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    Is there anyway to tell which Universities are the Universities that used to be colleges and which are the Universities that have always been universities. Because some of them are "University of..." and some are "... University" Is that any indication? I am a student in the US who is coming to England for uni and i have no idea what are considered "good" universities. Any help would be appreciated.
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    What universities are you looking at? I would probably check each uni's history either on their website or somewhere else. I doubt whether its called "uni of [...] or [...] uni" is an indication.
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    Colleges are just members of a University institution aren't they? For example, King's College London is part of the University of London and Sidney Sussex College is part of Cambridge University.

    Other than that, I agree with what was said above.
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    (Original post by FieryAndromeda)
    Is there anyway to tell which Universities are the Universities that used to be colleges and which are the Universities that have always been universities. Because some of them are "University of..." and some are "... University" Is that any indication? I am a student in the US who is coming to England for uni and i have no idea what are considered "good" universities. Any help would be appreciated.
    Are you talking about "college" in the American sense (as in community/junior colleges)? If so, I don't believe the UK to have the same concept.
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    Do you mean which ones have always been universities and which used to be something else such as a polytechnic?

    The different types of universites in the UK are the really old ones like Oxford, Cambridge and some of the scottish ones.

    Then there are the redbricks. Universities about 100 years old that are generally the most respectable and have the best architecture after oxbridge.

    Then there are the ones that were built in the 60s (I think) that used to be called polytechnics and did like vocational courses like building or something, but now they are proper universities doing very good academic courses, though mainly science, engineering.

    Then there are the others. There are some that were set up very recently, some of which are good, some aren't. It's all very confusing to be honest and not easy to classify british unis anymore.

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    As for what we in Britain would call colleges. These places tend to have 'college' in their name and are not universities. Some of them do a very limited number of degree courses, but are mostly for pre-university academic courses such as A-levels as well as job-related courses and stuff like yoga classes.
 
 
 

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