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Degree courses

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
Following on from Ballerina's thread, what did you do at uni, where did you go and how is/was it?

Sorry if this has been done a thousand times before, but I wasn't sure what exactly to search for so couldn't.

At the moment, just reading prospectuses and going on open days and just swotting up as much as I can before I make my proper decisions in September/October. Currently thinking of a mix and match with Law, English, French and Anthropology, but as you can see from the diversity, I'm clueless.
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  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    I did an u/g degree at University of Edinburgh. I gained a BA Educational Studies.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I did an u/g degree at University of Edinburgh. I gained a BA Educational Studies.

    What's this like please? I'm planning on doing something like this in a few years' time.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm 2/3 of the way through my undergraduate History degree at Oxford Brookes University. I love it, its fabulous.
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    Sofie wrote:
    What's this like please? I'm planning on doing something like this in a few years' time.

    Erm, it's alright. I didn't start the BA but that's what I ended up with due to one reason and another.

    It depends what you want to do eventually. If you are wanting to teach, then i would just go for the BEd with QTS. However, if you are just interested in education and the theory of it all, then go for the BA.

    I wouldn't advise doing it at Edinburgh though. Moray House is renowned for it's "good practice" and "high standards" in the Education field but my time there was full of poor organisation and arsey tutors. The rest of Edinburgh Uni is great though :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm doing a BA in English Language and Linguistics at York University.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    2 yrs ago I went to London Met to study for a BA Hons in Jewellery. (5 days later, I went home!!)

    Now I'm hoping to study for a degree (after the diploma and foundation degree) in Theatrical and Media Makeup Artistry. Either with MK College or London College of Fashion (depending on my perfomance in the Diploma).:thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Erm, it's alright. I didn't start the BA but that's what I ended up with due to one reason and another.

    It depends what you want to do eventually. If you are wanting to teach, then i would just go for the BEd with QTS. However, if you are just interested in education and the theory of it all, then go for the BA.

    I wouldn't advise doing it at Edinburgh though. Moray House is renowned for it's "good practice" and "high standards" in the Education field but my time there was full of poor organisation and arsey tutors. The rest of Edinburgh Uni is great though :)

    Thanks. Was actually looking at Edingburgh, but my parents are trying to convince me to stay in Plymouth...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i take it people currently at uni can also participate in this thread?!

    i'm 2 years into a 3 year criminology and social policy (BA Hons) degree at the university of lincoln.
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    Sofie wrote:
    Thanks. Was actually looking at Edingburgh, but my parents are trying to convince me to stay in Plymouth...

    I wouldn't recommed Edinburgh for any Education courses. They were pretty naff for me.

    I would recommend Sheffield Hallam though. They offer lots of Education courses (with and without QTS) and they are really good.

    It depends though ... if you want to get QTS eventually then you need to think about where you would want to teach. If you want to live in Scotland then go there for your degree. However, if you want to live in England then stick to an English university for it. The only reason for this is that the education systems are very different and it is hard to adjust from one system to the other.

    If you wanna PM me with any questions etc then feel free :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm 1/4 through a BA Language Programme: French and German at Manchester Met. Loves it. Loads of variety in our modules, e.g this year I did French Language, German Language, French Cinema, German Texts in Context: Grimm's Fairytales, Modern Language Research Methods and European Culture and Society. Next year its gonna be French Lang, German Lang, Italian and German Film and Popular Culture. I love being here in Manchester too, its a great place to be a student and I'm right in the middle of the city :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm 3/4 of my way through a BA in Spanish and Russian at Bristol. It's pretty fun I guess. I got to spend the whole of this year not in Bristol partying it up around the world. Back in Bristol, the Russian department is a hell of a lot better than the Spanish. When I applied at least, the two best Russian centres in the UK were Bristol and Sheffield. That may have changed but the staff in Bristol who make it thus haven't. Spanish is fucking part time but not to worry as my Spanish is a hell of a lot better anyhow.

    City is nice. Cider. West Country Accents. Sausages. Drum and Bass. Yeah it's a reet laff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm 1/4 through a BA Language Programme: French and German at Manchester Met. Loves it. Loads of variety in our modules, e.g this year I did French Language, German Language, French Cinema, German Texts in Context: Grimm's Fairytales, Modern Language Research Methods and European Culture and Society. Next year its gonna be French Lang, German Lang, Italian and German Film and Popular Culture.

    That sounds like a great course!

    I studied Adult branch Nursing at St Martin's College in Lancaster, fun times but since I started at 17 it was about time I finished :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm about half way through a Psychology BSc at Edinburgh uni.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i have just finished BA french and Management at Leeds uni. its a red brick uni with some halls on campus and some halls a bus ride away. they also have a really cool student area with lots of pubs and takeaways. during the summer everyone has a bbq on their front garden thingy and its always a great atmosphere just living among your peers. Leeds is brilliant for nightlife: loads of big or more specialist clubs. and the shopping is pretty good too. there is also the traditional otley run where you visit about 15pubs along one road in fancy dress. the uni also has a very active student union who are always protesting or campainging about something. there are loads and loads of societies that you can get involved in too.

