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Is the University of Nottingham considered to be a "prestigious" university.


i just wanted to know, is nottingham university considered to be a prestigious university.

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This has been done so many times...
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i just wanted to know, is nottingham university considered to be a prestigious university.

yes, my teachers always mention it as one of the top unis in the UK
No, but its not bad: Its top 15 I think!

I would say "prestigious" is Oxbridge, Imperial, LSE....and thats it. UCL, Bristol and Durham are only very very good.
i would say yes, but i'm biased I guess :tongue:
I would say prestigious as being around top 20 in the UK - which Nottingham is.
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It's good- along with Sheffield,cardiff etc.. but it's not brilliant
Top 20. Along with most in the Russell Group.

NB I didn't go or even applied to Notts, so no biases here.
It does **** in rankings but look at the times top 100 graduate employers book and its one of the most targeted universitys along with warwick, london colleges, manchester and oxbridge. Yes it is more "targeted" than the likes of durham/bristol/st andrews/york. Up to you whether you believe me or not.
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I always asumed Nottingham was not very good because the people I know who have been interested in it went on about their emphasis on careers advise and such - which made me think of vocational style courses - which made me think it wasn't a particularly prestigious academic institution. Woops, I should have looked into it. Must have been a coincidence the people I spoke to were pretty unintelligent (and rude). These weren't actually students, just applicants.
Oh dear, I am sorry I thought of you in that way Nottingham. :frown:
Reply 12
It definitely is with employers, my mum used to be a head hunter, and the businesses she worked for really thought a lot of it. :smile: Plus it has a beautiful campus. :biggrin:
Reply 13
I thought so, obviously.
Yes, it is. Campus is dead hilly though. *pants*
Reply 15
Yes, it is. Campus is dead hilly though. *pants*
But the hills are fun to run down. :laughing: :p:
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This has been done so many times...

It certainly has. I just closed a similar thread last week (although it dates back to November.

Whether something has prestige or not is debatable and subjective. Read that thread (or even this thread) and some will say yes, others will say no. Some will say it's UCL/Durham/Bristol level and some will say more the redbricks, Newcastle, Cardiff etc.

Back in the late 90s and early 00s it went through a period of great development which lead it to become a "leading alternative to Oxbridge" alongside the London unis, Durham and Bristol. All unis have their periods of popularity and Nottingham soon passed to Newcastle and then Newcastle to Manchester.

If what you're asking is is it a top university, one that offers great teaching and research across the faculties then yes it is. Is it well targeted by employers and well represented in employment (particularly banking, business and maybe law) then yes it is.

I may have been a little unfair in that thread I've linked, but even then I still did think it was a top uni that can come close to matching the top unis outside Oxbidge, probably even match it. But I still stand by what I said, it could do with more of a presence in the arts.
Reply 17
It's pretty prestigious in general; more so depending on what degree you do - for example, a good degree in Law from Nottingham is as good as a degree in Law from any UK institution (the course here is notoriously hard) whereas we might not be world-beating in some other courses...
Reply 18
Not particularily, maybe for Medicine
Reply 19
It's a very good top 15 Uni. Not strong enough to break top 10 but still a very strong institution.

The only prestigous Universities in the UK are Oxford, Cambridge, LSE & Imperial.

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