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    Hello can someone please explain to me what this term "EX poly" means?
    Thanks
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    It means the walls used to made out of polystyrene but were since replaced with more traditional building materials.
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    (Original post by foxo)
    It means the walls used to made out of polystyrene but were since replaced with more traditional building materials.
    Hahaha! Exactly this!





    They are ex polytechnic universities, pretty much all the "lower" class students or "poor" students went there to study. They were government founded etc etc
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    They're universities that were previously polytechnic colleges, giving out degrees under another university's name. They were then provided their own ability to award degrees, becoming universities.
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    Go back to 1994 when anyone actually cared.
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    It means 'former polytechnic'. These were technical schools which used to specialise in non academic, vocational training.

    Many of these gained the right to call themselves universities. Some have managed to develop a decent reputation, but dont have the reputation of the elite universities, 'oxford and cambridge' or traditional 'redbrick' universities such as Manchester and the like
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    (Original post by Donnahh)
    They are ex polytechnic universities, pretty much all the "lower" class students or "poor" students went there to study. They were government founded etc etc
    Not this.
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    Any examples of these poly universites
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    (Original post by foxo)
    It means the walls used to made out of polystyrene but were since replaced with more traditional building materials.
    Polystyrene that resembled white tiles

    Got to say I'm a fan of the red brick finish myself
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    (Original post by tenchu kurenai)
    Any examples of these poly universites
    Glamorgan, Staffs etc.
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    Examples include:

    Man Met
    Leeds Met
    Sheffield Hallam
    Brighton
    Portsmouth
    Nottingham Trent
    Lincoln
    Kingston
    Greenwich
    De Monfort

    etc.
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    (Original post by a_t)
    Polystyrene that resembled white tiles

    Got to say I'm a fan of the red brick finish myself
    What about red bricks that aren't Rusell Group like Exeter or Loughborough? yet they are in the top 15.
 
 
 
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