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Uea Or Essex..straight Economics, Which To Choose?? watch

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    hey TSR members, i was just wondering after receiving offers from my universities which include: Leicester, royal Holloway, Sussex, uea and Essex, i have shortlisted it down to uea and Essex. (all abb offers apart from sussex which is bbb)

    Help would be much appreciated.
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    Essex. It has a really strong social sciences department
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    Leicester >> RHUL >> UEA >>> Essex >>> Sussex
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    Leicester >> RHUL >> UEA >>> Essex >>> Sussex
    UEA over Essex :confused:. I am intrigued how you came to that conclusion.

    Edit: ok, it appears east anglia have a good economics department :beard:. But then it should be UEA>>Essex>>leicester>>RH>>Susse x
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    Essex has the best Economics department out of the ones you've listed.
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    leicester is better overall, it is what matters in this case.
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    (Original post by SpiritedAway)
    UEA over Essex :confused:. I am intrigued how you came to that conclusion.

    Edit: ok, it appears east anglia have a good economics department :beard:. But then it should be UEA>>Essex>>leicester>>RH>>Susse x
    Im basing them on other things like overall rep too, that's why RHUL is second because of its Uni of London affiliation, Leicester because of its overall reputation. If it was purely on their departments then how you listed them would apply.
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    (Original post by yonni18)
    hey TSR members, i was just wondering after receiving offers from my universities which include: Leicester, royal Holloway, Sussex, uea and Essex, i have shortlisted it down to uea and Essex. (all abb offers apart from sussex which is bbb)

    Help would be much appreciated.
    Visit them and make your own mind up.
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    http://www.whatuni.com/degrees/uk-be...yrankings.html

    UEA is in 7 of the top 9 satisfaction surveys there
    Maybe a little biased since i'm gonna firm UEA but i really liked it, can't say the same about Leicester which i visited

    up to you at the end of the day though
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    oh wow, you guys have replied really fast, thanks for the advice.

    And i am planning to visit them all over the next few weeks/month as some open days are coming up, just wanted to have an idea of peoples views, thought it would benefit me.(it has)

    Ceteris paribus (in which in my case it is), i guess the accommodation and location will have to be the last factor which solves my dilemma.
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    How do those rankings work?
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    Essex - Essex BABBBBBBBBBBBES. Err, yeah I agree with most people, Essex out of the two of them as it has (I think) a stronger repuation and appears to be better for Economics.

    Can I just ask, why have you decided against Royal Holloway and Leicester?
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    go RHUL or Leicester
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    How do those rankings work?
    I think it's just students go on and can rate their university out of 10, and obviously the higher the average rating the higher they are in the table, i don't think it's the most thorough survey but it is also consistent with the national student survey, east anglia that is
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    How do those rankings work?
    They are done by students who study at that university.
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    UEA seems to be pretty good but i live in Essex, good nightlife
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    (Original post by Mikehed)
    I think it's just students go on and can rate their university out of 10, and obviously the higher the average rating the higher they are in the table, i don't think it's the most thorough survey but it is also consistent with the national student survey, east anglia that is
    I agree, it sounds pretty weak to me.
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    (Original post by CrookedLegs)
    Essex - Essex BABBBBBBBBBBBES. Err, yeah I agree with most people, Essex out of the two of them as it has (I think) a stronger repuation and appears to be better for Economics.

    Can I just ask, why have you decided against Royal Holloway and Leicester?
    firstly thanks for the feedback! and secondly..i haven't gone against them, as it may seem (was going to open another thread with rhul Leicester and sussex)...just wanted to put them into two groups, so it would be easier for people to give me feedback.

    The basis of the groups was that rhul, leicester and sussex i think are better overall universities...and uea and essex looked like they had better economics departments but lacked the university reputation of the others mentioned.
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    (Original post by yonni18)
    firstly thanks for the feedback! and secondly..i haven't gone against them, as it may seem (was going to open another thread with rhul Leicester and sussex)...just wanted to put them into two groups, so it would be easier for people to give me feedback.

    The basis of the groups was that rhul, leicester and sussex i think are better overall universities...and uea and essex looked like they had better economics departments but lacked the university reputation of the others mentioned.
    Ahh right gotcha, I can see your reasoning. Yeah I suppose it depends how much weight you want to put on either side - university reputation or course reputation. Personally, I'd go for Leicester as its the most respected out of those five, it has a pretty good economics course and Leicester city centre is quite nice. But yeah, I'd say all five of those would be good choices and you're lucky to have offers from all of them. Well done.
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    Incidently to anyone in this thread, what's the problem with Sussex?
 
 
 
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