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    BBC - Have Your Say: Is competition for graduate jobs too tough?

    "I'm still a student and haven't graduated yet. This reminds me of something that I and my university friends discuss quite a lot- what is the best degree mark to get?

    They say that;

    If you get a first, you may not be considered for a job, because you are thought to not have had a good enough social life at university and may not be great at socialising.

    If you get a 2:1 this is "just right", because it shows you can work, but that you aren't a fuddy duddy (excuse the phrase).

    If you get a 2:2 it's supposed to show that you can do the work, haven't, and subsequently haven't gotten a 2:1- you might get considered if you're lucky.

    And if you get a third? We never really discussed that option...

    This is an issue which a lot of undergrads are worried about, I can assure you. "



    FFS bedwetting thickos.

    Although if if only have an HND you will be stigmatised and only be fit to write software for most of the major aerospace projects in the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    Although if if only have an HND you will be stigmatised and only be fit to write software for most of the georeturn projects in the UK.


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    I got myself a 2:1 last week, and I'm rather happy to say that I walked into my first contract within 24 hours of leaving uni.

    I've heard that about first before though, the whole 'no social life' thing, and I wasn't far off a first. imo its BS, if an employer thought I had no social life they hadn't read my CV beyond my grade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HYS
    Graduates are needed throughout the British and western economies as we have to learn to compete with a much more enlarged and economically active world. China and India are now churning out graduates in their millions
    The worlds economies are simply not big enough to accommodate everyone who wants a decent life, things were much easier before the turd world started educating people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    The worlds economies are simply not big enough to accommodate everyone who wants a decent life, things were much easier before the turd world started educating people.
    There's way more than enough for everyone to have a decent life. It is just that many in the west want way more than enough just for themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by threaded View Post
    There's way more than enough for everyone to have a decent life. It is just that many in the west want way more than enough just for themselves.
    Maybe a maximum of 1 Lambo per household would be a start.
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    but that you aren't a fuddy duddy (excuse the phrase).
    Do right-on students consider the phrase "fuddy duddy" non-PC these days?

    Maybe it's insulting to duddies, or condescending and sexist to fummy mummies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Do right-on students consider the phrase "fuddy duddy" non-PC these days? :confused
    To be honest I don't know what it means. Must be from before my time :/

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    But those of us who got a first can look down on and SNEER at other people. What else matters?
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