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Postby MusicRecords » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:01 am

Erotica wrote:i think college is the best phase of my life besides kindergarden. And so I don't want it to end. School was horrible but here you learn something good and the people are much nicer, at least the ones I know.
It was def some of the best time in my life as well! :D
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Postby thankfulforkelly » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:33 pm

Ty for the replies guys :)

Tbh I feel really home sick and I miss my mum a lot (not my dad tho lmao) and I really miss having a big friendship group like I did at school, I’ve met some really cool people on my course and I love my flatmates but idk it doesn’t feel the same. I also had my first proper break-up which may sound silly because we literally dated for a month but he literally got with someone else like two days later which I found quite hurtful :(

My course is also a lot more complicated than I was anticipating and lots of it is really dull. I have to write two essays and give a presentation on the word ‘salty’ :lol: like who tf cares about that :lol:

The issue is I don’t know what other course I’d do and I think my course *might* pick up in second year when I can choose my modules. I’m also worried I’d disappoint my parents if I dropped out and all the alternatives to uni just sound really grim lol
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Postby MusicRecords » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:44 am

^what's your major?
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Postby Goldmoney » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:47 am

I hated college. I excelled but the stress was on another level. :cry:
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Postby menime123 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:59 am

thankfulforkelly wrote:Ty for the replies guys :)

Tbh I feel really home sick and I miss my mum a lot (not my dad tho lmao) and I really miss having a big friendship group like I did at school, I’ve met some really cool people on my course and I love my flatmates but idk it doesn’t feel the same. I also had my first proper break-up which may sound silly because we literally dated for a month but he literally got with someone else like two days later which I found quite hurtful :(

My course is also a lot more complicated than I was anticipating and lots of it is really dull. I have to write two essays and give a presentation on the word ‘salty’ :lol: like who tf cares about that :lol:

The issue is I don’t know what other course I’d do and I think my course *might* pick up in second year when I can choose my modules. I’m also worried I’d disappoint my parents if I dropped out and all the alternatives to uni just sound really grim lol
I did a media degree and things definitely improved in my second year when I got to pick my own modules. I loved uni/college but my first year was my least favourite - my lectures were all once a week and it was hard to build friendships where you saw someone for 10 minutes or so once a week before lectures waiting to go in :roll:

Second year was much more fun - it was the same people in all lectures/classes and I’m still friends with them today.

That said, my social life in first year was my favourite. My housemates were an odd bunch - but I was always the Queen of Vodka, even then. We used to party all night until like 4am, grab takeaways and stop up until 6am... and I’d be in lectures for 9am pissed as a fart longing for hair of the dog :oops: :lol:
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Postby Erotica » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:02 am

Goldmoney wrote:I hated college. I excelled but the stress was on another level. :cry:
For me school was so stressful but college kinda relaxed
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Postby Westen » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:06 am

I have degree in Mechanichal engineering, i finished univerity this summer, but i started my master studies in October. 2 more years at least for me :(
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Postby MusicRecords » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:16 pm

Erotica wrote:
Goldmoney wrote:I hated college. I excelled but the stress was on another level. :cry:
For me school was so stressful but college kinda relaxed
I found college very nice and it was a good time in my life where I became independent and started to live on my own and stuff
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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:38 am

Erotica wrote:
Goldmoney wrote:I hated college. I excelled but the stress was on another level. :cry:
For me school was so stressful but college kinda relaxed
School was pretty stressful, bullies and those sneaky kids
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Postby Michiel » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:44 pm

Loved university, especially being in the same school for 12 years (did primary and secondary education in the same place). When you break out of that (kind of) total institute it kinda felt liberating. I was very scared tbh to set my first steps, but I met one of my best friends during the first course in Uni. And after that we became a group of 10 people since the first semester of my first uni year and we still see each other quite often although we are spread out throughout the whole country (which is not that big lol).

Throughout high school I came to label myself as a very introvert and a shy person, but throughout university and now my work this is changing quite significantly. Although I was already aware of it, I came to the full realization that a lot of personality traits are not static, or even individual. I'm a completely different person than I was during high school. It's just a complex process of people ascribing certain traits to you, you reconfirming those traits and situational/context elements (e.g., institutional elements like teachers or school culture). A lot of professionals downplay the importance of the context of a certain institute shaping you as a person (e.g., during my field work I noticed teachers labeling pupils like this or that, which of course influences (most of the time unconscious) the way they treat that person which severely limits opportunities). Even if I tried to break out certain roles during high school there were too many barriers to do so, therefore I don't regret anything. That's why I always cringe when people say you are the only person to change yourself, if it only was that simple. Growing as a person is different than choosing pasta or rice for dinner.
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Postby AshleyDew » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:41 pm

heppolo wrote:
Erotica wrote:
Goldmoney wrote:I hated college. I excelled but the stress was on another level. :cry:
For me school was so stressful but college kinda relaxed
School was pretty stressful, bullies and those sneaky kids
I'm not sure that I would agree, because at the college I've got no time almost on nothing except, eating sleeping and study. I've just made a 30 mins break, and then have to get back with my research paper and then essay....ahhhhh. That's more stressful to me than those teeny problems.
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Postby biscuits » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:57 pm

thankfulforkelly wrote:give a presentation on the word ‘salty’
There's a lot of salty bitches on UKMIX, or you could talk about the different things which taste salty
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Postby bluecherry » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:57 am

