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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    Im not offended by anything, i just feel its the literally the most cringe worthy video for university propoganda ever, so impersonal and the sun is shining out of my ass, i went to the best university i could have and i take pride in that and i know this is the best university i could have went to lmao.


    This is all in good fun lol.
    Well if the best thing he can say about it is "it ranks very high in all the league tables" then that's concerning. League tables aren't cement. What if Warwick gets pushed outside the top 10 next year?
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    We sent three africans and one pakistani to Durham to business and law from my foundation course last year. That doesnt signify poshness to me lol. Sounds like a regular uni tbf.
    Where they overseas students paying full fare?
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    Where they overseas students paying full fare?
    of course....
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    of course....
    If they can afford that they are pretty rich.
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    (Original post by ajj2000)
    If they can afford that they are pretty rich.
    I did go to private foundation which cost £20,000 a year lol..buy in to british education 🇬🇧 lol
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    I did go to private foundation which cost £20,000 a year lol..buy in to british education 🇬🇧 lol
    Its good business! Look at how much masters degrees cost at 'leading' British universities. No-one British does them. Why didn't you just go to a normal place with a student loan?
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    in modern society the only truly posh unis are oxbridge. You can blend in anywhere...its silly to not go to a uni just because it might be considered posh....York has colleges and so does Lancaster that doesnt make it posh... 1/5 nottingham students are privately educated, myself included and we arent to posh either.. Its silly to base and academic decision on that lol.
    I can assure you that Oxbridge are not the only unis that attract "posh" people out there..

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    Its good business! Look at how much masters degrees cost at 'leading' British universities. No-one British does them. Why didn't you just go to a normal place with a student loan?
    Quite right. Don't think I have ever seen a Brit with a master's.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    Quite right. Don't think I have ever seen a Brit with a master's.
    Really? I see plenty. Some are really good specialist courses or the development of a deep passion. Every time I advertise for staff I interview British people with masters degrees in 'International Business' from some 'highly respected' London University competing for admin positions against those who left school at 16. They seemed to have spent a lot of money to avoid doing lower level qualifications which would help employability (but also don't give prizes for showing up).
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    (Original post by MaskOfKeaton)
    I'd say he's a working/lower middle class Northerner. He has quite a noticeable regional accent in my opinion.
    (Original post by Notoriety)
    More significantly, the key question is where do you place his accent? I am not quite convinced he is Northern. If he is, he's certainly not working class or even low-middle.
    I'd hazard Yorkshire (there's a hint of Hague in his accent I think). Middle-class. Probably private or grammar.
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    (Original post by ajj2000)
    Really? I see plenty. Some are really good specialist courses or the development of a deep passion. Every time I advertise for staff I interview British people with masters degrees in 'International Business' from some 'highly respected' London University competing for admin positions against those who left school at 16. They seemed to have spent a lot of money to avoid doing lower level qualifications which would help employability (but also don't give prizes for showing up).
    Ahh, that's why you said leading universities. You're one of those people who never went to university and have a chip on your shoulder.

    And I know there are plenty.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    Ahh, that's why you said leading universities. You're one of those people who never went to university and have a chip on your shoulder.

    And I know there are plenty.
    I did go to university. I don't have a masters degree which was pretty foolish of me as the company I worked for when I looked into it would have paid for a part time course and the next company would probably also have supported it. They were far cheaper at that time relative to disposable earnings so self funding for full time wasn't out of the question.

    I stressed respected universities to show its not particularly lower ranked universities or less prestigious courses where graduates struggle to get into good employment.
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    (Original post by nutz99)
    Never thought I'd ever see anyone put Leeds and posh in the same sentence. What next, calling chip butties gourmet food!
    The university, like Newcastle, draws the party loving posh people in.

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    (Original post by ajj2000)
    I did go to university. I don't have a masters degree which was pretty foolish of me as the company I worked for when I looked into it would have paid for a part time course and the next company would probably also have supported it. They were far cheaper at that time relative to disposable earnings so self funding for full time wasn't out of the question.

