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    Hi,

    I'm from Portugal and I'm an applicant to the Biological Sciences course at UCL.
    Here's the deal: There's a type of scholarship awarded here to students who go to top universities in the world. They told me I had to prove them that UCL is one of these unis (ikr)... so basically I have to gather data to justify this.
    Do you know what I can include?
    So far I have:
    - rankings
    - RAE 2008 and REF 2014
    - Nobel Prizes
    - Awards from 2010 to 2015
    - Research funds
    - Some news

    Is there any chance I can get a biologist saying that UCL is a world-leading research uni? I have no idea what to add!
    Thanks
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    You mean you want a biology student to say UCL is a top university? I can't see how that'd help, what you've already got should be more than enough. Which rankings are you using by the way?
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    You mean you want a biology student to say UCL is a top university? I can't see how that'd help, what you've already got should be more than enough. Which rankings are you using by the way?
    No... not a biology student. A researcher that knows about UCL work and research.
    I'm using QS and CWUR

    This is stupid, they should know that UCL a great uni... how can they believe in what I'll say? honestly ._.
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    (Original post by Sernobrega)
    No... not a biology student. A researcher that knows about UCL work and research.
    I'm using QS and CWUR

    This is stupid, they should know that UCL a great uni... how can they believe in what I'll say? honestly ._.

    Just tell them to look at the university website lol
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    (Original post by Sernobrega)
    No... not a biology student. A researcher that knows about UCL work and research.
    I'm using QS and CWUR

    This is stupid, they should know that UCL a great uni... how can they believe in what I'll say? honestly ._.
    Hmm, not sure if there are any researchers on this forum. Might be the odd PhD student though punctuation

    I've never heard of CWUR, you should use THE instead, much more generally respected.
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    Why dont you contact customer services or the media relations team at UCL?
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    (Original post by Sernobrega)
    Hi,

    I'm from Portugal and I'm an applicant to the Biological Sciences course at UCL.
    Here's the deal: There's a type of scholarship awarded here to students who go to top universities in the world. They told me I had to prove them that UCL is one of these unis (ikr)... so basically I have to gather data to justify this.
    Do you know what I can include?
    So far I have:
    - rankings
    - RAE 2008 and REF 2014
    - Nobel Prizes
    - Awards from 2010 to 2015
    - Research funds
    - Some news

    Is there any chance I can get a biologist saying that UCL is a world-leading research uni? I have no idea what to add!
    Thanks
    Are you sure that's not enough? I'm not entirely sure how a member of staff saying "UCL is a world-leading research university" would make any difference since 1) it's obvious from the rest of the information you've provided and 2) anybody can say their university is world-leading.
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    UCL has never won University Challenge so it can't be that good.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Are you sure that's not enough? I'm not entirely sure how a member of staff saying "UCL is a world-leading research university" would make any difference since 1) it's obvious from the rest of the information you've provided and 2) anybody can say their university is world-leading.
    I know... it's nothing too official. They told to get statements from biologists even though they'll never know if biologists wrote them.
    I sent an e-mail to the BioSciences Department asking for any sort of info. that can help to acknowledge UCL as a world-leading research center but I'll probably go with what I have.

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Maker)
    UCL has never won University Challenge so it can't be that good.
    Isn't University Challenge a TV show???
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    (Original post by Sernobrega)
    Isn't University Challenge a TV show???
    Yes, only the best universities win, thats not UCL.
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    (Original post by Maker)
    Yes, only the best universities win, thats not UCL.
    So you're telling me that UCL isn't a good university because it hasn't won? what?
    What does the general knowledge of a few students have to do with the overall quality of the university? I'm so confused right now
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    (Original post by Sernobrega)
    So you're telling me that UCL isn't a good university because it hasn't won? what?
    What does the general knowledge of a few students have to do with the overall quality of the university? I'm so confused right now
    He is joking.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Hmm, not sure if there are any researchers on this forum. Might be the odd PhD student though punctuation

    I've never heard of CWUR, you should use THE instead, much more generally respected.
    Yup, PhD student at UCL here. Honestly, I doubt a testimonial from a random researcher will do you any good. You might want to contact the Dean of your faculty if you really want an official letter. Or try contacting the admin to see what they suggest. But really, if they can't see from the REF, league tables, etc. etc. that UCL is (rightly) a top university, it's their problem not yours..
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    (Original post by punctuation)
    Yup, PhD student at UCL here. Honestly, I doubt a testimonial from a random researcher will do you any good. You might want to contact the Dean of your faculty if you really want an official letter. Or try contacting the admin to see what they suggest. But really, if they can't see from the REF, league tables, etc. etc. that UCL is (rightly) a top university, it's their problem not yours..
    Thank you! ^_^
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    (Original post by Arsenal96)
    Why? UCL is a low-grade university which is average at best. There are many universities in the UK which are better
    I take it they rejected you? :lol:
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    I take it they rejected you? :lol:
    No, I went there thinking it was great only to find out it was ****. I would not recommend it to anyone
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    (Original post by Arsenal96)
    No, I went there thinking it was great only to find out it was ****. I would not recommend it to anyone
    What did you study?
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    What did you study?
    EE, the engineering department is just poor in my opinion
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    No offense, but this scholarship-awarding body you are talking about seem pretty moronic. They need YOU to write to them about the prestige of UCL? They can't find out for themselves? Plus, it's UCL - they need confirmation that it's good enough? SMH...
 
 
 
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