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    Who wins!
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    UEA. I mean they are both great but UEA wins for me.

    *Hides from Ollie and Katy....more so Katy because she can kick my ass*
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    In a fist fight: UEA
    In a shootout at the OK Corral: Exeter (grouse shooting on Daddy's Scottish estate has its benefits ...)
    In a football match: Draw
    In the wet t-shirt competition: UEA
    In the modernist English department category: UEA
    In the aesthetic stakes: Exeter
    In the sandcastle building competition: Exeter
    In the 'flash motors on the carpark' duel: Exeter
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    Exeter of course!! no question about it. UEA is s**t, im soz but it is! simply looking at the two entry requirements you can see that exeter expects more quality applicants and therefore more respect from employers as a good uni. Plus, beautiful settings. Also the broadsheet league tables places Exeter much higher than UEA
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    (Original post by clare_m)
    simply looking at the two entry requirements you can see that exeter expects more quality applicants and therefore more respect from employers as a good uni. Plus, beautiful settings. Also the broadsheet league tables places Exeter much higher than UEA
    LOL at those arguments. :rolleyes:
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    whats wrong with the arguments? if i gotta be in s**t loads of debt, i want a bloudy good degree at the end that people will take notice of. Also, i come from the isle of wight and would miss seagull s**t, the smell of fresh manure in the summer and the lack of "green-ness" if i lived somwhere that wasnt pretty similar
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    i was selling the uni!! what's up with that!! hee hee.
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    (Original post by clare_m)
    whats wrong with the arguments?
    I go step-by-step to demonstrate why they fall down....

    (Original post by clare_m)
    simply looking at the two entry requirements
    For what course?!? Do uni's always ask for what they will accept?!? :confused:

    (Original post by clare_m)
    exeter expects more quality applicants
    Not even going to bother with that one. :rolleyes:

    (Original post by clare_m)
    therefore more respect from employers as a good uni
    Your right, I'm certain that employers have devised a complete tables of thier favorites and rigidly stick to this, regardless how how great / god-awful the candidate is. Also they endlessly keep track of the requirements for each course and can recite the modules they cover off the tops of thier heads. :rolleyes:

    (Original post by clare_m)
    Also the broadsheet league tables places Exeter much higher than UEA
    I'd rather listen to Gnostic tell me that UCL is the worst university in the UK and that they are all godless scum than listen to those tables.
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    (Original post by clare_m)
    i was selling the uni!! what's up with that!! hee hee.
    If you want to sell Exeter then you talk about.....

    -Social science courses
    -New medical school
    -IT based learning for all programme (not really sure how good it is though)
    -LOCATION!!!!
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    (Original post by worried_mess)
    Who wins!
    Neither of them. Go to Essex. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by clare_m)
    UEA is s**t
    Based on what exactly? It may not be Oxford or Cambridge but that doesn't make it s**t! It's a good uni, and some courses want AAB so that kind of ruins your argument. Do you even know anything about it?
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    (Original post by Pencil)
    Neither of them. Go to Essex. :rolleyes:
    Were all getting through some plugging today!!!
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    Edinburgh! - Prettier than both combined, have the festival, relaxed licensing laws and an extra year to take advantage of them!!!
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    It's not fair, I want to play this game!
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    (Original post by ~Sam~)
    It's not fair, I want to play this game!
    Pick a uni and plug away!!! you don't actually have to go there, I probably won't get into Edinburgh but I'm still plugging it for the fun of it (also to keep myself posting and not reading these books)!!!
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    'simply looking at the two entry requirements you can see that exeter expects more quality applicants'

    if u look at average entry requirement that applicants need to have from A-levels (or equilavent) to get into exeter and compare them with UEA ( u can see this on the broadsheet tables - however s**t they are, some of the figures are comparable) you can see that exeter wants applicants who have better grades. This means that the standard of applicants is higher. I dont know how that argument is wrong. the thread is a GENERAL comparison therefore i went on average figures.

    'and therefore more respect from employers as a good uni'

    I didnt say that employers look at figures or tables or modules or whatever other s**t abuse you threw at me. But again i went on AVERAGE figures that the employement figures are better for exeter than UEA. This could be due to a link between the percentage of the type of degree( 1st, 2nds, etc) that exeter produces compared to UEA

    Plus, beautiful settings.

