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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Anyone at Durham will say Durham, anyone at Loughborough will say Loughborough. Unless there's anyone who has studied at both universities and therefore can give a balanced opinion as to which is better then any answer in this thread will be pretty useless.
    Not necessarily useless because if someone here knows there is a bigger percentage of students from one of the two unis getting that first opportunity (for whatever reason, say from assessments, graduate fairs, societies or whatever) then it would make sense to pick that over the other.Don't you think?...
    ..or maybe I'm just trying to getting an independent view of Lboro (don't want to ask the uni staff for obvious reasons) seeing as I haven't got much info on their link to the industry
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    (Original post by onthecoast)
    Yeah, that's totally what it means..
    So what does it mean? Do you only see Durham graduates at these things because Loughborough graduates all end up working at KFC? Or maybe Loughborough graduates find their way easily into decent, well-payed jobs while Durham graduates attend interview after interview without getting anywhere?
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    Hate to say it but I'd imagine reputation plays a part here...
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    (Original post by Soarin)
    Not necessarily useless because if someone here knows there is a bigger percentage of students from one of the two unis getting that first opportunity (for whatever reason, say from assessments, graduate fairs, societies or whatever) then it would make sense to pick that over the other.Don't you think?...

    Ah sorry, you are right. I assumed your question was the generic "which university is better"-type question that there are hundreds of on here.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    So what does it mean? Do you only see Durham graduates at these things because Loughborough graduates all end up working at KFC? Or maybe Loughborough graduates find their way easily into decent, well-payed jobs while Durham graduates attend interview after interview without getting anywhere?
    Way to jump the gun hey?
    No. It means more Durham grads get through to assessment centre more than Lboro do. You do need to go to the interviews to get offers you know?

    Regardless, I am not in the slightest dissing Lboro - I'm just saying that Durham definitely does have the edge in getting kids into (at least) FO positions. I'm sure Lboro graduates do make it too, I've just seen more evidence of Durham.
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    IB is a very reputation-centered industry, and if league tables are anything to go by Durham has a better rep and better grad prospects than Loughborough...but then again, Durham is also literally in the middle of nowhere.
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    (Original post by LittleBill)
    Hate to say it but I'd imagine reputation plays a part here...
    Your right, Durham I think is like the third eldest University in the UK and therefore is older and unfortunately has a link with reputation due to its age.

    Both Loughborough and Durham are in the 1994 group meaning they are equal in research.
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    (Original post by ParadigmShift)
    Whilst I don't think Loughborough should be automatically cast aside in the manner someone on this thread has suggested, I think Durham is a more solid choice in terms of employability and that sad old term, reputation. :shifty:

    Why not visit both places and try and decide which you like best?
    I've been, thats part of the problem and I still can't decide...can honestly see myself at either...love the sport side of Lboro, because I'm quite sporty myself but Durham isn't doing too badly in that area neither. I'm just thinking if the 'prestige' or Durham brand is enough of a factor to choose it.
    On my visit didn't think either was a No-No....really confused...and don't want to make a mistake, albeit a small one
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    make sure you think about if you want to be stuck in Stockton Campus (where i believe the undergrad business degrees are done).
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Anyone at Durham will say Durham, anyone at Loughborough will say Loughborough. Unless there's anyone who has studied at both universities and therefore can give a balanced opinion as to which is better then any answer in this thread will be pretty useless.
    I haven't studied at Oxford or at Thames Valley, but I can tell you fairly confidently that Oxford would be the better choice.

    Clearly Durham is better than Loughborough.
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    (Original post by aeonflux)
    I haven't studied at Oxford or at Thames Valley, but I can tell you fairly confidently that Oxford would be the better choice.

    Clearly Durham is better than Loughborough.

    I agree Durham is more prestigious, but 'better'? The difference between Oxford and Thames Valley is absolutely not the same as the difference between Durham and Loughborough. Indeed, the Guardian league table for example puts Loughborough 10th, above Durham at 14th.

    Guardian leage table
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    Academically, both universities may be comparable (I have no idea about the academic prestige of both institutions and would rather avoid that debate), but for front office representation in Investment Banking (which is OP's question as a fair number of you seem to be missing the point completely), Durham by a HUGE mile.
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    I think we are failing to think that university isn't just about the degree or prestige it is about your experiences and changes as a person. Not dismissing Durham might be better but Loughborough seems to have the social edge from what I have heard and their year in industry year abroads are really useful.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    I agree Durham is more prestigious, but 'better'? The difference between Oxford and Thames Valley is absolutely not the same as the difference between Durham and Loughborough. Indeed, the Guardian league table for example puts Loughborough 10th, above Durham at 14th.

    Guardian leage table
    I know that the difference isn't that big, I was merely exaggerating to demonstrate you can make a decision without attending both.

    Rightly or wrongly, prestige is still very important in FO IB.

    Edit: When I say better, I mean in terms of getting into FO IB. Which university an individual prefers is obviously much more subjective.
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    I can't believe this thread exists. Durham, 10000%.
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    Frankly, they're both ****.
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    Lol PA.

    Quite frankly, every decent candidate I know at Durham who's been interested in a job in FO IB has got there. I can name about 8 TSR users who this applies to.
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    Oh come off it, Loughborough's a great universty yes, but some of you prospective or actual Loughborough students are really pushing into delusion to rank yourself above Durham.
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    all i Know is that my friend went to durham and then straight after got a job as analyst for UBS. so seems pretty good. but it depends on your interview and natural talent too etc etc.
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    (Original post by loggins)
    Lol PA.

    Quite frankly, every decent candidate I know at Durham who's been interested in a job in FO IB has got there. I can name about 8 TSR users who this applies to.
    How many of them were studying Business though?

    Durham is great for History, English and... well, that's it. But for pretty much everything else it's ****.
 
 
 
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