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    What's the difference between Russell group universities and the rest, also can someone explain why some universities i.e. Royal Holloway are in the second tier of the Russell Group.
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    What's the difference between Russell group universities and the rest, also can someone explain why some universities i.e. Royal Holloway are in the second tier of the Russell Group.
    Russell group is a club of vice chancellors from universities that are large and do a lot of research. It has no relationship with quality of teaching or student experience but they tend to be old, established big universities in large cities that a lot of people have heard of.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Group

    The Russell Group states that its objectives are to:
    • lead the research efforts of the United Kingdom;
    • maximise the income of its member institutions;
    • attract the best staff and students to its member institutions;
    • create a regulatory environment in which it can achieve these objectives by reducing government interference; and
    • identify ways to co-operate to exploit the universities' collaborative advantage
    If that's something you're looking for in a university then go for it but don't use it as a shortcut - RG membership isn't based on anything that has relevance to undergraduate students - especially for business and management degrees where work experience and contacts with business are often more useful than university prestige.
 
 
 
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