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I’ve got a place at university of Lincoln, (pharmacy) however I’m not sure if it’s a good university. It’s ranked 22 in the UK by the guardian but #801 by Qs rankings. It also doesn’t seem to be recognised. I haven’t heard of until I did clearing
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https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/phrphrum/

Are you talking about this course?

Although people keep selling the idea of reputation, whilst applying for jobs I've never once been told my application was strongly purely because of the reputation of my previous universities (both of which are top 10 in UK). And I've worked with plenty of people at such universities who previously went to universities with "lower reputation"-other factors are far more important than "university reputation", such as your experience for the job, degree grade etc.

For a degree like Pharmacy, if it isn't accredited (this Lincoln one looks to be), then you will have to get accredited post-degree somehow, something I'm not familiar with-so I would ONLy accept an offer from an accredited course.
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https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/phrphrum/

Are you talking about this course?

Although people keep selling the idea of reputation, whilst applying for jobs I've never once been told my application was strongly purely because of the reputation of my previous universities (both of which are top 10 in UK). And I've worked with plenty of people at such universities who previously went to universities with "lower reputation"-other factors are far more important than "university reputation", such as your experience for the job, degree grade etc.

For a degree like Pharmacy, if it isn't accredited (this Lincoln one looks to be), then you will have to get accredited post-degree somehow, something I'm not familiar with-so I would ONLy accept an offer from an accredited course.
yes It’s definitely registered and accredited. It’s just a bit annoying when I have to do explain where I’m going as everyone keeps saying they’ve never heard of it. Maybe because I live in London and Lincoln is in the middle of nowhere ? I was given offers from Westminster , Brunel , Essex but in the end I chose Lincoln so I just really hope it was a good decision.
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QS is an international ranking isn't it? Obviously it'll be lower in a worldwide ranking versus a national ranking.
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Pharmacy is Pharmacy, no matter where you do it. The reputation of the uni won't matter if you get the qualification. That said, there are perks to going to a top Pharmacy school, such as better labs, leading academics, nicer campuses, and prestige.
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QS is an international ranking isn't it? Obviously it'll be lower in a worldwide ranking versus a national ranking.
Yes but for a UK ranked 22 uni it should be much higher. Brunel is ranked about 60 in the UK yet the QS in under 200. It doesn’t add up and I’m very confused. Also nobody has heard of Lincoln, have you ? When applying for a student bank account, Lincoln wasn’t on the list and I had to list it as “other”. Maybe I’m overreacting but I will be travelling 3hours away from home for 5 years. I really just want some answers/opinions. There’s not much on the internet and the university it’s self is obviously going to portray themselves in the best way possible.
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Yes but for a UK ranked 22 uni it should be much higher. Brunel is ranked about 60 in the UK yet the QS in under 200. It doesn’t add up and I’m very confused. Also nobody has heard of Lincoln, have you ? When applying for a student bank account, Lincoln wasn’t on the list and I had to list it as “other”. Maybe I’m overreacting but I will be travelling 3hours away from home for 5 years. I really just want some answers/opinions. There’s not much on the internet and the university it’s self is obviously going to portray themselves in the best way possible.
Yeah I'd heard of Lincoln. First I heard of it was because TomSka made those "banned university of Lincoln advert" skits on youtube, but still.
It is also the punchline of a joke in The Inbetweeners, so that might be where a lot of people also heard of it.

International rankings use different methodology to domestic rankings. With QS it's based off reputation among academics, research output via number of citations and staff/student ratios. Meanwhile the Guardian and Complete university rankings are based more off student satisfaction scores from the NSS, entry standards, and research intensity.
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