Is university a good experience

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Old May 7, 2011, 9:03pm   #1
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Is university a good experience

I should easily get the grades + more to get into a russel group uni for economics/finance, just pondering here, my 2 sisters said university was brilliant (they went to the same one)....

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Old May 7, 2011, 9:42pm   #2
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I'd definately reccommend it, I never regreted a single moment.

There's absolutely no doubt in my mind that trading for a living would not have been possible without the research skills I picked up as a post grad.
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Old May 7, 2011, 10:22pm   #3
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Chartsy started this thread cool , well i'm getting more confident at swingin' at the moment, 3-4 years at university would give me more time at improve as a trader/make some dollar too/get wasted every night
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Old May 9, 2011, 6:32am   #4
 
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Yes. Go. Absolutely no doubt you should do this. Hare is right - you learn how to learn and if you do some research in some post grad capacity then this becomes significantly augmented.
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Best days of my life.
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Old May 9, 2011, 9:24am   #6
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I wouldn't have missed my university years for anything. I had the time of my life. Go!
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Old May 10, 2011, 2:46pm   #7
 
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Leeds has the best nightlife/girls. Fact!
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Old May 10, 2011, 3:09pm   #8
 
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Pics of sisters?

What's a "russel group" university?
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Old May 10, 2011, 3:21pm   #9
 
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as someone who didn't quite fit in in uni (UCL in London) I have to say you still have to go for it. I had an awesome time at college, 24/7 fun and messing around, and uni wasn't socially that great, most of my friends had dropped out by first year and i only had one or two close friends, but I studied a subject i love (until the final year at least), physics, and would not have changed a thing.

I never wanted to do a physics based job, but i loved the subject and studying something to such a level just for the sake of knowledge is one of the most greatest things in the world. Wouldn't give up my physics degree for nout.

just make sure you study a subject you really like, because otherwise you will struggle with the work load.
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Old May 12, 2011, 7:21pm   #10
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Chartsy started this thread thinking of doing geology somewhere now lol. Nowhere in NI to do it, will have to go over to scotland or england menthinks
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Old May 12, 2011, 8:09pm   #11
 
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i actually knew someone who was doing geology, he had spent 10 years as an archaeologist, he did initial mathematics courses with me at ucl.

he said he found it quite tough, but then again what uni course is easy.
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Old May 14, 2011, 9:46am   #12
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Chartsy started this thread yeh, supposed to have a combo of maths bio chem and physics, though nothing too serious from what i've heard. Aiming for Leicester uni, ABB to get in, i live in NI so gonna have to live in the halls.

I'm worried a bit because i study myself always in really quiet places,be annoying if i'm stuck with rowdy drunks, or if the library is packed...
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:38am   #13
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Yup best years of my life. My advice would be to study a subject you love. Given the fact that so many graduates find careers unrelated to their degrees later in life it seems pointless to study a degree in the hope it will propel into a related career.
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Old May 15, 2011, 11:09am   #14
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Chartsy started this thread Leicester and Birmingham so far i'm looking at, accomodation in Leicester is supposed to be sheet though, but it's geology department has got lots of awards...
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Go for the quality of nightlife over quality of course (within reason). Dont spend your course in a town with a bad reputation for nightlife.
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