So ive seen two now, one from De Montford and one from Dundee. Do you think this is a good idea? advertising universities on television, or just a cheap shot to try and get people to apply there.
A university should be judged on how well it can educate, not how much money its willing to plough into advertising campaigns.
Probably there aren't enough people to join the university that's why they are advertising.
If these universities are so good then why do they have to advertise in the first place?
Middlesex dubbed itself a "top 20 university" in the advert - yea right!
"Are you the one from De Montfort?"
"Well f**k off"
Salford also did a campagin. It is about trying to raise standards. Any university can fill up places by they will probably get DDD places to fill them (the bottom 50 or so universities). If they have TV adds then applicants will raise and so will entry standards thus in theory increasing league table positions which in term attracrs better quality students.
The adverts won't influence me on apply for that university and stuff like that.
The only sort of people these adverts are likley to influence are those of lesser academic ability.
Most "good" students will have made their mind up and will be applying to places of better reputation.
I think people are just missing the point. The idea is to sub conciously put an image into peoples heads. So when people might decide to apply to university in a few years time places like Salford or Middlesex won't be unheared.
Also Mark I wouldn't be so cocky about Hull if I were you.
I wasn't saying that it was a dole whole but in alot of threads you seem to imply that you're too good for a lot of places like you have with the likes of Middlesex and Salford. Salford was granted University Status in the 1960's as well.
Wait in a few weeks time when the new Sunday Times league table comes out there will be some statistics which may surprise you.