I hate radio lol. And dropping in 'LSE' at the end of an article or saying 'LSE researchers' is not going to explain to me what it is...plus I assume I'd find only a minority of those articles remotely interesting Yep, I'm ignorant in the field of economics(Original post by mobb_theprequel)
Ignorance is bliss, eh. If you turned on the ol' wireless and listened to 'The Today Programme', 'Thought for the Day', and any number of intellectual debates - you'd see that LSE gets decent media exposure. Flick through the broadsheets and you'll struggle to find a day go by when you don't read an article, prefixed by the words "Researchers at the LSE"/"A thinktank based at the LSE"/"A study carried out by researchers at the LSE". If you look at the genius invention that is Google News (and search for 'London School of Economics' or 'LSE') - the LSE feature stories all originate from the past 21 hours - compare that to any other university in this country, even Oxbridge (who, as it happens, have feature articles from days ago on the header page).
If you had read today's paper, the overwhelming likelihood is that you would have stumbled across the thing they call "LSE"; on the second page of the Sunday Times there is an article on the ID card debacle, which finds its roots in a study by... the LSE.
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- 26-06-2005 17:15
(Original post by CNN Center)
- 28-06-2005 15:08
As for the GCE "A"-levels in Asia (I can only speak for Singapore), I am proud to say that yes, I have heard that the "A"-level in Singapore is probably one of the best in the world. It is certainly very rigorous.
Anyway, if I'm the OP, I would go for Cambridge any time. Although it's true that when you start working, it's your real abilities that count, not where you come from. However, a degree from Cambridge will give you the better edge in getting prospective employers to notice your applications.
Just my tuppence of opinions.
(Original post by JustaGuy)
- 13-07-2005 07:43
But I've also heard that there has been a steady increase in the number of people gaining A grades there...and A levels is getting 'easier' year on year ...
Incidentally, Singapore came in first for both Mathematics and Science for Grades 4 and 8 in TIMSS 2003:
- 15-07-2005 04:26
I'm studying at the LSE at the mo (just finished my first year of BSc Actuarial Science), and I would agree with the post that said yes Cambridge is more impressive to common folk, but if you're interested in a finance based job in the City, or the US (where the difference is greatest), a degree from LSE is much more acknowledged. Cambridge is notoriously 'closed-doors' and very traditionalist, so its degrees are so much more academic and less practical. obviously if you want to come out of a 3 year degree at Cambridge turning your nose up at the rest of society then go for it, but I personally know employers who resent the snobishness of Cambridge grads. but thats my opinion
- 19-07-2005 00:45
It seems that most people favour LSE over Cambridge- but that's to be expected on an LSE thread- I'm sure the same question under the Cambridge University thread would produce a different result.
The LSE degree is more mathematical than the Cambridge one. I'm not entirely sure about the comment of LSE's course being more "relevant".
In terms of one course being "better" than the other, however, well...... that really depends on what you want to do and specifically which company you want to work in- different firms have their own preferences as do the individuals who recruit you (and you can't control some of these factors).
In truth, employers will be looking at other things on your CV; different skills and experiences are what's going to stand out as well as the classification of your degree.
One shouldn't worry too much about how prospective employers perceive the image of you chosen University (not when it gets to this high level anyway).... go where you think you will feel comfortable.