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    Genuinely just interested on whether people thought a 2.2 from cambridge was better than a 2.1 from a russell group/top ten in comparable subjects was better

    Or a 2.1 from cambridge vs a first from a russell group/top ten
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    (Original post by Buymoria)
    Genuinely just interested on whether people thought a 2.2 from cambridge was better than a 2.1 from a russell group/top ten in comparable subjects was better

    Or a 2.1 from cambridge vs a first from a russell group/top ten
    A 2.1 from anywhere may be viewed as better than a 2.2 from Cambridge.

    Most employers aren't solely interested in either your university or your classification (as long as it's a 2.1+).

    It's you they are interested in, and your degree doesn't define *you*.

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    (Original post by Buymoria)
    Genuinely just interested on whether people thought a 2.2 from cambridge was better than a 2.1 from a russell group/top ten in comparable subjects was better

    Or a 2.1 from cambridge vs a first from a russell group/top ten
    If you are asking in terms of employability many graduate jobs require a 2:1. However, I always think of a degree as allowing you entry into an application process. Once you're in it has done its job, then loads of other factors come into play "what makes you as an individual worthy of a job offer."

    There may be a "few" employers out there who have an Oxbridge preference but not many.
    Of course a university education is not solely about employability. You may be asking in terms of academic rigour?
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    (Original post by Buymoria)
    Genuinely just interested on whether people thought a 2.2 from cambridge was better than a 2.1 from a russell group/top ten in comparable subjects was better

    Or a 2.1 from cambridge vs a first from a russell group/top ten
    I'm not answering this question in terms of employability, but in terms of rigour. I think this depends on the subject - if you look at the class lists (which report the results of every student from a given year, you'll see that the proportion of students getting 2:2s can vary between roughly 1/10 in most subjects (a fairly low proportion) to 1/3 (I think its quite high in compsci for some reason). Its probably the case that someone who is in the 30% percentile of a university of cambridge class could be getting a 2:1 elsewhere. This doesn't change the fact that if you care about rigour and want to do an academic career, a 2:1 from cambridge should be obtainable.
 
 
 
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