People that went to not so great universities

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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    I feel like people only go to Warwick for banking - It's also got a pretty piss poor alumni list and isn't known for any significant contributions to the world relative to the universities it's often compared to.
    It's a 1960s university, so it's not going to have some long list of famous 19th century scientists! It does have quite a few well known more recent people.
    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/future/notablealumni/

    Although if it was me, I wouldn't have put Camilla Batmanghelidjh at the top of the page. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by AllegedLegends)
    I went to a top 20 for my undergraduate degree and a low-ranked ex-poly for my post-grad, which has high post-graduation employment rates for my particular degree (I wouldn't have gone there for an English degree, for example). The degree is also one of the most competitive to get onto in the country and offered at only around 20 unis whereas my undergrad was offered pretty much everywhere. It depends on your degree, for example, Nursing at a 'metropolitan' is better than History at the the same uni and it's actually better than Basking Weaving or whatever at a Russell Group (or....History!!!).

    I've been to both. In most cases, it's about the course, not the uni (those outside of that category are Oxbridge material). There are some very competitive and employable degrees at ex-polys and I have friends from my top 20 alumnus who are still working in retail or backpacking/doing TEFL (way after graduation) without a solid well paying career because their degree doesn't translate into the real world.

    Degree choice, degree choice, degree choice!!!

    Believe me. But 99% of you won't listen and you'll go and do ANYTHING if it means you get to study at a top 20/Russell Group. The unis are rolling in your cash and you get nice chip on your shoulder to the tune of about £40K - but good luck finding a well paid job you enjoy, is all I can say.

    Laugh all you like at the ones at ex-polys, but if they're doing vocational degrees or STEM, they're in a better position than someone reading for a humanities degree at a mid-league RG.

    But you won't listen. That's alright though, someone need to serve me lattes on my commute.
    Well Yeah If I do american studies or Gender studies or smthing like that you probably have a point. I mean some subjects are more important then others. I am pretty sure a strong degree in a stem subject Maths for example from a polytechnic would do more favors then a similar degree grade in say Gender studies or etc from a Russel group uni.

    There are a number of factors that affect your chances in the job market.

    However a quality degree from a top tier university is going to get you further then the same degree from a low grade poly technic.

    I am sure people could probably point me to some unemployed dude who got 1st class honors from Maths at Cambridge and then point me to some guy who got a great job and is now a millionaire who went to Anglia Ruskin.

    there will be exceptions to the rules of course and there will also be other factors. However statistically speaking people from higher tier Russel group universities earn more and have a higher % employment figures then those from weak poly technics.

    I used to be a very active poker player made quite a bit from the game not huge sums but tidy profit over the years. I have had these conversations before getting all in with QQ+ AK+ usually makes sense you have a high chance of success etc. getting in with 74 suited is usually a bad play. However you will hear constantly from people that AK and QQ+ lose some of the time and hey they won that pot with 74.

    It is a game of probabilities, in life, in decisions such as university choices and in poker. Few choices guarantee success or failure. However a lot of choices make things much more probable.

    and you are much more likely to get a decent job with a degree from a top tier university then you are with a degree from a weaker university.
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    "Warwick [...] is pretty bad"

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    Loooooooooooool

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    (Original post by BioGeek)
    I think its more of a question in what you do your degree in. If you do a STEM degree (regardless of the University) you attend, your options are just as good if you went to a higher University.
    What do you mean by 'options'? Just starting graduate salaries?
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    Eh, was meant to go to Warwick. Then exam results happened coupled with several missing exam papers, culminating in a very stressful results day and eventually just disregarding the fact that I even sat those papers and just using my other qualifications to nab something somewhat decent in clearing, ended up going to Swansea.

    Hey ho, life happens. **** stinks, nothing new. Could have been worse, Swansea are pretty decent in CompSci and STEM.

    Ofc got a lot of shtick in PMs and on some other posts about the situation - and as you do the standard "you're crap, you suck" nonsense and all the other snide indirect comments on here but it's expected, you take it on the chin and move on.

    Personally, I'm not that phased anymore and couldn't care less about the snobbery and bigotry of uni comparison threads. I've found from participating in them for years that it's just insecurities being manifested through words.

    In ending this post, I'm just going to say people should really focus on making the best of any situation - be that if they're at an Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, Warwick etc or if they're at an NTU, DMU, Oxford Brookes.


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    Come on, don't pretend you know who these people are

    It's quite a far cry from Ghandi, Martin, Bell, Cristoper Nolan, Ricky Gervais, Crick, David Attenbrough and Roger Penrose
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    It's a 1960s university, so it's not going to have some long list of famous 19th century scientists! It does have quite a few well known more recent people.
    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/future/notablealumni/

    Although if it was me, I wouldn't have put Camilla Batmanghelidjh at the top of the page. :rolleyes:
    What a name - it has batman in it.
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    What a name - it has batman in it.
    Ahahahaha

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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    Where are the Kings' College students on this thread?
    Probably banned *cough* vividly clear *cough*

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    (Original post by Luke7456)

    Damm i wish i could remember what uni it was that allowed you to go into second year with AAA.
    Probably a Scottish Uni, where the 2nd year is really equivalent to an English first year.

