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Says the Mail.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-results.html

So it must be true. :rolleyes:

Still, if it is true, then get yourself into Clearing - an RG university needs you!
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tbh the UK would still be fine if there were no creative writing or sociology degrees
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tbh the UK would still be fine if there were no creative writing or sociology degrees
Do you think degrees such as Psychology, media studies or Sociology are rubbish/useless?
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Do you think degrees such as Psychology, media studies or Sociology are rubbish/useless?
they're useful for about 1% of students who actually go into those areas

the rest will land fairly poor, low-end unskilled jobs. so overall yes, these degrees are mostly useless and rubbish for the majority. that might be more of a reflection of the caliber of students taking these subjects though. people who are highly motivated and take degrees like this are likely to still do well if they know what to do afterwards and get the relevant experience.
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they're useful for about 1% of students who actually go into those areas

the rest will land fairly poor, low-end unskilled jobs. so overall yes, these degrees are mostly useless and rubbish for the majority. that might be more of a reflection of the caliber of students taking these subjects though. people who are highly motivated and take degrees like this are likely to still do well if they know what to do afterwards and get the relevant experience.
In reality it's pretty irrelevant what degree you do for a lot of jobs. So why not pick something you are genuinely interested in? Many corporate job apps require fresh tests and internal exams anyway, so the degree is only step 1 of many steps and essentially a box tick.
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(Original post by excitedpresent)
they're useful for about 1% of students who actually go into those areas

the rest will land fairly poor, low-end unskilled jobs. so overall yes, these degrees are mostly useless and rubbish for the majority. that might be more of a reflection of the caliber of students taking these subjects though. people who are highly motivated and take degrees like this are likely to still do well if they know what to do afterwards and get the relevant experience.
I think the problems are the lack of adequate jobs and the absence of degree relevance to many corporate roles. I know people who work in companies where they have a colleague who studied French working alongside another who studied Astrophysics and they are both doing the exact same role.
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I'll apply for Oxbridge in that case!
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Boi I hope this doesn't go through, half the freshers in the Computer Science chat can't do basic integration and are about to walk in to a top 30 world university
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Boi I hope this doesn't go through, half the freshers in the Computer Science chat can't do basic integration and are about to walk in to a top 30 world university
That is the upshot of the article.

It really does make sense to aim high this year of all years.
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Boi I hope this doesn't go through, half the freshers in the Computer Science chat can't do basic integration and are about to walk in to a top 30 world university
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Seems a bit rich to accuse unis of dumbing down quality by taking more students, when taking more students is exactly what the government has been encouraging them to do for a few years now.
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Sign yourself up some 'blended learning' and secure your offer before you're actually told what the 'blended learning' will be like.
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If they want to get more students, then they should start being guarantors of accomodation, as for people from abroad it's a quite exotic concept that companies won't let you hire a flat without a person from the UK guarating for you, and unis tend to forget to mention this.
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Seems a bit rich to accuse unis of dumbing down quality by taking more students, when taking more students is exactly what the government has been encouraging them to do for a few years now.
This.

This is also a great opportunity to get some better social levelling in the upper universities, which governments also claim they are in favour of.
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tbh the UK would still be fine if there were no creative writing or sociology degrees
books written by alumni of UEA's creative writing degree

Pretty important contribution to the UK in my opinion
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If they want to get more students, then they should start being guarantors of accomodation, as for people from abroad it's a quite exotic concept that companies won't let you hire a flat without a person from the UK guarating for you, and unis tend to forget to mention this.
Why would they? Its not like just letting in lower quality students has any consequence for them.
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So happy KCL is on that thing lol
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
Says the Mail.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-results.html

So it must be true. :rolleyes:

Still, if it is true, then get yourself into Clearing - an RG university needs you!
were all gonna make it bros
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were all gonna make it bros
which uni did you apply to lol?
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Seems a bit rich to accuse unis of dumbing down quality by taking more students, when taking more students is exactly what the government has been encouraging them to do for a few years now.
This, this, this

However, I will add that anyone who has firmed a course/university combo that they know will appear in Clearing year after year should probably expect they they will encounter a good number of subpar students.
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