The Higher Education Megathread

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Karl » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:25 pm

Paging melatonin to the thread, melatonin...

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Sleighamorph » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:28 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:So we've got four doctors in our ranks? Keira, JV, Mcjihge and Melly? Not bad at all. I aim to join you in a few years time. :D

I'll probably end up joining those ranks whether I like it not. The mother is rather....'fond' of the idea of me doing a PhD at some point :shifty:

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Rodders9 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:31 pm

I'd love to do a PhD one day.

One step at a time though. My access exams aren't until the middle of May but I want to sit them now!

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Sleighamorph » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:40 pm

The main thing putting me off is the time involved really. Not sure I could go back to full time education so it would be part time, and that can take a long long time depending on the course.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Something Fishy » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:50 pm

Can I be added please Karl if poss?

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Saigon Slick » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:53 pm

Something Fishy wrote:Can I be added please Karl if poss?


He's doing it a page at a time, don't worry you'll be on there soon. :D

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Something Fishy » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:02 pm

Cheers Cor. I shall have to be patient :D

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Igor » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:24 pm

kiera229 wrote:
Igor wrote:Yeah but not a real doctor.

Nope, that's a real doctorate. Medical practitioners are called "doctors" in English as an honorary title, regardless of whether they actually have doctorates. But you don't actually need a doctorate to practice medicine, and many medical practitioners hold only a bachelor-level professional degree.


I know, I was only trying to make a funny and now you've made me look silly. :(

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Banjo » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:48 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Bunni wrote:
Banjo wrote:Been considering it, though I can't see it coming to fruition anytime soon.


A Doctor of watching films? Pretty sure I'm due a PhD in Homemaking then.


I'd do a doctorate in that gooseberry fool any day of t'week.


You'd have to watch some gooseberry fool films.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by 1cmanny1 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:46 pm

kiera229 wrote:
1cmanny1 wrote:Isn't it a better idea to work for a few years before getting your PHD?

Why would it be?


Because that is what everyone here says to do, work for a few years after your degree before studying further. It is so you have experience I suppose.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Frank » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:53 pm

Banjo wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Bunni wrote:
Banjo wrote:Been considering it, though I can't see it coming to fruition anytime soon.


A Doctor of watching films? Pretty sure I'm due a PhD in Homemaking then.


I'd do a doctorate in that gooseberry fool any day of t'week.


You'd have to watch some gooseberry fool films.


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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Harry Bizzle » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:07 pm

I notice there are a couple of people with degrees in Physiology. Must be a fantastic degree to do, although I'm not sure of the career prospects outside of teaching and research, if you want to stay in the field.

I love physio.

I wonder how in depth they go in a Bachelor's.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by kiera229 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:27 am

1cmanny1 wrote:Because that is what everyone here says to do, work for a few years after your degree before studying further. It is so you have experience I suppose.

A research PhD offers massive amounts of experience in research, which is generally the most useful kind of experience if you're planning to be a scientist.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by 1cmanny1 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:01 am

kiera229 wrote:
1cmanny1 wrote:Because that is what everyone here says to do, work for a few years after your degree before studying further. It is so you have experience I suppose.

A research PhD offers massive amounts of experience in research, which is generally the most useful kind of experience if you're planning to be a scientist.


I don't know about a scientist, but my degree, lets face it, is useless. Universities are just pushing you through as fast as possible, you only really start learning once you go for your Post grads or whatever. That is why it is a good idea to get experience in the "real" world before you go on to further study, because you won't actually know anything otherwise :lol:
Depressing stuff if you are trying to get a degree :(

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by kiera229 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:22 am

1cmanny1 wrote:That is why it is a good idea to get experience in the "real" world before you go on to further study, because you won't actually know anything otherwise :lol:

Yeah, but that depends entirely on your field. Research is the "real world" of science, and as a recent graduate, no job will give you better experience in research than a PhD.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by 1cmanny1 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:30 am

So what job do you want to get?

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Hime » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:41 am

Not sure if I belong in this, doing a foundation degree in Electrical Engineering at University Campus Suffolk. Should find out in the next few weeks if work will sponsor me to top it up to an honours degree.

Kiera, how long did it take to get your PHD? I'm working with a guy who came over here to get his PHD but got as far as a masters in China, the masters was 3 years because they had to do lots of design and research for industry. Was it similar in Japan? Sounds a good idea, cheap labour for the electricity supply industry and funded 'work experience' for the students.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by aayl1 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:32 am

Said this in the other thread, but I feel it's better if you list people via Uni, rather than alphabetic by username. I mean, I'm totally at the top if you keep the current way, so I don't mind too much.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Karl » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:29 pm

Either method of displaying the data has problems - do it by Uni and you potentially lose the progression of a person's academic career (i.e. if they did their Masters or PhD at a different place).

I suppose a solution is a redundant display of the data, that is to say have the entire entry for JV under both Newport and Plymouth. That has the problems inherent with a redundant listing but might be the best solution. I'll look into it after I'm done collecting data.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Dual » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:32 pm

Haven't you got work to do?


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