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Is Bristol the most prestigious Uni after Oxbridge/London?

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    I would just like to point out that England only has two ancient universities, contrary to certain assertions that have been made. We all know which universities those are. No other university was built in England until the 19th century.
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    Bristol is incredibly well regarded by employers. Having been there and at a couple of other top universities I would agree that this is this the case. Whether this makes its 'prestigious', I don't know. What I do know is, is that Bris students have to be good to get in there given the high ratio of applicants to places. The same is, however, equally true of a number of other universities of similar ilk - Durham, Soton, KCL, Warwick etc.
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    (Original post by therealOG)
    Ahhh, okay. Thanks for that. I thought Land Economy was historically a degree for wealthy landowners' sons to learn how to run their future estates.
    There was actually some rhyme and reason behind it. Land Economy and geography were more degrees for intending Empire builders and sportsmen had the physical fitness required to be District Commissioners somewhere up the Zambesi.
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    (Original post by TurboCretin)
    Can you give evidence? I'm not disputing your claim, but it would be good to see it supported.
    Here's the link:
    http://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/GMReport11.pdf
    The relevant table is on page 26

    It's effectively a study that's done every year into Graduate Employers, and it focuses on how many graduates they take, starting salaries and growth in certain employment sectors, but there is a bit on how the Top 100 Grad Employers Target.

    It's not necessarily a measure of prestige i.e. It doesn't breakdown which unis MMB, or Magic Cirles or BB Investment Banks target. And I'm not suggesting Warwick > Oxford by any means, however I think if you compare Universities which are generally accepted as being of a similar standard, e.g. Warwick, Bristol, Durham, St Andrews and maybe Bath and Nottingham you can get a good idea of where the Universities stand with regard to prestige in the job market relative to one another.
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    (Original post by georgeflynn)
    hmm, in terms of "prestigious" and "reputation"

    it kinda goes like this...

    Oxford/Cambridge
    ICL
    Warwick/St Andrews/Durham/ UCL/LSE

    i mean at the end of the day each uni is better for different things e.g. surrey for engineering (so i have heard)
    But at the end of the day they are the real thing, the "top dogs" as such
    You must be having a laugh if you think all those 4 universities have the same reputation or prestige as LSE.
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    (Original post by violenti)
    Where do you put Bristol in that mix. The large employers with signficant university marketing spend , tend not to recruit heavily(overall ) from St Andrews, and to a lesser extent Warwick expect for maths and economics graduates.York and Warwick are without doubt sound Universities, but sad as it is the larger employers still see them as NEW Universities, as opposed to ancient ones in which the category below are. The large law firms, management consultancies, investment banks, barristers chambers tend to recruit and focus their time in the following Universities in the main. In no particular order:

    LSE
    UCL
    Imperial
    Kings
    Oxford
    Cambridge
    Bristol
    Durham
    Manchester
    This poster gives a good league table based on prestige and also highlights prestigious recruiters' preferences.

    http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-141689.0.html
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    (Original post by LutherVan)
    You must be having a laugh if you think all those 4 universities have the same reputation or prestige as LSE.
    for your information, i put them all in the same reason so people like you wouldn't troll me and have a go at me for suggesting warwick is better durham. therefore i did that to avoid arguments like this.

    oh and i think you'll find st.andrews is because the guardian says st.andrews is 3rd and LSE is 4th, i know there are other leagues but it proves that i'm not having a laugh.
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    (Original post by georgeflynn)
    for your information, i put them all in the same reason so people like you wouldn't troll me and have a go at me for suggesting warwick is better durham. therefore i did that to avoid arguments like this.

    oh and i think you'll find st.andrews is because the guardian says st.andrews is 3rd and LSE is 4th, i know there are other leagues but it proves that i'm not having a laugh.
    The guardian is a useless table.

    If we are looking at prestige, LSE is only behind Oxbridge.
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    (Original post by LutherVan)
    This poster gives a good league table based on prestige and also highlights prestigious recruiters' preferences.

    http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-141689.0.html
    except for that kcl has never been, and will never be, a top 10 uni
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    (Original post by Focus08)
    except for that kcl has never been, and will never be, a top 10 uni
    You really have an obsession with KCL. Don't you?
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    (Original post by TheFoxBlip)
    Bristol, Durham, Exeter and Warwick all have delusions of being on a par with Oxbridge.
    No they don't.
    (Original post by thesweatyfox)
    Yeahh, my dad always says that Warwick and Bristol are the Oxbridge rejects' club :beer:
    This is what they claim to be. They don't delude themselves.
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    (Original post by Patriot Rich)
    Bristol's the most competitive uni in the country (even more so than oxbridge), simply because people think it's the obvious next step below oxbridge
    'Edinburgh receives approximately 47,000 applications every year, making it the third most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants.'
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    Hi,
    I desperately need an informed opinion on Bristol v/s Bath v/s York:
    Have received Uncon Offers from all three...MA International Security
    Need to take a decioson urgently....am looking for
    a) employability
    b) Academics/ Research
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    (Original post by marisha26dolly)
    Hi,
    I desperately need an informed opinion on Bristol v/s Bath v/s York:
    Have received Uncon Offers from all three...MA International Security
    Need to take a decioson urgently....am looking for
    a) employability
    b) Academics/ Research
    In that order, Bristol, Bath, York.
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    (Original post by marisha26dolly)
    Hi,
    I desperately need an informed opinion on Bristol v/s Bath v/s York:
    Have received Uncon Offers from all three...MA International Security
    Need to take a decioson urgently....am looking for
    a) employability
    b) Academics/ Research
    Bath is higher in ranking and their placements help after graduation, but i dont like the city. City wise Bristol all the way, it is a great city.

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