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>> No. 5622 Anonymous
23rd April 2015
Thursday 2:59 pm
5622 Modern or Medieval?
I'm planning on transferring degrees from Chemistry at Aberdeen uni to Food Bioscience at Glasgow-Caledonian uni.

Should I?

I feel like everything about Aberdeen is perfect, except my degree, and that everything with Glasgow is... alright, but I would enjoy the degree a lot more.

Aberdeen uni also medieval, whereas Cale is modern. Someone studying there (cale) also said that it's more of a college than a uni.

I could also complete undergrad chem at Aberdeen, and then do a postgrad foodsci at Cale.

Any advice?
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>> No. 5623 Anonymous
23rd April 2015
Thursday 3:29 pm
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How far through your degree are you? With the general understanding you would get from a degree in pure chemistry from a good university (as long you work hard, young man), you wouldn't find it difficult at all to transition into food science for a masters degree once you finish. One of my best friends is a chemist by education but has always been a chef first and foremost, and the two seem to complement each other perfectly.

Also, I'm assuming you studied biology at some point?
>> No. 5624 Anonymous
23rd April 2015
Thursday 4:15 pm
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What? Who goes from doing a proper degree at a proper uni to some weird degree at an ex-poly? This is madness.
>> No. 5626 Anonymous
23rd April 2015
Thursday 9:54 pm
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Cali is relatively new and as a result has to fight for students with Strathclyde, meaning they have to sell their courses. At Cali, you'll get a better placement and any relevant registration you need in order to work in your field. Strathclyde and Glasgow don't have to offer that, because they have prestige.

I'm going to Cali next year to do Biomedical Science, because you get a good placement and you get HCPC registered without having to do post-grad stuff so you're ready to jump straight into a Level 6 NHS/private sector lab job.

For what is a couple years of your life for a better course at a young, hungry University is it really a choice because Aberdeen has better pubs? Aberdeen does have some great pubs...
>> No. 5627 Anonymous
23rd April 2015
Thursday 9:55 pm
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Have you looked into changing degrees at your current uni? Quite often they let you switch straight into the second year rather than repeating the first year.

You'll definitely limit your options going for food science versus chemistry, to be honest unless you know you cannot scrape a 2.ii in chemistry at least I'd stay and enquire about foodsci masters options. With a 'hard' science degree from a respected uni you can go into almost any career area, bear that in mind.
>> No. 5628 Anonymous
23rd April 2015
Thursday 10:02 pm
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Cali is the only Uni in Scotland that offers Optometry as a degree and has a state of the art Optometry research lab, they might not have the glamour of the big 3 but they have their shit together when it comes to selling their graduates to businesses, believe you me. They have no other choice in order to compete.
>> No. 5629 Anonymous
23rd April 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
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OP here.
To answer all of your questions;

I'm in first year. I entered with zoology.
I had forgotten about that! (being able to do most career post graduation). Thank you for reminding me. Feeling slightly better now!

I know... I know...

That's what is making want to choose the food bioscience degree. I'm kind of only interested in science when it's focussed on food. Years 3&4 seem great, but I'll probably stick with Aberdeen because of the area, prestige, weather, etc.

I transferred a bunch of times (arts, accounting, english) before arriving at this decision. Being honest, I'm actually choosing between chemistry or finance and economics now...

I think I'll stick with chemsitry at Aberdeen.
>> No. 5630 Anonymous
24th April 2015
Friday 1:38 pm
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This is a rather ridiculous thread. Stick with chemistry, it gives you the most employability power. As far as I see, whether you enjoy your course or not is moot, everyone has aspects they dislike and aspects they find interest in. Doing chemistry doesn't limit you later in life, I'm the lad from the other thread who had an accounting interview at one of the big four and I haven't even finished my chemistry degree yet.
>> No. 5631 Anonymous
24th April 2015
Friday 1:42 pm
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Maybe someone with a Food Bioscience degree actually got the job.

