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Hi there,

I was curious which of these universities would be best to apply to if I was seeking high employment prospects post-studies. Basically, which is the most impressive to a future employer.

Manchester
York
Exeter
Warwick
Leeds

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None of these universities is 'impressive'. If there's one thing that can be generalised about them, it's that law employers don't bother with micro-analysing differences in 'reputation'. If your 'employer' (in a loose sense, as this includes e.g. pupillage committees in chambers) really cares about academics, chances are that they're going to ideally want Oxbridge + a First + any prizes/scholarships you can bring along.

There is some data on what graduates at these unis do after graduating, but it's either meaningless, out of date, or determined by things like how selective the uni is, how privileged its students are, how big its cohort is, etc.
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(Original post by J Papi)
None of these universities is 'impressive'. If there's one thing that can be generalised about them, it's that law employers don't bother with micro-analysing differences in 'reputation'. If your 'employer' (in a loose sense, as this includes e.g. pupillage committees in chambers) really cares about academics, chances are that they're going to ideally want Oxbridge + a First + any prizes/scholarships you can bring along.

There is some data on what graduates at these unis do after graduating, but it's either meaningless, out of date, or determined by things like how selective the uni is, how privileged its students are, how big its cohort is, etc.
not quite sure I agree with this....

not everyone goes to oxbridge and gets a first, those are all good unis and a Law degree will set you up well.
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Manchester has the highest graduate employment rate atm and is highest ranked for Law. Also with all the money being pumped in I’m sure it’s gonna only get better so if I were you I’d pick there. Warwick still has a bit more prestige as of now if you ask me and I don’t know much about the other three
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not quite sure I agree with this....

not everyone goes to oxbridge and gets a first, those are all good unis and a Law degree will set you up well.
And not all employers, as I said, 'really care about academics'. Only a tiny minority do, and they tend to recruit for a handful of 'elite' City firms or chambers. Read the post.

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Manchester has the highest graduate employment rate atm and is highest ranked for Law. Also with all the money being pumped in I’m sure it’s gonna only get better so if I were you I’d pick there. Warwick still has a bit more prestige as of now if you ask me and I don’t know much about the other three
Citation needed re: "money being pumped in"

Employment rate data is generally useless because it includes postgraduate studies and doesn't account for things like whether the graduate has their LPC funded (or whether they have gotten pupillage before or during the BPTC).

But your assertion is off anyway - check https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6160930 (document 11). Exeter has had a lower 'assumed unemployment' percentage (out of the UK-domiciled graduates captured by the survey) in recent years. York and Warwick seem to have similar percentages to Manchester.
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Citation needed re: "money being pumped in"

Employment rate data is generally useless because it includes postgraduate studies and doesn't account for things like whether the graduate has their LPC funded (or whether they have gotten pupillage before or during the BPTC).

But your assertion is off anyway - check https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6160930 (document 11). Exeter has had a lower 'assumed unemployment' percentage (out of the UK-domiciled graduates captured by the survey) in recent years. York and Warwick seem to have similar percentages to Manchester.
I saw someone in another pair on this site talk about the moment being pumped in. I guess that’s hearsay so I retract that. I assumed it was valid asManchester is the most popular uni in the north afaik because a lot of the north seems to flock there. I could be wrong. I was actually at Manchester on Friday and they had posters everywhere advertising the employability thing. That’s why I mentioned it.
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I saw someone in another pair on this site talk about the moment being pumped in. I guess that’s hearsay so I retract that. I assumed it was valid asManchester is the most popular uni in the north afaik because a lot of the north seems to flock there. I could be wrong. I was actually at Manchester on Friday and they had posters everywhere advertising the employability thing. That’s why I mentioned it.
Another victim of marketing huh
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Another victim of marketing huh
Not really. I just didn’t believe the uni could lie so blatantly without the threat of culpability so I assumed it was valid.
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Not really. I just didn’t believe the uni could lie so blatantly without the threat of culpability so I assumed it was valid.
It's not lying, it's cherrypicking one statistic that doesn't mean anything to begin with (cf. all the claims by universities about being the '#1 for teaching' because they got one good NSS score)

The problem is that few people actually care or know enough about the data enough to report unis like Manc to the ASA, which is frankly what they deserve
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(Original post by J Papi)
It's not lying, it's cherrypicking one statistic that doesn't mean anything to begin with (cf. all the claims by universities about being the '#1 for teaching' because they got one good NSS score)

The problem is that few people actually care or know enough about the data enough to report unis like Manc to the ASA, which is frankly what they deserve
Ah I wasn’t aware this was happening, thank you for elucidating the matter.
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Yeah, still don't know which is the best Uni to apply to. So far I've gathered that "HuRR DuRR OxFoRd GoOd" as well as "uNi LiE!" and not much else.
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Yeah, still don't know which is the best Uni to apply to. So far I've gathered that "HuRR DuRR OxFoRd GoOd" as well as "uNi LiE!" and not much else.
You asked a stupid question. You got told that this question is stupid and that there's no difference between these universities with regard to the factor you asked about. What you now need to do is run off and find some other things you care about, and do your own research. Or do you expect us to make your decision for you?
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You asked a stupid question. You got told that this question is stupid and that there's no difference between these universities with regard to the factor you asked about. What you now need to do is run off and find some other things you care about, and do your own research. Or do you expect us to make your decision for you?
"no difference"
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"no difference"
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It's funny how you've gone from being a sixth former who recognises that they don't know anything to someone who seems to know so much that they can dismiss what I'm saying out of hand...

harrysbar Too many snotty lil sh*ts in one day, I'm done
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It's funny how you've gone from being a sixth former who recognises that they don't know anything to someone who seems to know so much that they can dismiss what I'm saying out of hand...

harrysbar Too many snotty lil sh*ts in one day, I'm done
"tOo MaNy SnOtTy LiL sH*Ts In OnE dAy"
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"tOo MaNy SnOtTy LiL sH*Ts In OnE dAy"
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Why would I need to be salty to you of all people? Have you achieved anything I haven't? Have you rebutted anything I've said in some spectacular manner? No, you're yet another academically unexceptional sixth former who thinks that an employer is going to be impressed by you studying at Manchester, Warwick or Exeter. I have to deal with 10 of you a day. Now shoo
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(Original post by J Papi)
Why would I need to be salty to you of all people? Have you achieved anything I haven't? Have you rebutted anything I've said in some spectacular manner? No, you're yet another academically unexceptional sixth former who thinks that an employer is going to be impressed by you studying at Manchester, Warwick or Exeter. I have to deal with 10 of you a day. Now shoo
>we got him playing defense boys
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>we got him playing defense boys
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Not at all, he is literally stating facts.

All of them are RG unis, one is not going to have Slaughter & May rolling out the red carpet for you on graduate and the other is not going to leave you sifting paperwork at a high street immigration shop.

Does not matter which one you attend; getting a 2:2 from ExeTAH is not going to make a law firm *** in their pants that you went to ExeTAH and nor is getting a 1st from Manchester going to make a US firm not hire you because you went to Manchester.
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Not at all, he is literally stating facts.

All of them are RG unis, one is not going to have Slaughter & May rolling out the red carpet for you on graduate and the other is not going to leave you sifting paperwork at a high street immigration shop.

Does not matter which one you attend; getting a 2:2 from ExeTAH is not going to make a law firm *** in their pants that you went to ExeTAH and nor is getting a 1st from Manchester going to make a US firm not hire you because you went to Manchester.
What if I really want to go to ExeTURRRR?
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