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If someone offered you a £250k or a first class Oxbridge degree? watch

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    I can't believe so many choose a posh degree at a prestigious uni. Like, you can't even be superficial? What is wrong with you?
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    Yeah so if it has come to the point where you've having to support your argument by going through edits of my secondary posts, then how can the whole point of my thread be about showing off about my degree?

    Thats just completely moronic, think whatever you want.
    Well clearly you realised that people valued the 250k more. So you then went to say in your original post that everybody choosing the 250k were lazy and they could just get it from inheritance but then go to say "think about what the money and the degree represents."

    Anyway I call troll good day. You almost had me. Would think a guy with a first from Oxbridge would have more common sense.
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    OP is now PMing me as well telling me to delete my posts.
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    (Original post by SiminaM)
    Don't be irrational and emotional dude just take the fu**ing money. There are cool kids at Imperial and LSE too and they not poshy.
    Oh no they are just internationals loaded anyway and already funded for their masters at oxford :yep:
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    I would take the money, not that I particularly need or want it I just don't particularly want a token degree either. If you haven't done the work required to get the degree then it's not worth anything. Whereas the 250k would probably set me up for the next 5 years or so... yeh, obvious choice.
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mdg45...dman-sachs-29/

    So this guy graduated from Oxbridge at 21. In six years he's an MD at Goldman - thats over a £1m per year easily. Along the way he's been earning over £250k for at least 3 of those years. He's also Indian and Goldman isn't the NHS.

    Not saying this is the norm but its not as straight-forward as your story.
    For every one of those you get a few of these
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...-dream-on.html
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...bs-market.html
    http://www.independent.co.uk/student...s-6917218.html

    I'd rather take the 250k and get an apprenticeship than end up one of these people.
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    (Original post by SiminaM)
    There are cool kids at Imperial and LSE too and they not poshy.
    I'm sure there are also plenty of posh ***** at Imperial and LSE, still bitter over their Oxbridge rejection.


    Edit: And I'd rather earn my degree than have it handed on a silver platter, so 250k.
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    (Original post by 1drowssap)
    For every one of those you get a few of these
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...-dream-on.html
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...bs-market.html
    http://www.independent.co.uk/student...s-6917218.html

    I'd rather take the 250k and get an apprenticeship than end up one of these people.
    Anything which makes the news is not common. And often, if its part of an article rather than a simple fact like my link, then there's been a lot of exaggeration or over-simplification.

    As such, neither is Kunal Shah at Goldman, but actually a lot of people graduating from Oxbridge with firsts get very good jobs that eventually will offset the £250k.
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    Take the money.
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    (Original post by abdul-karim)
    take the money.
    why did u change ur name?!?!??!!
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    why did u change ur name?!?!??!!
    Was forced too by the TSR overlords
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Was forced too by the TSR overlords
    oh right lol, it was awesome
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    oh right lol, it was awesome
    I know, they threatened me :cry2:
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    Hmmm, a degree which will begin to lose it's relevance 3 years into my career, or a lump sum of money that, properly invested, could set me up for life.
    Tough choice that
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    Definitely the Oxbridge degree (but I'd actually want to go and study there and get a first rather than just be given the degree for nothing). I'd rather have an Oxbridge degree than be a millionaire
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    I'd take money and put into a good use, I don't need some Oxbridge degree.
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    Money without a doubt.
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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mdg45...dman-sachs-29/

    So this guy graduated from Oxbridge at 21. In six years he's an MD at Goldman - thats over a £1m per year easily. Along the way he's been earning over £250k for at least 3 of those years. He's also Indian and Goldman isn't the NHS.

    Not saying this is the norm but its not as straight-forward as your story.
    You get people having similar career trajectories (and getting into the forbes 30 under 30) from non oxbridge unis.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...mega-rich.html

    e.g. Lucy Baldwin, Birmingham graduate, 29, goldman sachs MD

    nobody on TSR seems to be drooling about Birmingham being in their top 6 most prestigious unis but there she is
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    It's depends upon what jobs with the degree pay. I mean I could have a first class theology degree but it don't pay much unless I want to become a minister or a religious scam artist. On the other hand something like law would be more appetising but I'd need to see what I can earn with the degree. People are so quick to just take the 250 grand I mean with a first class degree at oxford in specific subjects you can make a lot more than that.
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    Unless you have either immediate investment plans for the money, or you are literally on the verge of starving to death, anyone who would take the 250k is a moron. With a first degree classification in the right subject, you would earn so much more than that in the long term and that's excluding any value of the experience itself.


    I find it noteworthy that so many people on TSR, say that their education is important to them and their future success in life, but the moment it's something they wanted to achieve, but didn't quite manage to do, it becomes irrelevant.
 
 
 
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