Turn on thread page Beta

Where will you go after completing your politics degree? watch


    I know there're not all from oxbridge, but there are some obviously.

    "Of a sample of 45 Labour MP’s in the 1996 Parliament (the last era when the parties were fairly evenly balanced) only 3 had been to boarding school, and 6 to Oxbridge. More than half were ex-grammar school and even more were at non-Oxbridge Universities. For 55 Tory MP’s, the numbers for (British) boarding schools and for Oxbridge were 23 and 27 respectively. Curiously, the proportion not attending any University was the same (14%) for both parties.

    Similarly, out of 23 members of Mr Blair’s Cabinet declaring a background, only 2 including the PM are ex-boarding school and 7 are ex-Oxbridge, while Mr Hague had respectively 5 and 11 out of 19 declarants in his Shadow Cabinet. "

    But that wasn't the point I was trying to make, I'm not anti-oxbridge at all. In fact I would love to be able to go there, but it is a pipe dream for me. What I was trying to say was that not all MPs have a politics degree as it is not a vocational course it is academic. My point about PPE at oxford is that it is probably the most respected form of politics course to do and that is why a few MPs have done that. Btw I'm not applying for PPE at Oxford.

    hey everyone! become a member of the northen irish assembly and you get payed bucket loads even though the government has been refusing to meet for years!

    I'd like to do Postgrad study and then either teach at a University level, get involved in research, or get into broadcasting/journalism/writing of some sort.

    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    I believe I'm right in thinking that the basic salary for MEPs is £86,000 p.a.
    Wrong. MEPs get paid the same amount as a member of their countries parliament - so, British MEPs get about £56,000 p.a. + benefits etc. I think it's the Italian MEPs who get paid the most, can't quite remember. Anyway, the fact of the matter is they do not get paid £86,000 p.a.
Who do you think it's more helpful to talk about mental health with?
Useful resources

Articles and guides:

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A-Z of careers Advice on choosing a careerCV writing helpCovering letter helpInterview tips

Featured recruiter profiles:

CGI logo

CGI is open for applications

"Offering a range of apprentice and sponsored degree positions."

Deutsche Bank logo

Deutsche Bank is recruiting

"Thrive in an international banking environment"

ICAEW logo


"Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

Army logo

The Army is recruiting now

"With hundreds of roles available, there’s more than one way to be the best."

Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

Handle your digital footprint

What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

Quick links:

Unanswered career sector and employment threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.