degree classification vs uni prestige

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everyone says its much better to get a high degree classification at a lower uni than a lower degree classification at a higher ranked uni. is this really the case as i find that quite hard to believe. i'm sure a 2:2 from oxford sounds much better than a first from university of east London
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Depends how low or good the unis are and the field you are trying to enter
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Oxford and uel are 2 extreme ends of the spectrum. For example, a 1st at Coventry would be better than a 2:2 at Queen Mary or a 2:1 at Greenwich would be better than a 2:2 at king’s.

1st’s and 2:1s are both nearly equally good grades so if you get a 1st at a worse uni and a 2:1 at a better uni, I’d go for the better uni e.g. a 1st from Coventry is not better than a 2:1 from queen mary. Pretty much anywhere where you’d get a 2:1/1st is better than anywhere you don’t.
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The respondees are all correct. Think also about the kind of uni life you are seeking. No fun being stuck in a part of the country you don't like for 3-4 years. Also, do you prefer a campus uni (Keele, Lancaster, Loughborough) or a uni that is integrated into the city (Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield).
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