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    Hi all
    I've received all my offers from UCAS I applied to 3 russells, Reading and Winchester. I got ABB offer from all the unis. I really want to go to Reading for as various reasons I feel its the best choice for me. However am I making a terrible mistake turning down better universities for a non russell? I don't want to end up with a worthless degree
    PS apologies if this is the wrong place to post or a similar thread already exists!
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    (Original post by Anna1437)
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    Depends which the RGs are and what the subject is.
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    Classical studies and Cardiff and Birmingham which I really did not like at all, and Manchester which I did like but not as much.
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    dude bath isn't a russell group and its a quality institution. The Russell group badge is only an indicator of a University's study into topics in house, not the actual quality of the courses.
    The benefit of being a russell group university is increased funding to their universities. Other than that there isn't much of a direct influence on you the student.
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    Oh ok I was told that some recruiting people for jobs will just throw applications away if they're not from certain unis. I'm not 100% sure yet but think I want to be a solicitor
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    I'm in the same position, I applied to 1 russell and 2 non russell unis and received an offer from each of them. I think I'm going to chose one of the non russell unis since it has the course that appeals to me most. At the end of the day it's about taking the degree that is most suited to you...
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    That's what I'm thinking. I worry if I go to somewhere I don't like the course I'd lose focus and get a rubbish degree
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    As others have said, you should just go to where you think it would suit you best.
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    lol at how my only russell group uni is LSE and i barely scrape their entry req :dontknow:
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    Thanks everyone think I just got a bit caught up in the whole prestige obsession thing
 
 
 
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