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What is the lowest ranking university you would be happy to attend watch

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    (Original post by OhNO!)

    P.S. no.
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    Burn. It could have been the start of something beautiful too.

    P.S. Your point is a good one. Ranking universities fundamentally does not work, as they vary wildly in size, courses offered, student demographics, specialisms and their aims (be it be excellence or opening a door to higher education to those from non-traditional backgrounds). It's been an invention of the newspapers in order to shift copies in the last 15 years or so that they've become the norm- anyone over about the age of mid-late 30s would have applied to university before these tables existed, and thus wouldn't have had this farce over going to the top 10, and why 9th is so much more 'prestigious' (a nebulous concept if ever there was one) than 28th based solely on what a couple of journalists think is important.
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    durham.
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    If I don't go accepted into Oxford then I will commit suicide.
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    honestly, Manchester, because anything less than that would make my parents go berserk on me, and I wouldn't end up very happy.

    If FAMILY PRIDE was not an issue, I'd be perfectly happy in Surrey.
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    Funnily enough I have better things to be thinking about and doing seeing as it's my summer holiday. Also I'm quite cotnent with what I'm doing with me life without the need to compare myself to others or question whether I'd prefer to be elsewhere or which is the lowest ranked university I'd attend.

    I suggest you stop spending so much time on these forums and get outside get some fresh and discover that there's a whole world out there with real people.
    i love you (L)
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    (Original post by JW92)
    Goldsmiths, University of London - simply because it's part of UoL.
    Other than that, Reading probably.
    precisely this. (see my uni choices) x
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    League tables mean virtually nothing to the individual. You should base the decision on which institution to attend based on which offers the best course for you and which institution is best suited to you in other ways. This ties into a different attitude that is prevalent among school leavers that they feel obliged to do the most prestigious degree they can as opposed to the one they are truly suited to. When you go looking for your first job after uni the institution may look sexy on the CV but for all subsequent jobs it will the quality of the education that shines through.
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    (Original post by T. Hereford)
    Yes, that's why I went out last night into town with my mates for a few beers and a laugh.:rolleyes:
    Wow you have friends? Who'd have guessed.

    Were these your uni friends from Durham or Leeds or whichever university you attended this week?
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    (Original post by DeeDub)
    the institution may look sexy
    :lolwut:

    only on tsr could a university name be described as "sexy". I hope.
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    (Original post by T. Hereford)
    Yes, that's why I went out last night into town with my mates for a few beers and a laugh.:rolleyes:
    Out for a night on the tiles then? Have a few too many? Roll in at 4am? I must say then, you did awfully well to start this thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=984636 at 1am after those beers you had with your mates- you must be an absolute trooper to show that commitment to TSR, what with the socialising and hectic schedule of burning the candle at both ends you must have.

    Either that, or you're just putting your legendary lying abilities into action. Again.
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    :lolwut:

    only on tsr could a university name be described as "sexy". I hope.
    Perhaps sexy was the wrong word?

    That gives me an idea for a TSResque thread - "University with sexiest name."
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    royal holloway probs but i do not know enough to comment and whats with people saying warwick and nottingham for example :confused:
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    (Original post by DeeDub)
    Perhaps sexy was the wrong word?

    That gives me an idea for a TSResque thread - "University with sexiest name."
    oh god, please don't, I think the number of genuinely serious replies which will no doubt result will just completely depress me.

    (it also reminds me of a really disturbing lecture I had once where the lecturer told us the etymology of the name of manchester, and started making loads of boob-related puns (since manchester means 'breast-shaped hill, just for context) he was wearing sandals with socks. awkward.)
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    oh god, please don't, I think the number of genuinely serious replies which will no doubt result will just completely depress me.

    (it also reminds me of a really disturbing lecture I had once where the lecturer told us the etymology of the name of manchester, and started making loads of boob-related puns (since manchester means 'breast-shaped hill, just for context) he was wearing sandals with socks. awkward.)
    I think you are right. I definately think it could go for a good five pages after which my faith in humanity would be severely dented. So i am going to put that idea to bed.

    I don't understand how people can be so oblivious to the socks and sandals thing, it just looks wrong. But the little etymology fact is quite nice nonetheless.

    For the record just to to keep this on topic. I chose my uni based on where i felt most comfortable and that it was reasonably close to home (but not too close). The courses at other unis i looked at were much the same.
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    (Original post by 0404343m)
    Out for a night on the tiles then? Have a few too many? Roll in at 4am? I must say then, you did awfully well to start this thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=984636 at 1am after those beers you had with your mates- you must be an absolute trooper to show that commitment to TSR, what with the socialising and hectic schedule of burning the candle at both ends you must have.

    Either that, or you're just putting your legendary lying abilities into action. Again.

    No you clown. I went out for a few beers in town and came back at about 12.30am / 12.45am (please note the word 'few' i.e. I did not get totally smashed you twit. Is that ok, or are you going to complain about that too because after all you are the Prime Minister!! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Warrior King)
    Wow you have friends? Who'd have guessed.
    Yes, I do unlike you.
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    I think overall rankings can't be trusted too much. Better to check department rankings. Some Unis are high because excellent on Architecture and Engineering, but maybe have an awful Law department.

    Imho.
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    (Original post by T. Hereford)
    Yes, I do unlike you.
    Inflatables, virtual and imaginary friends don't count.
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    T. Hereford
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    Inflatables, virtual and imaginary friends don't count.


    You're not clever and you're not funny. I meant real friends you twit.



    Our serial liar decided to post me a message. It's fun to share.
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    Our favourite clown decided to send me another love note:

    "Cleverer than me? In your dreams! I think you're the pathetic one not me.

    Bye. "


    LOL how can we compete with your unrivalled intellect with your 2:1s from Durham, Leeds, Birmingham, LSE or whereve else you've attended.

    4 BScs? Not bad for a 14 year old
 
 
 
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