[Beowulf] Degree

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 24 08:42:07 PDT 2012

How's this happening in London?

Interesting to hear more on this and dig it out, as a lady who did do  
her Master Degree in London,
she came back 20 months ago as to do a PHD degree she had to pay in  
London. Her nationality is Dutch.

I then approached a professor here who tried to talk to her.

Some other British confirmed the 'pay for a phd' in UK - yet those  
British did do their PHD quite a lot of years ago...

You're speaking for your own university and which department?

Kind Regards,

On Oct 24, 2012, at 5:29 PM, Tim Cutts wrote:

> On 24 Oct 2012, at 16:09, Peter Clapham <pc7 at sanger.ac.uk> wrote:
>> On 24/10/2012 15:46, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>>> On Oct 24, 2012, at 3:19 PM, Hearns, John wrote:
>>>> .
>>>> Thing is, I need some kind of degree in this stuff to do the  
>>>> kind of
>>>> work I really want to do. Especially in Germany, organisations
>>>> involved in HPC usually strictly require an advanced degree if you
>>>> want to be paid.
>>>> In the UK it is quite normal for people who want to gain
>>>> qualifications
>>>> whilst working to go through the Open University   http://
>>>> www.open.ac.uk/
>>> Most interesting
>>> Isn't one of the many problems of the UK that the Feodal system from
>>> some centuries ago is still
>>> there in UK- you have to pay bigtime to get your PHD, whereas PHD
>>> students over here get an income?
>> No
> What he said.  Although the grant you get is usually an absolute  
> pittance, so you're living on pasta and tomato sauce for three years.
> The feudal system is long gone, except on the channel island of  
> Sark which finally abolished the feudal system a few years ago...  
> [to Wikipedia!] ah yes, it was changed in 2008.  Although the  
> residents don't seem to be too chuffed with its replacement.   
> Besides, Sark is not part of the UK, but a self-governing part of  
> the Bailiwick of Guernsey, which is a Crown Dependency, or  
> something like that.  Independent of the UK in all matters except  
> for Foreign Policy and Defence.  Same (or very similar) deal as the  
> British Virgin Islands, I think.
> Tim
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