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    Just wondering what people's views on this are...

    Is ANY degree (2:1) from a prestigious uni worth more than a degree from a less prestigious one? For example, say any degree from UCL compared to a uni less highly ranked in the league tables? Or does it not really matter?
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    Just wondering what people's views on this are...

    Is ANY degree from a prestigious uni worth more than a degree from a less prestigious one? For example, say any degree from UCL compared to a uni less highly ranked in the league tables? Or does it not really matter?
    It would depend on the degree classification, and how well respected the 'other' university was.
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    Just wondering what people's views on this are...

    Is ANY degree from a prestigious uni worth more than a degree from a less prestigious one? For example, say any degree from UCL compared to a uni less highly ranked in the league tables? Or does it not really matter?

    by worth, it really depends on what you are planning to do.For example, if you are planning to be a banker, a degree of chemistry in imperial college (more prestigious) worths less than a degree of economics in Manchester (less presitgious)

    I think that most of the degrees from oxbridge are better than any of the other ones in less 'presigious' universities (except stuff like Anglo-saxon and Celtic studies or something), mainly to do with the international reputation. If you have a degree in oxbridge, again apart from stuff like Anglo-saxon studies , you can really branch off to many other things.
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    Just wondering what people's views on this are...

    Is ANY degree from a prestigious uni worth more than a degree from a less prestigious one? For example, say any degree from UCL compared to a uni less highly ranked in the league tables? Or does it not really matter?
    I assume your 'prestigious' means more recognition in society.
    Hence I interpret your question as follows:

    "2 person went for a job interview, for an assistant manager position. One of them is a Graduate in Business Management from some unknown university whereas the other is a Graduate in Psychology (which is totally unrelated to the business world) from Oxford. Which one would the employer choose?"

    Assuming that both the Graduates got moderate results, I would assume that the employer will have a higher tendacy to choose the one from Oxford. Reason being that unless the job scope is a very specialised one (i.e. Dentist, Lawyer), a basic degree doesn't really matter as one could easily adapt to their new environment. Subsequently, what you learn from education doesn't give a true reflection of the practicality of the corporate world nowadays. (hence what you apply in real life may not be what you learn in U)

    Of course, the above is only a simple situation to consider as there are still many factors that can attribute to the results:
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    1. Technical Requirement of the job
    2. The comparison between the 2 Uni (i.e. How wide apart is the standings between the 2 universities)
    3. The Grades between the 2 Applicants (i.e. The 1 from the unknown university is first in his/her U and gotten 1st Class Honours whilst the one from Oxford got a 2nd Lower or below)
    4. Ability to speak other languages (important if the company is a MNC and has hugh business links abroad, say China)

    End to end, don't let the above pull you down. One has to believe in himself/herself and strive for his/her goals. If a person is determined, I believe he/she will be recognised and appreciated by the world someday.
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    (Original post by eunice)
    I assume your 'prestigious' means more recognition in society.
    Hence I interpret your question as follows:

    "2 person went for a job interview, for an assistant manager position. One of them is a Graduate in Business Management from some unknown university whereas the other is a Graduate in Psychology (which is totally unrelated to the business world) from Oxford. Which one would the employer choose?"

    Assuming that both the Graduates got moderate results, I would assume that the employer will have a higher tendacy to choose the one from Oxford. Reason being that unless the job scope is a very specialised one (i.e. Dentist, Lawyer), a basic degree doesn't really matter as one could easily adapt to their new environment. Subsequently, what you learn from education doesn't give a true reflection of the practicality of the corporate world nowadays. (hence what you apply in real life may not be what you learn in U)

    Of course, the above is only a simple situation to consider as there are still many factors that can attribute to the results:
    i.e.
    1. Technical Requirement of the job
    2. The comparison between the 2 Uni (i.e. How wide apart is the standings between the 2 universities)
    3. The Grades between the 2 Applicants (i.e. The 1 from the unknown university is first in his/her U and gotten 1st Class Honours whilst the one from Oxford got a 2nd Lower or below)
    4. Ability to speak other languages (important if the company is a MNC and has hugh business links abroad, say China)

    End to end, don't let the above pull you down. One has to believe in himself/herself and strive for his/her goals. If a person is determined, I believe he/she will be recognised and appreciated by the world someday.
    Thanks for the reply. I guess if I apply for a competitive job there will always be competition from many others so the uni I went to will be a marginal benefit. I was just thinking about it because in the other thread Wonkey was saying how UCL will give me more opportunities than the other universities I'm considering.
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    Thanks for the reply. I guess if I apply for a competitive job there will always be competition from many others so the uni I went to will be a marginal benefit. I was just thinking about it because in the other thread Wonkey was saying how UCL will give me more opportunities than the other universities I'm considering.
    yea ucl is much better than the other. Firstly it is in london, esp if you look for jobs in london after uni, this will give you a big advantage. And UCL is pretty internationally renowned, and is a very nice college.
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    And UCL is pretty internationally renowned, and is a very nice college.
    Nod. When I tell people about UCL in Singapore, most of the people knows which Uni I am refering to... But when I tell them Durham, Warwick or Nottingham....

