Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    I really like the uni and the Geography course. However whenever I tell people its my 1st choice they say to me: HUH? is that a uni? never heard of it? Is it good? and when I tell them its a Russel Group they say never, must be a really low one. Am just like okay?? Am still going but am scared that it wont be good as going to Kings; apparently their reputation is just soo good but tbh the course does not seem cute.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Those people must be living in a cave, because it's a very very good university


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Southampton is an excellent uni and is in the Russell Group.

    For some reason it gets talked about less than other comparable unis but it is still excellent.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lala121)
    I really like the uni and the Geography course. However whenever I tell people its my 1st choice they say to me: HUH? is that a uni? never heard of it? Is it good? and when I tell them its a Russel Group they say never, must be a really low one. Am just like okay?? Am still going but am scared that it wont be good as going to Kings; apparently their reputation is just soo good but tbh the course does not seem cute.
    Southampton is strong in geography because that is where the Ordnance Survey lives
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    Southampton's good; I personally would rate it above King's.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    It's a world top 75 uni.. That should solve your dilemma (:


    Sent from my iPhone
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Probably the best university for STEM degrees outside of Imperial, Oxford and Cambridge. Maybe not the mathematics part of STEM, but the STE part of it.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
    Probably the best university for STEM degrees outside of Imperial, Oxford and Cambridge. Maybe not the mathematics part of STEM, but the STE part of it.
    Not mathematics! 😱...what a shame 😒...I've applied for math and actuarial science at Southampton...

    Obviously, I don't expect it to be as good as Oxbridge for math, but I don't think it's far behind Oxbridge, Imperial and Durham for math, or is it?


    Sent from my iPhone
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Sidhant Shivram)
    Not mathematics! ...what a shame ...I've applied for math and actuarial science at Southampton...

    Obviously, I don't expect it to be as good as Oxbridge for math, but I don't think it's far behind Oxbridge, Imperial and Durham for math, or is it?


    Sent from my iPhone
    It's considerably behind Oxbridge and Imperial for maths.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Caedus)
    It's considerably behind Oxbridge and Imperial for maths.
    That's reasonable...


    Sent from my iPhone
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lala121)
    I really like the uni and the Geography course. However whenever I tell people its my 1st choice they say to me: HUH? is that a uni? never heard of it? Is it good? and when I tell them its a Russel Group they say never, must be a really low one. Am just like okay?? Am still going but am scared that it wont be good as going to Kings; apparently their reputation is just soo good but tbh the course does not seem cute.
    SOuthampton is good but Kings is better +they both have the same entry requirements of AAB!


    (Original post by yl95)
    Southampton's good; I personally would rate it above King's.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    What KCL has much better departments and academics than Southampton, Kings were rated #19th in the world (QS world ranking)
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Sidhant Shivram)
    That's reasonable...


    Sent from my iPhone
    My cousin who's reading Maths at a similar RG university (Leeds) is friends with a fellow from Cambridge, both compared notes and discovered, rather unsurprisingly, that the Leeds BSc is far easier than Part I & Part II of the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lala121)
    I really like the uni and the Geography course. However whenever I tell people its my 1st choice they say to me: HUH? is that a uni? never heard of it? Is it good? and when I tell them its a Russel Group they say never, must be a really low one. Am just like okay?? Am still going but am scared that it wont be good as going to Kings; apparently their reputation is just so good but tbh the course does not seem cute.
    Southampton is a very good university I actually had an interview for a Job in the geography department (I didn't get it) But I got a tour and the facilities are great some of the equipment you won't have anywhere in the UK for quite a few years I highly recommend it just on those grounds.

    Then there is Southampton the town i'm not going to go on like I have in other threads but suffice to say with two universitys in the city it's very student focused which of course means lots good times.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    It's a good university, better than Kings overall certainly, your friends don't know what they're talking about :p:
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    It's a good university, better than Kings overall certainly, your friends don't know what they're talking about :p:
    Good uni, no doubt; better than KCL; I seriously doubt that 😌


    Sent from my iPhone
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Sidhant Shivram)
    Good uni, no doubt; better than KCL; I seriously doubt that 😌


    Sent from my iPhone
    You're probably an international that thinks Kings is the greatest because it's in London and is Kings, trust me, Soton is better, any domestic student will tell you that. And if you're not an international, you have no excuse :p:
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Henry_Tudor)
    SOuthampton is good but Kings is better +they both have the same entry requirements of AAB!




    What KCL has much better departments and academics than Southampton, Kings were rated #19th in the world (QS world ranking)
    Lol, people use entry requirements to rank universities and take world rankings seriously?...
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by yl95)
    Lol, people use entry requirements to rank universities and take world rankings seriously?...
    Ikr!! What has the world come to 😱😱😱😮😮...:O


    Sent from my iPhone
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    You're probably an international that thinks Kings is the greatest because it's in London and is Kings, trust me, Soton is better, any domestic student will tell you that. And if you're not an international, you have no excuse :p:
    You're right, I'm an international. Probably so, but going by the league tables, links with industry and the university's reputation in general, few people would disagree with what I had to say. Tbh, I'd more than happy if Southampton was better than KCL a after all, cos that's one of the universities I've applied to (and KCL isn't :P 😋)...


    Sent from my iPhone
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Sidhant Shivram)
    You're right, I'm an international. Probably so, but going by the league tables, links with industry and the university's reputation in general, few people would disagree with what I had to say. Tbh, I'd more than happy if Southampton was better than KCL a after all, cos that's one of the universities I've applied to (and KCL isn't :P )...


    Sent from my iPhone
    Going by league table and industry links... Soton still wins, sure the universities general reputation of Kings is held in greater esteem across the world, but that doesn't actually matter at all when you want a great graduate job! Haha, that's good then I guess! Soton is strong, what are your other choices?
 
 
 

University open days

  • University of Roehampton
    All departments Undergraduate
    Sat, 17 Nov '18
  • Edge Hill University
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Undergraduate
    Sat, 17 Nov '18
  • Bournemouth University
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Sat, 17 Nov '18
Poll
Black Friday: Yay or Nay?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.