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    (Original post by anonperson)
    I completely agree with you. I felt really uncomfortable looking around Sheffield uni and hardly anyone spoke to each other. I looked around Hallam and people were making conversation a lot more. It was so much more relaxed and friendly, not saying Sheffield uni isn't friendly, but I couldn't see myself there at all, even if I could achieve the grades. I found their English department to be quite cold and intimidating, from the design of the building to the atmosphere.
    The reason being is academics dont socialise as much.

    WE AT HALLAM DO AS WE'RE COMMON PEOPLE!
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    (Original post by Avik_)
    Thats not very true my friend! Every Uni has its own different ranks and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Low requirements is a good thing, sheffield hallam is currently ranked 51st out of 500 universitys in England how good is that?

    But go to where you think is best

    you can check rankings at this website http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...ciences-and-it

    hope that helps...
    Wha???
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    (Original post by torchwood)
    i got AAAb, this was in 2008 when A*s didn't exist, and its not much of an achievement, your ABB doesn't look too good in comparison, so no you don't 'know quite a bit. btw what were the subjects?

    the reason you're saying you don't want to in to sheffield is that you wouldn't get in!

    if just by copying text books, you could get better grades, if it was that simple/easy why haven't you managed it?




    AAAB is not much of an acheivement, I'm sorry but are you serious? Jesus!!!!

    As for my grades, well seeing as I took 3 subjects instead of four and got two A's in History and Law and a B in English Language. Hell I won't complain thank you, you want to look down on them fine but you'd be living in cloud land central. oh one last thing, no my friend I did not wish to go to sheffield is because I quite honestly do not think i'd be happy there from what I've heard about the students and professors. I think I'll try somewhere a bit more realxed easy going and somewhere I can actually gain some proper friendships that would last a lifetime rather than having to compete with them 24/ 7 every bank holiday monday. But hey I'm wasting my breath believe whatever you want to believe in cloud land central
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    (Original post by Locutus)
    AAAB is not much of an acheivement, I'm sorry but are you serious? Jesus!!!!
    you do realise that a huge amount of people get straight As :confused:
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    (Original post by torchwood)
    you do realise that a huge amount of people get straight As :confused:

    summed up the A level system in one sentence, I don't take it to heart.

    all those people getting straight A's and for what!!!1

    universities run out of places, those that offer a place chare through the roof, they finish university, no job, no career and up to the eyeballs in debt.


    Everyone's f8cked
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    (Original post by MrAndrew)
    I want to do Media at Sheffield Hallam but people are saying that it's not that good (low entry requirements). Does it have a bad reputation?
    GODDAMNITTT Mr Andrew!!!
    look what you've cause because of this thread!
    hahahaha
    i dont see why people are getting so stressed and angry at each other over something so stupid :confused:
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    (Original post by Locutus)
    AAAB is not much of an acheivement, I'm sorry but are you serious? Jesus!!!!

    As for my grades, well seeing as I took 3 subjects instead of four and got two A's in History and Law and a B in English Language. Hell I won't complain thank you, you want to look down on them fine but you'd be living in cloud land central. oh one last thing, no my friend I did not wish to go to sheffield is because I quite honestly do not think i'd be happy there from what I've heard about the students and professors. I think I'll try somewhere a bit more realxed easy going and somewhere I can actually gain some proper friendships that would last a lifetime rather than having to compete with them 24/ 7 every bank holiday monday. But hey I'm wasting my breath believe whatever you want to believe in cloud land central
    Yeah the Sheffield professors are horrible *******s, they even have the nerve to know what they're talking about, be world experts in a range of fields, passing this innovative new knowledge and enthusiasm for the subjects onto students-who would want to go there :0. The students and professors are more down to earth and open than other leading russell and 92 group so im not really sure where ur coming from here. You're clearly very insecure about ur intelligence if u feel threatened by being surrounded by clever people, regardless of the fact many smart people have deliberately applied to sheffield uni for the combination of academic excellence and fantastic social life. You seem to have a bizarre view of this supposed 'competition'- how? Other people aren't gonna steal a 1st or 2:1 from you and most of your friends would be doing completely different subjects anyway. A degree of competition is good practice for the job market anyway, especially for those with media degrees who will need to set themselves apart from 30 000 other meaningless 'vocational' media degrees out there, plus on top of that 60 000 english, geography and pschology students who have graduated from far better unis. In the context of your statement the words 'relaxed' and 'easy going' pragmatically mean 'unambitious' and 'lazy'.
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    (Original post by Locutus)
    a bit hypocritical really as you're the one that wants to go to sheffield hallam
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    Hypocritical, er how exactly?

    I could get an A and two B's and still decide to go to sheffieldHallam, in fact this is a strong possibility from my grades point of view. Thus proving that I actually know quite a bit, do you not think??????

