matherto goes to University (again)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by matherto, 30 April 2013.

  1. matherto

    matherto 20 times 20 times Man United

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    Well I know it's been extremely depressing to read my posts over the past few months/years but I genuinely thought I'd thrown my life away and was gonna be stuck in bottom of the barrel jobs for the rest of my life.

    I applied for Uni again a few months back just as something to do more than anything and wasn't expecting much from it (didn't have the required points for a course).

    Turns out I was wrong. Today Sheffield Hallam gave me an unconditional offer on this course:

    Something positive finally happened in my life :CONFUSE::BOP:

    I could end up coding for PES or FIFA at some point in the future, y'never know.

    I'll probably be less depressed from now on so you needn't worry about me (at least until I get stuck on something at Uni and decide it's the end of the world). :P
  2. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Newcastle United
    Awesome stuff
  3. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Good Luck!

    The title of this thread sounds like one of those saucey 70's sex comedies ;)).......not that I watch a lot of them.....:WOOT:
  4. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Fantastic news matherto. You really deserve it.

    The best of luck, hope you really enjoy the course.
  5. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Wow, nice one mate. Hope it goes well for you.
  6. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    Great one mathero!

    Real happy for you here and wish you all the best!

    Give it your all! :D
  7. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Good luck!
  8. lo zio

    lo zio International

    24 October 2005
    it didn't "just happen" mate. YOU made it happen. u're the one who decided to apply, and even though u seem surprised by your success, there's a part of u who knew u had what it takes.... otherwise u wouldn't have even tried.

    i obviously can't say i know u, matherto, but from your posts, it appears u massively underestimate yourself. so, if i may give u a suggestion, keep following your gut (like u did when u decided to apply for uni), keep feeding that part of u who believes in yourself, and i'm absolutely sure u'll find out u're MUCH more capable than u actually think u are.

    congratulations buddy! :TU:
    .... and don't u ever dare drop out of uni..... we're watching u! :PIRATE:
  9. Sabatasso

    Sabatasso Banned

    26 August 2009
    South of Heaven
    Tottenham Hotspur
  10. matt1288

    matt1288 B4MF

    4 May 2006
    London, UK
    Congrats bro! We all gotta start somewhere...
  11. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Best of luck mate.
  12. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    You took your time Jamezinho.

    He has already graduated, happily married has 2 kids and runs his own business based around software he coded to help people identify, cope with and treat depression.

    He is nominated for a Nobel prize and he helps out in a soup kitchen every Friday morning.

    He is the man we all wished we could be....
  13. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    They grow up so fast...
  14. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    Congrats bro
  15. YoungGun_UK

    YoungGun_UK 20 TIMES!

    12 July 2007
    Manchester United
    Just seen this too, congrats.
  16. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Man Utd
    And me, well done but that means I'm the only bum on here again. :(
  17. Honome

    Honome The Hated Chatbox Murder

    16 April 2003
    wth bobby, you should get away from the "media" stuff, that´s not good for your health...
  18. matherto

    matherto 20 times 20 times Man United

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    Cheers for the kind words everyone.
  19. Rantboy

    Rantboy International

    27 December 2002
    Fluminense FC / Arsenal
    Hey matherto, I just read this and although I don't know 1% of your story, your struggles and the hard time you had been having, I'd just like to wish you good luck. Make it a success buddy!
  20. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Late to the party, but nice one matherto! When do you start??
  21. Rob92

    Rob92 Guest

    Good stuff, best of luck!

    I'm also at Sheffield Hallam Uni, I'll be on the second year of my course (Computer Security with Forensics) when you start yours.

    The city is pretty nice - it's got all of the things your typical English city would have as well as some great pubs and parks. Because there's two universities in the city, there's tons of nightclubs, particularly on West St. but that's not really my thing. There are loads of things to do and the uni societies are bound to include something you enjoy.

    The biggest thing about keeping yourself happy at uni though is to make some friends - it can be easy to keep to yourself which can make you feel isolated and homesick. If you haven't already chosen your accommodation, I suggest one of the halls with a large number of people around as there's bound to be a few of them that you have something in common with.

    Regarding the actual uni work - don't be afraid to ask your lecturers questions or meet them outside of your sessions. From my experience they're glad to help and even questions that you think are stupid are likely to be surprisingly common. These people are paid quite well (by yourself) for their ability to make others understand their subject area, make more use of that than simply their lecture slides!
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  22. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Making friends at uni is pretty easy. Remember most people are in the same boat i.e. away from home and not knowing anyone.
  23. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    Rob what do you plan doing after school? Your degree will be perfect in my world. You could make great money as well with great job satisfaction and would get to travel the world.
  24. Issidingo

    Issidingo Guest

    hit the road Math, u won't regret it!

    i myself have given some thought about going back for some more education even in my late 30es!
  25. Rob92

    Rob92 Guest

    Still no idea yet to be honest - I've never been one to plan ahead much but I'll definitely want to travel a lot. The world is a massive place, I would certainly regret it if I didn't experience the different cultures and see the sights etc.

    I'm going travelling around Europe actually next week, should be fun! Amsterdam, Paris, San Sebastian and Toulouse sorted already - may be able to fit in a couple more destinations as I have about 3 weeks from then before I have to move house :).

    Regarding a job though... I find computing fairly interesting and my degree should help me get a job involving that but I have much more of a "work to live" attitude than "live to work". As long as I can live in decent conditions, travel a bit, meet/socialise with nice people and keep in contact with my family then I'm happy - I have no intention of going for a monetary high score or screwing people over to one-up them on the career ladder.
  26. matherto

    matherto 20 times 20 times Man United

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    So my next door neighbour added me on Facebook and we've not stopped talking since.

    She's lovely.

    Why does she have to have a boyfriend?
  27. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    tell her you want there relationship to be more then friends. You have enough friends. IT WILL WORK
  28. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Tell her you want your penis to be her best friend......IT WILL WORK!!! ;-)
  29. S-NipE

    S-NipE World Cup Winner

    17 May 2008
    German NT
    Mosby her by saying "I love you". IT WILL WORK. ;-)
  30. Kanouté

    Kanouté #NewEra

    26 April 2008
    show me a picture of her and I'll give you the best of advises. ;)

    (if you need one)

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