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    hi! i'm relatively new here and to the UK application system... hopin to apply thru ucas this november. 'redbricks' is a word that seems to be used quite a lot! could someone list the main unis that applies to??? is it just the old ones? and how do u know if u havent been brought up in the UK?
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    (Original post by haiku_lady)
    hi! i'm relatively new here and to the UK application system... hopin to apply thru ucas this november. 'redbricks' is a word that seems to be used quite a lot! could someone list the main unis that applies to??? is it just the old ones? and how do u know if u havent been brought up in the UK?
    http://www.uk-learning.net/t23217.html
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    (Original post by haiku_lady)
    hi! i'm relatively new here and to the UK application system... hopin to apply thru ucas this november. 'redbricks' is a word that seems to be used quite a lot! could someone list the main unis that applies to??? is it just the old ones? and how do u know if u havent been brought up in the UK?
    In other words, it is about 20 or so elite universities.
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    red brick unis refere to old established ones opposed to the polytechnics that change to universitys. there really isnt much difference apart from the fact that older buildings are drafty
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    (Original post by bono)
    In other words, it is about 20 or so elite universities.
    Yes and no, I would say more like 30.

    Basically anything getting its University charter in the sixties or before is a redbrick.
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    just read the link above
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    (Original post by Shellspeare)
    red brick unis refere to old established ones opposed to the polytechnics that change to universitys. there really isnt much difference
    I would say there is, try taking a Law degree from some ex poly compared with Manchester / Newcastle / Sheffield / Hull to any credible Law firm and see how far you get.

    Despite the propeganda that gets pushed out there is a BIG difference between ex polys and "red bricks" (what most people class as 1960's onwards although some people say its earlier). Wether its right or wrong with so many people now getting 2:1 degrees (or better) the only way to choose between people is by looking at the quality of the institute.

    Degrees are handed out on the flexible boundaries compared with how you do relative to others in your year thus doing a subject at a uni that has a "lesser" academic intake gives you a higher chance of good grades as your piers will (as a general rule) be not as bright as their red brick counterparts.
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    just read the link above
    This internet encyclopeida seems to think that redbricks are 1920's and before. I think that many would disagree as this would mean that about half the supposed "red bricks" are infact not "red bricks" including (shock, horror) Warwick.
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    The term 'Red Brick actually reffered to the six civic universities built in the victorian era in mainly industrial centres.

    University of Birmingham
    University of Bristol
    University of Leeds
    University of Liverpool
    University of Manchester
    University of Sheffield

    The term has now come to be used mistakenly for all non-former polytechnics.

    In fact Warwick is Not a Red brick
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    (Original post by Neogandalf)
    The term 'Red Brick actually reffered to the six civic universities built in the victorian era in mainly industrial centres.

    University of Birmingham
    University of Bristol
    University of Leeds
    University of Liverpool
    University of Manchester
    University of Sheffield

    The term has now come to be used mistakenly for all non-former polytechnics.

    In fact Warwick is Not a Red brick
    I dont know if it really matters if something is red-brick or not. The fact is it is now used to distinguish between mainly decent unis and polys.
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    ok so where does Salford stand? Its been a higher education college since 1896 and has been a proper university since 1967. However the position in the league tables is only average.
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    redbrick refers to the six mentioned above a few others got added later but it is by no means all unis from that era.
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    (Original post by Neogandalf)
    The term 'Red Brick actually reffered to the six civic universities built in the victorian era in mainly industrial centres.

    University of Birmingham
    University of Bristol
    University of Leeds
    University of Liverpool
    University of Manchester
    University of Sheffield

    The term has now come to be used mistakenly for all non-former polytechnics.

    In fact Warwick is Not a Red brick
    Liverpool literally *is* red brick - they're very nice buildings and ornate on the inside
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    (Original post by Neogandalf)
    The term 'Red Brick actually reffered to the six civic universities built in the victorian era in mainly industrial centres.

    University of Birmingham
    University of Bristol
    University of Leeds
    University of Liverpool
    University of Manchester
    University of Sheffield

    The term has now come to be used mistakenly for all non-former polytechnics.

    In fact Warwick is Not a Red brick
    This is more like it: in fact 'redbrick' whatever its origins, is more usually taken to mean traditional universities outside the G5. An overlapping term is 'big civics'. The sixties 'plateglass' universities (ie Sussex, York etc) are definitely not included in either category, and the categories generally refer to type rather than perceived quality, although in many quarters the term 'redbrick' (often very unfairly) carries the connotation of being academically strong rather than spectacular.
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    (Original post by madmazda86)
    Liverpool literally *is* red brick - they're very nice buildings and ornate on the inside
    Lol so is Salford, the Peel building is built purely out of red engineering bricks. The times called Salford a traditional university. It jsut seems to blured to me there differences between them as everybody have has their own opinions but I do think its more about age than academic standards.
 
 
 
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