    The reason I do not wish to go to sheffield is mainly because of the snobbish tw8ts that go there including the professors. I'd rather goo to Hllam where the students have actually got some knowledge from outside rather than copying out OCr notes or Edexcel. In fact I can't actually believe that people are calling themselves clever for reading things out of a book and then repeating it. Those kind of people may find themselves in a real situation and think WTF am I supposed o be doing here
    If copying OCR or Edexcel notes is so easy why can't you get the grades then? OH YEAH cos u can't read
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    (Original post by HARRY PUTAH)
    Actually Sheffield Hallam is one of the best options for my course which is Building Surveying (go on, insult it, I dare you) and if I were to do a course where useless *****s like yourself congregate, I'd more than likely laugh in your face and proceed to get a first because I know what I want in life and I am not some nieve little nobody fresh out of the school of mum and dad.

    Lifting weights isn't a major accomplishment, I find it more enjoyable than swanning around the place thinking I am "the ****t" for doing an academic course such as dentistry...LOL! I cannot believe you tried to insult me of all people with the "Oh I am soooo academic" comment. its quite entertaining to come across people like you who are so far up their own arse it is [Victor meldrew] unbelievable![Victor meldrew]

    I told you about my teeth because I know for a fact that the likes of me with natural, healthy teeth and gums are a rarity so whilst I am appreciating a building you are delving into a morass of ****, spit and bile commonly known as a dentists regular day job.

    You dont know anything about real life boy, I hope it kicks you hard enough so you dont spawn anymore of your ilk to poison this country.
    I love it when people are so resigned to the fact their uni is poor that they start using arguments that a chippy 16 year old school leaver would make down the pub. 'Yeah, well....um....you wouldn't last 10 mins on a building site mate', 'yeah u can read your fancy books but i bet you can't clean the **** off a toilet etc its a type of inverse snobbery against people with common sense AND brains. The point in uni is to gain academic skills anyway, its assumed most people will pick up everyday skills eventually, not simply the thick and 'street wise' who learn them straight away as they have nothing else to focus on.

    You are an absolute nob btw about 80% of people i get calling for advice from my dad (an RICS training consultant) for their APC exams are too stupid to have read the website or taken notes on guidance and he admits are thick as ****. My dad got an award for the highest mark in Europe in his RICS examinations when he did them 15 years ago and he went into it cos he failed at geography and at town planning and didnt know what to do, shows how smart surveyors are :P it is rather funny that you are doing an undergrad when surveying companies favour those who've completed it as a masters/conversion after another undergrad degree. Ironically for you, the top surveying jobs will mainly go to graduates from top 20 unis not some crack group of builder bumming, bodybuilding common blokes who got pissed for 3 years at hallam and lash out at more academic professions.

    Also, I hate going to the dentist like everyone but the fact is in the past centuries millions of people have died prematurely as a result of infections coming from poor hygiene that modern dentists prevent. Dentists are basically surgeons and doctors combined, and the training is pretty similiar to medics- no one goes round criticising them. Unfortunately the fact they use hard minerals like gold and platinum in fillings make it an absolute killer on the wallet.
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    (Original post by torchwood)
    i got AAAb, this was in 2008 when A*s didn't exist, and its not much of an achievement, your ABB doesn't look too good in comparison, so no you don't 'know quite a bit. btw what were the subjects?

    the reason you're saying you don't want to in to sheffield is that you wouldn't get in!

    if just by copying text books, you could get better grades, if it was that simple/easy why haven't you managed it?
    i wish you would seriously just eff off out of this section of the forums!
    there will be tons of people who get straight A's who choose to go to these "lesser" unis that you seem to think they, stop thinking your the bee's knees and that your ace as hell for going to a supposedly really good university. Im predicted A's and B's and im excited for my course at Hallam and im proud to be going there, im choosing to do what i want in life and a career im going to be happy in and a university that i felt comfortable around and that had excellent facilities, not choosing to go a certain place because i feel im better than anyone with less grades and i can go round making ******** comments. Your going to get nowhere in life with an attitude like yours, and most the people on here are good friendly people wishing to speak about this university with potential fellow students, not have to listen to nobheads like you, so please, get lost, get a life, go act like a prat elsewhere, !
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    (Original post by spurswilts)
    I love it when people are so resigned to the fact their uni is poor that they start using arguments that a chippy 16 year old school leaver would make down the pub. 'Yeah, well....um....you wouldn't last 10 mins on a building site mate', 'yeah u can read your fancy books but i bet you can't clean the **** off a toilet etc its a type of inverse snobbery against people with common sense AND brains. The point in uni is to gain academic skills anyway, its assumed most people will pick up everyday skills eventually, not simply the thick and 'street wise' who learn them straight away as they have nothing else to focus on.

    You are an absolute nob btw about 80% of people i get calling for advice from my dad (an RICS training consultant) for their APC exams are too stupid to have read the website or taken notes on guidance and he admits are thick as ****. My dad got an award for the highest mark in Europe in his RICS examinations when he did them 15 years ago and he went into it cos he failed at geography and at town planning and didnt know what to do, shows how smart surveyors are :P it is rather funny that you are doing an undergrad when surveying companies favour those who've completed it as a masters/conversion after another undergrad degree. Ironically for you, the top surveying jobs will mainly go to graduates from top 20 unis not some crack group of builder bumming, bodybuilding common blokes who got pissed for 3 years at hallam and lash out at more academic professions.

