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Closure at Birmingham
#31
Kev...I know that you are there and all that

and my I refer you my one and only previous post to this thread

but I am intrieged as to have they actually taught you anything worth knowing that you could not have got off the internet wit a bit of effort? so far..
Reason: your past is my past
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#32
Unitof1 Wrote:Kev...I know that you are there and all that -.............but I am intrieged as to have they actually taught you anything worth knowing that you could not have got off the internet wit a bit of effort? so far..

Interesting question.....I am a distance learning student, so in that sense everything I get, I get from t' internet....but Yes there are things I have learnt from the course that I wouldn't have got from elsewhere - most importantly directing my reading to understand the areas of GIS where I was lacking in background, particularly the science and theory behind the practice of GIS....but I am mainly taking the course cos I need a MA from a reputable source to be able to continue competing in the Scandinavian job market.....time and patience are running out!!
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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#33
why not remind us about the liberal "scandianavian" system of archaeological employment.
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#34
Unitof1 Wrote:why not remind us about the liberal "scandianavian" system of archaeological employment.

Very regulated actually, particularly in Norway. A Masters qualification is just about 'de rigeur' for most archaeology work and a doctorate a necessity for many permanent positions. But the rewards are high...starting salary for a fresh Masters graduate is circa ?40,000 per year....
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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#35
and would somebody without a degree be allowed to fill in a context sheet?
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#36
Unitof1 Wrote:and would somebody without a degree be allowed to fill in a context sheet?

In my experience that usually produces the most worthwhile results :face-approve::face-stir:
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#37
Or entertaining:face-stir:
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#38
kevin wooldridge Wrote:But the rewards are high...starting salary for a fresh Masters graduate is circa ?40,000 per year....

I can see why you'd need that kind of salary to afford the evening pint in Norway :face-stir:, but how else does the standard of living compare to the UK?
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#39
barkingdigger Wrote:I can see why you'd need that kind of salary to afford the evening pint in Norway :face-stir:, but how else does the standard of living compare to the UK?
Beer in Norwegian supermarkets is reasonably priced, unless you insist on drinking imported Eurokeg......bus fares in Oslo and Bergen are cheaper than London......rent is about on par with the UK......nice bread about ?2 a loaf, cheap bread about 75 pence.....vegetables about the same price as the UK........tickets for Leonard Cohen concert about ?60......petrol about same price as UK...fags about ?8 a packet.....tax is 36% but that is inclusive including the equivalent of the UK National Insurance and Council Tax....so perhaps slightly more 'take-home' than the UK.
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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#40
You would already be depressed after forking out ?8 for fags, going to a Leonard Cohen concert could push you over the edge - is there an equivalent for the Samaritans in Norway?


Beamo
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