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    Who was at the RVC today for interviews? We were up at HH for pony dissections and a session with haptic cow...saw lots of nervous looking people...and their parents!! How did they go? Good Luck guys!
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    (Original post by Caraghk123)
    Bahaha if I end up going to rvc (crossfingers!), then I will be in your year for 3rd,4th and 5th year.
    Oooo you would be with us!! Since you'll be doing 1st and 2nd year in one...is RVC your first choice?
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    (Original post by Nicole89)
    Oooo you would be with us!! Since you'll be doing 1st and 2nd year in one...is RVC your first choice?
    Yeap.
    I'm already at rvc hehe. I'm a third yer vetsci. :woo:
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    (Original post by karate_kat)
    Wow, you've finished dissections early this year.
    Last year we had a dissection every week for the 1st 2 terms.
    This year we have 2/3 dissections a week for the 1st 2 terms.
    I love dissections, I look forward to them every week!
    We often would have at least 3 dissections per week (sometimes 4), so maybe that's why? Still, I did look forward to them as well.
    Just bacteriology projects and all that jazz for us now. :yep:
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    arghhhh liverpool interview in just less than 2 hours!! scary times...
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    (Original post by tommygunsvet)
    arghhhh liverpool interview in just less than 2 hours!! scary times...
    good luck!
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    (Original post by Dr. 2 be)
    Yes I agree but the fact is, regardless of what you study at university, you gain experience and transferable skills that employers look for in a whole host of professions. If as you suggest, people only go to university on vocational courses there would be a huge fall in the supply of skilled workers, which would jeopardise the competitiveness of the UK economy and diminish the intergrity of our society, at least thats what i think.
    i would never suggest that people should only go to university to study vocational courses. i don't think it really matters what you study at university as long as you have a better plan than simply "gaining experience and transferable skills".

    (Original post by sampanache)
    That will make it quite hard for them to get a job in a lot of circumstances. A lot of employers now a days don't even consider applicants that don't have degrees. It also limits your options, like its much harder to get a visa in another country like Australia without a degree if you happened to want to move there.
    there are plenty of jobs where a degree is necessary, agreed. there are also lot of jobs where a degree is not necessary and a graduate will be less desirable compared to someone with actual work experience. i don't want to discourage my children from going to university full stop. i just want them to have a plan, grow up a bit first, and i'd prefer them to go a few years later than normal than just go for the sake of it. i'll reiterate the second half of the sentence in my original post that people seem to have missed:

    (Original post by schizopear)
    or they've taken (at least one) gap year and can explain exactly what they're going to do with their degree afterwards!
    once upon a time, having a degree, ANY degree resulted in better career prospects and greater earnings, which was compensation for the huge debts most people incur in studying for a degree. unfortunately, this is no longer true, which is why i think that more people going to university to gain "experience and transferable skills" is not a good idea. that's not to say that people shouldn't go to university, but they need to have a plan beyond just getting a degree.
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    offfff to glasgeeee for a look around and edinburgh tomorrow!!!!
    wahoooo :woo:

    GOOD LUCK!
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    (Original post by Rachhyyyy)
    offfff to glasgeeee for a look around and edinburgh tomorrow!!!!
    wahoooo :woo:

    GOOD LUCK!
    yay good luck good luck
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    (Original post by x_dwin_ffeimys_x)
    please don't say that coz my interview was on the 13th, and that measn I'm rejected as well...
    been looking at uvm in slovak, acctaully looks like a pretty cool uni, with fellow students from ireland, sweden, germany, usa, france... £7k a year for grad (4yrs) and undergrad (6yrs) entry. Deadline for Application is april the 15th, then entrance exam in july, i'm just wondering if I should apply for the undergrad or do a degree first....
    Grad entry will put me ina debt of aprox £51,000, living cost is way cheaper in slovak, and most vets graduate witha debt of £35,000 anyway so it's not taht much more :/ haa
    and undergrad debt will be aprox £52,500 (but 1 year less of study)
    Unless it's your only other option, I wouldn't recommend doing a degree and then applying for vet med. If you're intending to do veterinary in the end anyway, there really is no point in having another degree of the same level (i.e. two undergraduate degrees). I wish I'd gone for veterinary in the first place and not done Animal Science first, it makes UK unis a difficult option unless you get into Notts/RVC or are REAAALLY rich (I'm currently trying to win the lottery so I can go to Bristol)! Slovakia is another option of course, but if you're thinking of going there anyway, you may as well apply as an undergrad rather than doing a degree and applying as a grad for the sake of it - it just means would take even longer to reach your goal otherwise. Wow, sorry I'm rambling! Good luck x

    Not been on here for ages but congrats to everyone with offers
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    had a horrible dream last night that i got an email saying my track had updated but i was too scared to look lol
    good luck with interviews everyone!!!!
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    has anybody else had a liverpool interview today?

