"Top tier" uni's for job prospects - your opinions?

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Leekey
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(Original post by ZJuwelH)
Ho yerss, my firm and insurance are in Leekey's list!
Funnily enough, out of the 6 I applied to...only 4 are on my list!!!


I probably have missed a couple (compiled the list in about 30 seconds), I think that Glasgow and Cardiff could be on the list also...
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(Original post by Leekey)
Funnily enough, out of the 6 I applied to...only 4 are on my list!!!


I probably have missed a couple (compiled the list in about 30 seconds), I think that Glasgow and Cardiff could be on the list also...
Think you missed St Andrews too...

What are your firm and insurance going to be?
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(Original post by ZJuwelH)
Think you missed St Andrews too...

What are your firm and insurance going to be?
Can't tell you sorry... ....
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I didn’t go to UCL, but I find the relegation of UCL to “peripheral” baffling indeed.

In terms of employer perception (specifically law firms’ perception), UCL is ahead of Durham, warwick etc. So if I were one of those anal, list-making types, id put UCL in the top 5. fer sure.
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I wouldnt have Bath or Loughborough in my top 15 but it is all a matter of opinion
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Everyones got their opinions into where each uni falls in terms of rank, but most seem to agree that the top 20 universities are: (In no particlular order & give or take 1 or 2)

Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, Warwick, Bristol, Bath, Durham, Nottingham, York, Manchester, UCL, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Sheffield, Loughborough, Birmingham, Kings and Exeter.

I think most will agree that Oxbridge, LSE and Imperial are in a league of their own but what about divisions between the others? Obviously everyone has their own opinions into specific ranking orders but what if the remaining 16 had to be divided? Where would lines be drawn to group uni's with a fairly equal footing with similar job prospects and reputaion with employers?

Any thoughts??
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(Original post by viviki)
I wouldnt have Bath or Loughborough in my top 15 but it is all a matter of opinion
Bath is two years running the top uni for maths in the Times Good University Guide. Loughborough have famous engineering and sports studies departments. Both have a reputation in the physical sciences it seems.
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My lil list :


Cambridge
Oxford
LSE
Imperial
UCL
Durham
Kings College London
Manchester
Nottingham
Bristol
Bath
York
Warwick
St. Andrews
Edinburgh
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(Original post by ZJuwelH)
Bath is two years running the top uni for maths in the Times Good University Guide. Loughborough have famous engineering and sports studies departments. Both have a reputation in the physical sciences it seems.
Yep I'm not denying that the dont specialise in certain areas and arent excellent for those but i would disagree that they are top 20 overall.
The same applies for Cardiff, but thats my opinon. The teaching at Leeds and Southampton are both excellent for many subjects and I would probably put them in my list because both have very good employment stats too. However as I said before thats my opinion and I'm sure that tons of people would disagree with me.
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(Original post by need_help)
Everyones got their opinions into where each uni falls in terms of rank, but most seem to agree that the top 20 universities are: (In no particlular order & give or take 1 or 2)

Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, Warwick, Bristol, Bath, Durham, Nottingham, York, Manchester, UCL, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Sheffield, Loughborough, Birmingham, Kings and Exeter.

I think most will agree that Oxbridge, LSE and Imperial are in a league of their own but what about divisions between the others? Obviously everyone has their own opinions into specific ranking orders but what if the remaining 16 had to be divided? Where would lines be drawn to group uni's with a fairly equal footing with similar job prospects and reputaion with employers?

Any thoughts??
IMHO the employment ranking for uni's in relation to each other...

- Oxbridge, Imperial, LSE
- York, Manchester, Warwick, Notts, UCL, Bath
- Birmingham, Loughborough, Southampton, Newcastle, Edinburgh
- Sheffield, King's, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham
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Leekey
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(Original post by viviki)
The teaching at Leeds and Southampton are both excellent for many subjects
I know its your opinion and everyone is entitled to one and that nobody's can be wrong but I just thought I'd point out that according to the rankings, Loughborough's teaching is second only to Cambridge!!!
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(Original post by Leekey)
IMHO the employment ranking for uni's in relation to each other...

- Oxbridge, Imperial, LSE
- York, Manchester, Warwick, Notts, UCL, Bath
- Birmingham, Loughborough, Southampton, Newcastle, Edinburgh
- Sheffield, King's, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham
Where would St Andrews fall?
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My list:

Manchester

Well that's where I'm hoping to go :rolleyes:
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Leekey
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(Original post by need_help)
Where would St Andrews fall?
Damn it!!! Missed them out!!! I would put them in the Birmingham group for employment but overall I think they belong alongside Notts, York and Manchester in terms of the actual uni!!!
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If you mention Cardiff and Leicester, why dont you put Bath into your list. Its in fact one of the top unis. Its for sure among the top ten.
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I'd say it's something like this, although I've probably forgotten loads:

1. Cambridge
1. Oxford
3. LSE
4. Imperial
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5. Warwick
6. UCL
7. Bristol
8. Nottingham
9. Bath
10. Durham
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11. Edinburgh
12. St Andrew's
13. York
14. Manchester
15. Birmingham
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Leekey
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(Original post by dled)
If you mention Cardiff and Leicester, why dont you put Bath into your list. Its in fact one of the top unis. Its for sure among the top ten.
Give me a break, Im just doing this from the top of my head I do forget about some uni's... !!! I think that Bath is a great uni and it muchly deserves to be alongside Manchester, Warwick and York!!!


To be honest though, if you get a good degree from any of the uni's mentioned, you will have a VERY strong base to build on career-wise!!!
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(Original post by Leekey)
I know its your opinion and everyone is entitled to one and that nobody's can be wrong but I just thought I'd point out that according to the rankings, Loughborough's teaching is second only to Cambridge!!!
The Guardian have Loughborough as 27th


http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...dex=2&start=20
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(Original post by Pencil Queen)
Looking at the actual graduate level employment stats (as used in the Times' Good University Guide) the rankings are as follows:

1) Cambridge 90.5
2) Robert Gordon 86.6
3) Imperial College 86.1
4) LSE 85.5
5) Aston 85.4
6) Surrey 85.0
7) UMIST 84.5
8) Oxford Brookes 83.7
9) Oxford 83.6
10) King's College 82.5
11) Bath 82.4
12) Loughborough 82.3
13) Nottingham 82.1
14) Aberdeen 81.9
15) Durham 81.3
16) City 80.8
17) Queens, Belfast 80.4
18) Keele 80.3
19) Dundee 80.2
20) Nottingham Trent 80.1

Not quite the rankings people seems to assume.

(Note this is the %age of graduates in graduate level employment or study 6 months after graduation so excludes graduates temping and working for McDs)
Ooh, I didn't know that Keele was so high. That's made my day. I said Aston was good.
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Leekey
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I think that the only problem with using The Times rankings in this particular thread is that it says "top tier" uni's. By this I figured the thread starter wanted info on nice traditionally well ranked overall uni's!!!
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