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    Selling all my PS3 stuff on ebay. Hoping to score around £170 for the lot, would mean can upgrade to a PS4 for a pretty good price. Should have done this as soon as the PS4 was announced tbh, I've lost a lot of value on it now. But hoping it attracts bids from christmas shoppers. Gotta love when a bidding war starts on your own item.
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    Law grad from a Russell Group. I worked in a bank which paid £20k a year (my first proper job) in the north east for me to do PPI cases (standard grad job basically). Didn't work very long there because it was not what I wanted to do, it was so boring and I was unhappy.
    Got contacted by a recruitment consultant this morning saying that I will be put straight to the assessment centre for external audit at Mazars but tbh that also sounds boring as hell. Bumming around going to the next step in my life basically.

    I want to go into marketing (both online and conventional) and then open my own firm in the future. Bit of a career change away from law/finance but it's something that has always interested me and I have some experience. Plus, if you can do a job you enjoy as well as make money from it, all the better. Rather that than accountancy and all that type of stuff tbh. I would also like to open a successful modern restaurant in the future in line with familial tradition.
    Awesome man. Yeah I'm third year Politics Russell atm. I imagine you Tom to be a bit like Harvey Specter, so I'm not surprised to see you did Law.

    Tbh my mate wanted to do Law, he did three lots of work exp and hated it and said it wasn't for him. Said he'd made a mistake for the status. It's hard to get into isn't it with the grad schemes? Like my mate at LSE got the highest grades in the year for an Economics course and failed the Linklaters online tests, said they were just too difficult. I imagine it's insane.

    A restaurant would be awesome. We should have a TSR meal at your place. I imagine the waiters would all be dressed in Tom Ford suits?

    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Very true.
    Hope that wasn't taken the wrong way, I've been reading through you guys' career conversation and its lovely to see people being so ambitious and passionate and also very determined about what they intend to do after University. Then I saw Tom's post and he basically said he just wants money he's worked for which was a different view.

    For me personally, having the academic qualifications leads to respect and status like you said and who doesn't want that? Having an advanced degree such as a masters or PhD in any area of law for me would be absolutely awesome to have.

    Of course this isn't me putting down those that do not or did not go to uni etc.

    It's fair game tbh. Nothing wrong with money being the message. For me I want power. We're all quite ambitious on here. I like that. There's a good vibe and buzz.

    I sort of take the view that these grad schemes are just schemes, where as academic quals are things you've got forever. I just want the chance to study at the great unis you know.

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    That's fine mate, hope you're well. Yeah I'm at uni, and it's hard, very hard...
    What do you study? I'd have a guess and say perhaps Chemistry?
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Selling all my PS3 stuff on ebay. Hoping to score around £170 for the lot, would mean can upgrade to a PS4 for a pretty good price. Should have done this as soon as the PS4 was announced tbh, I've lost a lot of value on it now. But hoping it attracts bids from christmas shoppers. Gotta love when a bidding war starts on your own item.
    I'm a 360 man, I'm thinking of treating myself to a PS4 and Fifa at Christmas. Do you think it's worth it, like would the step up from 360/PS3 to PS4 be significant? Think it's about £325 on Amazon then the game is £40.
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    (Original post by Eboracum)

    What do you study? I'd have a guess and say perhaps Chemistry?
    Haha i detested Chemistry (I still do :laugh: ). Dentistry

    (Original post by Eboracum)
    I'm a 360 man, I'm thinking of treating myself to a PS4 and Fifa at Christmas. Do you think it's worth it, like would the step up from 360/PS3 to PS4 be significant? Think it's about £325 on Amazon then the game is £40.
    It definitely is. I've had my Ps4 for a year now and one of the best purchases of my life. Just got GTA today, the graphics and gameplay are absolutely unreal, not to mention FIFA. Would recommend 100%.
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    Law grad from a Russell Group. I worked in a bank which paid £20k a year (my first proper job) in the north east for me to do PPI cases (standard grad job basically). Didn't work very long there because it was not what I wanted to do, it was so boring and I was unhappy.
    Got contacted by a recruitment consultant this morning saying that I will be put straight to the assessment centre for external audit at Mazars but tbh that also sounds boring as hell. Bumming around going to the next step in my life basically.

    I want to go into marketing (both online and conventional) and then open my own firm in the future. Bit of a career change away from law/finance but it's something that has always interested me and I have some experience. Plus, if you can do a job you enjoy as well as make money from it, all the better. Rather that than accountancy and all that type of stuff tbh. I would also like to open a successful modern restaurant in the future in line with familial tradition.
    That's incredible. It just goes to show how diverse a law degree is! Well, I wish you well with it all. Hope it does become a reality for you soon enough.
    I'm a first year Law Undergrad so I guess you should know now that I'll be coming to you with any questions regarding the degree! What classification did you finish with? Was it difficult to achieve this?

