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Old 9th May 2010, 23:19   #81
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Well dude would just like to say Cheers! I have been doing volunteer youth work for the last year or so and the amount of crap Coppers get is unbelievable! So CHEERS!
Been in police 9 years in July. At end of day, I may have been harsh on my profession, but If I really didn't like it I would have quit years ago so it can't be that bad.
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Old 10th May 2010, 16:42   #82
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Old 10th May 2010, 17:08   #83
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Been in police 9 years in July. At end of day, I may have been harsh on my profession, but If I really didn't like it I would have quit years ago so it can't be that bad.
That is true! If you like what you do and if you are good at it why do something different eh?
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Old 11th May 2010, 17:00   #84
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Old 18th May 2010, 21:50   #85
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Old 19th May 2010, 04:36   #86
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Old 20th May 2010, 16:35   #87
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Old 20th May 2010, 17:14   #88
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Old 22nd May 2010, 01:13   #90
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Old 22nd May 2010, 16:23   #91
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Worth it Looking back I wouldn't have done the mathematics component (I initially started doing a straight maths degree then changed at the end of my 1st year to the joint honours scheme) since I dislike stats and mechanics (two main branches of maths), and I'm not a big fan of pure maths either

But having said that, changing to the joint honours scheme has been great for me since I love programming and I feel I'm learning more skills (team working skills, report writing, presentation stuff, etc) than I ever would with a straight maths degree.* Plus changing to do less maths is a good change, and I kind of enjoy the maths a bit more too as a result.

So yeah, I think it's worth it. At the end of the day, if you come out of University having learnt something useful and have a better understanding of what you want to do in the future (for me: ultimately being self employed, although something programming-based perhaps using a bit of maths is fine for me at first) then it's worth it IMO.


* All my friends who do maths are sociable and normal etc, although the majority of my maths lecturers are somewhat... erm... unsociable and a bit weird (as one of my lecturers once said: "How do you know if a mathematician is an introvert or extrovert? If they are an extrovert they'll look at your shoes when talking to you!" ) and that - coupled with sometimes poor lecturing - has kind of put me off wanting to pursue maths in any sizeable manner.
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Is it worth it? ...Yes. You'll definately have heard of my company, but no, I don't get a company car. I joined as a graduate a couple of years ago and after 18 months of short placements have take up my long term role. In short, I specify hardware and running schedules for engine tests, then analyse the results afterwards. I really enjoy it because it's something I found interesting, I wanted to work with jet engines before I went to uni. The pay and benefits aren't amazing, I work hard for no overtime, but the intangibles are good; I've basically got a career for life now, doing something I want to do.
I'm about to graduate and I've just applied for their graduate program, one of my coursemates has definitely got a place with them if he gets a 2.1. I'm hoping for a 1st, hoping they'll at least invite me down for the assessment centre

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Job: MEng Mechatronics Undergraduate / Self-Employed PHP/MySQL Programmer
Wage: -3.5k a year as a student, working on a rate of about 15-25 per hour freelance on part time hours
Is it worth it? Being a student at Uni has definitely been the best time of my life so far. Didn't know what I wanted to do when I finished school except engineering - but I know what I want to do now. Finish my degree on Wednesday As for the freelance stuff - it's Ok, I like the money but I wouldn't want to do it full-time. I'd much rather be in engineering.
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