Why do people here hate Warwick so much? Is it bad?

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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    He is right about the asian thing though haha.
    That is true, but they all have crazy academics. That new PhD scholarship to the 6 most highly qualified and acadmic Chinese students were given by Warwick, they're starting this year .
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    I have seen people in the results day thread who have gotten conditional offers from Warwick for maths, and they needed 3 A* grades to get in. I haven't seen offers that high from ANY other universities. Warwick must have a very strong Maths department. They were my insurance choice for Chemistry and the STEM departments there are very good also. I don't get the bad rep it has on here tbh.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Sure you went Warwick. Your application posts are all about Sheffield, Nottingham, Liverpool and Lancaster. You firmed Sheffield and insured Lancaster. Don't go now and change your post views.

    Please, do not lie.
    Not lying. I transferred to Warwick.
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    Warwick, Bath, Exeter, Durham, York, etc etc, good unis no doubt just don't offer the kind of things I'm looking for.
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    (Original post by Danny the Geezer)
    Warwick, Bath, Exeter, Durham, York, etc etc, good unis no doubt just don't offer the kind of things I'm looking for.
    What are you looking for in a university?
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    (Original post by LifeIsFine)
    What are you looking for in a university?
    In a location with a bit more life about it. They're good unis like I say but like I just think some on that list are way over-hyped- they're pretty "elitist" because people go to them for reputation alone.
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    Hello, i am going to be going to Warwick in september and i was just wondering how far away the nearest city is?

    Bc i want to know how easy/practical it is to get a job whilst studying
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    (Original post by Socychoictraphy)
    Hello, i am going to be going to Warwick in september and i was just wondering how far away the nearest city is?

    Bc i want to know how easy/practical it is to get a job whilst studying
    I know you'll be close to Coventry, though I've never attended Warwick so can't speak to the transport links and such.
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    (Original post by Socychoictraphy)
    Hello, i am going to be going to Warwick in september and i was just wondering how far away the nearest city is?

    Bc i want to know how easy/practical it is to get a job whilst studying
    I think Birmingham is 20-30 mins away.
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    (Original post by chloeabeki)
    I have seen people in the results day thread who have gotten conditional offers from Warwick for maths, and they needed 3 A* grades to get in. I haven't seen offers that high from ANY other universities. Warwick must have a very strong Maths department. They were my insurance choice for Chemistry and the STEM departments there are very good also. I don't get the bad rep it has on here tbh.
    'Needed' 3A* is a little inaccurate; I didn't actually get 3A*. There are generally 4 different offers for maths: A*A*A*, A*A*AA, A*A*A + 2 in any STEP, A*AA + 1 in any STEP. You only need to make one of them. Still pretty high offers though yeah.
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    (Original post by Socychoictraphy)
    Hello, i am going to be going to Warwick in september and i was just wondering how far away the nearest city is?

    Bc i want to know how easy/practical it is to get a job whilst studying
    There's a big Tesco a 5 minute walk away. There are also some other stores in that shopping center so you could try looking there for a job. Otherwise, Coventry is quite a big city and there are very frequent buses to the city center from the uni (about a 30 minute ride). There's also Coventry train station with trains to Birmingham city center and airport - even London Euston isn't that far (1 and a little bit hours on Virgin Trains). A lot of people live in Leamington Spa in 2nd and 3rd year which is a nice town and again a lot of jobs there. You could even try getting a job on campus but there's likely to be a lot of competition.

    Hope this helps.
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    (Original post by CompSci16)
    Oh my god.. what is it with TSR's obsession with Warwick???

    I go to Warwick and even I myself can admit it is incredibly over-rated. The students here act like they're God's gift to the Earth when the uni gives out offers to 3/4 of people who apply - does that sound like a prestigious university to you? Short answer: No. Wonder why the offer rate is so high?? Because so little people actually make it their firm so the university has to compensate for this and increase the number of offers they give. This tells us that for the majority of people who apply there, Warwick is not their first-choice.

    Warwick is not well known around the world - no idea why anyone thinks that (maybe China with the hordes who come here, but I sincerely doubt anywhere else).

    And fair enough for you guys to criticise the uni but Coventry isn't as bad as you guys are making it to be.

