is it easy to get a first class degree from a crap uni Watch

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throughout school ive always felt ive never achieved my potential, probably because of addictions to stuff, which made it hard to focus on school.ive done ok though, got mostly bs and few cs.
but well, i sorta feel like i have no other chances to really work hard because in uni ou dont graded like in school..but at the end you can get a first class degree.....though imgoing to quite a bad uni, so is it easy to get?? is it worth the paper its written on??

i think ill be more focused now so i dont have addictive distractions liek i did in gcses and alevels, and feel itsmy last chance to do well instead of average joe grades i normally get
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Bs and Cs in A levels or GCSEs? Either or, they're not bad grades and a 'bad' uni (eurgh, hate that term) would be looking for Ds and Es
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http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=952440

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=951257

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=949580

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=941943

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=946356


In all, there's been eight threads on similar topics in the last six weeks. Do a search or go through GUD previous pages rather than start another topic.
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How bad a university are we talking? If you're talking London Met, say, then my guess would be pretty much.
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Doesnt matter if its thames valley or south bank, dont assume you will get a first class degree. Only snobbish ***** would think so.
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I got told by someone who has never visited both of the univeristies that I was a moron for rejecting Glasgow University and that stirling is a university for idiots and that I've made the biggest mistake of my life, veen though Stirling is better for philosophy than Glasgo which is what I am going to do

Generally, people are morons, university is still univeristy and getting a first is not 'easy' anywhere

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How is it easy and why is the uni crap, I think that's a matter of opinion tbh.

It's just what suits you. Just because a uni is more prestigeous, doesn't mean it's any harder. If you're into theory based subjects, then you won't find the work at a so-called prestigeous uni very hard. And you might find vocational stuff a challenge.
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Agree with danni and Ronar. A uni is still a uni, unless ur aiming for jobs where they want you to be in top 20 unis for graduate schemes, who gives a ****.

Keep your expectations after uni realistic to a point and your a winner.
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Go for a first but don't assume it will be easy.

People may well tell you that it wouldn't stand up to a third from a more prestigious university. These people are utter snobs and it's unsurprising that the spoilt brats congregate on a website with so many privately educated students.

It would be an excellent thing to have.
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easier, yes. easy, no.
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you still need to get 70% or above so you know, its not that easy

you need to put work in for that, if you don't put the work in, you won't get the results and you won't get a 1st

you need to work for it

if you going by league table's, they are bull as they all tell you different things, these more to uni then just getting a first, people can walk out with 2.1 but be built for the job market as they spent their time at uni well, not just hitting the books 24/7, but playing team sports, joing societies stuff like that
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Your education is waht you make of it. Just because a uni isnt deemed execllent doesnt mean that you have a better chance of a 1st.
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(Original post by TheBlindestPilot)
Go for a first but don't assume it will be easy.

People may well tell you that it wouldn't stand up to a third from a more prestigious university. These people are utter snobs and it's unsurprising that the spoilt brats congregate on a website with so many privately educated students.

It would be an excellent thing to have.

I will add that 'private students' paid their way into such high unis. I have far more respect for a state comprehensive student who achieved highly.
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Whoop whoop, I went to a crap school and a crap college, worked my arse off to get into a decent Uni, and just graduated with a 1st. Bragging I know but who cares, it shows it's possible for people from "normal" backgrounds.
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(Original post by Lifelongstudent)
I will add that 'private students' paid their way into such high unis. I have far more respect for a state comprehensive student who achieved highly.
Someone has a chip on their shoulder. :p:
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Someone has a chip on their shoulder. :p:
I agree with you - total chip - i mean my parents gave me no help for uni, and so I'm studying part time and working full time, but I don't begrudge people who's parents could afford to send them to private schools - plus they still had to get great results in school to get into a top uni, which they couldn't have done without some level of work and intelligence.

I'm working now so that I can afford to send my kids to private school and help them get into a top uni if thats what they want to do - i dont' see why it seems to be assumed they only get in because they have money!!!

To answer the OP - no getting a first in a less respected uni is not easy - the universities still have to adhere to certain standards to be allowed to award degree classifications!!!
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easy for an e.g Oxford student to get a first at e.g MMU? Yes, incredibly
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(Original post by katierattray)
Your education is waht you make of it. Just because a uni isnt deemed execllent doesnt mean that you have a better chance of a 1st.

Im so sorry totally off topic but that photograph is incredible..who was it shot by?
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I assumed that they would have the same exams for each uni? I.e. Maths papers are the same at Oxford as they are in Chester.
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You will have to be hard-working to get a first, but if you're a specialist on your subject then i guess it would be :p:

(Original post by ChunkymunkyDJC)
I assumed that they would have the same exams for each uni? I.e. Maths papers are the same at Oxford as they are in Chester.
I thought the lecturers write the exam papers?? So it wouldn't be the same, but im not 100% sure.
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