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    So, take my example. I've got a choice between Royal Holloway and UCL to study History so far. If when I graduate, from both I get a 2:1, and I decided to go and work in the City, and I applied for a graduate job for some kind of Civil service position, (I want to work in the Foreign Office) would it really effect my application having gone to somewhere like UCL over Royal Holloway, and if so how much? For example, if I had a 2:2 from UCL, is that better than a 2:1 from RH, or even a First?
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    the grade you get overall is most important, however, If you were to get a 2:1 from either university, UCL would be a better choice of uni
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    If you get a 2:2 then you're going to be up against it getting into the City or the civil service. If it's a case of getting a 2:1 from either, then UCL will look better and give you more of a shot at the City (I would have thought) than Royal Holloway would, because UCL is definitely top tier.

    With the civil service probably institution counts for less, they have a rigorous enough recruitment procedure that the recruitment filters people out rather than having somebody in an HR office scrapping anybody who didn't go for one of the select universities, which is what people on the investment banking forums here say happens in City banks.
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    For the Civil Service no, a 2.2 from RH would be equal to a 1st from UCL.

    For the city you need UCL and you need at least a 2.1.
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    UCL has much more exposure being in central London.

    Also I used to live right near RH and it is not an exciting place to live :no:
 
 
 
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