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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

    12.5%
  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

    16.7%
  3. Would be better with a half decent government

    45.8%
  4. No it's crap!

    25.0%
  1. crazy pyro

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    Ah well, the government can charge me £9000 a year, either way they're going to pay it all off themselves (since I plan to be a civil servant) or they'll have to write it off, fortunately engineering seems to pay fairly well so it's not going to be a major issue either way.
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    good for you mate :)
    I plan to do a year in industry at the end of my 3 year course so hopefully that will get my MEng for free and get paid on top!
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    it's good that engineering pays well :)
    i heard BAE will pay for you to go through uni anyway? or are you not doing a course with them?
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    What type of engineering are you doing?
    I thought that you had to do the 4 years at uni to get the masters rather than 3 at uni with a year in industry? (Not going to complain if its the latter since I'm doing the year in industry next year). I've only got an offer for a bachelor's and I'm hopefully going to get bumped up to the MEng once I get to uni (couldn't get the A*AA grades needed for Loughborough's MEng but ABB is something I can get hence applying for the Bachelor's).
    BAE will certainly sponsor year in industry students who impress them, they probably have their own undergraduate sponsorship scheme (not looked into it too much as my year in industry has been the more pressing concern).
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    last year my bro said that they came into his school and said that they would put anybody who does an engineering course with BAE will be put through uni for free? is this the case?
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    I'm doing biochemical Eng, also applying for a BEng (as the grades are ABB) but When i went to UCL they told me that the in the third year you can decide to do an MEng course or transfer to do another degree or even do try and attain a place in a company to fund you for your last year. Im not sure if this is the case evrywhere or just UCL :eek:

    If you see their labs you will melt :twitch: they are fricking AMAZING :rockout:
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    Maybe, you probably would have to apply through BAE and apply for aerospace engineering
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    Pretty sure you can do other engineering than Aerospace, BAE is huge, and they deal with everything from shiny planes to submarines.
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    yeah, but i meant engineering in that type of area :)
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    http://www.baesystems.com/Graduates/GraduateProgrammes/index.htm
    Details of BAE's graduate programmes, no particular mention of paying tuition fees on the website but that's probably to cover their backs if a year in industry student isn't up to scratch so that they can't expect it, I think that as long as it's not put down in writing it's just regarded as a possibilty)
    The labs and workshops at Loughborough are truly EPIC as well (at least for Mechanical Engineering, although I'm used to the school's workshop where one of the sanders will randomly start itself up after you've switched it off).
    BAE will accept engineers from all major disciplines, I'm not sure about things like biochemical and electromechanical as they're more specialist I think.
    This year in industry is looking to be expensive though, every time I look up the cost of accomodation in Kent I'm shocked!
    Also... New Dr Who tonight!!!!
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    some sort of military tech engineering lol
    they make all our military shit. for example, the new supercarriers are of BAE design.
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    my old woodwork teacher would stab you for calling it that. he would always tell us it was called "a band facer"
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    I'm not sure if you can start off with a military engineering focused degree, but you can definitely go on to do postgrad stuff funded by the MoD/ RAF (not sure about RN/ the army), the MoD funds a warship design MEng course for its graduate programme and the RAF has its own university (RAF Cranwell).
    With regards the woodwork teacher, it's a combined disk/ belt sander in a metalwork workshop, all of the staff at school who have engineering degrees call it that so I'll stick with that name (mainly because if I changed it I'd have to go back and change the wording on about 10 pages of my coursework and I'm a bit sick of it now!).
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    Can't believe we have 200 pages of shit already, keep it up guys! :rockout:
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    My dad works for BAE Systems in Govan (Glasgow) worked in the yards for donkies years doing welding now does quality control or somthing like that. Ive got a small collection of commemerative mugs for launches lol.

    Its practically all MOD work they do. I think they did work for some arabian mob too.

    EDIT: Scottish elections are soon, dont really know who to vote for. I think either labour or snp will be in government maybe with a small coalition with minor parties like green or something. Is the alternative vote a form of proportional representation voting? Guess i will have to look it up.
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    im starvin! waiting for the BBQ and cant stop salivating
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    hehe :)
    ah well not to worry, i guess it is for sanding :)

    and mightymission... it's suddenly started to rain here haha. i just went outside barefoot to get the washing in and the floor is still warm :D
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    haha its sweltering here,i took little leon (8 months old) to his first trip to the beach and he tried to eat all the bloody pebbles lol but it was nice to be able to go out in just shorts.i think temps were 26c here.
    its not that humid here to need the rain but i could definitely do with a shower peeyoooo MM stinks!
    never mind picking up a bottle of wash and go,i need to go and wash
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    I worked with them for 5 years in the Middle East, they manufacture all sorts, weapons, missiles, vehicles, planes, subs, boats etc etc, you will need a good educational background and some excellent references, both personal and thru school/college.
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    I wish i had an ebay account. Still had problem with my account..

    I want these card so that might be try to fix... Someone give me a hand to buy these

    2x 4870 x2
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    someone had one of these up for £100 on tpu, £80 for ones that don't work isn't worth it, i mean sure if you get lucky with baking or something you could have quadfire but...

    aim for this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ATI-HD-4870x2...TV_Cards_TW&hash=item4aaa8a4245#ht_500wt_1156

    is there a charge for automatic bidding, if not i'll set my limit to £80 and activate it on every card better then mine on ebay
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    Anyone see the new Dr Who, damn the new baddies are sweet!
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    i missed it :shadedshu
    iplayer tomorrow :cool:
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    no, i forgot to sky+ it, so i'll be watching it on iplayer

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