    P.S. to all you banging on about how loved Warwick is by employers: it's ranked 23rd on employer preference.
    Totally agreed with this. This happened to my school with absolutely high offer rate (so far never heard of anyone unsuccessful at my school) and the majority didn't make it their firm choice.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Totally agreed with this. This happened to my school with absolutely high offer rate (so far never heard of anyone unsuccessful at my school) and the majority didn't make it their firm choice.
    Well I think it's one of the top for maths despite it may not being amazing for other subjects. Pretty sure it's considered at least reasonably prestigious and difficult to get into for maths. I'm going there and I made it my firm choice over offers from UCL, Imperial etc.
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    (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
    Well I think it's one of the top for maths despite it may not being amazing for other subjects. Pretty sure it's considered at least reasonably prestigious and difficult to get into for maths. I'm going there and I made it my firm choice over offers from UCL, Imperial etc.
    I didn't apply to UCLA,lCL etc because I didn't want to go to University in London. But my grades meet the entry requirements for Maths and Physics. A*A*A with the Maths A* containing a couple of full ums(I didn't take STEP because I didn't need it). So I choose Warwick as it was my favourite campus uni.I feel ranking the top 10 unis is pointless as bar Oxbridge most people at any top 10 could get into any of the others.
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    (Original post by Dom1997)
    I didn't apply to UCLA,lCL etc because I didn't want to go to University in London. But my grades meet the entry requirements for Maths and Physics. A*A*A with the Maths A* containing a couple of full ums(I didn't take STEP because I didn't need it). So I choose Warwick as it was my favourite campus uni.I feel ranking the top 10 unis is pointless as bar Oxbridge most people at any top 10 could get into any of the others.
    Yeah I didn't want to go to uni in London either. I did apply to Cambridge though.
    I got the same grades in the same subjects but I also had to do STEP since I applied for maths.
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    There couldn't be any reason for anybody to hate Warwick so much. It's far from perfect. But it isn't "hate-table", if you know what I mean.
    For what it's worth, it's highly rated by the top employers in the UK and internationally.
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    (Original post by Iskolar)
    There couldn't be any reason for anybody to hate Warwick so much. It's far from perfect. But it isn't "hate-table", if you know what I mean.
    For what it's worth, it's highly rated by the top employers in the UK and internationally.
    Every post you've written on this account has been about Investment Banking/Consulting and university prestige related to careers. You have a very narrow view of what university and, dare I say, life is about.
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    (Original post by Athematica)
    Every post you've written on this account has been about Investment Banking/Consulting and university prestige related to careers. You have a very narrow view of what university and, dare I say, life is about.
    I apologize for being biased. But you have to understand where I'm coming from, economics undergrad and currently attending graduate business school, thus the over-emphasis of economics or business/management education and anything surrounding those programs.

    But in fairness, the true "litmus" test of a university's prestige and respect is its ability to attract the best employers, because these so-called, "top employers" conduct their own research too. They don't pick merely by choice, but through research where they're able to establish a list of their "top targets", or otherwise known as, "core schools" or "top feeder schools". They also would want to make sure that they're getting the best graduates trained by what they deemed, "the best schools. Thus when a university is in their top list, who are we to argue. Apparently, these are the top 6 in the UK:
    Oxford
    Cambridge
    LSE
    Warwick
    Imperial
    UCL

    If you've noticed, the graduates of these so-called, "top 6 in the UK", are also getting onto some top programs in UK's and US' top schools. For instance, the top feeder British unis of Cambridge are, you guessed them right, these so-called, top six in the UK! (PM me if you want the link to it). Now, how can you blame me for that. 😀
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    Honestly though, I don't understand the whole Oxbridge madness. I have this policy which is : if you're good, you're good. It doesn't matter which university you go to, if you have the ability and determination, you can make everything work. Yeah, sure, they may have heaps of nobel laureates as professors and alumni, but bottomline, it's wrong to assume that they only did it because of their university.

    Don't be fooled. Oxbridge is not the end, if you're good, they'll take you.

    Also, I have a pretty bad opinion of Cambridge, since, I've come across a few students who were quite elitist and racist. I KNOW it's bad to presume everyone is, but first impressions matter. And even recently, I discover that Subramanyan Chandrashekhar (founder of the chandrashekhar limit for stars, nobel laureate) left Cambridge and went to Chicago, due to facing racism.

    I know this sounds very generalised and like a personal vendetta against Oxbridge, but, I don't know.........I haven't heard, or experienced anything positive related to the university other than rankings and teaching.

    I'm sorry if you're an oxbridge student and you're offended. I really am, I wish I had a few experiences that could change my mind, I really do, but can you blame me for feeling this way?

    P.S: Also, coming from someone who's the daughter of a professor, I assure you, senior professors like nobel laureates or researchers, do not teach undergraduates. It's considered a waste of time, as teaching is considered counter-productive to research and publications. There's no real big difference in curricula and teaching, every university has a basic standard. Just make sure you like the course.
 
 
 
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