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I think courses at the Big 8 can be supported by the university name.

The Big 8 are Cambridge, LSE, Manchester, Oxford, Imperial, UCL, Edinburgh and Kings College London.

For some other unis, the university names actually hinder the student.

E.g.
Person A: "What did you study at Uni?"
Person B: "I studied Maths"
Person A: "Whereabouts?"
Person B: "I studied at ..."
Person A: "Oh, ok, is that in the UK?"

Or

Person A: "What did you study at Uni?"
Person B: "I studied Modern Languages"
Person A: "where?"
Person B: "Cambridge."
Person A: "Oh, ok."
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I'd say it honestly depends on the subject and reputation of the department when discussing humanities. Say I wanted to apply for a PhD or MA in something to do with bilingualism overseas, I'd be better off studying linguistics at somewhere like Bangor rather than Manchester, although Manchester would likely be better if I wanted to study computational linguistics and work with AI, for example
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They don't even care what degree you do lmfao. It's all about what university you went to. Same goes for consulting
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(Original post by Wired_1800)
I think courses at the Big 8 can be supported by the university name.

The Big 8 are Cambridge, LSE, Manchester, Oxford, Imperial, UCL, Edinburgh and Kings College London.

For some other unis, the university names actually hinder the student.

E.g.
Person A: "What did you study at Uni?"
Person B: "I studied Maths"
Person A: "Whereabouts?"
Person B: "I studied at ..."
Person A: "Oh, ok, is that in the UK?"

Or

Person A: "What did you study at Uni?"
Person B: "I studied Modern Languages"
Person A: "where?"
Person B: "Cambridge."
Person A: "Oh, ok."
Warwick? Durham? Bristol?
There's far too many top universities in the UK to definitively name a top 8. But I do agree with your statement, especially for Oxbridge.
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It's not the University that supports the degree, it's the university that supports the industry. Investment bankers want people from oxbridge. The degree they study doesn't matter as much as the university. For more competitive industries your university matters more than your degree
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Warwick? Durham? Bristol?
There's far too many top universities in the UK to definitively name a top 8. But I do agree with your statement, especially for Oxbridge.
I recognise that but those universities, in my opinion, will be classed as the Little 8.

Durham, Bristol, Warwick, St Andrews, Nottingham, York, Glasgow and Sheffield.

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In STEM subjects normally relevant work is either in engineering (which has all the same trappings of any other competitive sector for the most desirable positions, but has the benefit fo there being many others besides and a lower number of incoming graduates) or realistically, research based. For the latter in academia, where you studied is a lot less important than who you studied under, and to a lesser extent what group(s) you were working in/with. In industry this is still relevant but more towards the research groups you were working in, and then to an extent where you got your degree (i.e. PhD, not undergrad) from.
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Leeds is more notable than Sheffield and Glasgow tbh, same level as Nottingham
(Original post by Wired_1800)
I recognise that but those universities, in my opinion, will be classed as the Little 8.

Durham, Bristol, Warwick, St Andrews, Nottingham, York, Glasgow and Sheffield.

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Leeds is more notable than Sheffield and Glasgow tbh, same level as Nottingham
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