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    (Original post by Astronomical)
    Ah ok, so it sounds like our degrees have very different methodologies behind them; I'd probably prefer the way your course is set up, to be honest!

    How many hours of labs do you do? They're the least enjoyable part I find!
    15 days in 1st year, 12 in 2nd, 10 in 3rd and pretty much the whole of 4th year. Each lab day is 8 hours, and you?
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    (Original post by Astronomical)
    Indeed, the biologists are our "philosophy students" – sit around, read, seem to have nothing to do, etc.

    For what it's worth, in physics at least, we're doing a third year Oxford course in our second year; it's a pain in the arse, but that's another story altogether.

    Most departments are very well organised (apart from physics, ironically), though I've never studied at Oxford so couldn't really compare the two institutions.

    Imperial starting salaries are inflated somewhat because of the large quantity of people that go to work for investment banks (£45k starting salary + sign-on bonus). Having said that, about half of people stay in academia.
    Comments like these make my day,

    The metric being measured is starting salaries, NOT starting salaries excluding investment banks.

    Oxbridge has the fewest intake from students from the lowest socio-economic group (and the highest proportion of public school educated).

    So should I say London Met (or someplace similar) would actually be the top uni if their students came from a wealthier background?
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    (Original post by powwer)
    Comments like these make my day,

    The metric being measured is starting salaries, NOT starting salaries excluding investment banks.

    Oxbridge has the fewest intake from students from the lowest socio-economic group (and the highest proportion of public school educated).

    So should I say London Met (or someplace similar) would actually be the top uni if their students came from a wealthier background?
    Well yes but the point I was making was that a mean salary isn't the best indicator to use as it's distorted by a small proportion of very high starting salaries. The median salary would be a much better indicator of "what to reasonably expect".
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    no, both very good unis
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    Incredible amount of bias on this thread!
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    (Original post by natninja)
    15 days in 1st year, 12 in 2nd, 10 in 3rd and pretty much the whole of 4th year. Each lab day is 8 hours, and you?
    We have 6 hours per week for 12 weeks or so in the first two years (basically 3 hours twice a week, for a term and a half). Third year I won't have any labs as I'm on the "theory" course, but for those that do I believe it's the same again.
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    (Original post by Astronomical)
    We have 6 hours per week for 12 weeks or so in the first two years (basically 3 hours twice a week, for a term and a half). Third year I won't have any labs as I'm on the "theory" course, but for those that do I believe it's the same again.
    That little??? really?
 
 
 
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