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(Original post by kayleighisonfire)
I know someone who got 3A's at A Level and is doing Events Management at my university when they could be doing a well regarded degree at a better university but she seems happy with her course and being here.
What subjects were the 3 A's in?
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... Sheffield Hallam and proud
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(Original post by ubisoft)
What subjects were the 3 A's in?

Not sure but I think one of them could have been maths...
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(Original post by hellodave5)
... Sheffield Hallam and proud
You go there?
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(Original post by WeedCanKill)
Yes a degree from a sub par University is not worth the paper it is written on. Employers will laugh at it and may even question your degree subject/value it's very degrading.
What would you call sub par?

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(Original post by kayleighisonfire)
You go there?
Yeah. Don't you?
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(Original post by hellodave5)
Yeah. Don't you?
Yeah I go there! Just thought it was rare to find someone else on here who goes to Hallam.
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(Original post by kayleighisonfire)
Yeah I go there! Just thought it was rare to find someone else on here who goes to Hallam.
Ah, me too. I'm actually quite surprised you said yes!
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(Original post by hellodave5)
Ah, me too. I'm actually quite surprised you said yes!
Really why?
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(Original post by kayleighisonfire)
Really why?
Was anticipating a troll, and like you said - probably not many of us (non-elitist) ex-poly students on here
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(Original post by hellodave5)
Was anticipating a troll, and like you said - probably not many of us (non-elitist) ex-poly students on here
Nah I hate trolls. Yeah good point. What you studying?
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(Original post by kayleighisonfire)
Nah I hate trolls. Yeah good point. What you studying?
The MSc in clinical and cognitive neuroscience atm at collegiate. How about you?
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(Original post by hellodave5)
The MSc in clinical and cognitive neuroscience atm at collegiate. How about you?
Ahh I'm at city, think we could be under the same faculty though, ACES? Film and Media
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Ahh I'm at city, think we could be under the same faculty though, ACES? Film and Media
I'm in the faculty of development and society; along with nursing, psychology, law, sociology, criminology, sports, sports science, and physiotherapy I think. Probably missed some :P

Nice. I love film. Be great to learn how to make one!
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(Original post by hellodave5)
I'm in the faculty of development and society; along with nursing, psychology, law, sociology, criminology, sports, sports science, and physiotherapy I think. Probably missed some :P

Nice. I love film. Be great to learn how to make one!
Ahh just guessed you would be with Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences.

Yeah it's not as interesting as it seems!
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(Original post by DiddyDec)
No, this forum is filled with Oxbridge snobs who don't think that any university is worth going to unless it is oxbridge.
LSE, UCL and KCL are alright too
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(Original post by Safiya122)
I don't think any university would just "let anyone" in if they hadn't met with their requirements.
It's more that they set requirements that basically anyone can meet.
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No it depends on the practicality of the degree and the workplace. There is no true or false answer to this question.
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You can't get a first in medicine.
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(Original post by jamesb22)
Hi, just signed up to this forum after browsing it for some time now.


My question is: is having a well-regarded degree from a not so well-regarded university worthless? For example, a First Class Law degree from Middlesex or a First in Medicine from Plymouth. The impression I get from this forum is that such people have degrees 'not worth the paper they are written on'.


Would you all agree with this?
Short answer: No.

Long answer: It depends on what you want to do, and where you want to do it, but generally, no, I wouldn't agree with it.
If you want to go into a grad job that is generic, then work experience is probably more important, with the degree certifying that you have the competency to take on complex tasks.
If you want to do something that is highly competitive, then where you got the degree my matter slightly more, but at the end of the day, it's still based on the individual's application as a whole.

Anyway, it is always better to go to a more well regarded university, as brand names are perceived to be better, so I would encourage you to go to one if you can. But even if you go to a less well regarded uni, it doesn't mean that it's the end of the world.
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