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Look, just because certain unis have lowered their entry requirements it doesn't undermine the achievement of the students, I feel. Regardless, not everyone can get an E grade in A-levels, so it's still an achievement.
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(Original post by indigobluesss)
I think that's rather condescending. It IS difficult to get into uni, pursing further education is something to be proud of, I think.
People get into uni with BTECs, it is easy.

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Look, just because certain unis have lowered their entry requirements it doesn't undermine the achievement of the students, I feel. Regardless, not everyone can get an E grade in A-levels, so it's still an achievement.
Yes of course it does. If everyone has a degree then the merit of having one at all is diminished.

Not everyone is a winner ffs.
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(Original post by DiddyDec)
People get into uni with BTECs, it is easy.

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Just because you find something easy doesn't mean it's that case for everyone else.


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Yes of course it does. If everyone has a degree then the merit of having one at all is diminished.

Not everyone is a winner ffs.
Of course not everyone can be a winner. I still stand by my previous statement >_>
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Slightly off topic but I knew someone who spent the year telling everyone she was applying to Oxford etc.

Later found out she meant Brookes.

Later found out she didn't get in there either.

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(Original post by redwhiteandbrit)
Later found out she meant Brookes.

Later found out she didn't get in there either.
That's sad.


(Original post by indigobluesss)
Look, just because certain unis have lowered their entry requirements it doesn't undermine the achievement of the students, I feel. Regardless, not everyone can get an E grade in A-levels, so it's still an achievement.
The students at Leeds Met who can barely meet their EE offers have not achieved anything by definition. They've failed their exams. And they're about to waste £25.5ks for a course anyway.
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just say that you went to Oxford University lool. If they ask what you did and you happened to do an art and design course well, then you're screwed. Good luck!
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(Original post by indigobluesss)
Just because you find something easy doesn't mean it's that case for everyone else.
If you find a BTEC hard then there is no hope.
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If you find a BTEC hard then there is no hope.
No hope for what? I never said I find them hard, I've never taken one so I wouldn't know. But there are people who take them and there are people that struggle and persevere through them, and I think it's simply wrong to undermine their achievement.
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The old classic "I went to university in Oxford". Helps if you move to America
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(Original post by indigobluesss)
No hope for what? I never said I find them hard, I've never taken one so I wouldn't know. But there are people who take them and there are people that struggle and persevere through them, and I think it's simply wrong to undermine their achievement.
No hope at life. You was a plural you, not a personal you.
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No hope at life. You was a plural you, not a personal you.
Splendid. Let's sit at our high horses and collectively judge everyone who has chosen to take a BTEC as having no hope in life. Because only successful people take A-levels.

It's a shame Edison and Einstein didn't have A-levels, bloody failures, aren't they? *facepalm*
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all yoonies are of equal value :yep:
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(Original post by indigobluesss)
Splendid. Let's sit at our high horses and collectively judge everyone who has chosen to take a BTEC as having no hope in life. Because only successful people take A-levels.

It's a shame Edison and Einstein didn't have A-levels, bloody failures, aren't they? *facepalm*
Your comprehension is poor. I said those who struggle with a BTEC has no hope at life.

Try harder.

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all yoonies are of equal value :yep:
Sit down, comrade.
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Your comprehension is poor. I said those who struggle with a BTEC has no hope at life.

Try harder.

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Which is exactly my point, just because someone struggled at BTEC (or any form of education for that matter), it doesn't mean they're a subspecies to us (nor does it mean they have no hope at life).
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Someone I know who went to Oxford Brookes put down 'University of Oxford' on their CV.
Is that legal? Just curious

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(Original post by indigobluesss)
Which is exactly my point, just because someone struggled at BTEC (or any form of education for that matter), it doesn't mean they're a subspecies to us (nor does it mean they have no hope at life).
Who ever said they were subspecies?

Us? I'm nothing like you.

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Just emphasises the Brooke's part of it:
Say "I went to Oxford BROOKES" putting emphasis on the Brooke's and saying the Oxford part quite quickly.
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(Original post by DiddyDec)
Who ever said they were subspecies?

Us? I'm nothing like you.

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Yeah- I doubt a fellow human would have so little compassion and understanding.
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