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    So I’m predicted AAB (sociology, media studies and psychology) and am thinking about a degree in something media related as I’m a very creative person. I know I have the potential to go to a Russell Group uni if I want to but I went to an open day at Goldsmiths last weekend and absolutely loved it. Would it be a waste of my academic potential if I didn’t go to somewhere like Leeds or the other Russell Groups I’m thinking of applying to? It just seems like a lot of people say a degree from a place like Goldsmiths is a waste of time but I would really like to go there as it’s definitely my kind of place. What do you think?
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    It's definitely not a waste of potential!! I was predicted AAA and chose not to apply to Russel Group Unis - I loved every second of being where I chose to go, ultimately your course and passion for that should come before the status of the uni!
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    Most people don't actually understand what RG is, they compare it to Ivy League (which itself is completely misunderstood). There are numerous good unis that aren't in RG.
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    Whilst the university is important to a degree i'd recommend going somewhere you actually like. If you end up at a university simply for the name and find yourself miserable for 3years it wont reflect well in your grades. Plus it's usually on finance and similar jobs who get all snooty about what university you attended.
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    Go wherever you want and where you think you'll be happiest. In the real world hardly anyone cares (or knows) about whether a uni is RG or not.
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    (Original post by laurenamychloe)
    So I’m predicted AAB (sociology, media studies and psychology) and am thinking about a degree in something media related as I’m a very creative person. I know I have the potential to go to a Russell Group uni if I want to but I went to an open day at Goldsmiths last weekend and absolutely loved it. Would it be a waste of my academic potential if I didn’t go to somewhere like Leeds or the other Russell Groups I’m thinking of applying to? It just seems like a lot of people say a degree from a place like Goldsmiths is a waste of time but I would really like to go there as it’s definitely my kind of place. What do you think?
    Tbh Russell Group universities are kinda overrated in a way. Don't get me wrong though they tend to be good universities. Go where ever you feel you'll most definitely benefit from.
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    RG unis are based on how much the unis research do. Research has a high correlation with how good a uni is. That's why the RG is considered "prestigious".

    Aim to go to good unis that rank highly in your subject, have a good name amongst employers and suit your needs. Don't go to a uni simply because it's on a list.
 
 
 
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