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Bath vs Glasgow

Bath University is known well in the UK, especially for its frat culture and nice city location. On the other hand, Glasgow University has a big reputation internationally and a stunning campus. Both are respected, even if they're not in the top tier like LSE or Oxbridge. Glasgow is kind of like the Emory of the UK—maybe not top-ranked, but still highly regarded.( I think so )
I believe there must be some informal ranking amongst the people in the industry and UK. Would be really grateful if you could share your thoughts on which is better culture and education wise .
My point is to make sure that my views are not tunnel visioned from what’s sold on the internet something about Glasgow gives me that it likes to function in its own bubble , irrespective of the ranking metrics and have better culture and way of doing things . I don’t get the same vibe from the bath management overall . Though they look competitive and it’s better than most of its counterparts that fall in the same bracket [ Birmingham , Nottingham , Lancaster , Exeter , York , Warwick , Southampton , Newcastle , Leeds , Durham ] but I feel Glasgow is up there like w the bigs
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There is unlikely any disadvantage going to either of them.
Reply 2
Original post by random_matt
There is unlikely any disadvantage going to either of them.
Is bath up the ranks with all them in its bracket . I think bath is not well recognised among us and Canadian universities and even a tier 2 college in Canada like Alberta beats it in every metric culture and overall vision especially
Reply 3
Also bath has charted some rankings and I know its rankings are just fiction stories but is bath the shiz? Do they got an attitude if you know what I’m saying as in do they move different
I have never been to Bath, but it is ranked 5th in the UK and is highly regarded (the complete university guide). However, if you are an international student, then maybe Glasgow would be more recognisable. They are both very good universities from a UK standpoint though.
Reply 5
Original post by random_matt
I have never been to Bath, but it is ranked 5th in the UK and is highly regarded (the complete university guide). However, if you are an international student, then maybe Glasgow would be more recognisable. They are both very good universities from a UK standpoint though.

Does bath make a cut out of all these other unis I’ve mentioned like does it make an edge comparing to 8 to 20th ranked Russell group
Reply 6
Glasgow's currently got top 10 research quality (86%) but, as a percentage of staff, only 57% do high quality research (joint 46th. For context, this is 2% less than Warwick).
Bath's research quality is currently 83% (joint 25th. For context, this is equal with St Andrews). 73% do high quality research, which is top 10.

Bath is a 1960s era university which means that, whilst they can sometimes have nice landscaping and cohesive use of modern buildings, some students would prefer to study at a place where the university is from an older age. Age can sometimes bring benefits to a university, such as prestige in things like Law, as well as a hopefully longer list of alumni who've done great things. Bath doesn't teach Law or Medicine.
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