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    ey, what a relief... thanks, icecradle
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    (Original post by Icecradle)
    Martika - if you are studying an MA in a certain subject, rather than a general MA, then your qualification is higher than an English BA. You will not have to take an extra year of study before post-gradding it.

    sorry i'm question hijacking, what consitutes a "certain subject"?? and a "general MA" in realtion to French and russian???
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    if you are doing French and Russian then that's a normal MA.

    a general MA is where you don't specialise, they're worth less.
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    (Original post by Icecradle)
    a general MA is where you don't specialise, they're worth less.
    Also, aren't General MA's 3 years in length?
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    i absolutely believe you icecradle, but i'm confused, as im sure somewhere around here there was a convo about doing this course, and that although it WASN'T a proper masters it meant i had an extra year at my languages. . . . . this was one of the points i was negotiating with people about [when putting this as firm]


    its all this sun going to my head!!
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    Hi everyone! I have an off topic question: what are the part time jobs like in St. Andrews, and would I have a hard time finding one as an American? Would I be able to get one if I didn't want to work any more than 12 hours a week? I really want to do something with retail, but I wouldn't mind waiting tables. Thanks
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    (Original post by mbm1087)
    Hi everyone! I have an off topic question: what are the part time jobs like in St. Andrews, and would I have a hard time finding one as an American? Would I be able to get one if I didn't want to work any more than 12 hours a week? I really want to do something with retail, but I wouldn't mind waiting tables. Thanks
    There are part-time jobs in all sorts of areas. A number of the pubs around town will take on a couple of students (the union takes a lot, but it's a VERY popular destination for people looking for work), shops will be hiring, I've seen adverts up quite frequently in the petrol station looking for night-shift workers (probably more the cup of tea for a nocturnal person like me), and I'm sure places will be looking for waitresses as well.

    And it's not really off-topic - it's still about St Andrews, just not about the university And I for one don't mind going off-topic - I like random chat, and we can answer any questions as and when they come along
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    And they will take you on irrespective of your nationality It doesn't matter that you're American, so long as you can work.
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    Here's one that might be more difficult to answer- are there any photographer's studios/camera shops/that sort of thing in town? I'm graduating from one of the best photography universities in the world in about 10 days and I want to be able to keep up with my film and photo stuff while I'm in St. Andrews. I'll probably wind up in the film soc or the photo soc. Whatever strikes my fancy more. Maybe both. But I'd love to try and find a part time job working at a camera store or something.

    Would anyone have any names of places I could try and get in touch with?
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    There is one shop on Market Street that does photo developing and I presume it sells cameras as well, but it's not a shop I've ever had a need to go into, so I don't really know about it.
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    Thanks, Holly! Also, do you know how much most students with jobs work? Is 5-12 hours per week too little? Thanks for the help! Yay St. Andrews!!!
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    (Original post by mbm1087)
    Thanks, Holly! Also, do you know how much most students with jobs work? Is 5-12 hours per week too little? Thanks for the help! Yay St. Andrews!!!
    You'll need to apply for a UK work permit http://www.workingintheuk.gov.uk/wor..._permits.html?
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    Thanks for the help everyone- leaving for the beach today so I won't be on tsr for a while, but have a good week!
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    (Original post by sporkaphobia)
    Here's one that might be more difficult to answer- are there any photographer's studios/camera shops/that sort of thing in town? I'm graduating from one of the best photography universities in the world in about 10 days and I want to be able to keep up with my film and photo stuff while I'm in St. Andrews. I'll probably wind up in the film soc or the photo soc. Whatever strikes my fancy more. Maybe both. But I'd love to try and find a part time job working at a camera store or something.

    Would anyone have any names of places I could try and get in touch with?
    There are at least 2, one on Market Street and one on Bell Street.
    If you want to get into photography, you can work for The Saint as a photographer
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    (Original post by mbm1087)
    Hi everyone! I have an off topic question: what are the part time jobs like in St. Andrews, and would I have a hard time finding one as an American? Would I be able to get one if I didn't want to work any more than 12 hours a week? I really want to do something with retail, but I wouldn't mind waiting tables. Thanks
    This forum is off topic heaven. In fact thats the most relevent thing I have seen posted about St. Andrews in almost a week.
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    What are some of the stereotypes over there about Americans, English, Scotish, Irirish, and of the British from others in the U.K (if you want you could even throw in some localities like Glaslow and Edinborough ). What about different sub groups with in British society?
    Not that any of you (or any one at St. Andrews for that matter) puts any weight when judging people based on stereotypes.
    (don't know if I allready asked this or not)
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    http://freespace.virgin.net/chav.scum/
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    ha, i like to hear this answer as this forum is made up of americans, English english, english living abroad, swedes, canadians, scotts, irish, .... [add your nationality if i missed you...]

    well in england the jokes go... the was and Englishman, an Irishman, Scotsman and a welsh man.. who generaly proceed to be in interesting situtations... which end up with the irishman illustrating his stupidity.

    but the english hate the French [the frogs] for no reason really
    detest losing to football to the germans
    think the american are all texan cowboys [thank you george W]
    make fun of the welsh, as being sheep lovers.
    Rip it from the irish, and i don't know why
    and i think they are ok[ish] with the scots.


    however we do take the mick out of our own prime minister and MPs a lot so judge us as you will....

    discalimer: these are not my opinions so don't poke me for this post.
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    Argh well done Ben i forgot about the CHAVz

    how do you describe a Chav to an american?

    Holly, do they call chavs Chavers in St As by any chance?
 
 
 
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