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    (Original post by sr90)
    Second year first term makes or breaks your degree imo. The step up is HUGE. I'd say my 2nd year was much harder than 3rd year.
    Totally agree, reminded me of my a level physics days.
    I got a first in the first year reasonably easily as I had studied everything other than econometrics and the econometrics before which was difficult. However, I really struggled with the econometrics in the second year and the step up was huge, I ended up with a low to mid 2:1 with many others getting 2:2 and then focused on the exams heavily on my final year and got 7 firsts in my final year in the 8 modules to end up with a first. However, by the third year I didn't feel the step up was as big as from the first to second year where it was quite surprising and that why getting into a habit of keeping up with coursework and lectures is crucial from the first year as this will be needed from the second year onwards.
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    How is it possible to get a U in psychology

    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Yeah a few of my non medic friends from school are either jobless or like doing odd jobs at Nandos while they job hunt. The job market is ****ing brutal man, makes me glad I did medicine tbf but it's no too kushty for us either. Starting salary for junior docs is around 23k outside of London which isn't at all rewarding after 5-6 years of studying at uni. Factor in 4 years of unpaid student debt (NHS pays tuition for your final year), the cost of going to non-reimbursed courses and conferences to enhance your CV, and unpaid hours you invariably put in e.g. for doing research, and all of a sudden you realise junior docs are one of the worst paid professions given the hours they work. The job only becomes rewarding financially and mentally after at least becoming a registrar.

    We have to apply for jobs this year, and while it's true most graduates get a job, that could mean anywhere from the tip of Scotland to Brighton and anywhere in between. It's a national allocation process and a lot of us are bricking it because we have limited control over where we may end up being. Ideally I'd like to remain in Leeds, or go to another nice city like Sheffield, York, Edinburgh, Bristol. Need the city life man, but not London though, the standard of living would be awful.
    My brother gets paid 30k after tax and he only started working this year (going to his graduation soon actually), should have got on that London time.

    And isn't it the more better you do, the more likely you are to get allocated at one of your top preferences? I remembering him having to rank like 70 hospitals and he got his first/second choice for his first term, can't remember now
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    Head to a local pub Ive been going for for years for a few pre-drinks with a mate. Normally the barmaid is a dog, and treats the punters like the sum they are. I clock this 6'0 blonde frauline with an immediate German accent.





    Well, I speak German and I like a bit of frauline. I've been going to this boozer for years, never gave any impression that I could speak something.

    ''What's a beautiful girl like you doing in a ****hole like this?''
    ''You drink here too...''
    ''Rough man like me? This is where I start!''

    She's from Rostock, but she knows Berlin. Speak abit about the clubs and needless to say I'm showing her around London, couldnt believe my luck. The old geezers whove seen me about for years, never knew I could speak a bit of German.

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    If you're not London, then you wouldnt know!
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    (Original post by jam277)
    You have a lot of experience, which can set you apart from the rest, trust me mate a lot of people don't have that. They just have a 2:1/1st and don't have internships etc.

    I get you with the office life. My plan is hopefully to do some inter-railing by the time I'm 25. So would like a good paying job. Looking at grad schemes or recruitment jobs with commission. Hayles I guess knows where the money is at. Commission based work with a good basic salary is just a ticket to a nice lifestyle.
    The thing is. I worked for a few years before uni, and the thing I realised is that there were a lot of people who'd just settled too young, and had deep regrets. People generally said to me the three things they wished they'd done when they were young was a) a degree, b) lived abroad for at least 12 months and c) travelled to as many countries as they could. So I'm conscious of that.

    (Original post by jam277)
    I'm dying.
    It needs to be noted that Eboracum agrees with Zurich with regards to Miss Amy Pond. 9.5 out of 10. However. Just when I thought Doctor Who assistants couldn't get any hotter I then saw the new series, and Clara Oswold broke the 10 barrier.

    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Second week of uni and I'm already feeling rekt. Who knew studying law would be so complex right from the offset.
    What made you want to study Law Lyrical P, do you want to be like Harvey Specter? And, if you don't mind me asking, where do you study?

    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Nah man 24 to me is an ideal time to start getting into a long-term relationship and think about marriage etc. Allow being an old dad...
    I have to say I don't share that view. I think it's too young. I've just turned 25, and I'm just not ready for that in any form. I mean I'm a bit different in a sense that I started uni very late and I'm just started final year. My folks married when they were 20/21 and looking back it was probably to young, but they didn't have me till they were 32, and I think that's a good age. For me I want to finish this degree, maybe do an MA, and do a few years working abroad (perhaps teaching English), maybe around the time I'm 29/30 I'd look for the career/settled relationship. I just still feel I want to have more adventures.

