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    Hi,
    People say that Liverpool is a friendly and relatively cheap to live in city, which is very good for me.
    But is it worth doing compsci. there?

    I'm a A-level 1st year student and I didn't do quite well in my exams, so I want to consider universities with relatively low entry standards. Does anyone know which universities I should consider?

    By the way, how reliable do you think these rankings are:
    http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...21799,00.html?


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    All league tables are questionable, but The Guardian tables are appalling. If anything, use The Times's tables.

    Times Computer Science 2004 table

    An A at A-level is 10 points, 8 points is a B, and 6 points a C. So BBB is 24 points. Be aware that most universities will probably be raising their admissions standards next year because they'll be expecting a lot of people to apply before the top-up fees are introduced in 2006.
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    Hi,
    People say that Liverpool is a friendly and relatively cheap to live in city, which is very good for me.
    But is it worth doing compsci. there?

    I'm a A-level 1st year student and I didn't do quite well in my exams, so I want to consider universities with relatively low entry standards. Does anyone know which universities I should consider?

    By the way, how reliable do you think these rankings are:
    http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...21799,00.html?


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    I don't think the rankings are particularly useful when taken at face value. If you want some analysis then you should observe the raw data on which the tables are based.

    Liverpool is indeed a class place to live and the university is very good. I've only ever seen thier comp sci department on a uni wide openday (so it's not much to go on) but everyone seemed pretty friendly and the facilities are very good. ANY degree from Liverpool is definitely worth having so if you like the uni then yes it is excellent.

    I'm sure you have done better than you think in your AS's but if you want department with similar requirements to Liverpool then I liked UEA, Reading, Newcastle, Sussex, Surrey (slightly less keen on the last two than I was UEA and N'castle). If you can offfer maths then Loughborough, Manchester, Glasgow and Kent all impressed me. You should try and get around as many as you can yourself though so that you can get an idea of which you like (be like me and make it a weekend ritual for you and you mates to go get smashed in a random SU....remembering to check out the departement first ofcourse)!!!
 
 
 
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