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    (Original post by Thomb)
    I've got better but I've just seen it as the symptoms changing over time.I still think of myself as schizophrenic even though it's a label I would prefer to avoid I do see myself as being able to change it ever. :erm:
    OKay Thomb. I also consider it a role which one takes on, or loses, depending on the situation. So for example, in hospital, we are all 'crazy', but at uni, we are students. There lies the difference? Have you done a degree yet Thomb? How did you get on??
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    Do you see any positives to having schizophrenia, and if so, what are they?
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    Interesting thread.

    How do you feel about the stigma surrounding your illness? Have you ever felt like people only see the label and not you as a person?

    Is there any support available for you to meet people in your area? I wish things were better for you.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    OKay Thomb. I also consider it a role which one takes on, or loses, depending on the situation. So for example, in hospital, we are all 'crazy', but at uni, we are students. There lies the difference? Have you done a degree yet Thomb? How did you get on??
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    I started an architecture degree but dropped out for a number of reasons now I'm doing an online course that counts as the first year of a degree. It's an online course so keeping motivated is difficult but I enjoy writing so its enjoyable. Yes I know you are 'crazy when you're in hospital and a student when at university but you don't stop being either you when you're a student or being schizophrenic when you come out of hospital its only the symptoms that change. TBH I've found myself defending a point of view I don't really believe in just because I posted this thread as 'I am a Schizophrenic' which is true but it's not all I am I""m also Thomb online and a student when I study. When someone asks me what do I do I don't reply I do schizophrenia. Do I? \Rant LoL :rant:
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    (Original post by Vennec)
    Do you see any positives to having schizophrenia, and if so, what are they?
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    Interesting thread.
    How do you feel about the stigma surrounding your illness? Have you ever felt like people only see the label and not you as a person?

    Is there any support available for you to meet people in your area? I wish things were better for you.
    At first I felt ashamed and distanced myself from people now I feel ok some people make comments but that's just immaturity and ignorance.

    Thanks The good thing about schizophrenia and research has proven this is that they tend to be highly intelligent creative people.
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    I started an architecture degree but dropped out for a number of reasons now I'm doing an online course that counts as the first year of a degree. It's an online course so keeping motivated is difficult but I enjoy writing so its enjoyable. Yes I know you are 'crazy when you're in hospital and a student when at university but you don't stop being either you when you're a student or being schizophrenic when you come out of hospital its only the symptoms that change. TBH I've found myself defending a point of view I don't really believe in just because I posted this thread as 'I am a Schizophrenic' which is true but it's not all I am I""m also Thomb online and a student when I study. When someone asks me what do I do I don't reply I do schizophrenia. Do I? \Rant LoL :rant:
    Okay so the course your doing now counts as a higher education certificate? Can you tell me more, such as giving me a link??
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    (Original post by john2054)
    Okay so the course your doing now counts as a higher education certificate? Can you tell me more, such as giving me a link??

    It's with the Oxford University just search OUDCE and it'll come up. What course are you doing?
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    It's with the Oxford University just search OUDCE and it'll come up. What course are you doing?
    Sounds interesting. What is the fee structure like, and what are the entry requirements? Also can you study remote (from home skype etc)??
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    Sounds interesting. What is the fee structure like, and what are the entry requirements? Also can you study remote (from home skype etc)??
    There are no entry requirements and you study just with your computer its a chatroom basically like TSR and you upload your essays to the tutor. I got bursaries to cover the fees.
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    There are no entry requirements and you study just with your computer its a chatroom basically like TSR and you upload your essays to the tutor. I got bursaries to cover the fees.
    sounds like the moocs i am doing. do they offer research degrees? (doctorate level)??
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    (Original post by john2054)
    sounds like the moocs i am doing. do they offer research degrees? (doctorate level)??
    What does moocs stand for? Yes, they do all the Doctorates etc.
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    I talk to myself all the time I see it as a way to stimulate the mind to do things it wouldn't otherwise have the support to do. If you mean the rambling conversation with myself that is not a condition I find myself in.

