SUBJECTS: Lit. studies, History, Sociology, Psychology. ANY HELP?Watch
Politics, social science or history courses ARE valuable. Indeed, they provide skills that other subjects do not. Anybody can get media training at a future stage in their career but a Politics course combined with media givs you an extra edge in the marketplace. .... not because of the knowledge of Politics per se but because f the skills of evaluating, analysing and reporting on facts or social phenomena with judgment and flair.In my experience as a university lecturer (and I am not in a Cambridge-style university), I have the greatest pleasure in finding out that my students are doing quality postgraduate degreesin the bigger instittions after doing well on my courses ... or working wth the marketing of maajor national news magazines ... or working in some other excting setting.
There is qualit teaching and a much friendlier atmosphere in some of the new universities and they do take students with access qualifications.
DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY DISMISSIVE ASSERTIONS OR RUMOURS - phone around and - if posible, visit these universities to see for yourself.
I teach Politics at Huddersfield University (Our QAA score was higher than LSE's = and good teaching is what students want to hear about. Contact our admissions tutor ([email protected]) and read the QAA Report on our high teaching standards (look for Politics in the subject review reports at www.qaa.ac.uk).
Derek Lynch ([email protected] - ph 01484 472405/ 01484 472290).
"Huddersfield University's score was higher than LSE's" - or so said the last person to post to this board.
I checked out the QAA website.
Here's how Huddersfield was assessed by QAA:
2 subjects = Excellent (Music and Applied Social Work, hardly traditional intellectual disciplines)
15 subjects = Approved
5 subjects = Satisfactory
6 subjects = Excellent
8 subjects = Approved
1 subject = Satisfactory
I don't quite see how you can assert that Huddersfield performed better than LSE in the QAA. I certainly know that in other indicators of university performance (RAE, etc...), LSE registers much higher marks than Huddersfield.
So, while I agree with your argument about the value of studying the social sciences (politics, sociology, etc...), I don't think that you need to denigrate other universities with seemingly faulty statistics and arguments.
how many world leaders has huddersfield educated (if you can even call it an education)?
and lse? tons
though i must admit that if you want a job in the symphony, huddersfield is probably better than london school of eocnomics
has everyone gone off the point to my original thread?
Yeah, I think that they have.