- Falmouth University has been told to stop describing itself as "the UK's number one arts university" or "the UK's number one creative university".
Name says it all really, doesn't it
(Original post by Retired_Messiah)
It literally just needs a tiny bit of smallprint that goes "according to [publication]'s rankings". Why they've not bothered to do that is beyond me.
publication says it speaks volumes.
Ratings only really count for much if they come from the broadsheet publications (e.g. The Guardian, The Times etc.). Papers like The Sun, The Star etc., aren't exactly known for their intellectual content (they have the reading age of a 9 year old ffs), so would lose all credibility if they said that.
tbf lads it doesn't mean the uni is bad, just that the advertising departments are absolute madmen. I think that's more or less the same for all Unis bar Oxbridge and St Andrews who mostly just let the prestige carry the team.
Gl with ur applications kids
What about the Lasses, or don't they count?
Although with Oxbridge
, it very much depends on which college you go to... as their reputation varies substantially within them. Oxbridge
colleges are like min-universities within them. For example, there are some very well known colleges (e.g. Trinity
(CAM) Corpus Christi
(OXF / CAM) that may well have the future Prime Minister, but there are less well known colleges (e.g. New Hall
(now Murray Edwards) (CAM)) who's greatest claim to fame is getting owned by Nottingham University
in a 1997 episode of University Challenge.
Having said that, I concur that simply having the name "University of Oxford / Cambirdge" will be worth its weight in gold... regardless of what college was attended.