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Manchester uni charging £9k tuition fees

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#141 archibald

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:32 AM

We made the decision to enter clearing to hope to get some ABB students. I don't think we can complete with the Russell group universities but according to my boss we are 'close' to our target which was increased from last year. We haven't experienced the oft quoted 9% drop in applications since the 9k (8k in our case) fees came in. I think this is down to being a STEM subject and being located in Manchester.

I'm going onto the BSc Chemistry at MMU, that's hopefully to be full again next year.Though if a third of those actually turn up to lectures it'll be a surprise.

Edited by archibald, 17 August 2013 - 07:35 AM.

#142 Saint Billinge

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

Ah, I remember the heady days when I got a mortgage

"Hello, I'm interested a mortgage please."

"Brilliant, how much would you like?

"We've only just started looking so we're not sure. How much can I have?"

"Hang on, just type in a few details.....Here we go. £870,000. I'm afraid it's because you only have a small deposit. I can start arranging it for you now if you like"

Verbatim. I almost fell of my chair. How the hell I would have repaid it...


In my capacity as an IFA, I refused to take on business from quite a few mortgage applicants on the basis they were over stretching their finances. However, there were many 'advisers' waiting to pounce. 125% mortgages and people borrowing over 25 years to fund a car/caravan was ridiculous. Banks were once falling over each other in their desire to lend excessive loans, and all under poor regulation from the FSA.

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#143 Steve May

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:39 AM

I'm going onto the BSc Chemistry at MMU, that's hopefully to be full again next year.Though if a third of those actually turn up to lectures it'll be a surprise.


I wouldn't worry about the lectures.  I did chemistry and hardly ever went to a lecture as they were very inconveniently scheduled to coincide with my morning hangover.


I basically read three books -


Physical Chemistry by Atkins

Inorganic Chemistry by Shriver, Atkins and Langford

Advanced Organic Chemistry - Reactions, Mechanisms and Structures by March


Read those to the point where you actually understand them, and you'll get your degree.  You won't know any chemistry, but you'll pass the exams easily.

That's me.  I'm done.

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