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    (Original post by JoshDawg)
    I feel like TSR doesn't have the time to mock Unis like UCLan when they're mocking ones like Warick.
    I used to go to UCLan, I will happily mock it myself :laugh:
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Probably a Scottish Uni, where the 2nd year is really equivalent to an English first year.

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    I believe it to be St Andrews.
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    I don't think I'll ever have enough effort to care on what people here think about my uni (Swansea); although I do get entertained at the amount of effort people put into criticising other unis.

    To be honest, I wasn't too keen on them before applying, but did more research and saw that it really isn't that bad at all and loads of people from my course are landing the same jobs as those from the top uni. I'll be learning pretty much the same thing as the top unis (except we are doing less modules overall), so I'm not losing anything at all.
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    (Original post by Luke7456)
    No They are in the top 5 I plan to apply to next year.

    I would prefer Cambridge or imperial but I would not be ashamed to go to Warwick. Are we really going to say that anything outside of the top four is just really bad?
    Mate. Its in coventry. Nothing else needs to be said
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Eh, was meant to go to Warwick. Then exam results happened coupled with several missing exam papers, culminating in a very stressful results day and eventually just disregarding the fact that I even sat those papers and just using my other qualifications to nab something somewhat decent in clearing, ended up going to Swansea.

    Hey ho, life happens. **** stinks, nothing new. Could have been worse, Swansea are pretty decent in CompSci and STEM.

    Ofc got a lot of shtick in PMs and on some other posts about the situation - and as you do the standard "you're crap, you suck" nonsense and all the other snide indirect comments on here but it's expected, you take it on the chin and move on.

    Personally, I'm not that phased anymore and couldn't care less about the snobbery and bigotry of uni comparison threads. I've found from participating in them for years that it's just insecurities being manifested through words.

    In ending this post, I'm just going to say people should really focus on making the best of any situation - be that if they're at an Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, Warwick etc or if they're at an NTU, DMU, Oxford Brookes.


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    If there are missing exam papers, why don't you tell the exam centre or the exam board? It's their fault and you shouldn't just accept that- you did the exam fair and square, someone else making a mistake shouldn't prevent you from going to university. Or you could take a year out and apply again
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    Warwick's not actually a bad uni, it's alright

    But the university doesn't matter that much except for some careers like banking, law, consulting, politics and journalism. For stuff like accounting or engineering it doesn't matter what uni you go to.
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    (Original post by stereoashhh)
    Mate. Its in coventry. Nothing else needs to be said
    I am 31 will be 33-34 when start, so wont likely be making friends with 18-24 year olds. I will be friendly and sociable and if it happens then fair enough but I am kind of accepting I will be a loner there. I also am autistic and rarely make friends anyway I am usually a loner. the likelihood is that the closest thing I will have to friends there will be people who are polite to me and a bit social for group work. Hopefully i get landed with some Chinese students that speak good English because they work hard and are usually very polite and not likely to be *****y and stab you in the back.

    I don't require a lot just some nice places to eat, when I feel the occasion takes me Cinema to watch the odd film and hopefully a casino that does poker and some rich idiots that play there. This exists in most places. Nice places to eat usually consists of TGI Fridays Franky and bennies etc I like american style food. Of course you can't beat the counter best burgers in the world. But the only universities that would be near there would be ones in Dublin and whilst the counter do burgers that are so good they can change your whole perspective on life, I still will not choose my university place based on Burgers.

    I have in order to motivate myself promised myself if I get 90+ in every exam this year and manage distinction in Steps that I can travel to Dublin for that burger. It is one heck of a motivation it's an awesome burger.

    Seriously though I care about the quality of the degree and tuition+support I will get not so much the location. If it was very close such as Wariwck vs Imperial college. Then things like location may play a part, but it would need to be very close and location is way down the list on my priorities.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Eh, was meant to go to Warwick. Then exam results happened coupled with several missing exam papers, culminating in a very stressful results day and eventually just disregarding the fact that I even sat those papers and just using my other qualifications to nab something somewhat decent in clearing, ended up going to Swansea.

    Hey ho, life happens. **** stinks, nothing new. Could have been worse, Swansea are pretty decent in CompSci and STEM.

    Ofc got a lot of shtick in PMs and on some other posts about the situation - and as you do the standard "you're crap, you suck" nonsense and all the other snide indirect comments on here but it's expected, you take it on the chin and move on.

    Personally, I'm not that phased anymore and couldn't care less about the snobbery and bigotry of uni comparison threads. I've found from participating in them for years that it's just insecurities being manifested through words.

    In ending this post, I'm just going to say people should really focus on making the best of any situation - be that if they're at an Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, Warwick etc or if they're at an NTU, DMU, Oxford Brookes.


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    pretty sure if they lost your exam papers, you could sue someone. Not a lawyer and you would need to check with lawyer but thats quite worrying could that happen to me? was it your school/exam center or was it something else?
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    (Original post by uglyslut)
    I go to Greenwich which is pretty bad but it was either that Westminster or Hertfordshire from my offers maybe I picked the worst one though ..
    What on earth made u pick such a username?
 
 
 
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