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    I think it's possible. I got a 2:1 from Roehampton University and accepted a place at Royal Holloway. There were students on one of my English Literature modules that got offers from Oxford for postgrad study, so I think it depends more on the student than on where you graduated from.
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    The uni you go to is def not as important as the grade you get. With a first from a mediocre uni you have very good chances of getting into a top 10 one. I graduated from newcastle (which I regard very mediocre) and got offers from ucl, imperial, lse and cam for postgrad. So work hard and it'll pay off no doubt!
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    (Original post by Aemilius)
    The uni you go to is def not as important as the grade you get. With a first from a mediocre uni you have very good chances of getting into a top 10 one. I graduated from newcastle (which I regard very mediocre) and got offers from ucl, imperial, lse and cam for postgrad. So work hard and it'll pay off no doubt!
    Why you regard Newcastle as very mediocre ?
    Just asking, don´t get me wrong.
    It will also depend on the subject ,won´t it ?
    I am about to start a science-related postgrad there and I thought that Newcastle enjoyed quite a reputation at science.
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    I think for science, and medicine especially, it's well respected. I read architecture, but wasn't too happy with the teaching. Subsequently I think I have developed a bias for it. Don't let it turn you off though, it's just my opinion. It's a good city and I'm sure you'll meet some exceptional people there.
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    (Original post by Aemilius)
    I think for science, and medicine especially, it's well respected. I read architecture, but wasn't too happy with the teaching. Subsequently I think I have developed a bias for it. Don't let it turn you off though, it's just my opinion. It's a good city and I'm sure you'll meet some exceptional people there.
    That´s definitely the worst thing it might happen to you at Uni, find the teaching dissapointing,
    I hope that it won´t happen to me.
    Mind you, if you´ve been offered places to go to the likes of UCL, Imperial or Cam; it could be said that on the long run reading at Newcastle it absolutely worked out for you ¡¡¡¡
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    It probably depends on the subject too, I mean I'm hopefully applying for Creative Writing masters and so I hope they take into account my portfolio along with my university/final classification!
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    (Original post by discombobulation)
    It probably depends on the subject too, I mean I'm hopefully applying for Creative Writing masters and so I hope they take into account my portfolio along with my university/final classification!
    That's very true. A portfolio of creative writing is usually needed for an MA Creative Writing application (sometimes they ask for a sample of critical writing such as an essay as well)
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    (Original post by tigermoth99)
    That's very true. A portfolio of creative writing is usually needed for an MA Creative Writing application (sometimes they ask for a sample of critical writing such as an essay as well)
    Here's hoping!
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    In law, while the university matters, I think A-Levels matter more. I know a mature student who through work experience managed to go to Exeter with nothing but a B and 2 Cs, and graduated with an upper 2:1, but he is still looking for a TC, whereas another friend went to an ex-polytechnic with solid A-levels (because it was more fun), and graduated with an upper 2:1, and is now in a TC with a respectable regional commercial firm. I do think that this situation is rare though: redbrick graduates usually have high A-levels, but I think it reveals A-level, rather than university bias in employers.
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    Holy thread necromancy Batman!
    One anecdote doth not reality make.
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    (Original post by vacuous)
    In law, while the university matters, I think A-Levels matter more. I know a mature student who through work experience managed to go to Exeter with nothing but a B and 2 Cs, and graduated with an upper 2:1, but he is still looking for a TC, whereas another friend went to an ex-polytechnic with solid A-levels (because it was more fun), and graduated with an upper 2:1, and is now in a TC with a respectable regional commercial firm. I do think that this situation is rare though: redbrick graduates usually have high A-levels, but I think it reveals A-level, rather than university bias in employers.
    Slight hitch - only a handful of universities ask for A-level results for entry onto postgraduate courses.
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    Yeah as people have said, how you do at uni grade-wise will matter more.

    I did my undergrad at the University of Auckland (not a top uni) and so far have been accepted into LSE, Imperial and Columbia, with more hopefully to come.
 
 
 
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