>> No. 5632 Anonymous
24th April 2015
Friday 2:43 pm
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I agree that the OP should stick with a chemistry degree, as it gives him a more compendium understanding of the science which will benefit him more in whatever he decides to do next (as I said in >>5623) and generally make him a more well-rounded scientific thinker than if he is to participate in an overspecialised training course as opposed to a pure degree. I completely disagree with the argument that he should do chemistry because it gets him a more impressive piece of paper at the end of it.
>> No. 5633 Anonymous
24th April 2015
Friday 2:50 pm
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> I completely disagree with the argument that he should do chemistry because it gets him a more impressive piece of paper at the end of it.
I don't, if there's one thing I've learnt it's that doing 'what you love' gets you nowhere 90% of the time and for the remaining 10% 'what you love' isn't what you love at all, it's just something you're moderately competant at and have convinced yourself you love it.

Get yourself a valuable piece of paper and think about what you want to do with it afterwards. Uni is uni, you drink, make friends, submit bits of work and then fuck off again. There's absolutely no point in spending three years getting a piece of paper that people don't value when you can get another bit of paper that they do. Everyone, whether they're doing a course they like or a course they don't, finds things they take enjoyment from and find satisfying, and have bits they don't like. The ratio is really rather irrelevant in both the long and short runs, because you'll have to do it anyway, and in any case it's only three years, the majority of which won't be spent doing any work toward your degree at all.
>> No. 5634 Anonymous
24th April 2015
Friday 3:37 pm
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Make sure you get an internship with the kind of company you're looking to get employed in.
>> No. 5635 Anonymous
24th April 2015
Friday 10:06 pm
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Apologies for hijacking this thread but I don't think it warrants its own and it's very related to >>5634 .

I know what degree I want to (well, am) do(ing), but I have fuck all idea what job I want out of it. It's Electronic Engineering so it's not like I'm limited in what I can do, but the problem is that -- I don't know. I'll be applying for a year in industry soon, so I'm gonna have to decide which industry that's going to be in.
>> No. 5682 Anonymous
27th May 2015
Wednesday 5:49 pm
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>it's only three years, the majority of which won't be spent doing any work toward your degree at all

He's doing Chemistry not English lad.
>> No. 5683 Anonymous
27th May 2015
Wednesday 6:10 pm
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That side-splitter again, eh. >>5633 is pretty spot-on in that respect, uni is a lark.
>> No. 5684 Anonymous
28th May 2015
Thursday 12:10 pm
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I wasn't joking? Doing chemistry at a proper Russell group uni is one of the most time-consuming degrees you can do. Not only do you have similar numbers of lectures to other scientists and engineers, you are expected to spend significantly more time in the lab, even if you're only waiting around to vacuum dessicate a product. It's definitely not the option to take if you're looking to have a 'lark'.
>> No. 5685 Anonymous
28th May 2015
Thursday 12:16 pm
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'The most time consuming degree' doesn't mean anything.

I graduated from exactly that yesterday by the way.
>> No. 5687 Anonymous
28th May 2015
Thursday 1:15 pm
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Well it conflicts directly with the "the majority of which won't be spent doing any work toward your degree at all" statement I was replying to.

Also which university holds bachelor graduations as early as May?
>> No. 5688 Anonymous
28th May 2015
Thursday 5:39 pm
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>> No. 5689 Anonymous
28th May 2015
Thursday 5:41 pm
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Not graduations, but the end of exams.

Not sure exactly who you're quoting but it's along the lines of what I said, so I'm guessing it's me.

Can't be arsed to read the thread again.
>> No. 5690 Anonymous
29th May 2015
Friday 5:15 pm
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Well then you've not graduated yet have you? You berk.
>> No. 5691 Anonymous
29th May 2015
Friday 11:14 pm
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Alright mum.
>> No. 5692 Anonymous
30th May 2015
Saturday 7:14 am
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