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    Is it just me, or am i correct in saying that Southampton is not as highly regarded as a uni as it should be? It seems to be near the top for almost every subject...

    The reason i'm asking this is because i've spoken to a lot of people about the reputations of the unis i'm considering (Southampton, Bristol and Exeter) and it seems that Bristol has the best reputation, even though they are the worst for my subject (Modern Languages).

    So i guess what i'm saying is that my heart is with Bristol/Exeter and my head is with Southampton... Which am i supposed to choose??

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    University reputation is all subjective in my opinion. I think Bristol is overrated for a lot of the courses it offers, Exeter is impressive, but I've heard the place is not for everyone.

    I would go with your head in this situation, despite the fact I would agree with you that it does not seem as highly regarded as the others. I'm not quite sure why this is the case, but it certainly shouldn't be looked on as a negative.
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    Hmmm I think you're right... it's an excellent uni but people don't seem to regard it as much.

    None of that matters though; go to where YOU want to go, not where others think you should go
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    (Original post by SammyG1991)
    Is it just me, or am i correct in saying that Southampton is not as highly regarded as a uni as it should be? It seems to be near the top for almost every subject...

    The reason i'm asking this is because i've spoken to a lot of people about the reputations of the unis i'm considering (Southampton, Bristol and Exeter) and it seems that Bristol has the best reputation, even though they are the worst for my subject (Modern Languages).

    So i guess what i'm saying is that my heart is with Bristol/Exeter and my head is with Southampton... Which am i supposed to choose??

    Thanks
    I believe that although bristol is very good; its reputation as an old uni carries it unnecessarily higher in peoples opinions. It seems to move quite slowly and is definitely behind in terms of the engineering courses they offer (non 'general')
    I seriously looked at it when i was applying and chose Southampton over it for many reasons so i would say dont let a teachers opinions (whose may be a bit dated) push you away from Southampton.
    All 3 are good but i would say follow your heart as you'll probably enjoy where your heart wants more.
    They're all good though.
 
 
 
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