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Old 31st May 2010, 19:00   #101
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Where are you going to be studying? Strathclyde? Glasgow Uni? Met? etc
Strathclyde I'd have thought, it's by far the best for computing and as weird as it seems, I've never actually met or heard of anyone who does Computing at Glasgow making me think it doesn't offer it. I know the met doesn't offer it either.

I assume you're studying at Strathclyde? What year are you in? I don't actually study there but I can watch the computing lectures from my living room window

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Old 31st May 2010, 22:48   #103
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Strathclyde I'd have thought, it's by far the best for computing and as weird as it seems, I've never actually met or heard of anyone who does Computing at Glasgow making me think it doesn't offer it. I know the met doesn't offer it either.

I assume you're studying at Strathclyde? What year are you in? I don't actually study there but I can watch the computing lectures from my living room window
Yeah, out of Glasgow and Strathclyde it's always kinda been Engineering/Computer science -> Strathclyde
Other sciences / medicine -> Glasgow.

I've just finished 3rd year of an MEng in a degree called Computer & Electronic Systems Engineering. It's basically a joint degree between CS and EEE. Because if this I'm in Computer Science lectures as well as Engineering lectures (and get twice the amount of free print credits - one set from each department I'm in)

Where do you live? Albion Street I'm assuming?
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Old 31st May 2010, 23:28   #104
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Old 14th Jun 2010, 21:37   #106
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Strathclyde I'd have thought, it's by far the best for computing and as weird as it seems, I've never actually met or heard of anyone who does Computing at Glasgow making me think it doesn't offer it. I know the met doesn't offer it either.
Easy now!

You'll find a few Glasgow Uni Comp Sci grads around... we do exist (bigger dept). And just to set the record straight, Glasgow ranks above Strathclyde for Comp Sci.... sorry!

In order to balance this whole thing out, I do know plenty of very good Strathclyde Computing grads!
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Job Title: Trainee Assitant Manager
Pay: 5.56 per hour (read as: Still not enough)
Is it worth it? It's a deffinate improvement over being a crew member!! And seeing as I got promoted, then within a week got promoted again to this, I would say yes!
I read this and am a bit shocked to be honest, the national minimum wage for anyone over the age of 22 is 5.80, so I'd assume you must be under 22 then? But over 18? Because even the national minimum wage for someone over 18 is 4.83 and if your only getting 5.56 (even if under the age of 22!) for doing an Trainee Assistant Managers job that's only a piss poor 73 pence an hour more than the NMW for someone 18 or above.

Hope it's worth it once your fully trained!
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Is it worth it: Some of the time. Most of the time I enjoy my work and have minimal customer contact, which is nice. The rest of the time I either don't have enough to do, have too much to do by a certain deadline, or have to fathom out what is expected from some very cryptic instructions or fault descriptions, as they say, a little knowledge is dangerous. I'm waiting for a position as an on-site technician to open up within the company I'm working for so that, hopefully, I can get a change of scenery and some more cash.
Which shop is that? The only place I can think of in Wrexham that does that kind of thing is Wrexham Cameras?
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I'd prefer not to say, but there are at least 4 dedicated local computer shops in Wrexham town center. In no order, Jones', Micro Plus, Arrow/Taurus, Mediafields.
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I'd prefer not to say, but there are at least 4 dedicated local computer shops in Wrexham town center. In no order, Jones', Micro Plus, Arrow/Taurus, Mediafields.
It's been a while since I lived there, and computer shops weren't something I often had to visit. The one down from Yales is the only other I can remember.

I was just curious as I know at least one guy doing a very similar job to yours in the area.

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No problem . Do you mean the Yales by the bus station?
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No problem . Do you mean the Yales by the bus station?
The guy I know worked at Wrexham Cameras (downright creepy place unless you like lots of photos of a 40 year old with considerable artificial enhancements). Yales being the bar with Central Station upstairs, not really that close to the bus station.
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