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(Original post by River85)
The workload is no easier than a number of other top universities.

But no one is suggesting that it is "Oxbridge" so don't know why you're comparing them



Did you even read my posts?
It is easier and far less in abunance than at LSE, Imperial and UCL, from what I've seen of the economics, History, Politics and modern languages my friends do. Also, most of the people are gimps.
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It is easier and far less in abunance than at LSE, Imperial and UCL, from what I've seen of the economics, History, Politics and modern languages my friends do. Also, most of the people are gimps.
Do you know most of the students there?

Come on Nyet, play fair. Although I suppose you have to bash something now that your favourite member seems to have disappeared. You've certainly changed your tune.
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(Original post by River85)
Do you know most of the students there?

Come on Nyet, play fair. Although I suppose you have to bash something now that your favourite member seems to have disappeared. You've certainly changed your tune.
Wtf has he gone? That little gimp-boy, I demand he return so I can abuse him. Until he does, poor innocent Durhamites will feel the brunt of my wrath.
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Lancaster is really, really underated on here.
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Lancaster, mainly underrated because no one knows where it is or thinks its hard to get to, which it isn't.
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(Original post by Sweetliketropicana)
What subjects can strathclyde "compete" with the top in the UK ??

I found it laughable at the open day where they claimed the business school is one of the "top 3 in the world" alongside LSE and Sarbonne or was it Harvard ? Which is just lies. Claiming to be among the top in the UK would've been bold ... but that claim just ranked as plain ridiculous.
Well for the ones I listed it's probably in the top 10 or thereabouts. The business school is not in the top 3 in the world, but it is still very highly regarded. I think it was ranked as the best value for money in europe too.
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Imperial is seriously underrated. I mean....yeah.


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lol

It is though, isnt it? I mean whats the difference between Imperial and Oxford? I think Cambridge is better than Imperial, but i dont believe Oxford is. Its just older and carries heavy reputation!

People probably wouldn't go there if it didnt have the lawns and nice colleges!
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lol

It is though, isnt it? I mean whats the difference between Imperial and Oxford? I think Cambridge is better than Imperial, but i dont believe Oxford is. Its just older and carries heavy reputation!

People probably wouldn't go there if it didnt have the lawns and nice colleges!
Well because it's so specialised, it can never compete on the entire arena, so it'll never be #1.
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Queen Mary. Its a lot stronger than many think and they performed exceptionally well in the 2008 RAE assessment. And graduate starting salaries and employment prospects are high too.
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I think the question about which universities are underrated needs to be answered in a given context really.

I'd say in the general public (i.e. people which don't really have the slightest clue about universities), places like Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle (in other words, just solid, research intensive universities) will be overlooked as just: "universities that aren't Oxbridge". When in actual fact, they are much stronger academically (in a range of ways) than places like, say, Portsmouth or Plymouth which would probably be bundled into the same "the rest after Oxbridge" group by many.

"Down south", I'd say most of the universities "up north" are underrated (which is to be expected too). For example, when I got rejected from Durham people I know were sort of like "wtf, you got offers from Exeter and Southampton but you got rejected from Durham" signifying a clear regional bias and lack of knowledge.

On TSR, I would say the Scottish universities (Edinburgh and maybe St Andrews aside) are fairly underrated. People seem to ignore the fact that Glasgow and, perhaps to a lesser extent, Dundee and Aberdeen are ancient, academic powerhouses.

