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Re: Assessed Presentations

With any luck, the lecturer/tutor will disregard the peer assessment component and simply apply their own mark. I do know that this has happened in the past, and it seems entirely sensible.
by Edinburgh Boy
on Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:49 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Assessed Presentations
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Re: dwindling numbers

Twas ever thus. Since the beginning of recorded memory (OK, then at least since the 1990s) numbers have flcutuated due to a whole range of reasons.
by Edinburgh Boy
on Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:09 am
 
Forum: Union Debating Society
Topic: dwindling numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 3084

Re: Postgrad social life?

I don't think your experiences will be unique to life at St As. My experience at another institution was that it took a lot of adjusting getting used to a smaller circle of friends having been a St A's undergrad. My own subject area did not require any teamwork, and I did not even have shared office...
by Edinburgh Boy
on Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Advice Please!
Topic: Postgrad social life?
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Preparations for Further Study - namely getting in

Another issue to consider is how long you want to be a PhD student for. Many US PhD programmes are more than just the writing of the doctoral thesis, and actually require other forms of academic progress such as contributing directly to the work of the faculty in teaching etc... In Britain you can s...
by Edinburgh Boy
on Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Advice Please!
Topic: Preparations for Further Study - namely getting in
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re:

Edinburgh Central Library is quiet, especially if you go to the upper floors.
by Edinburgh Boy
on Fri May 30, 2008 1:12 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Where to Study in Edinburgh?
Replies: 6
Views: 729

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You usually need a II/1 for admissions purposes, and then fuding depends entirely on the subject and the institution. UK Arts postgraduate studies will require a good 1st, while in some subjects you can even get doctoral funding with a II/2. Some subjects have industry based funding, but I suspect t...
by Edinburgh Boy
on Thu May 15, 2008 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Advice Please!
Topic: Getting into Oxbridge/Ivy League
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re:

Titian haired
by Edinburgh Boy
on Thu May 01, 2008 9:55 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Stereotype me.
Replies: 32
Views: 2569

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Okocim is right - if you like the topic go for it. And yes you can be "far out" as long as someone is willing to supervise it. Most supervisors are fairly broad minded as long as it is in their general area of competence.
by Edinburgh Boy
on Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Advice Please!
Topic: Modern History Dissertation
Replies: 16
Views: 1820

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Very many people with doctoral qualifications entering teaching at all ages, whether they have or have not done a PGCE. Some private schools do not require it but do look for other examples of teaching, such as temporary lecturing. Given the very heavy workload at most schools, I would advise doing ...
by Edinburgh Boy
on Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Advice Please!
Topic: Dr-Teacher?
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

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One way to impress would to suggest a list of books/sources (especially of a primary type such as documents) that you could use to show that there is enough out there to support your topic.

What's yout topic?
by Edinburgh Boy
on Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:03 pm
 
Forum: Advice Please!
Topic: Modern History Dissertation
Replies: 16
Views: 1820

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We really need to look at the whole package of pay and expenses for MPs. As well as their good salary, they get handsome office allowances and support in purachasing London property, which they can re-sell at a tidy profit. They don't have to provide receipts for expenses, and their mileage allowanc...
by Edinburgh Boy
on Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:46 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Bloody Conway
Replies: 14
Views: 1392

Re:

We really need to look at the whole package of pay and expenses for MPs. As well as their good salary, they get handsome office allowances and support in purachasing London property, which they can re-sell at a tidy profit. They don't have to provide receipts for expenses, and their mileage allowanc...
by Edinburgh Boy
on Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:46 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Bloody Conway
Replies: 14
Views: 1392

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So everyone loses....

- Golfers miss out on the 19th (and 20th) hole(s)

- Ladies have to buy their own cocktails

- Subterranean car park too small for tank-sized SUVS favoured by golfers
by Edinburgh Boy
on Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:42 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: mabells
Replies: 15
Views: 2002

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Will the new McDonalds qualifications be complimentary with the food?

I like the sound of getting a diploma free with extra fries.
by Edinburgh Boy
on Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:26 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: McDonalds
Replies: 113
Views: 3866

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Uses an academic salutation preceding his first name.
by Edinburgh Boy
on Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:01 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: A thread by any other name...
Replies: 5259
Views: 131804

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Re: Union making a loss - that's interesting. Do we know why? It was always pretty good at making a trading surplus in days of yore.
by Edinburgh Boy
on Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:56 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Union Question Time
Replies: 5
Views: 512

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