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Hey guys, which UK universities are prestigious enough? I'm international student and I'm going to the UK with an angency and they don't offer schools like Cambridge, Warwick or St Andrews... What is people's perception on unis like Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool or Swansea?
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1st tier = Oxbridge
2nd tier = LSE, Imperial College
3rd tier = UCL, KCL, Bristol, Warwick, Durham, St Andrews, Exeter, Edinburgh
4th tier = universities I haven’t mentioned

I’ve based the tier system over how the university is ‘generally’ percieved.
Manchester would probably be in 4th tier overall but if you study Physics there then you’d be in the 2/3rd tier.

If you’re an international student then you would probably want to go to a school which doesn’t have many state schoolers...
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If you’re an international student then you would probably want to go to a school which doesn’t have many state schoolers...
Interesting to say the least, what's the link there?
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the best schools are oxbridge and imperial. Then it's ucl, st Andrews, Warwick, Lse, kings college London, Durham, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester. All the other schools are basically the same
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the best schools are oxbridge and imperial. Then it's ucl, st Andrews, Warwick, Lse, kings college London, Durham, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester. All the other schools are basically the same
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So if someone studies at Birmingham/Newcastle, would you say cool or is it like meh?
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So if someone studies at Birmingham/Newcastle, would you say cool or is it like meh?
Probably closer to "cool". They're the lower russel group unis, but they're still russel group which puts them above most
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So if someone studies at Birmingham/Newcastle, would you say cool or is it like meh?
Birmingham is good, Newcastle is a bit daed
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Interesting to say the least, what's the link there
If you’re an int student then chances are, your from a family with comfortable financials
Most if not all international schools are independent fee paying schools.

Imagine placing a state schooler into a independant school and imagine placing a public schooler in a state school. The differences in methods of socialising, methods of entertainment and hobbies will make either party uncomfortable.
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I went to a struggling comprehensive and then private school, and didn’t feel uncomfortable

There will be state schoolers and private schoolers at each uni you apply for.

Have a close look at the courses. Which do you prefer? That is the important question
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This entire thread is worthless. Rankings based on general perceptions are, frankly, of little value. Put another way: none of the institutions cited as prestigious in these lists would endorse the methodology used here to endorse that prestige.
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If you’re an int student then chances are, your from a family with comfortable financials
Most if not all international schools are independent fee paying schools.

Imagine placing a state schooler into a independant school and imagine placing a public schooler in a state school. The differences in methods of socialising, methods of entertainment and hobbies will make either party uncomfortable.
Tbh you just sound like an ignorant, elitist, snob.
Hate to break it to you but all those unis are state unis.
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Tbh you just sound like an ignorant, elitist, snob.
Hate to break it to you but all those unis are state unis.
But can you provide reasons for why I am wrong?
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But can you provide reasons for why I am wrong?
The first rule of scientific method is that you must prove your hypothesis, you do not state a hypothesis as gospel then ask people to disprove it which is what you're asking for.
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(Original post by BaWang)
If you’re an int student then chances are, your from a family with comfortable financials
Most if not all international schools are independent fee paying schools.

Imagine placing a state schooler into a independant school and imagine placing a public schooler in a state school. The differences in methods of socialising, methods of entertainment and hobbies will make either party uncomfortable.
I disagree with your first point, since the uk student loan system means home students of any economic background can quite easily get enough money to go to uni, and not worry about having to pay it back.

Although your last point is true to an extent. As a state schooler I can say with confidence (and without being accused of being elitist lol) that there are way more disruptive students in state school classes, and that someone from a private school may feel uncomfortable there. But there are also enough sensible state schoolers with good work ethic who could easily adapt to a private school (and these are the kind you'd be likely to find at top unis anyway).
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Hey guys, which UK universities are prestigious enough? I'm international student and I'm going to the UK with an angency and they don't offer schools like Cambridge, Warwick or St Andrews... What is people's perception on unis like Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool or Swansea?
What do you mean by "with an agency"? Sounds dodgey.
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Hey guys, which UK universities are prestigious enough? I'm international student and I'm going to the UK with an angency and they don't offer schools like Cambridge, Warwick or St Andrews... What is people's perception on unis like Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool or Swansea?
prestigious enough for what?
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prestigious enough for what?
To have a good reputation. The reputation of the university affects your career options significantly, therefore it's worth considering
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To have a good reputation. The reputation of the university affects your career options significantly, therefore it's worth considering
But they've not told us what they want to study or what their career aspirations are. They might just be wanting a uni that will impress their grandma. The answer will be different depending upon what they are wanting.
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How prestigious is Essex and Kent University?
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