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>> No. 6229 Anonymous
21st February 2017
Tuesday 8:19 pm
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how do I learn to do accents as well as this guy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyd3VMoG3WM
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>> No. 6230 Anonymous
21st February 2017
Tuesday 10:29 pm
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>>6229
Become an impressionist.
>> No. 6231 Anonymous
22nd February 2017
Wednesday 3:11 am
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It's mostly about learning to listen to yourself. Have you ever noticed that your voice sounds weird on a recording? People are often shocked or embarrassed by what their voice actually sounds like. We tend not to pay much attention to the sounds coming out of our mouth, because we're busy concentrating on what we're about to say next. You can't use your voice effectively if you're not really listening to it, so that's what you need to practice first and foremost.

Use the voice recorder app on your phone. Start off by recording whatever comes to mind in your normal speaking voice, then listening back. Describe your day, tell an anecdote, list the contents of your fridge. Do this for a while until you're used to the sound of your own voice. Pay attention to your own speech. How would you describe your accent to a foreigner? Which sounds are most characteristic of your accent? What aspects of your voice are unique?

Listen to a recording of the accent you'd like to learn and practise imitating one short sentence at a time. Record and play back your attempt, listening carefully to each consonant and vowel sound. Hone in on any syllables that sound wrong, comparing the recording you're imitating with the recording of your own attempt. Pay attention to the movements of your mouth and tongue as you speak. Write out sentences phonetically and take notes on the patterns you identify in the accent. If you're particularly dedicated, learn the International Phonetic Alphabet.
>> No. 6232 Anonymous
22nd February 2017
Wednesday 8:09 am
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>>6229

Study linguistics. In particular phonology. and practice the different associated sounds. Essentially there are huge differences in how different accents make sounds to say the same words that we take for granted. British English is actually amazingly varied for this in a way American accents aren't. Once you understand how the sound is differently made depending on who says it for the exact same word, you can analyses and imitate it better.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WvIwkL8oLc
>> No. 6233 Anonymous
22nd February 2017
Wednesday 9:04 am
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>>6232
>>6231
Good stuff, thanks lads.
>> No. 6234 Anonymous
22nd February 2017
Wednesday 6:35 pm
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>>6230
I've said this before, but my favourite impressionist moment was Jon Culshaw on the One Show. He was surprising a woman in a call centre by pretending to be Alan Carr. He snuck up behind her for the big reveal and the disappointment on her face when she saw it was him instead of Carr will stick with me for the rest of my life.

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>> No. 4291 Anonymous
6th April 2013
Saturday 1:57 pm
4291 Itt we give our view of each others unis
Mine is York, so what do you think?

Rate others according to your view of them.
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>> No. 6213 Anonymous
16th November 2016
Wednesday 7:38 am
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Roehampton and SOAS.
>> No. 6225 Anonymous
28th January 2017
Saturday 6:40 pm
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>>6213
I'm doing postgrad at Cumbria. There's a lad on my course who did undergrad at Roehampton and they said "Roehampton is one of the shittest unis in the country but it's still loads better than this shithole".
>> No. 6226 Anonymous
31st January 2017
Tuesday 12:25 pm
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Finished my masters degree in Oxford couple of months ago. To be honest, in terms of education it really fell short of what I was expecting, same with the quality of the student body (should've realised something was off when they let me in). The city is nice though, and a nice place to be in as a student.

Can't provide a good view of other unis as I'm a foreignlad and don't know much. Except that I'm supposed to talk shit about Cambridge from now on.
>> No. 6227 Anonymous
31st January 2017
Tuesday 9:39 pm
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Manchester massive represent

>>6226
I have a m8 at Oxfam currently doing a master's and from what I gather it's a really strange place.
>> No. 6228 Anonymous
31st January 2017
Tuesday 9:46 pm
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>>6226
I always find it odd when the world's top professors in various areas congregate in Cambridge, Oxford, wherever and people expect them to do quality teaching.

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>> No. 6215 Anonymous
24th December 2016
Saturday 8:11 pm
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Lads, is there anything like a cheap piano keyboard that you can connect a headset to, so that only you can hear the sounds it produces?

I have not played a musical instrument since Year 7, and I want to try again.
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>> No. 6220 Anonymous
24th December 2016
Saturday 11:10 pm
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>>6216
Oh thanks! I wasn't aware.

>>6219
I was checking out ebay and came across roll-up keyboards that can plug into a USB slot. They cost about £35. I don't want to blow over £60ish on something I don't know how to play.