    I stressed respected universities to show its not particularly lower ranked universities or less prestigious courses where graduates struggle to get into good employment.
    Fair enough. You seemed to be suggesting that they weren't particularly leading.

    I am not sure how the claim that you see many British applicants with master's coexists with your previous claim that British students don't do master's degrees at leading universities. The complexity of your statement made me think you must have an agenda.
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    (Original post by MaskOfKeaton)
    That person doesn't strike me as being posh at all.
    Literally not a hint of posh

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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    Fair enough. You seemed to be suggesting that they weren't particularly leading.

    I am not sure how the claim that you see many British applicants with master's coexists with your previous claim that British students don't do master's degrees at leading universities. The complexity of your statement made me think you must have an agenda.
    Badly expressed perhaps. I see very expensive masters degrees in areas like finance and business (and worst of all accountancy - where no-one will be impressed) - check how much Warwick and the likes of LSE and UCL charge. People I've met studying them are all from other countries and seem pretty disappointed by the lack of British students on their courses.

    I think British students go for cheaper courses or study part time when working. I see plenty of CV's which state (University of London) but don't mention which college which seems a bit strange.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    I'd hazard Yorkshire (there's a hint of Hague in his accent I think). Middle-class. Probably private or grammar.
    I thought Yorkshire as well. I'd say working-class posing as middle-class, possibly top state school.
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    (Original post by ajj2000)
    Badly expressed perhaps. I see very expensive masters degrees in areas like finance and business (and worst of all accountancy - where no-one will be impressed) - check how much Warwick and the likes of LSE and UCL charge. People I've met studying them are all from other countries and seem pretty disappointed by the lack of British students on their courses.

    I think British students go for cheaper courses or study part time when working. I see plenty of CV's which state (University of London) but don't mention which college which seems a bit strange.
    Yeah, the UoL is a common strategy where you went to a crap UoL college! It always is annoying.

    Though sometimes this perception does not always work because old-timers might put UoL for UCL or LSE, just to be pedantic.
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    (Original post by ajj2000)
    Its good business! Look at how much masters degrees cost at 'leading' British universities. No-one British does them. Why didn't you just go to a normal place with a student loan?
    I needed to something to extend my US highschool diploma, and i came from Germany i wasnt really aware of the british system and didnt know if i qualified, this program made it easy and seemed the potential to get you in a decent uni if you worked hard, However, i only paid £10,000 since i had actually applied intially to do my foundation with the same company in Holland, however they didnt want me as a student (the unis) because i would have paid very low EU fees there.


    However, as soon as i graduate from Nottingham im going to the University of Amsterdam or Erasmus University Rotterdam to get my masters in the Netherlands for that nice price of 2.000 euros im not paying for a British masters.

    I think it would even add a bit of sparkle to my CV having degrees from multiple countries.
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)

    And in all reality Durham isnt even the best university in the world located in a place called Durham.

    That would be Duke University, in Durham, NC.

    (Fun fact)
    It appears that you’re American, which would obviously bias you in favor of American names with which you might be familiar.

    Duke is well known because it performs well in sports, like Notre Dame. And while Duke and Notre Dame are excellent universities, their names carry little weight beyond US borders.

    In all reality, Durham is just as good Duke. Duke earns a benefit for its graduate programs, and thus research output, because its graduate schools are much larger.

    In many rankings, Durham and Duke switch places depending on the subject and usually aren’t far off from one another.

    Durham is the only English law school to seat not one, but two, current Justices on the Supreme Court — Lord Hughes and Lady Black. Duke Law has never placed any on SCOTUS.

    And, in academia, no one would look down on a Durham degree compared to a Duke degree. Even at University of Chicago, to those who know of it, Durham’s name is prestigious.

    Don’t be deceived by an American centric viewpoint.
 
 
 
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