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    A third from Cambridge.
    174
    30.00%
    A 2:2 from the Uni of Nottingham.
    141
    24.31%
    A 2:1 from Canterbury Christ Church.
    101
    17.41%
    A first from Thames Valley.
    164
    28.28%

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    (Original post by Democracy)
    The first class degree, hands down. Come on, a first from the University of London? You can't say no to that.
    OP was debating whether a 2:1 from UCL was better than a 1st from Royal Holloway
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    (Original post by Rainbow-Dream)
    OP was debating whether a 2:1 from UCL was better than a 1st from Royal Holloway
    Oh my. What a post. Do you know anything about the University of London?
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    (Original post by Joel4fun4u)
    Oh my. What a post. Do you know anything about the University of London?
    I'm 16. Why? :confused:

    EDIT: (sorry did you not just ask if I was 13...?)

    Erm, I don't know much more about UCL other than it's in London (obviously) and that it's a really good university (top 10 or 5-ish I think)
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    (Original post by Rainbow-Dream)
    OP was debating whether a 2:1 from UCL was better than a 1st from Royal Holloway
    UCL and RH are parts of the University of London…
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    (Original post by Rainbow-Dream)
    I'm 16. Why? :confused:
    Tell me what you know about the University of London and how Royal Holloway is different. I'd like to learn from you. :yep:
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    (Original post by Anatheme)
    UCL and RH are parts of the University of London…
    Damn you, fool. This could have been entertaining. Ms Know-it-all was educating us!
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    (Original post by Joel4fun4u)
    Damn you, fool. This could have been entertaining. Ms Know-it-all was educating us!
    Sorry, sorry :sad:
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    (Original post by Joel4fun4u)
    Tell me what you know about the University of London and how Royal Holloway is different. I'd like to learn from you. :yep:
    :confused: I don't know
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    (Original post by Rainbow-Dream)
    OP was debating whether a 2:1 from UCL was better than a 1st from Royal Holloway
    Educate thyself, noob.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Educate thyself, noob.
    Thanks.
    ...and I actually want to go to university in two years
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    (Original post by Rainbow-Dream)
    Thanks.
    ...and I actually want to go to university in two years
    You're 16, you live and you learn
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    You're 16, you live and you learn
    Ha thanks :o:
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    (Original post by ChosenOne)
    A third from Cambridge isn't going to get you far.
    Are you sure?

    I've got two words for you - Carol Voderman!!
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    (Original post by T. Hereford)
    Are you sure?

    I've got two words for you - Carol Voderman!!
    So what does that prove? She's working in an area (i.e. media) which is wholly unrelated to the degree she did back in the day, so it's probably fair to assune that her Cambridge third had no effect whatsoever on her career. She didn't get anywhere because of her degree, so if anything, her example doesn't support the claim that a poor degree from Cambridge is still more useful than a good degree from another university, but illustrates the fact that someone whose degree results were poor isn't necessarily doomed to be a miserable failure in all areas of life, especially if he pursues a career in a field where degrees and degree results barely matter. That's not exactly news, though...
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Educate thyself, noob.
    What difference does the UoL make? Each university writes its own paper and a UCL physics paper is bound to be harder than a paper from QM for example.
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    (Original post by T. Hereford)
    Are you sure?

    I've got two words for you - Carol Voderman!!
    :facepalm: lol you cant be serious
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    The 2.1 please.
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    Unrelated but I've always liked the name canterbury christ church - makes the uni sound old and prestigious.
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    a third from TVU
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    (Original post by arkadykris)
    it's amazing that some people here think that two people applying for the same job, one with 2:1 from cambridge, and another with a 2:1 from somewhere like RGU will have their qualifications judged equally!

    degrees aren't a-levels! they aren't public exams graded centrally!

    additionally,

    1. having gotten in to oxbridge you will have an excellent background and most likely be very diverse in your non-academic interests... something else employers want.

    2. having attended oxbridge you will have had a far more rigourous and diverse educational experience - especially with the tutorial system.

    when i was helping my sister apply for jobs back in november she was signing up with a major uk graduate recruiter for the online tests etc and after clicking through the initial screens she was confronted with a page that said:

    "You must have at least a 2:1 from one of the following universities:

    Oxford
    Cambridge
    St Andrews
    Warwick
    LSE
    UCL
    Edinburgh
    Imperial
    Durham
    York

    If not, you may not proceed with this application"

    ... she got a 2:1 at manchester and was gutted.

    why do you think that employers ask for UCAS point scores now? they ask because of grade inflations at crap universities that hand out 2:1s like there's no tomorrow.
    Mate, you're wasting your time trying to explain. Each time I try to explain this I usually get a barage of insults, warnings from admin and neg reps.

    If some people on here honestly think a 2:1 from a top university (e.g. Bristol or UCL) is of equal value to a 2:1 from a low-standing e.g. (Napier or Portsmouth) then good luck to them.
 
 
 
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