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Thats just plain ridiculous. No wonder britain is the way it is... ;)

 

 

Seriously though. Thats [developmentally delayed]ed. Even more glad I live in America now.

How is it [developmentally delayed]ed? :blink:

 

Makes sense to me.


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Thats just plain ridiculous. No wonder britain is the way it is... ;)

 

 

Seriously though. Thats [developmentally delayed]ed. Even more glad I live in America now.

How is it [developmentally delayed]ed? :blink:

 

Makes sense to me.

I thought we all understood Saru is just a [bleep]ing troll when it comes to anything non-American related.


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Thats just plain ridiculous. No wonder britain is the way it is... ;)

 

 

Seriously though. Thats [developmentally delayed]ed. Even more glad I live in America now.

 

 

Your degrees are 4 years so that's an extra year anyway.

 

British degrees concentrate on depth rather than breadth.

 

The reason for that is that American universities want to make as much tuition money as possible, so the longer they have their students messing around studying Philosophy when they ultimately major in Chemical Engineering, the more money they get. British universities are largely funded by the taxpayer, so the government wants to get students in and out as soon as they can, and there's no time for messing around trying out other things.


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Congrats guys! I've just done my AS levels and got C, C/D, D, which isn't too bad considering I've got a year to bump that up, I'm hoping to do Computer Science (G400) too, apparently it has one of the worst employment rates for gradutes though. :(

I'm going to Wolverhampton open day tomorrow, hopefully it's good. :mrgreen:


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COngrats at OP for not only getting into college, but for deciding (I'm assuming ofc) on a major.

FYI, we have to choose a major before we go to university over here in the UK aka we can't go undeclared and in fact if you don't get accepted for your subject then you don't get accepted at all.

 

 

Whaaaaa I'd hate that. I have a general idea, but I'm going to take some prelimary classes in each study to see which I like best. But you are allowed to change majors... right?

Technically, yes, but it's not really the done thing. You more or less just start again unless your degrees are similar.

I guess we slowly lead down into courses because we have to pick our 3/4/5 a levels which then tend to lead us into degrees as they are very often needed as prerequisites to courses.


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Yeah it gets narrowed down when you start GCSEs. You usually select which technology, arts, humanities subjects you'll study, eliminating a few. Then you pick 4 AS Levels, which usually drops down to 3 at A2... by this point you generally know which one in specific you want to continue to degree.


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Congrats guys! I've just done my AS levels and got C, C/D, D, which isn't too bad considering I've got a year to bump that up, I'm hoping to do Computer Science (G400) too, apparently it has one of the worst employment rates for gradutes though. :(

I'm going to Wolverhampton open day tomorrow, hopefully it's good. :mrgreen:

 

 

I'm going there for the open day tomorrow aswell :thumbsup:


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Good work to everyone getting results, uni is a blast, you'll love it. Was a nice change not having the results day stress this year though!


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Thats just plain ridiculous. No wonder britain is the way it is... ;)

 

 

Seriously though. Thats [developmentally delayed]ed. Even more glad I live in America now.

How is it [developmentally delayed]ed? :blink:

 

Makes sense to me.

 

Ok, let me run this by you again... I may be thinking of something different. If you lets say want to be an engineer, and then decide to be a doctor. Do you still have to retake all those basic science 1 and math 1 etc classes over? Because that is a lot of money. Thats why I don't like it. Money is lost, and time is lost.

 

Thats just plain ridiculous. No wonder britain is the way it is... ;)

 

 

Seriously though. Thats [developmentally delayed]ed. Even more glad I live in America now.

How is it [developmentally delayed]ed? :blink:

 

Makes sense to me.

I thought we all understood Saru is just a [bleep]ing troll when it comes to anything non-American related.

 

And I think we all understand Pasta that you hate anything that is american.

 

/sarcasm.

 

Displaying an opinion that is opposite of the group is not trolling, saying y do college wen u kan sell crack is.


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Thats just plain ridiculous. No wonder britain is the way it is... ;)

 

 

Seriously though. Thats [developmentally delayed]ed. Even more glad I live in America now.

