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1st from ex-poly vs 2.1 from Russell Group vs 2.2/3 from Oxbridge watch

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    1st from an ex-poly/low ranking university
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    2:1 from a Russell Group or equivalent uni.
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    70.97%
    2:2 or lower from Oxbridge
    5
    16.13%

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    Sorry if it's already been discussed before - but if you had to choose what would you prefer? Grades or reputation? It could be what you would personally prefer or what you think employers might prefer...
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    I'd go for a 2.1 from a high ranking university (or Russell Group) but not a 2.2 from Oxbridge.
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    2:1 from russel group.
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    2:1 from RG.
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    2:1 from RG. A 3 is baaaaaaaaad, even if it's from Oxbridge...
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    (Original post by bj1)
    Sorry if it's already been discussed before - but if you had to choose what would you prefer? Grades or reputation? It could be what you would personally prefer or what you think employers might prefer...
    2:2 from Oxbridge. I have seen firsthand how much employers put Oxbridge grads on a pedestal. Also, apart from some of the top 10 unis, a 2:2 at Oxbridge is harder to achieve than a 2:1 at pretty much all other UK unis
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    First from an ex-poly everyday. 2.1 from a random russell group is so average, and a 2.2 from oxbridge means you've wasted your opportunity. A first from an ex-poly shows you've risen above expectations. This is coming from a UCL student.
 
 
 
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