I can't pin down my own music taste, it is too varied. Classical, Bluegrass, film scores, Disco, House, Hip-hop, Rap, Pop, Rock from the 80s and 70s, obscure mashup (like Future Funk) producers on soundcloud and bandcamp, etc.

I thought about getting a second hand guitar, but I think the keyboard is probably the best.
>> No. 6221 Anonymous
24th December 2016
Saturday 11:53 pm
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>>6220
Any USB keyboards are likely to just be controllers, so you'd need to install software on your computer to actually produce the sound output for headphones. A quick google suggests that the following might help: http://www.synthfont.com/links_to_soundfonts.html.

If you'd rather just get a self-contained keyboard, then I'd suggest looking up some Casio ones. They tend to be cheaper than the other dominant brand, Yamaha, and though not typically as full-featured would be fine for basic learning/practice.
>> No. 6222 Anonymous
25th December 2016
Sunday 12:20 am
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>>6220
>I was checking out ebay and came across roll-up keyboards that can plug into a USB slot. They cost about £35.
That'd be a waste of £35, the roll-up thing is a novelty. You should be able to find a passable keyboard with "expression" (responds accordingly to the pressure at which you hit the keys, like a real piano would) for around the same if you dig around some second-hand shops, over the coming months especially, as people do the post-Christmas "you need to get rid of that old thing"/spring clean toss-out. There are a lot of keyboards out there, and you'd be hard pressed to find one without a headphone socket. (Exceptions include the aforementioned MIDI keyboard, which is just an input device, or at the other end something like a full-size electric piano, which you won't find for £35). Assuming you've got the space to store one, it shouldn't be difficult to find something cheap to mess around with, and whatever you decide you don't like about it will probably be as valuable as what you learn on it.
>> No. 6223 Anonymous
25th December 2016
Sunday 3:19 pm
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>>6220

USB keyboards don't work well unless you also buy an audio interface. The problem is that ordinary soundcards have quite a lot of latency, so there's a delay between pressing a key on the keyboard and hearing sound from the computer. More than about 40ms of latency is basically unplayable, but most built-in soundcards have about 250ms of latency. Macs are the exception to this.

The roll-up keyboards are absolutely hopeless. You can buy a perfectly playable USB controller keyboard for about £60 - an Alesis Q49 or Acorn Masterkey would fit the bill. The cheapest usable audio interface is the Behringer UCA222, which costs about £25.

Using a controller keyboard and an audio interface is a big faff if you just want to play the keyboard, but it does open up the world of audio production. If you're willing to invest the time in learning, this route would allow you to compose and record music using software synthesisers and samplers. I'm happy to advise on the basics of computer-based music production if this interests you.

If you just want to play the keyboard, have a look on eBay for a Casio or Yamaha keyboard. You'll find plenty around the £60 mark. If you're at all serious about learning piano then you'll outgrow one of these keyboards fairly quickly, but they're a decent starting point. Look for something with full-size keys; If you can find something with "velocity sensitivity" or "touch sensitivity" at that price, all the better.
>> No. 6224 Anonymous
26th December 2016
Monday 12:39 am
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>>6220
One thing I will say as you mentioned the possibility of getting a guitar: if you get an electric, you can buy headphone-only amps very cheaply from most music stores or online. Guitar itself will typically be a bit more of an investment but might be worth bearing in mind if you spot anything second hand you fancy trying.

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>> No. 6135 Anonymous
18th May 2016
Wednesday 12:07 am
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Why isn't Economics a mandatory subject at Key Stage 3 and 4 yet? Everyone in the UK is by definition a part of the economy, and I would say that having a knowledge of how it works and your place in it is essential in today's society.

It could start off by talking about personal finance - things like basic budgeting, the myriad of options for personal banking, how loans and mortgages work. From here, pupils could be taught about the finances of small to large businesses, and the ways this differs from that of an individual. Finally, pupils would be given an overview of the macroeconomic principles of how many businesses and individuals interact in markets, and how domestic markets form part of the international picture.

Looking back on my pre- A-level education, all this stuff seems like a pretty gaping hole. A large part of my personal knowledge comes from having business-minded parents but not everyone has that privilege, and knowing how to budget and save are apparently skills severely lacking in today's society. I'm aware that a fraction of personal finance is taught in mathematics, but it is a very small fraction and one that would surely be better split-off so that maths itself can be about maths and not simply numerics with a pound-sign in front of it.
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>> No. 6143 Anonymous
18th May 2016
Wednesday 1:11 pm
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>>6142
Well there's a scale of reliability in terms of models depending on the scientific ability to isolate particular phenomena. This is why we have laboratories, it's to reduce the number of variables in order for you to make more informed observations about the nature of an occurance. Economics is a science in some ways and more like mass psychology in others, since it's all about perception.

