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    Hi, guys

    Now I'm considering two universities for psychology and they are Royal Holloway and Kent.
    There are some pros and cons between them.

    Royal Holloway-
    the complete university guide -34th(overall)/ 21st(psychology)
    - Guardians 40th(overall)/20th(psychology)
    Royal Holloway has interesting psychology academic module highly ranked for research quality in psychology field.
    BUT Royal Holloway's overall ranking is keep falling throughout the decade(13th to 34th) and psychology ranking also falling in last 5 years(8th to 21st)
    Also around the university there's nothing to do(very quiet)
    Royal Holloway is very international university, and apparently there are too Korean students which means i might disturb improving English.(I am Korean😀) Also l experienced that if there are many koreans we stick to each other strongly.
    As I heard 70% of students in Psychology course are international students. It doesn't mean they are all Koreans, but I mind this.

    - the complete university guide 22nd(overall)/ 15th(psychology)
    -Guardians 16th(overall)/21st(psychology)
    Kent fairly good reputation/ Canterbury is also student based on city. good facility . However the modules are just acceptable not that very~~ interesting because I want to study about cognitive psychology but Kent focused on social psychology.
    Well, social psychlogy is also interesting but that is not exact one which i want to study.
    Kent shows quite up-trend in league tables. especially in graduate prospects category.
    However, it has lower level of research quality. and again, the module is not very interesting but acceptable.
    So basically I think these two universities have opposite benefits ( academic vs general level of good things)

    Can you advise me to choose university. I wish I can get advice from someone who have experience on psychology course for both university.

    Ohhh just addtional information, I've got five conditional offers from Royal Holloway, Kent, Loughborough,East Anglia and Essex.

    If you recommend the other university among them, please do so

    Hi, I am a current student at the University of Essex, I do not study Psychology but I am happy to answer any general questions that you have about the university

    I have been there for 2 years, this year I am on my year abroad in Australia and next year I will be returning to Essex. The time I have spent so far at Essex has been great! The campus has excellent facilities and lots of friendly faces around so you will always have something to do and never be bored.

    Also everything you regularly need is on campus, so there is little need to get the bus to the town centre, even though it is only a short bus ride away!

    I hope this helps a bit! ^Sam
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