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    My LSE friends were telling me a few days ago that UCL used to be a poly in the 1960s and it was called Gower Street Techical College. What affect will this have on my (our) employment prospects? It can't matter too much because we're usually in the top 10 universities for most things. I'm doing a proper degree (economics) and that's always in the top 10 so the old poly status doesn't matter does it?
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    I dont think ucl is a polytechnic. It's one of the best universities in the uk along with oxbridge, lse, imperial and a few others
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    I dont think ucl is a polytechnic. It's one of the best universities in the uk along with oxbridge, lse, imperial and a few others

    Of course it's not NOW, but it WAS in the 1960s.
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    (Original post by Couth)
    My LSE friends were telling me a few days ago that UCL used to be a poly in the 1960s and it was called Gower Street Techical College. What affect will this have on my (our) employment prospects? It can't matter too much because we're usually in the top 10 universities for most things. I'm doing a proper degree (economics) and that's always in the top 10 so the old poly status doesn't matter does it?
    LMAO
    University College London is a prestigious red-brick university!!!!!
    your LSE mates were just being @ssholes
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    Look, they said both UCL & King's were polys until the early 60s when they converted to proper universitieis. They were called Gower Street Tech and Strand Poly respectively until that time. Neither of them are now of course!
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    I meant was not is.

    LSE people were just joking about lol
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    Dude I'm at UCL, and I trust my mates. p=0.80 that this is true. All I want to know is the effect of this history on my degree's worthiness. There is no debate that it's NOW a damn good school.
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    Wont have no effect at all 'dude'. If it does which it wont it be so negible i wouldn't lose no sleep over it.

    Economincs at UCL will give you decent job prospects as would LSE and cambridge.
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    Haha

    Do a little research/don't be so naive.
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    Yeah, a former polytechnic that is supposed to be rivalling Oxbridge now...dont think so.
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    (Original post by Couth)
    Look, they said both UCL & King's were polys until the early 60s when they converted to proper universitieis. !
    Well, they were wrong Have a look at the history of your uni on its own website, for instance: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/about-ucl/history/
    I'd be more worried about the effects on future employment of your gullibility and lack of research skills, to be honest... :p:
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    UCL is not an ex poly even I know that and I haven't been near the place. However even it was so what?
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    You are dumb.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_College_London
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    Its a well known joke! I'm suprised it's taken you so long to hear an LSE student say it to be honest!
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    How about King's?
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    (Original post by Couth)
    How about King's?
    lol :eek:
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    (Original post by nas7232)
    lol :eek:
    King's WAS a poly then?
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    no it wasn't
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    (Original post by Couth)
    My LSE friends were telling me a few days ago that UCL used to be a poly in the 1960s and it was called Gower Street Techical College. What affect will this have on my (our) employment prospects? It can't matter too much because we're usually in the top 10 universities for most things. I'm doing a proper degree (economics) and that's always in the top 10 so the old poly status doesn't matter does it?
    You dumb ****
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    couth.. it's the oldest joke in the book. lol
 
 
 
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