Economics is valuable, regardless. What OP is talking about is finance though which is a different beast altogether and really has little to do with economics on a personal level.
>> No. 6144 Anonymous
18th May 2016
Wednesday 1:23 pm
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The main problem I have with economics isn't that the models are inaccurate, it's that the models are implemented by financiers and politicians who have zero appreciation for their context as nice but ultimately useless mathematical formulae. These people cherry-pick the economics models that fit their agenda, sing them as gospel and subsequently refuse to acknowledge any evidence or alternative models that prove them wrong.

It's not the science itself, but the people who misuse it. Now that I think about it, this is a good argument in OP's favour. People won't see through the bullshit unless they are taught to.
>> No. 6145 Anonymous
18th May 2016
Wednesday 1:40 pm
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>>6143
I get what you're saying, but really only in particular sciences such as terrestrial physics, chemistry, materials science and cell biology can phenomena be practically isolated in a lab. Once you get to say evolutionary biology, environmental science, geology, astrophysics, cosmology or parts of sociology phenomena cannot be isolated in this way, yet they are for the most part still considered sciences because they follow the scientific method.

Fundamentally, the argument over whether economics is a science or not depends on how it is approached - if it is approached using the scientific method, it is by definition a science. If it is approached in other ways, it isn't.
>> No. 6217 Anonymous
24th December 2016
Saturday 8:42 pm
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I did a GCSE in economics and have since discovered that most of it was total bollocks. Economics is little more than numerical theology, and anyone who disagrees is the economic equivalent of the religious cunts in this video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5gm9hoTw6Y
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24th December 2016
Saturday 8:48 pm
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>> No. 6192 Anonymous
23rd October 2016
Sunday 9:07 pm
6192 Maths Degree?
Hi,

I graduated with a 2.1 in a pointless humanities course but got lucky and have slowly worked my way up to my current position in a £25k government job but will find it very difficult to move any higher due to competition. Added to this I worry that I might be made redundant and have no real in-demand skills.

I am now 32 and studying a Maths A Level at college.

I want a better paying job and am wondering what I can do from here. It there any benefit to returning to uni to gain an undergraduate maths degree? I would graduate around my mid-30s and was thinking this would greatly improve my career prospects as I could maybe move into banking/finance.

Or are there any better directions I can take career wise at this point?

Teaching wouldn't pay any better than I am on now. There are some graduate-level government jobs in my area but they require a maths-related degree (e.g. pure maths or statistics, economics etc.).

Any thoughts?
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>> No. 6196 Anonymous
23rd October 2016
Sunday 10:00 pm
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Just some suggestions from a fellow humanities graduate lad:

-Most big firms like KPMG/PWC hire tax people and similar roles from any degree background as long as you can pass the maths tests
-Same with the Treasury jobs and schemes
-Same with most banks - JP Morgan hire analysts with literally any degree as do most, including the Bank of England

You also might be better off doing a masters. Have you tried using your skills to get into communications? Money isn't amazing, but it's better than that once you get going and all you do is write press releases all day, which after the first few, are just copy and paste jobs.
>> No. 6197 Anonymous
24th October 2016
Monday 6:51 pm
6197 OP
Thanks for your replies, some good options there I hadn't thought of before.
>> No. 6198 Anonymous
3rd November 2016
Thursday 8:40 pm
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>>6192
A maths degree should open your options up a lot more. I recently graduated with a degree in maths and I'm now working in risk management for a major airline. However, I would not recommend starting a three year degree now just to improve your career prospects a bit unless you have a very specific goal in mind.

If you are considering teaching then do NOT start a three year degree right now. There are a few ways you could go about this but getting into teaching does not require you to have a degree specific to your subject. The degree that you have will suffice to get onto a PGCE course, all you will then have to do is demonstrate subject knowledge, which the maths A-level should go a long way towards, although many institutions may require something more, this could involve tests on interview day or a more extensive subject knowledge enhancement course. Either way, none of these options will be anywhere near as intensive as a three year degree and will result in you becoming a qualified teacher within a year or two. Teacher starting salaries are around £23k but they rise pretty quickly, and with career progression you could be looking at £30k within a few years and £40k+ within 7 or 8 years. You will also be in heavy demand as a maths teacher. Also your PGCE training year will grant you a huge bursary that only seems to be rising each year, it's something to look into.

