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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    Whether a university is considered a top 5 or top 10 is not decided by domestic rankings, but by general reputation as perceived by the public. Not too many people would disagree that Imperial, LSE and UCL are among the top 5, and Edinburgh, Bristol and Durham are among the top 10 (at least for undergraduate study).
    What the public perceive as reputable doesn't matter in the slightest when it comes to your own actual job prospects. Employers are far better informed than the public. Going to one of those universities may help you with bragging rights amongst circles of snobs and social climbers (for example), but ultimately (apart from certain courses from Imperial and LSE), a degree from those places won't put you at any advantage over most Russell Group/some ex-1994 universities for the overwhelming majority of graduate jobs (even those that openly discriminate by university name). There's no official 'top 10' - such a thing may or may not exist loosely in the minds of the public (or at least, the Sunday Times-reading demographic), but that's hardly of any use. There's no official association of 'best 10 UK universities' conducted by a body of academic authorities.
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    (Original post by MaskOfKeaton)
    What the public perceive as reputable doesn't matter in the slightest when it comes to your own actual job prospects. Employers are far better informed than the public. Going to one of those universities may help you with bragging rights amongst circles of snobs and social climbers (for example), but ultimately (apart from certain courses from Imperial and LSE), a degree from those places won't put you at any advantage over most Russell Group/some ex-1994 universities for the overwhelming majority of graduate jobs (even those that openly discriminate by university name). There's no official 'top 10' - such a thing may or may not exist loosely in the minds of the public (or at least, the Sunday Times-reading demographic), but that's hardly of any use. There's no official association of 'best 10 UK universities' conducted by a body of academic authorities.
    Read between the lines. Public = Employers + Teachers + Job Seekers + Pensioners
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    TSR gets so caught up in raking, i mean sure if you can get into a high ranking university and like it (most importantly) good for you, however they act like if you don't go to a top 10 you might as well not even gone . Maybe i'm being hypocritical but I feel as if most of the people on here who focus on rankings don't actually know what its like to be employed with a degree and really shouldn't be making bold statements.

    Like other people said, York has a good rep, you will have a future there. And just because it's gone down in ranks for a few years doesn't mean it will stay down.
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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    Read between the lines. Public = Employers + Teachers + Job Seekers + Pensioners
    And =/= a bunch of teenagers with short memories on TSR who weren't even alive before League Tables existed (thus it's worth taking an awful lot of what is said on here with a pinch of salt with regards to some universities).
 
 
 
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