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Old 06-23-2013, 12:36 AM   #81
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:44 AM   #82
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I've been looking into some campuses in California but I don't know how seriously I am taking that yet.


UC schools, man. Pretty much all of them are quality universities.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:45 AM   #83
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UC schools, man. Pretty much all of them are quality universities.


I know they are, but they're expensive.

Also if you're still online genghis, how early did you apply?
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:57 AM   #84
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My SAT scores are who the fuck cares. That shit matters less than dick in the real world.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:58 AM   #85
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I shoulda just joined the military after high school like everyone else around here. Or used the money to travel.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:35 AM   #86
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Studying Computer Systems Engineering at the Uinversity of Bath.

Can't say I like it that much at the moment. Perhaps I was a bit out of place; I lived together with people who had their parents pay for tuition and accommodation...
And I can't speak English properly, and brits are for some reason really unable to understand foreign accents... Also, the society socials are all one-hour pre-drinks...

Perhaps second year will be better...

On the bright side, a lack of social life did give me a lot of time to spend on my hobbies...
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:38 AM   #87
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:45 AM   #88
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On the bright side, a lack of social life did give me a lot of time to spend on my hobbies...


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Old 06-23-2013, 03:07 AM   #89
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I study Getting Rich at Fannie Mae Institute

My SAT scores are who the fuck cares. That shit matters less than dick in the real world.

I wish people cared about them more so I could brag about mine.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:08 AM   #90
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I just wish I could put SAT scores on my resume they're better than my grades.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:22 AM   #91
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I have a maximum of 3 semesters left of school and i could finish in 2 if i wanted to. But i dont wanna cuz real world.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:18 AM   #92
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:22 AM   #93
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1. it's ridiculously cheaper
2. it's 3 years
3. international experience looks good on a resume
4. the degrees are comparable in a lot of fields
5. you can get a law degree in 3 years instead of 7


If you study law in Britain, aren't you pretty much forced to work there, at least immediately after graduating, since the legal system you will be studying is not the US one? I have some friends who decided to stay in Italy to study law for this reason rather than move to the UK.



Personally, I am studying Electric & Electronic Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. Just finished my 2nd year, so I have 3 more to go. I have to say, a huge part of what made 2nd year better than 1st is actually having a flat to live in rather than being in halls. Halls are fun for a few months, but then they get really annoying and not as enjoyable.

It's a pretty good university, but most importantly, it has excellent ties to industry. I am currently 2 weeks into a 7 week paid placement in Manchester which I got through one of the uni's scholarship/internship fairs, which is pretty sweet.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:23 AM   #94
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Ah well, a nice relaxing summer to enjoy
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:24 AM   #95
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I'm hoping to study Medicine when I finish Sixth Form. I've just been checking out open days for the last few weeks since I finished my AS exams. Sheffield really caught my eye. And Birmingham was nice but I don't have the GCSE grades to get in - I have 8 A*s and 3 As, and that's still not enough to even be considered for a place there. Feels bad man.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:30 AM   #96
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I'm hoping to study Medicine when I finish Sixth Form. I've just been checking out open days for the last few weeks since I finished my AS exams. Sheffield really caught my eye. And Birmingham was nice but I don't have the GCSE grades to get in - I have 8 A*s and 3 As, and that's still not enough to even be considered for a place there. Feels bad man.


Hope you do mate. I'm not read up on English medical schools, but I've heard Sheffield is decent. If you're paying fees, give some of the Scottish uni's a look in. Try and nail your UKCAT, a decent score in that goes a long way
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:42 AM   #97
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Hope you do mate. I'm not read up on English medical schools, but I've heard Sheffield is decent. If you're paying fees, give some of the Scottish uni's a look in. Try and nail your UKCAT, a decent score in that goes a long way


Thanks. I'm considering Scotland, I'm half Scottish and I have tons of family in Glasgow, but I sort of thought it might be more competitive as nearly all the Scottish kids stay in Scotland. May I ask how you did in your GCSEs, A levels, and UKCAT?
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:43 AM   #98
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Studying psychology at Glasgow Caledonian. About to go into 4th year and I'm currently planning my empirical project which will look at how the depiction of mental illnesses in films may influence attitudes and understanding towards them. Specifically schizophrenia but I'm still working out the finer details to get a solid methodology so it's all kind of up in the air right now.

As glad as I'm going to be leaving uni for now, I'm considering going back to do a post grad in clinical psychology in a few years or so. Although, that depends on what happens within those few years.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:47 AM   #99
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I study Animation and Game Design at the University of Applied Sciences of Darmstadt, Germany. It's a useless degree on its own, but the heavy focus on project work and self-management forces you into a mindset that is very industry-focussed. Most people who graduate here get pretty damn good jobs in the media industry. Maybe not at Pixar or Dreamworks, but not places to be scoffed at, either.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:53 AM   #100
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Thanks. I'm considering Scotland, I'm half Scottish and I have tons of family in Glasgow, but I sort of thought it might be more competitive as nearly all the Scottish kids stay in Scotland. May I ask how you did in your GCSEs, A levels, and UKCAT?


I did Highers etc cos I'm Scottish, but

Standard Grades: 6 1s
Intermediate 2: 2 As
Highers: 5 As, 2 band 1s
Adv.Highers 2 Bs, 2 Cs (already got in by the time these results came in haha)

UKCAT: 625 I think (ill for an entire month beforehand, all revision went out the window)

I got 4 rejections, then Edinburgh took me after all. There's loads of english folk in my course, so being from down south wouldn't adversely affect your chances I reckon. Edinburgh's the best in Scotland, but Glasgow/Dundee are pretty alright. Dundee's great for anatomy, but horrific for living in (nicknamed Scumdee for a reason). Aberdeen's ok, St. Andrews is weird cos of the split degree.

As long as you get your head down, smash your grades and the UKCAT, and have a strong personal statement you should do pretty well. Remember, they also want the potential ablility to be a doc, and commitment over a long period; not just a superstar flash in the pan. Good luck mate, I wouldn't trade it for the world
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