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  1. selina

    selina UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi i know this is going to sound really stupid but i recently finished a BA (hons) english degree. Does this mean i can use the letters BA after my name or would it be different letters? also i heard you have to apply to be able to use them, all very confusing to me. Can anyone help? Thanx
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2009 By: selina Member since: Dec 29, 2009
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  2. sysops

    sysops UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yes, you can now sign yourself as Firstname Surname B.A. (Hons)
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2009 By: sysops Member since: Feb 1, 2007
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  3. selina

    selina UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    many thanx for your reply
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2009 By: selina Member since: Dec 29, 2009
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  4. DaveSUK

    DaveSUK UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If you have completed your Bachelor's you can just start putting the BA (hons) after your name.

    However before the Passport Agency will only allow you to to add the BA when you send proof of your degree.
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2009 By: DaveSUK Member since: Oct 5, 2009
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  5. Cornish Steve

    Cornish Steve UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Personally, I think it's very ostentatious. If I wanted to, I could quote all three of my degrees after my name, but I never do. In business, I find that it creates the wrong impression.
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2009 By: Cornish Steve Member since: Jul 4, 2005
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  6. Jeff FV

    Jeff FV UKBF Big Shot Staff Member

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    Fans of Red Dwarf will recall that Rimmer very proudly wrote the letters BSc and SSc after his name:

    Arnold J. Rimmer BSc, SSc.

    It transpires the BSc was Bronze Swimming Certificate, the SSc Silver Swimming Certificate.

    Brilliant!

    Jeff BEng(Hons), PGCE

    (p.s. to the OP - congratulations on getting your degree)
     
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    Posted: Dec 29, 2009 By: Jeff FV Member since: Jan 10, 2009
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  7. MrsPWN

    MrsPWN UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Congrats,I would write it with pride, although I only found out last week that my bf of 6 years has all sorts of letters she can use and never has.

    Liz
    B.A.G.A 1,2,3 and 4
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2009 By: MrsPWN Member since: Jul 25, 2009
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  8. Scott-Copywriter

    Scott-Copywriter UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    How can a person who has just spent 4+ years doing an English degree spell thanks as 'thanx'. :|

    Congratulations anyway.
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2009 By: Scott-Copywriter Member since: May 10, 2006
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  9. avantime

    avantime UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I have a BA (Hons) in Fine Art - should I put BA in FA?!!
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2009 By: avantime Member since: Mar 22, 2009
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  10. An Oasis

    An Oasis UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    I’ve got loads of letters after my name, just got no idea of what they spell.:|
     
    Posted: Dec 29, 2009 By: An Oasis Member since: Oct 3, 2006
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  11. Zeno

    Zeno UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I will play the crabit old git again but why does a graduate:-

    1. Not know this anyway

    2. Not know how to find out over than asking here

    3. And yes, appear not to be able to write in English. Has this been dropped as a requirement at whatever degree mill cranked out yours? (I am aware of the hypocrisy that my own writing is not correct either but I am doing it for ironic effect...honestly)
     
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    Posted: Dec 30, 2009 By: Zeno Member since: Jun 12, 2008
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  12. mcgovern

    mcgovern UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    aghhh Mr T played BA Baracus now I know what the BA stands for, and I just though he was an uneducated FOOL!
     
    Posted: Dec 30, 2009 By: mcgovern Member since: May 17, 2009
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  13. Antikson

    Antikson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    i agree with sysops , it looks good.
     
    Posted: Dec 30, 2009 By: Antikson Member since: Nov 2, 2009
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  14. Zeno

    Zeno UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    In the right context, perhaps.

    On business cards etc it does not unless you are an English teacher or work in Waterstones.
     
    Posted: Dec 30, 2009 By: Zeno Member since: Jun 12, 2008
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  15. Guest

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    I think it is a personal preference. They are there for you to use. I personally have never used my letters after my name but I'm sure my mum has used them for me!
     
    Posted: Dec 30, 2009 By: Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  16. LicensedToTrade

    LicensedToTrade UKBF Legend Free Member

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    The only letters I am allowed to put after my name are MIBM so I don't bother as not many people know what it stands for.
     
    Posted: Dec 30, 2009 By: LicensedToTrade Member since: Nov 7, 2009
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  17. vvaannmmaann

    vvaannmmaann UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Member of the Institute of Business Management?
     
    Posted: Dec 30, 2009 By: vvaannmmaann Member since: Nov 6, 2007
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  18. bdw

    bdw Banned

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    Well that would be better than BA in Fart! :p
     
    Posted: Dec 30, 2009 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
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  19. patientlady

    patientlady UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I just fell off my chair!:D
     
    Posted: Dec 30, 2009 By: patientlady Member since: Aug 25, 2009
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  20. Dawg

    Dawg UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If you put B.A.(Hons) after your name you'll look a right Herbert, as the convention is not to have punctuation within the title, only between titles.

    Dawg, C.H.,Q.C.,Ph.D.,
    should be:
    Dawg. CH, QC, PhD.
     
    Posted: Dec 30, 2009 By: Dawg Member since: Feb 12, 2006
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