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http://www.uk-learning.net/t23959.html

This might be useful to you, it's about CS.
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thanks for every reply.most appreciated
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^^^Now the system makes a lot more sense^^^

So how do you identify the quality of the teaching? I know that there is a table where Cambridge came top and Loughborough was second I think?!? :confused:
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This may get redundant to you after helping so many people but.....thank you very much for your input, it is appreciated!!!
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I'm going to say something controversial...
I believe as long as the uni is in the top 10, it really doesn't matter 'quality'-wise where you go - from the prospectuses they seem to have fairly similar courses, and from visiting the unis, similar facilities. The different 'league tables' are so vastly different it's impossible to put them in a definite order. It's really unproductive to debate whether York or Warwick is better for example.
In my eyes the very most important reason to choose a uni is if you like it - the surroundings, the people, etc. My secondary reason would be the uni's 'prestige', as this may be what employer's look for.
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(Original post by Jamie Frost)
I'm going to say something controversial...
I believe as long as the uni is in the top 10, it really doesn't matter 'quality'-wise where you go - from the prospectuses they seem to have fairly similar courses, and from visiting the unis, similar facilities. The different 'league tables' are so vastly different it's impossible to put them in a definite order. It's really unproductive to debate whether York or Warwick is better for example.
In my eyes the very most important reason to choose a uni is if you like it - the surroundings, the people, etc. My secondary reason would be the uni's 'prestige', as this may be what employer's look for.
This is not controversial, it makes complete sense!!!
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pls can you put these in order of best uni (criteria is more academic, not interested in nightlife):
bath
durham
lancaster
imperial
nottingham
reading
york

2 courses interested are: geology, and CS

thanks very much
imperial
bath
nothingham
durham
reading
york
lancaster
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(Original post by trez)
pls can you put these in order of best uni (criteria is more academic, not interested in nightlife):
bath
durham
lancaster
imperial
nottingham
reading
york

2 courses interested are: geology, and CS

thanks very much
Imperial
Nottingham
York
Bath
Durham
Lancaster/Reading

Well, if you reject flawed rankings, and want a respectable job.
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Why Nottingham?

It is becoming the new Durham, in terms of unjustified reputation.
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Why Nottingham?

It is becoming the new Durham, in terms of unjustified reputation.
I don't know what it is about durham that gives them the right to regard themselves nearly as highly as oxbridge. who the hell do they think they are?
As for Nottingham, "most popular university in the country" ses it all. Well it is a bit worrying that there are people appyling to notts that clearly have no business there. These people would much rather apply to notts or warwick because they are superior to durham in many respects and they also have some form of nightlife.

With all this bragging about how great durham is (although i agree it is good for law), it will get you no further than Exeter would in the world of finance.
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(Original post by theECONOMIST)
I don't know what it is about durham that gives them the right to regard themselves nearly as highly as oxbridge. who the hell do they think they are?
As for Nottingham, "most popular university in the country" ses it all. Well it is a bit worrying that there are people appyling to notts that clearly have no business there. These people would much rather apply to notts or warwick because they are superior to durham in many respects and they also have some form of nightlife.

With all this bragging about how great durham is (although i agree it is good for law), it will get you no further than Exeter would in the world of finance.
Nottingham is popular because it is a good University, not great. Hence, students that wouldn't apply to the top unis, apply to Nott.
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(Original post by trez)
pls can you put these in order of best uni (criteria is more academic, not interested in nightlife):
bath
durham
lancaster
imperial
nottingham
reading
york
Imperial
Durham
Nottingham
York
Bath
Reading
Lancaster


J.
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(Original post by Bigcnee)
Nottingham is popular because it is a good University, not great. Hence, students that wouldn't apply to the top unis, apply to Nott.
er..no, average alevel points for the uni, which don't even take into account the fact that it offers a very wide range of courses and therefore will have many that drag the uni average down, are still very high - 9th in the country it seems.

how you can say that those who don't apply to top uni's apply here i don't understand that at all, i've yet to find anyone who got less than ABB, plus we have just produced a nobel prize winner

this all sounds very hostile, i apologise but could you explain your views a little more..it just sounds like an odd thing to say, i've found nothing to suggest nottingham's reputation is unfounded
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er..no, average alevel points for the uni, which don't even take into account the fact that it offers a very wide range of courses and therefore will have many that drag the uni average down, are still very high - 9th in the country it seems.

how you can say that those who don't apply to top uni's apply here i don't understand that at all, i've yet to find anyone who got less than ABB, plus we have just produced a nobel prize winner

this all sounds very hostile, i apologise but could you explain your views a little more..it just sounds like an odd thing to say, i've found nothing to suggest nottingham's reputation is unfounded
When I say top Unis I mean: Oxbridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL.
From my (admittedly naive) experience, Nottingham, attracts many students that wouldn't apply to these Unis (for whatever reason).
I would also contend Nottingham's reputation for CS.
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But surely Nottingham is just as good as UKL and Oxbridge?

I find it staggering that people can say Nottingham is not great.
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But surely Nottingham is just as good as UKL and Oxbridge?
What?
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(Original post by Bigcnee)
When I say top Unis I mean: Oxbridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL.
From my (admittedly naive) experience, Nottingham, attracts many students that wouldn't apply to these Unis (for whatever reason).
I would also contend Nottingham's reputation for CS.
okay so the cs comment was a tad biased plus it was the only course we offered through clearing last year, if i was doing it i would probably chose york over notts, as much as that pains me

the problem with imp, lse and ucl is they are all in london which puts off *many* bright students who believe it to be too expensive, i would argue that notts takes the equivalent of ucl students for those not living in the south, that said we do have a lot of londoners.

nottingham, the ucl of the north..hmm

we are better than them though
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What?
it is definetly an oxbridge alternative, i have now met three people who turned down offers(all from oxford weirdly) to come here, i'll try not to question their sanity though hehe

-just to make it clear i wouldn't suggest it is in anyway on a par with oxbridge, only durham seems concieted enough to believe that

okay i'm annoying myself, enough with notts obsessing
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it is definetly an oxbridge alternative, i have now met three people who turned down offers(all from oxford weirdly) to come here, i'll try not to question their sanity though hehe
Every University is an Oxbridge alternative.

The point is - the top 5 Unis are FAR better than Nottingham.
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Every University is an Oxbridge alternative.

The point is - the top 5 Unis are FAR better than Nottingham.
its lame but..proof?

of your top five uni's, oxbridge obv are better but i'm not sure you could truly say *far*, lse and imp are very specialised so for their subjects perhaps although we can give them a run for econ, management, law, medicine, engineering etc and as for ucl i would argue we are on an equal par/better than them in quite a few subject areas

no i am not deluded in believing this.

..well not that deluded, i recognise that the 4 of the uni's you have suggested are *better* academically (we whoop all of their arses socially,can you see where my preferences lie? ) although i would argue that warwick is better than BOTH ucl and notts

off to the bar..
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