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    (Original post by dragonzrmetal)
    Do you have a PhD in missing the point? It's terribly arrogant and generally disgusting that you think someone with a mental illness should be able to do something just because you can, and that if they can't it's their fault. You don't need me to spell that out to you, obvious troll is obvious.
    Nah, I'm just really tired..... And what? That wasn't my point at all. I simply said that it probably wasn't the mental illness stopping him from getting what he wants, more likely his attitude. And there's nothing arrogant about that.
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    (Original post by THUG*LYF)
    Yes well engineering as a general course at Cambridge or Oxford with specialisation later on will allow you to make way more money in your life - it's a lot more prestigious

    Imperial is good tho
    LMFAO stop chatting out of your ass 😂😂😂😂

    I actually got tears from reading this steaming pile of ****. Clearly you haven't a clue about the electronics/engineering industry.
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    (Original post by Ciel.)
    Nah, I'm just really tired..... And what? That wasn't my point at all. I simply said that it probably wasn't the mental illness stopping him from getting what he wants, more likely his attitude. And there's nothing arrogant about that.
    It evidently didn't come across like that, but I see what you meant now. Happy to leave it there if that's agreeable.
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    (Original post by DJMayes)
    *triggered*

    Cambridge requirements are A*A*A + 11 in STEP II and STEP III

    Warwick's easy entry requirements are A*A*A + 2 in STEP 1.

    Ask anyone who does STEP and they will tell you cambridge's much higher STEP requirements makes it much harder to get into.
    I went by the website, which says '+ STEP'. Also I'm not intending to apply to Cambridge or Warwick for that matter, so I don't really care.
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    (Original post by dragonzrmetal)
    It evidently didn't come across like that, but I see what you meant now. Happy to leave it there if that's agreeable.
    Yeah : )
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    what about getting into a university that makes Oxbridge the paupers choice
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    like stamford, harvard, yale and my own choice the GIA insitute at £12,500...
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    ..a month
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    (Original post by PHD2027)
    Hell no. Cambridge and Oxford are not the best universities, their staff hardly make any scientific contributions, they are only famous and said to be " the best universities in the world" because they are really old and have made prestigious contributions to science in the past and also because famous people like Charles Darwin and Issac Newton have studied there. universities like Durham , Nottingham, Manchester, Warwick and Bath are the universities that are doing cutting-edge research and teaching.
    Cambridge and Oxford are not the best universities, their staff hardly make any scientific contributions

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Did you just pull this out of nowhere to prove a point?

    Because it's false btw

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    No it's not.

    My friend did engineering at oxford, enjoyed doing electrical engineering, did a PhD, then left to work for a consulting firm and now works as a quant for a top hedge fund.

    No one is doing that from southampton lol

    You you me self know Southampton is not target, why the hell are you saying all this crap - because Alexion is your buddy and you don't want him to feel bad?
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    (Original post by MahuduElec)
    LMFAO stop chatting out of your ass 😂😂😂😂

    I actually got tears from reading this steaming pile of ****. Clearly you haven't a clue about the electronics/engineering industry.
    Nobody should want to actually work in the electronics industry. It's crap.

    People do engineering at places like Oxbridge and then get extremely well paying jobs in the city. You just can't do that from somewhere naff like southampton.
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    So is someone who gets into Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge with A*AA academically better than someone who gets into Imperial Engineering with 5A*s and BMO2 qualification?
    Tbh you never know

    5A*s and BMO2 qualification maybe a result of excellent training and top notch resources at a leading private school, combined with lots of support from a family with a strong academic background.

    On other hand, the A*AA may be achieved at a failing school placed under special measures, combined with family who barely passed their GCSEs and are in low-paid work/unemployed....
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    what about getting into a university that makes Oxbridge the paupers choice
    The founder of Harvard graduated from Cambridge.
    I found this out today and was thoroughly amused
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    what about getting into a university that makes Oxbridge the paupers choice
    StaNford, Harvard etc are not better than Oxbridge...
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Tbh you never know

    5A*s and BMO2 qualification maybe a result of excellent training and top notch resources at a leading private school, combined with lots of support from a family with a strong academic background.

    On other hand, the A*AA was achieved at a failing school placed under special measures, combined with family who barely passed their GCSEs and are in low-paid work/unemployed....
    True. We know that proportionally speaking Oxbridge significantly favour private school candidates, so similar arguments can be used to discredit the notion that being at Oxbridge means you have more academic ability/potential which was mainly what I was trying to get across.
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    (Original post by THUG*LYF)
    Nobody should want to actually work in the electronics industry. It's crap.

    People do engineering at places like Oxbridge and then get extremely well paying jobs in the city. You just can't do that from somewhere naff like southampton.
    In the UK yes, I agree it's quite bad, barring a few major companies. But internationally, eg USA and Germany, the electronics/computing industry is one of the most highest paying sectors for STEM areas.

    Also, although Southampton may not be a direct target for banking jobs, it is very possible to get into the sector through summer internships etc.
    Having a degree from a target isn't a free pass to a 6 fig salary in the city.

    And I'm not being biased here, my firm is a target uni.

    Also, do you realise that the courses at Oxbridge specifically don't appeal to some people? And that not all people just want to make money and work at some bank.

    Edit: also, im pretty sure I've seen people that have graduated from southampton working at various IB's / typical city jobs on LinkedIn. So unless you have some sort of evidence to back up your claims, please don't spew stuff that you don't know if it's actually correct.
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    True. We know that proportionally speaking Oxbridge significantly favour private school candidates, so similar arguments can be used to discredit the notion that being at Oxbridge means you have more academic ability/potential which was mainly what I was trying to get across.
    That's definitely true

    And I daresay in subjects such as History of Art and Classics at Oxbridge, it's more a case of how much disposable income your parents have rather than your academic ability
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    (Original post by asinghj)
    Now for Warwick it's A*AA plus 1 in STEP or A*A*A plus 2 in STEP
    for Cambridge it's A*A*A plus STEP (the website doesn't say if it's 1 or 2)
    So yeah they are pretty similar
    No, they're not


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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    True. We know that proportionally speaking Oxbridge significantly favour private school candidates, so similar arguments can be used to discredit the notion that being at Oxbridge means you have more academic ability/potential which was mainly what I was trying to get across.
    They do not favour private school candidates, moreover, they do not care about anything other than your academic abilities.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    That's definitely true

    And I daresay in subjects such as History of Art and Classics at Oxbridge, it's more a case of how much disposable income your parents have rather than your academic ability
    Aren't you doing bio Nat sci? Pretty sure that's basically a social science


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    (Original post by drandy76)
    Aren't you doing bio Nat sci? Pretty sure that's basically a social science


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    After year 12 I get triggered by Biology


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