1st class degree stereotypes Watch

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(Original post by Pseudo Intellect)
Imagine a STEM student with a 1st. :rofl:
They think they are god’s gift

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They went to Surrey university?
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Certainly seems like they only came here to throw random negatie stereotypes about top students. I thought making fun of the smart students stopped in secondary school but apparently I was wrong.
Well i created this thread in the chat section

It is supposed to be a bit on the light-hearted side

And light-heartedness comes from negative stereotypes rather than positive ones
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They went to Surrey university?
That is quite a good one

I read somewhere something like ~40% of students over there get firsts lol
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They don't do medicine.
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That is quite a good one

I read somewhere something like ~40% of students over there get firsts lol
I believe it is a ridiculous 50%!
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(Original post by The journey home)
Sure, there is some evidence

Here:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...orney-says-as/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-degrees.html

Some employers dont even bother considering those with firsts, cos their experience of these students has always been negative
And yet there is a salary premium for grads with First over those with a 2:1. It's not as large as the premium for 2:1 over lower grades but it's there.
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They don't do medicine.
They could have intercalated and got a 1st!
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They could have intercalated and got a 1st!
Ah you got me there.
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Well It is really easier to get a first from some uni...
https://www.timeshighereducation.com...irsts-revealed
^Here's a full list of data, it twas published this year, very up to date.
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Well i created this thread in the chat section

It is supposed to be a bit on the light-hearted side

And light-heartedness comes from negative stereotypes rather than positive ones
Well the thread is currently in educational debate and you started engaging in arguments with people so...

I'm also unsure where the lighthearted appeal is in throwing around negative stereotypes of First class students. As has been mentioned, it's the sort of childish rubbish you'd expect in secondary school where the bullies and failure students make fun of someone for being a nerd. What were you actually hoping to achieve by making a new account, just so you could post a thread full of negative stereotypes about First students? Because as Doonesbury points out, First class students might well make more money. So "hahaha, dweeb" becomes "hahaha, more money"
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Well It is really easier to get a first from some uni...
https://www.timeshighereducation.com...irsts-revealed
^Here's a full list of data, it twas published this year, very up to date.
Very interesting stuff. Since a First generally requires a high level of critical analysis, I have heard of some lower ranked universities being cheeky by purposely making it even more difficult to get a First in order to gain credibility (which is silly since they will often boost who gets a pass)

Would be interested to see a specific breakdown of the individual subject areas to see any trends, and how strong the students were/how uniform the assessments among unis are

Good find!
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(Original post by The journey home)
Well i created this thread in the chat section

It is supposed to be a bit on the light-hearted side

And light-heartedness comes from negative stereotypes rather than positive ones
Light hearted?

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I’ll start ok

No life boffin
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They are in the library 24/7
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They are teachers pet
And it's now in Educational debate :yy:
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Well It is really easier to get a first from some uni...
https://www.timeshighereducation.com...irsts-revealed
^Here's a full list of data, it twas published this year, very up to date.
I mean this is relevant, but what's your point exactly?
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Well It is really easier to get a first from some uni...
https://www.timeshighereducation.com...irsts-revealed
^Here's a full list of data, it twas published this year, very up to date.
It is a bit daft to say that, though, isn’t it? Given the entry requirements at Imperial and Oxbridge, it is to be expected that a lot would get 1sts, surely?
The shocker is places like Huddersfield awarding almost 40% 1sts!
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and how strong the students were/how uniform the assessments among unis are
This is such an important thing that further hammers home how stupid it is to make judgments based on a degree classification alone. A First doesn't have the same meaning as a 9 or an A* in GCSE/A Level subjects. The entire lack of standardisation, coupled with the awfully low requirement of 70% makes getting a First a bit of a meaningless statement. From that alone, you can't really infer a ton of information about how good a candidate is
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(Original post by Doonesbury)
Light hearted?







And it's now in Educational debate :yy:
Yes

Light-hearted can mean non-serious

Banter

But it is somewhat serious too

These stereotypes are very real
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Well the thread is currently in educational debate and you started engaging in arguments with people so...

I'm also unsure where the lighthearted appeal is in throwing around negative stereotypes of First class students. As has been mentioned, it's the sort of childish rubbish you'd expect in secondary school where the bullies and failure students make fun of someone for being a nerd. What were you actually hoping to achieve by making a new account, just so you could post a thread full of negative stereotypes about First students? Because as Doonesbury points out, First class students might well make more money. So "hahaha, dweeb" becomes "hahaha, more money"
Well it should be put back in the chat section. How do i do that

Facepalm, you sound like a 1st class student cos you are getting triggered and salty and vicously defending the glory of the 1st class

Money isnt everything though. it is not high up on my list, maybe for you, not for me
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Well it should be put back in the chat section. How do i do that
You don't.

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Facepalm, you sound like a 1st class student cos you are getting triggered and salty and vicously defending the glory of the 1st class
Yeah, First class student here. Haven't graduated yet but have consistently been getting top marks without having to really try. So what? Why would I care if you think I'm triggered? Pretty sure the only thing I've done here is debunked the absurd notion that some employers are rejecting students for getting Firsts and called you out on your inability to look past negative stereotypes.

(Original post by The journey home)
Money isnt everything though. it is not high up on my list, maybe for you, not for me
Okay, good for you. I'm simply pointing out the benefit, not making any assumptions about how that relates to you and your degree classification. So again, your purpose for making a new account and thread just to make fun of students getting Firsts was what exactly?
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You don't.



Yeah, First class student here. Haven't graduated yet but have consistently been getting top marks without having to really try. So what? Why would I care if you think I'm triggered? Pretty sure the only thing I've done here is debunked the absurd notion that some employers are rejecting students for getting Firsts and called you out on your inability to look past negative stereotypes.



Okay, good for you. I'm simply pointing out the benefit, not making any assumptions about how that relates to you and your degree classification. So again, your purpose for making a new account and thread just to make fun of students getting Firsts was what exactly?
It’s funny when 1st class student like yourself get yo knickers in a twist, that’s all!

Dying for your 1st class hhhhhh. Hope your 1st class makes you feel special

; )

Well, i am going to use the website for a lot more than just this thread of course... unless all the first class student start complaining about me and ban me
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