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Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:39 am
ZaddieCaso says...



That sounds awesome Anoia, I'd really like to apply to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Leicester, maybe I'll see you at one of the open days!

If you want any information on Cambridge my sister studies there at Kings College, and she's always happy to talk to people. I would apply to Cambridge if the courses weren't so old fashioned, it's the best Uni in the world now apparently!

Do an honours degree, so many degrees are honours now and mostly you can achieve one in the normal three years!

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Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:25 pm
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About Canada: That's cool :) over here, it's really hard to get into university- you have to get at least 3 A-levels, at least for the course I want to apply for, all at grade A or B, but preferably with one A* grade, and even better, with 4 A-levels. The workload is immense! Your system sounds much better, because even if I get all those grades, I have to sit an entrance exam, or write an essay, and do interviews, depending on which university I'm applying for, and even then, they might not give you a place. :)
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:27 pm
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Thanks ZaddieCaso! Well, History is a pretty old-fashioned subject, so that sounds perfect :) it's just a matter of getting the qualifications and whatnot...
and as to it being the best in the world, I never knew that, but I shall certainly renew my efforts to get the grades to apply now I do! :) Yeah, maybe so! What're you thinking of applying to study?
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:22 pm
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I'm not really to sure, I have a load of different ideas depending on my grades. Ideally Medicine, but if not maybe Bio-Medical, Midwifery or Nursing.

Yes, I'm sure Cambridge is amazing for History, the campus has enough History as it is!
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:43 pm
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Anoia wrote:Also, I have a quick question: What's university like elsewhere? I mean, I know a fair bit about the ordeal we have to go through in order to even be considered here (sorry, ranting...) but what about other countries? America, for example? :pirate3:

Uni here (here being India) is nothing like elsewhere. Most of it's quite learn-by-rote idealogical. Creativity/Versatility is not very often given a plus.
But it still is good, as far as content goes. It's upto you to make the most out of the (horrible) system.
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Oh, my.

I too will be applying for university in the Autumn. I don't know where yet, though. Most obvious is Britain, but I'm also thinking of studying in Europe - specifically Jabobs university in Germany, perhaps. There's a possibility I could get scholarships to American universities through my school but I don't know whether I'd want to go there.

I just really, really don't want to fall into the same cycle that lots of my friends have: compete to get to the best university in England possible to study English, History or Medicine. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just not particularly for me. I'm considering taking a gap year and au-pairing in Germany/Austria/Belgium/Switzerland for a year so that I could study in German, rather that just in Germany. Luckily, I'll be leaving college with a bilingual IB diploma so it could work!
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Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:43 pm
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That sounds cool! I get what you mean about not wanting to 'follow the crowd' so to speak- I've wanted to do history for YEARS so it's not really a problem (and by years, I mean like, eleven?!) Yours sounds like a great plan! I have a friend who wants to go into languages and be a translator :) it sounds really interesting.

And, university in India sounds so different, but it's really interesting! I love seeing how things are done away from home. AzaleaLexis- what are you planning on doing, then? (:
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:08 pm
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I'm in grade 11 (in Canada) and I'm hoping to go to university after grade 12. I'm probably going to go to a private college, but do at least one study abroad semester. That said, for what I want to do, I'll have to get my doctorate -.- It'll be a while till I'm done with school.
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Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:17 pm
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Amy. Eee! Gut lucke! I know what you mean about the cycle. For me, I'm in this cycle, but only by choice, and it still annoys me as people think I jst get into that cycle.

Anoia, thing is even with all this restraints on critical thinking, I love my course too much to let this get in the way of me learning. And besides it's a hell lot cheaper than other unis I got admitted into and since I am most definitely going abroad for my Master's and hopefully a PhD later on, I figured I should save monies this way.
I'm doing Biotech Engineering, hoping for a master's in Regenerative medicine Engineering or Integrated Biosciences related stuff.

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Good luck applicants!

Also, I have a quick question: What's university like elsewhere? I mean, I know a fair bit about the ordeal we have to go through in order to even be considered here (sorry, ranting...) but what about other countries? America, for example? :pirate3:


I can't really compare how it is in America versus elsewhere, cause I haven't been elsewhere xD Though, from what I've heard, it seems in Britain and in other places, you have to decide on a "field" or an area you want to specialize in early on, and before you even apply to your universities. That's not necessarily the case in America.

Whereas a lot of us know what we want to do, there are a lot of us who don't - and so that takes the pressure off a bit, because you don't have to know at that point, and you can try new things and choose later on (about your second year of university at the latest, if you want to graduate on time.) That's the major difference that I've noticed. American universities have "core classes" which everybody takes. And then "major classes" you can choose to take depending on your specialized field, "minor classes" that sort of go hand-in-hand with your major, but might be in a different field. And then "electives" which are classes just for fun.




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Audy: Hey, that's cool!
Yeah, here we have to pick a subject to study, and you usually go on in that same subject, but getting more and more specialised, if you catch my drift?
We can do like a degree with two or more subjects, but you usually narrow down to one or two eventually. We have the major-minor thing here too, but it's not too big a thing really
For example, I will do a BA in History starting next September, but my subject I want to specialise in is the Long Nineteenth Century, with particular emphasis on the Empire wars, like the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny of "58.
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