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No I do not feel inadequate, if I did I would probably go to university and "better myself". I am not insecure, just bored, it pleases me to come onto internet forums and deride the efforts of others who are making an attempt to better themselves at the expense of the tax payer.

As for what winds me up, it is the fact that I know many former university students who simply went into further education to avoid work for a few extra years. They studied subjects which have absolutely no relevance to the career path they chose and if they had applied themselves to their chosen vocation would have left the country with more money to spend on far more important resources. I believe that universities should be more responsible in the courses which they offer instead of allowing people to embark on a course of study which is of little use to anyone.

Hmm, I can't argue with that.

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So, Stirling finally goes back on Wednesday.

I'm not really looking forward to this semester much now that I've seen the work I've got to do. I'm looking forward to getting down to some Marketing but I've got Managing Organisations which seems to involve a lot of speaking/presenting, which I don't mind too much, but the tutorials seem to be split between a really good bloke, and an awful woman. I think I can guess which one I'll end up stuck with.

And a tourism lecture from 3 til 6 on a Friday. f**k that.

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You are correct, perhaps if I'd gone to university (only needs a capital if it forms part of a university's name, I believe) and gained a masters degree, like my younger brother, I may well have a better idea of whether or not I really do care about the capitalisation of words but I'd also be stuck behind a desk six days a week stressing about work and wondering what to do with my four whole weeks annual leave.

Then again, I think I'll stick with four blocks of four weeks leave with a two weeks on two weeks off rota in between, three days pay on top of my salary for every day extra I choose to do for the company, being allowed to play with big powerful engines and knowing that I have control of £30M worth of machinery (gives me a hard on that one).

What I find slightly depressing about your posts is that you obviously really enjoy telling everyone about how happy you are and how good your life is.

That's about an inch short of the forced laughter and the tearstained note really. :(

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We have been back for, I think, 5 weeks now at Glasgow:smartass

So far this has easily been the hardest semester of my four years at Uni, five different projects on the go, six different(and all very difficult) courses and having to apply for every Summer placement under the sun at the same time.

Got 3 A's for my exams before Christmas somehow though which was a nice treat!

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Aye, seems like need to put in a bit of a shift this semester. Quite looking forward tae it though. Will be nice to get a bit of variation in life instead of coaching all the time.

Kev, looks like we're in the same seminar for public management and admin - nae the biggest of options for seminar times :lol:

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Ah, so you don't get an...er..."Easter Vacation" (to be all-American about it)?

Appropriately enough, we're actually following the American system! But we get some time off, it varies. I think sometimes they give the students a week, others its just a few days. Theres generally assignments and stuff to work on during it though.

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Appropriately enough, we're actually following the American system! But we get some time off, it varies. I think sometimes they give the students a week, others its just a few days. Theres generally assignments and stuff to work on during it though.

My first year semester 2 was an absolute b*****d, especially on Fridays: 9-5, with only an hour for lunch.

Then, just when I thought it was all over, we were hit with a lab report to write up over the aforementioned Easter Vacation. I still look back and shudder.

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Aye, seems like need to put in a bit of a shift this semester. Quite looking forward tae it though. Will be nice to get a bit of variation in life instead of coaching all the time.

Kev, looks like we're in the same seminar for public management and admin - nae the biggest of options for seminar times :lol:

Aye it isnae as popular a module as I thought it would be. I'm no looking forward to the seminar work in that Business Organisations module. Looks really hard. Expected to give 15 minute presentations to get your mark and its a fair whack of your overall grade.

On the other hand my timetable is just excellent. Monday 11-12, Tuesday 12-4, Wednesday 11-1, Thursday 12-4, Friday Aff. Managed to get in early and get all my classes close together. Can use my railcard everyday as well thanks to the not too early starts.

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Aye it isnae as popular a module as I thought it would be. I'm no looking forward to the seminar work in that Business Organisations module. Looks really hard. Expected to give 15 minute presentations to get your mark and its a fair whack of your overall grade.

On the other hand my timetable is just excellent. Monday 11-12, Tuesday 12-4, Wednesday 11-1, Thursday 12-4, Friday Aff. Managed to get in early and get all my classes close together. Can use my railcard everyday as well thanks to the not too early starts.

Aye, a 15 minute presentation isnae the best but the time does fly by. I hope I can skive at least 1 seminar to go and sit a coaching course on a Wednesday. Got my mate to sign me up for the Management seminar but didn't realise it would clash :(

My timetable is dandy as well. Mon 11-12, Tues 12-5, Wed 12-3 and Thurs 12-4. All relatively decent starts. Stirling Uni students are quite lucky in getting to choose seminar times. At some other uni's, you have a fixed timetable which would be a pain in the arse, especially if you need to be in at 9am and you finish at 5.

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Incidently, and by pure conincedence, I have found myself with my pal in two out of three classes. This is great because he is my only good pal who is also a history student and I have previously never been in the same history class as him. So thats a bonus I guess! :)

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I recently received an unconditional offer for Politics & Economics at Edinburgh, starting this September, which was my second choice (I was never getting into Politics & Law there, despite my decent grades). Fairly excited but I'm slightly concerned I've biten off a bit more than I can chew. We'll just have to wait and see, I suppose.

Do we have some sort of yuppy initiation in this thread? :D

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