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    (Original post by AT82)
    Even TVU has its place, perhaps not as a traditional university, but it has a place of providing HE for those who live in the area that cannot move out for what ever reason.

    There does have to be a balance though, I couldn't afford to move out but I was fortunate that there is a lot of universities near me so I had a choice, I did decide that if Botlon was the only offer I got, I wouldn;t bother going to university at all.
    Yeah. I suppose so...hmm. but London has plenty of universities better than TV.
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    (Original post by d750)
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    I think anyone who puts Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL and LSE in their list is definitely reflecting public opinion. They do stand out as the best 5 universities in the UK, without much doubt.
    I'd never heard of ICL until I joined this forum lol
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    Yeah. I suppose so...hmm. but London has plenty of universities better than TV.
    But TVU is on the outskirts ins't more kind of Reading way? For those who live in the Thames valley and may not be able to afford to go into London it is ideal, especialy for those wanting to do part time jobs. This is TVU's niche.

    It can't really compete at all offering degrees for people who want to go university in the tradional sense, this why it dosn't have any halls of residences (as far as I am aware),

    I suppose it can be seen more of a competetor to the Open University, only the OU may be more respected.

    TVU is also the largest provider of HE education in there area.

    *Snob mode on: Note do not setup a business in the Thames Valley Area*

    *Snob mode off: Sorry :p: *
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    (Original post by Chardonnay)
    Oxbridge + the 3 london unis = golden triangle.
    Same here.
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    (Original post by SiAnY)
    I'd never heard of ICL until I joined this forum lol
    I didn't either or LSE, or any of the London universities really, there is no reason why I should know them though, I live 200 miles away.
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    (Original post by AT82)
    But if a Warwick student was to make all sorts of mistakes on their CV and the Westminster one used good grammar and spelling I know which one I would give the job to.
    Your hypothetical situation is correct in principle. But you see - in reality, that is HIGHLY UNLIKELY to happen (i.e. an Oxbridge/UCL/LSE/Imperial/Warwick student is very unlikely to make that sort of mistake because they had to be of a certain level of meticulousness to be admitted AND their universities would have given them ample warning about such things - like having the biggest employers' graduate recruitment managers hosting special drinks receptions for them to tell the students how to apply!).
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    (Original post by SiAnY)
    I'd never heard of ICL until I joined this forum lol
    Maybe because it is a more specialised university.
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    Ah, nice to see someone's put Nottingham.
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    (Original post by AT82)
    But TVU is on the outskirts ins't more kind of Reading way? For those who live in the Thames valley and may not be able to afford to go into London it is ideal, especialy for those wanting to do part time jobs. This is TVU's niche.

    It can't really compete at all offering degrees for people who want to go university in the tradional sense, this why it dosn't have any halls of residences (as far as I am aware),

    I suppose it can be seen more of a competetor to the Open University, only the OU may be more respected.

    TVU is also the largest provider of HE education in there area.

    *Snob mode on: Note do not setup a business in the Thames Valley Area*

    *Snob mode off: Sorry :p: *
    TVU is nearer Slough. Reading College of Higher Education has joined with TVU, last year I think, but as far as I'm aware its not an alternative campus, just the degrees are certified by TVU, or something along those lines.

    EDIT: Also I wouldn't call Reading the outskirts of London, its a good 30-40 mins from the outskirts.
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    (Original post by SiAnY)
    Ah, nice to see someone's put Nottingham.
    Yeh i would rate it in the top 6 as it has a better reputation then some people think, although i may be slightly biased as i have a offer there. But i would also rather go to LSE then oxford/camb. which is why id rate it higher.
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    TVU is nearer Slough. Reading College of Higher Education has joined with TVU, last year I think, but as far as I'm aware its not an alternative campus, just the degrees are certified by TVU, or something along those lines.
    Argh right, that will be like Chester getting its degrees from Liverpool Hope.
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    TVU is nearer Slough. Reading College of Higher Education has joined with TVU, last year I think, but as far as I'm aware its not an alternative campus, just the degrees are certified by TVU, or something along those lines.

    EDIT: Also I wouldn't call Reading the outskirts of London, its a good 30-40 mins from the outskirts.
    Slough? that sounds really good for a student to go. I know one thing about Slough, its got an IECC.
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    (Original post by InterCity125)
    Slough? that sounds really good for a student to go. I know one thing about Slough, its got an IECC.
    Eww. Slough. *Shudder*
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    But if a Warwick student was to make all sorts of mistakes on their CV and the Westminster one used good grammar and spelling I know which one I would give the job to.
    I guess one just has to assume that as Warwick is the better institution ie..funded better, more resources, it has higher entry requirements..which it evidently does. Thse universities don't just get their reputations for nothing...It is because their students tend to have a history of excellence in their subjects and in the workplace, a quality which is the university itself in many ways helps them to achieve(although they tend to pick the best students anyway!). All I'm saying is that these universities are known to nurture the best talent, and I dont think that it is very likely for anyone, especially someone which HAS attended university to be making such silly mistakes on their CV's anyway. The crunch is how much expertise the have in their subjects, their confidence levels etc.
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    (Original post by ~Sam~)
    I never realised that Warwick was thought of so highly
    Me neither... and my dad teaches there... lol
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    (Original post by InterCity125)
    Slough? that sounds really good for a student to go. I know one thing about Slough, its got an IECC.
    It's also where 'The Office' was set.

    That's about all its got going for it...
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    It's also where 'The Office' was set.

    That's about all its got going for it...
    And the fact that it's got a station, so you can get the hell out of there!
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    (Original post by d750)
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    I think anyone who puts Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL and LSE in their list is definitely reflecting public opinion. They do stand out as the best 5 universities in the UK, without much doubt.
    Not just public but international and academic opinion.
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