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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    He's a troll.
    Obviously studied media at Coventry University and holds some deep resentment for moderately good universities.
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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    Why are you always so negative?
    Cuz, I'm a negative nancy.
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    (Original post by Moonstruck16)
    Actually in many cases, like mine, the overrated universities are the ones we actually go to. They were made to sound a lot better than they actually are. Especially the big name ones.

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    Well obviously a University is going to try to have a positive advertising campaign.

    Everyone expects to go to uni and be spoon fed a degree, just because they go to a better University. I'd argue it's the other way around - the better University you go, the harder the workload.
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    (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
    Well obviously a University is going to try to have a positive advertising campaign.

    Everyone expects to go to uni and be spoon fed a degree, just because they go to a better University. I'd argue it's the other way around - the better University you go, the harder the workload.
    I don't think they're talking about the 'workload'. They're more making a comment about the material, support systems, career guidance etc, the other intagible things that universities may wax lyrical about yet don't quite deliver on.

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    (Original post by Student403)
    Wtf?
    All threads on student room are people saying how bad it is.
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    (Original post by Jamie S)
    All threads on student room are people saying how bad it is.
    I'd say it's a mix but certainly it ranks well. Higher than Imperial which in my opinion is not true
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Cuz, I'm a negative nancy.
    Clearly.
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    (Original post by Lucas_97)
    Overrated: Warwick (only good for Econ), Nottingham and UCL
    Underrated: Bath and St Andrews
    Maths...
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    Along with places like Bath and Sussex it is a popular choice for people who didn't quite make it into Russell Group unis.

    Hence why almost 30% of their intake each year are privately educated students.
    I rejected 3 RGs to come to Bath, most of the people I know did something similar, usually with a middling RG as insurance, some got to Oxbridge entrance exams. Maybe your perspective was true a decade or so ago but certainly not today.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    I'd say it's a mix but certainly it ranks well. Higher than Imperial which in my opinion is not true
    Yeah its an amazing university but international rankings give students an inflated ego, it's probably the weakest of the 3 "big" London unis still excellent though.
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    (Original post by Pro Crastination)
    I rejected 3 RGs to come to Bath, most of the people I know did something similar, usually with a middling RG as insurance, some got to Oxbridge entrance exams. Maybe your perspective was true a decade or so ago but certainly not today.
    Yeah I don't understand the hard-on for RGs, its normally people from those middling RGs that make a big deal out of it dont see oxbridge/imperial/UCL students making a big deal of it.
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    Underrated: Oxford, Imperial, Warwick
    Overrated: Everything else, especially KCL and Edinburgh
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    (Original post by Oilfreak1)
    Yeah I don't understand the hard-on for RGs, its normally people from those middling RGs that make a big deal out of it dont see oxbridge/imperial students making a big deal of it.
    Exactly, originally I was going to insure with Birmingham but during their open day the lecturer made a huge deal out of how important RG status was and what it meant careers-wise (lol), whereas York actually talked about their research and what they offered students academically, only a passing mention of RG status, was far more impressed and subsequently insured with them.

    Also I say this in every 'underrated uni' thread: Nottingham.
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    (Original post by Pro Crastination)
    Exactly, originally I was going to insure with Birmingham but during their open day the lecturer made a huge deal out of how important RG status was and what it meant careers-wise (lol), whereas York actually talked about their research and what they offered students academically, only a passing mention of RG status, was far more impressed and subsequently insured with them.
    It's funny because RG means almost nothing career wise yet they bang on about it. I did my undergrad at an RG (Manchester), so i'm not saying this because i'm bitter about an RG rejection or anything lol.
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    (Original post by Pro Crastination)
    I rejected 3 RGs to come to Bath, most of the people I know did something similar, usually with a middling RG as insurance, some got to Oxbridge entrance exams. Maybe your perspective was true a decade or so ago but certainly not today.

    Fair point.

    I guess 'Russell Group' University still carries some weight.

    Bath probably is equal to somewhere like Leeds Or Sheffield in most subjects. Having said that I doubt anyone would pick Bath over an RG for English.

    But it's among the best in the country for Engineering and Maths I think.

    RG is largely overrated anyway tbh.

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    I wish I'd applied to Bath and Southampton. I think they're very underrated, and excellent for engineering
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    Fair point.

    I guess 'Russell Group' University still carries some weight.

    Bath probably is equal to somewhere like Leeds Or Sheffield in most subjects. Having said that I doubt anyone would pick Bath over an RG for English.

    But it's among the best in the country for Engineering and Maths I think.

    RG is largely overrated anyway tbh.

    You're quite right there...
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    (Original post by PLM98)
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    This has to be one of the best response of this whole thread. Well said broooo 👌🏽👍🏽👍🏽🙂
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Overrated: LSE, UCL, KCL (deffffffoooooo), St Andrews, Lancaster (it's not really a top 10-11 uni.. )
    Underrated: Bath, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Loughborough, UEA

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    Ah Prince, surly you would add Warwrick to the overrated list.....

    Overrated- LSE, UCL, Warwick.......................

    Underrated- Caltech (genuinely couldn't think of one in the UK)
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    (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
    Well obviously a University is going to try to have a positive advertising campaign.

    Everyone expects to go to uni and be spoon fed a degree, just because they go to a better University. I'd argue it's the other way around - the better University you go, the harder the workload.
    It's not that at all. For example, the reason many of my coursemates and I dislike our degree is not because of the workload. It's because we expected things from our course that we were promised once we'd been given our offers, but have yet to see. There are many complaints by students on my course and other courses, but not one of them has to do with workload. We knew what our workload was going to be and were prepared for it.
 
 
 
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