 

 

Your degrees are 4 years so that's an extra year anyway.

 

British degrees concentrate on depth rather than breadth.

 

The reason for that is that American universities want to make as much tuition money as possible, so the longer they have their students messing around studying Philosophy when they ultimately major in Chemical Engineering, the more money they get. British universities are largely funded by the taxpayer, so the government wants to get students in and out as soon as they can, and there's no time for messing around trying out other things.

 

 

Only a small fraction of American universities are funded in large part through tuition. Most large state schools gain most of their money through state government appropriations, and all of the famous schools (Harvard, Yale, MIT etc) have endowments reaching the tens of billions of dollars which they use to provide for their students. I know Harvard paid out more then 300 million dollars last year in scholarships, such that they don't make much money from students staying longer - plus, nearly all universities in the US are non profits, so they really don't care about how much they pull in (per student).

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Thats just plain ridiculous. No wonder britain is the way it is... ;)

 

 

Seriously though. Thats [developmentally delayed]ed. Even more glad I live in America now.

 

 

Your degrees are 4 years so that's an extra year anyway.

 

British degrees concentrate on depth rather than breadth.

 

The reason for that is that American universities want to make as much tuition money as possible, so the longer they have their students messing around studying Philosophy when they ultimately major in Chemical Engineering, the more money they get. British universities are largely funded by the taxpayer, so the government wants to get students in and out as soon as they can, and there's no time for messing around trying out other things.

 

 

Only a small fraction of American universities are funded in large part through tuition. Most large state schools gain most of their money through state government appropriations, and all of the famous schools (Harvard, Yale, MIT etc) have endowments reaching the tens of billions of dollars which they use to provide for their students. I know Harvard paid out more then 300 million dollars last year in scholarships, such that they don't make much money from students staying longer - plus, nearly all universities in the US are non profits, so they really don't care about how much they pull in (per student).

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Ok, let me run this by you again... I may be thinking of something different. If you lets say want to be an engineer, and then decide to be a doctor. Do you still have to retake all those basic science 1 and math 1 etc classes over? Because that is a lot of money. Thats why I don't like it. Money is lost, and time is lost.

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Not quite, we only take classes that relate to our degree, we don't (in most cases) have minor subjects so you only attend lectures/tutorials that apply to your degree, therefore if you decide you no longer wish to do your degree you have to start again because your modules that you've done no longer apply.

 

A levels are used in the replacement of say Maths and Science minors so that universities can demand them so they're not needed to be repeated. In fact a friend of mine wished to move the the USA for college (american dream lulz) to become a doctor and because he was studying maths, biology and chemistry he hardly had to do any minors and they counted towards his degree before he even got there.

 

Hope this helps, I think it were a misunderstanding.


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Hmm I have to apply for Uni here in a few weeks D:

Still deciding what to do..


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It is a awesome feeling to part of a university. I wish you the best in your quest for a education.

As for me, I got Concord University and majoring in Musical Education, and more then likely have a minor in language education.


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I'm going to be starting on a Computer Science major in a few weeks, with a concentration in Information Systems.

 

Best of luck to everyone else with your endeavors.


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Good work to everyone getting results, uni is a blast, you'll love it. Was a nice change not having the results day stress this year though!

 

You can say that again. Even though I graduated this year I still feel nervous when it comes around to this day.

 

Well done to everybody, but especially well done to the guy who is going to Manchester for PPE, you'll have lots of fun!


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Good work to everyone getting results, uni is a blast, you'll love it. Was a nice change not having the results day stress this year though!

 

You can say that again. Even though I graduated this year I still feel nervous when it comes around to this day.

 

Well done to everybody, but especially well done to the guy who is going to Manchester for PPE, you'll have lots of fun!

SATENZA!! It's been so long! Well done graduating man.

 

On topic: I got my AS results today

Physics - A

Chemistry - A

Maths - A

Biology - B

I'm gonna be applying for physics/astrophysics, not sure where yet though.


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Good work to everyone getting results, uni is a blast, you'll love it. Was a nice change not having the results day stress this year though!

