I like it too. But you have to be crazy to class it in the same bracket as LSE, Imperial or Oxbridge. They're some of the best institutions on the planet. Not just the UK.(Original post by Wired_1800)
I think Manchester's quality is top notch. It should be classed as Tier 1, but many people, especially on TSR, seem to despise Manchester.
I heard their computer science and engineering departments were really good too. Plus the uni is so massive that I wouldn't be surprised if they had good industry connections. But threads like this will always start controversy because people get personally offended when others don't compliment the uni they attend.(Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
I don't despise Manchester but I fail to see what is special about it relative to places like Bristol, Durham, Warwick, KCL, St Andrew's. It's great for physics, I know that much, but I don't see anything overall special about it, good industry connections or what (to be fair I have a relative in his late 20s who I think went to Manchester and quickly got an excellent job)?
Was a bit bored and decided to make a tier listing for all the universities in the UK watch
Last edited by lucabrasi98; 05-08-2016 at 15:00.
- 05-08-2016 14:54
- 05-08-2016 15:06
This list was enough of a disaster to begin with - no need to worsen it further.
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(Original post by lucabrasi98)
- 05-08-2016 15:09
I like it too. But you have to be crazy to class it in the same bracket as LSE, Imperial or Oxbridge. They're some of the best institutions on the planet. Not just the UK.
I heard their computer science and engineering departments were really good too. Plus the uni is so massive that I wouldn't be surprised if they had good industry connections. But threads like this will always start controversy because people get personally offended when others don't compliment the uni they attend.
Here is a World Ranking from QS that shows Manchester to be the 33rd Best University in the World and one of the Best in Europe.
Like I said, in the UK, things are abit biased.Last edited by Wired_1800; 05-08-2016 at 15:12.
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(Original post by Mathmoji)
- 05-08-2016 16:05
*I am actually amazed that a TSR 'support worker' is perpetuating the myth that certain degrees are better than others. Its one thing for people like OP to attempt to do it, its quite another to be sanctioned by someone associated with the site.
I'm probably the only person in this thread who has actually hired an oxbridge grad. Last year I took on an oxford medicine grad. He was great at interview, but couldn't do the actual job to save his life. When a permanent position came up later in the year, I gave it to an applicant who had gone to a uni somewhere in the relegation zone of the league tables because he could actually do the job I needed him to do. I'm disappointed in myself obviously for being fooled at interview, but this is kind of my point; an oxbridge degree might get your foot in the door, but it wont keep it there if you aren't good enough.
Anyway princepieman, tell me, what is your substantial experience of the world then?
That was the point. ^
Generally, I'd agree with your post and example, but some industries and some firms within those industries can be quite 'snooty' when it comes to university brand. By and large it's not as important (bar the networking case above/the exceptions like top end law, finance, consulting etc..) as people make it out to be.
Well, I've ran 2 companies (alongside school) before and have hired ~15 people all told. But that's not really important.
- 06-09-2016 01:22
Leicester is probably rated above Liverpool now and Surrey too
- 06-09-2016 03:49