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    (Original post by tcameron)
    I agree to an extent - three teachers in my school went to Cambridge and are now just school teachers, and this is the only job they've had despite doing respectable degrees :/
    Whenever those in my school got offers from Cambridge a maaasive deal was made out of it from the school&the student's like they'd won the lottery or something - this even being before they'd confirmed their place
    Cambridge has produced some great people in the past though
    Maybe they just wanted to be teachers? It seems like a great job to me, even if you don't get a huge salary.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Didn't even apply lol

    But I am headed to the US and plan to stay on both :yep:
    Youre male right?

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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    Youre male right?

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    Have a guess
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Have a guess
    I'm not going to. If Youre male and black going to America lol gL

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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    I'm not going to. If Youre male and black going to America lol gL

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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    I'm not going to. If Youre male and black going to America lol gL

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    Is it like being Muslim in the UK? :rofl:
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    Is it like being Muslim in the UK? :rofl:
    Police dont kill you for looking suspicious

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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    Is it like being Muslim in the UK? :rofl:
    It really depends on your state. Southern/Central ones the racism/segregation is prevalent but on the West and East coasts, everyone's mixing and mingling!
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    (Original post by tcameron)
    I agree to an extent - three teachers in my school went to Cambridge and are now just school teachers, and this is the only job they've had despite doing respectable degrees :/
    Whenever those in my school got offers from Cambridge a maaasive deal was made out of it from the school&the student's like they'd won the lottery or something - this even being before they'd confirmed their place
    Cambridge has produced some great people in the past though
    One of my English lecturers at college read English at Oxford (can't remember which college), and he was one of the best and knowledgable teachers I'd ever had. Just because not every Oxbridge graduate goes off and makes millions in the city doesn't mean that the kind of education afforded there isn't special.
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    Why did you tag your friend :rolleyes:

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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    Why did you tag your friend :rolleyes:

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    No reason :innocent:
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    (Original post by Student403)
    It really depends on your state. Southern/Central ones the racism/segregation is prevalent but on the West and East coasts, everyone's mixing and mingling!
    Can confirm this ^

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    St Andrews/Durham overrated, Edinburgh underrated
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    (Original post by TheTechN1304)
    St Andrews/Durham overrated, Edinburgh underrated
    Durham is underrated.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Have a guess
    maybe (s)he is both :PPP
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    (Original post by Pro Crastination)
    One of my English lecturers at college read English at Oxford (can't remember which college), and he was one of the best and knowledgable teachers I'd ever had. Just because not every Oxbridge graduate goes off and makes millions in the city doesn't mean that the kind of education afforded there isn't special.
    I agree. I wish people would stop obsessing about Oxbridge/RG as a "meal ticket" in the "world of work", it is simply not true! University is about providing opportunity for academic and personal growth. I am not a "bitter reject" by the way but have chosen my uni based upon lots of research and logic. Employers really don't care where you study, they are more interested in the qualities and skills the individual has developed. BTW there is nothing wrong with being a teacher as someone posted earlier, we all need them.
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    Fair point.

    I guess 'Russell Group' University still carries some weight.

    Bath probably is equal to somewhere like Leeds Or Sheffield in most subjects. Having said that I doubt anyone would pick Bath over an RG for English.

    But it's among the best in the country for Engineering and Maths I think.

    RG is largely overrated anyway tbh.



    You can't study English at Bath.
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    (Original post by Lemonpopsicle2)
    You can't study English at Bath.

    I didn't know that.

    Pretty surprised tbh.

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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    Durham is underrated.
    so is Nottingham
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    I didn't know that.

    Pretty surprised tbh.

    Forgetting something?

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