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Can someone please clarify what it is that makes a uni a polytechnic? Give me a few examples of ones if you can. How do they become ex-polys?

And as for red brick, which ones are these, and why?
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This is everything you need to know

http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Brick_university
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Everything is above on that link but for ex polys are the pre 1992 polynetics. These didn't have degree awarding powers (they were awarded by another organisation) but in 1992 a law was passed to make them all proper universities.

ex Polynetics now tend to focus on teaching rather than research where as older universities specialise more on the research side.
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(Original post by amazingtrade)
Everything is above on that link but for ex polys are the pre 1992 polynetics. These didn't have degree awarding powers (they were awarded by another organisation) but in 1992 a law was passed to make them all proper universities.

ex Polynetics now tend to focus on teaching rather than research where as older universities specialise more on the research side.
The stuff about polys is there

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_universities
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