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    kaybee
    kaybee  103880 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Nov 2007 - 9:17 AM

    Yesterday on the radio I heard that there is a University now doing a degree in 'David Beckham Studies'

    Can there be any more useless a degree out there?

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    Coleslaw
    Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Nov 2007 - 9:24 AM


    Quote: Can there be any more useless a degree out there?


    Victoria Beckham Studies?

    keith selmes
    3 Nov 2007 - 9:38 AM


    Quote: a University now doing a degree in 'David Beckham Studies'

    Its not true.
    Story here .

    As part of their degree, there will be one module on football culture, which unsurprisingly will mention Beckam. Could hardly avoid it really. It'd be like doing modern politics and not mentioning Blair or Thatcher.

    pepperst
    pepperst  72328 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Nov 2007 - 9:47 AM

    This story gets brought every year on a slow news day, just like the birmingham 'winterval' or eu bent bananas.

    redsnappa
    redsnappa  121923 forum posts United Kingdom
    3 Nov 2007 - 11:43 AM

    I am so surprised that people actually believe these stories it is so obvious that these stories are made up.

    Earlier this week the Daily Mail (surprise) had a front page headline that said "foreigners are getting all the new jobs in the UK" you don't need to be Einstein to realise that was a made up story but I bet some fool believed it.

    randomrubble
    3 Nov 2007 - 12:28 PM


    Quote: Earlier this week the Daily Mail (surprise) had a front page headline that said "foreigners are getting all the new jobs in the UK" you don't need to be Einstein to realise that was a made up story but I bet some fool believed it.

    There's some truth behind it though, using my business as an example demand for staff is so high that pretty much all British staff worth having are employed. Migrants tend to be better qualified and harder working than the available British staff, so we have little choice but employ European or Aussie staff ahead of the available Brits.

    Just Jas
    Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Nov 2007 - 1:41 PM


    Quote: Victoria Beckham Studies?

    In your 'folio, Col? Smile

    billip
    billip  10388 forum posts United Kingdom
    4 Nov 2007 - 6:10 PM

    Trouble is, every time you think "that can't be true" you find out the next day it is, so nothing, in the end, surprises anymore !

    Just Jas
    Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Nov 2007 - 6:18 PM

    There are varying degrees of usefulness. Smile

    SuziBlue
    SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Nov 2007 - 6:32 PM


    Quote: Migrants tend to be better qualified and harder working than the available British staff

    On average that's pretty spot on. Particularly the harder working bit.


    Quote: Yesterday on the radio I heard that there is a University now doing a degree in 'David Beckham Studies'

    Can there be any more useless a degree out there?

    And whether that's true or not, isn't it interesting that a) higher education standards are being perceived to be sinking quite so low, and b) the news researchers couldn't tell the difference between a degree module and a degree - there again it makes funnier news to call it a degree Wink

    Last Modified By SuziBlue at 4 Nov 2007 - 6:38 PM
    strawman
    strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Nov 2007 - 11:26 PM

    I attended a graduate recruitment fair on Friday as an exhibitor, the number of non-UK nationals seeking work was high @ 20% of people seen required work permits.

    On another topic its hard to get grads from the UK at a sensible salary, mind you when the banks are offering 25k to 30K as a starting salary plus a 5k starting bonus plus 3.5k if they make you work in London.

    Small wonder so many engineering and science grads head of into finance.

    SuziBlue
    SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Nov 2007 - 12:23 AM


    Quote: Small wonder so many engineering and science grads head of into finance.

    ... or emigrate to where their knowledge and skills will earn them a lot more ..

    Last Modified By SuziBlue at 5 Nov 2007 - 12:24 AM
    StrayCat
    StrayCat e2 Member 1014924 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Nov 2007 - 5:02 AM

    It's interesting, it seems to me, that quite a few of the pro togs that I follow in mags and online, have backgrounds in engineering and science.

    I met the Russian Cosmonaut with the record for time in outer space. He gave me his card, it states; Hero of the Soviet Union. Doctor of Human Physiology in Outer Space.

    This was before the breakup of the Soviet Union. He added to that time during the breakup, as he was at the space station at that time.

    Another Russian gave me his card, and it stated that he was a Doctor of Thunderstorms.

    ZenTog
    ZenTog  127875 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Nov 2007 - 8:06 AM

    wow Doctor of thunderstorms ! what a course to study

    a lot of Pro Togs also have degrees in Photography or related media courses , having a degree in a good subject shows you are prepared to work hard and commit for at least three years of study, in my case I did 5 years, would have done more years but couldnt afford to take a MA or a PHD as they are mainly self funded.

    we had a lot of media students whose main studies were TV media and having to watch it as a learning path, most of those people were airheads and will end up in the PR / media circus that ends up promoting silly stories like the Beckham degree, so the circle completes its self

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