Rank the following 12 unis on international prestige

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Imperial
Kings college
Lse
Ucl
Warwick
Cambridge
Oxford
Bristol
Bath
Durham
St Andrews
Nottingham
Edinburgh
Southampton
Manchester
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cambridge maths

and the rest are pretty much irrelevant
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Cambridge
Oxford
Imperial
Lse
Ucl
Durham
Bath
St Andrews
Nottingham

Never heard of the other 2.
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Oxford > Cambridge > Imperial > LSE > UCL > Kings > Bristol > Warwick > Nottingham > St Andrews > Durham > Bath

UCL might be above LSE these days though idk
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Oxford > Cambridge > LSE > Imperial > KCL (purely cause of it having King's and London in its name) > UCL > Bristol > St Andrews > Warwick > Durham > Bath > Nottingham
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I think Oxbridge, LSE and imperial have international prestige. After that, there is a drop. UCL would be next, followed by Kings and St Andrews and Warwick. The rest aren't very prestigious on an international scale.
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Please define what you mean by 'prestige'.
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(Original post by returnmigrant)
Please define what you mean by 'prestige'.
So in the fields of mainly economics maths and finance, if i got a degree from one of these universities, and say I wanted to find work in usa,china,middleast etc. How would you rank the unis at how the average employer in those regions would measure me by.

Hope you get what i mean, and thanks for tge replies.
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So in the fields of mainly economics maths and finance, if i got a degree from one of these universities, and say I wanted to find work in usa,china, middle east etc. How would you rank the unis at how the average employer in those regions would measure me by.
If you have a First class honours degree from any of these Universities, if you speak the relevant language, and have an interesting CV with relevant work experience, then employers in any of those countries would be interested in you. Employers do not nit-pick over 'which Uni' to this extent - they are far more interested in your overall application strengths. Its about you, not the brand name of the University you went to.
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(Original post by returnmigrant)
If you have a First class honours degree from any of these Universities, if you speak the relevant language, and have an interesting CV with relevant work experience, then employers in any of those countries would be interested in you. Employers do not nit-pick over 'which Uni' to this extent - they are far more interested in your overall application strengths. Its about you, not the brand name of the University you went to.
I'm with you on that 90%, however , getting into an investment bank requires you to obtain an initial interview. Most people have the same cv etc, therefore a significant factor could be the uni.
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(Original post by returnmigrant)
If you have a First class honours degree from any of these Universities, if you speak the relevant language, and have an interesting CV with relevant work experience, then employers in any of those countries would be interested in you. Employers do not nit-pick over 'which Uni' to this extent - they are far more interested in your overall application strengths. Its about you, not the brand name of the University you went to.
I'd say that his internships are far more important than his degree.
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I'd say that his internships are far more important than his degree.
Again very true, but how does one secure the interview in the first stage. Yes, your personality etc helps, but that's only in the interview. On the selection process, for an undergrad internship, your uni plays a big part, wouldn't you agree?
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My international prestige ranking would be Oxford, Cambridge and no one else. Maybe LSE at a stretch. UK universities other than those are virtually unknown out of the UK so "international prestige" is a meaningless concept when it comes to building a career.

Prestige within the UK might mean a little more because even if you're aiming for a global career, the people initially hiring you will be based in the UK and familiar with the UK uni system. But even that is negligible if you're a great candidate. In the end it's up to you yourself to impress and excel. A name on a piece of paper won't do that for you.

People tend to get too hung up on the idea of prestige. It's understandable but it's almost like they expect the institution to do all the work for them.
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(Original post by Edulcorante)
My international prestige ranking would be Oxford, Cambridge and no one else. Maybe LSE at a stretch. UK universities other than those are virtually unknown out of the UK so "international prestige" is a meaningless concept when it comes to building a career.

Prestige within the UK might mean a little more because even if you're aiming for a global career, the people initially hiring you will be based in the UK and familiar with the UK uni system. But even that is negligible if you're a great candidate. In the end it's up to you yourself to impress and excel. A name on a piece of paper won't do that for you.

People tend to get too hung up on the idea of prestige. It's understandable but it's almost like they expect the institution to do all the work for them.
Just saying that generally Imperial and Edinburgh are also rather well know in the international setting but your point still stands for the rest.

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In case you're wondering the QS world rankings for the unis you listed goes:

Cambridge (4)
Oxford (6)
UCL (7)
ICL (9)
KCL (21)
LSE (37)
Bristol (41)
Warwick (51)
Durham (74)
Nottingham (75)
St Andrews (77)
Bath (159)

But check out by subject if you want a better idea of how employers view your course in particular. Being perfectly honest though, they're all good universities and people put so much unnecessary pressure on themselves thanks to league tables. There's a massive difference between the top and the bottom f the tables, sure (I'm finding this out right now), but a few league table ranking places doesn't really translate to much in the real world when you have you actual degree mark, CV, and interview to consider, all of which are more important than which good uni out of a choice of 12 good unis you went to. Hope all of that makes sense and is coherent; I'm currently on some strong painkillers so every now and then I'm reading stuff back and wondering wtf I was on about at the time of writing!

(Original post by Yaboi)
Cambridge
Oxford
Imperial
Lse
Ucl
Durham
Bath
St Andrews
Nottingham

Never heard of the other 2.
Is this meant to be sarcasm, since you're posting in the King's forum? If you'e being serious then I'm not sure academia is for you...
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(Original post by RachaelBee)
In case you're wondering the QS world rankings for the unis you listed goes:

Cambridge (4)
Oxford (6)
UCL (7)
ICL (9)
KCL (21)
LSE (37)
Bristol (41)
Warwick (51)
Durham (74)
Nottingham (75)
St Andrews (77)
Bath (159)

But check out by subject if you want a better idea of how employers view your course in particular. Being perfectly honest though, they're all good universities and people put so much unnecessary pressure on themselves thanks to league tables. There's a massive difference between the top and the bottom f the tables, sure (I'm finding this out right now), but a few league table ranking places doesn't really translate to much in the real world when you have you actual degree mark, CV, and interview to consider, all of which are more important than which good uni out of a choice of 12 good unis you went to. Hope all of that makes sense and is coherent; I'm currently on some strong painkillers so every now and then I'm reading stuff back and wondering wtf I was on about at the time of writing!



Is this meant to be sarcasm, since you're posting in the King's forum? If you'e being serious then I'm not sure academia is for you...
Thank you, I'd agree with the list, only swap bristol and warwick. Were are you going/appying.
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Thank you, I'd agree with the list, only swap bristol and warwick. Were are you going/appying.
Trolol.

Warwick is actually higher than it should be.

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Imperial
Kings college
Lse
Ucl
Warwick
Cambridge
Oxford
Bristol
Bath
Durham
St Andrews
Nottingham
where did edinburgh go
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where did edinburgh go
Ah yeahh, forgot about edinburgh, manchester and southampton
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Thank you, I'd agree with the list, only swap bristol and warwick. Were are you going/appying.
I'm at KCL; their pharmacology dept ranks super high and they're the only uni that offers the course I'm doing since I'm doing a joint honours.

I'd also advise you to consider the sort of people you want to be at uni with. Some unis are described as being a "toxic environment". I have a friend who literally almost died from the strain she was under at Cambridge (it's an easily google-able article) and another who credits ICL as being responsible for the worst 4 years of his life because of the people around him. I have a fair few friends at ICL and they're all very quick to stress that they're fun and not representative of the majority of students etc which is quite sad. So prestige isn't everything when picking a uni; I know KCL overall isn't topping the list, but it's certainly good enough to get me where I want to be and I am having an amazing time while I'm here.
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