    I was diagnosed on my second admission into hospital.
    what other symptoms do you have as I often wonder that I have this condition
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    What does moocs stand for? Yes, they do all the Doctorates etc.
    moocs= massive open online certificate. Have you had any grades back yet? How harsh are they in marking?

    I think i will probably go for a conventional PhD, just because it is hard to get a place on one, and not just anyone off the street can get a place?!?
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    (Original post by karl pilkington)
    what other symptoms do you have as I often wonder that I have this condition
    Being unable to understand things like a rolling stone gathers no moss. I f you start to look for abstract meanings instead of seeing the obvious then you might be ill.
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    Hearing voices. That's a sure sign of illness.

    You should talk to your doctor either way.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    moocs= massive open online certificate. Have you had any grades back yet? How harsh are they in marking?

    I think i will probably go for a conventional PhD, just because it is hard to get a place on one, and not just anyone off the street can get a place?!?

    Thats a good idea getting a Dphil from Oxford would be nice, I don't think I've got the time or the money tbh. I haven't had any grades back yet but it does seem a little bit easy tbh.
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    Thats a good idea getting a Dphil from Oxford would be nice, I don't think I've got the time or the money tbh. I haven't had any grades back yet but it does seem a little bit easy tbh.
    Yes thanks, I am considering applying for a research degree with either Derby or Roehampton, possibly immediately when i get my bachelors results back, or failing that after i complete my ma. I doubt very much they would let you do a phd with just one year higher education certificate

    Unless like i said, they really are a 'mac-uni'?!?

    In order to get a place on a phd you have to find a supervisor willing to take you on, send them a preliminary email, start a discussion with them to see if they think you have a viable proposal, then if they say yes, put the proposal in and take it from there.

    Like i said, it isn't at all like undergraduate degrees! Plus they last three-four years full time. Are you able to commit to this?
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    (Original post by john2054)
    Yes thanks, I am considering applying for a research degree with either Derby or Roehampton, possibly immediately when i get my bachelors results back, or failing that after i complete my ma. I doubt very much they would let you do a phd with just one year higher education certificate

    Unless like i said, they really are a 'mac-uni'?!?

    In order to get a place on a phd you have to find a supervisor willing to take you on, send them a preliminary email, start a discussion with them to see if they think you have a viable proposal, then if they say yes, put the proposal in and take it from there.

    Like i said, it isn't at all like undergraduate degrees! Plus they last three-four years full time. Are you able to commit to this?

    Blimey on my course you get four years just to complete the first year of a degree. I'm personally thinking of doing a Post Grad Certificate after my degree. It only takes one year to get it and it isn't heavily subscribed to either.

    What are you doing your masters in? I'm doing art history.
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    Blimey on my course you get four years just to complete the first year of a degree. I'm personally thinking of doing a Post Grad Certificate after my degree. It only takes one year to get it and it isn't heavily subscribed to either.

    What are you doing your masters in? I'm doing art history.
    So are you seriously telling me Oxford are letting you do a masters with them, with only a higher education certificate (not a full degree)? Wow and i thought Derby were an easy touch. My (place on the) masters at Derby is in education studies, which includes a work placement, and is actually quite a reputable subject to be studying, to my knowledge??
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    (Original post by john2054)
    So are you seriously telling me Oxford are letting you do a masters with them, with only a higher education certificate (not a full degree)? Wow and i thought Derby were an easy touch. My (place on the) masters at Derby is in education studies, which includes a work placement, and is actually quite a reputable subject to be studying, to my knowledge??

    Did I say I'm doing a masters oops I'm only doing the higher ed certificate. Where did I say I'm doing a masters?
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    Did I say I'm doing a masters oops I'm only doing the higher ed certificate. Where did I say I'm doing a masters?
    I'm personally thinking of doing a Post Grad Certificate after my degree.

    This is what you said. a post grad. certificate is on the road to a masters, and i didn't know you could do that without a full degree? Maybe it is different at Oxford?
 
 
 
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