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    My predicted grades are AAA and I am looking to study accounting and finance or a similar course at uni and looking to go into the banking sector or accounting
    Wondering whether Russel group really matters as my first choice is currently between Nottingham and Loughborough however Lboro are not a member of the Russell group and I'm wondering whether this will count against me in the future, though they do offer a banking and finance course but I'm not sure whether I should study this as it's not as conventional m
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    Honestly, yes. There is a stigma and elitism around the Russel Groups, mainly for more academic subjects like Law and Medicine, but many people will give slight favour to a person who went to a RG uni over an non RG uni
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    (Original post by DiligentBop)
    My predicted grades are AAA and I am looking to study accounting and finance or a similar course at uni and looking to go into the banking sector or accounting
    Wondering whether Russel group really matters as my first choice is currently between Nottingham and Loughborough however Lboro are not a member of the Russell group and I'm wondering whether this will count against me in the future, though they do offer a banking and finance course but I'm not sure whether I should study this as it's not as conventional m
    No. Employers might look for graduates of 'good' universities, but they do not have a list of RG members pinned to the wall of their recruitment departments.
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    Honestly, yes. There is a stigma and elitism around the Russel Groups, mainly for more academic subjects like Law and Medicine, but many people will give slight favour to a person who went to a RG uni over an non RG uni
    Medicine? That is one where the name of the uni really does not matter because the courses are so tightly regulated and the same standards are met across the board.
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    The Russell Group is a research consortium. The only correlation this has to undergraduate study is they may be better funded and have more extensive facilities.

    It's entirely irrelevant for medicine, and is only used as a convenient shortlisting tool for roles in finance/banking and Law etc where there are far more graduates applying for the most popular roles each year. It doesn't actually mean anything, it's just a circular reinforcement of the idea of the RG being superior to others.

    If you're interested in STEM subjects, or design subjects, it's entirely irrelevant as you can easily do a STEM degree from another university, get the best grades possible, and continue to your PhD at one of the RG unis - where it will actually benefit you. For design it's 90% networking anyway, and most RG universities don't offer relevant courses anyway.

    Really it's a glib question. Also Loughborough is consistently considered one of the best universities in the country, for most of it's subjects. To discount it because it's not a Russell Group university is frankly stupid. Exeter is a Russell Group university, as of about 5 years ago. It struggles to be relevant and maintain passable departments for most of it's subjects, and is primarily held up by a handful of "key" subjects which it is well known for, and gaming league table rankings with the NSS etc, by pandering to international students to maximise it's finances and student satisfaction ratings (which are also quite poor, for a number of the weaker subjects).

    I feel like the irony of AS Critical Thinking not being considered by universities is that either related to that or not, almost every A-level student seems to display a shockingly lack of critical appraisal skill these days...
 
 
 
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