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sasguru
9th February 2006, 10:44
Seem to have had an influx of them recentlly. With their GCSEs, low quality A-levels and Polytechnic degrees, they think they are top of the world. I'm sure they've been inculcated with all the modish "skills": teamwork, communication, creativity etc. etc.

But deep down they're crap and they know it. :D

threaded
9th February 2006, 10:50
Apparently the need for more and more remedial work on new university entrants has now reached the stage that even Oxford and Cambridge are beginning to whinge about the lack of basic numeracy and literacy of last years intake. The rumour has it that so many failed Xmas exams they couldn't send them all down otherwise many lecturers would have empty theatres...

DaveB
9th February 2006, 10:52
otherwise many lecturers would have empty theatres...

And how thats differant from the normal state of affairs? :p

DaveB
9th February 2006, 10:55
Seem to have had an influx of them recentlly. With their GCSEs, low quality A-levels and Polytechnic degrees, they think they are top of the world. I'm sure they've been inculcated with all the modish "skills": teamwork, communication, creativity etc. etc.

But deep down they're crap and they know it. :D


Actually you can't have got a Polytechnic Degree after 1992 cos they all suddenly became Universities overnight.

Point still stands though :)

sasguru
9th February 2006, 11:09
Actually you can't have got a Polytechnic Degree after 1992 cos they all suddenly became Universities overnight.

Point still stands though :)

A poly is a poly whatever you call it.

el duder
9th February 2006, 11:18
whats wrong with going to a metropolitan university?

we all had common sense and studied degrees that actually had a relevance to work.

not like these cigar smoking, scarf wearing toffs who study, english literature, 'american studies' or philoshophy courses and end up smoking dope with hill tribe people in SE Asia all through their ******* 20/30's..to find themselves.

i went to a poly/uni, studied a practical degree in I.T and went striahgt into employement for 6years.

sasguru
9th February 2006, 11:24
whats wrong with going to a metropolitan university?

we all had common sense and studied degrees that actually had a relevance to work.

not like these cigar smoking, scarf wearing toffs who study, english literature, 'american studies' or philoshophy courses and end up smoking dope with hill tribe people in SE Asia all through their ******* 20/30's..to find themselves.

i went to a poly/uni, studied a practical degree in I.T and went striahgt into employement for 6years.

You poor sad bastard. You mean you missed out on the dope smoking with the hill tribes? In favour of working in an office for 6 years?

:rollin:

DaveB
9th February 2006, 11:27
not like these cigar smoking, scarf wearing toffs who study, english literature, 'american studies' or philoshophy courses and end up smoking dope with hill tribe people in SE Asia all through their ******* 20/30's..to find themselves.



Sounds like a damn good time to me :D

el duder
9th February 2006, 11:38
Sounds like a damn good time to me :D

actually, i managed to fit it in by taking a nice little 'career break' for a year once i had a nice 20k in my back pocket. not like most of these toffs who go on mummy and daddies money or come back 10k in debt.

i...

skied and trained off the steeps of the canadian rockies, beach combed, surfed, and ski instructed in australia, bungeed, ice climbed, watched wales, trekked volcanoes in NZ and smoked opium, and chilled with the people of Laos in SEAsia.

life is long. live it.

sasguru
9th February 2006, 11:46
actually, i managed to fit it in by taking a nice little 'career break' for a year once i had a nice 20k in my back pocket. not like most of these toffs who go on mummy and daddies money or come back 10k in debt.

i...

skied and trained off the steeps of the canadian rockies, beach combed, surfed, and ski instructed in australia, bungeed, ice climbed, watched wales, trekked volcanoes in NZ and smoked opium, and chilled with the people of Laos in SEAsia.

life is long. live it.

I like the "watched wales" bit. Must have been a little like watching paint dry, what? Personally I'd rather have watched Scotland. ;)

Churchill
9th February 2006, 11:48
actually, i managed to fit it in by taking a nice little 'career break' for a year once i had a nice 20k in my back pocket. not like most of these toffs who go on mummy and daddies money or come back 10k in debt.

i...

skied and trained off the steeps of the canadian rockies, beach combed, surfed, and ski instructed in australia, bungeed, ice climbed, watched wales, trekked volcanoes in NZ and smoked opium, and chilled with the people of Laos in SEAsia.

life is long. live it.

It didn't do much for your spelling though, did it?

el duder
9th February 2006, 11:50
made me laugh en all.

watched whales.

Churchill
9th February 2006, 11:51
made me laugh en all.

watched whales.

Too much sprite this morning?

Jakes Daddy
9th February 2006, 11:51
It didn't do much for your spelling though, did it?
Its all that opium smoking he did - bloody junkies !