Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    Loads of people claim that it doesn't make that much difference compared to getting a 2:1 but surely this isn't the case?

    I study economics at The University of Nottingham btw

    It's a plus. You have to think about it from the eyes of employer.

    Having a first class will get you extra points! But it's no substitute for solid work experience and soft-skills earned through doing.

    Someone who sat around for three years and got a first class degree versus someone who actively pursued experience, established their own personal brand (their own identity/presence - clean social media), has previous projects and a portfolio under their belt that they can refer back to in interviews.

    I think the 2:1 guy would come on top here.

    So what would be best? Why not get a first class and get the experience?
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: March 25, 2016

University open days

  1. University of Bradford
    University-wide Postgraduate
    Wed, 25 Jul '18
  2. University of Buckingham
    Psychology Taster Tutorial Undergraduate
    Wed, 25 Jul '18
  3. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Campus Visit Undergraduate
    Wed, 1 Aug '18
How are you feeling in the run-up to Results Day 2018?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.