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9y, 1d agoPosted 9 years, 1 day ago
personally i enjoy what i do (in a band) but the lessons bore the hell out of me.

what are your thoughts on college?
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9y, 1d agoPosted 9 years, 1 day ago
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#1
I'm at college.
Personally I think it is 150% better then school, your treated like an adult, you get away with more things - lessons finish early, you dont have a constant 5-6 lesson day 5 days a week.
#2
Well, it's not meant to be fun :)

Some of the University course I did was exceptionally boring, some of the AI modules I had to do in second year at 9am were a real challenge just to stay awake at. As the course progressed and become more specialised it did become a lot more interesting but there were always parts that I just couldn't be bothered with.

John
banned#3
College itself bored the hell out of me too, but I was in a class with some of the coolest, funniest people i've ever met and no matter how boring the classes were, we always had a good laugh. In a way, I wish I had appreciated it more while I was there...
#4
Are you doing the right course? There were elements of my degree that were tedious but I could never call them boring - I saw it as a means to end. Socially it was brill though.

I also agree with above post..the academic bit is not meant to be fun. :-( Presumably you are there to better your future career prospects...or is it just a mechanism to prolong the inevitability of job seeking? Hopefully it isnt the latter. Playing in a band is brill but unless you are any good, will not pay the bills.

I didnt mean this to be a downer on you or anyone else in the same boat, but I see a real change in the work ethos of college/university graduates these days, who basically cannot handle the 9-5 routine.

Stick at it - hopefully it will get better and will let you do what you want in the future.:thumbsup:
#5
College was the best time of my life (so far anyway).

Now I'm at Uni and it's not near as kool.
#6
I also agree with above post..the academic bit is not meant to be fun. :-(


What! No one told that to me! Started University aged 21, went on to do a PhD, became a Research Fellow for 10+years, now an honorary Research Fellow at a University..... you can't expect to enjoy everything about your course, but you should enjoy the majority of it otherwise I would consider what you are studying (or who is teaching you!).

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#7
I wanna go back to college :-(

The table foose machine, the ace chips n cheese, the pool tables, my hot knee-high boots wearing law tutor...ahh memories...

Enjoy it man, you'll never realise how much you'll miss it. It's your last bit of non-responsibility life.
#8
[QUOTE=erics]What! No one told that to me! Started University aged 21, went on to do a PhD, became a Research Fellow for 10+years, now an honorary Research Fellow at a University..... you can't expect to enjoy everything about your course, but you should enjoy the majority of it otherwise I would consider what you are studying (or who is teaching you!).
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QED - Erics ...you are an Academic.:thumbsup:

Presumably ~15 years school, 3 years degree, 3 years PhD, 10+ years research and still at it.

I liked a lot of my course but there were bits I had to do that i had no interest in whatsoever and frankly are of no use..apart than to academics
#9
loved it last year.
Hate it this year, biggest regret of my life so far is not leaving school at the end of year 11 and going of an joining the army. Everyone else around me seems to want to go to uni and i'm the only one who doesn't. My ICT teachers are all ****, know nothing about what their teaching and basically resigning us to failure. English subjects are incredibly boring, but History is still pretty amazing :)
banned#10
If its boring the hell out of you, I dont think you are going in the right direction in life. You need to ask yourself if this course is really for you. If its not then drop out, and try something different, its not the law that you must go to college. Go get a job and work your way up whilst earning.

I would highly recommend HGV driving. I have a degree in information technology, a diploma in Art & Design and a HND in Business and Finance (which all bored me to death)
#11
College was the best 2 years of my life! Uni was good but a lot more work and it was a lot harder so not as enjoyable. But it was all worth it, i'm now graduated and earning big bucks :thumbsup:

and i get to look at HUKD all day and get paid for it :giggle:
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personally i enjoy what i do (in a band) but the lessons bore the hell out of me.

what are your thoughts on college?


all a bunch of slackers and tax dodgers:giggle:
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Left school early to work in a supermarket because we needed the money.

Left the supermarket to retire early for personal reasons.

At last the chance to learn something other than stacking baked beans.

personally i enjoy what i do (in a band) but the lessons bore the hell out of me

Youth is a wonderful thing, what a crime to waste it on the young ! (Shaw)

If you have been given the opportunity to extend your education try to be grateful and understand just how lucky you are. It is only a minute percentage of the world's population who get that chance.

Enjoy it or if you can't then change what you do, you will never get these days back again, they will become your memories and no one wants bad memories do they ?

Carpe diem ! :)
#14
If you're on the right course you'll love it. I love my course, I put in 60-70 hours a week reading and learning, I just can't get enough. I'd worry you haven't chosen the best course for yourself if the lessons bore you. Maybe you should think about changing.
#15
My uni is a step backwards, I have been to 3 colleges in my time doing 4 courses then was at 1 uni part time for a year then at another now full time, and the one im at now is so backwards, you have to put your hand up to speak, the lectures are basic(my film one is just watch clips of films then talk about them for 10 minutes)
#16
ryouga
My uni is a step backwards, I have been to 3 colleges in my time doing 4 courses then was at 1 uni part time for a year then at another now full time, and the one im at now is so backwards, you have to put your hand up to speak, the lectures are basic(my film one is just watch clips of films then talk about them for 10 minutes)


You need to leave and go to one of the other ones!! Why so much changing from one to another? Tell me to mind my own business if I'm being too nosey :D
#17
Just continue working man... I'm assuming that you're doing your A-Levels now as you're in the UK, and some parts of your courses will certainly be boring or less captivating than other parts. But, all that hard work, determination and perseverance will pay off in the long run.

After you graduate from college, those qualifications will be the foundations to your life. If you want to go to university, then you gotta take the good with the bad... and even if college is not enjoyable right now, it is ensuring that you have a good knowledge base in the subjects you chose to study.

I'm currently into the first term of my undergraduate year doing English Literature in Warwick University, and so far it has been amazing... But to get to this stage, there was a lot of effort and Pro-Plus packets involved!

Anyway, I'm beginning to digress; basically, everyone goes through this, but its worth it in the end! :thumbsup:
#18
tessb
You need to leave and go to one of the other ones!! Why so much changing from one to another? Tell me to mind my own business if I'm being too nosey :D


This is over 9 years though, from a basic course at 16, to a 2 year HND, then a year part time at uni, then a year out, then a year at college, then 2 years where I worked on and off, then a year at college as my media qualifcations from before were out of date(needed experience in digital cameras and such)

Now back at uni.
#19
Ahhhh, if you're back updating qualifications I suppose that could be tedious, you'll probably be relearning stuff you already know. Would it be beneficial to go and talk to your advisor of studies?

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