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Does anyone feel that Bristol Uni is decline? It has fallen in rankings across most subjects (I know these are not the only metric) and I feel its reputation is falling. Bristol Uni was once known as a classic Oxbridge reject Uni almost on par with Durham but I feel like this is not the case anymore. Less well established Uni like Exeter has now overtaken Bristol I feel.

Is this true?
Why has it happened?
Is it because of the increasing number of contextual offers driving down grades?
Is it because of its aggressive expansion in recent years declining teaching quality?
Is it the increasing rise of drugs and lack of student support with the abandonment of the warden system?
Original post by oof1234
Does anyone feel that Bristol Uni is decline? It has fallen in rankings across most subjects (I know these are not the only metric) and I feel its reputation is falling. Bristol Uni was once known as a classic Oxbridge reject Uni almost on par with Durham but I feel like this is not the case anymore. Less well established Uni like Exeter has now overtaken Bristol I feel.

Is this true?
Why has it happened?
Is it because of the increasing number of contextual offers driving down grades?
Is it because of its aggressive expansion in recent years declining teaching quality?
Is it the increasing rise of drugs and lack of student support with the abandonment of the warden system?

Bristol's reputation is almost completely in tact, but generally it has very sightly fallen as things do move in peaks and troughs.

generally, it's because lesser unis are successfully tempting students with Unconditional offers away from better unis, expansion in student numbers is making it less competitive (offer rate up 10 percentage points in 5 years) and a lot of the media coverage of the suicides etc does seem to fit in with the impression i have of troubles there - eg. every middle class person i know who went to Bristol got into drugs, which were almost unheard of at my uni
Original post by oof1234
Does anyone feel that Bristol Uni is decline? It has fallen in rankings across most subjects (I know these are not the only metric) and I feel its reputation is falling. Bristol Uni was once known as a classic Oxbridge reject Uni almost on par with Durham but I feel like this is not the case anymore. Less well established Uni like Exeter has now overtaken Bristol I feel.

Is this true?
Why has it happened?
Is it because of the increasing number of contextual offers driving down grades?
Is it because of its aggressive expansion in recent years declining teaching quality?
Is it the increasing rise of drugs and lack of student support with the abandonment of the warden system?

It isn't true so it hasn't happened. Bristol uni is not in decline and still holds its proud reputation as a classic Oxbridge reject uni almost on a par with Durham
I know the rankings aren't perfect but why are Universities (which are still good ) outranking Bristol when forgiving me if I am wrong Bristol is more prestigious. I'm talking about Unis such as Exeter, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds. Bristol was historically top 10
Original post by oof1234
I know the rankings aren't perfect but why are Universities (which are still good ) outranking Bristol when forgiving me if I am wrong Bristol is more prestigious. I'm talking about Unis such as Exeter, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds. Bristol was historically top 10

Bristol still is top 10 for English unis and higher up than the unis you mentioned in the CUG which is the league table with the most useful metrics if you are concerned about prestige. I don't know which ones you have been looking at but the Guardian one (for example) is not considered useful by Higher Education careers advisers as it is well know to throw up strange results. No league table shows the full story anyway as outlined in J Papis thread in which he specifically discusses the issue of why league tables are pretty much useless for law (point 5)

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/law

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6247090
Reply 5
I don't think it is declining. There are still many people who get rejected from oxbridge that goes to Bristol. Id say though, there are other universities such as LSE, UCL, Imperial as well as Warwick and edinburgh (not sure about this one) that seem to be more like Oxbridge rejects. This is because LSE, Imperial and UCL are more prestigious than Bristol respectively. But Bristol gives lower contextual offers compared to other unis and so I put it as insurance after LSE as firm just to be safe. So I think this was the primary reason why u put Bristol as insurance. AAA (contextual) was LSE offer and Warwick was AAA(contextual) whilst Bristol was AAB (contextual) or A*BB with certain subject in A*

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