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DuckDodgers
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This isn't a post to demean universities but I was thinking last night about the state of university education in this economic climate. I wonder which universities might slip down the rankings over the next five/ten years.

Personally I think historically decent-yet-unspectacular universities will feel it most. I don't think these universities necessarily offer employers the instant pull that practical-course portfolios can offer; neither do they provide the allure of reputation that the Russell Groups and Oxbridge's of this world bring.

Examples include:
- Surrey
- Leicester
- Essex
- Aston
- Reading
- Hull

I know at least two of them are massively struggling for funding so think they'll only struggle further if Brexit destroys research links with European organisations (e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-47419418).

On the flip side, I expect more practical universities will rise. Places like Loughborough, Bournemouth, Coventry, Brighton.

What are your expectations?
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Where does Queen Marys figure into all of this?
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UCL, King's and Queen Mary.
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Interesting
I agree with you practical unis will rise; places like Brighton and bournemouth have already developed a larger reputation recently. I think it’s because employers are beginning to value practical skills over just having a degree now- because everyone has a degree.
Not sure which ones will fall though. Maybe Reading, like you said, I’ve seen it’s already less prestigious than it was, at least from my friends experiences...
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Think one of the names on your list slipped a lot because they spent all their money on buildings and forgot they needed to attract students to fill them :flute:
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(Original post by shadowarcher12)
Where does Queen Marys figure into all of this?
Difficult to say as I don't have personal experience. I used to live in East London though and it's so well located that practically anybody who goes there can get some form of work experience outside of their studies. I think that's a big draw in ensuring it fits into the modern world.
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