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I'd appreciate ur opinions eng lit ppl!!
which has the best rep for english (just the department alone, not the uni/ accomodation/ ovrall rankings etc) - based on what you've heard from friends/ teachers/ etc?
bristol/ york/ southampton/ exeter/ brum??
please help! i think its bristol or york but not sure, can't decide... any opinions really wld be appreciated
I would say York. I know one of the Times university guides ranked it the best department after Oxford and Cambridge for English (though I don't think the Guardian even listed it in the top ten :rolleyes: ) Bristol would not be far behind tho.

Btw, has anyone actually heard from York yet??
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(Original post by butterflew)
I'd appreciate ur opinions eng lit ppl!!
which has the best rep for english (just the department alone, not the uni/ accomodation/ ovrall rankings etc) - based on what you've heard from friends/ teachers/ etc?
bristol/ york/ southampton/ exeter/ brum??
please help! i think its bristol or york but not sure, can't decide... any opinions really wld be appreciated
Weell if you want the times' opinion of english departments: York is 3rd, Southampton 13th, Exeter 26th, Bristol 28th, Birmingham 36th. Make of that what you will
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I read Times so I would say York - think it is 3rd best then Durham. Off the top of my head I think it is Ox.,UCL,York,Durham,Leeds,Camb,W arwick.. Althought the Guardian is completely different
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All those league tables are sooooo annoying - I wish they could just combine all their info and construct a definitive list (I think the Telegraph did something like this actually)

When choosing my six unis, my decisions were made partly due to where they were placed by the times. If I read the Guardian I think I might have chosen six completely different unis, lol.
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All those league tables are sooooo annoying - I wish they could just combine all their info and construct a definitive list (I think the Telegraph did something like this actually)

When choosing my six unis, my decisions were made partly due to where they were placed by the times. If I read the Guardian I think I might have chosen six completely different unis, lol.
They did, but it's still a bit dodgy.
Here it is: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education.../unibigpic.jpg
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That is not for English ?
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No, it is for unis in general, I don't believe Acid_rain was talking about just the english one.
Honestly.
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Hehe /me senses sarcasm /me runs!
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No, it is for unis in general, I don't believe Acid_rain was talking about just the english one.
Honestly.
Yep that's the one. Thanks, I've been looking for an online copy for ages

Kyrotec - I wish they made combined tables for individual subjects but as far as I know none exist
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Which University do you most want to go to Acid?
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All those league tables are sooooo annoying - I wish they could just combine all their info and construct a definitive list (I think the Telegraph did something like this actually)

When choosing my six unis, my decisions were made partly due to where they were placed by the times. If I read the Guardian I think I might have chosen six completely different unis, lol.
Mine were a combination of guardian and the times and my own wanting to be in/near london. Queen Mary is 1st according to the guardian, after oxbridge!!
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Which University do you most want to go to Acid?
Warwick is my first choice. If I screw up the interview, then either York, Southampton or East Anglia (probably in that order).

How about you?
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Durham or York I think
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Are you talking course Q300 here? thats like generic english, but at some unis its English, some its english lit, some lang and lit, and some english studies.

Achieved grades, a level
English A
French A
Physics A
Chemistry B
Biology B
English AEA - distinction

Oxford - Unconditional
Bristol - Unconditional
Warwick - Interview in feb
Nottingham - Rejected
Edinburgh - nothing
UCL - nothing
Obviously it's not surprising with your A levels, but aside from the specialist London colleges and obviously Cam, you've applied to what must be close to the 6 top universities in the UK!
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What texts r you 'people' studyin at a2?
we have finished john donne and
wide sargasso sea (jean rhys)
and are now doing othello and
decline and fall (evelyn waugh) - which i really like but no one in my class seems to get! they find me incredibly weird!!
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I'd appreciate ur opinions eng lit ppl!!
which has the best rep for english (just the department alone, not the uni/ accomodation/ ovrall rankings etc) - based on what you've heard from friends/ teachers/ etc?
bristol/ york/ southampton/ exeter/ brum??
please help! i think its bristol or york but not sure, can't decide... any opinions really wld be appreciated
Southampton is meant to be excellent for english, even tho the rest of the uni isn't as good. I think that's going to be my 2nd choice.

Birmingham is tenth in the country for English, according to the Guardian, and i reckon that'll be my 1st choice. Come to B'ham with me!!
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Southampton is meant to be excellent for english, even tho the rest of the uni isn't as good.
Isn't it? According to my bible/ the Times league tables, its a top 15 uni overall. (Its ranking for English is similar)

Tho everyone is telling me Exeter is one of the places to go for English (the reason why they give out AAA offers maybe?? lol) yet it never seems to score well in the tables for the subject.

All this uni stuff makes my head hurt
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I'd appreciate ur opinions eng lit ppl!!
which has the best rep for english (just the department alone, not the uni/ accomodation/ ovrall rankings etc) - based on what you've heard from friends/ teachers/ etc?
bristol/ york/ southampton/ exeter/ brum??
please help! i think its bristol or york but not sure, can't decide... any opinions really wld be appreciated
This reminds me of a scene in The World Is Not Enough (not one one of the best Bond films in my opinion) where Bond - pretending to be Russian - encounters Dr Christmas Jones for the first time. Jones is suspicious.

JONES: Your English is very good for a Russian.
BOND: I studied at Oxford.

James Bond is an intelligent man.

J.
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Isn't it? According to my bible/ the Times league tables, its a top 15 uni overall. (Its ranking for English is similar)

Tho everyone is telling me Exeter is one of the places to go for English (the reason why they give out AAA offers maybe?? lol) yet it never seems to score well in the tables for the subject.

All this uni stuff makes my head hurt
Just for interest, the Guardian's league table for English:

Cambridge
Oxford
Queen Mary, London
UCL
Birmingham (yay!)
Leeds
Stirling
Glasgow
Glamorgan
Warwick.

Surprising I thought. Southampton is 32, which i am v surprised about, as i thought it was higher... :confused:

I went to see Exeter and thought it was lovely, loved the course, campus, etc...until i got to the talk given by the English tutors. I don't want to put u off, but i have honestly never been to a less inspiring talk in my life. I thought "i don't want to be taught by these people, they'll send me to sleep!" and consequently didn't apply. They have a cheek to ask for AAA, but i think they do that so that when the results come in they can go from the top of the list downwards, and give places that way.
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Just for interest, the Guardian's league table for English:

Cambridge
Oxford
Queen Mary, London
UCL
Birmingham (yay!)
Leeds
Stirling
Glasgow
Glamorgan
Warwick.

Surprising I thought. Southampton is 32, which i am v surprised about, as i thought it was higher... :confused:

I went to see Exeter and thought it was lovely, loved the course, campus, etc...until i got to the talk given by the English tutors. I don't want to put u off, but i have honestly never been to a less inspiring talk in my life. I thought "i don't want to be taught by these people, they'll send me to sleep!" and consequently didn't apply. They have a cheek to ask for AAA, but i think they do that so that when the results come in they can go from the top of the list downwards, and give places that way.
great to see four of me uni's in the list, 3 in the top 4!! Just firmly accepted UCL's offer and made Queen Marys my insurance, can't wait to get the reading list, i have seen this years and it is greeeeattt!!!
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