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    Are there any negatives to the merger in any bodies opinion? What do people think will be the end result of the planned merger?

    Personally I think the whole thing is terrific. They have already secured £400 million just for campus developments... and the end of the maths tower can only be a good thing.

    Regards standards, would anyone disagree that the only way is up?

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    The end of the maths tower? You've got to be ******** me, I love that thing.
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    I can see the advantages but....isn't UMIST lower in the tables than Manchester? Meaning that it is gonna pull it down, at least temporarily?
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    (Original post by Tednol)
    Are there any negatives to the merger in any bodies opinion? What do people think will be the end result of the planned merger?

    Personally I think the whole thing is terrific. They have already secured £400 million just for campus developments... and the end of the maths tower can only be a good thing.

    Regards standards, would anyone disagree that the only way is up?

    Ed
    Basic logic says that if you take one great university and merge that with a very good specialist institute then there can surely only be benefits. Sure there may be a small bedding in period while people adjust but this will be minimal because the uni's have been coexisting for ages anyway. Im confident that if I get into Manchester (*prays*) I will have a very strong name behind me (especailly because Im applying for a science degree)!!! Standards are surely going to rise in the long term because with Manchesters popularity already plus the emense resources that the merger will bring, they will be attracting a rediculous amount of applicants (more so than they already do) and therefore they will get more of the very best students (plus a few like me...hopefully )!!!
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    (Original post by Tednol)
    Personally I think the whole thing is terrific. They have already secured £400 million just for campus developments... and the end of the maths tower can only be a good thing.

    Ed
    No Maths tower? Damn, that means I'll have to take the long way down to Oxford road from the department...

    Thank God it's next year and not now... otherwise I'd have to walk even further for my maths lectures - and then back again.
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    For me personaly the merger is very bad as I may loose my job over it, I create website for some of the deperatments at Manchester Universities Intranet. When the merger happens its likely some of these depertments won't want the services provided by my company any more.

    On a much less selfish point of the few the merger is good and it will create a true world class university that Manchester and its students can be proud of.

    I am glad the merger is happening even though it dosn't benefit me in anway at all. I guess its all to with my love of Manchester (the city).
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    Tednol's rather good looking isn't he?
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    What year are you in now, amazingtrade?
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    (Original post by llama boy)
    I can see the advantages but....isn't UMIST lower in the tables than Manchester? Meaning that it is gonna pull it down, at least temporarily?
    No. UMIST is high as you like.
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    The end of the maths tower? You've got to be ******** me, I love that thing.
    Not ******** you sorry mate.

    http://www.student-direct.co.uk/modu...rticle&sid=935
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    (Original post by Peapod)
    Tednol's rather good looking isn't he?
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Tednol)
    Thank you!
    You're welcome
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    (Original post by Peapod)
    You're welcome
    Could be a stealth moose tho...
    lol
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    (Original post by Tednol)
    Not ******** you sorry mate.

    http://www.student-direct.co.uk/modu...rticle&sid=935
    404

    I believe you though. It's a shame, I know it's quite ugly from the outside, but I quite like it being a tower, and the view up and down Oxford Road from the top floor is stunning.
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    I'll miss the Mathematics tower if they pull it down (its one them buildings I've grown up with seeing) . I have also read stories that they plan to pull down the tower block at Owens Park.
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    (Original post by Tednol)
    Are there any negatives to the merger in any bodies opinion? What do people think will be the end result of the planned merger?

    Personally I think the whole thing is terrific. They have already secured £400 million just for campus developments... and the end of the maths tower can only be a good thing.

    Regards standards, would anyone disagree that the only way is up?

    Ed
    obviously bad for manchester university, as umist is shiter than manchester university
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    obviously bad for manchester university, as umist is shiter than manchester university
    Yeah, Manchester must be gutted with all those additional resources and funding that they will get....
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    Yeah, Manchester must be gutted with all those additional resources and funding that they will get....
    in general its good, but do you really want a worse university to join with you?
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    in general its good, but do you really want a worse university to join with you?
    If it means that The University Of Manchester will be better off in the long run then yes. In my mind its a case of extra resources + extra funding = improved performance, research and teaching which will improve the level of the university!!! UMIST is also a very good uni (rated stupidly good for employement and all engineering degrees) so it will bring something to the table as well as Manchester!!!
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    UMIST is not a bad university, f*ck the league tables. UMIST would not have the highest graduate employment rates in the country if it was ****.

    When Salford merged with Salford University College that was bad because Salford just inhereted all the **** things of UCU. However the Manchestoh UMIST merger is different. Its much better thought through and it has real benifets.
 
 
 
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