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Reply 1
maskall_147
Statistically, Which University (or Place For Higher Education) Is The Worst In England?

thames valley uni (london) http://www.tvu.ac.uk/
Reply 2
Did It Say That According To A University League Table?
Reply 3
maskall_147
Did It Say That According To A University League Table?

all of them; do a search on this forum for the links (yawn)
Greenwich is pretty bad. However, since it's only 5 minutes from where I am and it does Mathematics with Italian, I used up one of my UCAS choices for it.
Reply 5
edders
thames valley uni (london) http://www.tvu.ac.uk/


LOL: haha at their website. None of that 'TVU has recieved an excellence award for teaching and research' heheh, like other universities, instead it just shows some 50 year old student smiling. hehehhe. :biggrin:
Reply 6
Paisley is pretty bad too.
Reply 7
Guys, who cares? :smile:
Bhaal85
LOL: haha at their website. None of that 'TVU has recieved an excellence award for teaching and research' heheh, like other universities, instead it just shows some 50 year old student smiling. hehehhe. :biggrin:


Didn't it receive 0 out of 250 for research?

Uni of North London was worst before it merged; 41% of students dropped out...
Jools
Didn't it receive 0 out of 250 for research?

Uni of North London was worst before it merged; 41% of students dropped out...

Isn't the one that merged and is now called the Met, they said they had this course on their site and i ordered their prospectus, and they didn't have anything even directly near to what they said they had!
Danithestudent
Isn't the one that merged and is now called the Met, they said they had this course on their site and i ordered their prospectus, and they didn't have anything even directly near to what they said they had!


London Metropolitan, that's the one.

There's no point moving to a London uni like South Bank or Thames Valley for uni to spend stupid amounts on accommodation - over £100/week compared to half that elsewhere in the UK - unless you're keen on LSE/UCL/IC/(KCL).
Reply 11
Jools
London Metropolitan, that's the one.

There's no point moving to a London uni like South Bank or Thames Valley for uni to spend stupid amounts on accommodation - over £100/week compared to half that elsewhere in the UK - unless you're keen on LSE/UCL/IC/(KCL).



Imperial and LSE are certainly worth it. Maybe I am biased here, but I don't think KCL is worth it either. UCL, maybe...but I think only if you're keen on living in London. The two former are probably worth the sacrifice even if you're not highly keen on living in London and cannot/do not want to go to Oxbridge (unless of course you utterely deplore London).
I'm hoping to go to the London Institute at Elephant & Castle, it's prospectus is fantastic although I know I shouldnn't only go on that but I am going to the open day. I know the price per week for halls ranges from about £68-£125 do you guys think thats good value for money? I know my parents will pay for my rent because they are lovely :biggrin: but are there a lot of places around there to get part time work do u think? There has to be hasn't there?
Reply 13
Well, im at London Met. But only because I seriously ballsed up my A Levels :frown:

The uni itself is not that bad, some of the computers are a little older than other unis and the area is not the nicest - although we have every shop under the sun here... almost... Accomodation is ok, ive seen smaller rooms at other unis too. I think the low pass rate (41%) is because its only recently turned from a polytechnic and needs to get the numbers to be a uni, also a lot of the students here are mature - and about half of them are there to pass the time, which is pretty funny and have some good times, but not for them at the end.

Im only staying here for a year because im already in discussions with various unis (Nottingham, Leicester and a few others) to get onto next years course with them if I get a good pass mark this year at London Met. I dont think I could really take 3/4 years here....
J.S.
Imperial and LSE are certainly worth it. Maybe I am biased here, but I don't think KCL is worth it either. UCL, maybe...but I think only if you're keen on living in London. The two former are probably worth the sacrifice even if you're not highly keen on living in London and cannot/do not want to go to Oxbridge (unless of course you utterely deplore London).


What about SOAS?
Reply 15
Danithestudent
I'm hoping to go to the London Institute at Elephant & Castle, it's prospectus is fantastic although I know I shouldnn't only go on that but I am going to the open day. I know the price per week for halls ranges from about £68-£125 do you guys think thats good value for money? I know my parents will pay for my rent because they are lovely :biggrin: but are there a lot of places around there to get part time work do u think? There has to be hasn't there?


I've got a mate who has gone to the London Institute and he reckons that it's a really good part of London to be in.

I was contemplating going for a bit but ultimately the living costs of London put me off applying. The entry requirements are also really low I think? So in the end my backup options went elsewhere.

I agree about the prospectus it's charming :smile: If I have a spare week in the summer I'll make the effort to go there to do one of the computing courses which would be an excuse to catch up with mates in the smoke while at the same time gaining some useful qualifications :biggrin:
Reply 16
DamianHolt
What about SOAS?



I think so. SOAS is a unique case, many of its courses, you cannot get elsewhere. It's a better institution than many of the league tables suggest, it has a niche in the market.
Reply 17
Not too sure about England, but Banger Uni is the worse in Wales (so i've heard)
Reply 18
Lampeter is actually the worst in Wales by far!
Bangor isnt that bad actually. I have had friends that have gone there and got very good grad jobs when they finished. They have low grades to get in but the teaching quality is quite high.
Reply 19
I thought Newport was the worst.