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    (Original post by ramroff)
    Obviously, but they would be more impressed with a candidate with a first from Oxbridge, than say, NottinghamTrent
    Again, I would say it differs from course to course, but Oxbridge does carry some weight. It's not the be-all and end-all of employment though. Of the students I know at Oxbridge (about 15 or so), I'd say 10 don't go out and socialise much (that's not socialising with friends and not participating in clubs/societies). That probably just says I know boring people who went to Oxbridge (or that they're doing courses that take up so much time, they barely have enough time to eat) but employers like their candidates to have good social skills to and not to be an outcast.

    Contrary to that, when I was at Cambridge though, met some great people who sure knew how to par-tay. But I don't believe they slept..
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    (Original post by Prad)
    Fair enough. Looking back on my comment and the quote, it's true to say that anyone would be bitter towards any university if they wanted to go there and were rejected by them..

    Apoligies
    My apologies too, and if you dont think there was anything for me to apologise for, well, save it for next time I offend
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    (Original post by ...Sprigged...)
    Perhaps, but they don't have my major. Nothing even close. I am studying costume history and design.

    I rather have a job that I love, rather than be miserable in a job I hate and be able to say "I went to Oxbridge"

    Several of the people in my field haven't gone to Uni at all.
    but the thing is your degree sometimes is completely irrelevant to what career you go into, it only shows how high your level of thinking is.
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    (Original post by Prad)
    Again, I would say it differs from course to course, but Oxbridge does carry some weight. It's not the be-all and end-all of employment though. Of the students I know at Oxbridge (about 15 or so), I'd say 10 don't go out and socialise much (that's not socialising with friends and not participating in clubs/societies). That probably just says I know boring people who went to Oxbridge (or that they're doing courses that take up so much time, they barely have enough time to eat) but employers like their candidates to have good social skills to and not to be an outcast.

    Contrary to that, when I was at Cambridge though, met some great people who sure knew how to par-tay. But I don't believe they slept..
    What courses where those people doing?

    As Lauren said, at Cambs there are three things people do: Study, party, or sleep. But you can only do two of those things
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    What courses where those people doing?

    As Lauren said, at Cambs there are three things people do: Study, party, or sleep. But you can only do two of those things
    That's actually true of Architecture students too (I ended up developing insomnia and work 14 days with only about 12 hours sleep in total before the final deadlines were due!) - God knows how archi students at Cambridge must cope - a killer combination methinks..

    People I know at Cambridge were doing maths or law.
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    My apologies too, and if you dont think there was anything for me to apologise for, well, save it for next time I offend
    *Pockets ramroff's apology*
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    Not in the arts. You better have knowledge of colour, composition, etc, or nobody will hire you, I'm afraid.

    Also the US is different from the UK- degrees do have to be in your field for the most part.

    If I showed up on a film set with an Oxbridge degree in, say, Earth Sciences, but with no idea about conveying character, they would laugh me straight out the door.
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    (Original post by Prad)
    That's actually true of Architecture students too (I ended up developing insomnia and work 14 days with only about 12 hours sleep in total before the final deadlines were due!) - God knows how archi students at Cambridge must cope - a killer combination methinks..

    People I know at Cambridge were doing maths or law.
    What?! 2 weeks w/ so little sleep? Were you living on caffeine? :eek:
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    (Original post by ...Sprigged...)
    Not in the arts. You better have knowledge of colour, composition, etc, or nobody will hire you, I'm afraid.

    Also the US is different from the UK- degrees do have to be in your field for the most part.

    If I showed up on a film set with an Oxbridge degree in, say, Earth Sciences, but with no idea about conveying character, they would laugh me straight out the door.
    Apart from, say Engineering and Medicine and a few more, it is the opposite in the UK. You have English graduates going into Finance, for example, does that happen in the US?
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    (Original post by ...Sprigged...)
    If I showed up on a film set with an Oxbridge degree in, say, Earth Sciences, but with no idea about conveying character, they would laugh me straight out the door.
    Hehe - I just got a great mental image then..

    But yeah - Oxbridge degrees aren't the Gods of academia imo. They're definately respected, I don't see how anyone can question that. Different course though (mine in particular - and I keep refering to it because that's the one I know best about) hold different kinds of course content. It all varies..
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    (Original post by soonalvin)
    What?! 2 weeks w/ so little sleep? Were you living on caffeine? :eek:
    For the first couple of nights I was, then I just decided I need to sleep, but I couldn't sleep because of the stress, so I just carried on working. Finally, afer I handed the work in and made my presentations to the panel, I collapsed..
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    (Original post by Prad)
    For the first couple of nights I was, then I just decided I need to sleep, but I couldn't sleep because of the stress, so I just carried on working. Finally, afer I handed the work in and made my presentations to the panel, I collapsed..
    show us your sketches.
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    show us your sketches.
    I was a bit foolish and didn't do GCSE Art or A Level Art so my sketching skills aren't that great, although they have improved over the year..

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...&postcount=132
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    No.

    I think we have a cultural difference.

    You can do your undergrad in say, English, and then go to Law school and become a lawyer.

    If you want to be an accountant, you have to study accounting. Sciences- either a scientist or a professor. Teacher (pre-college) - education.

    There are some fields where you can study anything - a writer for instance. But for the most part, it is specialized to the field you want to work in.

    Maybe that's why we stress so much about picking the right major.
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    (Original post by Prad)
    Hehe - I just got a great mental image then..

    But yeah - Oxbridge degrees aren't the Gods of academia imo. They're definately respected, I don't see how anyone can question that. Different course though (mine in particular - and I keep refering to it because that's the one I know best about) hold different kinds of course content. It all varies..
    Agreed.

    Don't get me wrong - I love Oxbridge. I may very well of gone there if they offered my field. My uni is "the Oxbridge" of my feild; it is considered to be the best.

    Good luck with your course.
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    (Original post by Prad)
    I was a bit foolish and didn't do GCSE Art or A Level Art so my sketching skills aren't that great, although they have improved over the year..

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...&postcount=132
    Oh wow, I didn't know student doing arch at uni sketched things over than towers
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    Oh wow, I didn't know student doing arch at uni sketched things over than towers
    I think they do at most universities that offer Archi - the aim to create familiarity between culture, art and architecture.. and then you also have to consider the social, geographic, historical, technical and scientific aspects of it all. It's a bit intense..
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    I haven't encountered it here on TSR, but I have in real life. It's not very nice
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    (Original post by blissy)
    I haven't encountered it here on TSR, but I have in real life. It's not very nice
    could you elaborate further, blissy?
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    could you elaborate further, blissy?
    If I say I'm at Cambridge some people have assumed I have a pony, have been spoon fed my whole life, went to a private school, and have every luxury and privilege. Think I'm automatically a person they wouldn't get on with, assume I'm going to be a snob or in some way unable to relate to anyone else.

    When I was out in Cambridge someone I didn't even know, hadn't spoken to or in any way interfered with (who I assume was a resident of Cambridge) called me an "overprivileged college *****" with absolutely no basis whatsoever. I took it up with them and I told them it wasn't the case and had a bit of a go at them about their attitude

    :mad:
 
 
 

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