    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Selling all my PS3 stuff on ebay. Hoping to score around £170 for the lot, would mean can upgrade to a PS4 for a pretty good price. Should have done this as soon as the PS4 was announced tbh, I've lost a lot of value on it now. But hoping it attracts bids from christmas shoppers. Gotta love when a bidding war starts on your own item.
    I never understand how people can be so comfortable with buying electronics online let alone eBay! I'd be so scared about what I would do if it stopped working or something like that. I've still got the fat ps3, think I might switch over to an Xbox One... know anything about Xboxes? Been a PlayStation type of gal since I can remember

    (Original post by Eboracum)
    It's fair game tbh. Nothing wrong with money being the message. For me I want power. We're all quite ambitious on here. I like that. There's a good vibe and buzz.
    I sort of take the view that these grad schemes are just schemes, where as academic quals are things you've got forever. I just want the chance to study at the great unis you know.
    This is why I need to finish with a 2:1 or higher, I want to get into an even better institution for my postgrad studies.

    I get you Ebora, you'll do great A master in politics!
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    (Original post by Eboracum)
    I'm a 360 man, I'm thinking of treating myself to a PS4 and Fifa at Christmas. Do you think it's worth it, like would the step up from 360/PS3 to PS4 be significant? Think it's about £325 on Amazon then the game is £40.
    Tbh unless you're really into gaming I wouldn't say there is a massive upgrade. The visuals on the PS4 are stunning although not majorly better than the Xbox One. But they are both ahead of the previous gen consoles in terms of finer detail graphics. It looks like the PS4 has dimmed down on its contrast with colours to make games appear more natural to what you'd seen in real life. It's hard to explain but if you compared the graphics to the PS3 you may see what I mean:



    The amazon prices have just gone up, must be the christmas shoppers. When I checked last week they were doing the console + FIFA or COD for £320. I'll probably wait until after Christmas to see if there's any good sale price on.
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    (Original post by Eboracum)
    Awesome man. Yeah I'm third year Politics Russell atm. I imagine you Tom to be a bit like Harvey Specter, so I'm not surprised to see you did Law.

    Tbh my mate wanted to do Law, he did three lots of work exp and hated it and said it wasn't for him. Said he'd made a mistake for the status. It's hard to get into isn't it with the grad schemes? Like my mate at LSE got the highest grades in the year for an Economics course and failed the Linklaters online tests, said they were just too difficult. I imagine it's insane.

    A restaurant would be awesome. We should have a TSR meal at your place. I imagine the waiters would all be dressed in Tom Ford suits?

    I would prefer being Don Draper these days aha. :lol:
    Yes, did the work experience myself, both with barristers and commercial solicitors, did not really enjoy it. Yes, I made a mistake re status too, it was what the college and parents pushed me towards. I was too young to know what I wanted to do with the rest of my life but figured it would be a good degree to take.

    And I want to do postgrad one day too, but I want to save up money and experiences for it. I have a big desire to do the Oxford MBA one day, and finally settle all academic scores with peers once and for all with an Oxbridge degree. But, that is some way down the line yet. Self made money first.

    I am making sacrifices to my life such as living with parents (although I am happy with them) and commuting to work. But, I will do what I have to do. I don't have much money myself, but I have never been in debt and I don't use credit cards/borrow money. And that is very important as a start to our lives, credit cards and the like are a bad road to go down. Living above ones means is a bad road to go down. Once you become accustomed to certain luxuries you find that it is like an addiction. You need to work like a slave to maintain that lifestyle and you are still the same slave to money as the rest of the working people.
    I like the simple things in life, same with my best mate when I was in uni and his family. Eton educated, first class in Economics and working at JP Morgan as a grad. But, his family still shop at Aldi, Primark and the likes. I learnt a lot about how to live from that guy, and my own family. Money in itself I don't find a need to use much, I have everything I want materially and I am not a big spender. I just want to prove myself though, that is what I think money will give me. It's a measurement of one's achievement. I also believe in making money work for me, and not me working for money. I want to be truly free out of my own doing, if that makes sense.

    And yes, the waiters will all be dressed in Tom Ford suits .
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    I never understand how people can be so comfortable with buying electronics online let alone eBay! I'd be so scared about what I would do if it stopped working or something like that. I've still got the fat ps3, think I might switch over to an Xbox One... know anything about Xboxes? Been a PlayStation type of gal since I can remember
    If it's new its fine, especially if its Amazon which I've had no problems with for god knows how many years I've been ordering form. Probably wouldn't buy expensive electronics from ebay though, especially since a lot of private sellers dont accept returns.

    Nah always been a playstation guy. The general concensus from the gaming community seems to be that both are great consoles, and user specific. If you like to incorporate tv into your console the xbox one is able to hook up to your tv guide so you can have everything in one place. The PS4 does have better specs but when you see them side by side, its hard to notice a major difference in graphics. Both are beastly machines.
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    That's incredible. It just goes to show how diverse a law degree is! Well, I wish you well with it all. Hope it does become a reality for you soon enough.
    I'm a first year Law Undergrad so I guess you should know now that I'll be coming to you with any questions regarding the degree! What classification did you finish with? Was it difficult to achieve this?
    I got a 2.1. I was not academically great, but I achieved it quite comfortably. It's just like school imo, if you listen well and do your homework you can get a 2.1. As for a first? I am not perhaps the best person to answer that.
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    money is the motive for me, wouldn't mind selling my soul for the moolah temporarily. Need to get them internships on lock for the summer/spring though, even if just to make some contacts for shadowing opportunities, annoying that most are aimed at penultimate year students but I guess it makes sense. If all else fails I'll just have to boss off my first year to put me in good stead for next year, also it would mean I get to hit Tommorowland and Bestival.
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    Amazon is amazing for electronics, customer service is top notch. Something I bought broke 4 months after I bought it and they replaced it no questions asked, didn't even take the old item back I kept both.

