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First choice - Northumbria or De Montfort?

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    Hello,

    I am definitely applying for both universities. Just wanted to ask you which would be your first choice and why. The course I am choosing is Advertising.

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    Im in the same boat - wanting to do advertising, applied for both northumbria and de monfort. But I made Northumbria my firm. Just 'cos I love Newcastle as a city. But i really wouldnt mind going to Leicester.
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    (Original post by haggiz88)
    Im in the same boat - wanting to do advertising, applied for both northumbria and de monfort. But I made Northumbria my firm. Just 'cos I love Newcastle as a city. But i really wouldnt mind going to Leicester.
    Well I'm applying in 2011, but you know I like to have things sorted out before it's too late. Yeah, I was looking on the pics of both cities (I'm not from the UK) and I find Newcastle more attractive. Also the nightlife and shopping looks better. And Northumbria's campus looks just more modern than De Montfort's. Have you been on open day in any of these?

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    Northumbria... because Newcastle's that cool that I live there
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    (Original post by MJay91)
    Well I'm applying in 2011, but you know I like to have things sorted out before it's too late. Yeah, I was looking on the pics of both cities (I'm not from the UK) and I find Newcastle more attractive. Also the nightlife and shopping looks better. And Northumbria's campus looks just more modern than De Montfort's. Have you been on open day in any of these?

    Cheers.
    Well I go to Newcastle every year at somepoint to see the family etc and it is a fabulous city. They've really modernised the centre and quayside (riverside), which is where you're gonna spend most of your time there, and is totally different to the working class stereotype it used to have. Leicester itself isn't a bad town but it misses something Newcastle has. Maybe because I've only been once I didn't really see what it had to offer fully. But from experience Newcastle is the best.
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    If you're in that boat I'd reccommend just going to open days for your courses. That way you can check out everything, the city, the accommodation and your course. I'm at Northumbria at the the moment and it's awesome!
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    Hey, im currently studying at northumbria but moved here from Leicester so have a good knowledge of both universities having visited De Montford many times with various friends being there. Both universities are good and I'm sure you will have a great time at whichever you choose, but if it was down to me personally I would choose Northumbria. The business school there is top class, and the nightlife in newcastle is a whole lot better. Also it obviously depends where you stay, but if you are planning on staying in halls, the northumbria halls are generally cheaper and positioned closer to the university and the town centre. Newcastle also has a very handy metro system for getting about the city and surrounding areas whereas Leicester you are pretty much limited to buses. Plus on the rare occasion that newcastle gets some sunny weather, the nearest beach is a hell of a lot closer than Leicester .

    Anyway hope this helps, and as I say, thats just my opinion, I would recommend checking out both open days before you decide.
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    (Original post by jonski)
    Hey, im currently studying at northumbria but moved here from Leicester so have a good knowledge of both universities having visited De Montford many times with various friends being there. Both universities are good and I'm sure you will have a great time at whichever you choose, but if it was down to me personally I would choose Northumbria. The business school there is top class, and the nightlife in newcastle is a whole lot better. Also it obviously depends where you stay, but if you are planning on staying in halls, the northumbria halls are generally cheaper and positioned closer to the university and the town centre. Newcastle also has a very handy metro system for getting about the city and surrounding areas whereas Leicester you are pretty much limited to buses. Plus on the rare occasion that newcastle gets some sunny weather, the nearest beach is a hell of a lot closer than Leicester .

    Anyway hope this helps, and as I say, thats just my opinion, I would recommend checking out both open days before you decide.
    Really i have heard northumbrias accomodation is expensive.i believe that leicester is a cheaper city. Could you tell me how is the law course in northumbria and how difficult it is?
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    hey
    i d like to study law either de montfort or northumbria.Which university do you believe that it is more lenient and "easier" for law?
    i would appreciate a quick reply.
    Thank you in advance.
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    (Original post by greekguy)
    Really i have heard northumbrias accomodation is expensive.i believe that leicester is a cheaper city. Could you tell me how is the law course in northumbria and how difficult it is?
    I don't know about accomodation, it's been a while since I stayed in halls but Newcastle is definitely a cheaper city than Leicester. As for law course, I did Psychology so I cant be of lots of help but Northumbria have recently built a 100million pound business and law centre which is pretty state of the art, I'd definitely recommend checking it out for yourself.
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    Greekguy- Northumbria's Law school is top class- probably one of the best in the country- it has an excellent reputation and attracts loads of bright people with 3 a's- it has one of the highest employability rates (second to oxford) for this subject area. However, if you want to go somewhere easier and lenient then go to De montfort because Northumbria is quite selective and their law courses are very challenging.

    Northumbria cannot be compared with De Montfort- Northumbria is excellent and has a top notch business school which is in the top 10 in employability in the UK. I live in the North East so i am familiar with the uni. It is one of the best new unis, and will defo will be a leading uni in a couple of years. Go for Northumbria its really good!
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    (Original post by greekguy)
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    i d like to study law either de montfort or northumbria.Which university do you believe that it is more lenient and "easier" for law?
    i would appreciate a quick reply.
    Thank you in advance.

