what university did you go to?

luka

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never would have guessed you were a town planner. very interesting. i guess there's only so many towns that need planning. hard trade to break into.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
well it wasn't a very passionate choice and i wouldn't have studied it again if i could go back in time. it was a decision i partly took because of family pressure and financial reasons. i think i would have liked to become a forester or a botanist instead.

@pattycakes_ nah, i'm doing a completely generic office job now that doesn't even require a study. it's been years since i graduated and with a gap in my cv this big i don't think i'll ever have a chance to do something related to urban planning.
 

muser

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LCC to do Sound Art & Design but sacked it off after a year because there wasn't enough learning how to make cool sounds. Enrolled and showed up for the first couple of weeks of classes of the following 2 years to get the student loan and then spent it on music gear, drugs and trips to India etc. Easily the right decision. Was cool to have David Toop around giving the occasional lecture, though
Very similar to me, I went to Kingston to do creative music technology dropped out after a couple of months but still got maintenance loan and went bumming around Asia for a bit. Then I went to UWE in Bristol and actually finished it.

It's good going to UWE because you can get in with terrible grades but you can say you went to university in Bristol and hope noone bothers to press further on the matter.
 

woops

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my experience of university was quite mixed.

i couldn't wait to get out of lancashire and down to london, mainly 'cos of the music scene. i also imagined that i'd meet loads of interesting cool people when i got there but that was a bit optimistic.

doing french we had a ridiculously low number of teaching hours, like 6 or 8 a week, which at the time i thought was great. loads of time for reading whatever i felt like and hanging around art galleries, going to 3 gigs a week or whatever.

in the third year i went of on a year abroad to france, teaching english in a village school (well officially a town but really a village in nowhere) which was not the best experience but i saw out the year anyway, mostly in solitude. as a result of that when i got back for the fourth year i'd more or less given up on the course completely and lost interest. so i got an indifferent degree

then found when i graduated that i was literally unemployable - i could have done more certificates to do law or whatever but that was the last thing on my mind, cue hundreds of people saying what about teaching, what about translating ad nauseam forever

the saga continues
 

woops

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@yyaldrin i wonder how many people have the same story as you or me? bit of a generational thing isnt it? yes, i know corona millennials are probably getting it worse
 

luka

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@yyaldrin i wonder how many people have the same story as you or me? bit of a generational thing isnt it? yes, i know corona millennials are probably getting it worse
craner had exactly the same experience, hence working in the bookshop for 15 years
 

muser

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My cousin got a double first in English lit at Oxford and couldn't get a decent job for years, he was teaching in rough schools in London on the fast track programme for ages
 

luka

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computer programming was the pathway to a properly bourgeious existence for some. vim and poetix made it out that way
 

jenks

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I tell people I studied at Cambridge, I don’t tell them it was at the Tech which is now part of Anglia Ruskin.
Went on to study at Exeter and Warwick for postgrad.
 
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