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Is there a difference of grades between a russel group university and a non Russel group university for law? I heard that people at non-russel group universities get more support.
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Is there a difference of grades between a russel group university and a non Russel group university for law? I heard that people at non-russel group universities get more support.
That’s not necessarily true. You will never know how much or little support a uni department really provides until you are there and have a problem, because they all claim to offer good support.
You’re better off to pick a uni based on other factors such as do you have the right grades for it, do you like the choice of modules,do you like the city and feel of the uni, does the location suit you.
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Is there a difference of grades between a russel group university and a non Russel group university for law? I heard that people at non-russel group universities get more support.
The data on percentages of Firsts and 2.1s awarded can be found here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6160930. Take a look at document 4.

The top RG unis give a fairly high % of Firsts, often much higher than some non-RGs, but this is probably because they have better students to begin with.

The type of degree classification awarded by a university depends on a huge number of factors, including:

The calibre of student
The difficulty of the course (which in turn can be assessed in various ways)
The type of assessment
The type of course offered (you're more likely to see lower average grades for contracts-related courses than law-as-a-social-science-type courses)
The criteria required to get a First (is it an average? a certain number of Firsts? etc)
University policy on how harsh marking should be
The individual examiners who happen to be marking a course
The timing of exams (this is particularly important in first year, where some unis have exams as early as April)
Good lecture and class teaching
Good out-of-hours support/responsiveness from tutors (this is different)
How many written/formally assessed essays are expected per term
Whether the university is willing to give out high 70s/80s regularly
(you get the idea)

Trying to infer anything from the grades awarded is pointless
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