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    (Original post by asif007)
    Maybe London Met wasn't a good example. But I wouldn't be surprised if someone chose the city over the uni. You know the saying - uni is what you make of it. And I'm sure most people would agree with me that the uni experience is a lot more fulfilling in London as opposed to Norwich.
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    (Original post by asif007)
    Depends what course you're going for but I honestly think you made the right decision choosing London over Norwich. Many people out there choose places likeUEL and Kingston over Russell Group uni's because London has the financial district, cultural centres, entertainment hubs etc. If you want the best opportunities after you graduate, a lot of your time at uni will be spent networking with people in your chosen career path. You can't go wrong in London where everything you could ever hope for is right there on your doorstep. You would struggle to find even a fraction of those opportunities in Norwich.
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    Yes if it's Oxbridge,
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    It's really not, there are non-RGs that wipe the floor with some RGs. And non-RGs that are equally extremely strong in certain areas vis-à-vis RG unis. I'd call it the most lazy response this thread has had yet.
    I know I deleted it it but you were so dang fast with your quote! Also it was honest as they didn't sugar coat their answer like others have they just gave their straight up opinion.

    Anyway, as I have mentioned in previous responses I think it's individual preference these days. Some people prefer academic standing others use location and league table in their decision. Its simple it's your choice to make whether it matters. A graduate is a graduate but you can't deny that some graduates are more desirable because of their educational institute.
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    (Original post by Kate122)
    I chose City over East Anglia and other uni's?
    To some extent you have a great advantage if you go to certain Unis particularly Oxbridge and some of the top London Unis. I would say there are about ten where you would get varying advantages, then going down the scale the benefit becomes much less. Theres a whole raft of unis where its your degree grade that will matter more than which one you went to. You cna add experience, how you interview and extra currics on top of that.
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    I know I deleted it it but you were so dang fast with your quote! Also it was honest as they didn't sugar coat their answer like others have they just gave their straight up opinion.

    Anyway, as I have mentioned in previous responses I think it's individual preference these days. Some people prefer academic standing others use location and league table in their decision. Its simple it's your choice to make whether it matters. A graduate is a graduate but you can't deny that some graduates are more desirable because of their educational institute.
    Ofc, but that could be said for non conventionally 'top' universities. For example, people at BP (when I did a work placement there) raved about Heriot Watt grads and I believe it was one of the most represented (alongside Cam, Mancs, Imperial and Aberdeen) amongst the new grad engineers there. Likewise with people going to Reading to do anything with real estate get snatched up by all the big developers, commercial brokers etc.

    So yes, in some cases the uni matters but in the vast majority of cases it doesn't.

    You're right about individual perfornance too, that of course plays much more of a role and craps on the whole 'ceteris paribus' argument everyone lays out on this site when discussing university prestige.



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    It mattered more to my mum than it did to me. But since I'm 29, I went with what suited me (travel, school runs etc).
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    (Original post by Kate122)
    Isn't a degree a degree?....You can do bad at a good uni and do good at a bad uni.
    This is incredibly naive.
    If this was the case why should anyone even want to achieve A/A* at their a levels? We could all just go to London south bank and become rich. The 'good' universities hold a lot of respect and are much harder to get in to then the bottom end universities. Graduating from these unis will put you at an advantage than those at the bottom end and for a good reason - they worked a lot harder to get to where they were.
    Having said this it isn't that bad but it is definitely the case that going to a good uni is better in the long run.
    And before anyone says anything I am not crazy smart nor do I go to a crazy good uni, i got BBB at A level and go to Queen Mary both of which are very non-elite
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Ofc, but that could be said for non conventionally 'top' universities. For example, people at BP (when I did a work placement there) raved about Heriot Watt grads and I believe it was one of the most represented (alongside Cam, Mancs, Imperial and Aberdeen) amongst the new grad engineers there. Likewise with people going to Reading to do anything with real estate get snatched up by all the big developers, commercial brokers etc.

    So yes, in some cases the uni matters but in the vast majority of cases it doesn't.

    You're right about individual perfornance too, that of course plays much more of a role and craps on the whole 'ceteris paribus' argument everyone lays out on this site when discussing university prestige.



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    I'm not some kind of elitist snob, I never disrespect anyone's degree as they would have worked very hard for it. I will be doing nursing at uni which everyone never thinks is (as of 2013) a completely degree level career. People pester me and wind me up for that all the time (especially because i'm male), but when I tell them what uni I go to they have more respect for me- I dunno why. For many people it does matter. For me, more discrimination comes from what I actually study at uni not from which uni I go to!
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    Well that's a very difficult question to answer because it is dependent on a multitude of factors. But overall, I'd say it does matter to an extent since some employers favour applicants from specific universities. But there is nothing wrong with choosing a "less prestigious" university for your undergraduate degree because you're going to be there for three years and you want to be happy at your chosen university. Also, you can always do your masters at a more "prestigious" university, if you wish to in the future.
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    (Original post by Ignorant)
    This is incredibly naive.
    If this was the case why should anyone even want to achieve A/A* at their a levels? We could all just go to London south bank and become rich. The 'good' universities hold a lot of respect and are much harder to get in to then the bottom end universities. Graduating from these unis will put you at an advantage than those at the bottom end and for a good reason - they worked a lot harder to get to where they were.
    Having said this it isn't that bad but it is definitely the case that going to a good uni is better in the long run.
    And before anyone says anything I am not crazy smart nor do I go to a crazy good uni, i got BBB at A level and go to Queen Mary both of which are very non-elite
    You're actually right, my opinions have totally changed from gathering other people's views on this question. I've had the opportunity to go to a great university and even though I didn't choose one of those uni's (e.g Uni' of Southampton) under my circumstances there wasn't much I could do.....I'm still pretty much grateful for my place at City. ❤️😊
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    (Original post by BirdIsWord)
    As long as its Russel Group, its good. Anything else is a no-go tbh
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    st andrews? bath?
    just leave the guy to bask in his ignorance.

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    What do you think of places like Nottinghamm Trent, Cov, DMU (specifically for business etc)?
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    What do you think of places like Nottinghamm Trent, Cov, DMU (specifically for business etc)?
    They're not horrific, in fact Coventry and NTU are on the up, but they're not top top either.

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