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      (Original post by TheSownRose)
      No, they don't. But the vast majority of unis do advertise, because a uni, rightly or wrongly, is a business and want to get your business as much as eonenergyfit.com people (to name just one advert I can currently see) do.
      A university is not a business. What kind of messed up definition of business are you using?

      If a business fails, it closes down. Why is it the case that some universities are still open? If all universities were privatised, a significant proportion of them would run bankrupt despite the amount of advertising they have.

      You really think London Met would exist if it was privatised? No, because the goods do not deliver.
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      (Original post by im so academic)
      A university is not a business. What kind of messed up definition of business are you using?

      If a business fails, it closes down. Why is it the case that some universities are still open? If all universities were privatised, a significant proportion of them would run bankrupt despite the amount of advertising they have.

      You really think London Met would exist if it was privatised? No, because the goods do not deliver.
      a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise or concern.

      http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/business

      A university is a corporation that is providing a service (education) intending to profit. A university is a business.

      The reason some unis are still open is that, in spite of your personal opinion of them, they are not failing.
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        (Original post by TheSownRose)
        a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise or concern.

        http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/business

        A university is a corporation that is providing a service (education) intending to profit. A university is a business.

        The reason some unis are still open is that, in spite of your personal opinion of them, they are not failing.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business

        legally recognized organization
        in which most businesses are privately owned
        typically formed to earn profit that will increase the wealth of its owners

        Just because they are open it doesn't mean it's worth going to. For example, just because it's on the shelf, it doesn't mean it's worth buying.

        A university is strictly speaking a corporation, and an institute of higher education (for academic excellence).

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University

        In fact, they award ACADEMIC degrees, not vocational degrees. Medicine is an ACADEMIC degree.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelo...lor_of_Surgery
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        (Original post by im so academic)
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business

        legally recognized organization
        in which most businesses are privately owned
        typically formed to earn profit that will increase the wealth of its owners

        Just because they are open it doesn't mean it's worth going to. For example, just because it's on the shelf, it doesn't mean it's worth buying.

        A university is strictly speaking a corporation, and an institute of higher education (for academic excellence).

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University

        In fact, they award ACADEMIC degrees, not vocational degrees. Medicine is an ACADEMIC degree.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelo...lor_of_Surgery
        None of that has actually proven your point...
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          (Original post by TheSownRose)
          None of that has actually proven your point...
          Have you even read my post? So what if it "doesn't prove my point", I do implicitly outline other points.

          I once read you said that Medicine is a vocational degree. it well ****ing isn't!
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          (Original post by im so academic)
          Have you even read my post? So what if it "doesn't prove my point", I do implicitly outline other points.

          I once read you said that Medicine is a vocational degree. it well ****ing isn't!
          I did read it, yes. I told you exactly what argument I'm using to justify my opinion that university is a business; you showed me some Wikipedia articles and quoted random parts of them.

          I'd call it more of a professional degree than academic or vocational, but between the two it is a vocational degree in that it is pertaining to and connected to a vocation (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vocational).
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          Oh dear I return after a luncheon to find you TSR have corrupted my beautiful thread. It was a simple laugh to be had at fatties and you start debating the definition of a business and ****ging off Wikipedia. Oh and masturbating over Oxbridge by people who are still at school!

          Shame on you tsr
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          (Original post by Liam 09)
          I wasn't brave enough to make a thread about this, but I did notice that they all seemed rather overweight, I'm not saying this is terrible, but it seems like they did it on purpose to show that they aren't just going to put beautiful healthy people as adverts for their uni.
          If it wasn't a publicity thing then I don't think I've got a big problem with it.
          You can be a healthy weight and still be plain/ugly.

          That university just conveys the impression you'll be squished between rolls of fat in lectures and probably have to bring a cattle prod and pepper spray if you want to get lunch.
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            (Original post by TheSownRose)
            I did read it, yes. I told you exactly what argument I'm using to justify my opinion that university is a business; you showed me some Wikipedia articles and quoted random parts of them.

            I'd call it more of a professional degree than academic or vocational, but between the two it is a vocational degree in that it is pertaining to and connected to a vocation (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vocational).
            Well officially Medicine is a professional degree, which is in turn an academic degree. :hmmm::hmmm::hmmm:
           
           
           
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