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How beneficial is going to a Russell Group university?

I am interested in getting the best out of my degree and therefore, enhancing my career opportunities beyond university. I am a bit unsure on how much going to a Russell Group university affects one's chances of being offered a job by certain employers. For example, would the University of Nottingham (25th on the league table) be considered a better university than Loughborough (11th), which is not in the Russell group?
Answered by Alison Patterson
I think the answer to your question is to ask which course you want to study and look at the rankings for the subject you are interested in.

There is no doubt that membership of the Russell Group is prestigious, but Loughborough is a very good university also.

If you are interested in graduate prospects you can check university performance against this measure. It is probably more useful to do this at subject level than institution level at:
www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables...s - look at the grid of subjects and click the relevant one.

You will apply for admission online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. This will give you up to five choices. We suggest you choose your course of study first. Do this by reference to the league tables but also by reading the information on university websites. You may find that some course structures appeal to you more than others. Choose a spread of universities - you can apply to Loughborough and Nottingham. You may find that your questions are resolved as you progress through the admissions process.

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