Article: Loughborough University is better than 80% of Russell Group universities

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    But according to THE's World Rankings, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, LSE, Edinburgh, KCL, Manchester, Bristol, Warwick, Glasgow, Durham, Sheffield, St Andrews, QMUL, Southampton, Exeter, York, Birmingham, Leeds, Lancaster, Nottingham, Sussex, Liverpool, UEA, Leicester, RHUL, Dundee, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Reading, Birkbeck, Queen's Belfast, St George's, Bath, Surrey and Aberystwyth are all ranked higher than Loughborough.

    Strange that Loughborough does so well on the domestic rankings and so poorly on the international ones. This is why I don't trust rankings, they're all meaningless.
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    I averaged out all the international league tables, employer league tables, and research tables. The results there show a group of "elite" 12, in the following order.

    Oxford (2,3) Cambridge (2,8) Imperial (4,375) UCL (4,9) Bristol (7,6) Manchester (8) KCL (8,8) Edinburgh (9,2) LSE (11,4) Warwick (11,8) Nottingham (12,6) Durham (13,1)
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    Rankings are nonsense.

    Why TSR is pandering to this silliness is beyond me.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    Rankings are nonsense.

    Why TSR is pandering to this silliness is beyond me.
    It gets them cheap views from people that couldn't possibly believe this to be true.
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    It gets them cheap views from people that couldn't possibly believe this to be true.
    How much have Loughborough paid TSR for this over-the-top promotion I wonder.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    How much have Loughborough paid TSR for this over-the-top promotion I wonder.
    Any sponsored content is clearly labelled on The Student Room.

    This is an interesting story - league tables are always debated on TSR so when it hit head the headlines it felt very natural to create a talking point for our members.
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    [QUOTE=GradeA*UnderA;68020786]
    (Original post by She-Ra)
    A combination of three league tables.... that's pretty solid grounds don't you think?[/QUiOTE]

    Not when Mickey Mouse sports degrees are inflating student satisfaction.
    I think that's a huge generalisation and one that is outdated. Loughborough academically offer far more that Mickey Mouse sport degrees.

    (Original post by WeslshStudent101)
    My first choice before I even realized how good it is, really nice campus and very good for extra curricular activities too.
    I hope you get a place I visited my friends a few times there and really liked it. I adored Birmingam (my uni) but if I had my time again I would certainly consider Loughborough as a choice based on their student experience and how close the student community is.
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    A combination of three league tables.... that's pretty solid grounds don't you think?[/QUiOTE]

    Not when sports degrees are inflating student satisfaction.
    Only 12% of students are in the Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences dept.

    Engineering, across their 5 areas, has 34% of their student population.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    Rankings are nonsense.

    Why TSR is pandering to this silliness is beyond me.
    And yet...

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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)

    Only 12% of students are in the Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences dept.

    Engineering, across their 5 areas, has 34% of their student population.
    Team STEM
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    Team STEM
    And Business & Economics has 17%
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Engineering, across their 5 areas, has 34% of their student population.

    Which makes their high performance in the NSS even more remarkable.

    Happy engineering students :eek2:
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    (Original post by PrinceHarrys)
    This video is cringeworthy! Couldn't watch the whole thing
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    1. Cambridge/Oxford
    3. Imperial/LSE
    5. UCL
    6. St Andrews
    7. Warwick
    8. Durham
    9. Edinburgh
    10. Bristol

    In order of prestige (and you know it's true).
    Cambridge/Oxford
    LSE/Imperial
    UCL
    KCL/Edinburgh
    Bristol
    Warwick/Durham/Glasgow/St Andrews

    Loughborough is a second rank university, OP. The World rankings provide solid proof of that.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    And yet...

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    That doesn't change anything. You're conflating the importance of rankings with university marketing.

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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    That doesn't change anything. You're conflating the importance of rankings with university marketing.

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    Universities in the Russell Group take the World rankings very seriously, and this stretches beyond just marketing tripe to lure the top students in.
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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    Universities in the Russell Group take the World rankings very seriously, and this stretches beyond just marketing tripe to lure the top students in.
    Considering every ranking produces very different results (if you count the whole RG span), that's difficult to believe.
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    Considering every ranking produces very different results (if you count the whole RG span), that's difficult to believe.
    A lot of them mention or have mentioned the World rankings in their strategic plans, incuding KCL, Nottingham, Manchester, Durham, Exeter and Birmingham, to name but a few. The UK league tables are more for the ex-1994 group universities.
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    That doesn't change anything. You're conflating the importance of rankings with university marketing.

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    You think marketing isn't important?

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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    Universities in the Russell Group take the World rankings very seriously,.
    Because they know that their typical school-leaver applicants are obsessed with them. As above, its part of the marketing format - tell the customer what they want to hear - it doesnt mean that any of them take rankings that seriously.
 
 
 
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