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    How can you standardise Uni courses like A Levels?!

    For Physics, for example, the modules in the final years and even sometimes in Year 2 vary greatly between Unis (some have Medical Physics, or Astronomy, etc) based on what the research fundings go into and which lecturers get tenure there etc. So are we to abolish the modules for which xyz Unis don't have a research group?

    What even.
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    (Original post by PhysicsGal)
    How can you standardise Uni courses like A Levels?!

    For Physics, for example, the modules in the final years and even sometimes in Year 2 vary greatly between Unis (some have Medical Physics, or Astronomy, etc) based on what the research fundings go into and which lecturers get tenure there etc. So are we to abolish the modules for which xyz Unis don't have a research group?

    What even.
    You're telling me that the modules are different across Unis, and I'm telling you the solution, which is to standardise the Universities, which also means giving them exactly the same funding, so that they are exactly the same, across every single thing except where they are located in the country.
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    (Original post by Elastichedgehog)
    If you're unable to attain the grades for a particular university, chances are you're not going to do well there anyway.
    Which is why we need to change the Unis to make them the same, then those who attend are likely to do well because they will have achieved a pass on their A levels.
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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    this is worse than socialism
    Fixed it for you
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    While OP's comments seem comical, it actually is the case in France. In France, you can go to any university you want if you pass your exams. Literally any university. However, the exams are hard enough such that only the top students, the ones who would have been accepted into the uni in the first place if it had some sort of entrance system, succeed.
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    (Original post by Thuthebough)
    Which is why we need to change the Unis to make them the same, then those who attend are likely to do well because they will have achieved a pass on their A levels.
    Seems fair. I guess we should also abolish cars and planes because not all of us can pass the exams! Why discriminate? Why let those "privileged" people drive cars while the rest of the population not? Instead, we should have a four wheeled bike that everyone can drive so that there is no discrimination at all.
    Yea true the whole concept of transport and communication will fall down, but who cares, right? We'll have fewer people being "emotionally abused"! Hell yeah.
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    (Original post by Thuthebough)
    You're telling me that the modules are different across Unis, and I'm telling you the solution, which is to standardise the Universities, which also means giving them exactly the same funding, so that they are exactly the same, across every single thing except where they are located in the country.
    I study materials engineering, which is an incredibly diverse field. The following are just few of the specialisations you can do as an undergrad:
    -Automotive Materials
    -Aerospace Materials
    -Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
    -Metallurgy
    -Materials and Design
    -Nuclear Engineering
    -Materials and Energy Engineering
    -Textile Materials Engineering
    or even joint honours:
    -Materials Engineering and a modern language
    -Materials Engineering and Management
    -Until a 2 years ago Oxford offered Materials and Economics
    -Physics and Materials Science

    While all these courses classify as Materials Engineering, they all lead to vastly different careers, and some are so specialised to be taught at just one university (Loughborough is the only university to offer automotive materials for example), how would you propose to standardise them?
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    (Original post by Thuthebough)
    You're telling me that the modules are different across Unis, and I'm telling you the solution, which is to standardise the Universities, which also means giving them exactly the same funding, so that they are exactly the same, across every single thing except where they are located in the country.
    *Bites bait*
    So you're saying that every person in the population has the exact same educational requirements and abilities? Some people are smarter than others, and they should get an education that will be challenging to them.
    What you're saying's like abolishing the "FA cup" because it discriminates against **** teams.
    Intelligent students deserve intelligent universities where they are challenged so that they are nurtured and improved, just like skilled footballers deserve to play in high leagues where the competition is high, so that they have to work hard and become even better players.

    If you're complaining that less-intelligent student go to universities which are more poorly funded, that's another issue that deserves some respect. However, abolishing the high end because not everyone can afford it or because the low end isn't good enough is stupid.

    More examples to prove how wrong it is:
    -Abolishing BMWs and similarly good cars because not everyone can afford them.
    - Abolishing gaming laptops because not everyone is rich enough to buy them.
    - Abolishing travel by aeroplanes and reverting to ships because not everyone can afford a plane ticket.
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    (Original post by Thuthebough)
    Do you think all Universities should have entry requirements of CCC?

    I ask this because Unis are liberal places where everyone, regardless of nationality, background, colour and creed, can go to study and feel equal amongst other like minded liberal peers. They are definitely not racist.

    But, they do discriminate people based on exam performance, and ultimately how 'intelligent' you are.

    I think it is time to advance liberal SJW ideas and ban universities from having higher entry requirements than others because this is seen as ultimately discriminatory and boils down to 'You are less intelligent, therefore you are unworthy and inferior'.

    All Universities should have exactly the same entry requirements.
    This is the most stupid thing I've read. Sorry but people's delicate little feelings need to get a grip, they haven't gotten the grades so they can't get into uni. Pandering to these people isn't going to do anything to prepare them for the real world.
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    (Original post by Thuthebough)
    Do you think all Universities should have entry requirements of CCC?

    I ask this because Unis are liberal places where everyone, regardless of nationality, background, colour and creed, can go to study and feel equal amongst other like minded liberal peers. They are definitely not racist.

    But, they do discriminate people based on exam performance, and ultimately how 'intelligent' you are.

    I think it is time to advance liberal SJW ideas and ban universities from having higher entry requirements than others because this is seen as ultimately discriminatory and boils down to 'You are less intelligent, therefore you are unworthy and inferior'.

    All Universities should have exactly the same entry requirements.
    This is the most stupid thing I've read. Sorry but people's delicate little feelings need to get a grip, they haven't gotten the grades so they can't get into uni. Pandering to these people isn't going to do anything to prepare them for the real world.
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    (Original post by Thuthebough)
    Do you think all Universities should have entry requirements of CCC?

    I ask this because Unis are liberal places where everyone, regardless of nationality, background, colour and creed, can go to study and feel equal amongst other like minded liberal peers. They are definitely not racist.

    But, they do discriminate people based on exam performance, and ultimately how 'intelligent' you are.

    I think it is time to advance liberal SJW ideas and ban universities from having higher entry requirements than others because this is seen as ultimately discriminatory and boils down to 'You are less intelligent, therefore you are unworthy and inferior'.

    All Universities should have exactly the same entry requirements.
    How do they decide which candidates to take then?
    Why do you thhink some unis have managed to gain good repitations, if not for the qualiyu of their students and teaching staff?
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    Fixed it for you
    i'll take that, but i don't like the other either
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    Yes they do discriminate, especially with entry to medical school. Despite having the required grades to enter they can still refuse you entry because they think you arn't the right person. I mean they're getting your tuition fees you have the grades yet they refuse you to enter.
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    Reducing the grade requirements would just reduce the value of degrees and ultimately make that £9k a year investment a waste.
 
 
 
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