    -self explanatory, but im sure you'll tear it apart

    Also the broadsheet league tables places Exeter much higher than UEA

    Again, this is GENERAL comparison thread therefore you go by personal opinions and average figures compared. I personally dont want to do any calculations, so i let the broadsheets do it for me. In a simple form therefore, as s**t as they may be, when comparing UEA and Exeter, Exeter is considered higher than UEA. Also, as you say, two of them place UEA atleast 10 places lower. This is actually quite a lot when you consider how many uni's/colleges are listed in the tables

    I CANT BELIEVE IM HAVING TO EXPLAIN MYSELF, IT WAS A F**KING PASSING COMMENT!! lol
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    Pick a uni and plug away!!! you don't actually have to go there, I probably won't get into Edinburgh but I'm still plugging it for the fun of it (also to keep myself posting and not reading these books)!!!
    I could try plugging Sheffield. I've never actually been there but it sounds really good from the prospectus! I will do it later as I have to go to work now though!
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    (Original post by ~Sam~)
    Based on what exactly? It may not be Oxford or Cambridge but that doesn't make it s**t! It's a good uni, and some courses want AAB so that kind of ruins your argument. Do you even know anything about it?
    True, I would add that the grade requirement doesn't necessarily indicate which is the 'better' (to use a sweeping generalisation, as I can't be arsed to elaborate on anything today) course. I'd rather do American Law at UEA than Exeter (largely because the latter doesn't offer it), similarly, I'd much prefer to study English Lit at UEA than Exeter (despite it only requiring ABB at UEA, compared to AAB at Exeter).

    UEA has some fantastic departments, and is unfortunate in having such a poor 'on the street' reputation, compared to somewhere like Warwick - which actually shares several things in common with the UEA.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    True, I would add that the grade requirement doesn't necessarily indicate which is the 'better' (to use a sweeping generalisation, as I can't be arsed to elaborate on anything today) course. I'd rather do American Law at UEA than Exeter (largely because the latter doesn't offer it), similarly, I'd much prefer to study English Lit at UEA than Exeter (despite it only requiring ABB at UEA, compared to AAB at Exeter).

    UEA has some fantastic departments, and is unfortunate in having such a poor 'on the street' reputation, compared to somewhere like Warwick - which actually shares several things in common with the UEA.
    I really want to study American and Eng lit at UEA because the course sounds so interesting! (more so than Exeter although I am going to apply there too)
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    (Original post by clare_m)
    'simply looking at the two entry requirements you can see that exeter expects more quality applicants'

    if u look at average entry requirement that applicants need to have from A-levels (or equilavent) to get into exeter and compare them with UEA ( u can see this on the broadsheet tables - however s**t they are, some of the figures are comparable) you can see that exeter wants applicants who have better grades. This means that the standard of applicants is higher. I dont know how that argument is wrong. the thread is a GENERAL comparison therefore i went on average figures.

    'and therefore more respect from employers as a good uni'

    I didnt say that employers look at figures or tables or modules or whatever other s**t abuse you threw at me. But again i went on AVERAGE figures that the employement figures are better for exeter than UEA. This could be due to a link between the percentage of the type of degree( 1st, 2nds, etc) that exeter produces compared to UEA

    Plus, beautiful settings.

    -self explanatory, but im sure you'll tear it apart

    Also the broadsheet league tables places Exeter much higher than UEA

    Again, this is GENERAL comparison thread therefore you go by personal opinions and average figures compared. I personally dont want to do any calculations, so i let the broadsheets do it for me. In a simple form therefore, as s**t as they may be, when comparing UEA and Exeter, Exeter is considered higher than UEA. Also, as you say, two of them place UEA atleast 10 places lower. This is actually quite a lot when you consider how many uni's/colleges are listed in the tables

    I CANT BELIEVE IM HAVING TO EXPLAIN MYSELF, IT WAS A F**KING PASSING COMMENT!! lol
    It's not the comment that Exeter is better that annoyed me, it's the fact that you called UEA (a good uni) s**t
 
 
 
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