    A girl said good luck to me and looked at me a few times, but I can't think who it is!! sorry if you're on here =P

    by the way, me and josh are having some fun now so screw you haddie!!!!
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    (Original post by *~Claire~*)
    Unless it's your only other option, I wouldn't recommend doing a degree and then applying for vet med. If you're intending to do veterinary in the end anyway, there really is no point in having another degree of the same level (i.e. two undergraduate degrees). I wish I'd gone for veterinary in the first place and not done Animal Science first, it makes UK unis a difficult option unless you get into Notts/RVC or are REAAALLY rich (I'm currently trying to win the lottery so I can go to Bristol)! Slovakia is another option of course, but if you're thinking of going there anyway, you may as well apply as an undergrad rather than doing a degree and applying as a grad for the sake of it - it just means would take even longer to reach your goal otherwise. Wow, sorry I'm rambling! Good luck x

    Not been on here for ages but congrats to everyone with offers
    How do slovakian graduates get on when they are looking for a job after graduation?
    Loads of Irish go do it in Budapest where you can do it in 4 or 6 years. The vet community isn't that big in ireland and apparently the new vet graduates are finding it difficult to get work because of their lack of practical experience (my gf works with a few different vets). Some of the graduates are having to work for free/nearly nothing so they can gain experience in order to obtain a job. If the problem is that they have no practical experience and not about who they know or the recession, then its likely that these graduates will find it difficult to get a job in the UK.

    Does anyone know if there's any truth behind this or is the practical aspect of these courses just as good as the ones in the UK/Ireland?

    And good luck to everyone with interviews this week there seems to be loads on!
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    (Original post by tommygunsvet)
    has anybody else had a liverpool interview today?

    A girl said good luck to me and looked at me a few times, but I can't think who it is!! sorry if you're on here =P

    by the way, me and josh are having some fun now so screw you haddie!!!!
    oi shut up! Your so mean to me!! Glad your having fun I'm jealous!
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    (Original post by tommygunsvet)
    A girl said good luck to me and looked at me a few times, but I can't think who it is!! sorry if you're on here =P
    Hah. Me. Hope it went well.
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    (Original post by emilyyy)
    Hah. Me. Hope it went well.
    was it really?!?! haha thanks!

    im so sorry, had no idea! yeh i hope it did too, i didn't do overly well on the welfare bit, hope the rest went ok though!!

    just been to a lavaley little pub with josh, he's going to his interview with a pint down him...lols!

    still can't believe how friendly everyone is round here!! its crazy!
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    (Original post by *~Claire~*)
    Unless it's your only other option, I wouldn't recommend doing a degree and then applying for vet med. If you're intending to do veterinary in the end anyway, there really is no point in having another degree of the same level (i.e. two undergraduate degrees). I wish I'd gone for veterinary in the first place and not done Animal Science first, it makes UK unis a difficult option unless you get into Notts/RVC or are REAAALLY rich (I'm currently trying to win the lottery so I can go to Bristol)! Slovakia is another option of course, but if you're thinking of going there anyway, you may as well apply as an undergrad rather than doing a degree and applying as a grad for the sake of it - it just means would take even longer to reach your goal otherwise. Wow, sorry I'm rambling! Good luck x

    Not been on here for ages but congrats to everyone with offers
    I just really don't want to take a 2nd gap year, coz what happens if I don't get in next yr? suppose I could apply to RVC, notts and Liv. But I'm in America over the summer so no more w/e at a vets. And I obv suck at interview coz my english under nerves is shokkking!! It's 6yrs to do the undergrad in Slovak, so I'd rather do the grad route, coz maby I'll get into notts/RVC so I'll end up with less debt and if not, and that I go to slovak in the end, it's just 1 year extra than doing the undergrad...
    my sentences is aufull, hope you understood it!
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    (Original post by tommygunsvet)
    was it really?!?! haha thanks!

    im so sorry, had no idea! yeh i hope it did too, i didn't do overly well on the welfare bit, hope the rest went ok though!!

    just been to a lavaley little pub with josh, he's going to his interview with a pint down him...lols!

    still can't believe how friendly everyone is round here!! its crazy!
    Hey, how come u'v withdrawn from the RVC if u dnt mind me asking??
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    (Original post by Dr. 2 be)
    Hey, how come u'v withdrawn from the RVC if u dnt mind me asking??
    because i don't like the uni at all.

    but also because my interview didn't go great (i was late after a 7 hour car journey that should of taken 2 lol), so i wanted to withdraw rather than be rejected :p:
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    (Original post by tommygunsvet)
    because i don't like the uni at all.

    but also because my interview didn't go great (i was late after a 7 hour car journey that should of taken 2 lol), so i wanted to withdraw rather than be rejected :p:

    :cool: fair enough ..
 
 
 

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