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Is Queen Mary A Good University?

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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Neither are part of the University of London.
    Duh. The poster said

    "It's the only really mediocre uni in London"

    - in London, not in the University of London. Bit different... :wink2:
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Duh. The poster said




    - in London, not in the University of London. Bit different... :wink2:
    Well, it still might be the only mediocre uni if you're comparing London Met and UEL...
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    (Original post by Wookie42)
    I've applied for that course too, good luck!
    oh wow you're the first person on here who has said they've applied for the same course! is it your first chocie?
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    (Original post by safwaansh)
    oh wow you're the first person on here who has said they've applied for the same course! is it your first chocie?
    I know, IT courses in general aren't that popular anyway

    Not sure really, I've got offers from Liverpool and Aberystwyth which are both attractive for different reasons. No idea though, they might not even give me an offer so we'll see
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    (Original post by safwaansh)
    yeah.

    areyou taking the exam on the 23rd?
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    (Original post by d.az)
    areyou taking the exam on the 23rd?
    nope. doing the june exam
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Yeah, totally. London Met and the Uni of East London are miles ahead of us.


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    No Wtf are you talking about gtfo.

    wtf I didn't even mention any othre unis
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    (Original post by safwaansh)
    nope. doing the june exam

    kwwll gud luck.. im takin it
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    (Original post by *Rouge*)
    It's the only really mediocre uni in London - it's got a good rep for subjects like Law, English etc - and it helps that its part of the uni of london
    I'm a bit late on this but:

    Unis better than QMUL in London:
    Imperial
    UCL
    LSE
    Kings (Outranked by QMUL in terms of research)

    Unis worse than QMUL in London:
    Brunel
    City
    UEL
    Greenwich
    Kingston
    Goldsmiths
    RHUL
    London Met
    London South Bank
    Middlesex
    Roehampton
    TVU
    Westminster

    Not to mention the fact that QMUL is in the top 10/20 in the country for a good deal of it's subjects. God people speak so much ****e on this site at times. I wish people would do some ****ing research for once rather than being lazy ****es.
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    (Original post by *Rouge*)
    It's the only really mediocre uni in London - it's got a good rep for subjects like Law, English etc - and it helps that its part of the uni of london
    I'm a bit late on this but:

    Unis better than QMUL in London (all of which are world class):
    Imperial
    UCL
    LSE
    Kings (Outranked by QMUL in terms of research)

    Unis worse than QMUL in London:
    Brunel
    City
    UEL
    Greenwich
    Kingston
    Goldsmiths
    RHUL
    London Met
    London South Bank
    Middlesex
    Roehampton
    TVU
    Westminster

    Not to mention the fact that QMUL is in the top 10/20 in the country for a good deal of it's subjects. God people speak so much ****e on this site at times. I wish people would do some ****ing research for once rather than being lazy ****es.
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    (Original post by *Rouge*)
    wtf I didn't even mention any othre unis
    You're not very intelligent are you..
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    That QM takes good people is evidenced by the fact Bubble and ajp - who both actually go there - are by far and away the only people in this thread making the slightest bit of sense.
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    (Original post by Rancorous)
    That QM takes good people is evidenced by the fact Bubble and ajp - who both actually go there - are by far and away the only people in this thread making the slightest bit of sense.
    Which is surprising as I was half cut when writing that. Lesson of the day: don't log onto the internet after a night out drinking.
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    (Original post by ajp100688)
    I'm a bit late on this but:

    Unis better than QMUL in London (all of which are world class):
    Imperial
    UCL
    LSE
    Kings (Outranked by QMUL in terms of research)

    Unis worse than QMUL in London:
    Brunel
    City
    UEL
    Greenwich
    Kingston
    Goldsmiths
    RHUL
    London Met
    London South Bank
    Middlesex
    Roehampton
    TVU
    Westminster

    Not to mention the fact that QMUL is in the top 10/20 in the country for a good deal of it's subjects. God people speak so much ****e on this site at times. I wish people would do some ****ing research for once rather than being lazy ****es.
    In most league tables including subject tables, RHUL is above QMUL and is ranked ahead of QMUL within UoL, not to mention SOAS being a better school and also include birbeck on your list as one of the lower schools
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    (Original post by the_methodical)
    In most league tables including subject tables, RHUL is above QMUL and is ranked ahead of QMUL within UoL, not to mention SOAS being a better school and also include birbeck on your list as one of the lower schools
    RHUL isn't. It's usually ranked roughly the same place as QMUL give or take five places above or below. It got beaten handily by QMUL in the RAE (#13 -> #24) and in most of QMUL's strengths (humanities and soc sci) it ranks above RHUL in subject tables.