Just for the record I don't think you should go into teaching unless you're sure it's what you want to do, I've seen too many people ruin themselves with a career that isn't right for them and teaching is one of the prime suspects. But at the same time, for many people it is incredibly rewarding.
>> No. 6210 Anonymous
4th November 2016
Friday 4:49 pm
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What's your CV since uni? How useless was the degree?

I'm not sure doing a maths degree would necessarily change a huge amount, I would instead advise doing it part time with the Open University if it's something you're set on.
>> No. 6214 Anonymous
19th November 2016
Saturday 6:47 pm
6214 OP
>>6198

>Teacher starting salaries are around £23k but they rise pretty quickly, and with career progression you could be looking at £30k within a few years and £40k+ within 7 or 8 years.

I am currently on £25k (which I know is pretty good especially up north). I like the idea of teaching but doesn't seem worth it for the hours. I currently earn £25k for 9-5 Monday - Friday. As a teacher £35k for 8-6 Monday - Friday (if i'm lucky) with additional work on the weekends doesn't seem great.


>>6210

Management mostly, some private sector but currently in public sector (HMRC).

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>> No. 6165 Anonymous
24th June 2016
Friday 8:33 am
6165 uni rankings/league tables
So I'm looking at university rankings, there are plenty of them and none agree with each other. Are there ones that are relatively more respected in the UK/align more with popular perception?

I have admits from QMUL, Reading and Sussex - all seem fairly okay, but I find it very difficult to differentiate between them besides rating the cities they're in. And, for example, KCL ranks below these in many tables yet I've been rejected by them.

Pic unrelated.
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>> No. 6205 Anonymous
3rd November 2016
Thursday 10:37 pm
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I went to Reading and loved it. Close enough to the rural bits for bike rides and rowing while keeping fast train connection home to the smoke. Plus the careers centre and other student support services there are absolutely fantastic.
>> No. 6206 Anonymous
3rd November 2016
Thursday 11:34 pm
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>>6202
>in the sun

Not very useful when the undergrad year runs from late September to May-June is it though?
>> No. 6207 Anonymous
4th November 2016
Friday 12:29 am
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>>6206
Summer is the middle couple of weeks in October these days.
>> No. 6208 Anonymous
4th November 2016
Friday 10:12 am
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>>6204
Well English is full of little weird things that you just get used to and they only seem weird when you actually think about them. I doubt your example is a one off.
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4th November 2016
Friday 11:32 am
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>>6204>>6208
Using "off" in that way is particular to Britain, not English in general. There's quite a lengthy discussion to be found here:
http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=179067

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>> No. 6189 Anonymous
25th September 2016
Sunday 6:43 pm
6189 Russian (soon-to-be) teach
So i'm finishing Uni next year, and i'm thinking of working in school. i have general idea of russian school (shit, can be saved if school level/ranking is higher than average though)
I'd love to know about british schools and teach experience (if some teachers are here)
PICRELATED: some hobo beating schoolboy who was teasing poor peasant, servers him (boy) right.
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>> No. 6190 Anonymous
26th September 2016
Monday 12:49 am
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>>6189
>PICRELATED: some hobo beating schoolboy who was teasing poor peasant, servers him (boy) right.

My experience of teachers tells me you're perfect.

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>> No. 6167 Anonymous
8th July 2016
Friday 1:55 am
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I completely wasted the opportunities given to me aged 16-19 and, despite attending numerous colleges, ended up with one BTEC. I'm not stupid, I was just preoccupied at that point in my life, lacked direction, kept changing subjects and colleges, and ended up with nothing.

Now I want to get back into education, studying sciences at level 3 so I can do a biochemistry Bsc. On researching this, however, it seems that if you graduate from a number of significant universities, the likelihood of you getting a job in that field can be 80% or more. But those universities won't accept access courses from paupers and losers such as myself, and it seems there are no colleges offering A-level courses to adults in my area, just access courses and BTECs.

