POLL!!! Close down all universities outside the top 50

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Poll: POLL!!! Close down all universities outside the top 50
Close down all universities outside the top 50 in the UK (38)
31.15%
Keep the status quo with charging extortionate amounts for courses that offer little employablitly post-graduation (39)
31.97%
Assess on a case-by-case basis and ban courses ending in ‘studies’ (45)
36.89%
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Considering the amount of money spent on keeping these so-called institutions open, I believe it would be preferable to shut all poorly-ranked universities that offer courses with extremely limited career prospects. Apart from ripping students off, they merely act as reassurance to those students who attained Cs and Ds at A level, who should really be looking at more vocational placements. The government could even make university free, especially for courses such as medicine, the sciences, law, maths, economics and humanities at the top-ranked institutions. The fact that students are paying the same for one of these courses as they are for Dance Studies shows how much the standard of higher education has fallen in the past two decades. Therefore, shut down all of these pointless universities outside the top 50 that are sucking less academically-able students dry!!!!!
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(Original post by Bazyli)
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What about those who offer Medicine or Dentistry? Close them too?

e.g. Keele is ranked 52nd
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i agree, as long as you could create standalone institutions for their medical schools etc.

if you look at the league tables, they only start getting crappy at literally the 50 mark which is interesting
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Considering the amount of money spent on keeping these so-called institutions open, I believe it would be preferable to shut all poorly-ranked universities that offer courses with extremely limited career prospects. Apart from ripping students off, they merely act as reassurance to those students who attained Cs and Ds at A level, who should really be looking at more vocational placements. The government could even make university free, especially for courses such as medicine, the sciences, law, maths, economics and humanities at the top-ranked institutions. The fact that students are paying the same for one of these courses as they are for Dance Studies shows how much the standard of higher education has fallen in the past two decades. Therefore, shut down all of these pointless universities outside the top 50 that are sucking less academically-able students dry!!!!!
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(Original post by ecolier)
What about those who offer Medicine or Dentistry? Close them too?

e.g. Keele is ranked 52nd
Those departments should be kept open, the rest of the university however could be converted to offer more vociational-oreintated courses that would benefit the economy
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this thread is cancer
How so? It is a debate. Half the reason this country’s politics is in its current state is because hardly anyone can debate effectively
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(Original post by A Rolling Stone)
i agree, as long as you could create standalone institutions for their medical schools etc.

if you look at the league tables, they only start getting crappy at literally the 50 mark which is interesting
I’ve found this too, especially looking at their employment prospects. And yes, I’d definitely keep their medical and science schools open as separate institutions
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Yes close.

The fact there are so many universities leads to an expectation from employers for a degree for jobs which could easily provide on the job training. And so, everyone studies at 10k a year and the winners are universities themselves.
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(Original post by Bazyli)
How so? It is a debate. Half the reason this country’s politics is in its current state is because hardly anyone can debate effectively
It's the same *****y tired debate that pops up every other week.

Utterly pointless. Read any of the other 40,000 threads on exactly the same topic.
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People have been making ignorant threads like these since the TSR domain was purchased in the early 2000s.
I appreciate your post. A recent article prompted me to create this thread
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It's the same *****y tired debate that pops up every other week.

Utterly pointless. Read any of the other 40,000 threads on exactly the same topic.
Is that a yes?🙂
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Is that a yes?🙂
It's a "you're boring and unimaginative, therefore your opinion is likely to be as well".
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It's a "you're boring and unimaginative, therefore your opinion is likely to be as well".
Ok, so you’ve come on this thread to insult. What a great way to spend your time
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Ok, so you’ve come on this thread to insult. What a great way to spend your time
And also to mock your leading and incredibly biased poll options, yes.
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What is the top 50?
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What is the top 50?
The top 50 ranked universities in the uk, according to the complete university guide
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This is so embarrassing. League tables don't accurately represent universities. Also what league table would you chose as your source? The Complete Student Guide? The Times? The Guardian? Separately, I think think students should be free to study what they please, whether it be Gender Studies or Medicine. This isn't a dictatorship
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This is so embarrassing. League tables don't accurately represent universities. Also what league table would you chose as your source? The Complete Student Guide? The Times? The Guardian? Separately, I think think students should be free to study what they please, whether it be Gender Studies or Medicine. This isn't a dictatorship
What a pathetic response. Students are falsely deceived to take courses with very poor graduate prospects, paying 9k per year for pointless degrees and not earning enough to even begin paying their fees. How is that any better than being in a ‘dictatorship’? The only party that wins are the universities themselves
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A university like the Royal Veterinary College is never going to appear high on a university list when they only focus on one area, still a very important sector however.

Oxford-Brookes also wouldn't make the cut
Where will all the TSR Oxbridge rejects go for self validation?
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I don't understand the question. There are only 2 universities in the UK
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You need to go outside and touch a boob or two.
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