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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:As of yesterday my university degree has finished! Don#t really even know what to do now, have a sit down maybe, have't slept in 58 hours and counting.

Now I can actually give time to learning new tricks and hanging out with my friends.

Anyone else got any good experiences with finishing uni? The big bad world is a scary place.

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An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:Congratulations Will biggrin

Now you can go and get the treatment you need (are you sure you're not contagious? I found a g... AHEM.. nevermind).

Hope to see you soon wink


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rin_666
rin_666

enthusiast
Location: cambridge
Member Since: 30th Jul 2006
Total posts: 223
Posted:when I finished my degree all of my mates and I went out and got completly badgered...it was the best time ever. Really sad though as well cos we were all saying goodbye

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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:bouncebounce2 clap Well done Will - you made it.

As to experience, i started a job about 3 days after my last exam so i didn't get any freetime frown

So make the best of yours or you'll end up like me - anticipating retirement so I can bumble around the country catching up with people I don't see nearly enough of! ubblol

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'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:ditto avoid starting work for as long as possible! Unless you need the money I guess...

I remember starting work a few days after my last exam, after a few weeks it felt like ages since I was at uni. I miss it so much! Now it just feels like the past 3 years have been a bit of a blur, I'm feeling pretty disorientated in terms of what I want to do with my life and where I want to eventually be... it didn't help that I studied social anthropology, it doesn't really set you up for any particular career apart from being a lecturer, social researcher or an actual anthropologist... all of which require even more postgraduate training and study.

wave Good luck to all the new uni leavers!


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Take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind....

Bob Dylan

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:I have a year left. I've been thinking about this sort of thing for a while though. It's a bit of a scary thought.

But then I thought, hang on, I've had a full time job before... where's the worry?

and then I think: What will I actually use my degree for? I can speak spanish, and have a bit of paper to prove it. cool.

Remember that ANY job you get doesn't have to be forever if you don't want it to be. What I'm trying to say is, there's no need to sit around getting miserable because your dream job isn't waiting for you as soon as you get that photo taken of you with a mortar board on your head. Any job will do, until something better comes along.

But when you're famous, directing movies and making lots of money, if you ever need a crystal ball manipulator... wink


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Nice one Will smile

Since you've now got nothing to do, you can get on with making me a zombie film.
I might let you catch up on sleep a bit first though, if you're lucky wink


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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steaks
steaks

former manc tour guide
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 21st Dec 2005
Total posts: 1909
Posted:Congrats Will. Does this mean your now a profesional idiot? ubblol
& you can actually make it up for a manchester meet this weekend? (it's Skribbles burbday on Sunday as well wink )


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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:clap

congratulations!


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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:congrats hug smile

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Congrats man! hug

I so wish I was where you are!!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement! Including yours Dave wink .

So anyway the update on Will is, I have a job set up for me,. For those who don't know I plan on working on the film industry. Well, I'm now the production runner for the film production of Mamma Mia, starring pierce brsonan and meryl streep, pretty cool, means I got to be at Pinewood studios from the 11th June for a 4 month shoot, pretty exciting biggrin

But I'd still rather be chilling at home doing nothing! wink


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:i'v e got two weeks to go to finish my first semester of uni, does that cout? biggrin hopefully i'll pass ubblol

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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marco
enthusiast
Location: uk
Member Since: 27th May 2004
Total posts: 328
Posted:This brings back some memories, I think there was about a six week break between finishing a psych degree and starting work in a residential unit, that was nearly four years ago, I'm currently working towards a doctorate in clinical psych so you could say I never really left uni though.

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Gidg
Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 8506
Posted:Congrats Will! hug

Don't do anything! If you can afford it just take this time and chill. Life can get busy real fast.


Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
Proud member of the HoP DPS.
Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:For me, once I finished university, I was spat out into a strange world where not everyone was young and brilliant...

...and then I went to medical school, where everyone was brilliant, most were young, and a fair number were smarter than me. This experience thoroughly worked me over head to toe and spat me out four years later...

...into residency. And now I'm applying for fellowships.

So I've never been spat out of school into an empty space, adrift to roam and find myself. I've always known the next step, always been looking forward to the next phase.

But after fellowship, I might have one of those moments... That mythical moment when you are done, you know everything you need to know, and you are ready to start being a doctor on your own...

...and you need a job. There won't be soul-searching because I know exactly what my specialty is. But oh lordy lordy there WILL be job-searching. shrug


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:Congrats willy smile

erm you sent me two blank texts a few days ago too confused lol

You now have no excuse for late night partying. Now it's time to grow up sadly.

That means limiting yourself to a social tipple, not a binge.
You will be waking up and finding yourself in your own bed, not curled up by a toilet bowl in someone's house, someone you don't even know.
Going to bed at 10pm. Wearing striped pj's, and having comfortable slippers. Always remembering to brush your teeth every night....

Nah just kidding.
Stay young for as long as you can!
FOR GOD'S SAKE, DON'T GROW UP!

:hugs:


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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:congratulations mate!

wish you much luck in the big bad world, but by the sounds of it, you've got it pretty sorted (in the short term) smile

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Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Larry
Larry

Electro Ponce!
Location: Hull!
Member Since: 26th Oct 2005
Total posts: 383
Posted:I finish on monday! eek

you still around Hull dude? wanna make some money?


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I assume you're being rhetorical?
What're you callin' me!?

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Just_Another_Clown
Just_Another_Clown

old hand
Location: London
Member Since: 1st Jul 2005
Total posts: 965
Posted:Congratulations Will. I on the otherhand will be starting Uni in the coming months eek I cant wait biggrin biggrin

Q:"How many Jugglers Does it take to change a light bulb?"
A:"One, but another 99 others saying,'I could do that if I only practised more'" biggrin biggrin

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steaks
steaks

former manc tour guide
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 21st Dec 2005
Total posts: 1909
Posted: Written by: Just Another Clown


Congratulations Will. I on the otherhand will be starting Uni in the coming months eek I cant wait biggrin biggrin



So you have another 3-4 years left before you leave?
That works, gieve me time to visit North America and then try and save up some more cash to emigrate. I will hold you to our agreement made last year on helping each other to set up self contained living wink hug


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