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Post by Hannoir » Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:33 pm

I am also more than happy to give people info about the University of Birmingham.
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Post by FrogBoxed » Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:42 am

Me, too! I was involved in the Student Admissions' Service ("Go Commando, join the SAS") - my band of trusty volunteers and I recruited, trained and co-ordinated the student staff who assisted 10,000 visitors at various University Open Days and other admissions events. We also represented the Uni at Higher Education Fairs in Birmingham and gave regular presentations on Higher Education to schools.

Not that anyone at CH ever got back to me about my offer of a talk on HE or Brum... maybe they heard the (true) rumours that being part of the SAS meant sitting in a warm office drinking tea and sending other people out into the rain to do campus tours on Wednesday afternoons?!

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Post by jtaylor » Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:29 pm

Can anyone explain why CH do seem to be so reluctant to take-up offers from Old Blues to come and speak, or input with the kids, giving advice about uni's, careers etc.etc?

This seems to be a recurring theme.....

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Post by Hannoir » Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:34 pm

interestingly enough havent got a clue have offered to go back and talk about gap years...

more on birmingham....as i was brief before...and doing open days this week..
the city is ace theres something for everyone here, be it art, all types of music, immense shopping, cinema..also very central so its easy to get places and megabus leaves from near the campus too.
the uni is in the russell group so is good, pretty research intensive, founder member of the U21 group, which is a group of international unis enabling ppl to study abroad (like myself) good international links, good union (the first purpose built one!).....oh accom is pretty nice too! well the one i was in was!

thats enough for tonight.
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Post by Great Plum » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:50 am

jtaylor wrote:Can anyone explain why CH do seem to be so reluctant to take-up offers from Old Blues to come and speak, or input with the kids, giving advice about uni's, careers etc.etc?

This seems to be a recurring theme.....

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I wonder who the careers person is now?

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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:14 am

Jenny L-C wrote:the genius of INS
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Post by Hendrik » Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:28 pm

oh dear oh dear...

what's next, putting him in charge of a bunch of teenage boys with assault rifles? no wait, they've been there, done that.
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Post by jtaylor » Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:40 pm

INS is?
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Visiting the uni

Post by tomday55 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:43 pm

I'm looking at going to uni around 20 - 21 April.
Does anyone know of good hostels/B&B's for cheap student prices??
Trying to do all my uni's as cheap as possible!!
Any ideas would be welcomed,
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Post by UserRemovedAccount » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:36 am

jtaylor wrote:Can anyone explain why CH do seem to be so reluctant to take-up offers from Old Blues to come and speak, or input with the kids, giving advice about uni's, careers etc.etc? This seems to be a recurring theme.....
As a matter of interest, I wrote to the school about 6-8 weeks ago, pointing out that the current NATO commander in Afghanistan is a Royal Marines major-general Old Blue and suggesting that the school might ask him to give a talk on his return, and offering to put them in touch. Definitely not as a recruiting gimmick, but to give an insider's view into a country about which very few people in the West know anything at all. I have not yet received a reply and have long since stopped holding my breath!

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Post by Mrs C. » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:10 am

This might be the sort of thing for a "Grecians Lecture" - Alan Smith is the person to contact.
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Post by Great Plum » Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:27 pm

jtaylor wrote:INS is?
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