I really want to give this the best shot I can and come out with the grades that I have earned and so deserve, this time round - they do say that education is wasted on the young. So it would seem that my options are to do either take a loan to pay the extortion fees charged for a distance learning course in maths, physics, biology and chemistry, or do the access to HE combined science course but end up at a university I wouldn't have chosen and lower my career prospects. If I was to do the distance learning courses, I'm told the curriculum has changed 2016/17, which means there may be some problems with the updated courses that might need ironing out. I've read that it is possible to just do the studying yourself based off the curriculum you can view online and pay for the exam when you feel ready, but if this has changed, then this becomes a risky choice. I always said I didn't want to do a university level course in a creative subject, but I'm now starting to feel that all this motivating myself and preparation for a new path in my life is not going to be fruitful, and my alternative would be to do either English or creative writing, and just give that everything I've got - and I am very passionate about writing, but I feel like if I was ever good enough to make a living from it, then my work should speak for itself. As a creative subject (at least the way I'm looking at it and what I hope to take from it), surely it won't teach me much more than what I would discover myself through practice, or would be able to learn online. The benefit would be an on-paper qualification that would allow me to become a teacher or tutor if my own efforts didn't work out.

So, I have a bit of a dilemma in which path to take - do I do the distance learning course, maths I imagine would be fairly straightforward, but the sciences, especially with this change, might fall short of the mark in this context, and it'll be fucking expensive. Or do I pursue my hobby and passion at an academic level and see where that takes me? I have a feeling that if I did that, I wouldn't even have that happy feeling people sometimes describe when they're 'following their dream' or whatever, because I really have prepared myself to do a big science, and I would perhaps feel like I've bailed on that, even if I did receive some success.

An access course is not really an option because it won't take me to the universities I want to go to, so for that route it really only leaves distance learning A-levels. Does anyone have any experience with these?
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>> No. 6184 Anonymous
12th September 2016
Monday 7:03 pm
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>>6181

>side effects may include short-term memory loss
>side effects may include short-term memory loss
>> No. 6185 Anonymous
20th September 2016
Tuesday 9:12 pm
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Currently living in Cyprus, 19 years, working in the restaurant, wasting my life. As far as I know, my russian school leaving certificate doesn't qualify the entry requirements to the university (reason: in ex-USSR countries students spend in school 1 year less). The only one option for me is to sit 3 A-levels (Math, Physics and English) as an independent student, or to take Foundation Level for which I don't have money, but I suddenly found, that British Council center in Cyprus charges around 200 pounds per unit, is it really so expensive and is there any other cheap centers within Europe excl UK where I can take International A level's as an independent student? Should I sit all 3 exams in one academic year or I can combine them from different years to get entry points? I'm getting upset thinking that I may never go to the university and won't become an engineer. Sorry for my english, bratya.
>> No. 6186 Anonymous
20th September 2016
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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>>6185
Depends on how clever you are - for most 19 year olds, taking 3 A Levels in a year is a bit of a push. You can usually combine them and take them whenever you want, it doesn't matter which year you get them in, you just need the points.
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20th September 2016
Tuesday 10:15 pm
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No university worth its salt cares about UCAS points, but you're right that you don't have to take A levels all at once either.

Have you looked into IB? I'd have thought that would be easier to take abroad given that it is, ya know, international and all.
>> No. 6188 Anonymous
21st September 2016
Wednesday 1:38 pm
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>>6183

They've been fracking in the North Sea for years, and no-one complained.

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>> No. 6146 Anonymous
20th May 2016
Friday 5:57 pm
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I'm thinking of changing career and going back to study law / a GDL at uni, anybody ever done this?


Currently I'm the one who sits and monitors legislation going through Parliament and elsewhere for my company. I negotiate laws with MPs and am for all intents and purposes a despicable lobbyist cunt. The pay's alright and the work isn't awful but I am not feeling challenged at work at all and am now aware that this isn't what I want to do.

I know for non-law graduates you need to complete a Graduate Diploma in Law and then the Legal Practice Course before you can get a training contract and become a solicitor at the end of a very long and drawn out process. My research suggests that if you can look enthusiastic enough then you can get a lot of law firms to offer you a TC in advance and pay for both your GDL and LPC. I'm also reliably told by several studies and companies that it's not impossible from a non-law backgorund and that the split of solicitors is usually 50:50 law and non law degrees.

I don't mind the extensive learning, hard graft or even working for free to prove my worth at weekends when not in work. I guess I'm looking out for the hope somebody here has done something similar and can offer some guidance, particularly as to how much 'legal' experience I have to give my soul for before standing a chance.

It's nothing to do with the fact I'm a boring nob end who loves nothing more than reading the fine print and arguing the point.
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>> No. 6160 Anonymous
21st June 2016
Tuesday 8:22 pm
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>>6156

That was an informative post, thanks.

