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    My friend started his UG degree in 2007, graduated in 2011, did a 2 year part-time PG course, completing this summer, and has now been offered a 5 year funded PhD beginning in September - all at the same uni!

    In a way I am jealous, but what do you think?
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    My friend started his UG degree in 2007, graduated in 2011, did a 2 year part-time PG course, completing this summer, and has now been offered a 5 year funded PhD beginning in September - all at the same uni!

    In a way I am jealous, but what do you think?
    It just means he's clever and it following the natural route.
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    It just means he's clever and it following the natural route.
    But is there not an argument to say that once you have achieved your first UG degree, then you now have the tools to at least start to earn money in the real world?

    11 years at the same uni is insane! However, I am still jealous
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    But is there not an argument to say that once you have achieved your first UG degree, then you now have the tools to at least start to earn money in the real world?

    11 years at the same uni is insane! However, I am still jealous
    Eh, what if the person just wants to pursue his interests by going into academia.

    Besides, judging by the 2 year PG course, and the 5 year part time PhD, he's either going to be taking it "easy" in comparison to a full time course, and possibly start working.
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    Some of them make a good and prominent job. For example, I'm extremely grateful for services 've received from people in this very field while applying for the university. Thnx to Admission-Essays.org.=)
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    But is there not an argument to say that once you have achieved your first UG degree, then you now have the tools to at least start to earn money in the real world?

    11 years at the same uni is insane! However, I am still jealous

    He's earning money... In the real world.


    (Original post by tehforum)
    It just means he's clever and it following the natural route.


    What's that then? Hunt, gather, **** and make babies?
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    (Original post by concubine)
    He's earning money... In the real world.
    No he is not.

    His PhD is being funded by the Government, and in return he must act as a part-time lecturer at his uni, teaching all the eager young undergrads. :eek:
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    (Original post by concubine)

    What's that then? Hunt, gather, **** and make babies?
    the natural route* for someone possessed of an academic intelligence and keen for a career in academia is to remain in university and pursue postgraduate study.


    *standard path, usual avenue, normal course.
 
 
 
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