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    Hey guys...

    Wonder if you have noticed that Bham Uni rankings kept on slipping? From the top 20 to the present top 30. Ranked:23rd in the latest Sunday Times University rankings, and ranked 28th in Guardian University rankings. I didn't regret choosing Bham as my Uni, but the slipping of the rankings do disturb me...

    I was initially impressed by Bham Uni ambitious Five Year Plans. That is one of the primary reason I chose Bham Uni. Their aim is to be the oxbridge of midlands within the 5 years. Next is to move the uni ranking from the top 20 to top 10. And many other impressive ideas and plans.

    Three years have passed, and there aren’t any much improvements... I would like to hear you guys’ opinions on the 5 years plan, and the slipping of Bham Uni rankings.

    http://www.fiveyearplan.bham.ac.uk/objectives.htm
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    (Original post by leoey)
    Hey guys...

    Wonder if you have noticed that Bham Uni rankings kept on slipping? From the top 20 to the present top 30. Ranked:23rd in the latest Sunday Times University rankings, and ranked 28th in Guardian University rankings. I didn't regret choosing Bham as my Uni, but the slipping of the rankings do disturb me...

    I was initially impressed by Bham Uni ambitious Five Year Plans. That is one of the primary reason I chose Bham Uni. Their aim is to be the oxbridge of midlands within the 5 years. Next is to move the uni ranking from the top 20 to top 10. And many other impressive ideas and plans.

    Three years have passed, and there aren’t any much improvements... I would like to hear you guys’ opinions on the 5 years plan, and the slipping of Bham Uni rankings.

    http://www.fiveyearplan.bham.ac.uk/objectives.htm
    You will find a lot of discussion in the uni forums about league tables. The general opinion is that they don't really mean that much. Yes they are a general indication of how 'good' a university is but that you shouldn't read too much into them. Thinking along these lines, the 'slipping' that you've described doesn't really mean much. If the rankings had gone from 20th to 200th or something, then yes, maybe there would be something to worry about or discuss, but really the league tables still support Birmingham and show it to be a good university in general.

    The most important thing is that people still want to go there, which they do, and that they enjoy it, which they also do!

    It's a dangerous road to go down if you stick closely to league tables, when really they shouldn't be used in that way, and you should apply to a university that you like etc.....

    So, by all acounts I don't think Birmingham is doing too badly- i don't think that you can say it failed just because it dropped a couple of places in league tables which are regarded by a lot of people as flawed anyway.

    Ruthie xx
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    five year plans?

    Sounds suspiciously socialist
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    that's why we've been chosen to go to birmingham. they obviously saw the overload of intelligence and prodigy in applicants from the student room, and decided that it was the ideal solution to complete the five year plan.
 
 
 

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