I wasn't asking out of any backhanded political agenda by the way, I just find it interesting to hear from people with jobs like this that you don't really ever have an insight into as an average prole.
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21st June 2016
Tuesday 8:28 pm
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Degree route here.

>I guess I'm looking out for the hope somebody here has done something similar and can offer some guidance, particularly as to how much 'legal' experience I have to give my soul for before standing a chance.

None unless you want to get in somewhere decent in which case proportionally more. You work in lobbying so the sun already shines out of your trousers.

Thank you and goodnight.
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21st June 2016
Tuesday 11:29 pm
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>The olden days used to see me keep a very close eye on the news and check legislation on the Parliament website and debates.

I thought you were only about 22? Or do we have another lobbyist lad here?
>> No. 6163 Anonymous
22nd June 2016
Wednesday 7:45 pm
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>>6159

Usually you do a politics degree and then sell your soul to an MP for a bit after uni (good luck getting one of these jobs by the way, about 200-300 people apply for each job, most of them won't hire you without at least three months interning experience which is obviously impossible to get unless you can somehow afford to live in London for that time for free or living wage and limited hours), then apply for jobs on w4mp or the public affairs network website. Most jobs have titles like Parliamentary officer, corporate affairs (officer/manager/assistant) or public affairs or policy advisor. Everything but lobbyist basically, because those names sound much nicer.

Then you have to decide which way you want to do it. I work in house - this means that I work for a company and only that company. Everything I do is for the company, I'm part of the team like anybody else and sit in one of their offices only ever working for them. These jobs are rare and hard to come by, most people getting these are promoted internally or come from some sort of grad scheme.

The most common lobbyist way is working for an agency, who then obtains contracts with companies who outsource it and pay you to manage the accounts. Most of these jobs are shit and so are the companies, bar the exception of Hanover (hope you're Oxbridge educated and can sense a political opening three months before you're meant to ) and Michael Page, maybe a few others.

I fucking wouldn't though, I get paid little more than most assistants/secretaries, I have to often report to, brief, prepare and look after our chief Exec and board (who all get paid in excess of £4m a year) with important people despite having no money to match the responsibility, I have to sometimes deal with people that are super important myself, again for none of the salary and make sure that it never goes wrong so I don't get bollocked.

Most of my time is spent dealing with cunty Parliamentary Assistants who are the gatekeeper to the MPs we want to see, so I have to juggle diaries and chase everything up with people who get precious of their MP and won't fit you in because they want them to attend the church bake sale for the sixth week running.

Oh and if that wasn't enough, my job title includes corporate affairs, my old one was something like Parliamentary Officer, others might include public affairs as mentioned. What does this mean? Nobody appreciates the dedication, work and level of political know how you need. Whenever I tell people my job title they either think it's a fancy name for working as a customer service person or at best some sort of public relations marketer. I am none of those things and neither is the job. Nobody, except those who work in the area, will never understand the job title and assume you do something like go to public meetings and deal with the public.


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>> No. 6164 Anonymous
22nd June 2016
Wednesday 9:51 pm
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>Law might be boring, shit, hard work and more of a vocation than a job, but so is this, and I'd rather take the extra money. Hence why I want to swap.

I would avoid anything related to in-house or criminal law then. I cannot stress enough that you should avoid in-house especially now that accountancy firms are starting to move into the territory. I spent a summer working for a major financial institution in London and it was cubicle hell.

Criminal law comes with the proviso that you can make decent pay but your first few years will be hand to mouth even as a Barrister. I've been told by non-criminal law types that this could be bullshit though.

>I'm a bit tired and grumpy, but I can't tell if you're taking the piss? Will my background actually help? Nobody seems to give a shit when I've asked around about what I do now.

I'm being flippant but yes you shine with the public law experience you have. I suspect you might need to present it better but you have relevant and certainly interesting experience to offer.

If you have any holiday time I recommend emailing your local chambers and of course law firms about any shadowing opportunities they have (for chambers its called a mini-pupilage and usually lasts ~3 days). Following a Barrister around may not sound like something you are chasing right now but I assure you they are wizards when it comes to knowing who to ask and you might end up fancying it in which case joining an Inn is complicated but they take care of you.

