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Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:33 pm
by dipsydoodlenoodle
RagDoll wrote:Thanks. I'm still waiting to hear if I've been accepted or not.

Hmmm, there are obviously good and bad examples of town planning. You also have to remember that some towns/cities were built a long time ago, so the current planners just have to do the best with what already exists.



Oh when do you hear? do yo know?

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:27 pm
by RagDoll
Well it says on the email that they sent that it can take up to 20 days for them to respond, but when you log-in and look at the 'application status' tab it says up to 10 days. Either way, I submitted it on 2nd of this month so it's been way longer than that. I'll have to get in touch with them!

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:38 pm
by spacegirl
Good luck, really hope it's good news :)

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:43 am
by RagDoll
Aw thanks :) I have emailed the uni this morning about my application - hope they get back to me soon! Will keep you posted!

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:00 am
by RagDoll
I have been accepted onto the MSc course :) - only potential problem now is whether work will get their act together and be able to support me in undertaking the course! (I can't afford to pay for it myself).

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:00 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
Brilliant news :):)

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:55 am
by Bel Bel
well done Ragdoll lets hope work come through for you =D>

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:23 pm
by RagDoll
Thank you both :)

Just wondering what your opinions are on this...

If work do agree to pay the tuition fees for me I will be expected to sign something which says that I agree to continue to work here for x number of years (not sure how many it is, but obviously enough to see me through my course and beyond) or pay back the fees. I can totally see why they do that as they don't want to invest in staff that are going to leave straight away, but at the same time that kinda makes me trapped for x number of years in a job I'm not that happy in, though I'll be more qualified and experienced for it...

What you reckon? Part of me feels scared by that, but part of me is thinking I should hold tight for the moment anyway considering the recession and I don't really know what else I want to do at the moment anyway!

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:17 pm
by Bel Bel
How much would you have to pay them back?
How many years is the course?
If you have nothing else to do anyway you may as well do it adn worry about paying it back/leaving when it comes to it

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:20 pm
by RagDoll
I think the whole thing will cost about £4200 - that's quite a lot of money. Put it this way, given the choice between paying to do it myself, or not bothering, I'd choose not to bother!

It's a two-year course because I'd be doing it part-time.

I think you're right.

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:59 pm
by dipsydoodlenoodle
I'd get work to pay for it, it's a small price to pay for them supporting you to get a qualification.

When I did my masters there was a grant and I got it, so I didn't have to pay for it. See what grants are available to you first.

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:06 pm
by RagDoll
I am getting work to pay for it, the only problem is that means I'm stuck here and I hate it lol

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:14 pm
by captainf
That kind of bonding scheme is similar to what airlines do when they offer sponsorship for pilots (which rarely happens nowadays) If I was you I would quite happily take it up and remain bonded to your company - atleast you'll still have a job and be training for something you'll enjoy more too and you wont spend a penny doing it.

Congratulations!

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:57 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
How long does it bind you to work for?

Re: Masters application - what to include

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:05 pm
by RagDoll
That bit I don't know yet, I will find out and get back to you! :)