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    Bristol or nottingham?


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    (Original post by Cholesta)
    May I ask why you were miserable at Bristol?
    The reason(s) I hated Bristol was(were) personal.
    Practically all of the people I met at Bristol loved it, but for me there was just something about the atmosphere/vibes that didn't work. I think it's because I went to a private secondary school in West London and Bristol has one of the highest percentages in the country of private school students in its intake; I also found that there were so many Londoners there, especially West Londoners. It felt like a continuation of my secondary school experience which was the opposite of what I wanted at university. I also really didn't like my course, and kept meeting other people whose courses seemed much more appealing to me than my own. Finally, I was stuck in a halls I hated because I could only apply for accommdation after results day, which was the last straw. I dropped out because the stress of hating everything about my uni situation was making me ill.
    I probably would have reapplied to Bristol this time round if they offered Law with Spanish. I would say the biggest problem for me was the course, because an enjoyable course would have kept me afloat.


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    (Original post by tamsinb123)
    The reason(s) I hated Bristol was(were) personal.
    Practically all of the people I met at Bristol loved it, but for me there was just something about the atmosphere/vibes that didn't work. I think it's because I went to a private secondary school in West London and Bristol has one of the highest percentages in the country of private school students in its intake; I also found that there were so many Londoners there, especially West Londoners. It felt like a continuation of my secondary school experience which was the opposite of what I wanted at university. I also really didn't like my course, and kept meeting other people whose courses seemed much more appealing to me than my own. Finally, I was stuck in a halls I hated because I could only apply for accommdation after results day, which was the last straw. I dropped out because the stress of hating everything about my uni situation was making me ill.
    I probably would have reapplied to Bristol this time round if they offered Law with Spanish. I would say the biggest problem for me was the course, because an enjoyable course would have kept me afloat.


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    Thank you and I hope you are happier this time round.
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    ADVICE NEEDED.

    Unconditional - Aberdeen for Scots Law
    Conditional - Strathclyde for Scots Law. I need to get AB in anything I am sitting this year (Advanced Higher English, Advanced Higher History, Higher Modern Studies, Higher Administration & IT.)

    Which would be better?
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    (Original post by fabruttledge)
    Must say this is a convincing theory ... I'm 'R' and still waiting also
    I'm Z and I received an offer. How are you guys doing now?


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    (Original post by catherinecain)
    ADVICE NEEDED.

    Unconditional - Aberdeen for Scots Law
    Conditional - Strathclyde for Scots Law. I need to get AB in anything I am sitting this year (Advanced Higher English, Advanced Higher History, Higher Modern Studies, Higher Administration & IT.)

    Which would be better?
    Better in terms of what?


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    (Original post by jra97)
    Nottingham or Bristol?
    Bristol


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    (Original post by dfradkin;[url="tel:63051817")
    63051817[/url]]Hey, thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive reply. Maybe I'm delusional about the whole thing - I will ask around but definitely keep in mind what you said. It's a bit clearer now .
    Hey bro I'm international as well and I had my heart set on kings it just captivated me for law. However I was rejected( low Lnat) but fortunately I have offers from Bristol and Warwick as my other top options . Though I was sad before , I'm actually more optimistic now and realize that these unis are just as good . As long as we work hard in the future I think all will be fine! Good luck with Bristol or notts whatever you chose! I still can't decide my firm between Bristol or Warwick any advise ?
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    (Original post by ArsalanBac)
    I still can't decide my firm between Bristol or Warwick any advice ?
    Reasons to pick Bristol as your Firm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khM7tjui86Q
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    Better in terms of the degree at the end. What will be better regarded with employers etc? When you look at league tables there is only ever two or three places between the universities but would they prefer a degree from an 'ancient' university?
    (Original post by StudentFZ)
    Better in terms of what?


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    (Original post by ArsalanBac)
    Hey bro I'm international as well and I had my heart set on kings it just captivated me for law. However I was rejected( low Lnat) but fortunately I have offers from Bristol and Warwick as my other top options . Though I was sad before , I'm actually more optimistic now and realize that these unis are just as good . As long as we work hard in the future I think all will be fine! Good luck with Bristol or notts whatever you chose! I still can't decide my firm between Bristol or Warwick any advise ?
    Thanks man, I'd go for Bristol firstly because I'm considering it even over notts, and warwick was in clearing last year.
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    (Original post by catherinecain)
    When you look at league tables there is only ever two or three places between the universities but would they prefer a degree from an 'ancient' university?
    This is no way to choose your future University.

    Positions on League tables are totally meaningless at this level - they swap around year by year and by the time you have graduated they'll all have changed again. Which shows exactly why this sort of obsession its all a bit silly.. 'Ancient' University - where are we, the 1940s.... The age of a University has no bearing on the degree you'll end up with or whether or not you'll enjoy being there. And if employers actually did think like this, no-one from Bath or Warwick Uni would ever get a job.