    Does anybody else not want children? Like, right now (and its a view I've held for quite some time) I really don't. Too expensive and too much hassle!
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    Its like my post on the Arsenal thread was a proficy.

    Should start a blog called Rosè Induced Dream Diary.
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    How is it possible to get a U in psychology



    My brother gets paid 30k after tax and he only started working this year (going to his graduation soon actually), should have got on that London time.

    And isn't it the more better you do, the more likely you are to get allocated at one of your top preferences? I remembering him having to rank like 70 hospitals and he got his first/second choice for his first term, can't remember now
    I don't get how you can end up with a U after two years, AS is completely understandable(Psychology was the lowest grade I got and I did Further Maths, Maths and biology+Chem) but how can you end up with Ungraded after two years, including resits? That's some peak stuff right there.


    (Original post by Eboracum)
    The thing is. I worked for a few years before uni, and the thing I realised is that there were a lot of people who'd just settled too young, and had deep regrets. People generally said to me the three things they wished they'd done when they were young was a) a degree, b) lived abroad for at least 12 months and c) travelled to as many countries as they could. So I'm conscious of that.



    It needs to be noted that Eboracum agrees with Zurich with regards to Miss Amy Pond. 9.5 out of 10. However. Just when I thought Doctor Who assistants couldn't get any hotter I then saw the new series, and Clara Oswold broke the 10 barrier.
    That's the thing, I think working for a few years before uni was a pretty good option. You don't have to go to university straight away, the first time you go it's free so make it count. You've done 2 out of the 3 things most people have done. I've done one, although have lived in a different city for a long time too, it's boring staying in London all your life.

    Amy Pond is nice. Was laughing about Deshi's assessment of her. Amy Ponds lips are :sogood: he's more a fan of the slightly natural tan brunettes. I'm a fan of hot girls, my preference changes daily. I'm a fan of natural blonde girls while people liked the tan look but the chikas people have posted here are nice too. Nina Dobrev is nicer than all of them though.
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    Got a B is psychology without putting any effort in really. Just remember studies and some basic theories and you can't fail tbh
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    (Original post by So Instinct)
    Its like my post on the Arsenal thread was a proficy.

    Should start a blog called Rosè Induced Dream Diary.
    What post is this? The AngelDiMaria(ADM) post because I was the one who initially spotted and subsequently made it. You just added the finishing touches. It's safe to say I've predicted most things about Arsenal's ability quite well.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    What post is this? The AngelDiMaria(ADM) post because I was the one who initially spotted and subsequently made it. You just added the finishing touches. It's safe to say I've predicted most things about Arsenal's ability quite well.
    My last post which you proceeded to say (X) got wrecked. Think about what I wrote and what is happening.
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    (Original post by So Instinct)
    My last post which you proceeded to say (X) got wrecked. Think about what I wrote and what is happening.
    You made me chuckle.
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    Also my mate just met this absolute 9/10 redhead

    [shows me the photos]

    ''yeah yeah, she's nice man''

    mate doesnt like redheads but ''fit is fit innit''

    I die inside [if I kill my mate will the redhead **** me? probs not. Decdide not to murder my mate]
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    (Original post by Juan Mata)
    Busy then, sounds fun though!

    Yeah I'm applying for Human Biology
    I knew you'd end up with biology! Great choice hun

    (Original post by ra-ra-ra)
    I do watch a ridiculous amount of football Jam! My life is literally work and football. With three jobs currently on the go I don't even know where I get the time to involve so much football in my life and even when I have a day off the chances are I will use that day off by going to watch a match.

    Debating whether to stay up to watch Cruzeiro vs Corinthians at 2am. I guess with SA football it's on at times when normal people sleep!
    Lmao my life basically consists purely of Uni, work and football. Literally nothing else.
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    (Original post by Eboracum)
    What made you want to study Law Lyrical P, do you want to be like Harvey Specter? And, if you don't mind me asking, where do you study?
    Ebo

    I want to study law because I want to go into corporate/ company law. Handling the legal issues of large businesses and companies, I also wouldn't mind specialising in Media and entertainment law whereby I deal with the legal issues that celebrities, film companies, broadcasters etc etc may face Harvey Specter? Lul. He cute though :sexface:

    Due to last minute circumstances, I needed to remain in London for uni so had to decline going to Nottingham so I'm at the University of Hertfordshire which is absolutely lovely (I know it's technically outside London too but it's on the borders meaning it's only 40 mins away from my home!) I feel like a baby starting uni, still so fresh out of secondary school!

    Does that answer your q?
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    I want to be a clinical psychologist any ideas what i could do then?

