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MCAST / STC / St. Martins?

BlacK ScorpioN
06-Nov-13 12:12 AM
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Title describes my question. To continue on Software, which is the best to go to? In means of education, and from your opinions etc.

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P!ay*
06-Nov-13 12:22 AM
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First you see what requirements your future job needs, then you choose the course which may give you the necessary certificates and then the college which gives them. If still undecided what to do, you still check what is required in select areas.
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Vengeance
06-Nov-13 12:41 PM
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I've heard good things about all three schools. Keep in mind that you have to pay quite a bit to get into st. martins. Not sure about STC.

The worst thing about MCAST is that some people think it's a school for students that are less qualified than those of other colleges/university. 

As Play said, you should know what you want to do and work hard for it. Self teaching new languages and things is always a good thing too.

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MercyKiller101
06-Nov-13 6:45 PM
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The worst thing about MCAST is the complete chaos. No one ever knows what's going on, Good luck getting your exam timetable more than a week before they start, and you're lucky if they don't double book the Hall and you end up wasting an entire noon while they find someplace to put you. In my 2nd year they lost the Maths formula sheet, we ended up wasting 2 hours of a 3 hour exam waiting for them to contact our lecturer, having her send it over, and finding someone to print 50+ copies.

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Vengeance
06-Nov-13 7:11 PM
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Nothing nearly as bad as that has happened to me so far. But I agree, they do need to fix some things

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vellarod1
06-Nov-13 9:14 PM
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I chose MCAST for these reasons:

1) Cheaper

2) You get paid (stipand), now even if you don't pass

3) Qualifications are also approved by the EU

4) Always in contact with local companies

5) 20 students per class room

6) You can continue studying with other universities after completing MCAST

Obviously STC and St Martins are also valid schools.

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BlacK ScorpioN
07-Nov-13 9:37 AM
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@vellarod1

Don't students private schools get stipend too?

@Vengeance, you pay a bit aswell to get into STC. And the reason I currently am looking for alternatives for MCAST, is because I do not feel comfortable around students who themselves feel that they didn't have another choice apart from Mcast, and just chose that school because it was possible for them to get in. 

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Vengeance
07-Nov-13 4:48 PM
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I wasn't sure about STC prices that is why I did not mention them.

St. Martins get stipend but you can choose to not get stipend and reduce the fee to get into the school. At least thats how I think it is.

I agree that there are a number students like you described, but you shouldnt let anyone else distract you from your goal.

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vellarod1
07-Nov-13 9:28 PM
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[q] @vellarod1

Don't students private schools get stipend too? [/q]

 

You should check that with education department but I think that if you will be enrolled on "get qualified scheme" you won't get stipend. You should read the following link: http://www.maltaenterprise.com/en/support/get-qualified

 

 

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