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Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Scouse, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Rent. Boy.
  2. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Well least we've got an expert on the forums.
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  3. Zarjazz

    Zarjazz Unemployed Bum Travelling The World.

    So I went ahead and did it. Handed in my notice, go on garden leave from tomorrow for several months. Applied to several universities to do a 1 year Masters, no idea if I'll get accepted to any.

    What could possibly go wrong ...
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  4. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Nice one man, a Masters in what?

    You'll get accepted, they love old folk at Unis.
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  5. Zarjazz

    Zarjazz Unemployed Bum Travelling The World.

    Various courses (Maths, Physics/Astronomy, Comp Sci.) at various uni's to give myself more options and a higher chance of getting accepted to at least one. Hope you're right about the old folks :)
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  6. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Don't you need a undergraduate degree in a relevant subject?
  7. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber


    Not tempted to study abroad? Could be free in sweden :)
  8. Zarjazz

    Zarjazz Unemployed Bum Travelling The World.

    I do, I have a degree in Theoretical Physics. That and my enterprise level of computing experience covers everything.

    Briefly thought about it. Could get complicated with Brexit for European locations. Sweden would be good though, I may look into it further if application are still open. Spent enough time working in the US in recent years that I'm not that keen on studying there.
  9. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    When I did work I enjoyed mine, took me all around the country meeting some interesting people to say the least... maybe find a job that lets you travel a bit?
  10. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Pff mickey mouse degree..
    Did you not think about structures of reality tv.
  11. Lakih

    Lakih FH is my second home

    Traveling for work is highly overrated IMO. All you see is airports, expense reports, and headaches.
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  12. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Depends how you do it. I used to tack on personal time to the end of my US trips back in the day, which usually meant I got a “free” holiday flight to the US twice a year (I did this at least half a dozen times with three, maybe four different employers). Also time your meetings so they’re on a Monday or Thu/Fri, get a free weekend. Your employer doesn’t usually care.
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  13. Zarjazz

    Zarjazz Unemployed Bum Travelling The World.

    So it turns out many things can go wrong. Turns out my degree was so long ago that most establishments wouldn't accept it. Similarly it was so long ago I no longer have any academic references when applying for Postgraduate courses. You would have thought universities would be throwing themselves at people who were willing to pay all the fee's themselves but I guess not....

    It's not all bad though since I've been doing plenty of travelling since I left. Three continents, 9 counties, 20 cities. There's also the Open University available. It turns out getting high marks in certain stand alone modules can be used as proof in University application. So that door isn't closed, it may simply open a year later or I can just stick with the OU and do it full-time.
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  14. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

    No they would rather have Chinese students paying triple the fees paid by their government.
    I didn't think degrees expired! Good luck with whatever you manage to do. Hopefully a Uni will accept you!
  15. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    I guess your post grad stuff builds on yr pre grad stuff. So if your pre grad stuff was so long ago all the stuff you learned is out of date.
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  16. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Got mixed feelings about this @Zarjazz - but only because I'm well jell that you're travelling.

    You need to blog the fuck out of that right here so I can live vicariously through you :D

    Sucks about the masters, but I do understand it. OU is still a thing, but as you're travelling anyway - have you thought about going to Scandinavia and hitting up degrees there? If you can fund your stay, the education is likely free (right @Yoni?). I know you had your heart set on a 1 year masters, and OU is still a possibility (although I understand it's still expensive) but it's worth considering, no?

    In the meantime, POIDH m8 ;)
  17. Zarjazz

    Zarjazz Unemployed Bum Travelling The World.

    Not quite. It was / is more the fact that after one year I could see how I felt about continuing in research, going back to work or whatever ... Honestly it would be easier to get accepted to do another degree or PhD but taking 3 to 4 years away from a career at my age seemed like a heavy investment especially if I don't end up liking it.

    As for a travel blog, I hate reading those so the thought had never crossed my mind :)
  18. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    And here you are now whining about losing it.
    If it was 'brexit' can thank me later.
  19. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Fuck you you little plumber cunt.

    My circumstances have changed quite dramatically - and none of that has changed the FACT that Brexit is a direct cause.

    Seriously, go do some self-harming or something. It's all you're good for.
  20. Yoni

    Yoni Cockb@dger / Klotehommel FH Subscriber

    You could always do an MBA at Cranfield or something? Or have the rules changed there too? It shouldn't harm your career either.
  21. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    He's not going to be happy by digging deeper into something he hates.
  22. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

    Ok that is fine but you would think they would offer you some bridging courses or something instead of a flat denial?
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  23. Zarjazz

    Zarjazz Unemployed Bum Travelling The World.

    ikr. For some subjects I could certainly understand but it's not like the laws of Physics or Mathematics have changed in the last 15 years. :confused:
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  24. Zarjazz

    Zarjazz Unemployed Bum Travelling The World.

    That's not for me. It's all good though. I'm sure I still have plenty of options if I keep on looking.

    Then how do you explain all the time you spend on the Guardian website and Reddit??
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  25. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse


    The tide is turning though.
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  26. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    Thing is academics have never been in the real world. School, college, uni, and back to uni to teach. So they are out of touch with real ppls needs and the way out side of academia that the world works.
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  27. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Disagree completely.

    That bullshit "real world" trope should really be aimed at the average working joe who burns up his life on "economically approved" professions, such as car manufacturing, banking, marketing, accounting, the makers of plastic toys.

    People working in the arts are at least creating stuff of cultural worth - but academia? They're arguably the only people working in the real world - because our science comes from them and the work they do changes our world and reality.

    So what - they get to work in a cushy environment (not really, in actuality) but that's because their minds work best when free. And they need focus that most of the rest of us don't ever approach.

    Hail academia. Thanks for pretty much bringing us everything we've got. Sorry we misuse your discoveries and fail to respect or listen to you - because of that we've used what you did to fuck the world :(
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  28. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Its only when they butt up against non academics in social situations and start to have real world philosophical opinions which are utterly devoid of experience and entirely theoretically abstract fact based.
    Academics are like high end fashion, they create and then the rest of us tweak it into the real world.
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  29. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    No. They create the world and the rest of us (especially you) are so poorly educated we fuck their good work over and bastardise it to fit how we think things should be.

    Problem is - it's only their thoughts that are really worth anything, because they live in the real, whilst we live in our own individual matrix.
  30. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Scouse..a large part of discoveries are made by people without academic training.
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