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I was told a 2:1 will take you anywhere you want to go as long as you demonstrate a passion for the subject. How true is this?

Because especially at imperial I hear you have to sacrifice all your social life (for the possible best years of your life) to get a first over a 2:1. Is it worth it?
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I was told a 2:1 will take you anywhere you want to go as long as you demonstrate a passion for the subject. How true is this?

Because especially at imperial I hear you have to sacrifice all your social life (for the possible best years of your life) to get a first over a 2:1. Is it worth it?
You can have a decent social life, play a bit of sport and do a few clubs and societies while still doing well and not killing yourself. Sure, it does depend to some extent on core ability and being organized, but I know plenty of people who came out with 1sts who also had fun.
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You can have a decent social life, play a bit of sport and do a few clubs and societies while still doing well and not killing yourself. Sure, it does depend to some extent on core ability and being organized, but I know plenty of people who came out with 1sts who also had fun.
My question is more about are they worth the loss. Ok you have fun but I assume you can have a lot more if you settle for a 2:1.

So work wise, is a 1st even preferred much at all? Do any employers even specifically search for it?
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My question is more about are they worth the loss. Ok you have fun but I assume you can have a lot more if you settle for a 2:1.

So work wise, is a 1st even preferred much at all? Do any employers even specifically search for it?
Depends what you want to do next, and it's tough to micro-manage that before you have even started a degree . A 2:1 from Imperial does carry a lot of weight in the job market.
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I was told a 2:1 will take you anywhere you want to go as long as you demonstrate a passion for the subject. How true is this?

Because especially at imperial I hear you have to sacrifice all your social life (for the possible best years of your life) to get a first over a 2:1. Is it worth it?
Depends what you want to do.

Most graduate jobs will be happy with a 2.1.

If you are interested in pursuing a competitive funded research position or something like quant-research then achieving top grades is important.
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