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    What are the possible things you can do with a 1st in Biochemistry from UCL in terms of a career; I've heard about quite a few cases where people have gone into management, finance or work as lab techs, anyone know of the possibilities / opportunities out there for good quality biochemistry graduates from UCL?
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    You'll be eligible for claiming the dole after graduation.
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    (Original post by Dekota-XS)
    You'll be eligible for claiming the dole after graduation.
    Lol, yeah with a 95% employment rate dole claiming UCL biochem graduates aren't that common. I hope to God almighty none of us will have to be in a situation to have to do so
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    (Original post by There will be Particles)
    What are the possible things you can do with a 1st in Biochemistry from UCL in terms of a career; I've heard about quite a few cases where people have gone into management, finance or work as lab techs, anyone know of the possibilities / opportunities out there for good quality biochemistry graduates from UCL?
    Virtually anything you want to apart from a hedge fund manager.
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    (Original post by agolati)
    Virtually anything you want to apart from a hedge fund manager.
    lool why not?

    Also, what would be the best way to go about getting involved in management post-degree, would further qualifications be required?
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    (Original post by Dekota-XS)
    You'll be eligible for claiming the dole after graduation.
    This is pretty accurate. I have a 1st in biochemistry and have mostly just been on benefits for the last three years, with occasional manual labour and odd jobs.

    A degree makes you completely unemployable, sorry.
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    (Original post by cttp_ngaf)
    This is pretty accurate. I have a 1st in biochemistry and have mostly just been on benefits for the last three years, with occasional manual labour and odd jobs.

    A degree makes you completely unemployable, sorry.
    Where did you study? That's something I've never heard of tbh, in fact I know about a guy who was headhunted during his third year at UCL and was made an offer of a job with pay starting at 70K with the potential of earning 250k after three years.
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    (Original post by There will be Particles)
    Where did you study? That's something I've never heard of tbh, in fact I know about a guy who was headhunted during his third year at UCL and was made an offer of a job with pay starting at 70K with the potential of earning 250k after three years.
    Imperial, then York.

    Even lab tech/cleaner jobs are getting dozens or hundreds of applicants, people with phds are taking them, they're not going to give a crap about just another chump with BSc.
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    (Original post by cttp_ngaf)
    Imperial, then York.

    Even lab tech/cleaner jobs are getting dozens or hundreds of applicants, people with phds are taking them, they're not going to give a crap about just another chump with BSc.
    Well I don't know about that, it really depends on what area you want to go into. From what I've been told getting a first in biochem from a university like UCL can be a pretty useful qualification to have when looking for a job (and this proves to be true time and time again).
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    (Original post by There will be Particles)
    Well I don't know about that, it really depends on what area you want to go into. From what I've been told getting a first in biochem from a university like UCL can be a pretty useful qualification to have when looking for a job (and this proves to be true time and time again).
    Who doesn't have a first from UCL? Or even from a good uni?? A degree no more sets you apart from the rest of the field than does having two hands or a basic command of English.
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    (Original post by cttp_ngaf)
    Who doesn't have a first from UCL? Or even from a good uni?? A degree no more sets you apart from the rest of the field than does having two hands or a basic command of English.
    That's completely untrue, recently published stats show;

    The top five universities most-often targeted by Britain's top graduate employers in 2010 were Cambridge, Warwick, Manchester, London (including Imperial College, University College and the London School of Economics) and Oxford. The majority of employers have been actively marketing their 2011 graduate vacancies at between 10 and 20 universities in the UK.
    Another report I had read explained how on the whole employers are specifically targeting graduates with firsts from the top end of universities being typically LSE, UCL and oxbridge (as possibly they find these graduates hold key transferable skills).

    and lol I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that the majority of people don't hold firsts from UCL
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    (Original post by There will be Particles)
    That's completely untrue, recently published stats show;
    I'm afraid I don't see the connection, can you specifically point out what in that quote contradicts what I said? Directly quote me when doing so, so as to avoid accidentally-inaccurate paraphrasing.

