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    (Original post by diamonddust)
    I got someone asking me if UEA was the University of East London...
    I've had UEL, cue "why are you going there". Also UAE!! And Anglia Ruskin, as well as just blank looks. And then even more blank looks when I tell people what subject I'm studying.
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    Overrated - Warwick, York, Manchester, Durham
    Underrated - Nottingham, Birmingham, Surrey, Sussex
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    (Original post by gunmetalpanda)
    I would choose warwick over oxford any day for my subject. And who are you to talk about what's as good as oxbridge? Have you got any idea what the courses at the oxford and warwick and manchester entail?
    Don't be silly, LOL.
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    (Original post by A level Az)
    Overrated - Warwick, York, Manchester, Durham
    Underrated - Nottingham, Birmingham, Surrey, Sussex
    York is not overrated

    Hull is underrated though.
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    (Original post by Millz)
    Don't be silly, LOL.
    What?
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    (Original post by Millz)
    York is not overrated

    Hull is underrated though.
    Jeremy Paxman thinks otherwise:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktjImihUzzk
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    Anyway the only overrated universities are probably scottish ones like Glasgow, St. Andrews etc. And Durham. Underrated probably the ex-polys, but I have no idea what they are like.
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    Bristol is over-rated (I go there.)
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    Underrated - Oxford Brookes, Cardiff, Royal Holloway, Nottingham Trent

    Overrated - Warwick, Oxbridge,
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    (Original post by A level Az)
    Jeremy Paxman thinks otherwise:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktjImihUzzk
    You got jokes, what uni do you go or plan to go?
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    I hate saying this but Oxbridge is overrated too. Not denying that Cambridge is one of the best unis in the UK alongside a few others, but over-hyped definitely. Especially how the schools promote themselves by posting how many pupils who got in to oxbridge lol.
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    (Original post by Millz)
    You got jokes, what uni do you go or plan to go?


    Either Warwick or Nottingham, though I'm having doubts about my course and quite fancy the Natural Sciences one Cambridge offers, so if I do exceptionally well I'll apply there and see what happens.
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    (Original post by gunmetalpanda)
    What?
    Oxbridge is not overrated, it is just elitist. How can you pick Warwick over Oxbridge, LOL? That is laughable; I personally believe that York is better than Warwick.
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    (Original post by A level Az)


    Either Warwick or Nottingham, though I'm having doubts about my course and quite fancy the Natural Sciences one Cambridge offers, so if I do exceptionally well I'll apply there and see what happens.
    I got PPE offer from Hull, a SPS offer from York, and waiting on SOAS. I am firming York, I think, but I like the internship at the House of Commons, or European parliament that hull offer.

    I still believe Hull to be underrated, when it comes to politics, but the city is a **** hole.
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    (Original post by Millz)
    Oxbridge is not overrated, it is just elitist. How can you pick Warwick over Oxbridge, LOL? That is laughable; I personally believe that York is better than Warwick.
    That's because I care more about what I'm learning rather than just going for the name, as cliched as it sounds. I'm interested in doing economics and the course at Warwick is much more interesting suited to my interested than the one at Oxford, filled with pointless modules on management and I think they even have compulsary british history modules which I cba with.

    It's laughable to you because you are an illiterate chav.
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    (Original post by gunmetalpanda)
    That's because I care more about what I'm learning rather than just going for the name, as cliched as it sounds. I'll be doing economics and the course at Warwick is much more interesting suited to my interested than the one at Oxford, filled with pointless modules on management and I think they even have compulsary british history modules which I cba with.

    It's laughable to you because you are an illiterate chav.

    Lol, an literate chav. You’re a funny kid man. Oxbridge is way better than Warwick for economics that is a fact. My next stop is an MA at London business school; I doubt you could afford it. Bloody peasant, lol.

    I did not start this pointless argument.
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    (Original post by Millz)
    Lol, an literate chav. You’re a funny kid man. Oxbridge is way better than Warwick for economics that is a fact. My next stop is an MA at London business school; I doubt you could afford it. Bloody peasant, lol.
    You would make sense if you could back your point up by stating how is a pure economics course at Warwick worse than E&M at Oxford for Economics. I'm actually paying international fees for university.
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    (Original post by Millz)
    I got PPE offer from Hull, a SPS offer from York, and waiting on SOAS. I am firming York, I think, but I like the internship at the House of Commons, or European parliament that hull offer.

    I still believe Hull to be underrated, when it comes to politics, but the city is a sh*t hole.
    Sounds like you prefer the course at Hull (maybe?) but of course you have to take lots of other things into account. Personally, I believe Nottingham is underrated because of the bad press the city receives. According to figures that I've read, it's on par with Bristol and other universities of the same tier, so perhaps it may be a better choice than Warwick, which I think is very overrated - especially on TSR
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    (Original post by gunmetalpanda)
    You would make sense if you could back your point up by stating how is a pure economics course at Warwick worse than E&M at Oxford for Economics. I'm actually paying international fees for university.
    Well your parents could not afford the fees at Oxford. There is no need to dis the uni. I mean, I do not agree with the elitist attitude they adopt but their research is second to only Harvard in my opinion. How can you not have the best uni when you teach on the cutting edge?
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    (Original post by A level Az)
    Sounds like you prefer the course at Hull (maybe?) but of course you have to take lots of other things into account. Personally, I believe Nottingham is underrated because of the bad press the city receives. According to figures that I've read, it's on par with Bristol and other universities of the same tier, so perhaps it may be a better choice than Warwick, which I think is very overrated - especially on TSR
    I do agree Warwick is way overrated. Nottingham is an amazing university I believe it to be amongst the top 6, in England, overall. But all university choices (I think) should depend on departments. I have an extra 10k to do a PPE masters at York(for 1year) before I go to London business school, so I think I will opt for York I heard the quality of teaching is of very high quality. Hull is just in too much of a bad location for me.
 
 
 
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