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    Hey everyone,

    I’ve applied for management at both Exeter and Durham. I know Durham’s ranked higher than Exeter but my question is would an employer be more likely to hire me if I went to Durham over Exeter?
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    (Original post by sophiethestudent)
    Hey everyone,

    I’ve applied for management at both Exeter and Durham. I know Durham’s ranked higher than Exeter but my question is would an employer be more likely to hire me if I went to Durham over Exeter?
    For most jobs at most employers no. (And even for those that are fussy there's no significant difference between Exeter and Durham.)

    They aren't hiring a "good" university they want to hire good employees.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    For most jobs at most employers no. (And even for those that are fussy there's no significant difference between Exeter and Durham.)

    They aren't hiring a "good" university they want to hire good employees.
    Thought so but want sure, thanks 😊
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    The name alone wont make much difference, if it were to make a difference then it’d be Durham since its been a reputable university for many years while Exeter has really only earnt its name over the last few years.

    Personally I think Durham offers a unique experience and academically Durham outperforms Exeter in most areas although thats quite subjective but if you research student satisfaction numbers and stuff you’ll see the pattern. They both offer completely different experiences and Durham has its unique characteristics if those interest you, but if they dont then go for Exeter. Have a look at what both have to offer and ask yourself under which environment would you thrive, because it all comes down to who you are when employers are looking to hire someone.
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    (Original post by Zxyn)
    The name alone wont make much difference, if it were to make a difference then it’d be Durham since its been a reputable university for many years while Exeter has really only earnt its name over the last few years.

    Personally I think Durham offers a unique experience and academically Durham outperforms Exeter in most areas although thats quite subjective but if you research student satisfaction numbers and stuff you’ll see the pattern. They both offer completely different experiences and Durham has its unique characteristics if those interest you, but if they dont then go for Exeter. Have a look at what both have to offer and ask yourself under which environment would you thrive, because it all comes down to who you are when employers are looking to hire someone.
    Exeter has always been well known. After all it's been "Probably the best university in the world" since the 80s.

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