    (Original post by There will be Particles)
    Another report I had read explained how on the whole employers are specifically targeting graduates with firsts from the top end of universities being typically LSE, UCL and oxbridge (as possibly they find these graduates hold key transferable skills).
    Quote it?
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    (Original post by cttp_ngaf)
    I'm afraid I don't see the connection, can you specifically point out what in that quote contradicts what I said? Directly quote me when doing so, so as to avoid accidentally-inaccurate paraphrasing.



    Quote it?
    "A degree no more sets you apart from the rest of the field than does having two hands or a basic command of English."

    Not if you're aiming to get a job with a high paying salary.

    The part I quoted from the article was in referance to where you had said "who deosn't have a first from UCL? or from any good university?", it explains how employers are specifically targeting a select number of universities and hence not looking for the class of the degree alone but that factor coupled with the university attended.

    Also I can't directly quote the report I was talking about since I can't actually remember where I found it, sorry about that.
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    (Original post by There will be Particles)
    The part I quoted from the article was in referance to where you had said "who deosn't have a first from UCL? or from any good university?", it explains how employers are specifically targeting a select number of universities and hence not looking for the class of the degree alone but that factor coupled with the university attended.
    I have no doubt that which uni one goes to is fairly important.
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    (Original post by cttp_ngaf)
    This is pretty accurate. I have a 1st in biochemistry and have mostly just been on benefits for the last three years, with occasional manual labour and odd jobs.

    A degree makes you completely unemployable, sorry.
    Maaate this is depressing, im just about to start a degree! Counldn't you even get an accountancy job or something?
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    (Original post by shaz111)
    Maaate this is depressing, im just about to start a degree! Counldn't you even get an accountancy job or something?
    No idea, I've never tried. Why would anyone want to do that ****?
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    (Original post by cttp_ngaf)
    No idea, I've never tried. Why would anyone want to do that ****?
    Are you serious? To earn money ofc, if you haven't actually tried going down various routes to get a job then you can't really complain about being jobless
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    (Original post by There will be Particles)
    Are you serious? To earn money ofc, if you haven't actually tried going down various routes to get a job then you can't really complain about being jobless
    I'm not complaining - I feel quite fortunate. I pity people stuck in full time jobs with long hours, slaving away just to very gradually increase a number they see on a computer screen.
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    I was recently at UCL open day and the final years taking us around tours have successfully found jobs with large pharmaceutical firms, but that could just be them, and it wasnt biochemistry it was biochemical engineering course. But supposedly biochemists are high in demmand is what the tutors told us but then they would, wouldnt they. So Im not sure how much truth is behind this? because surely in this economic climate and government cuts would very steep esp. science no??

    also sorry to butt in on your thread but what do the majority of scienceey graduates end up doing? is it finance and banking area?? also is it possible to go into law with science degree or is that out of the question because im afraid ive made a pretty big blunder to begin with. Thanks
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    (Original post by Soloman)
    I was recently at UCL open day and the final years taking us around tours have successfully found jobs with large pharmaceutical firms, but that could just be them, and it wasnt biochemistry it was biochemical engineering course. But supposedly biochemists are high in demmand is what the tutors told us but then they would, wouldnt they. So Im not sure how much truth is behind this? because surely in this economic climate and government cuts would very steep esp. science no??

    also sorry to butt in on your thread but what do the majority of scienceey graduates end up doing? is it finance and banking area?? also is it possible to go into law with science degree or is that out of the question because im afraid ive made a pretty big blunder to begin with. Thanks
    Well I've heard of people doing bio degrees, doing law conversion courses and specialising in areas of law to do with chemical companies so its not out of the question

    according to the government website "uni-stats" graduate job types really varies with UCL, its something like 10% go into finance or something, 25% into science lab jobs / research / tech jobs etc., 10% go into admin jobs and so on

    http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/topJobs.do
 
 
 

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