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Where did you study?

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Moose
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Where did you study?

#1 Post by Moose » August 1st, 2007, 5:08 pm

I did my degree at Kent University in Canterbury, on the grounds that it was in the far SOuth East and I wanted to get away from the North West for a bit :). Loved it there and spent most of the following decade in the SOuth before returning North again. What about the rest of you, where did you study (uni, F/E, anything at all) and what motivated you to choose that place?
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#2 Post by Alan C. » August 1st, 2007, 5:19 pm

Nowhere fancier than Richmond secondary modern I'm afraid, it was on Irish St, and is now the council offices. :sad:
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#3 Post by Moose » August 1st, 2007, 5:21 pm

Heh it's Morrisons now .. I was there earlier. I like it very much more as Morrisons than I did as a school.

I was the last year ever at Richmond .. they moved it all up to Overend the year after me.
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#4 Post by Alan C. » August 1st, 2007, 5:33 pm

moose
I was the last year ever at Richmond .. they moved it all up to Overend the year after me. :laughter:
You were responsible for getting the school closed down :happyclappy: Mary went to Richmond, when it was just Richmond.
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#5 Post by Moose » August 1st, 2007, 5:40 pm

Heh there was a rumour went round that it had been condemned even whilst we were still in there but I dunno if that was true or not :)
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#6 Post by Maria Mac » August 1st, 2007, 7:28 pm

I really severed the umbilical chord and attended what was Central London Poly (now the University of Westminister). :rolleyes:

I very much wish I could have gone to uni at 18 and used the opportunity to live somewhere other than the city I'd grown up in but for various reasons I delayed until I was 25, by which time I was too settled to contemplate leaving London.

This thread seems more social than anything else so I'll move it.

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#7 Post by Alan H » August 1st, 2007, 7:39 pm

Went to the same school as Gordon Brown...he was a few years above me, but I never knew him.

Heriot Watt University (in Edinburgh), BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1979. Nobody famous there...

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#8 Post by Lifelinking » August 1st, 2007, 9:38 pm

The OU, and I loved it.

Will do more, if and when I can.


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#9 Post by Jayme » August 1st, 2007, 10:04 pm

I went to Washington University, St. Louis, MO. I majored in art.

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#10 Post by whitecraw » August 1st, 2007, 10:19 pm

I’ve been all over the shop. I went to Dundee University in the 1970s, because it was the place in Scotland to read philosophy at the time. But I also spent time at Edinburgh, Aberystwyth, Durham and Hagen – a delightful Westphalian industrial town just north of Wuppertal, that specialised in steel, chemicals, textiles, paper and hermeneutics. Coincidently, the FernUniversität in Hagen is the headquarters of the German equivalent of the Open University.

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#11 Post by lewist » August 1st, 2007, 11:28 pm

I went to St Andrews in the sixties and had a good time. I also managed to get a degree... and met my wife to whom I am still happily married so it must be a good place.

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#12 Post by Goldie » August 1st, 2007, 11:44 pm

I hear my husband's growly voice..."The School of Hard Knocks!"
HA! So TRUE!

I only had one semester of high school left when my mom's accident happened and I had to get custody of my brother...so I had to drop out.
I later went to a local college to get my GED. Without ever studying, I aced it and freaked them all out. They told me that I HAD to go to college...but...by then, I had a son, and a mortgage. I had to work full-time.

I worked as a ranch hand, a large animal vet tech...and went on to become a supervising CO at a max security juvenile detention center. They flew me all over the US to take all kinds of classes. I even won a scholarship to the National Institute of Corrections for a two week program. I was one of 20 people chosen in the nation. It was tough. Most of the people there ran statewide programs and were very important politically. They said I would go far...that I would make great changes in the system...
Then, 3 months later, I was struck with a painful illness. I could no longer work and my career was destroyed. :sad:


But, life is pretty good now... so I am not complaining.
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#13 Post by verte » August 2nd, 2007, 12:33 am

You have a new career now, in a way, Goldie, the health and welfare of a certain tiny redhead...

I will soon be returning to school. I am obviously deranged. :nod:
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#14 Post by The ex-Alan » August 2nd, 2007, 10:24 am

While at Oxford I studied in The Kings Arms, The Chequers and The White Horse.

While doing a Post Grad at Nottingham I studied in The Duke of Newcastle.

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#15 Post by Alan H » August 2nd, 2007, 12:55 pm

The ex-Alan wrote:While at Oxford I studied in The Kings Arms, The Chequers and The White Horse.

While doing a Post Grad at Nottingham I studied in The Duke of Newcastle.
LOL
I similarly studied at the Last Drop in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh. Nothing to do with squeezing the last drop of beer out of the glass, but got its name from the place where the last hanging took place...gruesome!

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#16 Post by Moose » August 2nd, 2007, 12:59 pm

Oh man! That's bad :). Though I can see how it would be good for business, in a macabre way..
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#17 Post by Jem » August 3rd, 2007, 5:33 pm

First degree at Southampton, post-grad at Dundee.

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#18 Post by Nick » August 3rd, 2007, 6:11 pm

What subjects Jem? Just curious :)

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#19 Post by Jem » August 3rd, 2007, 7:51 pm

Electronic engineering

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#20 Post by para handy » August 3rd, 2007, 7:54 pm

Alan H wrote: Heriot Watt University (in Edinburgh), BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1979.
I did the same degree at the same place ten years later, by which time it was called a BEng.

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