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Why do people here hate Warwick so much? Is it bad?

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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    Nope, not offended nor persuaded. I don't associate a dislike of sterile environments with the set of assumptions that you make. Perhaps this debate would be better informed once you've actually been to Warwick.
    I don't see how Warwick's "sterile environment" is particularly relevant. People interested in a subject are similarly enthused to learn regardless of how ugly the buildings are lol, and most people are still having fun in sports, societies, going out etc.
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    My dad was an American student who got a prestigious scholarship that meant he could attend any British uni he wanted for his MA. ANY BRITISH UNI. That includes Oxford, Cambridge, Durham etc. But he chose to go to Warwick. And you know why? Because it's frickin' awesome, that's why. Don't let the haters get you down.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Only Oxbridge, LSE and Imperial > Warwick. LSE by a little stretch when Warwick is beating them in their own field. They're only a tiny bit behind LSE this year in the QS (when last year they beat LSE) and they are above LSE in the Shanghai rankings.
    Unfortunately, I don't know how much you can read into rankings such as QS. See my previous post for more information.
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    Warwick has strong reputation both in the UK and internationally. They are connected with leading universities around the world. Trolls are going to hate on it as well as any of the other uni's that are in top 10 yet below Oxbridge. BE CHILL.
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    (Original post by Nelliebelly)
    My dad was an American student who got a prestigious scholarship that meant he could attend any British uni he wanted for his MA. ANY BRITISH UNI. That includes Oxford, Cambridge, Durham etc. But he chose to go to Warwick. And you know why? Because it's frickin' awesome, that's why. Don't let the haters get you down.
    Was it because your dad only accepted by Warwick vs the others that you mentioned?
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    (Original post by Nelliebelly)
    My dad was an American student who got a prestigious scholarship that meant he could attend any British uni he wanted for his MA. ANY BRITISH UNI. That includes Oxford, Cambridge, Durham etc. But he chose to go to Warwick. And you know why? Because it's frickin' awesome, that's why. Don't let the haters get you down.
    Having the financial means and being accepted are 2 different things.
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    (Original post by Anonymous;[url="tel:66951874")
    66951874[/url]]Having the financial means and being accepted are 2 different things.
    Am I missing the point? Please explain
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    (Original post by Anonymous;[url="tel:66951732")
    66951732[/url]]Was it because your dad only accepted by Warwick vs the others that you mentioned?
    No, getting the scholarship means he was de facto accepted by any university he wanted.
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    (Original post by Nelliebelly)
    No, getting the scholarship means he was de facto accepted by any university he wanted.
    I know of scholarships that can be tendered at any uni of the student's choice but never heard of one that was essentially a golden ticket pass admissions...

    That would surely involve every university in the UK taking part and being aware of the scholarship because if the student randomly turned up at say Surrey and said "hey this scholarship means I'm studying here now" the uni would be like "huh?"
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    (Original post by 99_Problems)
    I know of scholarships that can be tendered at any uni of the student's choice but never heard of one that was essentially a golden ticket passed admissions...

    That would surely involve every university in the UK taking part and being aware of the scholarship because if the student randomly turned up at say Surrey and said "hey this scholarship means I'm studying here now" the uni would be like "huh?"
    Look up the Fulbright Scholarship.

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    (Original post by Princepieman;[url="tel:66954280")
    66954280[/url]]Look up the Fulbright Scholarship.

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    That's the one.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Look up the Fulbright Scholarship.

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    Cheers. I've only read it for like ten seconds but it looks like they still need to apply to institutions directly and get accepted?
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    (Original post by 99_Problems)
    Cheers. I've only read it for like ten seconds but it looks like they still need to apply to institutions directly and get accepted?
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    Welp, maybe they got accepted at all the universities the above user posted but chose Warwick? Who knows.

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    (Original post by Princepieman;[url="tel:66954484")
    66954484[/url]]Welp, maybe they got accepted at all the universities the above user posted but chose Warwick? Who knows.

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    Precisely, which just goes to show that Warwick, as I believe I have mentioned, is frickin' awesome.
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    I doubt it's bad, people turn pretentious when they go to university. Ignore them universities don't mean **** these days anyway, devalued.
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    (Original post by Harold Godwinson)
    I doubt it's bad, people turn pretentious when they go to university. Ignore them universities don't mean **** these days anyway, devalued.
    You probably got rejected from a half decent uni.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    You probably got rejected from a half decent uni.
    Nope, just have the fortune of being wiser then the average Joe
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    You probably got rejected from a half decent uni.
    And I don't fancy the prospect of becoming a university grad, in a non graduate job, because there aren't enough for everyone and stuck with massive debt. Why do you think there are so many universities cropping up everywhere? It's big business.
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    (Original post by Harold Godwinson)
    And I don't fancy the prospect of becoming a university grad, in a non graduate job, because there aren't enough for everyone and stuck with massive debt. Why do you think there are so many universities cropping up everywhere? It's big business.
    A good degree (something that has a purpose and is rigorous) from a good university (top 20 nationwide, not some crappy college nobody has ever heard about), combined with internships/lots of relevant work experience done during the summer holidays will ensure you won't end up in a non-grad job.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    A good degree (something that has a purpose and is rigorous) from a good university (top 20 nationwide, not some crappy college nobody has ever heard about), combined with internships/lots of relevant work experience done during the summer holidays will ensure you won't end up in a non-grad job.
    It doesn't ensure nothing. How many people like that do you think there are, who have said that exact same thing, who have ended up pulling pints or serving burgers at McDonalds. Having a degree doesn't guarantee anything. A degree is a form of proof that you have completed a university course, not a career guarantee. Most industries, including the financial sector (where the high pay nonsense I'm guessing you're aiming for) are run on the basis of nepotism and the "not what you know the who you know" basis.

    If you can't see that now you never will.
 
 
 
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