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Here are some 'stories' fromt he MV board....

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Dan knew he wanted to pursue a career in conservation but felt he lacked practical experience. He joined MV to get that experience, to gain new skills and make contacts to help him find the right sort of employment. Dan has worked on various conservation projects during his time as an MV including building a waterfall in a sensory open-air theatre. The area is used for recreational activities with young disabled people in the community. MV complemented his university studies and given him the experience he needs for a bright future in conservation.
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Depends what 'aspect' of Geog you're after, and where you live. i.e. if you live coastal, getting invovled with local ecol, geol and geog groups should be easy...

Or how about getting involved in teaching Geog to under privlegded children?

Or look at the Millenium Volunteers webs ite and see if they have any geog based projects in your area. MV is the new DoE. Most Unis are very impressed by it.

http://www.millenniumvolunteers.gov.uk/

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Thanks, am lookin at the site at the mo! .. i think that is quite a good idea!
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May be I should clarify, as reading that back, it doesn't flow

MV clearly isn't a scheme replacing DoE, it's just the 'new' buzz programme that Unis look for - in the same way DoE used to be viewed.

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Can ne1 recommend anything that I would be able to do - Geography orientated, that i woule be able to put on my personal statement nextyear. please??
Yay, i've found someone who wants to do geog next year like me ! Lol sorry. I don't know what you/(we lol) could do...think i'll read these replies to get some ideas.

PS where are you thinking of applying? do u want to do BA or BSc?
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Yay, i've found someone who wants to do geog next year like me ! Lol sorry. I don't know what you/(we lol) could do...think i'll read these replies to get some ideas.

PS where are you thinking of applying? do u want to do BA or BSc?
I really wud like to go to newcastle uni.. but that dnt seem too high on the geography tables. but probably ther. I dunno which one i would do probably a BSc, i prefer the physical side.. u?

I think we shud brainstorm ideas.. wer u from?
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I really wud like to go to newcastle uni.. but that dnt seem too high on the geography tables. but probably ther. I dunno which one i would do probably a BSc, i prefer the physical side.. u?

I think we shud brainstorm ideas.. wer u from?
Don't take too much notice of the tables. Newcastle as a whole is in the top 30 in pretty much all of them, which means that it's pretty decent. And to be honest, I think that the Uni you got your degree from would usually be important than how the individual departments were rated.
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So dya think newcastle is a gud enuff uni?
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I really wud like to go to newcastle uni.. but that dnt seem too high on the geography tables. but probably ther. I dunno which one i would do probably a BSc, i prefer the physical side.. u?

I think we shud brainstorm ideas.. wer u from?
I think that league tables are quite misleading. Warwick for example is an excellent uni but ranked 18th on the Times for Law. Now 18th is quite harsh for such a good uni...
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So dya think newcastle is a gud enuff uni?
Not one of the top ones, but good enough, yes. You could certainly do a hell of a lot worse.
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Why not arrange some visits and see what tickles your fancy
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I really wud like to go to newcastle uni.. but that dnt seem too high on the geography tables. but probably ther. I dunno which one i would do probably a BSc, i prefer the physical side.. u?

I think we shud brainstorm ideas.. wer u from?
Well i'm more human orientated, so it'll probably be a BA for me . I'm from the south coast, which is a pain in the ass coz i probably won't be able to go to Durham because of the distance.
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Not one of the top ones, but good enough, yes. You could certainly do a hell of a lot worse.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...813914,00.html
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Well i'm more human orientated, so it'll probably be a BA for me . I'm from the south coast, which is a pain in the ass coz i probably won't be able to go to Durham because of the distance.

Confussed! Why couldn't you go to Durham?????? Personally, I got as far away from the familiy home as possible
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Confussed! Why couldn't you go to Durham?????? Personally, I got as far away from the familiy home as possible
Well i'm quite a senstive, shy type of person and i reckon i'll probably get home sick and i don't wanna spend a whole day getting home lol. And i would probably get completely lost on the trains n that. :/
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if i managed to get into newcastle , id b bout 3 hours away from home on the train.
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Well i'm quite a senstive, shy type of person and i reckon i'll probably get home sick and i don't wanna spend a whole day getting home lol. And i would probably get completely lost on the trains n that. :/
I don't think it takes a 'whole day' to get home. I was looking at the express trains and some take 2.5 hours from Durham to London. For me, it DOES take a 'whole day' to get home.. lolz.. even more if I count the transits etc.
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Well i'm quite a senstive, shy type of person and i reckon i'll probably get home sick and i don't wanna spend a whole day getting home lol. And i would probably get completely lost on the trains n that. :/

Awwww... Hon!

If you think you'll hate it then fair enough (just wanted to say don't let dostances be a problem, cos usually they're not... Especially with all the regional airports about today)
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I don't think it takes a 'whole day' to get home. I was looking at the express trains and some take 2.5 hours from Durham to London. For me, it DOES take a 'whole day' to get home.. lolz.. even more if I count the transits etc.
Ooh really? 2.5 hrs is pretty good But then i'd still have at least 3 more hours to get home from London.
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Can ne1 recommend anything that I would be able to do - Geography orientated, that i woule be able to put on my personal statement nextyear. please??
To be honest Vicky, I doubt the uni will be looking for someone who hikes around the lake district, as (although I'm no Geographer) I shouldn't think it's incredibly relevant to the course. You should probably find out what sort of things are involved in the course and then decide what to do (Hiking around the lake district would probably be good for you anyway mind )
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Can ne1 recommend anything that I would be able to do - Geography orientated, that i woule be able to put on my personal statement nextyear. please??
I might suggest you see if there is anything you could do in your own school (or a nearby Primary School). In my school some sixthformers started up an "armchair geographers" club for year 7 - about every 2 weeks and in it they did things like showing videos of different places and producing a little booklet on it for the kids, they did map jigsaws, orienteering when the weather was good, looked at environmental problems (like erosion) around the school and what to do with them etc.
How about looking closer to home... ask in school
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