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    (Original post by The Boosh)
    Whilst Exeter's Cornwall campus is a healthy walking distance from stunning coastline (and the best surf in the country), the place in general is incredibly quiet and sedate. London is exceptionally vibrant. I don't think you could have picked two different UK locations if you tried!! I've never been to Glasgow.
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    Best surf in Cornwall = Sennen/Porthleven/Perranporth.

    Never surfed Praa Sands (quite close to Fal), but hear it can be decent.
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    Well, I have Exeter cornwall campus on my offers list too!!!
    not so keen on it in comparison with the others but, as a historian (and someone who lives in a small community by the beach), I just didnt like Glasgow Uni
    However, QMUL did seem like a diverse uni and I'm not adverse to London unis...
    So I would go Cornwall if you can bear a campus of 5000? including falmouth uni students or something...
    if not then QMUL seems like a nicr place and the few people who went there that i knew all had good things to say about it if you take it as it is and no more :P
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    (Original post by Blazor)
    Oh i'm so confused ...

    I've recieved all my offers for History through, and this is what i've ended up with! Quite happy with how it turned out, but i'm just totally stumped as to where I want to go!

    I'm sorting out open days but does anyone have any further input on student experiences?

    Thanks!

    I'm from Truro, and a few of my friends are at either Exeter (Cornwall Campus) or Falmouth College. The most common gripe is the bus service from Penryn to Falmouth (overpriced - Like much of Cornwall to be fair), overpriced 1st year accommodation and Penryn lacking a student scene.

    But I guess this is just a small dose of opinion.
    My opinion on the Cornwall Campus from a few visits-
    - Penryn is all too often slated. It doesn't have a 'large' student scene, but does indeed have some excellent nightspots (Beach gatherings!)
    - You're near the coast! Sea views in your second year from your house. Good value for money in Penryn for student accommodation, less so the closer to Fal you go.
    - Supermarket - your nearest is the massive Asda in Falmouth, but I hear that the halls offer a student bus to the supermarket.
    - Learn to sail/surf/wakeboard - plenty of options.
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    The bus is 50p into Fal for students, it works well

    There is a free bus to/from ASDA on Mondays and Thursdays, although it is easily i walking distance, before you do the shopping at least!
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    (Original post by PerkinWarbeck)
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    Best surf in Cornwall = Sennen/Porthleven/Perranporth.

    Never surfed Praa Sands (quite close to Fal), but hear it can be decent.
    I meant Cornwall generally :p:

    Praa Sands can be epic, and the carpark/cafe-bar there is great for a few pints when the sun goes down.

    Polzeath is a favourite of mine, but I tend to stick to North Devon nowadays so don't get there as much.

    BTW, how do you pronounce "Praa"? Is it "Prey"?
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    Glasgow is good in that as mentioned, you can study three subjects in first and second year and then specialise in third and fourth. I've found that to be a plus, as i came here determined to study business for four years and now i'm beginning to think about changing that to one of my other subjects. I'm glad i have that flexibility, just in case i decide to change.

    Glasgow has so much going on as well. Great shopping and nightlife!
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    (Original post by Blazor)
    I understand the history department at Cornwall does broadcast some lectures over the internet, something i'm not too keen on ...

    At the moment, without visiting, I'm already favouring Glasgow. Simply for the fact that it's probably time for a change in my life, I want something bigger to explore (i.e. a city might be a welcomed change of scenery).

    Also, although I like the idea of studying in London, I would much rather steer clear of the excessive living costs during my degree and move there (or somewhere similar) when i'm older.

    Does anyone have any idea of the living costs I'd be looking at in Glasgow compared to say London?
    Fair enough. The medical school does a lot of the same from what I gather (because it is a joint school between Exeter and Plymouth universities). I'm not a fan of such things (having participated in them myself). I think Exeter are recording these digital lectures and broadcasting them online for proper distant learning degrees in other subjects (like the OU).

    I guess Glasgow would be a good half-way point between sleepy Cornwall and buzzing London. Nothing compares to London, but like you say it can be pricey.
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    All have the same reputation and rank around the same place in league tables. Therefore go to the one you would prefer and the one with the best looking course structure.
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    I chose QMUL over Exeter and Warwick because I wanted to study History in a vibrant, exciting city rather than out in the sticks, so to speak. QMUL is the only London University with a campus (which is excellent) and the history department is first-rate with a rich, research environment. For me, this was absolutely the right choice. I get a degree from a globally recognised university and I can use the educational facilities of the other academic institutions in London.
 
 
 
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