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    (Original post by jaydoh)
    It's not just the fact that it's isolated and sorta ostracised from main society. It has a reputation for "rahs". Now so has Leeds, and I'm ofthe thinking that as long as you're friendly and down to earth I don't care about your background, but I assume it would be similar to Durham in the respect that it's economic demographic leans toward the more monied, etc, end. If I wanted to go there badly enough I still would but my stupid class-consciousness stopped me applying to Oxbridge in '06.

    So it's not just the location that would stop me applying there. I'd be more inclined to go to a university and city with a more diverse student body.
    That's fair enough. Everyone looks for different things. Personally I will just ignore anyone who is clearly an idiot and interact with them only on the basis of being polite and/or because I have to.

    All universitys will have people(s) that annoy me (or you or anyone) so personally I tend not to use the constitution of the student body as a major determinant. =]
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    exeter has a better reputation. and is a nicer place. probably not quite as exciting as leeds but from what ive heard its not boring either.
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    Leeds has a nice library, if that helps...?

    I hate these threads. Which is better: socialism or jelly?
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    In terms of reputation and ranking they are about the same.

    Neither is top 10. More like 20-30 (if we use stupid leage tables). Exeter ranked in the 30's only a few years ago and leeds in the top 20 so dont pay any attention to leage tables. They have about the same quality of student statistically (Leeds is even better on average)
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    League tables are pointless and crap for postgraduate study. Most of them are primarily constructed from metrics totally irrelevant to being a postgrad.
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    Tbh both are similar in reputation from what little i know. maybe try looking at the unis and the courses and just go with what you prefer? A lot of it is down to personal preference eg. would you prefer a larger city or a smaller one? So really only you will know what is the best uni for you. Best of luck.
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    (Original post by ric92:))
    Tbh both are similar in reputation from what little i know. maybe try looking at the unis and the courses and just go with what you prefer? A lot of it is down to personal preference eg. would you prefer a larger city or a smaller one? So really only you will know what is the best uni for you. Best of luck.
    Yeah, I think they're pretty similar academically but provide a very different kind of student experience.

    Big civic universities like Leeds can often be better at post-grad level, I think, but somewhere like Exeter may offer smaller classes and more of community spirit to undergrads. This is clearly a generalisation, however!
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    Wow. This thread is full of some real ********.
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Socialism, of course, because that way everybody gets jelly.
    jelly because then you don't have to share!
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    (Original post by DaddyT)
    jelly because then you don't have to share!
    Where did I say that I actually liked jelly?
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Where did I say that I actually liked jelly?
    not an issue...if u reject socialism you have the righ to pursue chocolate while i pursue jelly if that be the case
 
 
 
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