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anyone tell me what kind of reputation Royal Holloway has, has? Is it highly regarded
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Yes Royal Holloway, University of London is highly respected in many subject areas.

It is an old college of UoL, it is constantly ranked high in league tables (if you like that sort of thing) RHUL was ranked 13th by the telegraph and PWC http://www.thegooduniversityguide.or...earch_ins_old=
BUt in times its 24th... but these are much of a mutchness.

You get a University of London degree, i.e. same as folk at SOAS, Queen MAry, KCL, LSE, a few folk at ICL (like me)... so pretty prestiges.

But it all depends on the course you are doing.

BTW, the reason you may get some folk ****ging it off is because its a relatively small college outside of the M25 in a small town. But you asked about rep, its pretty darn good. Thats the joy of being a good college in the UoL.

ANyways it doesnt matter about the rep, go check it out, read prospectus, visit.... see if the place is for you.
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it depends on the course you are doing, just as it would with any other university.
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(Original post by flexiblefish)
It is an old college of UoL, it is constantly ranked high in league tables (if you like that sort of thing) RHUL was ranked 13th by the telegraph and PWC http://www.thegooduniversityguide.or...earch_ins_old=
BUt in times its 24th... but these are much of a mutchness.
It was 12th in the Times last year and 16th the year before that, so I'm prepared to bet that this year's ranking is anomalous.
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It was 12th in the Times last year and 16th the year before that, so I'm prepared to bet that this year's ranking is anomalous.

would not be surprised at all. As you may see from my signature, I do not think much of league tables.

In my eyes there are groups of universities in terms of research and teachng ability and they are all much of a muchness, and really it does not matter.

Furthermore what is reputation, if you go to Oxford and do not work, do no extra curricular activities, no work experience....then it wont mean a thing.

However if you go to RHUL, the course is right, the feeling of the place is good, you make life long friends, you work hard you are involved with lots of socs and volunteer. YOU will have a good reputation.

Why do people think that where you went to uni will dictate the outcome of your life?

By the way I do not have a chip on my shoulder because i am at a lower end uni. I just think too much emphasis is on tables.
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what uni are you @?
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I believe that the History department was held in high regard, and I even heard that some people thought it had the best history department in the University of London, though how much truth there is to this I have no idea
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what uni are you @?

Is that to me?
If so
Imperial.
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I believe that the History department was held in high regard, and I even heard that some people thought it had the best history department in the University of London, though how much truth there is to this I have no idea
Certainly the history department is regarded as one of the best in the university of london, probably not *THE* best, but certainly top three, and be proxy top 10 in the country! Not bad considering I have an offer
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Certainly the history department is regarded as one of the best in the university of london, probably not *THE* best, but certainly top three, and be proxy top 10 in the country! Not bad considering I have an offer

So just for intregue, is holloway your third choice?
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Is that to me?
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Imperial.
Well that explains the mystery of why you like RHUL so much... is Imperial still 1 woman to every 9 men or has it got worse?
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So just for intregue, is holloway your third choice?
No 4th, Cam, UCL, LSE, RHUL
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RHUL is probably competing with Durham for my second choice; I like Durham's course options but I also like RHUL's options as well as the generous scholarship/bursury thing going on
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Well that explains the mystery of why you like RHUL so much... is Imperial still 1 woman to every 9 men or has it got worse?

it is something like that, but not for me as Im in a longterm relationship so it does not bother me. I just visit now and then cus my bro is at RHUL.

Its got a lovely feel and people are genuinly friendly and want to be there, whilst at Imperial most people are arrogant and just want to make money and want academic rep.
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No 4th, Cam, UCL, LSE, RHUL
fair enough if you get offers from the other four.
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Royal Holloway has a really great reputation. Its departments are all ranked highly and a university of London degree is a great thing to have
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I have to say..rhul is amazing (biaised, obvi!!)

I spend a lot of time in SOAS and UCL though..and they just don't have the same feel as rhul. (Maybe I'd feel different if I was an under grad there though). RHUL is a campus based uni so everything you need more or less is easily within reach and it has a great community feel, whereas other london unis are in the city, so there's a greater access to diff. resources, diff. amenities and so forth. It depends on what you're after really. Also, if you go to a UoL you get the chance to take a unit at another UoL institution if that takes your fancy!

Also, look at the course syllabus for the subject you're interested in. I had a peek at the ucl history courses, and whilst it would be amazing to go to ucl (for the rep and that it's in london so I wouldn't be spending hours travelling), the courses they do don't grab my attention the way the one's rhul does for me! Ignore the fact that I'm considering doing an MA at ucl!
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mm I'm deciding whether to go there... it's the lowest in the league tables of the ones I've applied to and I know that shouldn't matter, but psychologically it does make a difference...! I know that if it was a more prestigious uni it would be my first choice no contest.
Having said that I probably will just get over it and go there.
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Also, if you go to a UoL you get the chance to take a unit at another UoL institution if that takes your fancy!
ooooh interesting... hmm... :yep:
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