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  1. I used to live on Padwell Road..... If your a recent grad, still trying to cling to your carefree student days, its a great place. Once you need to drive to work, its a bit of a nightmare due to parking issues etc. I still have fond memories of the place though....

    I used to walk past Rockstone Lane everyday, always thought the houses were really nice....

  2. Getting a 2:2 or a third these days is career limiting or even career non-starting.

    With 65 or so % getting a 1 or 2:1, getting any lower and you've dropped yourself in a dangerous spot. Perhaps you've just wasted 30 or 40K !

    Getting a 3rd in my day was not a problem. Not with 7% of people attending University.

    Check out the graddie recruitment of the Consultancies and Banks : a 2:1 in anything will get you an interview. Anything less, no show.

    Still think it wise to pick a tough subject at Oxbridge or its peer group? I certainly don't.

    Hmmm Perhaps. Just picked up one of these jobs.

    "C++ Developer – URGENT – South Coast

    Salary - £20,000 - £25,000 - Can be flexible for the right candidate

    Due to continued growth in the demand of their product, My client South Coast based Company is seeking experienced C++ developer.

    In this role, you will be involved in existing/new product development. You will be reporting directly to the Development Manager of the organisation.

    Essential skills:

    - C/C++

    Nice to have

    - C#.NET or VB.NET

    - Maths"

    My inbox used to get a lot of these. Worth the toil of a Maths degree? 30K in debt for this?

    Hmm... got one recently for C++ Quant contractor, £700-800 / day. There are times when I wish I had done a combined maths \ comp. sci. degree, and not gone loopy.

    Wages on the south coast are shite, you could easily double that by working thirty miles further north up the M3. City rates even more.

    My lack of a top degree has not held me back (I don't mention the class of my degree on my CV, no-one has ever asked.....)

  3. Its quite scary, but I grew up on Heatherside ('78 to 90), over in Shildon Close......

    I don't think there are any council houses on Heatherside - certainly none that I was aware of. Most of the housing stock is late 60s, to the old Parker Morris standards. They may be bland boxes, but its an effective use of a box shape. Bedrooms are usable sizes and they all seem to be solidly constructed. The area over by Cheylsmore drive is typical late 80s small garden stud internal walls from what I remember. There's some even newer build by Theobalds way, but I don't know about them.

    If you want to get to Knaphill, deepcut road to Gapemouth road, then Queens road by Bisley. Its pretty clear of traffic - I actually live in Frimley now, and work in Woking, and theres not much traffic down to Bisley from Frimley Green.

    It looks like your interested in the bit by Theobalds way - thats not the bit I remember! After my time, it all used to be the grounds of Brompton hospitol when I was there. However your nearest schools are all within walking distance - I must have spent the ten years walking up and down the Old Bisley Road :)

    Growing up there was great till you get to about 14-15, then you realise that you truely are out in the boonies. A couple of weeks ago my brother was down from the smoke and went him and our respective other halves back to heatherside to show them where we grew up. They really liked it - the big open playing fields, the woods and sense of quiet. Me and my brother started twitching uncontrollably when respective other halves started suggesting we move there......

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