Paricipating in 3 psychological studies over the next month at university. I’m excited.
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Postby SilentDream » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:50 am

This autumn I'll finally start my studies at university. I'm really looking forward to it. :D
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Postby Serby » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:23 am

SilentDream wrote:This autumn I'll finally start my studies at university. I'm really looking forward to it. :D
Where? Staying in Graz or moving to Vienna? :P
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Postby MusicRecords » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:42 am

Serby wrote:
SilentDream wrote:This autumn I'll finally start my studies at university. I'm really looking forward to it. :D
Where? Staying in Graz or moving to Vienna? :P
If he comes to Vienna he's gonna meet me not u bish :lol:
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Postby Serby » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:51 am

Umm, exsqueeze me. You don't even speak fluent German, du hure. :lol:
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Postby SilentDream » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:13 am

MusicRecords wrote:
Serby wrote:
SilentDream wrote:This autumn I'll finally start my studies at university. I'm really looking forward to it. :D
Where? Staying in Graz or moving to Vienna? :P
If he comes to Vienna he's gonna meet me not u bish :lol:
For my studies I'll stay in Graz, sorry. :P But I'm not opposed to moving to Vienna after university, if the job prospects are better there. :)
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Postby MusicRecords » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:27 am

Serby wrote:Umm, exsqueeze me. You don't even speak fluent German, du hure. :lol:
He won’t be able to enjoy a Viennese sausage or schnitzel with u though cause you’re...that kind of person :P :lol:
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Postby al3c » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:03 pm

The huge disparity between the meaning of a degree at top universities and the meaning of a degree at third tier state universities, not to mention the gap between the low end of a respectable state university system and for profit diploma mills. makes discussions that dump all degree programs, and all student experiences, into one hopper to be sliced, diced and consomeed by the vegematics of Mr. Thiel and others ridiculous. If you don't want to invest in your education by going to college, by al means don't go; if you don't want to be there, I don't want you in my class. Surely there is a place in the world for mechanics, bricklayers, practical nurses, etc. and al the many other jobs that require skills but not a college education. Taken seriously, a successful college experience results not just in a degree or a job but a whole new set of ways at looking at the world. You can acquire a lot of this by reading on your own, but it requires discipline and I don't believe you can duplicate the experience of being part of a community of scholars without doing it. Many colleges are (in my opinion of an economics writer at https://www.upwork.com and http://yourhomeworkhelp.org) falling well short of this mark, especially the ones that advertise that you can go to class in pajamas, but there are many reasons for this, some mentioned in thread. These include degeneration of American culture, rise of anti-intellectualism, political devaluation of the institutions from both the left and the right, and a drumbeat that starts in childhood and tells students that the only way to value their life is by how much stuff they have when they die.
I'm sick of seeing Gates, Ellison, and Dell used as arguments against the value of an education. All of them did college level work with computers in high school, all went to top universities and were well placed by interest and ability to exploit business opportunities that were likely once in a lifetime chances. The average student is nothing like Gates.
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Postby mongol » Sat May 05, 2018 8:59 am

Hello everyone, was interesting to read your article. Usually i'm reading New York Times, but now i will read you too!
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Postby clh_hilary » Thu May 10, 2018 11:11 pm

Undergraduate Degree: The University of Hong Kong
Disciplines: English, education, history
Graduate School: The University of Oxford
Disciplines: Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

Yes, it's expensive, but my parents paid for the degrees.

I also did certificates (not long distance) at Cambridge, U of Queensland, and last year back to Oxford.
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Postby menime123 » Sat May 12, 2018 2:27 pm

clh_hilary wrote:Undergraduate Degree: The University of Hong Kong
Disciplines: English, education, history
Graduate School: The University of Oxford
Disciplines: Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

Yes, it's expensive, but my parents paid for the degrees.

I also did certificates (not long distance) at Cambridge, U of Queensland, and last year back to Oxford.
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Postby clh_hilary » Sat May 19, 2018 2:38 am

menime123 wrote:Show off :lol:
Did I mention I was in the Oxford University Student Union Council and sat on a university board with like 17 other directors/deans of departments/faculties?
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Postby Rihab » Sat May 19, 2018 12:56 pm

Serby wrote:Umm, exsqueeze me. You don't even speak fluent German, du hure. :lol:
yasss go in sis :lol:
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