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    (Original post by Gnostic XXX)
    UCL Sunday Times University of the Year = UCL slut sucked Times editor ****
    Aaahhh...now it makes sense.

    Anyway, why are you here? I thought you'd be stood around Parliament Sq with a sniper by now, taking out the pro-hunting lot.
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    (Original post by Gnostic XXX)
    Nah, I’m researching on how to infiltrate Huntington.
    I wish this protest coincided for when I go down to London next week. I'd be there on a horse and with a gang of angry dogs, watching delightfully as they ripped the guts out of some tweed wearing toff.
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    The only thing more academically fun than philosophising is studying war – hope you enjoy it.
    this is not sarcastic, is it?

    i just can't tell the difference.
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    how is APU (anglia poly) recognised abroad? cos most of the students are foreign. and also, what about SOAS?
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    (Original post by magiccarpet)
    how is APU (anglia poly) recognised abroad? cos most of the students are foreign. and also, what about SOAS?
    Soas has a fair reputation but nothing special, APU i have no idea but id be surprised if it had one.
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    Yes, orientals and americans do lack a basic grasp of satire.

    I was being serious, however - I'd love to study war - naval specifications, tactics etc.
    haha of course when it comes to satire, we're nothing compared to the brits.

    I liked the war studies course at kcl because it combined the social side of war though, plus international relations, politics, etc.
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    (Original post by magiccarpet)
    how is APU (anglia poly) recognised abroad? cos most of the students are foreign. and also, what about SOAS?
    I cant imagine APU has an especially distinguished reputation abroad. And any reputation SOAS has abroad will come mainly from being part of the UoL, and any special links it may've cultivated through its emphasis on Oriental and African studies.
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    then how do all these students from abroad know to go there(APU)? i'd estimate about 60-70% of undergrads are foreign or mature.
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    (Original post by J.S.)
    This is not looking at academic/specialist circles, focus here is on the general 'well educated' public.

    1. Oxford - not only more famous than Cam in the U.S., even throughout much of Asia - btw, I'm not suggesting here that it's any 'better' than its ancient rival.

    a larger gap than most people in the UK would imagine

    2. Cambridge - obvious reasons, esp its impact on the Sciences, i.e. 80 Nobel Prizes. Actually, since working in JP I've been quite surprised at the number of people who've not a clue about Cambridge!

    huge gap, as is pretty obvious to almost anybody

    3. LSE - due to something like 30 international leaders being educated there, and the popular appeal of the Social Sciences. Some very highly regarded depts, i.e. Economics and IR.

    large gap, as after the LSE (even before in many cases), I think recognition by the 'well educated man on the street' dies down significantly. From this point on, we're only really talking about countries where Brit. education retains much of its former prestige.

    4. Imperial, for the sciences, excellent history, fairly prominent alumni list - although perhaps not of late. Only well known to specialists though, not really to the general public outside of the UK.

    gap, although perhaps a smaller gap than most would imagine, I think.

    5. In no particular order: UCL- fairly traditional, has a somewhat interesting history. Warwick - largely due to its strong vocational emphasis as that seems to be what international students are looking for, esp. its Business School and MBA programme. Bristol and Durham - traditionally seen as Oxbridge reject unis. St Andrews - for the 'Prince William factor'. KCL - they say it's well known, maybe for Law.

    Of course this is all very crude, and it varies depending on who you're asking, and where you're asking However, I don't think any other UK university is well known at all, then again, perhaps I've overlooked a few - been an excessively hot and humid day here!
    This is outstandingly precise! I'm foreign and know many people from all over the world. This pretty much summs up their views...
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    having flicked through a few pages nobody has mentioned york - number 6 in the uk in the latest times university guide yet internationally doesn't get a look in - it seems that the universities with the higher 'prestige' are getting all the mention.
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    (Original post by thegoose)
    having flicked through a few pages nobody has mentioned york - number 6 in the uk in the latest times university guide yet internationally doesn't get a look in - it seems that the universities with the higher 'prestige' are getting all the mention.
    So a thread asking which universities have the most notable international reputation generally features those universities commonly considered to be the most prestigious? Congratulations Captain Obvious.
 
 
 
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