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    (Original post by NeuralGroove)
    This year's Guardian University league table puts Edinburgh at no. 16 and St. Andrews at no. 3. In the Biosciences league table, the gap widens even further.

    Either way, St. Andrews is one of the country's most prestigious and best respected universities. The quality of education is, from what I can tell, great and the employability conferred, especially in research fields is pretty amazing.

    I declined an Edinburgh offer for a St. Andrews one.
    can you post a link for the league table please?

    edit: why the neg?
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    (Original post by 301lw)
    can you post a link for the league table please?

    edit: why the neg?
    It's pretty much the definitive university league table.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...gue-table-2012
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    (Original post by NeuralGroove)
    This year's Guardian University league table puts Edinburgh at no. 16 and St. Andrews at no. 3. In the Biosciences league table, the gap widens even further.

    Either way, St. Andrews is one of the country's most prestigious and best respected universities. The quality of education is, from what I can tell, great and the employability conferred, especially in research fields is pretty amazing.

    I declined an Edinburgh offer for a St. Andrews one.
    Oh well, too late now I guess. Firmed Edinburgh earlier today as soon as I got the offer, declined St Andrews. Thanks anyway. :P
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    Flippin heck guys, you're taking those tables way too seriously, I hate to break it to you but employers don't really take what annually updated league tables have to say into account, if anything, they do care about prestige. That table is full of crap for other subjects so why would you why would you not question the validity of the bioscience page. The judging criteria seems to be so skewed, for example go on the maths table and prepare to laugh your arse off.

    That table might claim UCLAN is better than Imperial, Bath, LSE, UCL and Bristol, but employers, will never, ever see it that way.
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    (Original post by finality)
    Oh well, too late now I guess. Firmed Edinburgh earlier today as soon as I got the offer, declined St Andrews. Thanks anyway. :P
    Im firming Edinburgh too
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    UCL neuroscience! Have an offer for St Andrews too but I think I'm more inclined to UCL. Think that the city life is more for me. Who else is going to UCL this year? (:
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    Has anyone that applied to Glasgow heard anything from them recently ??? Firmed my unconditional 5 or 6 months go and haven't heard a thing since, but pretty sure UCAS and the uni's were constantly sending things out when i did this last time ...
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    (Original post by elizabethT)
    UCL neuroscience! Have an offer for St Andrews too but I think I'm more inclined to UCL. Think that the city life is more for me. Who else is going to UCL this year? (:
    Congratulations on your offer! I'm in the same boat as you I firmed UCL and insured St. Andrews.
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    (Original post by BustyLaRouge)
    yeah i have a friend there too doing psychology - she says its great. I'm going for the neuroscience visit day on the 10th March
    i was there too did you start off in mark's group when we got shown around?
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    (Original post by jamieas)
    Went to the Sussex admissions day on Saturday and it was much better than i expected. It's my lowest offer but I may put it as my first choice depending on whether Leeds or Nottingham wow me. The seaside factor played a huge role.

    Woo Sussex
    it was really nice wasnt it! i wasnt expecting it to be that good but the sun probably played a part in it :P
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    (Original post by cee.cee)
    Has anyone that applied to Glasgow heard anything from them recently ??? Firmed my unconditional 5 or 6 months go and haven't heard a thing since, but pretty sure UCAS and the uni's were constantly sending things out when i did this last time ...
    I've applied and have an offer, but haven't responded on UCAS yet. I've had emails about applicant day, and like general newsletter-type things if that is any help
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    (Original post by Josiea)
    I've applied and have an offer, but haven't responded on UCAS yet. I've had emails about applicant day, and like general newsletter-type things if that is any help
    Ahhh thank you !! Yeahhhh, heard absolutely NOTHING, so wee bit worrying ...
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    (Original post by NeuralGroove)
    Congratulations on your offer! I'm in the same boat as you I firmed UCL and insured St. Andrews.
    Thank you!!! Was ecstatic when the offer came in
    Congrats on your offer too! (: Maybe I'll be seeing you in Sept
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    (Original post by cee.cee)
    Ahhh thank you !! Yeahhhh, heard absolutely NOTHING, so wee bit worrying ...
    That is quite worrying I don't think I've had anything directly relating to my application anyway!
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    (Original post by Josiea)
    That is quite worrying I don't think I've had anything directly relating to my application anyway!
    Ahhh just had an email through about the Applicant's Visit day ! Panic over Well, other than trying to get time off work for it !
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    (Original post by NeuralGroove)
    I hope not, I look like a heroin addict in mine!
    I'd heard that ID card photos were done in the first week of term, I thought they were just for matching up potential roomates. What they can tell from a photo I'm not sure.

    Yeah, it's the same with me really. Where was your insurance?
    Haha well let's hope it's just for reference then... My insurance is Edinburgh, although the offer is practically the same for UCL.
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    I sent an email to St Andrews regarding when the decision was to be made (sent my application on October) and received quite a strange reply (without even a signature) saying it was "next week or so".
    Yesterday I received a rejection saying I'm not suitable for the course ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I've firmed UCL and put King's as an insurance.
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    After the visit day yesterday I just got a nice ABB offer from Bristol
    This puts me in a sticky situation though as I was expecting an AAB from Bristol, to then firm them and put Sussex as my insurance at ABB/AAC!

    I'm ecstatic at receiving a lower offer from Bristol but now I'm completely unsure of my footing!
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    (Original post by dovilem)
    I sent an email to St Andrews regarding when the decision was to be made (sent my application on October) and received quite a strange reply (without even a signature) saying it was "next week or so".
    Yesterday I received a rejection saying I'm not suitable for the course ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    That's weird dude. Did that email say anything else?
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    (Original post by Minotauro)
    That's weird dude. Did that email say anything else?
    Do you mean the first one?

    Here's the copy of it:

    from: Biology Admissions
    20 March
    to: me

    All decisions should be made in the next week or so

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