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    Hi so basically I've been thinking whether its still worth going to university's such as Middlesex or UEL to do economics if that's all you can get into? Like is it worth getting into so much debt, what will the job prospects be like? Any advice on that will be really helpful thanks.
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    (Original post by afcnew14)
    Hi so basically I've been thinking whether its still worth going to university's such as Middlesex or UEL to do economics if that's all you can get into? Like is it worth getting into so much debt, what will the job prospects be like? Any advice on that will be really helpful thanks.
    Depends. Economics is a worthy subject of study.

    If you do a worthy degree at a poor university, it's better than a naff degree from a good university (on the whole, in terms of graduate employment and salary)

    For example

    Economists from Middlesex have a greater average salary 40 months after graduating than English Literature graduates from Royal Holloway.
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    As long as you come out with a good degree (1st or 2:1) you should still have good job prospects despite going to a lower ranked university. Also just because a university is ranked lower dosen't meant it's not a good university. In my opinion league tables are overrated. I could choose to go to a university that is higher in league tables but i'd rather go somewhere i know the staff are nice and somewhere i will be happy
    That might backfire massively unless you're doing a niche/in-demand/traditional degree.
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    If you want a career, choice of uni is important, if you're not bothered about that, any uni is fine. When you're beyond 25-30 what uni you went to is irrelevant, your work experience is of greater importance.
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    Im doing Law..
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    (Original post by afcnew14)
    Hi so basically I've been thinking whether its still worth going to university's such as Middlesex or UEL to do economics if that's all you can get into? Like is it worth getting into so much debt, what will the job prospects be like? Any advice on that will be really helpful thanks.
    If its something like Economics...........I would try and find a low ranked uni with a good careers department......lsbu and westminster surprisingly do help their students out a lot...Greenwich's business and management school does well if economics is in their.
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    (Original post by xxchloexo)
    Im doing Law..
    Another very worthy subject where at the moment supply of graduates outstrips the demand for law graduates.

    This is why we need a cap on university places - especially for professional degrees!
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    Another very worthy subject where at the moment supply of graduates outstrips the demand for law graduates.

    This is why we need a cap on university places - especially for professional degrees!
    Yeah i agree, so many people who do degrees and then can't get a job.
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    Okay so basically economics is pretty decent no matter what uni?... Obviously I understand career prospects won't be as good as top 20 unis etc but still worth it. Thanks
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    Both the Unis you have named are good ex-Polys. They arent 'mickey mouse' colleges with no academic credibility that sprung up overnight. So, as far as quality of teaching and 'student experience' are concerned, have no worries.

    If you are concerned that a Law or Economics degree from either of them will not be 'as good' in terms of employment, then post a message on the Law or Economics course Board. If you arent fussed about where/what 'Law' or 'Economics' work you do after graduation, then stop worrying and just enjoy your studies.
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    (Original post by afcnew14131091)
    Okay so basically economics is pretty decent no matter what uni?... Obviously I understand career prospects won't be as good as top 20 unis etc but still worth it. Thanks
    Of course! And it's not mainly which university you graduated from that employers look for (unless they happen to be snobbish, which is likely) - they also look at you as a person; I.e your ability to make well-informed decisions under pressure, and how you conduct yourself as a person

    If you can demonstrate that you have these qualities, then IMO it shouldn't matter too much whether you come out of Oxbridge or a Million+ university.

    Bottom line, a degree from somewhere is miles better than no degree at all.

    [EDIT] if you're going to neg me, at least explain why - this isn't just me speaking, what I've said here was also gathered from several employers - DB being one of them. They said they've hired from low-ranked universities and rejected applicants from top universities, who haven't demonstrated traits that they require.

    Good luck!
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    Bottom line, a degree from somewhere is miles better than no degree at all.
    That is all.


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    Of course! And it's not mainly which university you graduated from that employers look for (unless they happen to be snobbish, which is likely) - they also look at you as a person; I.e your ability to make well-informed decisions under pressure, and how you conduct yourself as a person

    If you can demonstrate that you have these qualities, then IMO it shouldn't matter too much whether you come out of Oxbridge or a Million+ university.

    Bottom line, a degree from somewhere is miles better than no degree at all.

    [EDIT] if you're going to neg me, at least explain why - this isn't just me speaking, what I've said here was also gathered from several employers - DB being one of them. They said they've hired from low-ranked universities and rejected applicants from top universities, who haven't demonstrated traits that they require.

    Good luck!
    thanks really helpful
 
 
 
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