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    (Original post by goldie56)
    If they wanted to do that, why not wear white make up and a dress? Much cheaper tbh.

    Because, most Asians hate Disney lol

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    (Original post by teen1234)
    The degree is difficult, im very aware of that, was just talking about entry.
    Yeah, but I was making a distinction between a course being easy to get on to and course being easy to get through.
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    (Original post by teen1234)
    Getting a B in a level maths isnt difficult.
    Also, the interest in the course is irrelevant, its the job at the end. Studying pharmacy is COMPLETELY different to being a phrmacist
    How so? (Genuinely curious)
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    (Original post by AnharM)
    What type of Asians are you talking about? South Asian?

    I'm from a South Asian area in London, so I know how it is. I can say that for the students who take Science A-Levels, a large number of them will aim for Pharmacy. Obviously the ones that are clever enough to do so will apply, and they'll most likely apply to places like KCL and UCL.

    Pharmacy is a vocational degree, so you're definitely getting a job after the degree. I think that's what people like, job security. Plus, my traditional South Asian mum looks up to pharmacists, so I'm sure most South Asian parents feel the same way about them. They don't know how the education system works. They think it's rather difficult to get into Pharmacy at university, when it's really not.
    This is not true. Vocational doesn't mean you get a guaranteed job. the only course that pretty much guarantees you a job is medicine

    Pharmacy will not guarantee you a job.Other than to become a doctor / nurse there are no guaranteed jobs
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    (Original post by RHyoudon'kno)
    Asian parents!
    Agreed. My dad wanted me to become a lawyer and its taken years to accept that IT is a good industry and even then he has his major doubts

    It was quite demotivating when my dad originally said to.me I wouldn't get a job because I was too "lazy" (my manager tells me that im always quite eager to get on with work... ) and when I got a job on placement didn't get much recognition for it and got told that I only earn x despite having all these qualifications and when he talks about jobs after the placement he said "
    We'll see if he gets a job" Its as if he literally has no faith in me in getting a job or when I did get a job I got no acknowledgement

    When I lost a job due to a takeover I got the "They probably didn't want you any way" Thanks dad... also slight rant there...
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    Agreed. My dad wanted me to become a lawyer and its taken years to accept that IT is a good industry and even then he has his major doubts

    It was quite demotivating when my dad originally said to.me I wouldn't get a job because I was too "lazy" (my manager tells me that im always quite eager to get on with work... ) and when I got a job on placement didn't get much recognition for it and got told that I only earn x despite having all these qualifications and when he talks about jobs after the placement he said "
    We'll see if he gets a job" Its as if he literally has no faith in me in getting a job or when I did get a job I got no acknowledgement

    When I lost a job due to a takeover I got the "They probably didn't want you any way" Thanks dad... also slight rant there...

    Geez, man. The levels of expectations they have. It's impossible to live up to.
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    Dad wants me to work in IT (no thanks mate), mum wants me to be a Judge, I have no clear clue man
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    (Original post by Zeroic)
    Dad wants me to work in IT (no thanks mate), mum wants me to be a Judge, I have no clear clue man
    A judge?

    Barrister -> QC -> expert in your specialism -> judge (maybe).

    Basically, most people won't make it because they're not good enough.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    A judge?

    Barrister -> QC -> expert in your specialism -> judge (maybe).

    Basically, most people won't make it because they're not good enough.
    i didnt even want to be one anyone
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    (Original post by Zeroic)
    i didnt even want to be one anyone
    Yeah, your mother has no clue.

    Do what you want.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    Yeah, your mother has no clue.

    Do what you want.
    i want to be a football player, best in the world and take west ham to the champions league <3

    does it help if i once only did 8 kickups
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    Most Asians seem to either be pharmacists or convenience store owners. Why, I do not know. :turban:
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    (Original post by Reluire)
    Most Asians seem to either be pharmacists or convenience store owners. Why, I do not know. :turban:
    Why are Asians bad at corners?

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    (Original post by de_monies)
    This is not true. Vocational doesn't mean you get a guaranteed job. the only course that pretty much guarantees you a job is medicine

    Pharmacy will not guarantee you a job.Other than to become a doctor / nurse there are no guaranteed jobs
    exactly this!

    But even then, competition for jobs is hotting up for trainee doctors. Guess every sector is suffering.
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    (Original post by Zeroic)
    Dad wants me to work in IT (no thanks mate), mum wants me to be a Judge, I have no clear clue man
    Lol to think you can just "become" a judge
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    This is not true. Vocational doesn't mean you get a guaranteed job. the only course that pretty much guarantees you a job is medicine

    Pharmacy will not guarantee you a job.Other than to become a doctor / nurse there are no guaranteed jobs
    Dentistry and Veterinary guarantees you a job too.
    Their student numbers are set the same way medicine is.

    As a rule of thumb, if you get into a course which requires you to apply by October 15th, you're good to go lol
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    A judge?

    Barrister -> QC -> expert in your specialism -> judge (maybe).

    Basically, most people won't make it because they're not good enough.
    Lmfao, even becoming a barrister is probably not going to happen
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    It seems like all asians study pharmacy, why? I don't see how being a pharmacist would be better than being a dentist or a doctor.
    Interested to find out
    im asian and im not studying pharmacy
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    It seems like all asians study pharmacy, why? I don't see how being a pharmacist would be better than being a dentist or a doctor.
    Interested to find out
    The same reason the white man likes to occupy muslim countries i.e. because they can so they do.
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    Dentistry and Veterinary guarantees you a job too.
    Their student numbers are set the same way medicine is.


    As a rule of thumb, if you get into a course which requires you to apply by October 15th, you're good to go lol
    It maybe true now, but its slowly changing. Gove is basically flooding every sector with grads. Slowly but surely, there will be unemployed grads in every sector. There maybe high unemployment rates after a while.
 
 
 
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