Graduating with a 3rd from a Red Brick, or graduating with a 1st from a former Poly.
apologies if this thread has been done before
A Third. A 2:1 or an upper 2:2 and it's more debatable, I think.
The Third from the red brick
I would take the first from the poly.
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.
"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'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'd say the first - but i also think it depends on the type of degree and type of job your going onto.
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.
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.
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.
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.
a 1st from any university is better than a third from any university.