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>> No. 6098 Anonymous
15th March 2016
Tuesday 5:37 am
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Do any worthwhile universities offer entrance exams in lieu of UCAS points?
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>> No. 6123 Anonymous
15th March 2016
Tuesday 5:36 pm
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>>6120
>>6122
Or considered the Open University or a part time course?
>> No. 6124 Anonymous
15th March 2016
Tuesday 6:16 pm
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>>6122
I have considered the idea that it is no longer a realistic path.
>> No. 6125 Anonymous
15th March 2016
Tuesday 7:37 pm
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>>6124

Lad. You failed a foundation year.

Unless there were some seriously mitigating circumstances which caused you to fail, you'll never have a university degree.
>> No. 6126 Anonymous
15th March 2016
Tuesday 8:49 pm
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>>6125
I failed for personal reasons, and by a very small margin. I don't think I'm being delusional or dishonest with myself when I say that getting a degree is not beyond my intellectual capacity.

>you'll never have a university degree.
But I do think this is the case.
>> No. 6127 Anonymous
15th March 2016
Tuesday 8:52 pm
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>>6100
>I have mediocre A-levels, and it seems that even average universities want better grades than I have.

Bollocks. Mid-table universities won't give a fuck and I'm proof of this.

>>6105
No, for mature students they like to see experience. That said this whole idea of a foundation degree sounds like a scam to me - do a year part-time at the OU in a relevant subject and you are golden.

>>6119
I didn't borrow another penny at uni (the interest free overdraft did help at some points). You'll need a part-time job to pay for the weed but I made do even without a scholarship which I find out at the end of the final year I was entitled to.

Why is everyone making me angry?

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>> No. 1728 Anonymous
22nd November 2010
Monday 12:26 am
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There was an idea a while ago about tarting a thread where we post our reading lists, what courses we are studying, etc and then try to find online copies of the texts mentioned. I think we should revive this idea and since I can't find the old thread to bump I suggest we start here. So has anyone got any reading lists to post and then we can go away and find the texts for free?
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>> No. 5729 Anonymous
19th June 2015
Friday 10:05 pm
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>>5727
You find in some communities that people use some really fucking awful hosts. In general, the worse the host, the more likely it is they're just uploading to get money or credit. If you see some sites where people post large files and haven't split them into small enough chunks, you get people complaining that "hey, this file can only be downloaded with a premium account" and the response will always be "go premium, it's totally worth it" by which they mean "go premium, preferably from the link on that error page, because then I get a substantial commission". Some of the more odious places advertise to downloaders about their high speeds and no wait times while at the same time advertising to uploaders about the commission they can earn on premium sales and rebills for users that go premium having landed on one of their links. You may remember old Rapidshare and Megaupload (pbut) had points systems so that uploaders could redeem their rewards for premium time or merchandise, but not usually cash (though Megaupload apparently did offer cash rewards on the hush-hush). Basically MU going under is what killed /rs/, since suddenly most of the links didn't work (RS were less passive when it came to IP complaints), and none of the alternatives were being indexed.

One of the regular uploaders on /co/ (now gone) would say how in a typical Wednesday to Friday he might get several thousand downloads between everything he uploaded in that time. At one point it was a standing joke that all you needed to earn all the points you'd ever need on e-hentai was to upload a gallery, post a link to it on /a/ and watch the points flood in. Understandably what is perhaps the largest message board on the English-speaking Web doesn't particularly want what is effectively people making money on copyright infringement at their expense.
>> No. 5730 Anonymous
20th June 2015
Saturday 10:08 am
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>>5728
I've been worried about this post all night. I just can't tell if that apostrophe is meant to be there or not. I've stared at it on my mobile phone in bed, but couldn't post about it because Opera Mini is blocked here (in fact I have to use a web proxy via OM to view the place, which I certainly can't post from).
And of course I'm one of those arseholes who sets their browser to forget everything when I close it so I can't delete the post even if I wanted to.

It's wrong isn't it? It shouldn't be there. I kept refreshing the page in bed expecting the red text to appear.
>> No. 5731 Anonymous
20th June 2015
Saturday 11:47 am
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>>5730

It is, but your frank and honest delirium on the subject has won me over you cheeky chappie. Run along, you scamp.
>> No. 6096 Anonymous
28th February 2016
Sunday 8:15 pm
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Use sci-hub.io

So for example, if you want to open

http://www.jstor.org/stable/2872097

you add .sci-hub.io after the .org

http://www.jstor.org.sci-hub.io/stable/2872097
>> No. 6097 Anonymous
28th February 2016
Sunday 10:39 pm
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>>6096
Alternatively, just copy and paste the DOI into Sci-Hub. That stubborn little Russian lady is doing all of us a favour that work at shit universities with undersubscribed libraries. And non-academics, I guess, but they're not important.