    Go back to basics. Which Uni has the course that will interest you the most? Which Uni has extras like work placements, study abroad, optional units from other subject areas etc etc? Which city will be the most interesting/cheapest to live in? How far away from home is it? This is the way you choose a University - not via some nebulous scoring system that is actually designed only to sell the newspaper who sponsors it.
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    (Original post by ArsalanBac)
    Hey bro I'm international as well and I had my heart set on kings it just captivated me for law. However I was rejected( low Lnat) but fortunately I have offers from Bristol and Warwick as my other top options . Though I was sad before , I'm actually more optimistic now and realize that these unis are just as good . As long as we work hard in the future I think all will be fine! Good luck with Bristol or notts whatever you chose! I still can't decide my firm between Bristol or Warwick any advise ?
    How many internationals that were set on Kings didn't get in?? I'm one of them

    Btw I'm deciding between Bristol and Edinburgh
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    (Original post by SebastianCanuck)
    How many internationals that were set on Kings didn't get in?? I'm one of them

    Btw I'm deciding between Bristol and Edinburgh
    Can I ask what about kings made you love it so much? I'm currently choosing between KCL and Notts, and I'm seeing them both as pretty equal right now so would love to know why you think Kings is so great ps I would definitely go for Bristol, that's the one uni I regret not applying to.
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    Hello guys
    I know this is not the right place to ask but what exactly is student finance I know what it means but don't really understand how it works for European students. Do I need to register and when is the deadline?

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    (Original post by CJaneH)
    Can I ask what about kings made you love it so much? I'm currently choosing between KCL and Notts, and I'm seeing them both as pretty equal right now so would love to know why you think Kings is so great ps I would definitely go for Bristol, that's the one uni I regret not applying to.
    A couple of years ago I had the pleasure to visit KCL, UCL, Queen Mary's and Nottingham and KCL came out head and shoulders above the rest. For starters (and it sounds weird) KCL seemed to care the most about me. They set me up for a full day (10-3pm) of meetings and tours and they were all brilliantly insightful. Also Kings is sort of scattered across central London, which to some can be a put off but to me was real. I found it was real in the sense that I wasn't going to be sheltered as you can get with campus unis, but I was going to be integrated into city life. Also I don't think you can beat somerset house on the Thames it's a truly beautiful piece of architecture and great centrepiece for events (they have an ice skating rink in the winter which obviously appealed to me as a Canadian). It was also really focused on growing itself through the foreign investment it'd received, which I liked. London is my favourite city (and I've visited my fair share) and to be a part of it - a real part of it - really grabbed me. This was opposed to UCL and Queen Mary's who were more campus unis.
    Points on the others:
    - QMUL was in a sort of sketch part of London, but had a great atmosphere about it
    - UCL was like a bubble which I hated, it was like you didn't even realize you were in London when you were there
    - Nottingham was a really spread out campus (I mean like holy ****), their buildings don't even compare to somerset, I've heard bad things related to crime, etcetera in Nottingham as well which put me off from applying there

    I applied to KCL, Durham, Bristol, Edinburgh and QMUL. I got into Bristol, Edinburgh and QMUL and I'm waiting on Durham.
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    (Original post by SebastianCanuck)
    How many internationals that were set on Kings didn't get in?? I'm one of them

    Btw I'm deciding between Bristol and Edinburgh
    Bear in mind Edinburgh's international reputation- it's 21st overall in the QS rankings.
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    (Original post by Bobkata)
    Hello guys
    I know this is not the right place to ask but what exactly is student finance I know what it means but don't really understand how it works for European students. Do I need to register and when is the deadline?

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    You need to download forms and send them off. They are not yet available for 2016-17 period. Should be on website early Mar

    https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms
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    (Original post by r3cklesspixie)
    If you don't mind me asking, what was your LNAT score and when did you get your offer?
    Oh, I got a quite pathetic score of 21😂I got my Warwick offer on November 12th and my Bristol offer on January 15th
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    (Original post by SebastianCanuck)
    A couple of years ago I had the pleasure to visit KCL, UCL, Queen Mary's and Nottingham and KCL came out head and shoulders above the rest. For starters (and it sounds weird) KCL seemed to care the most about me. They set me up for a full day (10-3pm) of meetings and tours and they were all brilliantly insightful. Also Kings is sort of scattered across central London, which to some can be a put off but to me was real. I found it was real in the sense that I wasn't going to be sheltered as you can get with campus unis, but I was going to be integrated into city life. Also I don't think you can beat somerset house on the Thames it's a truly beautiful piece of architecture and great centrepiece for events (they have an ice skating rink in the winter which obviously appealed to me as a Canadian). It was also really focused on growing itself through the foreign investment it'd received, which I liked. London is my favourite city (and I've visited my fair share) and to be a part of it - a real part of it - really grabbed me. This was opposed to UCL and Queen Mary's who were more campus unis.
    Points on the others:
    - QMUL was in a sort of sketch part of London, but had a great atmosphere about it
    - UCL was like a bubble which I hated, it was like you didn't even realize you were in London when you were there
    - Nottingham was a really spread out campus (I mean like holy ****), their buildings don't even compare to somerset, I've heard bad things related to crime, etcetera in Nottingham as well which put me off from applying there

    I applied to KCL, Durham, Bristol, Edinburgh and QMUL. I got into Bristol, Edinburgh and QMUL and I'm waiting on Durham.
    Congrats on your offers! What was your offer for QMUL? I'm attending a Canadian school and so I'd like to know what kind of offer I'd get if I ever get one.
 
 
 
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