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    Shock horror getting to a top20 uni doesn't get you 30k, and people attending lower ACTUALLY get jobs.

    Don't listen to the snobs of TSR who say Uni isn't worth it if it isn't a top 20.
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    (Original post by Sternumator)
    Not sure of the link but someone once posted a spreadsheet of salaries of all the courses that published figures. I remember economics at cambridge being top averaging 41,000 then economics at lse which was 37,000.
    Unless there's more up-to-date figures, it was Cam Economics 38k, Imperial Computing 35k
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    Now I'm laughing at my friend laughing at me for having Dundee as an option.
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    (Original post by her)
    oh just the position of Oxbridge on the list!
    Oxbridge is more academically oriented than the London universities. I would imagine that a lot of them would have continued in academia or would have studied highly academic subjects (English Lit, maths, classics) that were irrelevant to any type-cast "job"; I get the impression the London universities are more specialist/promote courses with practical applications (economics, computer science)

    The reason why the leader board is pretty much worthless is because there's no stratification for subject.

    Edit: where'd Hertfordshire come from? Bad times also to see Southampton languishing in 20th.
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      (Original post by her)
      That's true!




      I am an idiot because? There is no need to be rude I just though Oxbridge students would be at the top of the list. No biggy!
      Why would someone coming from oxbridge earn more than LSE given LSE is basically geared to producing city workers.
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      Oxbridge aren't in top position, as the graduates of said institutions choose to devote their lives to causes greater than merely financial or materialistic gain. Either that or employers can't stand them.
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      (Original post by SergioMZ)
      Think too that salaries and cost of living are different depending on the region.
      Durham graduates may earn less than people from London South Bank (:confused:??), but this is because usually graduates from most unis stay in the area. Some go to London, but people studying in Durham (some) will stay in the NE. While people studying in London will stay in London, so the average will be higher.
      I'm shocked that people at LSE earn on average more than people at Imperial, though.
      Why? I thought that was commonplace knowledge. The LSE is renowned for being a factory, producing some of the [eventually] highest paid workers.
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      It's quite simpleL LSE and IC are known to be prick factories for the investment banks, management consultancies and accounting firms. They generate the annual batch of vapid, exchangeable, unoriginal cogs of the City machine, one pointless Asian after another.

      Cambridge nurtures the nation's finest - people who strive to improve the human condition through intellectual enquiry and discovery. It makes one not rich but enriches.



      Oxford is for sodomites.
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        (Original post by her)
        It would be even more great if they done one for the course. For example Law, the highest paid students that graduated from a Law degree where from the following universities. That would be great man :rolleyes:
        Christ. :facepalm2:
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          (Original post by ish90an)
          Also, why is Dundee the highest Scottish university on that list ahead of both Edinburgh and Glasgow?
          And where is St Andrews? :lolwut:
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          (Original post by n1r4v)
          Bar the light WUMing, do you really think so? A combination of being disillusioned by it and (what seems to be) a very small proportion actually intending to "improve the human condition" makes me think otherwise.
          I think most people are happy when it's over, and a lot do get disillusioned. For those who stay on to do research - whether at cam or elsewhere - I think when they start out, being part of something bigger has some role in their motivation as well as other stuff But like the vanity of having your name on a paper, the getting the Dr title. However, I think doing something you like is a the biggest factor - at least at the beginning. A lot of PhD students get disillusioned during their PhD and never recover, and leave academia for good.

          However, what I noticed is that my fellow cam compscis were much more about following interests than making big money. A lot of them went for technically challenging job roles when they could easily have gone to the banks for greater pay but an altogether duller experience. Although evidence is anecdotal, I do think that cam grads do tend to give intellectual satisfaction a greater priority than other unis.
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          LSE is at the top because of the large number that are in investment banking. If this was 5/10 years out I would still expect LSE at thetop.
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          (Original post by NyLonEd)
          Now I'm laughing at my friend laughing at me for having Dundee as an option.
          I've studied at Dundee, and I'd laugh at your choice as well. Subjects like politics are only going to lead to high paying jobs if you carry a big university name with it, places like Dundee just live off the reputation of a single department(in this case Medicine) and con people into thinking the rest of the courses will lead to the salary of a GP.
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          (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
          Those amounts seem sort of low, to be honest :lolwut:
          Imagine if you added a zero to every figures in your bank account, would that suffice for our greed?
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          (Original post by Ghost)
          Welcome to the real world. Not TSR's little fantasy about getting starting wages of £40k.

          MEng Eletrical and Mechanical Engineering, IMechE and IET.

          You hurt my dreams! :mad:

          Seriously, these days you have to own a business in order to crunch through the credit crunch and high housing prices.

          But then again, zombies have invented 'business tax' an complete utterly trash policy.
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          (Original post by i.am.lost)
          This is exactly what I'd expect. LSE and Imperial are obviously going to be higher since they don't have people studying subjects like History of Art and Sociology dragging the starting salaries down.
          Actually LSE offers many courses in sociology and history and still has the highest starting salary - not to mention a large number of students studying geography, politics and anthropology which dont traditionally have high salaries. Hence, uni name must play a part.
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          It's not that suprising. LSE, imperial and UCL are the three best unis in London, where the highest wages are. LSE have bankers, Imperial have engineers, UCL have medics or whatever. Makes sense if you ask me.
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          (Original post by TheCrackFox)
          Oxbridge aren't in top position, as the graduates of said institutions choose to devote their lives to causes greater than merely financial or materialistic gain. Either that or employers can't stand them.
          hahah this made me lol! It is true oxbridge grads. are mainly cocks (I'm a cam applicant)
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          (Original post by Smack)
          No.

          You obviously do not understand what the word competitive means. I suggest that you perhaps read a dictionary.
          If you had a club which only accepted billionaires and another which accepted millionaires as well, you are saying the latter is only less worthy of recognition because more people get into it, not because more people can get into it?
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          (Original post by ish90an)
          If you had a club which only accepted billionaires and another which accepted millionaires as well, you are saying the latter is only less worthy of recognition because more people get into it, not because more people can get into it?
          :confused:

          What the hell are you even on about?
         
         
         
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