Overall (and going back to my first point), I'd just say that solid, traditional universities often get overlooked because they don't carry the Oxbridge/London brand.
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(Original post by Magical Moogles)
Leicester/Lancaster/Sussex/Loughborough/Royal Holloway/Surrey/UEA/Cardiff/Queen Mary are the first few universities that came to mind, that I would think are underrated.
I'd go along with that list (although Leicester, Lancaster, and Loughborough are beginning to get a bit more love these days). I'd also add Essex to the list.
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Well for the ones I listed it's probably in the top 10 or thereabouts. The business school is not in the top 3 in the world, but it is still very highly regarded. I think it was ranked as the best value for money in europe too.
Dont get me wrong, the business school is pretty good and as you say good value in terms of entry requirements. Strathclyde has also improved considerably in the recent rankings (29th i think in the recent guardian one). However this stuff about the business school being top1% in the world is just nonsense.
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Don't want to bugger the flies here but if you must name universities that don't exist anymore, at least spell their names right...
Okay so I put an "a" instead of the "o" ?? Also if you are going to accuse me of a minor spelling mistake when naming a French university at least get your grammar correct ... a bit of a blunder on your part.

As for saying Sorbonne doesn't exist anymore ... what are you talking about ??
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Queens University Belfast!
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(Original post by tb12345)
I study at strathclyde and I have to agree, they can compete with the best universities in the uk for some subjects, but can then be really poor in other areas. I think this is the main reason it does not have the reputation of say edinburgh, glasgow or st andrews, this might change though in the future. If it improved subjects across the board it would probably gain more notice. However it is extremely good for accounting and finance, engineering, business, pharmacy and a few others. It usually gets overlooked on here because the majority of users are english and have never heard of it!
Yes, I agree. Out of interest, what do you study?
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(Original post by Sweetliketropicana)

As for saying Sorbonne doesn't exist anymore ... what are you talking about ??

The Sorbonne was shut down in 1882.

The University of Paris ( parts of which are sometimes referred to as the Sorbonne by the ignorant ) is pretty crap and is nearly as bad as London Met.
If you were studying in France, you would want to go to one of the Grandes Ecoles ( HEC, Sciences Po, Grandes Écoles d'Ingénieurs etc ).

" The Collège de Sorbonne was suppressed during the French revolution, reopened by Napoleon in 1808 and finally closed in 1882.
Today the word Sorbonne no longer refers to the University of Paris but to the historical building located in the Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement of Paris.

The name Sorbonne (La Sorbonne) is commonly used to refer to the historic University of Paris in Paris, France or one of its successor institutions (see below), but this is a recent usage, and "Sorbonne" has actually been used with different meanings over the centuries."
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(Original post by Sweetliketropicana)
Okay so I put an "a" instead of the "o" ?? Also if you are going to accuse me of a minor spelling mistake when naming a French university at least get your grammar correct ... a bit of a blunder on your part.

As for saying Sorbonne doesn't exist anymore ... what are you talking about ??
My grammar was 'correct'. But as you've made three errors (by a fairly generous calculation) in that post, the point seems moot anyway...

The business school you mention is the IAE at Paris-I, as you could have quite easily found out on Google.
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(Original post by flugestuge)

The Sorbonne was shut down in 1882.

The University of Paris ( parts of which are sometimes referred to as the Sorbonne by the ignorant ) is pretty crap and is nearly as bad as London Met.
If you were studying in France, you would want to go to one of the Grandes Ecoles ( HEC, Sciences Po, Grandes Écoles d'Ingénieurs etc ).

" The Collège de Sorbonne was suppressed during the French revolution, reopened by Napoleon in 1808 and finally closed in 1882.
Today the word Sorbonne no longer refers to the University of Paris but to the historical building located in the Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement of Paris.

The name Sorbonne (La Sorbonne) is commonly used to refer to the historic University of Paris in Paris, France or one of its successor institutions (see below), but this is a recent usage, and "Sorbonne" has actually been used with different meanings over the centuries."
I was told by my old French teacher that studying at university is much of a muchness, as they are all heavily standardised, so you get the same wherever you go.
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I don't see why Nottingham Trent is underrated.
It is very good for "new degrees", but e.g. English and History is not so well.
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Leicester is very underated. If it wasn't for this unviersity, DNA wouldn't exsist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However, it doesn't seem to have any 'wow factor as other unis which are of equal acadmic level like Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham.
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