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    Current student - yes
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    Following the story of Pok Wong, who is suing her uni for "not playing a role in helping secure a rewarding job with prospects”, there has been stories in the news that degree courses will potentially be ranked in a price comparison-type system.

    This means that prospective students will be able to compare the ratings of degree courses, under government proposals. Subjects will be given a gold, silver or bronze award, and details will be made available about post-degree employment prospects, potential earnings and dropout rates, according to the Department for Education.

    (You can read more info here.)

    Would you support a grading system for degrees?

    Do you think this would be useful in helping future students decide on a degree?

    And - as per the title - are you happy with the quality of your degree?
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    (Original post by discobish)
    Following the story of Pok Wong, who is suing her uni for "not playing a role in helping secure a rewarding job with prospects”, there has been stories in the news that degree courses will potentially be ranked in a price comparison-type system.

    This means that prospective students will be able to compare the ratings of degree courses, under government proposals. Subjects will be given a gold, silver or bronze award, and details will be made available about post-degree employment prospects, potential earnings and dropout rates, according to the Department for Education.

    (You can read more info here.)

    Would you support a grading system for degrees?

    Do you think this would be useful in helping future students decide on a degree?

    And - as per the title - are you happy with the quality of your degree?
    Until the money spent is justifiable any degree will struggle to be of high enough quality - the fees make the experience severely underwhelming.
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    Sometimes I feel like it's costing 9 grand a year for me to learn the best places to get food delivered from in Glasgow. Even though my degree is philosophy.
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    Asking this question at a time of lecturers striking is going to get you some skewed results discobish.
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    I have pre-existing issues with TEF, so this won't change much.:grumble:
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    Sometimes I feel like it's costing 9 grand a year for me to learn the best places to get food delivered from in Glasgow. Even though my degree is philosophy.
    Have you began to specialise yet or is it too early in your degree?
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    Have you began to specialise yet or is it too early in your degree?
    I'm first year so atm it's mostly things I've seen before plus some other fairly basic stuff, no specialising. I would however class myself as a specialist in getting the best food to one's door at the cheapest possible price.
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    yes, i dont think uni as a whole is worth the money but if im going to have to spend this money to go to uni then im glad i chose this course. We have really good facilities and lots of contact time with not huge classes but not tiny ones (as in we arent like an afterthought of a department) we are working with real companies and im only in first year but im going to have something commercial produced soon so it's all really good experience to put on a CV
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    There's an aspect of the grading that's down to the individuals that take the course. Employment prospects can't really be measured as it comes back to a degree not being enough for employability.

    If the students aren't doing extra things during their 3 or 4 years, then they aren't gong to be as employable as those who have. So this is a load of hogwash.

    Also - that student/grad suing their uni - wtf?
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    Seeing as I havent had any contact hours since the middle of February and am unlikely to receive any until May, no I am not. Seriously these strikes can **** right off.
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    In my first year of my history degree and found out that one of my lecturers hasn't bothered to teach us half the content that could come up in the exam. It's not even like she didn't have enough time, she always let us leave 1 hour+ early and we only found out about the missed content when we had a substitute lecturer. Even when she does teach she looks bored and just reads the lecture slides (which are available online anyway).

    The student intranet is ridiculous - most of the time the server is down and when it does work it is confusing and basic information (e.g. lecturers office locations and drop in times) isn't on there, and trying to figure out the email system to find this information takes hours.

    Several of my friends that I've made this year are leaving to study at different unis next year, even when this means having to retake first year and have to pay even more for their degree.

    Although this isn't to do with the quality of my course, the accommodation is disgusting. The electricity, heating and hot water often don't work (when it snowed most people had ice on the inside of their windows) and there is mould in the bathrooms, and the housing teams just refuse to acknowledge that there is a problem.
 
 
 

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