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(Original post by Kabulkid)
Nop, Cambridge.
What do you study? Btw congrats, from Afghanistan to Cambridge not bad.
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What do you study?
Engineering.
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Engineering.
That makes sense, Southampton is good for Engineering but the university overall is nowhere near the top 10.
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(Original post by Okorange)
What do you study? Btw congrats, from Afghanistan to Cambridge not bad.
Haha thanks I guess, I've lived here almost all my life though.

(Original post by Okorange)
That makes sense, Southampton is good for Engineering but the university overall is nowhere near the top 10.
Uhm, yeah maybe you're right, however, they are very good for the sciences.
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Places which people claim are good or elite but are hardly prestigious beyond UK shores and are nowhere near the level of Oxbridge or the big 5.

They're pretentious and exist just massage the ego of so-called "Oxbridge Rejects". I detest that title because it somehow suggests those students were good enough to gain admission to Oxbridge but the reality is they weren't, they never were. They were simply "Oxbridge Applicants". Many people can be Oxbridge rejects.

But yeah such universities which seem to have inflated their own self-worth but let's be honest, nobody considers them prestigious or selective or exclusive or as a breeding ground for future leaders in their field:

- St Andrew's

- Manchester

- Exeter

- Durham

- York

- Leeds

- Sheffield

- Birmingham

- Newcastle

- Southampton

- Sussex

- Bath

- Loughborough

- Surrey



All incredibly overrated moronic institutions which anyone with half a brain cell i.e. AAB-ABB could gain entry to. Not exactly an exclusive society that lives and breathes academia, steeped in history or inspirational for the next batch of corporate, academic, political, scientific leaders.

Apart from Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, LSE, Imperial, King's College London, and possibly Edinburgh, Bristol and Nottingham (and the odd specialist college or institution like LSHTM), the rest are a bit rubbish aren't they?
Who do you actually think you are HAHAHAHHAHA
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Oh man, all of the universities I have applied to are on that list! I guess I'm gonna get nowhere in life


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Oh man, all of the universities I have applied to are on that list! I guess I'm gonna get nowhere in life


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No orzel, that's the point, don't believe the hype surrounding elite universities. Much of that is reputation (over centuries - they are the oldest) which attracts funding. But the type of degree and your personal level of drive is what will count.
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(Original post by Hulkamaniac)
Leicester

UEA

Dundee

Cardiff

Queen's Belfast

Liverpool

Lancaster


All make the crud list
Don't make me laugh!
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(Original post by TimeWalker)
No orzel, that's the point, don't believe the hype surrounding elite universities. Much of that is reputation (over centuries - they are the oldest) which attracts funding. But the type of degree and your personal level of drive is what will count.
I agree that the primary thing that will determine if your degree is a success is your commitment to the subject that you're taking. But to simply class a whole bunch of universities as being "overrated" is just too ignorant for my liking. My guess is that the original poster hasn't even visited half of the universities on the list, but I could be wrong.


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I guess with this approach all the top 30 universities should be seen as over rated since most apply there and view them as prestigous. The only issue with hype is the amount potential undergrads give to russell group with threads like "are my gcses good enough for russell group?" etc
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Southampton is very good for engineering, for example, better than anyone else in some fields of research.

8/10 troll though, made me reply.

(Original post by Abel Demoz)
Warwick?
Well let's have a look at the recent Fields Medal Winners:

Oxbridge 0
Warwick 1

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(Original post by Hulkamaniac)
Places which people claim are good or elite but are hardly prestigious beyond UK shores and are nowhere near the level of Oxbridge or the big 5.

They're pretentious and exist just massage the ego of so-called "Oxbridge Rejects". I detest that title because it somehow suggests those students were good enough to gain admission to Oxbridge but the reality is they weren't, they never were. They were simply "Oxbridge Applicants". Many people can be Oxbridge rejects.

But yeah such universities which seem to have inflated their own self-worth but let's be honest, nobody considers them prestigious or selective or exclusive or as a breeding ground for future leaders in their field:

- St Andrew's

- Manchester

- Exeter

- Durham

- York

- Leeds

- Sheffield

- Birmingham

- Newcastle

- Southampton

- Sussex

- Bath

- Loughborough

- Surrey



All incredibly overrated moronic institutions which anyone with half a brain cell i.e. AAB-ABB could gain entry to. Not exactly an exclusive society that lives and breathes academia, steeped in history or inspirational for the next batch of corporate, academic, political, scientific leaders.

Apart from Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, LSE, Imperial, King's College London, and possibly Edinburgh, Bristol and Nottingham (and the odd specialist college or institution like LSHTM), the rest are a bit rubbish aren't they?
Before you feed your ego you forgot about london met and the poly's... (just saying)
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(Original post by orzel)
I agree that the primary thing that will determine if your degree is a success is your commitment to the subject that you're taking. But to simply class a whole bunch of universities as being "overrated" is just too ignorant for my liking. My guess is that the original poster hasn't even visited half of the universities on the list, but I could be wrong.


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THIS! that's the issue on this website too much competitiveness between equally good universities, with the 'big 5' viewing themselves as the master race, just a bunch of pseudo intellectuals.
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Where do you go to university, by the way? :rolleyes:
none of your ****ing business
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Higgs Boson-say no more.

Edinburgh, the Athens of the North, with famous alumni and academics over centuries-and of course myself. And only a possibly, splutter, splutter,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...inburgh_people

To be clear, I am not on the attached list.
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All you neeks getting overexcited might want to chilllllllllll
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St Andrews has 5 Nobel Laureates already more than the vast majority of british unis. Don't forget nobels only began to be given out in the 1900s, if they had been given out since the 1700s the scottish unis would have countless more.

St Andrews in its current state is no equivalent of Oxbridge, however, it is in the position to be in the distant future as it has the history needed. St Andrews has the 3rd highest UCAS tariff out of all comprehensive unis. Why didn't u mention James Gregory, the inventor of logarithms or Sir James Black, nobel prize winner and developer of beta blockers and h2 receptor antagonists which in all likelihood your grandparents are on?

St Andrews was historically hurt because of its location in a small town which was hurt post-reformation because of the town's loss of status.
The sole reason St Andrews is well known is because of the golf.
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The sole reason St Andrews is well known is because of the golf.
Its partially known because of the golf, but definitely not the sole reason.
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Its partially known because of the golf, but definitely not the sole reason.
In America, it's 99% of the reason.
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In America, it's 99% of the reason.
No its not. Its also known for the university, Prince William/Kate Middleton and for being very popular with Americans for both a degree and exchange.
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