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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Yeah, I dunno, maybe I'm not familiar with how universities work yet.

    Btw in your mind and from your experience would you say that Leicester uni is better than queen mary London and nottingham ?
    It's very hard to just say if a university is "better" or not because there are so many variables. Nottingham is known as being somewhat more of an elite/elitist university compared to Leicester, but its course quality is not necessarily better. They have more money though. I don't know anything about Queen Mary, though should be a clue though, in terms of chemistry anyway
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    It's very hard to just say if a university is "better" or not because there are so many variables. Nottingham is known as being somewhat more of an elite/elitist university compared to Leicester, but its course quality is not necessarily better. They have more money though. I don't know anything about Queen Mary, though should be a clue though, in terms of chemistry anyway
    Didn't know that Nottingham was known as an "elite" university... I didn't apply to it because they were lower than Leicester on league tables.

    Would you say Leicester is still classed as a respected / reputable university? or is it average...
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Didn't know that Nottingham was known as an "elite" university... I didn't apply to it because they were lower than Leicester on league tables.

    Would you say Leicester is still classed as a respected / reputable university? or is it average...
    Leicester is considered to be a very well respected university these days...

    http://www.theguardian.com/education...gue-table-2014
    13th

    http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/University_Guide/
    14th

    Subjects:
    http://www.theguardian.com/education...uide-chemistry
    3rd

    http://www.theguardian.com/education...de-biosciences
    3rd

    http://www.theguardian.com/education...-guide-physics
    9th
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    Huh? Why are the required grades still ABB then?
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Huh? Why are the required grades still ABB then?
    Because the university prides its self on not demanding only AAA students because of course getting high grades does not make you the perfect student.

    ABB is still a damned good A-level result, far better than what I achieved (CCD) and now I am looking to PhD research, what does that tell you?
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Because the university prides its self on not demanding only AAA students because of course getting high grades does not make you the perfect student.

    ABB is still a damned good A-level result, far better than what I achieved (CCD) and now I am looking to PhD research, what does that tell you?
    Surprising.

    Btw its only ranked 3rd on the Guardian, on the other one its ranked 27th I think
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Surprising.

    Btw its only ranked 3rd on the Guardian, on the other one its ranked 27th I think
    Main one to look at is 'the complete university guide 2014'

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    All league tables seem innacrate to me.. They don't rank the quality of the teaching but focus more on student satisfaction etc
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Because the university prides its self on not demanding only AAA students because of course getting high grades does not make you the perfect student.

    ABB is still a damned good A-level result, far better than what I achieved (CCD) and now I am looking to PhD research, what does that tell you?
    Hey Sammy (Guessing that's your name), how long do "Open Days" or UCAS applicant days usually last? Need to book a train ticket.
    They said that it starts at 9:30 I think... I need to book a return ticket.
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Ofcourse I'm not going to say that to their face...

    I'm basing most of my knowledge on the CompSci course, they are ranked 16th (I think) to 23rd but their CS course doesn't include advanced modules.
    I'm taking first year Biological Sciences, and I can confirm that those modules are far more than basic in the amount that we have to know and be able to apply. They go way beyond the necessities in providing 6 hours of practical time a week, and are always really supportive when you need help, as well. 10/10 would recommend. Also, I got ABC in my A levels as opposed to my ABB offer, so if you drop a grade then you'll probably be okay as long as you look promising.
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    (Original post by Chiriel)
    I'm taking first year Biological Sciences, and I can confirm that those modules are far more than basic in the amount that we have to know and be able to apply. They go way beyond the necessities in providing 6 hours of practical time a week, and are always really supportive when you need help, as well. 10/10 would recommend. Also, I got ABC in my A levels as opposed to my ABB offer, so if you drop a grade then you'll probably be okay as long as you look promising.
    Really? Sounds pretty good. Do you know if Leicester has any good "links" with industries and firms? They don't really mention and brag about them like other universities. E.G. On the QMUL website they always talk about their graduate students now working with "linked industries" such as IBM etc..
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Really? Sounds pretty good. Do you know if Leicester has any good "links" with industries and firms? They don't really mention and brag about them like other universities. E.G. On the QMUL website they always talk about their graduate students now working with "linked industries" such as IBM etc..
    I've never asked, but I've talked to some second years who said that the university was really helpful in helping them get a year in industry for their third year, for example. Either way, I think Leicester is the best place I could have gone, and in the end university choices are less about ranking and league tables and more about whether you're enthusiastic about the course and feel comfortable with the atmosphere of the university as a whole.
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    (Original post by Chiriel)
    I've never asked, but I've talked to some second years who said that the university was really helpful in helping them get a year in industry for their third year, for example. Either way, I think Leicester is the best place I could have gone, and in the end university choices are less about ranking and league tables and more about whether you're enthusiastic about the course and feel comfortable with the atmosphere of the university as a whole.
    Sounds pretty cool, but most of Leicester's links are in Leicester / around Leicester. A uni of London will have links in / around London.. I need to ask Leicester if they have links in London..
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Hey Sammy (Guessing that's your name), how long do "Open Days" or UCAS applicant days usually last? Need to book a train ticket.
    They said that it starts at 9:30 I think... I need to book a return ticket.
    Can't you get an open return? You could always just stay the whole day - go and see the city? Take someone with you and have dinner?
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Can't you get an open return? You could always just stay the whole day - go and see the city? Take someone with you and have dinner?
    I'm looking for the cheapest option, which in this my case is £30.

    An open return is around £70 from London, x2 people = £140.. Can go to Paris with that
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    I'm looking for the cheapest option, which in this my case is £30.

    An open return is around £70 from London, x2 people = £140.. Can go to Paris with that
    Weird, try looking at 2x singles. I can get to St. Pancras from Leicester and back for £10-£20 each way.
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Weird, try looking at 2x singles. I can get to St. Pancras from Leicester and back for £10-£20 each way.
    I tried, it's impossible
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Weird, try looking at 2x singles. I can get to St. Pancras from Leicester and back for £10-£20 each way.
    I tried, it's impossible
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    I tried, it's impossible
    Then just go by yourself and spend the whole day When is the open day?
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Then just go by yourself and spend the whole day When is the open day?
    Paid £39, its cheaper when you book 1 month in advance + when you select the exact times. I'm going to the CompSci applicant day, so that's on the 15th of Feb.

    I'm going to be staying there till like 5:50pm.. Won't be able to visit the actual city center as it would take me too long to get there
 
 
 
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