    I do english lit,psychology and economics at a level any job oppurtunites that i could access with those subjects?
    got you covered mate
    not really much more i can add on to jam's response; he got it pretty much spot on.
    clinical psychology is the go-to profession for almost all psychology students simply because it's the most well known affiliation with the subject.

    there are literally hundreds of applicants for each single clinical psychology job every year - it's more competitive than anything you have ever seen before.
    as jam highlights below, you'll need to be at a fairly high end university if you want the best chance of a good clinical psychology job, therefore you can make the difference as early as a-level
    in addition, you're looking at getting AT LEAST a mid 2.1, preferably towards the top end, going in to a first if possible.
    i won't lie to you, it is extremely difficult to get a first in a psychology degree but it isn't impossible.

    most people get a 2.1 in psychology, few people get a 2.2 or less and even fewer get a first.
    this is a LONG way ahead, but getting a first in a psychology degree at a decent uni, paired with a bit of shadowing experience would put you in prime position for a job in clinical psychology.

    let me know if there's any more information you require

    (Original post by jam277)
    Do a psychology degree, if you want to be a clinical psychologist best served aiming for top 20-30 universities if you aren't already, get experience at hospitals and build rapport with people. Opportunities come from unlikely sources. While work experience and shadowing isn't actually needed for psychology you'd want to do it as it gets you ahead of the game. You don't need to yet(although would be useful for UCAS) but ideally by the end of 2nd year you should have decent experience.
    as mentioned above, spot on.

    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Lmao yeah ABU and the U was in psychology! It's a very underrated subject, quite difficult actually. Who knew there was maths in it under a topic called 'inferential statistics' still feel hard done by by the grade...but anyways lols.
    i can't even...
    it is a severely underrated subject in terms of difficulty but it's odd to see how somebody so obviously clever in some subjects (i.e: getting and A and B) can also get a U in another subject they're learnt for 2 years, not to mention actively choosing not to drop it after year one?:facepalm2:

    (Original post by Deshi)
    How is it possible to get a U in psychology
    (Original post by jam277)
    I don't get how you can end up with a U after two years, AS is completely understandable(Psychology was the lowest grade I got and I did Further Maths, Maths and biology+Chem) but how can you end up with Ungraded after two years, including resits? That's some peak stuff right there.
    guys, i don't know what to say.
    psychology is one of those that if you put the work in, you'll do well.
    but a U in A2 level in any subject whatsoever is unheard of tbh
    LP yet again surprising us all

    (Original post by So Instinct)
    Got a B is psychology without putting any effort in really. Just remember studies and some basic theories and you can't fail tbh
    exactly - in a-level all you really need is decent memory and okay essay writing.
    if you wanna get an A* like i did you also have to put in the extra effort, but there was a guy in my class who ended up with a B and he only had 50% attendance for the entire year...

    (Original post by Eboracum)
    It needs to be noted that Eboracum agrees with Zurich with regards to Miss Amy Pond. 9.5 out of 10. However. Just when I thought Doctor Who assistants couldn't get any hotter I then saw the new series, and Clara Oswold broke the 10 barrier.
    couldn't agree more.
    i must admit i have a massive weakness for redheads so amy pond was automatically a 9+
    clara is next level though...
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    sorry about the massive post; was working more or less back to back shifts so i missed all of the discussion last night.

    i'd a little unnerving how everybody is getting along...
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    Alright guys no need to be rude about the whole psychology thing... I did AS and A2 psychology in one year in my second year of sixth form because at the start of A levels I picked English Literature, Media Studies and Gov and Politics (yes only 3 subjects I know), the G&P teacher was diagnosed with cancer and left the school and there was nobody else to teach the subject at A level standards there was only 6 of us in the class so we were given the option of either doing Sociology or Psychology to carry on in one year and thus I chose psychology. So imagine how difficult it was juggling all that in my second year alone, that's still no excuse for the grade but still. I'm still happy with my A and B.

    There's really no need to be mean about it guys seriously
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    Psychology is ****.

    There, I said it.

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    (Original post by Ggmu!)
    Psychology is ****.

    There, I said it.

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    Can confirm. Only did it because teacher was a hot American girl.
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Alright guys no need to be rude about the whole psychology thing... I did AS and A2 psychology in one year in my second year of sixth form because at the start of A levels I picked English Literature, Media Studies and Gov and Politics (yes only 3 subjects I know), the G&P teacher was diagnosed with cancer and left the school and there was nobody else to teach the subject at A level standards there was only 6 of us in the class so we were given the option of either doing Sociology or Psychology to carry on in one year and thus I chose psychology. So imagine how difficult it was juggling all that in my second year alone, that's still no excuse for the grade but still. I'm still happy with my A and B.

    There's really no need to be mean about it guys seriously

    They're a bunch of ***** I say you beat them all up
 
 
 
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