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    Like the ones below the top 30? Like why would you want to go to a **** uni like Westminster or Manchester met ? Surely it's better fit these people de apprenticeships if they can't even get into a decent uni
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    I went to a *****t uni (apparently), greenwich. Now I'm doing a paid PhD there.

    I don't care tbh, I study what I enjoy, I get paid for it and I make even more money in the markets.

    Even people from **** unis' can return 14% in 3 months in the markets.
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    (Original post by Bankergotcash)
    Like the ones below the top 30? Like why would you want to go to a **** uni like Westminster or Manchester met ? Surely it's better fit these people de apprenticeships if they can't even get into a decent uni
    And mate

    don't ever demoralise anyone
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    (Original post by Bankergotcash)
    Like the ones below the top 30? Like why would you want to go to a **** uni like Westminster or Manchester met ? Surely it's better fit these people de apprenticeships if they can't even get into a decent uni
    It's better then nothing. Sometimes people might not have a choice to go somewhere else.
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    Because most jobs nowadays require a degree and it is better to get a low-paying graduate job after a lot of applications than to work at a fast food restaurant/as a waiter or waitress/in retail for the rest of your life.

    In addition, if a person has a specific career goal which requires a degree, they need that degree in order to apply.

    Also, because of passion. Some people have a huge interest in a subject and if they did not do well in their A-levels/BTEC/etc, their only option to study the course they want is by going to a university that is not that good.
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    This thread is so narrow-minded. You don't necessarily need to go to a top ranking university to get a job. Some people don't have any other choice, and graduates from low ranking universities have amazing jobs. FS.

    Desiboi101 this thread reminds me of my brother... lol
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    "Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, UCL or nothing"
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    (Original post by sameehaiqbal)
    This thread is so narrow-minded. You don't necessarily need to go to a top ranking university to get a job. Some people don't have any other choice, and graduates from low ranking universities have amazing jobs. FS.
    Yeah, but on the other hand, it is also extremely narrow-minded for people to push the narrative that one must go to Uni to get a good job. I think a lot of young people would be better off if they had done apprenticeships rather than going to a rather poor University doing a degree that they aren't too sure they are interested in.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Yeah, but on the other hand, it is also extremely narrow-minded for people to push the narrative that one must go to Uni to get a good job.
    I do agree with this statement, but I never said that you must go to university to get a good job.
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    (Original post by Bankergotcash)
    Like the ones below the top 30? Like why would you want to go to a **** uni like Westminster or Manchester met ? Surely it's better fit these people de apprenticeships if they can't even get into a decent uni
    I could not agree with you more, too many people going to uni for the 'experience'. Its messing the country up big time.
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    (Original post by sameehaiqbal)
    I do agree with this statement, but I never said that you must go to university to get a good job.
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    (Original post by Bankergotcash)
    Surely it's better fit these people de apprenticeships if they can't even get into a decent uni
    And your response implied that even bad Unis were better than apprenticeships, especially with your "some people don't have any other choice"...
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    Also some people can't move away from home so they don't have the choice of a top 30 uni..
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
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    And your response implied that even bad Unis were better than apprenticeships.
    Lol, I think you're taking my answer the wrong way here.
    I tried to say that you don't need to go to a high ranking university to get a good job. I'm not arguing against apprenticeships..

    EDIT: With regards to "some people don't have any other choice.." i was talking about people who want to go to university. As in, they don't have any other choice but to go to a below 30 rank university due to their grades not being high enough. Maybe they do not want to do apprenticeships.
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    OP, people from bad unis' aren't all dumb.

    I went to Greenwich for my undergraduate, because I screwed up A Levels. I have 9 A*s 1 A at GCSE, so I am far from thick.
    I then went to Queen Mary (which is apparently a good uni according to your scale) and achieved a merit in a tough masters degree, try doing graduate level econometrics and you will see!

    I went back to Greenwich solely because I like the staff and I got funding, I had an offer from Southampton to do another PhD but it was with no funding.

    So am I thick OP?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    OP said



    And your response implied that even bad Unis were better than apprenticeships, especially with your "some people don't have any other choice"...
    I took it to mean that where a degree is needed, and the person is determined to go into that career, they have no choice but to go to a low ranking university and make the best out of it. It could end up going well (provided they work hard and build up their CV); why should someone give up persisting and instead settle for an apprenticeship when they want a particular career?
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    I took it to mean that where a degree is needed, and the person is determined to go into that career, they have no choice but to go to a low ranking university and make the best out of it. It could end up going well (provided they work hard and build up their CV); why should someone give up persisting and instead settle for an apprenticeship when they want a particular career?
    Thanks, this is what I was trying to say.
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    (Original post by sameehaiqbal)
    This thread is so narrow-minded. You don't necessarily need to go to a top ranking university to get a job. Some people don't have any other choice, and graduates from low ranking universities have amazing jobs. FS.

    Desiboi101 this thread reminds me of my brother... lol
    One can argue that you're better off not going to uni as opposed to going to a crap uni.
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    (Original post by sameehaiqbal)
    Thanks, this is what I was trying to say.
    Just clocked your edit, I totally agree with you.
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    ugh tell me about it !!! i received 16 A*s at GCSE, A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A****A*A at A Level and graduated from both Oxford AND Cambridge with a Starred First in Bio-Chemo-Economical Medicine !!! And people think they have a chance with anything less than that ! smh
 
 
 
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