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post #31696 of 52281
Boys, relax. Eurovision is on. Some of us were lucky enough to get free education, some of us had everything paid for out of mum and dad's pocket, some of us spend our youth allowance on shoes. I sold my saxophone for weed... Nobody's perfect. We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
post #31697 of 52281
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Boys, relax. Eurovision is on. Some of us were lucky enough to get free education, some of us had everything paid for out of mum and dad's pocket, some of us spend our youth allowance on shoes. I sold my saxophone for weed... Nobody's perfect. We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Did Oscar Wilde also sell his saxophone for weed?
post #31698 of 52281
I have to say that plenty of medical students work part-time during full study in a 6 year degree. In fact, they are encouraged to work 20 to 30 hour weeks on top of their study, as evidenced by the current internship recruitment requirements. Granted that a lot of these brilliant minds in my year were on youth allowance as well, it is still possible. My brother managed a start-up company in final year. He was successful in internship and the company is still growing. So, in short, working your way part time through a degree is realistic.
post #31699 of 52281
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

When did this forum run out of 'Style'?

I like clothes.

I concur. Back to regular programming!
post #31700 of 52281
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

When did this forum run out of 'Style'?

I like clothes.

 

About the same time that new people started the 'fashion/swag is for boys, style is for men' thread every week or so.

post #31701 of 52281
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Boys, relax. Eurovision is on. Some of us were lucky enough to get free education, some of us had everything paid for out of mum and dad's pocket, some of us spend our youth allowance on shoes. I sold my saxophone for weed... Nobody's perfect. We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


"I sold my saxophone for weed" has to be one of the most quotable lines I've read for a long time!

Anyway, I don't have a problem with paying Youth Allowance (or Austudy, if you're over 25) to students who satisfy the eligibility criteria. It's not a great deal of money ($220 per fortnight for the "at home" rate for those under 18, about $280 per fortnight for the "at home" rate for those over 18, and about $380 per fortnight for those who are independent or who are living away from home. Of course, those are the maximum rates and can be reduced by income, both by the customer and by their parents (if they are not independent).

I could be wrong, but I suspect that Oli might have been referring to the Student Startup Scholarship (although it's rather late in the semester for that), which is a once-a-semester payment of just over $1000 paid to students studying an "approved scholarship course" (which is most undergrad and postgrad (honours, PG dip and Masters-level) courses.

Alternatively, he might have been waiting on his application for a while and only now been granted, which means that he's going to receive a whack of arrears.

Either way, it's up to him to spend it on what he wants. Clearly, Youth Allowance is ostensibly meant to be spent on supporting oneself whilst studying but Oli is, of course, gearing up for a post-study career so it makes sense for him to spend some cash on a work wardrobe, as well as on the current necessities of study.
post #31702 of 52281
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

I have to say that plenty of medical students work part-time during full study in a 6 year degree. In fact, they are encouraged to work 20 to 30 hour weeks on top of their study, as evidenced by the current internship recruitment requirements. Granted that a lot of these brilliant minds in my year were on youth allowance as well, it is still possible. My brother managed a start-up company in final year. He was successful in internship and the company is still growing. So, in short, working your way part time through a degree is realistic.

 

Part time study. I worked 20-30 hours part time through the first half of my degree. If I did my degree part time (if it was even allowed) you'd be looking down the barrel for 10 years. 

 

God forbid how long youd be there with a 3 year undergrad and a 5 year MBBS. 

post #31703 of 52281
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Did Oscar Wilde also sell his saxophone for weed?

He might have enjoyed the current conversation...'You can never be overdressed or over educated'.
post #31704 of 52281
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

You are allowed Masters level courses. Not PhD though. Poor struggling researchers.

We hand out APAs to anyone who is remotely competent. Anyone who can't get one has no business doing a RHD.
post #31705 of 52281
I meant part time work, full time study in the previous Melb Uni undergrad MBBS (my year). Apologies. It's now almost all postgrad MD.
post #31706 of 52281
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

I have to say that plenty of medical students work part-time during full study in a 6 year degree. In fact, they are encouraged to work 20 to 30 hour weeks on top of their study, as evidenced by the current internship recruitment requirements. Granted that a lot of these brilliant minds in my year were on youth allowance as well, it is still possible. My brother managed a start-up company in final year. He was successful in internship and the company is still growing. So, in short, working your way part time through a degree is realistic.

 

Mate could you expand upon this further? PM is fine. 

 

For what it's worth, I was on Youth Allowance when I was doing my Honours year. I paid thousands in tax throughout my undergrad (working part time during semester, full time on breaks), and getting some of that back in Youth Allowance cashola was a-okay by me. Spent it on women, alcohol, shoes and suits. 

 

#menswearstudentlife

post #31707 of 52281
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Dude, you realise that's his girlfriend you're referring to, right?

Of course, still need info on where to cop this type of woman though.

It was $256 when I was on it plus at the start of every semester you had the big $1200 scholarship. That was grand.
post #31708 of 52281
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Sorry HC, but if I don't agree with something i'll go out and say it.. if you want to sit on the fence for the sake of your business, i understand.
mate I'm just a nice bloke in real life and try to be the same when I'm behind a computer. There's nothing tough about picking fights behind a screen. My rule is, if you wouldn't say it to that persons face then don't say it online. Everyone entitled to their own opinion though, it is a public forum after all.

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Just saw the Wallaby squad 10 Waratah's what a fucking joke and Falou he was shut down completly last night by the Brumbies time to acknowledge the Deans experiment has failed bing on Link.

HC fuck the raiders they got spanked by the Sharks
Yes my wife ran in to Campo's wife at the shops after the game (we own their old house) and she didn't look too pleased. Lucky I'm a brumbies fan..... (who also lost)
post #31709 of 52281
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

Mate could you expand upon this further? PM is fine. 

For what it's worth, I was on Youth Allowance when I was doing my Honours year. I paid thousands in tax throughout my undergrad (working part time during semester, full time on breaks), and getting some of that back in Youth Allowance cashola was a-okay by me. Spent it on women, alcohol, shoes and suits. 

#menswearstudentlife

If you download the new evidence-based CV for internship from a hospital (say Royal Melb), there are quite a few points awarded for >20 hours a week of part time work. Internship applicants need to flesh out their CV's as there is a cut off now to get to an interview. Included are published research articles, conferences attended, volunteer work, marks, and paid part time work. It's a bloody nightmare and I am quite inspired by the current batch getting their CV's together.
post #31710 of 52281
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

When did this forum run out of 'Style'?

I like clothes.

Blessed be the peace maker for he is attired in bespoke finery his tie is a silk seven fold and is shod with cordovan longwings.
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