the problem with league tables is people look at a uni in say 10th position and say it is better than a uni rated 20th when in fact there is little to choose between them(Original post by Boony)
In my opinion league tables are useful to get a rough idea of the stature of an institution. Admittedly, they aren't helpful in predicting the future of the university as you said. Nor can they tell you if you'll enjoy your course or time at the university.
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