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    That might be true in the North or North East, as the public schools in that area are more likely to be feeders into Newcastle. It isn’t true (from my experience) of schools in the South East/Home Counties though.
    There might be some regional bias, but Newcastle is popular with the very top public schools and the old money upper-classes (i.e. people with a long history of wealth in their family tree, as opposed to those who acquired their wealth relatively recently). Not that long ago, Newcastle was the 3rd most popular university destination amongst students from Harrow school (in London) after Oxford and Edinburgh, for example. It might not be as notoriously fashionable as Durham/St. Andrews for a lot of wealthy Southerners, yet it seems to be more popular than those universities amongst the wealthiest of this group (i.e. those who go to the most exclusive schools in the country). But again, this is just a very specific demographic.

    What privately educated students in the South East/Home Counties think also tends to be vastly different from what TSR thinks. Exeter is very popular with this group (it seems to be immensely popular with those who went to prep-school, for some reason).
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    There might be some regional bias, but Newcastle is popular with the very top public schools and the old money upper-classes (i.e. people with a long history of wealth in their family tree, as opposed to those who acquired their wealth relatively recently). Not that long ago, Newcastle was the 3rd most popular university destination amongst students from Harrow school (in London) after Oxford and Edinburgh, for example. It might not be as notoriously fashionable as Durham/St. Andrews for a lot of wealthy Southerners, yet it seems to be more popular than those universities amongst the wealthiest of this group (i.e. those who go to the most exclusive schools in the country). But again, this is just a very specific demographic.

    What privately educated students in the South East/Home Counties also tends to be vastly different from what TSR thinks. Exeter is very popular with this group (it seems to be immensely popular with those who went to prep-school, for some reason).
    The slightly lower grades tariffs compared to the other universities you mentioned is probably a factor too. Would be interesting why the mega wealthy choose Newcastle compared to other RG universities in major cities that have slightly lower entry requirements though.

    I know some people who have chosen places like Newcastle or Liverpool because they can live a life of luxury compared to London, and have known people whose parents can pay for their tutiton to buy property with their student loans. But they haven’t been the mega wealthy - just the well off.
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    Can confirm, is not a waste of money. I didn't go to a Russel Group uni, but I'm currently employed on a grad scheme alongside a number who did; at a high level, the person and their abilities matter far more than the uni they studied at.
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    I hire graduates for my company now (I run an IT team of about 20 - variety of technical/non-technical roles) and I don't think i've ever considered the university a person comes from when giving or not giving an offer.
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    A degree is a degree at the end of the day and you get out of it what you put in regardless of the university
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    (Original post by elsy_grace)
    A degree is a degree at the end of the day and you get out of it what you put in regardless of the university
    Would strongly second this.
 
 
 
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