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    (Original post by Reloader)
    geography? lol...and so he decides to get a city job to "gain experience in international finance." or possibly "join the army." sounds like a waste of 4 years to me.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...ixnewstop.html
    I'm sure he just wanted to study a subject that he loved/ is reasonably respected.
    What’s wrong with that? He certainly got the funds to be able to do that and he has achieved something amazing. 2:1 aren't handed out to everyone! He's got all of his life to go off and join the army or whatever.
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    But what exactly can the heir to the throne do with a degree? He's in a no mans land - he is still part of the Royal Family and so.. Royalty, he gets free holidays, palace and so on but he feels he needs to fit in with the ordinary folk like getting a job and so on and some people think that its not right for the future King to be doing this...
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    (Original post by fivebyfive)
    I'm sure he just wanted to study a subject that he loved/ is reasonably respected.
    What’s wrong with that? He certainly got the funds to be able to do that and he has achieved something amazing. 2:1 aren't handed out to everyone! He's got all of his life to go off and join the army or whatever.
    well yea i suppose a person of his wealth doesnt really need to worry about his future occupation, just to make the most of his youth.
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    (Original post by Mop)
    Valuable to whom? Somehow, I doubt the heir to the throne is in the market for a graduate job :rolleyes: .

    LOL!i mean won't a 2.2 from oxbridge be more valued and maybe better as compare to an 2.1 from st andrew?Not that they will need to look for a job....
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    (Original post by UpliftMof0)
    People are congratulating william on getting a 2.1 because only his father has a degree (other than himself) and that was a 2,2. The royals aren't known for their intelligence which is what makes is a fairly significant acheivement. imagine if your friends parents and borthers n sisters were all really really stupid, none did degrees and most of them did pretty bad at a-level, and one of them actually goes to uni, you would be happy for them, and getting a 2,1 aint that bad.

    YUp i agree..maybe in comparson to the rest of the royals he will be the "brainest" of them al
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    So let me get this straight:

    1:1 = He must have cheated or been given it
    2:1 = He should have got a first, he's royal
    2:2 = He should have at least got a 2:1 i mean come on its, geography :rolleyes:
    3rd = Even his dad got a 2:2, he must be really thick!

    So he can't do right for doing wrong. I'm not a royalist i think they're a waste of time, but he must have worked hard at his degree.
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    i swear, i'm sure prince william was studying history of art.

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by clouds)
    LOL!i mean won't a 2.2 from oxbridge be more valued and maybe better as compare to an 2.1 from st andrew?
    No, I think you don't know what you are talking about.
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    whats wrong with a 2:1? :mad:
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    anyway, a 2.1 is good. Think of all the stress that being a prince in the public eye must put on your studies.

    1:1 = He must have cheated or been given it
    2:1 = He should have got a first, he's royal
    2:2 = He should have at least got a 2:1 i mean come on its, geography
    3rd = Even his dad got a 2:2, he must be really thick!
    hahahahaha thats funy
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    (Original post by ScaryFairy2)
    i swear, i'm sure prince william was studying history of art.

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    In the St Andrews system one studies a number of subjects and you don't have to choose a single degree topic until your third year.

    You are correct, William applied to St Andrews to read history of art, but in his first year I believe he studied history of art, geography and possibly english. He obviously found geography the most interesting and so decided to specialise in that.
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    No, I think you don't know what you are talking about.

    Obviously i dun know what i am talking abt.It's a question.I am asking which one will be more valued.
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    (Original post by ScaryFairy2)
    anyway, a 2.1 is good. Think of all the stress that being a prince in the public eye must put on your studies.



    hahahahaha thats funy

    YUp!Nice one
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    (Original post by clouds)
    Obviously i dun know what i am talking abt.It's a question.I am asking which one will be more valued.
    A 2:1 from St Andrews, it is a better classification of degree from a top class university.
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    A 2:1 from St Andrews, it is a better classification of degree from a top class university.
    Erm but i though oxbridge are better than St Andrew....in terms of rept and stuff...
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    Hehe my sister got a 2.1 for exactly the same degree this year at St Andrews. shes just as clever as Prince William! And 2.1 is good. Apparently they changed the marking system half way through the course and that made it harder. well thats what she said. might have just been building us up for a 2.2
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    (Original post by clouds)
    Erm but i though oxbridge are better than St Andrew....in terms of rept and stuff...
    Yes, but a 2:1 is a better degree than a 2:2, most graduate recruiters have a cut of at 2:1 level so that degree is better. Also the gap is not so large when it comes to employment and there are things that St Andrews is better at than either Oxford or Cambridge. St Andrews also enjoys high prestige in America.
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    (Original post by makeshiftwings)
    As for Geography being a 'doss' subject, NO NO NO! It is termed as 'doss' by those who don't actually do it at degree level! Stop being so snobby and mind your own business.
    It *is* a doss subject compared to law or natsci. So yeah, I don't do it, I do a harder subject! (And that is what my geographer friend says as well).
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    (Original post by clouds)
    Erm but i though oxbridge are better than St Andrew....in terms of rept and stuff...
    Yes, it is. It's harder to get into. Cambridge is the third best university in the world, the best this side of the Atlantic. A 2i from oxbridge is better than a 1st from many other unis. Allow me to explain. A certain percentage of candidates achieve a 1st. In my course it's 25%. 10% of candidates get a 3rd, an ordinary, a pass, or a fail. The rest get a 2nd class degree. So if you're at the uni with the most intelligent people, the stupidest people are perhaps on par with the top people at another uni (remember people come all over the world for an oxbridge education as well). Hence a 3rd at Cam might be equal to a 1st at APU in terms of the intelligence of the students. If that makes sense.

    Basically say the most intelligent people get to oxbridge. Then say the next people go to St Andrews. The lowest grade person at oxbridge is still more intelligent than the top person at st andrews. but obviously in practice this doesn't work.
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    (Original post by Lauren)
    It *is* a doss subject compared to law or natsci. So yeah, I don't do it, I do a harder subject! (And that is what my geographer friend says as well).
    It's hardly a doss subject; the workload may not be as intense in some cases as those subjects.
    However there are plenty of subjects out there that fall well below Geography in terms of workload and complexity. It all depends on the university and how much you put into your subject.
    Suddenly sees thread going off on tangent "Is Geography a Mickey mouse subject?" yawn.
 
 
 
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