    SOAS is hard to rank, thats why I never included it. It's a strange place.
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    I'm a third year university student at Queen Mary studying Business and Management...
    I know you probably would have wanted my opinion sooner but here it is anyway:
    QM is awful. Maybe it is just the Business School but I have never known such a useless group in all my life.
    It has a good reputation yes but I would seriously consider going somewhere else because they will only make it hard for you.
    The administration NEVER get back to you. Deadlines are always wrong. Technology always fails (the lecturers never know how to do anything on a computer themselves). Lectures and seminars are cancelled with no notice which is a real pain in the arse if you commute into university (although they don't care). Lecturers regularly come in drunk or hungover. They're generally more interested in their research than their teaching programmes. Lecturers won't reply to your emails-you're more than likely to get an out of office reply.
    Now I'm in my third year I thought I would have been given more guidance on what to do after I graduate however they don't let you know about any graduate fairs (even the ones held at the university) so you have to do it all yourself.
    If you're very independent and think you can complete your course with little supervision and support then it's the university for you. But if I had known about how bad it was before I had joined I would have just done home/distant learning because I feel like I'm paying over £3000 per year just for them to do research.
    Another thing to think about is NOT to rely on any league tables or student surveys. What many people on my course have done this year is fill in their surveys so that Queen Mary comes out in a good light purely because they're worried that if QM gets a bad reputation the value of our degrees will go down because employers will think less of them. So take everything you find with a pinch of salt...
    It probably is just the Business School, but try and talk to as many students on your course before you join (and not on open days, the ones working on open days are being paid to say positive things about everything).

    Good luck!
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    Does anyone know how good the department of electronic engineering is? the lectrures,facilities, people etc .
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    (Original post by thomasawdry)
    I'm a third year university student at Queen Mary studying Business and Management...
    I know you probably would have wanted my opinion sooner but here it is anyway:
    QM is awful. Maybe it is just the Business School but I have never known such a useless group in all my life.
    It has a good reputation yes but I would seriously consider going somewhere else because they will only make it hard for you.
    The administration NEVER get back to you. Deadlines are always wrong. Technology always fails (the lecturers never know how to do anything on a computer themselves). Lectures and seminars are cancelled with no notice which is a real pain in the arse if you commute into university (although they don't care). Lecturers regularly come in drunk or hungover. They're generally more interested in their research than their teaching programmes. Lecturers won't reply to your emails-you're more than likely to get an out of office reply.
    Now I'm in my third year I thought I would have been given more guidance on what to do after I graduate however they don't let you know about any graduate fairs (even the ones held at the university) so you have to do it all yourself.
    If you're very independent and think you can complete your course with little supervision and support then it's the university for you. But if I had known about how bad it was before I had joined I would have just done home/distant learning because I feel like I'm paying over £3000 per year just for them to do research.
    Another thing to think about is NOT to rely on any league tables or student surveys. What many people on my course have done this year is fill in their surveys so that Queen Mary comes out in a good light purely because they're worried that if QM gets a bad reputation the value of our degrees will go down because employers will think less of them. So take everything you find with a pinch of salt...
    It probably is just the Business School, but try and talk to as many students on your course before you join (and not on open days, the ones working on open days are being paid to say positive things about everything).

    Good luck!
    Does sound like your department if anything. I havn't had a problem with deadlines or anything over two years and my inbox gets deluged with career nonsense even though I'm not even in my final year yet.
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    (Original post by the_methodical)
    In most league tables including subject tables, RHUL is above QMUL and is ranked ahead of QMUL within UoL, not to mention SOAS being a better school and also include birbeck on your list as one of the lower schools
    Agree

    I really wanted to go RHUL but it is too far. QM was my firm for Business Management. I know a lot of people there but I think I would've liked the atmosphere at RHUL more. Ended up in Wasteminster Which is really easy to get to when transport is ****ty, it isn't too bad compared to worse uni's
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    (Original post by myname2010)
    Does anyone know how good the department of electronic engineering is? the lectrures,facilities, people etc .
    i applied for sustainable energy engineering and my friend went to the open day of the university for the engineering department...he sed the facilities looked good and the people were friendly ...he found it better than city university...apparently one of the negatives of QM is the area ...its apprently not that nice but the uni is good...either way im still most probably putting QM as my first choice
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