics and Strategic Studies at Aberystwyth 2003-2006. Chose solely because I saw it on University Challenge and loved the sound of it

    Pros: Amazing course, with world renowned lecturers in the field, lived in a beautiful town on the seafront and (surprisingly) great bars and underground EDM scene
    Cons (or more accurately regrets): i would say this to anyone starting or thinking about uni, join everything and follow through, get into sports, even if you aren't sporty i.e. Ultimate Frisbee or Extreme Ironing. I didn't take this advice and it is my one sole regret.
    absolutely love UC! haha
    weighing up your pros and cons, your pros win by a long shot. lucky you
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    Yeah, for you I wouldn't recommend it - you can find something more appropriate to your subjects. However, I did enjoy the course. I was running my own marketing agency at the time, so I could put what I learnt into practice straight away and it worked.

    The only thing I didn't like about it was the over reliance on group course work. It was used as a way to bring the overall grades of the course up, but undoubtedly would have dragged down the grade of the best students pulling up the ones who couldn't really be bothered. Just made it all much more work - there was always someone who didn't do their bit, and you had to do it for them or you'd all suffer.

    The actual subject was really interesting to me and it has served me very well in the work place since.
    and may i ask what it is that you do now? yeah i can imagine that being a nuisance. bad enough for me now lol, those pesky no-gooders
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    (Original post by Kokoloko)
    which uni was that at?
    Reading
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    (Original post by Kokoloko)
    whys that? and what do you like most
    I want to work in cyber security so wanted to learn more about that but I'm doing more networking (its set modules so you can't choose the ones you do). I just wish I had more security based modules.
    The course is really interesting though so thats good and I have opportunites to gain external professional qualifications.
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    Mathematics with Theoretical Physics at UCL
    Retired now, teach maths privately a little bit of maths still
    I wish more universities did this course. The only courses I could find at the universities I wanted to go to were Mathematics with Mathematical Physics, Physics with Theoretical Physics, straight Mathematics or Physics/Maths dual honours.
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    (Original post by Kokoloko)
    and may i ask what it is that you do now? yeah i can imagine that being a nuisance. bad enough for me now lol, those pesky no-gooders
    I'm the community director at The Student Room, which sits within the marketing department. I manage the content and community teams (7 full time people, 2 part time and all of our volunteers). Community is basically another name for social media manager, for easy comparison.
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    I have a BSc in Psychology and English Language from Aston University and am, currently, a first year Mental Health Nurse at BCU.
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    (Original post by Kokoloko)
    I'm currently in sixth form, year 12, haven't a clue what to study in uni (taking physics maths chemistry and french now) and I've not found any questions asking what other people studied so i thought id give it a shot

    if you could tell me what you studied, what you enjoyed/didnt enjoy, contact/non contact hours, and any other funky jazz id be really interested to hear

    cheers
    Another TSR staff member here!! I now work as a Data Analyst for TSR.

    I studied Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Business Studies, and Computing at Sixth form.
    I then studied BSc Mathematics at the University of Exeter.

    I would say if you don't have any clue what you want to do as a career then Maths is a good idea as it's a well respected degree which can help you in many careers
    I had around 12 hours of lectures a week, and a fair amount of coursework.
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    (Original post by Kokoloko)
    what made you hate it?
    It wasn't enjoyable for me. Most of the contents are not my interest. Media isn't exactly well respected so not easy to look for job

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    (Original post by jenhasdreams)
    Another TSR staff member here!! I now work as a Data Analyst for TSR.

    I studied Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Business Studies, and Computing at Sixth form.
    I then studied BSc Mathematics at the University of Exeter.

    I would say if you don't have any clue what you want to do as a career then Maths is a good idea as it's a well respected degree which can help you in many careers
    I had around 12 hours of lectures a week, and a fair amount of coursework.
    What is that like?
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    (Original post by Paulwyn)
    Did International Politics and Strategic Studies at Aberystwyth 2003-2006. Chose solely because I saw it on University Challenge and loved the sound of it

    Pros: Amazing course, with world renowned lecturers in the field, lived in a beautiful town on the seafront and (surprisingly) great bars and underground EDM scene
    Cons (or more accurately regrets): i would say this to anyone starting or thinking about uni, join everything and follow through, get into sports, even if you aren't sporty i.e. Ultimate Frisbee or Extreme Ironing. I didn't take this advice and it is my one sole regret.
    Extreme Ironing sounds freakin' fantastic.
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    Extreme Ironing sounds freakin' fantastic.
    Stupidly brilliant
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    (Original post by Kokoloko)
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    (Original post by jenhasdreams)
    I would say if you don't have any clue what you want to do as a career then Maths is a good idea as it's a well respected degree which can help you in many careers
    I had around 12 hours of lectures a week, and a fair amount of coursework.
    I would second the maths recommendation, it is such a valuable skill in any job.

    Also because this could later become an option to you: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5#post60037635


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    Stupidly brilliant
    That is brilliant!
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    (Original post by Paulwyn)
    Did International Politics and Strategic Studies at Aberystwyth 2003-2006. Chose solely because I saw it on University Challenge and loved the sound of it

    Pros: Amazing course, with world renowned lecturers in the field
    World-renowned lecturers at Aberystwyth. Are you sure?
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    I would second the maths recommendation, it is such a valuable skill in any job.

    Also because this could later become an option to you: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5#post60037635




    That is brilliant!
    when i read 'extreme ironing' i was NOT expecting it to be...extreme ironing hahaha just as 'curling' is nothing to do with hairstyling.
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    (Original post by jenhasdreams)
    Another TSR staff member here!! I now work as a Data Analyst for TSR.

    I studied Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Business Studies, and Computing at Sixth form.
    I then studied BSc Mathematics at the University of Exeter.

    I would say if you don't have any clue what you want to do as a career then Maths is a good idea as it's a well respected degree which can help you in many careers
    I had around 12 hours of lectures a week, and a fair amount of coursework.
    I'm looking into maths as well as international management (and french) but a lot can change in a few months
    thanks (:
 
 
 
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