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Which is better?
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For business management btw please
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Anyone?
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UoB is clearly superior in many ways including facilities, accommodation, teaching excellency, research quality, student satisfaction etc

Aston University does specialise in business studies but it is a fairly small university and hasn’t been established for as long as UoB. UoB is renown for their teaching quality and academic achievements. Graduate prospects after a business management degree are higher At UoB.

Aston Business grade requirement average - BBB
UoB business grade requirement average - AAB
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UoB is clearly superior in many ways including facilities, accommodation, teaching excellency, research quality, student satisfaction etc

Aston University does specialise in business studies but it is a fairly small university and hasn’t been established for as long as UoB. UoB is renown for their teaching quality and academic achievements. Graduate prospects after a business management degree are higher At UoB.

Aston Business grade requirement average - BBB
UoB business grade requirement average - AAB
UoB seems the better option, although I doubt if I'll get AAB, corona will probably screw my grades over (mocks didn't go well). More likely I'll get BBB or below. Are you at Birmingham/Aston?
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UoB seems the better option, although I doubt if I'll get AAB, corona will probably screw my grades over (mocks didn't go well). More likely I'll get BBB or below. Are you at Birmingham/Aston?
I’m at neither lol. I’ve just done a lot of research.
I’m applying for International Business w/Mandarin Chinese

Well ofqual basically stated that they are taking into consideration that some students may have achieved above their predicted. But they take into consideration year progress, mocks, ALPS (negligible) and overall performance throughout your education. We just have to pray the universities have enough spaces for our courses. Especially business courses. If everyone is guaranteed grades and universities are going to be lenient, most students are likely going to get into their chosen universities thus more competition for places in a course.
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I’m at neither lol. I’ve just done a lot of research.
I’m applying for International Business w/Mandarin Chinese

Well ofqual basically stated that they are taking into consideration that some students may have achieved above their predicted. But they take into consideration year progress, mocks, ALPS (negligible) and overall performance throughout your education. We just have to pray the universities have enough spaces for our courses. Especially business courses. If everyone is guaranteed grades and universities are going to be lenient, most students are likely going to get into their chosen universities thus more competition for places in a course.
That gives me some hope of being lenient by being two grades below. My GCSEs and ALPS are good (AAA) which probably will be negligible. I gotta say I slacked this year in comparison to last year. Business is a competitive course as well and I have a feeling that people will be overpredicted than what they will actually get, unless the exam board moderates it properly. Birmingham is a nice uni though, beautiful campus. and has been my dream uni.
Aston is decent though right, I didn't even get to visit it due to corona cancelling the applicant day? Did you go and how was it if you did go? A few of my friends said there it is quite chavvy?
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That gives me some hope of being lenient by being two grades below. My GCSEs and ALPS are good (AAA) which probably will be negligible. I gotta say I slacked this year in comparison to last year. Business is a competitive course as well and I have a feeling that people will be overpredicted than what they will actually get, unless the exam board moderates it properly. Birmingham is a nice uni though, beautiful campus. and has been my dream uni.
Aston is decent though right, I didn't even get to visit it due to corona cancelling the applicant day? Did you go and how was it if you did go? A few of my friends said there it is quite chavvy?
I went to Aston’s normal open day last year but also couldn’t attend applicant day due to COVID cancellation.

I wouldn’t say it’s chavvy. A lot of students locally that are chavvy maybe went to the open days but students who actually attend the uni must be decent, Ik this is stereotype, but a lot of “chavs” don’t have a stable structure of education and lack the grades to get into moderate-higher unis. Most likely they won’t get in but they go to the open days to the unis local to them.

Out of all unis in Birmingham I would think BCU or metropolitan uni would have the most “chavs”.
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Aston is decent though right, I didn't even get to visit it due to corona cancelling the applicant day? Did you go and how was it if you did go? A few of my friends said there it is quite chavvy?
Going into second year. There are chavs but I wouldn't say it's 'chavvy' overall. There's definitely a few of them chavs that walk around with some dumb Gucci scarf around their neck and think they look slick and fly asf.
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Going into second year. There are chavs but I wouldn't say it's 'chavvy' overall. There's definitely a few of them chavs that walk around with some dumb Gucci scarf around their neck and think they look slick and fly asf.
Thanks because chavs are annoying. How have Aston been with the online situation (has teaching been good) How are you finding Aston overall? Would you recommend?
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Thanks because chavs are annoying. How have Aston been with the online situation (has teaching been good) How are you finding Aston overall? Would you recommend?
BCU recently confirmed face-to-face learning within the new academic year starting in September.

So.. maybe other universities, including Aston, may be preparing for the same? Hopefully, they do.
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BCU recently confirmed face-to-face learning within the new academic year starting in September.

So.. maybe other universities, including Aston, may be preparing for the same? Hopefully, they do.
They've confirmed lectures will be online until at least January 2020, which sucks
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They've confirmed lectures will be online until at least January 2020, which sucks
Hi there, Aston will be taking a blended learning approach for most students in which lectures will be delivered online, and a number of small group learning sessions and activities held on campus. * Ethel
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Business management? Choose Aston
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Business management? Choose Aston
UOB has better grad prospects and is second most targeted university by top employers (High Fliers), Russell Group is a bonus, nicer campus, higher entry standards, TEF gold. People know UOB internationally, whereas some people have not even heard about Aston.
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That’s like comparing Rolls Royce with Fiat.
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UOB has better grad prospects and is second most targeted university by top employers (High Fliers), Russell Group is a bonus, nicer campus, higher entry standards, TEF gold. People know UOB internationally, whereas some people have not even heard about Aston.
Research wise Aston is better and has a better international reputation for business. It's like top 50-75 in the world I think, but for undergrad I don't know if it's that relevant. It is still v good for business subjects though don't get me wrong, I think the fact that's it has half the number of students than UOB and not as good for other subjects and is near UOB and Warwick, it doesn't get as much appreciation.
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UOB has better grad prospects and is second most targeted university by top employers (High Fliers), Russell Group is a bonus, nicer campus, higher entry standards, TEF gold. People know UOB internationally, whereas some people have not even heard about Aston.
Aston has one of the best business schools in the UK and its also ranked in top 100 for business management ( here Warwick, Manchester, Aston, City, Cranfield, Lancaster, Brookes all rank significantly higher than Birmingham ) and what does Birmingham have? Russell Group status? How is Birmingham better when Russell group status is the only thing it has and when Aston has one of the best business schools in the world?
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Aston has one of the best business schools in the UK and its also ranked in top 100 for business management ( here Warwick, Manchester, Aston, City, Cranfield, Lancaster, Brookes all rank significantly higher than Birmingham ) and what does Birmingham have? Russell Group status? How is Birmingham better when Russell group status is the only thing it has and when Aston has one of the best business schools in the world?
CUG 2021 Rankings for Business Management
Rank: UOB 22nd Aston 42nd
Average entry standards: UOB 152 (Need AAB) Aston 133 (Need BBB)
Research intensity Aston 3.07 UOB 2.84
Grad prospects Aston 77% UOB 87%

Maybe for PG and research quality. But for UG UOB has higher entry standards and calibre of students, and better connections with top employers making it better unfortunately. It's a shame, I feel like Aston's entry requirements could be a little higher imo, considering the business schools' prestige though.
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