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    (Original post by nicolas1)
    Anyone out there can explain to me why anyone would fork out £9K a year for an ex-Poly education?
    Errrrrr..... because the only course they want to do is at an ex-Poly university
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    (Original post by nicolas1)
    You do not stand a chance if you are serious about your career. Try getting into Investment Banking with a degree from Wolverhampton or East London. A postgrad qualification is nothing more than a scam. If you do not have the grades for top institutions, you should not go at all. Its a waste of money. Thanks God the tax payer is no longer footing the bill.
    Be reasonable. Nobody who's serious about a career in investment banking is going to Wolverhampton or East London, so why bring it up? Stop trying to demean these institutions by saying that you cannot get a career in investment banking if you attend them. Graduates of ex-polys know this already; stop stating the obvious and try to stay within the realms of reality please...
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    (Original post by Lh030396)
    Nobody who's serious about a career in investment banking is going to Wolverhampton or East London, so why bring it up?
    Possibly, but see the 2nd half of my post
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...38&postcount=7
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    (Original post by Lh030396)
    Be reasonable. Nobody who's serious about a career in investment banking is going to Wolverhampton or East London, so why bring it up? Stop trying to demean these institutions by saying that you cannot get a career in investment banking if you attend them. Graduates of ex-polys know this already; stop stating the obvious and try to stay within the realms of reality please...
    Bit in bold is very important.

    Doubt many people at those universities are even aware these exclusive careers exist tbh.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Possibly, but see the 2nd half of my post
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...38&postcount=7
    tbf, your examples are all people who started out at other firms then gained experience before transitioning to a bank. At that point, it doesn't matter where you studied because your experience eclipses it.

    And yh, as trapz said many of these positions are back office (not that back office is bad or anything), where the snobbery surrounding uni name is less stark.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    tbf, your examples are all people who started out at other firms then gained experience before transitioning to a bank. At that point, it doesn't matter where you studied because your experience eclipses it.

    And yh, as trapz said many of these positions are back office (not that back office is bad or anything), where the snobbery surrounding uni name is less stark.

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    And as I said, it's still a good job.
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    Well if I was forced to go to a poly, I'd choose one that has London in its name - or is in London - or Oxford I.E. Oxford Brooke's.It'll likely be more well known, and if you say to people you were at a university in London, regardless of which one, they'd most likely assume it was somewhere high profile and expensive. Example, London Met might be considered better to the layman than Lancaster university because they'd think 'oh, London. That's posh. Expensive. Exclusive. The best, and Lancaster. Ew. A poor place up north somewhere.' Even though they're at opposite ends of the league table. The same with Oxford Brookes. Students like the prestige of studying in Oxford - it's something to brag about to the misinformed who might think it's the proper university of Oxford!
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    There are thousands of students in ex polys studying extremely important subjects. Or perhaps OP thinks IB or any sort of job in finance is more important than being a teacher? Surely he remembers teachers? Those poorly paid people he probably looks down on, who gave him the basis of his education in the first place so he could go on to University? Or Nurses? Have you ever needed to be treated by a Nurse, OP? Have you ever been in hospital and needed to be observed right throughout the night, or been taken ill because you consumed too much alcohol, yet were still treated in a kind and non-judgemental way by the staff, even though in reality you should have been bloody well charged £20 for wasting hospital staff time by turning up with nothing wrong with you other than being pissed. Or what about all those ex polys around the country that are training Social Workers? Shame on them. Perhaps only people who did a Social Work degree at a "proper", respectable University ought to qualify? After all, what does it matter if some six year old girl is being repeatedly raped every night by her step father yet there is such a chronic lack of Social Workers in the country because people can only do a Social Work degree at a "proper " university so there is no -one out there to protect her? But hey, Banking at a non Poly is all that matters in the world, right? Grow the **** up, you arrogant prick.
 
 
 
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