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    Greetings

    Having become part of the maritime world through my work as a course leader at Middlesex University over the past few years, I have now taken the plunge and joined the forum.

    The courses that I lead are especially designed for seafarers so that they can do project-based study on their work at sea. Very useful for cadets and officers to know that they can top up their OOW to a full degree pretty quickly and cheaply. Very handy if you want to get a job on shore in the future and don't fancy starting at the bottom again. Also means that you can specialise in an area that interests you, voyage planning, aspects of safety management, almost anything relevant to shipping and helping you get a promotion.

    Guess that makes me the ultimate armchair expert! On a seriously note, happy to give any support or advice to those studying and sea.

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    I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

    All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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    • #3
      He's not suggesting that you do; he's suggesting that further education may be beneficial to your career prospects.

      Welcome, Abdulai!
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      Hello! I'm Chris. I'm away a lot so I'm sorry if it takes me a while to reply to messages, but I promise I'll get back to everyone. If it's urgent, please email me directly at [email protected].

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      • #4
        It a great idea

        It's good, but i still get confused if degree is very important in Nautical Science department.
        Please help me out.

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        • #5
          In a sense, no. Experience is what counts. You can have every little piece of paper going but it doesn't mean your any good at what you do.

          I used to work with a very experienced Chief Engineer who was a bloody rubbish Superintendent....
          I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

          All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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          • #6
            I have nothing so far but will say welcome along anyway
            Be what you want to be not what other people tell you to be
            Adapt and over come
            Careers At Sea Ambassador

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            • #7
              Depends which direction your going, if you move in the corporate world and want to go into senior management beyond being a mere seafarer or superintendant, a degree could be useful. Or if after doing your cadetship you want to move ashore fairly early on, I'm sure a degree would help.

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