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Hey guys,

So, I know its not good to entirely rely on league tables when making decisions about which uni to apply for, but I am curious as to know what league table you guys like to follow

I’ve been using the Guardian 2018 League Table and saw some pretty shocking results e.g LSBU 13th for Law. I dont know whether to trust the Guardian or not lol
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(Original post by Jazziii)
Hey guys,

So, I know its not good to entirely rely on league tables when making decisions about which uni to apply for, but I am curious as to know what league table you guys like to follow

I’ve been using the Guardian 2018 League Table and saw some pretty shocking results e.g LSBU 13th for Law. I dont know whether to trust the Guardian or not lol
I found it best to use a combination of all of them, just to get an overall feeling for where a university ranks, then pick from that based on my preferences of location, course etc.
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(Original post by Jazziii)
Hey guys,

So, I know its not good to entirely rely on league tables when making decisions about which uni to apply for, but I am curious as to know what league table you guys like to follow

I’ve been using the Guardian 2018 League Table and saw some pretty shocking results e.g LSBU 13th for Law. I dont know whether to trust the Guardian or not lol
I used QS, THE and CUG as a starting point to shortlist some universities.
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Ignore the Guardian.

CUG is OK but nevertheless flawed. It gives undue weighting to the Scottish unis whose students have studied Scottish qualifications which are given high UCAS tariff points. For the subject rankings, the data is usually quite unreliable owing to a low number of respondents.
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(Original post by Jazziii)
Hey guys,

So, I know its not good to entirely rely on league tables when making decisions about which uni to apply for, but I am curious as to know what league table you guys like to follow

I’ve been using the Guardian 2018 League Table and saw some pretty shocking results e.g LSBU 13th for Law. I dont know whether to trust the Guardian or not lol
All are inherently flawed but the Guardian seems to have more WTF? rankings than the others. A couple of years ago they had Brunel fourth for History...

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All are inherently flawed but the Guardian seems to have more WTF? rankings than the others. A couple of years ago they had Brunel fourth for History...

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That's what having student satisfaction provide 25% of your metrics gives you...

Not to mention the existence of a 'value added score'...
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That's what having student satisfaction provide 25% of your metrics gives you...

Not to mention the existence of a 'value added score'...
Throw some dice and see what they add up to...
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That's what having student satisfaction provide 25% of your metrics gives you...

Not to mention the existence of a 'value added score'...
They have also bizarrely attempted to transliterate old-UCAS tariff scores to the new system. I think they are trying to be too clever for their own good and in the process validated the hopes and dreams of London South Bank grads.
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Any RG will do, particularly Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, KCL, QMUL, Bristol, Durham, Warwick, Exeter and Nottingham.

Better than league tables would be unistats.com to review the degree classes by year, it has by far the most useful/interesting data sets.
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