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    When we were moving from the UK to the Philippines my eldest was 17. My wife went earlier to sort out schools for all the kids. The "school" for the 17 year old was being really tough and demanding. It wasn't until a few weeks later I realised she had enrolled at a university which naturally is called a school here.


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    3 pages and keeps going strong


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    While not all schools are universities, all universities are schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy SNK
    3 pages and keeps going strong
    You beat me to making that comment and even used the same emoji I was going to use!
    This has really got to be one of the most random threads Ive seen since I have been on here.
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    Im going to take this one step further.
    Plenty of arguments claiming school is used for university names (LSE) but how about the opposite?
    No one mentioned Kings College or Raimondi College in HK? They are secondary and primary schools, but have College in their name.


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    You can be schooled in almost anything including a university


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    "Th University of Life". Is there a "School of Life"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    "Th University of Life". Is there a "School of Life"?
    There is a school of hard knocks but I guess that is due to all the schools of sharks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    There is a school of hard knocks but I guess that is due to all the schools of sharks.
    The clincher is that there is a McDonalds University but no McDonalds School

    Being a little more serious, the use of the term university in the UK is governed by Royal Charter which perhaps changes how it is used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    The clincher is that there is a McDonalds University but no McDonalds School

    Being a little more serious, the use of the term university in the UK is governed by Royal Charter which perhaps changes how it is used.
    Perhaps. But didn't the UK also use pupil and student for school and post school students?

    It would appear to be more precise to use school, college and university exclusively for what they actually are.
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