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University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:03 PM Reply

Who's going, who's gone, and who's there right now? I'm going this coming school year to study Animation as a BA Honours, 3 years full-time, at a pretty good school. But I'm pretty nervous - what stories have you guys got and what tips can you share?

It's in Bournemouth, for those in the UK.


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:04 PM Reply

I heard the death rate for people who have gone to uni is 100%

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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:05 PM Reply

I didn't even go to college

So fuck that


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:05 PM Reply

I wanna go for either computer engineering or animation, but the former seems way more practical. I guess it's the point where I have to decide to take a risk and do what i'd enjoy or go the way of the money.

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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:06 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:05 PM, Xenomit wrote: I didn't even go to college

So fuck that

I literally had no idea you'd passed that age

what

why did you choose not to, can I ask?


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:11 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:06 PM, Otto wrote: I literally had no idea you'd passed that age

what

I work for a small business that takes work bids on demolition and earth moving jobs

why did you choose not to, can I ask?

I can't stand paper work

Literally every time I start trying to study or do any form of paper work, my mind just goes blank and I panic

Going to college would just be a massive waste of money, because I'm quite literally incapable of doing that kind of work

I have to be out and doing something physical at all times, otherwise I freak out and just get bored/ anxious


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:12 PM Reply

wait isnt uni a lot different in the usa?

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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:12 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:11 PM, Xenomit wrote:
At 3/4/13 05:06 PM, Otto wrote: I literally had no idea you'd passed that age

what
I work for a small business that takes work bids on demolition and earth moving jobs

Don't you also do porn on the side?


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:13 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:12 PM, BumFodder wrote: wait isnt uni a lot different in the usa?

wait you haven't thought I'm from the US this whole time have you

aw man no I'm from wurzel land


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:17 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:13 PM, Otto wrote:
At 3/4/13 05:12 PM, BumFodder wrote: wait isnt uni a lot different in the usa?
wait you haven't thought I'm from the US this whole time have you

aw man no I'm from wurzel land

nah I meant most people who will give you advice are from the USA, I knew you was from here

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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:19 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:03 PM, Otto wrote: Who's going, who's gone, and who's there right now?

I'm going next year, I've gone for three years, I'm there right now.

The students who go there are all doing so of free will, so people are actually focused, you can actually get kicked out, you need to work harder than in regular school... but it's not that bad. Most people are really involved and dedicated to what they're studying. I'm reading Creative Writing and Webdesign right now. My first courses were Dinosaurs and Japanese Culture, which wasn't really my thing... it's all going to amount to an interesting list of merits. :)

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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:30 PM Reply

I'm a postgraduate Aerospace Engineering student at the moment, hoping to get my MSc degree in about two years from now.

The best tip I can give you is don't give up too soon. From my experiences: The first year is the hardest because suddenly you have a lot more responsibilities than you had in high school and a lot more is expected of you. If you missed something important because you didn't know, tough luck. The teacher isn't going to care. Once you get accustomed to studying at a university you'll find that being a uni student is pretty chill and you'll likely have the best time of your life.

For the rest, do the best you can, spend enough time on your homework but also take some time to make friends amongst your fellow students.


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:31 PM Reply

I'm a college kid rockin that 2.6 gpa
Hopefully I'll keep my scholarship

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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:33 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:03 PM, Otto wrote: Who's going, who's gone, and who's there right now?

I've applied for an internship as a graphic designer. If I get it, it replaces military service, and I get a jump start towards eventually becoming an graphic designer due to experience.

If I don't get it, I'll be serving one year in the army and get to experience something entirely different. Regardless of what happens; fun times are ahead!


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:36 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:11 PM, Xenomit wrote:

I have to be out and doing something physical at all times, otherwise I freak out and just get bored/ anxious

not if you like to learn


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:39 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:36 PM, Sequenced wrote: not if you like to learn

I love to learn, digging in to a bunch of books and doing hours of studying just happens to not teach me anything


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:43 PM Reply

6 years ago, BCS, Computer Science, University of Helsinki.

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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 05:57 PM Reply

University didn't really appeal to me, not sure why to be honest. Went to college for Computer Systems Tech, and taking Interactive Media Design right now, scored a great job before I even graduated. :)


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 06:00 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:57 PM, UVSoaked wrote: University didn't really appeal to me, not sure why to be honest. Went to college for Computer Systems Tech, and taking Interactive Media Design right now, scored a great job before I even graduated. :)

wait

what is a university to you, BumFodder was right to ask

is it not what you call college?


