(Original post by DriveInSaturday)
Hello, everyone - this is my first post on The Student Room, but I have been following all the Medicine threads and everyone has been so helpful that I thought I would post my query!
I have offers for Medicine at UCL and Imperial (neither of which I thought I would get!) and am trying to decide which to firm.
This is my current list of pros for each:
Slightly more prestigious (although this is debatable and F1 applications are of course blind)
South Kensington is a beautiful part of London
Strong work ethic (but perhaps to the exclusion of having friends and time to socialise? I have heard so much about how dull/narrow-minded Imperial students are
, but I don't know how much of this is true!)
Less harsh re-sit policy for exams
I have received the letter saying that if I firm Imperial, I will be able to apply for a scholarship. I know that there are eight scholarships available, but does anyone know how many people are entered for them?
Currently higher in university rankings (although F1 applications are blind)
There are arts students (I'd like to meet people on different courses)
Bloomsbury is perhaps a more student-friendly area (?)
Wider uni life
All lectures are recorded
BSc timing in 3rd year seems more sensible
Broader range of BScs
More SSCs offered
Very positive student feedback and the students seem more "vibrant"
I know that a lot depends on my personal feelings, but I would be very grateful for any extra info/advice!
Thank you in advance and sorry for such a long post!