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    I turned away Cambridge for UCL. Yolo.


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    (Original post by Cutmeloose)
    Are you sure you're happy with your choice?

    Just that, I seem to have seen similar posts elsewhere. No need to try and convince anyone that your decision was correct. :K:

    Let's hope you don't live to regret it.
    Why, do you think I made the wrong decision?

    Warwick just seemed hugely disorganised to me - they took AGES to make the offer, the are the last of all my uni's to reply to emails - we are talking like 3 weeks for a simply reply to a question and I don't like Coventry at all.

    York is a Russell Group uni, it has new accommodation and I know I will be happier there and more likely to get a high 2:1/1st and a result.

    Plus I prefer coursework to exams and York is 80% coursework based.
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    (Original post by SimpleTom)
    Why, do you think I made the wrong decision?

    Warwick just seemed hugely disorganised to me - they took AGES to make the offer, the are the last of all my uni's to reply to emails - we are talking like 3 weeks for a simply reply to a question and I don't like Coventry at all.

    York is a Russell Group uni, it has new accommodation and I know I will be happier there and more likely to get a high 2:1/1st and a result.

    Plus I prefer coursework to exams and York is 80% coursework based.
    Could I ask which program did you get an offer from since mine is "Economics and Math" and there is only a little proportion of coursework compared to exam which was the major factor that I chose York over Lancaster (huge loads of coursework in all subjects) & Nottingham (gigantic project in the final year) ?


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    (Original post by Prospective UK)
    Could I ask which program did you get an offer from since mine is "Economics and Math" and there is only a little proportion of coursework compared to exam which was the major factor that I chose York over Lancaster (huge loads of coursework in all subjects) & Nottingham (gigantic project in the final year) ?


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    (Original post by Rakster)
    Someone from my school turned down an offer from Cambridge and instead went to Royal Academy Of Music to study composition (he/she won scholarship)

    Here is the results of our sixth form college if anyone is interested (Mossbourne Sixth Form):

    83% of examination grades were A*-C
    61% of examinations grades were A*-B
    Two students achieved 4 A* grades
    11% of examination grades were A*
    All except five students have gained a place at university in the most competitive environment that UCAS has seen for a very long time.
    Three students won places at medical school
    Seven students have accepted places at Cambridge University
    One student won a scholarship, to study composition, at the Royal Academy of Music
    98% at my school were A*-B, with 93% of people gaining at least 1A* - so much expectation to live up to!

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    (Original post by SimpleTom)
    Why, do you think I made the wrong decision?

    Warwick just seemed hugely disorganised to me - they took AGES to make the offer, the are the last of all my uni's to reply to emails - we are talking like 3 weeks for a simply reply to a question and I don't like Coventry at all.

    York is a Russell Group uni, it has new accommodation and I know I will be happier there and more likely to get a high 2:1/1st and a result.

    Plus I prefer coursework to exams and York is 80% coursework based.
    It's not up to me, to assert that. However, I would have chosen Warwick, if I had been faced with the same dilemma.

    Course wise, there might not be much between the two, but reputation prospects wise, Warwick more than edges it so I'd imagine a lot depends on how much stock you place on that.

    For example,

    http://www.cov.com/careers/london/su...ting_calendar/

    http://graduates.simmons-simmons.com...vents-Calendar

    http://ukgraduates.shearman.com/meet/

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...employers.html

    https://www.whitecasetrainee.com/events

    http://www.mayerbrown.com/careers/eu...t-mayer-brown/

    http://graduates.hoganlovells.com/ap...campus_alumni/

    http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com...t-us-on-campus




    The firm focuses on the
    top ten universities for law,” according to David Smith, with mention of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, London, Nottingham, Warwick, Oxford and Manchester. [Jones Day]
    York barely features, Warwick is everywhere.Obviously, you might not even be interested in a city career, thus rendering this all useless. However, I'd say really that based on this that going to York over Warwick would IMO be worse than going to Warwick over LSE. Despite all that, you've made the right decision to go where you think you'll be happier, so ignore most of this. I think it depends really on what is the top priority for you, getting a job at university or having a great time, which can be done at both institutions. However, I would agree that Coventry is a dive, but Leamington isn't far away, I've never been to York, so can't comment.

    However on a side note, Warwick has 2 fairly new accommodation sites on campus (less than 2 years) You mentioned that York's course is new as a bonus, which I don't understand, since it means that it lacks pedigree, and to be honest its Russell Group status is new.

    That might change at university? I personally detest York's way of teaching Law, the idea of having constant deadlines would be hell, I think lots of us, do secretly enjoy the cramming sessions at university, and I'd rather carry that on, instead of being hit with fortnightly deadlines and all that 'law firms' stuff is wasted on me, but just goes to show that we're all different, I'm not really up for the interactive methods, since law is law. I'd rather be half asleep in a lecture theatre and not giving presentations on a regular basis.

