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Graduating with a 3rd from a Red Brick, or graduating with a 1st from a former Poly.

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A Third. A 2:1 or an upper 2:2 and it's more debatable, I think.
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a third blatantly
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The Third from the red brick
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What they said ^^^
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(Original post by sarbruis)
A Third. A 2:1 or an upper 2:2 and it's more debatable, I think.
I agree, a 3rd is definatly worse. However if given the option of a 2.1 from say Manchester I would take that over a 1st from a former polly because I still think it would be more respected by employers.
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I would take the first from the poly.
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first from a poly
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Well.... as plenty of people have done, with the First from the ex-poly, there's nothing stopping you applying for a masters at a red brick (or just a higher, more specialised uni/college), as a few people on here have done.

I'd be pretty pissed with myself if I got a third from a red brick.
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"Red brick, red brick they are the ultimate no over type of uni compares to their magnificance, the crapest red brick degree is better then the best ex-poly degree." rolls eyes what aload of rubbish
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(Original post by charliehelyes)
"Red brick, red brick they are the ultimate no over type of uni compares to their magnificance, the crapest red brick degree is better then the best ex-poly degree." rolls eyes what aload of rubbish
I dont think anyone has actually said that if you look at the responses. People have said they would take a 1st at the poly over a 3rd from a red brick. However I think most would take a 2.1 at a red brick over a 1st from a polly.
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I'd sooner take somebody with a 1st from Salford than somebody with a 2.1 from Manchester.

Red Brick means FA. York isn't a red brick for example.
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I'd say the first - but i also think it depends on the type of degree and type of job your going onto.
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(Original post by aaaaz)
I'd sooner take somebody with a 1st from Salford than somebody with a 2.1 from Manchester.

Red Brick means FA. York isn't a red brick for example.
I would back this up to a degree actually. People do get to carried away with the whole red brick thing. Liverpool is a red brick but its hardly a top quality university, York and a selection of others are not red brick but are far better than Liverpool.
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Tbh it depends what else you have done. I would expect the person with a third from a red brick to have good justifications for the third and other activities. If not, the first from any poly would be trumping the third every time.
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A first from a poly. Unless the employer is one who will accept Oxbridge degrees of any classification, a third is barely worth the paper it's printed on. Many graduate employers specify at least a 2:2 if not a 2:1, irrespective of discipline (unless a specialist post) before they even look at you. The same is true for postgrad courses.
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The Third from the red brick is worse. A Third is never going to impress anyone, even if it's from Oxbridge, whereas a First is always going to look good, although admittedly it looks much better if it's from a red brick rather than an ex poly. I'd rather have a 2.1 from a red brick than a First from an ex poly though.
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A third from a 'red-brick'? haha some people make me chuckle. A third is around 40 - 50%. What possible employer is going to respect 40% in your degree wherever you've studied? Honestly. A first on the other hand. I'd much rather go to a polytechnic university and achieve a higher class of degree. Theres snobbery associated with university places and in reality the level of teaching at top polytechs is arguably just as good as at lower rated 'red-bricks', as you put it.
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A 1st from a poly.
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a 1st from any university is better than a third from any university.
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