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    thats fine, as long as their laurels are good. Employers only care about uni rep, and if thats good, im in
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    Heh, well I suppose its down to whether you're aiming for academic employment or to work for a company that selects like that. Mind the history department at Bristol is more then good enough to ensure that you can go into academia, should you so wish (or if you're good enough, more accurately)
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    (Original post by vickytoria77)
    True, but you can find the best of the specialists in the smaller lesser known departments/ex polys (not all, but some)

    Roger Griffin is at Oxford Brookes for example. If you want to read/study Fascism he's your man. I know Brookes has got a very good History department but it's not a Russell Group uni is it?
    It's got a very good rating for research (5* in RAE IIRC). Thing is, at undergrad they seem very bad compared to other universities, and they wouldn't have given me any accomodation at all. So I didn't take up their offer! :p: Hah, that showed them... :rolleyes:

    I'd argue that all academics are, to an extent, specialised. It's just that the bigger and more prestigious universities tend to attract the best specialists. If you look through any journal on Jstor, just see how many of the articles are by Oxbridge fellows, for example.
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    Ah good, they've put Leeds in the overall top 20 where it belongs. I'm pretty sure it would be higher in History as well if it didn't include HoA...

    The list looks pretty good to me.
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    Newcastle was something like 62nd, I think.

    Hurrah!
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    i always thought newcastle was a pretty good uni. I was going to have it as an option but chose York instead. I think the student expierience of Newcastle is better though.
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    I had always thought it was good too. It's Russell Group though, so has the general good reputation that I'm happy with. I only applied to RG unis because, quite frankly, I want some chance of getting a job at the end of it all.
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    indeed, i think the RG ect might be becoming of more importance now given more people are going to (mostly ****) unis
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    (Original post by Tomber)
    But if you look at its course and the department, it isn't actually *that* good. The offers and applications per place aren't really a great indication of quality. Low research rating too, I think Bristol can have a tendency to rest on their laurels.
    Bristol was always top of my list, yet more and more i'm hearing that, as you said, its not so good for History. On the other hand, i'm very fond of the city and university itself.

    But like Consie said, its hard to get a place. In fact, it was the hardest out of the universities that I applied to, there's so few places in comparison to Oxford for example and a large number of applicants. Feels a bit bizarre that I actually had a better chance of making Oxford, if we're talking sheer number of places in ratio to applicants.
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    (Original post by Pikey)
    Feels a bit bizarre that I actually had a better chance of making Oxford, if we're talking sheer number of places in ratio to applicants.
    But that's where the contradiction comes in. In my year, for example, Durham had a 15:1 applicant: place ratio for History, and Cambridge 3.5/4:1- but pretty much ALL the applicants to Oxbridge were highflying straight-A I-love-history-so-much people, so it's actually far more homogenous and harder to choose- unlike Durham which is likely to see a bigger spread.
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    Yeah I would definitly agree, those who have a mindset to apply for cambridge, generally give out a stronger application overall, which ruins any kind of applicants per place, you need to look at the application demographic.
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    Just noticed Nottingham Trent is ranked above Sheffield. Give me a break! That's possibly the silliest thing I've ever seen on a league table. Notts Trent is a bottom 20 Uni. No offence to the very nice people I know who go there, but it's the truth.

    OP: Out of the Unis you had offers from this year (I take it you're trying again for Oxbridge?), Sheffield is by far the best.
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    (Original post by FadeToBlackout)
    But that's where the contradiction comes in. In my year, for example, Durham had a 15:1 applicant: place ratio for History, and Cambridge 3.5/4:1- but pretty much ALL the applicants to Oxbridge were highflying straight-A I-love-history-so-much people, so it's actually far more homogenous and harder to choose- unlike Durham which is likely to see a bigger spread.
    Ah, fair enough, I can't argue with that.
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    What? Durham Is So Low!
 
 
 
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