    Also, I hate going to the dentist like everyone but the fact is in the past centuries millions of people have died prematurely as a result of infections coming from poor hygiene that modern dentists prevent. Dentists are basically surgeons and doctors combined, and the training is pretty similiar to medics- no one goes round criticising them. Unfortunately the fact they use hard minerals like gold and platinum in fillings make it an absolute killer on the wallet.

    now now don't go insulting bodybuilders we're just looking for an excuse to bench press you mate
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    (Original post by spurswilts)
    If copying OCR or Edexcel notes is so easy why can't you get the grades then? OH YEAH cos u can't read

    what the hell are you talking about kid????

    what kind of pathetic insult is that, it dosen't even make any sense!!!!!!!!

    If I couldn't read I wouldn't even make it into secondary school would I?????


    do the maths!!!!!!!!

    oh and using a shortened version of "you" shows you can't write
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    other meaningless 'vocational' media degrees out there, plus on top of that 60 000 english, geography and pschology students

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    media-even though I'm not doing media- can get you into the media corporations wher you earn quite a high salary depending what job you take up there. Geography will get you working as a teacher, english again a teacher, and psychology the local shrink. So even though I'm going to study history at either shefield hallam, chichester university or de montfort- in this day and age there is less regard for academics now and more regard for perhaps more useful vocational subjects that would be of use to the industry. The day of picking your favourite job is over, you get what you get or have a limited choice
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    lmao stupidest thread ever. you people take this way too seriously ahaha
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    (Original post by Locutus)
    other meaningless 'vocational' media degrees out there, plus on top of that 60 000 english, geography and pschology students

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    media-even though I'm not doing media- can get you into the media corporations wher you earn quite a high salary depending what job you take up there. Geography will get you working as a teacher, english again a teacher, and psychology the local shrink. So even though I'm going to study history at either shefield hallam, chichester university or de montfort- in this day and age there is less regard for academics now and more regard for perhaps more useful vocational subjects that would be of use to the industry. The day of picking your favourite job is over, you get what you get or have a limited choice
    :lol: you're such a retarded, entry requirements and competition for places suggest you're lying
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    (Original post by MrAndrew)
    What is that based upon? It's obviously not one of the worst universities in the world. Media may not be an academic subject, but it's much more relevant to real life than maths (who uses equations in their lives EVER!?). It's relevant to a career in the media.
    The most ignorant statement I've seen on tsr in a long time.

    Maths is used in banking, architecture, science and technology amongst other things. It's contributed more to society than media.
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    (Original post by Locutus)
    other meaningless 'vocational' media degrees out there, plus on top of that 60 000 english, geography and pschology students

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    media-even though I'm not doing media- can get you into the media corporations wher you earn quite a high salary depending what job you take up there. Geography will get you working as a teacher, english again a teacher, and psychology the local shrink. So even though I'm going to study history at either shefield hallam, chichester university or de montfort- in this day and age there is less regard for academics now and more regard for perhaps more useful vocational subjects that would be of use to the industry. The day of picking your favourite job is over, you get what you get or have a limited choice
    I know someone with a degree in Philosophy who has worked at media corporations. :dontknow Just because you have a media degree doesn't mean working in media. When I did AS media my teacher had done a degree in media, so clearly not all media degrees lead to media corporations.

    Also, degrees in History and English can lead to careers in Publishing, journalism, public relations or even law. If someone did lots of ecs and work experience at university, and came out with a 2.1 in History or English they'd have a reasonably good chance of getting a job.

    Whilst more vocational subjects are needed, do people really need degrees in media? Surely internships would be more beneficial?
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    (Original post by torchwood)
    :lol: you're such a retarded, entry requirements and competition for places suggest you're lying

    ok what you've basically said is that loads of people want to go to these palces and the entry requirements are high. Which makes no reference to the chances of employment and regard for academics in industry. Which is what I was getting at.


    How can you claimI'm lying if you ahvent even read my post.


    epic fail!!!!!!
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    The people saying everyone gets AAA etc and being all arsey about what is good and what's not, get back to reality and grow up. I feel sorry for the people living such sheltered lives made delusional by mummy and daddy, cutting themselves over getting a B in one module.
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    (Original post by MrAndrew)
    who uses equations in their lives EVER
    Shouldn't have said that; you've opened a can of worms. Just some examples:

    - You want to compare interest rates offered by different banks and want to see how much money you actually end up with (never trust what bankers tell you; they are tailoring offers to THEIR best interests; NOT yours)
    - Decorating your apartment; you need to know how much paint or wallpaper to buy. End up buying too little, you'll have to go back to the store; end up buying too much, and you'll waste money.
    - You're cooking for your friends and need to scale the ingredients up and/or down. Get it wrong, and you'll disappoint your friends.
    - That girl from America you've been trying to nail for a while told you it's 57 fahrenheit in her home town today and you're trying to find out whether that's hot or cold. If you get it wrong... you get the deal.


    I always thought that I could get away with using a calculator for the rest of my life, so I never really paid attention to the mathematics taught in elementary school. But mathematical concepts are like bricks in a wall. If some of the bricks are missing or of poor quality, the wall is going to end up unstable and will collapse.
 
 
 
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