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    (Original post by Colmans)
    Curiously I can remember that the year I graduated Cambridge Economics had the highest starting salary of any degree. Don't know exactly why it stuck in my mind so clearly.......

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    Ha. But what were the starting salaries per degree class...?

    According to a study of LSE outcomes a 1st earns 3% more than a 2:1, and 2:1 earns 7% more than a 2:2.


    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    I definitely don't think employers will view it that way. A 2ii, even from Cambridge, will look bad. I think that's very unfair, since I think the vast majority of Cambridge students would be getting a First at most other universities (even those getting a 2ii at Cambridge), but employers will certainly not look kindly upon a 2ii from Cambridge.
    It is extremely common for employers to use a 2:1 as the filter when recruiting solely to reduce the pile of applicants. So a 2:2 from any university including Oxbridge will not get past HR, this is fact. If a job advert States 2:1 or above, (which many will) they are not legally allowed to positively discriminate just because the degree is from Cambridge/LSE etc.

    I do not agree with the statement that a 2:1 from Cambridge would be 1st in any other university. Of course Cambridge is a good uni but to infer all other unis are less academic is rather unfair. One would need to have actually studied at several universities to be able to make such a statement. Go where you will be most happy and where the degree content most suits your requirements. Best advice I can give as someone who has recently gone through the UCAS process - will ALL universities look beneath the Brand/Marketing and get to the core of what is on offer!
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