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    (Original post by Warrior King)
    Yes because working hard at exams etc means you lead a boring life and will have one eventually?

    What planet do you live on? Not everybody wants to do Media Studies at Byker Grove University.
    if you drink all the time you are an alcoholic
    if you work all the time you are a workoholic
    if you play games all the time you are a nerd no lifer

    therefore if you study all the time it must be a negative thing you need to balanced
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    (Original post by Jacktri)
    lol intellectual elite don't you mean those that no lifed their exams
    No not really.Exams are not a sign of intelligence however someone who can go to one of the best uni's in the country or even the world and come out with a First, you can be pretty sure they are very intelligent
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    Majority of the schools in RG have medical schools, majority of the rest do not

    ...It's that simple
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    (Original post by Jacktri)
    if you drink all the time you are an alcoholic
    if you work all the time you are a workoholic
    if you play games all the time you are a nerd no lifer

    therefore if you study all the time it must be a negative thing you need to balanced
    You can't study all the time it's physically impossible. Yes on my course you have to do a lot of studying but that doesn't mean you can't fit in social activities and sport etc. It's a bit getting the right work-life balance. However, "slacking off" isn't an option.

    What do you define as "all the time though"? Drinking a pint everyday? Playing a couple of hours on the Wii after uni? Four hours of study a night?

    But if you think that studying hard won't get you anywhere then by all means stick with your beliefs. Just don't be surprised when you're collecting your JSA in a couple of years time or flipping burgers at McDonald's like life's other slackers.
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    (Original post by River85)
    Universities with medical schools, especially large medical schools, do have a significant research income. Newcastle has a greater research income than Warwick does largely because of Newcastle's strength in medicine and the sciences and having a larger medical school. But having a medical school is not a necessary condition of being in the Russell Group.

    Dundee and Aberdeen, whilst still very good universities, are no better candidates. Certainly not just because they have a medical school. Check out the size of the universities and their research income.



    Absolute nonsense. Check out the RAE results and you'll find the bulk of its research has been classified as world leading or internationally excellent. It receives more research income than a number of Russell Group universities do, I think.

    Even if we're just talking about the sciences then it has one of the world's major centres for astrophysics. With its work in Gamma Ray astronomy, phenomenology
    and its Institute for Computational Cosmology.

    Then there's chemistry and earth sciences, two of the best departments of their kind in the country. Maths and Biology are a little more modest relatively speaking (maths in terms of size as it still offers significant quality) but the bulk of their research is still international quality or above.

    Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Engineering, Geography, Archaeology, Law, English and History are probably its leading research intensive departments (taking into account both quantity and quality) with the four sciences sitting at the top. Away from the sciences it is one of the strongest in the country for human geography.

    OK, so Durham doesn't have a "proper" medical school, but it still offers amongst the strongest engineering, chemistry, physics and earth science departments in the country. Someone whose area is science ought to know this.

    But I take it by sciences you're just referring to medicine and perhaps the life sciences?



    He's probably referring to medicine and the life sciences. Exeter does have a medical school (albeit shared with Plymouth) so has a point there. But seems to be ignoring/not aware of Durham's research in physics, chemistry, geology, maths or engineering. For there is more to science than just medicine.

    Also, because Durham doesn't have a "proper" medical school it doesn't mean to say that its research in medicine is non-existent. I'm not saying Durham is at the forefront of world leading research in this area, like Newcastle is in Stem Cell technology or Exeter in Endocrinology, but it still has independent staff who are in research of their own. The Wolfson Institute (Queens Campus) brings together staff from the medical school/school of health (including those engaged in the History of Medicine), Psychology and other departments. Home to some developing research in Autism, Cognitive Neuroscience and the application of Medical and Health Sciences.
    River, I swear you post in every Russell Group/1994 Group thread.
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    Not under a con-dem government that's going to cut the research budget they won't... Reasoning: the existing members would all be voting themselves a thinner slice of a shrinking pie and the RG's reason for being is to increase the research funding it's members receive.

    thank you very much.
 
 
 
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