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To not see the hype about Oxbridge?

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tyngedyriaith Sat 14-Jan-17 14:33:57

Hehehe this one will be interesting. (Hubby went not me blush )

Obviously they are world leading universities but do you not think perhaps other universities in the UK deserve more attention?

Some sectors seem very set on employing Oxbridge grads with many of those interviewing having passed through the libraries too. But surely it's a bit unfair in a world where University entry at the top is so much more competitive?

BertrandRussell Sat 14-Jan-17 14:35:57

What does your "hubby" think?

TwentySomething Sat 14-Jan-17 17:08:16

Is that chip on your shoulder particularly heavy today?

Nomoreworkathome Sat 14-Jan-17 17:13:04

In my 'sector' and IME Oxbridge grads are utterly dire.

VladmirsPoutine Sat 14-Jan-17 17:13:29

I went to Cambridge and met some of the most intellectually curious people I've ever come across. Some of us went on to achieve great things others went on to become alcoholics.
Personally, I think there are far too many Universities and far too many graduates especially in subjects which won't get them far - a BSc in Social Media from a former poly... hmm.

Crumbs1 Sat 14-Jan-17 17:21:07

Depends what your ambitions are. For something like politics or the city, then Oxbridge/Durham confer an advantage. For other subjects maybe less so. Medicine is better taught elsewhere, for example - Imperial if yountend towards research. Engineering you might want to look at Loughborough or Brunel. Our youngest rejected Oxford place because she wants a linguistic based course rather a culturally based language course. If you want armed forces career then for Blues and Royals or Coldstream, Oxbridge may help but Marines, RN or RAF and other army battalions it won't make any difference. Need to consider why and the details about individual courses.

natwebb79 Sat 14-Jan-17 17:36:45

Blimey, what's with the first two snotty replies? The OP has asked a genuine question!

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