    EDIT: There is obviously far more to getting a good job in law, than your university, but might aswell give yourself the best platform possible.
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    (Original post by Cutmeloose)
    It's not up to me, to assert that. However, I would have chosen Warwick, if I had been faced with the same dilemma.

    Course wise, there might not be much between the two, but reputation prospects wise, Warwick more than edges it so I'd imagine a lot depends on how much stock you place on that.

    For example,

    http://www.cov.com/careers/london/su...ting_calendar/

    http://graduates.simmons-simmons.com...vents-Calendar

    http://ukgraduates.shearman.com/meet/

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...employers.html

    https://www.whitecasetrainee.com/events

    http://www.mayerbrown.com/careers/eu...t-mayer-brown/

    http://graduates.hoganlovells.com/ap...campus_alumni/

    http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com...t-us-on-campus




    York barely features, Warwick is everywhere.Obviously, you might not even be interested in a city career, thus rendering this all useless. However, I'd say really that based on this that going to York over Warwick would IMO be worse than going to Warwick over LSE. Despite all that, you've made the right decision to go where you think you'll be happier, so ignore most of this. I think it depends really on what is the top priority for you, getting a job at university or having a great time, which can be done at both institutions. However, I would agree that Coventry is a dive, but Leamington isn't far away, I've never been to York, so can't comment.

    However on a side note, Warwick has 2 fairly new accommodation sites on campus (less than 2 years) You mentioned that York's course is new as a bonus, which I don't understand, since it means that it lacks pedigree, and to be honest its Russell Group status is new.

    That might change at university? I personally detest York's way of teaching Law, the idea of having constant deadlines would be hell, I think lots of us, do secretly enjoy the cramming sessions at university, and I'd rather carry that on, instead of being hit with fortnightly deadlines and all that 'law firms' stuff is wasted on me, but just goes to show that we're all different, I'm not really up for the interactive methods, since law is law. I'd rather be half asleep in a lecture theatre and not giving presentations on a regular basis.

    EDIT: There is obviously far more to getting a good job in law, than your university, but might aswell give yourself the best platform possible.
    I have firmed anyways so I cannot change it. Despite those articles I know of people gaining TC's from Slaughter & May from York.

    Personally hopefully have work experience arranged with Lovells in the summer and have already had 2 paid jobs in Law firms, one a top 100 Law firm.

    I feel that York is much better suited to me and I would rather work in an environment where I am not cramming - that isn't how work is done after you graduate - in the workplace you are constantly doing work - much like York's philosophy.

    Anyhow you do bring forward some good points, however like you say, university places don't hugely impact a career in Law providing you go to a Russell Group uni.

    I am just going to an institute where I believe I have the best chance of graduating with a high 2:1 or a first.
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    Nice to see Exeter present in all but 2 (Covington and White & Case) despite it not being considered by applicants as valuable for law as say York (which may of featured once if at all), not that these websites are proof of anything, I'm just saying it's nice to see for someone who had firmed Exeter
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    (Original post by SimpleTom)
    I have firmed anyways so I cannot change it. Despite those articles I know of people gaining TC's from Slaughter & May from York.

    Personally hopefully have work experience arranged with Lovells in the summer and have already had 2 paid jobs in Law firms, one a top 100 Law firm.

    I feel that York is much better suited to me and I would rather work in an environment where I am not cramming - that isn't how work is done after you graduate - in the workplace you are constantly doing work - much like York's philosophy.

    Anyhow you do bring forward some good points, however like you say, university places don't hugely impact a career in Law providing you go to a Russell Group uni.

    I am just going to an institute where I believe I have the best chance of graduating with a high 2:1 or a first.
    Agreed. I chose Lancaster over Warwick (and chose not to go into adjustment) purely because I felt more comfortable up here and, as a result, felt I could do better.
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    A lot of people saying they have rejected a better uni for a lesser uni when actually the difference between many unis is insignificant.
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    Well according the Guardian, I turned down the 3rd and 5th best universities for history and decided to go to the 6th best one instead. Definitely don't regret it 2 years on.



    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...history-of-art
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    Well according the Guardian, I turned down the 3rd and 5th best universities for history and decided to go to the 6th best one instead. Definitely don't regret it 2 years on.



    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...history-of-art
    I see what you did there. I am sure Brunel would have rejected you anyway :rolleyes:
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    Friend of mine declined Bristol for Leeds to do Law.
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    I declined KCL for Queens Uni Belfast - actually firmed Kings at the start but realised I wouldn't be happy being so far away from my family, as well as the fact the course no longer looked appealing. I do honestly believe there is a huge amount of pressure on students to chose the 'best' university, and some of the time it just isn't right for them. Glad I changed my decision anyhow
 
 
 
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