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On 29/04/2019 at 14:59, ICTChris said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48091971

31% of graduates are over educated for their jobs, with arts and humanities graduates most likely to be working in a job that they are over qualified for.

 When I was made redundant, I found that being over-qualified was an issue when applying for 'regular' jobs as they were (understandably) concerned that I'd just leave when something I'd been in before popped up.   I'd imagine that this would be particularly difficult for humanities as I guess employers would think the same, but about humanity-based roles that are rather few and far between. 

More annoyingly, I was also under-qualified when looking for relevant work as I only needed a Bachelor's when I started out, but now every **** is asking for a masters because the market is over-flooded with graduates at bachelors level.  Thankfully I managed to find some people that understand that 9 years experience was better than an MSc with none and am now in a job that I wouldn't have had without my degree. 

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5 hours ago, YassinMoutaouakil said:

Going to Edinburgh in September. Not decided yet whether I want to come back painfully middle class or develop a heroin addiction.

Don't limit yourself.

You can do both, we believe in you.

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On 29/04/2019 at 14:59, ICTChris said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48091971

31% of graduates are over educated for their jobs, with arts and humanities graduates most likely to be working in a job that they are over qualified for.

I got a degree that's completely unrelated to the work I do, although the most important thing for me is my work experience.  I now have 16 years of experience and am in a job that is graduate level.  I do find that in large organisations there are plenty of paths to advancement, you don't necessarily have to have a qualification in what you are working in.  I worked with people who had  lots of technical qualifications as well as people who had doctorates in unrelated fields (Magical realism literature was one that I recall) as well as people who had no qualifications and left school at 15.

The whole thing is hugely value laden and pre judged. A degree in History of art is not a higher level of education than 4 years apprenticeship in a trade. 

It is a different type of education but not "over". You could argue that a pointless degree is a lower level than something vocational or practical. 

I wonder how many engineering graduates work as waiters? 

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The whole thing is hugely value laden and pre judged. A degree in History of art is not a higher level of education than 4 years apprenticeship in a trade. 
It is a different type of education but not "over". You could argue that a pointless degree is a lower level than something vocational or practical. 
I wonder how many engineering graduates work as waiters? 


My neighbour did history of art and went straight into working for an auction house for several years so it can, occasionally, be vocational.

She’s now working in a different industry but she’s still great to have in your pub quiz team.

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I'm currently in 4th year of studying IT Management and my course up until 4th year was interesting. 4th year has been boring and tedious though. For example, I've recently completed my 6th project management module in a row. These were all mandatory. There are no optional modules in my course.

That being said, I'm looking to do a masters in finance. I've slowly been more and more interested in it.

Is a masters worth it these days?

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If anyone gives a f**k, I need to think of a dissertation topic. Something that I can easily receive and generate data for.

 

I'm thinking of researching smart cctv being used for parking management? Comparing 2 unis different systems for parking etc...

 

 

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2 minutes ago, MeadowArab said:

I'm currently in 4th year of studying IT Management and my course up until 4th year was interesting. 4th year has been boring and tedious though. For example, I've recently completed my 6th project management module in a row. These were all mandatory. There are no optional modules in my course.

That being said, I'm looking to do a masters in finance. I've slowly been more and more interested in it.

Is a masters worth it these days?

I’ve been toying idea doing one but just not sure what I want to do next or five yr goal. 

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I'm currently in 4th year of studying IT Management and my course up until 4th year was interesting. 4th year has been boring and tedious though. For example, I've recently completed my 6th project management module in a row. These were all mandatory. There are no optional modules in my course.

That being said, I'm looking to do a masters in finance. I've slowly been more and more interested in it.

Is a masters worth it these days?


Six project management modules? That sounds absolutely awful

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Finished 3rd year lads.

Bloody pleased with myself. Only one year to go. I also have a small chance at getting a first.

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I'm quickly realising that doing a Masters degree was not the best of ideas, especially when it comes to needing to write a dissertation throughout the Summer. I am really struggling to become motivated enough to get large parts of it done, at the moment. 

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Found out I graduated from Stirling with a 2:1 today, which I’m chuffed about. Even more chuffed that I’m going to Glasgow (okay, less chuffed about the fact I’ll be living in Glasgow) to do a masters in War Studies! Yet another year of successfully avoiding needing to find full time employment

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22 minutes ago, Sooky said:

Found out I graduated from Stirling with a 2:1 today, which I’m chuffed about. Even more chuffed that I’m going to Glasgow (okay, less chuffed about the fact I’ll be living in Glasgow) to do a masters in War Studies! Yet another year of successfully avoiding needing to find full time employment emoji41.png

Congrats to you on a decent degree and best wishes for your MA.  The longer you put off work the better...

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Congrats to you on a decent degree and best wishes for your MA.  The longer you put off work the better...


It is my aim to avoid that and council tax for as long as I can.

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I'm quickly realising that doing a Masters degree was not the best of ideas, especially when it comes to needing to write a dissertation throughout the Summer. I am really struggling to become motivated enough to get large parts of it done, at the moment. 

Keep getting pestered with emails from the uni about doing an MEd. Could not sound more unappealing if it involved setting me on fire.

 

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Postgraduate courses like Masters ones are what the universities like - they bring in fees. Lovely fees.  Fees all students have to pay, including Home (Scottish) ones.

Who We Want (in order):

Overseas students (call if 15k per year for 4 years)

RUK students (£9,250 per year for three of their 4 years)

Masters students (between £5k and £10 for 1 or 2 years)

SIMD students (come from the poorest 20% of the country or grew up in care - the govt. pays us extra for these)

Home (Scottish) students from the other 80% - if we take too many of these the government fine us.   

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On 07/05/2019 at 07:57, Richie95 said:

I'm quickly realising that doing a Masters degree was not the best of ideas, especially when it comes to needing to write a dissertation throughout the Summer. I am really struggling to become motivated enough to get large parts of it done, at the moment. 

How ye gettin on now? Its killing me at present. Ive still got 2 months to do it but I can already see myself putting in for mitigating circumstances and getting an extension.  The worst thing is that I spend large parts of the day thinking about my dissertation but a minimal amount of time actually writing it. 

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On 6/14/2019 at 01:09, Sir Kevin Of Kilsyth said:

How ye gettin on now? Its killing me at present. Ive still got 2 months to do it but I can already see myself putting in for mitigating circumstances and getting an extension.  The worst thing is that I spend large parts of the day thinking about my dissertation but a minimal amount of time actually writing it. 

Just a question - are you given your topics or do you select them yourselves? We give our students free range to choose, and I always tell them to pick something they are interested in,

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On 12/06/2019 at 22:43, Sooky said:

Found out I graduated from Stirling with a 2:1 today, which I’m chuffed about. Even more chuffed that I’m going to Glasgow (okay, less chuffed about the fact I’ll be living in Glasgow) to do a masters in War Studies! Yet another year of successfully avoiding needing to find full time employment emoji41.png

Living in the West End of Glasgow compared to Stirling will be an incredible upgrade.

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