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Best "Red Brick" university (Poll)

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The overall best "red brick" university is...

What do you consider to be the overall best 'red brick' university across all departments, taking into account research and teaching quality, nobel prize winners and general 'prestige'?

The University of Birmingham
The University of Bristol
The University of Leeds
The University of Liverpool
The University of Manchester
The University of Sheffield

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Reply 1
I don't understand why others such as southampton are considered red rick sometimes, and other times not.
Original post by chrislpp
I don't understand why others such as southampton are considered red rick sometimes, and other times not.


'red rick'

you korean?

hahaha
Reply 3
Birmingham students will vote for Birmingham.

Britstol students will vote for Bristol.

Leeds students will vote for Leeds.

Liverpool students will vote for Liverpool.

Manchester students will vote for Manchester.

Sheffield students will vote for Sheffield.

/Pointless thread.
Reply 4
Original post by chrislpp
I don't understand why others such as southampton are considered red rick sometimes, and other times not.


Because the OP is referring to the six original civic universities (the original redbricks) and not using redbrick as under some expanded definition as many do.
Pointless question. Who here has done degrees in ALL these unis to make anything comming close to an informed opinion? No one. As others have mentioned, everyone will vote for their own uni. At least three people will ask where Durham, Imperial and Aberdeen are. At least two people will ask about Oxbridge. At least one will make a terrible ISA related gag.

P to the O-I-N-T-L-E-S-S :nope:
Reply 6
Original post by S129439
'red rick'

you korean?

hahaha


Yes, actually, is the fact that I am not predominantly caucasian a problem for you?
Original post by chrislpp
Yes, actually, is the fact that I am not predominantly caucasian a problem for you?


yes.
Who cares? Surely the best department for your subject is the only thing that really matters?
The answer to every university question is Oxbridge.
Reply 10
Birmingham is the quintessential red brick uni. Just look at google images :coma:
Reply 11
Bristol, then Birmingham/Leeds imo.

Though I'd definitely rather go to Birmingham/Leeds than Bristol
Reply 12
Original post by DonFahad
Bristol, then Birmingham/Leeds imo.

Though I'd definitely rather go to Birmingham/Leeds than Bristol


Sheffield beats Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds and Manchster in the tables, and is only 1 below B'ham.
Reply 13
I'd say Bristol followed by Leeds.
Reply 14
Original post by chrislpp
I don't understand why others such as southampton are considered red brick sometimes, and other times not.


+1
Original post by gozatron
Birmingham is the quintessential red brick uni. Just look at google images :coma:


and loads of news websites use Birmingham as their stock images of universities haha.

in terms of prestige i would say Bristol, altho i voted Birmingham as i gotta be loyal! (and i've never been to any of the others)
Original post by Chucklefiend

Original post by Chucklefiend
What do you consider to be the overall best 'red brick' university across all departments, taking into account research and teaching quality, nobel prize winners and general 'prestige'?

The University of Birmingham
The University of Bristol
The University of Leeds
The University of Liverpool
The University of Manchester
The University of Sheffield


Well I voted Brizzie, but that doesn't mean the other universities are ****. :hmmm:
Reply 17
Original post by wanderlust.xx
The answer to every university question is Oxbridge.


Which university has the most jizz-related plumbing blockages?
Original post by Muffinz

Original post by Muffinz
Which university has the most jizz-related plumbing blockages?


Apparently Durham. :teehee:
Reply 19
Bristol, then Sheffield, then Manchester

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