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    On the world stage and in the eyes of foreign employers.
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    No,

    University of London institutions are highly regarded as well...

    KCL, QMUL,SOAS, UCL, LSE etc
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    Russell Group institutions are in high regard as well...

    University of St Andrews, University of Manchester etc etc
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    Nope.

    It's not the uni itself that matters most, it's what you do there.

    Also, some universities that are generally considered crappy have specialities such as primary education or games development.

    However, there are limits. You're not going to convince me that Bucks New Uni is a good university (the irony that it's currently advertised on the top of the screen).
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    (Original post by thefailure)
    On the world stage and in the eyes of foreign employers.
    I'm going to durham I think it's a university that 'matters'
    All universities matter if they educate people and make an impression on people's lives.
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    No

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    Relative to the rest of the world, I would say yes.
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    No,

    University of London institutions are highly regarded as well...

    KCL, QMUL,SOAS, UCL, LSE etc
    On a world stage you could include LSE and arguably UCL but other than that.. the other institutions don't hold nearly as much clout.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Relative to the rest of the world, I would say yes.


    On a world stage you could include LSE and arguably UCL but other than that.. the other institutions don't hold nearly as much clout.
    Really....you would include UCL over Imperial in that?
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    (Original post by newblood)
    Really....you would include UCL over Imperial in that?
    Imperial was not in the guys post. But definitely Imperial would be among the UK's leading institutions.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Imperial was not in the guys post. But definitely Imperial would be among the UK's leading institutions.

    Reason being Imperial is not University of London.

    But still yeah, Imperial is a top institution.
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)

    Also, some universities that are generally considered crappy have specialities such as primary education or games development.

    However, there are limits. You're not going to convince me that Bucks New Uni is a good university (the irony that it's currently advertised on the top of the screen).
    Funny you should pick that one because if you are interested in wooden furniture design and manufacture, it is the place to study. That is what High Wycombe Art College (which is the core of the university) did. It trained people for the local industry which is furniture making.
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Funny you should pick that one because if you are interested in wooden furniture design and manufacture, it is the place to study. That is what High Wycombe Art College (which is the core of the university) did. It trained people for the local industry which is furniture making.
    Then if you're doing wooden furniture design, sure. If you're doing business management, Bucks isn't going to get you anywhere fast.
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    According to this - http://www.topuniversities.com/stude...ding-employers - Imperial, LSE, and Manchester are up there too. I'd say UCL is pretty well regarded globally too.

    But no matter how good other UK universities are, most foreigners will never have heard of many beyond the top few.
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    No. I'd be honest and say that I think most who went there would get the job over UCL and so on. Even though UCL, Imperial, KCL, LSE, Manchester, Birmingham, Durham, etc. are amazing.

    But generally, no. I think loads of other universities are just as good if not better in certain fields.
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    Depends on the subject you go for.

    Imperial have been much more successful in job prospects for engineering graduates as opposed to Cambridge I'd say, mainly because their degrees are much more practical (and they specialise in those sorta degrees anyway).

    Look at this article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...e-job-get.html

    It's about the person, not always the university.
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    [QUOTE=paradoxicalme;49483311]Nope.

    It's not the uni itself that matters most, it's what you do there.

    /QUOTE]

    This guy gets it, OP you clearly don't



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    No. It completely depends on the field. Some UK universities eclipse Oxbridge in certain fields and if you go to be employed in these fields, your employees will most likely know this.
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Then if you're doing wooden furniture design, sure. If you're doing business management, Bucks isn't going to get you anywhere fast.
    And many other subjects as well. It is a case of horses for courses.
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Nope.

    It's not the uni itself that matters most, it's what you do there.

    /QUOTE]

    This guy gets it, OP you clearly don't

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    I'm a girl, but thanks.
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    (Original post by godd)
    University of Manchester etc etc
    LOL
 
 
 
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