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    Actually I made the thread because I just watched the latest CGP Grey video in which he said if you go to University to do a course that ends in 'studies' you might as well open up a restaurant.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    In the days when I used to peruse CVs and job applications, I would most definitely not have been impressed by a degree from Richmond.
    Interesting, why?
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    Interesting, why?
    I don't regard it as being a 'proper' UK university.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    I don't regard it as being a 'proper' UK university.
    In what way? Because it's American?
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    In what way? Because it's American?
    I would have doubts about its teaching and intellectual rigour. I could be mistaken.

    Note that I see nothing wrong with Liberal Arts. My first degree was History, but if I were applying now I would choose one of the Arts & Sciences degrees for their breadth.
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    I've read this thread and may have missed it but the most important question hasn't been yet asked or answered as far as I could tell.

    WHAT do you want to do with your degree? What do you want to do as a career after uni? Will this degree help you in getting that career? If you don't have a solid idea about what kinds of careers you might like do to, take a gap year and do some more thinking about that, work a little and get some experience for the CV. Uni is expensive and if you find out that after you've completed this degree that you can't get anywhere near the kinds of jobs you want, will it be worth it?

    Some careers like to just see "any" degree because it shows that you can think and get through assignments and such, but others want to see something at least moderately related to the job you're applying for. You can always go back and take more education later, but uni is a large investment of funds into something that you hope will assist you later in getting a good job that you enjoy at least moderately.

    Take this as friendly advice from a "mature" student who has done the gap year, specialised career training, a bachelor's at uni, work, and now in the middle of an MSc. (Also, if it ends in "studies," don't freak out. My degree was a "Studies" and I'm doing fine with it, it did the trick getting jobs and you DO learn a lot if you apply yourself).
 
 
 
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