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 10:00 PM Reply

I am right now. Studying of the laws of nature.


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 10:03 PM Reply

i dropped out of college before the end of my first semester.

art college sucks. never go.


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 10:11 PM Reply

College is a time of self-exploration and self-discovery. I'm still in college. I originally wanted to become a bio-chemist. Now I want to be a fiction author. Ain't that a fuck'n switch.


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 10:14 PM Reply

I'm in university right now, a current Sophomore. I'm a political science major, with a dual business and aerospace engineering minors. I'm probably gonna go for law school when I graduate, but idk really.


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 10:16 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 10:04 PM, shitposter wrote:
At 3/4/13 05:04 PM, BumFodder wrote: I heard the death rate for people who have gone to uni is 100%
did you know that birth is the #1 leading cause of death

Thats why I advocate compulsory abortion for all pregnancies.

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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 11:54 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 06:00 PM, Otto wrote:
At 3/4/13 05:57 PM, UVSoaked wrote: University didn't really appeal to me, not sure why to be honest. Went to college for Computer Systems Tech, and taking Interactive Media Design right now, scored a great job before I even graduated. :)
wait

what is a university to you, BumFodder was right to ask

is it not what you call college?

Where I live, in Canada, universities focus on academic and professional programs, whereas Colleges generally offer programs of study that can be applied towards a career. Basically what and how they teach the material.


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Response to University Mar. 4th, 2013 @ 11:57 PM Reply

I haven't been to university myself, not as a student anyway.
My only advice for you, as my girlfriend is in nursing at the moment:

STUDY. NEVER STOP STUDYING.

It won't click in your first term, but after those finals you'll realize how important it is.
Study every day, even after school hours. Study once you're home from work, study at least for an hour or two on the weekends, whenever you have free time, spend it studying.

University is no joke, and it is FAR from easy. It's going to frustrate the hell out of you, but you're going to pass, and all of the anger and frustration, sweat and tears, they'll all end up being worth it.


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Response to University Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 11:50 AM Reply

I'm currently in secondary education majoring in media.

My experience isn't 100% paperwork, but we've gone through a tedious experience of copyright and fair use guidelines.
Essentially what I do is work magic on Adobe programs. No idea if I'm able to make a career out of it, but the learning curve was worth the steep price of admission.

I'm a little hopeless when it comes to independence, I need that push to the right direction from someone more experienced at first.

My course is only two years, with the second being online. If I came back here, it would probably be for a trade.

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Response to University Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 12:19 PM Reply

I'm .2 GPA away from being out of my major program.
I have no idea what options I'll have if my GPA slips. I can still go to my university but I'll be kicked out of the College of Engineering which I need to be a part of to get the degrees I want.

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Response to University Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 12:25 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:03 PM, Otto wrote: Who's going, who's gone, and who's there right now? I'm going this coming school year to study Animation as a BA Honours, 3 years full-time, at a pretty good school. But I'm pretty nervous - what stories have you guys got and what tips can you share?

It's in Bournemouth, for those in the UK.

I'm some years out of University now, having done a four year Masters in Biology at the University of Bath. I went in a fairly antisocial and quiet individual, and came out a fully rounded human being capable of looking after myself and communicating with the rest of the world. I also came out having had the best four years of my life.

Yes, the work load can be brutal at times. I put a massive amount of effort into my second and fourth years in order to get a decent degree, with a number of all nighters and a lot of reading around the subject. But you get what you put into it- lecturers don't chase you if you don't show up to lectures, or if your work is poor. They just fail you. I skipped lectures at times, but only if I knew I would be ok doing so (stats for example was a waste of time for anyone with any skill in maths).

But the people you meet, the fun and opportunites you have, and the future it can open up all make it absolutely worth while. I'd say if you have any ability in a subject you should go. It teaches you how to be a fully functional person in the real world.

Oh, and my mother in law works at Bournemouth University! She's responsible for organising work placements as far as I am aware.


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Response to University Mar. 5th, 2013 @ 12:33 PM Reply

At 3/4/13 05:04 PM, BumFodder wrote: I heard the death rate for people who have gone to uni is 100%

Are those University statistics?


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