Who knew what an ex-poly was before joining TSR Watch

Poll: Did you know what an ex-poly was before joining TSR?
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Mr Smurf
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Just curious because I didn't .
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lonely14
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I still don't know what it is? :erm:
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I didn't even know what the flipping Russell group was
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TheSownRose
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I did, but parts of my school seems to have been run on TSR principles.
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I didn't until I just googled it...
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No but I knew what a less desirable university was.
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I knew, but then I live pretty near Anglia Ruskin so I'd heard of that uni and that it used to be a poly.

Oddly enough, when I searched 'ex-poly' to make sure I was right on that, a TSR thread was the first result..
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I did because my dad went to a poly(Brighton) after failing to get into a uni(Sussex uni)...

He ended up at a decent job in the city though after working his way up through the bank by doing the professional banking tests...
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I did, my mum's a bit militant on the whole thing.
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(Original post by laut_biru)
I knew, but then I live pretty near Anglia Ruskin so I'd heard of that uni and that it used to be a poly.

Oddly enough, when I searched 'ex-poly' to make sure I was right on that, a TSR thread was the first result..
How near?
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didn't know what ex-polys were, but did know you got **** unis and which ones they were.....

EDIT: why the neg?
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A Mysterious Lord
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I knew but I can't remember why.
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Why yes, yes I did.
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Well I knew what a polytechnic was, so I probably knew what an ex-poly was, but I had never really thought about it before because I previously had no interest in going to university. I didn't know what the Russell Group was before I starting using TSR
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Not really, I think I'd heard of an ex-poly but didn't really understand what it meant in the hierachy of universities. I also didn't know as much about league tables, uni snobbery, subject snobbery, uni inverse snobbery and subject inverse snobbery. Or chavs...
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My parents referred to them a lot when I was asking their advice about which universities to pick so, although I don't really quite understand what they are exactly, I have a general idea :P
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Yes I did, when I was researching which universities to apply to.
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Anyone care to give us a definition? I still don't get it.
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What are they??
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wasn't aware until reading this thread, and still am not to some extent. You should have included an additional option on your poll.
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