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>> No. 6017 Anonymous
20th December 2015
Sunday 7:23 pm
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Lads, I'm scared. What if they're all cunts, what if I'm a cunt. What's everyone's experience with making mates and are there always gonna be solid, like-minded people in uni?

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>> No. 6090 Anonymous
12th February 2016
Friday 2:56 pm
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>>6089
By non intrinsic I mean not football or rugby for the reasons later stated.
>> No. 6092 Anonymous
13th February 2016
Saturday 6:10 pm
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>>6085
Your uni might have a half-decent DJing society. Mine did, they used to run nights all over the city, they were excellent.

As far as sports go, the other lads are right that you should try something more obscure. Football and rugby are more or less a no-go unless you're actually good at them before you get there, that's universal across the country bar any intramural leagues (but you would need friends already to make a team).

Field hockey tends to be up there among the top "university experience" sports because it's fucking pointless so all they do is go out and drink, cricket is similar since you only get cricket weather in the three months you're not actually at uni, but cricket lads are about the biggest cunts you'll encounter at uni. American football is a decent shout if you're reasonable athletic to begin with.

I started ice hockey at uni and would recommend it to anyone provided they were happy with the investment money-wise and reasonably confident they're going to stick at it. The university league, BUIHA, has really good options for beginners, two non-contact leagues, both with a weekend-long tournament at Easter each year that involves a nice piss-up with players from the rest of the country.

Archery is also a good shout if you just want to make mates and not actually get good at a sport.
>> No. 6093 Anonymous
13th February 2016
Saturday 6:15 pm
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>>6090
I don't really see how football or rugby are more 'intrinsic' team-based sports... poor choice of words perhaps?
>> No. 6094 Anonymous
13th February 2016
Saturday 9:20 pm
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>>6017
Everyone is a cunt. We're all just muddling along in our own way trying to make sense of life and the hand we've been dealt. Play it. Get the fuck on with it. Everyone is the same.
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15th February 2016
Monday 12:10 am
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>>6092
Always been alright at archery so I guess that's a viable option.

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>> No. 6065 Anonymous
8th February 2016
Monday 2:42 am
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ITT: we post what tertiary education establishment we're at.

>Warwick

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 6073 Anonymous
9th February 2016
Tuesday 12:33 am
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>>6070
>neither are there any schools which provide only infant or junior education

Well this part is false - I went to completely separate infant and junior schools.

Now that I think about it, it's probably because before sixth form colleges were a thing people mostly did their A-level studies at their secondary school (and this is still common at many schools, independent schools in particular). So if you subsume A-levels into secondary school, and combine infants/juniors as primary education that gives primary, secondary and then tertiary for university.
>> No. 6074 Anonymous
9th February 2016
Tuesday 12:39 am
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A-levels are considered high/secondary school. I thought this was common knowledge.
>> No. 6075 Anonymous
10th February 2016
Wednesday 3:59 pm
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Now that my ban is over, let me clarify:

Primary,
Secondary,
Tertiary i.e. University.

As some anon pointed out, this is most likely because most schools of moderate size had a combined sixth form department.

Also I was drunk when I posted this thread, and I didn't realise it was on the wrong board, soz.
>> No. 6078 Anonymous
10th February 2016
Wednesday 10:15 pm
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>>6075
It isn't on the wrong board, it's just a shit thread. Also, we already have a similar shit thread: >>4291­.
>> No. 6083 Anonymous
11th February 2016
Thursday 10:52 am
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>>6078
What a strange coincedence that the OP's image would again be a Nazi.

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>> No. 6064 Anonymous
1st February 2016
Monday 2:08 am
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I think I have an ego problem lads and one that I suspect we have all faced. I've got a pretty good thesis draft written out and I need to make some reasonable corrections but its proving a bastard because:

1. I've gotten allot of praise over what I have written even if I suspect people don't get it which means everything I write is no longer good enough and my edits have to be very careful lest I fuck up my delicate flow.

2. I'm having to clarify some points that are not immediately apparent at the start because people need to understand the central argument of my thesis but its hard to slot it in there anywhere.

I just need to state my thesis question more clearly in truth but oh God I'm pulling shit out, editing stuff for no reason and generally making a mess of things. Any top tips you can provide for editing and perhaps knocking at that central question early on?

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