    I wholeheartedly recommend them over pretty much anywhere else.

    As for consoles I'm a PC or Xbox guy. PC>Console though.
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    I never understand how people can be so comfortable with buying electronics online let alone eBay! I'd be so scared about what I would do if it stopped working or something like that. I've still got the fat ps3, think I might switch over to an Xbox One... know anything about Xboxes? Been a PlayStation type of gal since I can remember

    This is why I need to finish with a 2:1 or higher, I want to get into an even better institution for my postgrad studies.

    I get you Ebora, you'll do great A master in politics!
    I'd just buy anything from Amazon now. My bro bought a Wii U and it's fine. I'm a flipflopper on consoles, I was a PS2 man, then a 360 man, will go back to Playstation next.

    Yeah I'd love it. My old man is an academic actually and he loves his job, I quite fancy it.

    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    I would prefer being Don Draper these days aha. :lol:
    Yes, did the work experience myself, both with barristers and commercial solicitors, did not really enjoy it. Yes, I made a mistake re status too, it was what the college and parents pushed me towards. I was too young to know what I wanted to do with the rest of my life but figured it would be a good degree to take.

    And I want to do postgrad one day too, but I want to save up money and experiences for it. I have a big desire to do the Oxford MBA one day, and finally settle all academic scores with peers once and for all with an Oxbridge degree. But, that is some way down the line yet. Self made money first.

    I am making sacrifices to my life such as living with parents (although I am happy with them) and commuting to work. But, I will do what I have to do. I don't have much money myself, but I have never been in debt and I don't use credit cards/borrow money. And that is very important as a start to our lives, credit cards and the like are a bad road to go down. Living above ones means is a bad road to go down. Once you become accustomed to certain luxuries you find that it is like an addiction. You need to work like a slave to maintain that lifestyle and you are still the same slave to money as the rest of the working people.
    I like the simple things in life, same with my best mate when I was in uni and his family. Eton educated, first class in Economics and working at JP Morgan as a grad. But, his family still shop at Aldi, Primark and the likes. I learnt a lot about how to live from that guy, and my own family. Money in itself I don't find a need to use much, I have everything I want materially and I am not a big spender. I just want to prove myself though, that is what I think money will give me. It's a measurement of one's achievement. I also believe in making money work for me, and not me working for money. I want to be truly free out of my own doing, if that makes sense.

    And yes, the waiters will all be dressed in Tom Ford suits .
    Awesome man. Yeah it's weird, most of the law people I know did other degrees and then went into it after. Funny how life works out sometimes!

    That's the thing about Oxbridge, it's just that knowledge that you are kingpin. I think for me I'm going to try and do Masters in London and if it goes well apply for DPhil at Oxbridge. I'd love it. Just tonight my bro applied for Masters at Balliol, looking through the list of alumni it's just incredible. If I'm honest I just don't work hard enough, I got mid 2:1s in my first two years, which is fine, but getting into Oxbridge settles all scores for me, you're right.

    Don Draper. What a dude. Loved that Megan girl he was dating. She was hot stuff. I've only ever seen Series 5

    You want a government that lives within it's means and an individual that does the same. I find it bizarre the way people pay for holidays or sofas on credit cards. I think the only things I'd ever borrow for is a house, and obviously education.
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    (Original post by Kim-Jong-Illest)
    money is the motive for me, wouldn't mind selling my soul for the moolah temporarily. Need to get them internships on lock for the summer/spring though, even if just to make some contacts for shadowing opportunities, annoying that most are aimed at penultimate year students but I guess it makes sense. If all else fails I'll just have to boss off my first year to put me in good stead for next year, also it would mean I get to hit Tommorowland and Bestival.
    What uni you go to?
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    What uni you go to?
    Bristol, hows post graduation life?
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    Let us know when it's time to vote, thanks
    When I put a thread up

    Back on the unemployment scrapheap as well, my department is getting a lot of changes in the new year so they just let all the temps go. Sigh.

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    (Original post by Kim-Jong-Illest)
    Bristol, hows post graduation life?
    Mans unemployed bruv

    Get an internship and get connections. If you know a guy who knows a guy become best friends with them.
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    When I put a thread up

    Back on the unemployment scrapheap as well, my department is getting a lot of changes in the new year so they just let all the temps go. Sigh.

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    No worries bro. I'm in the same position the company are moving office so they got rid of me :lol:

    I'm gonna apply for a couple grad schemes, think I can get onto one hopefully. Lloyds have a good grad scheme going but I need to research a bit more into that role.
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