 

You can say that again. Even though I graduated this year I still feel nervous when it comes around to this day.

 

Well done to everybody, but especially well done to the guy who is going to Manchester for PPE, you'll have lots of fun!

SATENZA!! It's been so long! Well done graduating man.

 

On topic: I got my AS results today

Physics - A

Chemistry - A

Maths - A

Biology - B

I'm gonna be applying for physics/astrophysics, not sure where yet though.

 

Well done James, congratulations! Isn't Cambridge good for Physics? :)

 

Physics is by far the best science!


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Ok, let me run this by you again... I may be thinking of something different. If you lets say want to be an engineer, and then decide to be a doctor. Do you still have to retake all those basic science 1 and math 1 etc classes over? Because that is a lot of money. Thats why I don't like it. Money is lost, and time is lost.

 

Not quite, we only take classes that relate to our degree, we don't (in most cases) have minor subjects so you only attend lectures/tutorials that apply to your degree, therefore if you decide you no longer wish to do your degree you have to start again because your modules that you've done no longer apply.

 

A levels are used in the replacement of say Maths and Science minors so that universities can demand them so they're not needed to be repeated. In fact a friend of mine wished to move the the USA for college (american dream lulz) to become a doctor and because he was studying maths, biology and chemistry he hardly had to do any minors and they counted towards his degree before he even got there.

 

Hope this helps, I think it were a misunderstanding.

 

 

Oh haha. Yep that makes so much more sense.


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Ah, the English system really know how to mess with you. I applied for Chemical Engineering course, and needed an ABB to go to Sheffield, or BBB to go to Aston Uni in Birmingham. Then I screwed up, and got a phone call telling me I got a BBC, dropping a maths grade. At this point I'm panicking, my UCAS form isn't doing anything and I'm just waiting for it to go to 'rejected'. At the same time I'm hearing on the news about how clearing is tougher than it's ever been and that I'm stupid because I'm 18 and can't get a job or insurance and so on, with the soft cackling laughter of bankers, politicians and oil company bosses in the background of my doomed life.

 

Later in the morning I go to the school to collect my certificates and sit with the row of people who also didn't match their offers. They're all respectable people, just a victim of the times. Then suddenly, out of the blue:

 

'Your UCAS form has changed. Please log on blah blah blah blah...'

 

I log in, knowing my fate was sealed.

 

'Aston University, Chemical Engineering MEng: Unconditional Offer Accepted'

 

I nearly died.


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Especially well done to the guy who is going to Manchester for PPE, you'll have lots of fun!

 

Thanks :thumbsup:

 

What makes you say such a thing? Did you go to UoM or something? Spill the beans..


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The UK system seems so set in stone it's depressing. One screw up and you're history. Not like that over here, and I'm glad.


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British system sounds relatively crazy.

 

When I got into University last year, I got my conditional acceptance offer in January (about as early as they can come). As long as I kept my average above 80% I was in. Easy. :thumbsup:

 

Starting 2nd year of mechanical engineering in a few weeks. For those of you who are new to post-secondary education, it is great! Definitely requires a lot of work, but the freedom is great. So is only taking courses that actually apply to what you want to do. I was sick of highschool english classes - always ended up being my worst mark even though I was more literate than pretty much anyone in my grade.

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Especially well done to the guy who is going to Manchester for PPE, you'll have lots of fun!

 

Thanks :thumbsup:

 

What makes you say such a thing? Did you go to UoM or something? Spill the beans..

 

I did, I graduated this year. I'm not sure what to tell you, there are lots of great places in Manchester off the student track to go visit. Remember to look around the Northern Quarter, it may be slightly more expensive to drink in, but the beer and surroundings are so much better.


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I've heard Manchester is an amazing uni. Didn't apply, but I've heard the nightlife etc is great and generally when people talk about it, they say "You'll love it there." Makes me wish I had applied. :P

 

Also, I got into the university I wanted, too. I didn't get the right grades, but surprisingly I still got in. I've been panicking and losing sleep over it since I finished college; totally convinced myself bio had let me down (which it did) and that I'd never get in. Glad I was wrong.


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