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ToshTrent
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Hi,

I'm currently trying to make my final decision about which University to go to. I have a couple questions which will help me with it.

Bournemouth
1 Year Placement,
Halls of Residence,
Crappy Computer Suite,

Thames Valley
No Placement Year,
Rented Accommodation,
Great Computer Suite,

1. Does a Placement Year help with employment?
2. If you achieve a degree does it matter what University it was gained at?
3. Any plus/negative points about the two Uni's listed above?

Thanx

Tosh.
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Hi,

I'm currently trying to make my final decision about which University to go to. I have a couple questions which will help me with it.

Bournemouth
1 Year Placement,
Halls of Residence,
Crappy Computer Suite,

Thames Valley
No Placement Year,
Rented Accommodation,
Great Computer Suite,

1. Does a Placement Year help with employment?
2. If you achieve a degree does it matter what University it was gained at?
3. Any plus/negative points about the two Uni's listed above?

Thanx

Tosh.
1. Yes I believe so. 'Work experience' does at least - and you could hypothetically get that in your summer holidays.
2. Yes. Eg. I hear that bournemouth has a lot of good contacts within the media industry. TVU has not as good 'reputation' as bournemouth, but the location might be better for you..
3. As above.
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Go to Bournemouth and don't look back
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mines a pint !!



lets read books about guys called Danny the Daggerman from Daggenham !

Alan Partridge, love Steeve Coogon (nice avatar)


sorry off topic lol
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Can I just say TVU NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
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don't go to TVU unless you've had a labotomy
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ok, i read about TVU almost being closed down 5 years ago, but it seemed ok when i went to the OpenDay. I take it that it's still as kack as ever then.

Any TVU students here?
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1. Does a Placement Year help with employment?
2. If you achieve a degree does it matter what University it was gained at?
3. Any plus/negative points about the two Uni's listed above?
1. Can't say from any personal experience but apparently yes. Although I must admit I don't like the idea of it purely because it's an extra year.

2. Deffinately yes! Employers prefer graduates from unis with good reputations. Eg. the obvious example oxford/cambridge grad would find it much easier to get a job than somone with same degree from Bolton Institute.

3. I can only say what i've read (not having been ot either), but supposedly employers don't look highly on TVU graduates. Where as Bournemouth is supposed to be regarded quite well within the technology industry. But unfortunately has the compulsary sandwich year.
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Do whatever feels right and if you go to TVU you are coming clubbing or giggin with me...I'm accumulating a group so i don't get lonesome
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Do whatever feels right and if you go to TVU you are coming clubbing or giggin with me...I'm accumulating a group so i don't get lonesome
Are u going to TVU?
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Are u going to TVU?
No the London Institute. LOL, I wouldn't apply to TVU in a Cajillion years!
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No the London Institute. LOL, I wouldn't apply to TVU in a Cajillion years!
Just checking.
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Bournemouth without a doubt. TVU is only really a university by name., Going of their statistics its more of an HE college (only 26% of their students come are studying a degree level or above HE qualifcation).

I know somebody at my old college who went to TVU to study ICT, he got a poor reference from my college and he got EE in his AVCE and failed his AS Business Studies.
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Bournemouth without a doubt. TVU is only really a university by name., Going of their statistics its more of an HE college (only 26% of their students come are studying a degree level or above HE qualifcation).

I know somebody at my old college who went to TVU to study ICT, he got a poor reference from my college and he got EE in his AVCE and failed his AS Business Studies.
You should be getting paid by TVU for all the positive advertising you've given it over the last few weeks
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You should be getting paid by TVU for all the positive advertising you've given it over the last few weeks
Hehe he should be their mascot! That would be tres funny
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from what people on this site have said about TVU i wouldn't touch the place with a barge pole. a degree from TVU it seems equated to 16 K debt and a job at mcdonalds....
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Thanks very much for you comments. Proving very helpful for making my decision. Shame the computer suite @ bournmouth is pants compared, but they have a better gym, student union, halls, and much more.
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Isn't there like 500 uni's in the UK ( read it on some random website) what are the uni's that don't even make it on the top 120?
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unis aren't unis because they offer research degrees, they are unis when, like many other things in our damn kingdom, the queen says so. a university needs a royal charter, it doesn't need to offer research degrees. of course, many would say that any of the new universites (that is unis that used to be polytechnics but that received royal charters when the government realised they could wring the british education system of even more money) aren;t really unis at all. and some would go further and say that a decent uni is one wholly lead by research which is only the top few. choose bournemouth - if nothing else you get the beach. besides which, the computer suites surely can;t be that bad.
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