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    For example, for accounting and finance, Bristol UWE is ranked around 55th out of 127 and Northampton ranked 73rd. However, when looking at what graduates got, in Northampton 82% of people got a first or upper second class degree in comparison to UWE which only 65% did.
    Is this relevant at all as surely this is not what you would expect?

    Ps, this is the same for Leicester and DMU as well. It is clear DMU is the inferior yet people are getting better degrees in comparison to Leicester? Also, looking at the salary they'e the same too. (using unistats)

    So my point is should I be applying to a higher ranked Uni from a ranking, or applying to the one in which graduates do better?
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    Universities set their own exams. This means that the better Uni's obviously for the most part have harder degree programs than their lesser equivalents. That's also why the better Uni's set higher entry criteria.

    Just work harder and get into a top Uni, It's not that difficult if you put your mind to it, as I learnt the hard way.
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    (Original post by Evil Genius)
    Universities set their own exams. This means that the better Uni's obviously for the most part have harder degree programs than their lesser equivalents. That's also why the better Uni's set higher entry criteria.

    Just work harder and get into a top Uni, It's not that difficult if you put your mind to it, as I learnt the hard way.
    Thanks, any tips on how to focus?
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    (Original post by alexp98)
    Thanks, any tips on how to focus?
    You gotta be committed to the cause and work for your goal every day. Put a picture on your wall of the grades you want to get or the University you want to go to and then you will see it every day and know what you are currently working towards.

    You don't have to revise and work every day of course but it's important to put the hours in whenever possible, and trust me it will pay off in the end and it will all be worth it. Think about it, it's only a few months, Exam season starts in May which is around the corner.
 
 
 
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