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British University Students/Graduates

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ooh_harry, 30 May 2008.

  1. ooh_harry

    ooh_harry League 1

    8 July 2005
    Fosters home for imaginary friends
    Arsenal, Juventus
    hey guys,

    Not been on for awhile but I was just wondering would coming out of university with a 2:1 be a good thing? I just feel with so many graduates coming out with 2:1s, it just seems like a very very ordinary achievement and only a 1st will guarentee you a good start post university.

    Im currently finished all of my exams and I was initially sitting on a very low 1st, would it be a complete disaster to come out with anything less?

    thank you
     
  2. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    It depends what you want to go on and do. If its anything too Brainy then a 1st would help greatly.

    I got a 2:2 and I am doing ok 4 years later.

    Some employers are just happy you have got a Degree so never ask what you got.

    With the Job I have now I just put that I have my Degree and didn't put a 2:2 or anything.

    If you are going into something directly related to your degree then the higher your mark the better for you.

    I am doing something totally unrelated - so it is a bit different for me.
     
  3. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Don't you work at Mc Donalds?
     
  4. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    What about doing a masters at a good uni?
     
  5. ooh_harry

    ooh_harry League 1

    8 July 2005
    Fosters home for imaginary friends
    Arsenal, Juventus
    I actually have 2 offers. One from cambridge for financial economics and another from LSE for econometrics. both require firsts, so i really dont have much choice or leeway
     
  6. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    I have no degrees and work in computers :)).
     
  7. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    They have a great promotional package actually.

    I have been there two years and I now have the responsibility of shaking the Salt on the chips!! they say one day I might make supervisor......One day!! *breaks out in Music - like in a musical at the West End*
     
  8. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    You just wanted to Gloat didn't you?! - Just get your 1st ;))
     
  9. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    i have no degree and i'm not far off 6 figures! :DANCE:
     
  10. ooh_harry

    ooh_harry League 1

    8 July 2005
    Fosters home for imaginary friends
    Arsenal, Juventus
    lol im not actually gloating and i really didnt mean it like that.

    at the moment my plan is to take a year out and perhaps travel or do a language next year but i need to know how i would stand coming out with a 2:1 or a 1st
     
  11. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    in my opinion, a healthy dose of common sense is a more valuable commodity in today's society than a 1st class degree...
     
  12. PetrovLFC

    PetrovLFC Raul!

    13 March 2005
    NW London
    Liverpool
    Degrees really aren't the be all and end all. They certainly used to be.

    Chilliax ;)
     
  13. Ret KiT

    Ret KiT Premiership

    25 March 2007
    yeah but graduates start with a salary you might have after 7-8 years of work experience????
     
  14. matherto

    matherto 12 Times

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    What do you do?
     
  15. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    That's very true mate, very true :((.


    :LOL:
     
  16. Joystick

    Joystick Deep like Titanic

    10 August 2004
    London
    The Arse
    Totally depends what you want to do. A handful of top jobs will require a 1st, but you'd know about it if you were applying for one of those.

    I got a 2:1 in 2004, it's got me the job I wanted. It wasn't the be all and end all, but I like to think it got my foot in the door. More than ever, these days experience is what will set you apart, so make sure you get at least a month or two on your CV. I actually started as work exp in my job. 3 years later, I'm still here :-pp
     
    Last edited: 2 June 2008
  17. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    i'm an air-traffic controller (RADAR)
     
  18. ooh_harry

    ooh_harry League 1

    8 July 2005
    Fosters home for imaginary friends
    Arsenal, Juventus
    wow nice! sounds better than IB and finance....sigh...im doomed.

    but on another note, i really appreciate the help, cheers guys!
     
  19. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    So what is this 1:1, 2:1, etc?

    Over here if you have a bacholar you can just move on to a masters.
     
  20. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    why don't you apply?

    http://www.nats.co.uk/text/9/careers_training.html

    they take on loads of graduates. if you're good at logic and problem solving, you could become a controller...
     
  21. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
  22. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    What do you want to go into?

    If its top end city jobs, 2:1 is fine :)
     
  23. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    A good degree with plenty of extra curricular activities is what you need.

    Some peeps recommend going for a job first before further study. I generally tend to agree with that - but getting a masters from a good uni will definitely do no harm.

    If you want to go into Quants in IB, then you'll need at least a masters or a PhD.
     
  24. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    I've got a PHD :w00t:.
     
  25. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    Poo Headed Degenerate ;))
     
  26. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    WHAT!?!?!?

    ...and you don't believe in aliens!!

    me thinks you should hand it back! :LOL:
     
  27. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Pretty Huge...
     
  28. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    Yeah right...
     

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