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    (Original post by AlexandreFrance)
    Okorange is right. Nottingham is not elite, and doing a master at UCL is absolutely not prestigious.
    As mentioned above, most UCL taught masters require a 2:1 and Nottingham is not even top 10 in the UK.


    PS: I did my MSc at UCL, I was very happy with the course and I got into Oxbridge for a PhD, but I am realistic about the prestige of UCL at the master's level.
    Nottingham might not be a solid UK top 10 now like in 2010/11, but it is close to that level, and they have motions in place to get back where they were. They have placed a much higher priority on the QS World Rankings than domestic league tables, as the former measure prestige that the world can see. It is still UK 14th and World 77th in the latest QS Rankings.

    As for postgraduate studies, I could have gone to any one of Bristol, St Andrews, Imperial, UCL, and a few others. So are none of these elite? They quite often lead to getting onto a PhD at elite universities. Getting onto a masters is one thing, passing it is another.
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    The school really sucks. The weather is awful and there is nothing to do there. There are no decent places to eat, and absolutely nothing to do. It is so bad.
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    (Original post by LeeAnnRoberti)
    The school really sucks. The weather is awful and there is nothing to do there. There are no decent places to eat, and absolutely nothing to do. It is so bad.
    Are you a current student there? Why did did you choose it in the first place? Even Prince William found it hard going to settle there.
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    (Original post by LeeAnnRoberti)
    The school really sucks. The weather is awful and there is nothing to do there. There are no decent places to eat, and absolutely nothing to do. It is so bad.
    I'm told it's so tedious and cold that the students spend all their time in bed, frequently with their lecturers. Whereas Manchester , Newcastle, York, Lancaster and Birmigham are just cold, wet and boring.
    Looking out the window right now I could say that London is also very cold, damp (drizzle) , and it's Monday. Nuff said?
    I guess you people don't play golf, sail or ski.
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    (Original post by Hopefulbunny)
    I'm told it's so tedious and cold that the students spend all their time in bed, frequently with their lecturers. Whereas Manchester , Newcastle, York, Lancaster and Birmigham are just cold, wet and boring.
    Looking out the window right now I could say that London is also very cold, damp (drizzle) , and it's Monday. Nuff said?
    I guess you people don't play golf, sail or ski.
    I'd much rather attend the other unis you named (except Lancaster - not prestigious enough) than risk St Andrews.
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    (Original post by Hopefulbunny)
    I'm told it's so tedious and cold that the students spend all their time in bed, frequently with their lecturers. Whereas Manchester , Newcastle, York, Lancaster and Birmigham are just cold, wet and boring.
    Looking out the window right now I could say that London is also very cold, damp (drizzle) , and it's Monday. Nuff said?
    I guess you people don't play golf, sail or ski.
    Sailing or Skiing isn't really doable in St Andrews... especially not during the winter.

    Its a great place if you like house parties, drinking or studying because during the winter that is pretty much all there is to do.
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    Are St Andrews students generally classy and well mannered?
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    (Original post by Okorange)
    Sailing or Skiing isn't really doable in St Andrews... especially not during the winter.

    Its a great place if you like house parties, drinking or studying because during the winter that is pretty much all there is to do.
    Not the person you replied to, but;
    -you can totally drive to glenshee if you have a car. Haven't been since I actually learned to ski so no idea if it's any good though.
    -why not sailing? There's a club and everything?
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    (Original post by Slumpy)
    Not the person you replied to, but;
    -you can totally drive to glenshee if you have a car. Haven't been since I actually learned to ski so no idea if it's any good though.
    -why not sailing? There's a club and everything?
    Few people have a car in St Andrews. I can't imagine you would be sailing much in the winter though, even though admittedly i'm not sure. Sailing is a niche sport as well, doesn't have much appeal to most people.
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    (Original post by Okorange)
    Sailing or Skiing isn't really doable in St Andrews... especially not during the winter.

    Its a great place if you like house parties, drinking or studying because during the winter that is pretty much all there is to do.
    Not IN st Andrews you wally. But it is a short minibus to the slopes. Not many uk unis can get skiing as quickly. And being on the coast they DO sail.. first break the ice ... Mad max mad but that's student life. I know St Andrews quite well. It's a place for people people. Those who don't get on with other people need not apply. You are in a small community so there us no way to avoid anyone you don't like and everyone knows everything about everyone.
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    Is Nottingham more prestigious than St Andrews? It certainly has a nicer campus environment to the cold haunted buildings of St Andrews.
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    (Original post by Hopefulbunny)
    Not IN st Andrews you wally. But it is a short minibus to the slopes. Not many uk unis can get skiing as quickly. And being on the coast they DO sail.. first break the ice ... Mad max mad but that's student life. I know St Andrews quite well. It's a place for people people. Those who don't get on with other people need not apply. You are in a small community so there us no way to avoid anyone you don't like and everyone knows everything about everyone.
    I didn't mean in st andrews obviously. I can agree with the last sentence. It won't suit everyone, you definitely need to be outgoing and be at least willing to drink to enjoy St Andrews in my opinion. On the flip side, boredom does mean more time to study.
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    (Original post by Okorange)
    I didn't mean in st andrews obviously. I can agree with the last sentence. It won't suit everyone, you definitely need to be outgoing and be at least willing to drink to enjoy St Andrews in my opinion. On the flip side, boredom does mean more time to study.
    You say "at least willing to drink". Young man I fear you are not cut out for Scottish nights out. Enthusiastic drinking with style is de rigeur. It helps fight the cold as well as being a fantastic contraceptive in a gentleman's belly.
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    (Original post by Hopefulbunny)
    You say "at least willing to drink". Young man I fear you are not cut out for Scottish nights out. Enthusiastic drinking with style is de rigeur. It helps fight the cold as well as being a fantastic contraceptive in a gentleman's belly.
    I don't believe I was referring to myself when I made that comment.
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    [QUOTE=Hollywood Hogan;51664633]Is Nottingham more prestigious than St Andrews? It certainly has a nicer campus environment to the cold haunted buildings of St Andrews.[/QUOTE
    Son did his Masters at Nottingham and His PhD at St Andrews. He likes both but prefers St Andrews.They will have a job getting him to move!
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    (Original post by Hopefulbunny)
    I'm told it's so tedious and cold that the students spend all their time in bed, frequently with their lecturers. Whereas Manchester , Newcastle, York, Lancaster and Birmigham are just cold, wet and boring.
    Looking out the window right now I could say that London is also very cold, damp (drizzle) , and it's Monday. Nuff said?
    I guess you people don't play golf, sail or ski.
    Elaborate???
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    (Original post by Juichiro)
    Elaborate???
    You voyeur. DIY.
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    It sounds like it is perfectly primed for an entrepreneur to build a true social scene and take advantage of the real need for a classy, spacious, open-late, hip place for people to hang out and socialize. Everything you have said makes my entrepreneurial taste buds water. Where demand exceeds supply you have fertile ground to provide a solution and make some money. Turn those lemons into lemonade my friend
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    (Original post by aprilgame)
    It sounds like it is perfectly primed for an entrepreneur to build a true social scene and take advantage of the real need for a classy, spacious, open-late, hip place for people to hang out and socialize. Everything you have said makes my entrepreneurial taste buds water. Where demand exceeds supply you have fertile ground to provide a solution and make some money. Turn those lemons into lemonade my friend
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    open-late
    Good luck getting that licence from the council.
 
 
 
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