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    This thread is about nutrition and dietetics which QMUC has taught since dietetics began in the UK. We have a distinct higher percentage of people compared to other uni's in edinburgh, gaining graduate level work since over 50% of the university is healthcare related. Also, people should take into account that people change their minds over 4 years as to their career choice, especially if they are enter university when they are 17 or 18. Even if the jobs they do are not graduate level jobs, the employer may still have counted their degree as the reason they hired them. Having the degree does not entitle you to a graduate level job, and this is a UK wide trend.

    The only bad thing i have about my course is this year the placement system changed on a national system, and instead of been able to go whereever we choose in the UK (i want to go home to england!) we have to go in scotland. This changed everywhere in the country, so its not QMUC's fault.

    Last year a huge change occurred within QMUC; Plans for a new campus were finalised, new student representation system set up, and now we are undergoing a QAA inspection, of which the university is expected to score very high upon. I don't think its fair to act upon old information; institutions may have performed badly in the past, but change occurs, and in 18 months not 1 single person has dropped out of my course (dietetics), human biology or nutrition, which i think says something about i guess the course in question on this thread. The main reason for dropping out in previous years inour department has been financial strain and not QMUC and the way it is run/managed.
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    Yes i know it is rated well for dietetics, physiotherapy, OT, drama etc, i'm not disputing that, but for other courses such as business, social sciences it is not rated well. Yes there is a 90% employment rate but if you go behind the scenes and find out the destinations of what graduates are doing, a lot of it is not graduate level employment (expect your vocational subjects like dietetics, OT etc). Ask registry if you don't believe me.

    Can you actually show any figures for that?
    In any case, this thread is about dietetics. If you're going to continue with your attack on the university rather than discussing dietetics, please take yourself elsewhere
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    Can you actually show any figures for that?
    In any case, this thread is about dietetics. If you're going to continue with your attack on the university rather than discussing dietetics, please take yourself elsewhere
    How would I have figures for it? The college does, that's where I checked them. Yes the thread is about dietetics, but they guy also asked about the college, so I wanted to tell him how CRAP it is!
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    I got figures today (from registry!), 72% are employed into graduate employment, the other 25% got other employment. This doesn't include the people who decided to do another degree. If we include the degree ones, it came to 68% graduate jobs, 23% other job, 4% continuing education, 5% unknown, or nothing.

    The QMUC you keep describing is not one i recognise from the current set up, the one i have attended every day (almost) for the last 18 months. And the one for which i am a course rep at.
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    (Original post by Kink2000)
    I got figures today (from registry!), 72% are employed into graduate employment, the other 25% got other employment. This doesn't include the people who decided to do another degree. If we include the degree ones, it came to 68% graduate jobs, 23% other job, 4% continuing education, 5% unknown, or nothing.

    The QMUC you keep describing is not one i recognise from the current set up, the one i have attended every day (almost) for the last 18 months. And the one for which i am a course rep at.
    For the 2002/2003 figures, only 56% were in graduate employment, only half of uni students! The majority of people from my course were working as shop assistants, and I was on one of the more employable degrees out of the place. You could be making up the figures, that seems high compared to what I saw. Well QMUC must have damn changed a lot then in a matter of months, maybe I need to revisit it and see the dramatic and wonderful changes that are taking place!!!!
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    Well she has the current figures and I'd be more inclined to trust someone at the place with proper figures than someone intent on slandering the place :rolleyes:
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    I'm gonna get my friend to check the figures as it would be interesting to see how the graduate employment rate has shot up! When i last read it, it made for some sorry reading, i was shocked.
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    Not a case of it shooting up, just a case for more accurate follow up on past graduates, you'll find the unknown figure has declined, whereas the employment rate has increased.

    Actually...i don't think its shot up at all, i believe it has remained the same...anyway...
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    This is the statement from the website based on 2003 figures: 93% of QMUC graduates find work or go on to further study within six months of graduating.
    This can be checked at this site: http://www.qmuc.ac.uk/prospective_students/why_qmuc.htm Under the Great employment prospects paragraph!

    And on page 5 of this report: http://www.qmuc.ac.uk/marketing/univ...ounts_2005.pdf Under the graduates in employment paragraph.

    And this site quotes a figure of 96% http://education.independent.co.uk/h...icle304001.ece Look at the added value paragraph!

    And now i'm confused, i'm sure the prosepectus had a similar figure in the 2003 prospectus... It was one of the reasons i chose QMUC! So has it really shot up?

    Can you please, please, please stop putting our university down all the time? Its not that bad! Its a very good university!
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    :rolleyes: I'm gonna put it down as much as i like which is going to be until you stop responding that it's a good uni. It's one big, fat, ulgy, stupid, dump and it certainly is NOT a Uni!! Lol
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    I'm sticking around to sing its praises, and just one point i thought you had to spell to get to uni? U-G-L-Y

    Sorry, but since you keep putting one of the top UNI's (uni because its in the university league tables) down, i thought i'd put you down.

    On a more constructive note, QMUC is also the top university in the country for Dietetics
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    (Original post by lynn20)
    :rolleyes: I'm gonna put it down as much as i like which is going to be until you stop responding that it's a good uni. It's one big, fat, ulgy, stupid, dump and it certainly is NOT a Uni!! Lol
    Tsk tsk, wrong again. QM isn't a big uni :p:
    I also love the insinuation that an institution can be overweight, especially one that does a dietetics course
    Incidentally, I would brush up on spelling and punctuation dear. Now here at QM, they're sticklers on such things - maybe you have something against the place because they told you off for poor English skills?
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    (Original post by Acaila)
    Tsk tsk, wrong again. QM isn't a big uni :p:
    I also love the insinuation that an institution can be overweight, especially one that does a dietetics course
    Incidentally, I would brush up on spelling and punctuation dear. Now here at QM, they're sticklers on such things - maybe you have something against the place because they told you off for poor English skills?
    hehe, good one! :p:
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    College's cannot validate their own degrees which is why we are a university and in terms of league tables it varies, we are 55th in the Sunday times, and compare this to the Scottish uni's that do my course, Robert Gordan University is placed 72nd, and Glasgow Caledonian which is 87th. Plus it is placed higher than Leeds Met which is 78th, Coventry University is 76th and University of Wales Institute Cardiff which is 88th. Those were the universities i was considering for my course, so i think i made a good judgement. Also, QMUC is a small university, with less courses than most big universities, and also low student numbers, less than 4000 students! I think we can consider QM a top university, especially for Nutrition and Dietetics (only taught at 13 institutions in the UK, and i've named 6 of them) which is what this thread is about!
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    when was your last post about nutrition? The post was about helping someone choose a place for nutrition, bound to be personal if i'm studying the course, but at least i try to give advice.

    QMUC is well known for its dietetics course, i was told to go there by 3 different people, who don't even know each other, 2 were dietitians, one was my college tutor. The reason for going there was for its dietetics reputation. All of these people live in Yorkshire..and have never even been to QMUC.
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    Ok, i'm going to get this thread back to the point and suggest that all other comments go on the Queen Margaret University College thread.

    If you want to check how well certain courses did in inspections they can be viewed on the QAA website: http://www.qaa.ac.uk. However this only shows recent inspections, since the system has changed. (last QMUC one for Dietetics was 1998 i think-Rated Excellent! Under the old system.) I don't knwo when the new inspection is either... Also When searching for Dietetics on the QAA site, we come under the heading other allied professions i think!
 
 
 
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