Geology students most satisfied; photography and cinema studiers not so much

by Anonymous on May. 15th, 2012

Picture of a rock: Ripple marks from the Jurassic-aged Sundance Sea.
Picture of a rock: Ripple marks from the Jurassic-aged Sundance Sea.Courtesy Mark Ryan
I'm not sure why this showed up on Facebook today, but it's kind of interesting. It's an old story from 2008 about a poll taken of 220,000 university students in Great Britain concerning just how satisfied they were with their courses. The results surprised everyone because geology students came out as most happy with their coursework than other students, especially those poor kids slogging through photography and cinema courses. You'd think taking pictures or watching movies or reading about taking pictures or about movies you've watched would be more fun than looking at rocks. Outside. In the rain. With bugs. And wet socks. But I guess that isn't the case. You can read the story, if you want, to find out why that is. I have neither a degree in geology nor in photography but love both subjects, and really like taking pictures of rocks, so I don't care.

Guardian story

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