    They asked me where are those universities from...
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    Nod. When I tell people about UCL in Singapore, most of the people knows which Uni I am refering to... But when I tell them Durham, Warwick or Nottingham....

    They asked me where are those universities from...

    oh god, don't scare me..........i thought Singaporeans should at least have heard of Nottingham especially with its close ties with Malaysia........
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    Just wondering what people's views on this are...

    Is ANY degree (2:1) from a prestigious uni worth more than a degree from a less prestigious one? For example, say any degree from UCL compared to a uni less highly ranked in the league tables? Or does it not really matter?
    definitely, i have heard my mum saying that people say a 2:1 from oxbridge is better than a 1 from leicester, where she got hers a few years back
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    Just wondering what people's views on this are...

    Is ANY degree (2:1) from a prestigious uni worth more than a degree from a less prestigious one? For example, say any degree from UCL compared to a uni less highly ranked in the league tables? Or does it not really matter?

    Boo.....its just about making life easier for urself. u've gone all this way, got the grades, and even been accepted by a top5 uni........y let the chance slip away? yes..maybe if u do work ur arse off at Soas u can come out with a 1st.......but then again look at the number of people who will come out of UCL with 2:1, let alone a 1st too. but if u dislike UCL that much, theres no point in forcing urself to go, cos u'll prob just end up doing badly.
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    Just wondering what people's views on this are...

    Is ANY degree (2:1) from a prestigious uni worth more than a degree from a less prestigious one? For example, say any degree from UCL compared to a uni less highly ranked in the league tables? Or does it not really matter?

    do you not like London?
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    do you not like London?
    but SOAS is in London too, lol
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    (Original post by wonkey)
    oh god, don't scare me..........i thought Singaporeans should at least have heard of Nottingham especially with its close ties with Malaysia........
    Not really =( Perhaps Singaporeans are quite 'proud', they don't really think highly of Universities in Malaysia....

    Nation rivalry... sigh.... sad truth
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    Boo.....its just about making life easier for urself. u've gone all this way, got the grades, and even been accepted by a top5 uni........y let the chance slip away? yes..maybe if u do work ur arse off at Soas u can come out with a 1st.......but then again look at the number of people who will come out of UCL with 2:1, let alone a 1st too. but if u dislike UCL that much, theres no point in forcing urself to go, cos u'll prob just end up doing badly.
    I know what you mean. I just prefer the atmosphere and course at SOAS. I just want to be somewhere I like but if it really makes it harder for me to get a job at the end of it then it's not really wise to choose it.
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    Boo.....its just about making life easier for urself. u've gone all this way, got the grades, and even been accepted by a top5 uni........y let the chance slip away? yes..maybe if u do work ur arse off at Soas u can come out with a 1st.......but then again look at the number of people who will come out of UCL with 2:1, let alone a 1st too. but if u dislike UCL that much, theres no point in forcing urself to go, cos u'll prob just end up doing badly.
    Nod... I agree.. Go to UCL if you can
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    (Original post by eunice)
    Not really =( Perhaps Singaporeans are quite 'proud', they don't really think highly of Universities in Malaysia....

    Nation rivalry... sigh.... sad truth
    Yeh, I know someone who is from Malaysia who went to Singapore to study because he thinks the education is better there.
    Why are universities in Singapore better than ones in Malaysia?
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    Nod... I agree.. Go to UCL if you can
    lol, thanks eunice!! i love the way u nod along!
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    I'm going to make a thread to see what people think of SOAS

    to the wolf: yeah i like london...
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    Yeh, I know someone who is from Malaysia who went to Singapore to study because he thinks the education is better there.
    Why are universities in Singapore better than ones in Malaysia?
    hmm.. I have not been to Malaysia to study, hence I don't really know the standards there.

    But, a hugh majority of Singaporeans are chinese and they perceived malays as generally being lazy people, hence they don't think highly of the standards of education there.

    Singapore's Education system is quite rigid or effective depends on how you see it. Almost every year, we have streaming.. the 'cream of the crop' will go to the 1st class and the inferior ones will go to the last class. It's hard to return to the 'cream of the crop' group if you have fallen too far behind.

    Subsequently, only about 40% (maybe less) of the student population are able to take GCE A Levels (unless you take it privately). Aliter, you will just have to submit to fate and go take up a Diploma in one of the polytechnics.

    Maybe because of the stringent streaming and selection, the ones who are in Singapore's University are usually the ones who are more determined and eager to study, hence explaining for the higher standards.

    But then again, that's the best explanation I can think of =( About Malays being lazy, I just hear it from alot of my elders, sometimes i do wonder how true is it...
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    (Original post by *boo*)
    I'm going to make a thread to see what people think of SOAS

    to the wolf: yeah i like london...
    lol SOAS? you are not thinking about soas are you
 
 
 
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