Better to graduate Oxbridge with less than 2:1 or 1st from low ranking uni? Watch

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Say two people apply for a job or something, (and they only have 1 place to offer), one of them a graduate of Oxbridge having achieved less than 2:1 (although im not sure if this is rare or not in reality)and the other a 1st from a low ranking uni...who are they more likely to choose? Does it not matter? (given both courses are the same and both interviews went equally well)

Just curious....
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what course? as it really depends which course it is
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What is the other uni. Important Q.
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what course? as it really depends which course it is
Its a hypothetical situation to give picture to my question.Let's just say for example physics...
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What is the other uni. Important Q.
I mean just any uni thats not really well known or low ranked or have some sort of poor rating
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Depends on the career, the other university, the exact grades each person got, the employer and the employer's sector, etc.

I don't understand why the people who ask these questions can't explicitly tell us what they want from the outset. It's clear that they're asking about themselves.
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I mean just any uni thats not really well known or low ranked or have some sort of poor rating
Person with first. generally.

Doesn't mean getting the first from a random uni was harder than a 2:2 from Oxbridge.
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it also depends how low the university is so if it's something very low like London met then I'd say the Oxford student will GET it since there course is much more difficult however If the grade of the Oxford student is very low, it may mean Oxford student is not very good at that particular field and the employer would properly hire the guy from London met. But it also depends on the company.
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If they both did the same course, I will say the 1st from a lower rank uni which includes London Met. This is like asking who should be picked, kid with Bs and Cs from a posh independent school or kid with A*s from a *****y, state school? Kid with A*s from the **** state school obviously
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Person with first. generally.

Doesn't mean getting the first from a random uni was harder than a 2:2 from Oxbridge.
Hmm, the reason this question traced my mind was because i was discussing with my skl friends and there is this Elite sixthform that only those who have achieved amazing grades can go; apperently they only have teachers who have graduated from Oxbridge.
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(Original post by Misaki24)
Say two people apply for a job or something, (and they only have 1 place to offer), one of them a graduate of Oxbridge having achieved less than 2:1 (although im not sure if this is rare or not in reality)and the other a 1st from a low ranking uni...who are they more likely to choose? Does it not matter? (given both courses are the same and both interviews went equally well)

Just curious....
Probably, the graduate with the first. But its impossible to say for sure without knowing more details, the course, actual marks, particular job, particular uni.
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If they both did the same course, I will say the 1st from a lower rank uni which includes London Met. This is like asking who should be picked, kid with Bs and Cs from a posh independent school or kid with A*s from a *****y, state school? Kid with A*s from the **** state school obviously
Ahh yes that is a good way to put it, that means even if the second candidate graduated from a good uni (eg Russell or top ranked) with 1st they will be chosen over the Oxbridge candidate with less than 2:1. I just found it weird how a school will only have teachers from Oxbridge.
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(Original post by Misaki24)
Say two people apply for a job or something, (and they only have 1 place to offer), one of them a graduate of Oxbridge having achieved less than 2:1 (although im not sure if this is rare or not in reality)and the other a 1st from a low ranking uni...who are they more likely to choose? Does it not matter? (given both courses are the same and both interviews went equally well)

Just curious....
Generally speaking, the person with the 1st. A 2.2 or Third from Oxbridge generally doesn't look that great (though of course there may be valid reasons for getting such a classification from there, which may mitigate things slightly) :nah:

I'd personally question what exactly you mean when you say "both courses are the same"...
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courses like computer science, it doesn't even matter which univeristy u go too, it's the experience and projects that u have hat are more important. if somebody from London met has amazing apps in their projects and a guy from Oxford haven't done any free time projects - the employer would pick the London met guy even if they have the same grade
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lol at the previous answers which are all wrong.

the correct answer is that both CVs would equally make the shortlist and then the one with the weaker work experience will get binned.
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Depends on the career, the other university, the exact grades each person got, the employer and the employer's sector, etc.

I don't understand why the people who ask these questions can't explicitly tell us what they want from the outset. It's clear that they're asking about themselves.
No, im just genuinely curious and hence i have come here to ask. I know little of what post-uni is like so i question what it is like from alot of perspectives. (also as i am going to be the first person in my family to go uni). Is that so bad?
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are u planning to go to Oxford?
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are u planning to go to Oxford?
No
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Is that so bad?
There's no point in asking a vague question that can't be answered properly. Someone will pop up and assert X (having made certain assumptions about what 'employers' are like from their own experiences), another person will attempt to refute that, and so on. If you're really keen in finding out about these things, figure out what you want to do and ask specific, targeted questions.
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lol at the previous answers which are all wrong.

the correct answer is that both CVs would equally make the shortlist and then the one with the weaker work experience will get binned.
2smert4moi

And if the company automatically filters out those who have a 2:2 or third, Mr Lol?
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