    Greekguy- Northumbria's Law school is top class- probably one of the best in the country- it has an excellent reputation and attracts loads of bright people with 3 a's- it has one of the highest employability rates (second to oxford) for this subject area. However, if you want to go somewhere easier and lenient then go to De montfort because Northumbria is quite selective and their law courses are very challenging.
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    [QUOTE=nono101;35701016]Greekguy- Northumbria's Law school is top class- probably one of the best in the country- it has an excellent reputation and attracts loads of bright people with 3 a's- it has one of the highest employability rates (second to oxford) for this subject area. However, if you want to go somewhere easier and lenient then go to De montfort because Northumbria is quite selective and their law courses are very challenging.

    Thank you. Do you study there? To put it differently i am mainly interested in telling me if the professors in northumbria are approachable, helpful, lenient and help you to graduate. is there so much difference between dmu and northumbria?
    are the modules difficult in northumbria and does it demands a lot of independent stydying? i am not from england so i cant evaluate the lenience and the difficulty of every university. Maybe i am extremely anxious or my quetions are irrational!
    newcastle seems so fantastic! i just dont know and i want to pick the right university, because this choice will probably determine my best next 3 years! By the way i am not intend of entering the exempting route!
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    I done advertising at sunderland which isnt very far from newcastle, I live in newcastle and to be honest the advertising course at northumbria didnt look very good and i don't think its as respected or as over populated as the other courses but its up to you
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    (Original post by nono101)
    Greekguy- Northumbria's Law school is top class- probably one of the best in the country- it has an excellent reputation and attracts loads of bright people with 3 a's- it has one of the highest employability rates (second to oxford) for this subject area. However, if you want to go somewhere easier and lenient then go to De montfort because Northumbria is quite selective and their law courses are very challenging.

    Thank you. Do you study there? To put it differently i am mainly interested in telling me if the professors in northumbria are approachable, helpful, lenient and help you to graduate. is there so much difference between dmu and northumbria?
    are the modules difficult in northumbria and does it demands a lot of independent stydying? i am not from england so i cant evaluate the lenience and the difficulty of every university. Maybe i am extremely anxious or my quetions are irrational!
    newcastle seems so fantastic! i just dont know and i want to pick the right university, because this choice will probably determine my best next 3 years! By the way i am not intend of entering the exempting route!
    Ok i see! Well I have family members who have studied at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities. Firstly, Northumbria is probably more respected that DMU- plus its in a much better city...leicester is not a very nice place (in my opinion). At Newcastle , you have the beautiful countryside next to it, you have beach not far from it, and you have loads of clubs for partying- you probably will enjoy it.

    I have heard fantastic things about Northumbria Law School- They lecturers, Ive heard are very approachable, especially if you email them and need some help. Northumbria are very helpful for international students. A law education is very challenging. Northumbria is quite respected for it too, so it won't be a mickey mouse- you will have to read a lot, but a law education is very rewarding. Email Northumbria for any questions and I do believe that there are some representatives on NUFRIENDS- if you search that, there maybe one here for Law.

    Some useful links:
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/acad.../aboutus/film/
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/acad...?view=Standard
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/acad...ws/probonoweek
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/acad...law_soc_awards
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/static/...f/ugprospectus

    I hope you find these useful.
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    (Original post by greekguy)

    Ok i see! Well I have family members who have studied at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities. Firstly, Northumbria is probably more respected that DMU- plus its in a much better city...leicester is not a very nice place (in my opinion). At Newcastle , you have the beautiful countryside next to it, you have beach not far from it, and you have loads of clubs for partying- you probably will enjoy it.

    I have heard fantastic things about Northumbria Law School- They lecturers, Ive heard are very approachable, especially if you email them and need some help. Northumbria are very helpful for international students. A law education is very challenging. Northumbria is quite respected for it too, so it won't be a mickey mouse- you will have to read a lot, but a law education is very rewarding. Email Northumbria for any questions and I do believe that there are some representatives on NUFRIENDS- if you search that, there maybe one here for Law.

    Some useful links:
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/acad.../aboutus/film/
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/acad...?view=Standard
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/acad...ws/probonoweek
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/acad...law_soc_awards
    http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/static/...f/ugprospectus

    I hope you find these useful.
    oh yes, thank you very much!
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    (Original post by jarralisa)
    I done advertising at sunderland which isnt very far from newcastle, I live in newcastle and to be honest the advertising course at northumbria didnt look very good and i don't think its as respected or as over populated as the other courses but its up to you
    Northumbria is very well respected- one of the best new unis- and stronger than loads of traditional universities.
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    (Original post by nono101)
    Northumbria is very well respected- one of the best new unis- and stronger than loads of traditional universities.
    is it on par with kent or reading for instance?
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    I'm not too familiar with reading or kent; so i do not know anything about their law departments. But a degree from either northumbria, reading or kent will be good.
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    (Original post by greekguy)
    is it on par with kent or reading for instance?
    I'm not too familiar with reading or kent; so i do not know anything about their law departments. But a degree from either northumbria, reading or kent will be good.

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