    Course: i love the management department because it was very modern and relaxed and set in a converted church. they have big seminar rooms and also lectures in the massive lecture building. the modules were very varied: from accounting, economics to law and marketing.

    the french department was set in an older building and the teachers are all very nice. i also went on a year abroad to france (which was maybe the best year of my life). the course comprises of a grammar class (they expect you to all be at a certain level after the first year), a speaking class (you do 1 presentation per semester but its very laid back and you can take loads of notes and just say it all from your seat), and some other classes such as french cinema/history/lit etc.

    first year at uni is really exciting but can also be quite scary. i had a few problems in my first semester but i always found my department to be very friendly and helpful.

    all in all i fuckin loved it :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have just finished a Bsc in environmental biology at huddersfield uni.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    artificial intelligience? what kind of thing does that involve? i've seen the film if that helps.. :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Seeohbahn wrote:
    BSc in Artificial Intelligence

    haha.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm doing a political science major with a legal studies minor :D
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    would be great having "BSc Artificial Intelligence" on a CV
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I did a BA in Creative Writing at Leeds Uni, only it was at the Bretton Hall campus, which isn't actually in Leeds, in at the arse end of nowhere. This is a shock for people who aren't from round these parts.

    Studying at Bretton is a totally different experience from studying at the city campus (I've done both). While the city is huge and buzzing and busy and anonymous, Bretton is small and rural and intimate. Everyone knows everyone, and they're all terribly arty and eccentric. This doesn't suit everyone, but if you're there, you're probably doing a creative or performance subject, so you'll be terribly arty and eccentric too, and everyone there will laaaarve you (daaahhling).

    I chose my course because I (used to) love to write, and because I wanted to do English, but violently hated some aspects of it (mostly the lit parts). In my eyes, my course was all the best bits of an English degree, with some extras chucked in.

    Since leaving, it has done me proud, too. I do have the odd 'Mickey Mouse' comment (generally from younger people), but most people are really interested in it, because it's a little bit out of the ordinary, and it makes a fantastic talking point in interviews.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kaffrin wrote:

    Since leaving, it has done me proud, too. I do have the odd 'Mickey Mouse' comment (generally from younger people), but most people are really interested in it, because it's a little bit out of the ordinary, and it makes a fantastic talking point in interviews.

    :yes:

    i always find that when people hear what degree i'm doing (criminology and social policy) they're either like :eek2: or assume i'm highly intelligient. ;)

    eta: i find the stereotypes that come with degrees are quite interesting. my ex boyfriend did his degree in maths and computing so automatically you'd think 'geek!' but far from it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I graduated from Hull just under a year ago with a 2:2 BSc.(hons) Biomedical science. The course was ok but the quality in lecturers was a little inconsistent for some of the modules. I got to use an electron micrscope and use freshly harvested research material in my final year so we had fairly decent kit.

    It's a Red Brick campus university with just about everything onsite - except for the Halls which are 1.5-3 miles away. Winner of the best student union 2 years ago with a £3m student nightclub on campus. Hull is a failry nice working-class city, leafy suburbs and cheap as hell housing - £42.50/wk for a 6 bed 1920s townhouse in a very nice area.

    Hull was also (undeservedly) voted the top "Crap Town" in the first book of the series! Woo woo!

    I miss it, every single day!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I graduated from Hull just under a year ago with a 2:2 BSc.(hons) Biomedical science. The course was ok but the quality in lecturers was a little inconsistent for some of the modules. I got to use an electron micrscope and use freshly harvested research material in my final year so we had fairly decent kit.

    It's a Red Brick campus university with just about everything onsite - except for the Halls which are 1.5-3 miles away. Winner of the best student union 2 years ago with a £3m student nightclub on campus. Hull is a failry nice working-class city, leafy suburbs and cheap as hell housing - £42.50/wk for a 6 bed 1920s townhouse in a very nice area.

    Hull was also (undeservedly) voted the top "Crap Town" in the first book of the series! Woo woo!

    I miss it, every single day!


    haha, where are you living now?

    i think it's much like scunthorpe, gets bad press that's not always warranted. :no:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally from Barnsley and living here again. Anywhere is a step up from this backwards little town!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I want to go to Glasgow Caledonian to do a Business and Information Management BA and then do a PGCE at Glasgow.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Glasgow is brilliant. Had I not went to Edinburgh, I'd probably be in Glasgow. So much craic to be had. I like Scotland in general. Much better than any English city I've been in.
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