I'm really stuck as to making a decision between these two Unis. I've applied to study German & beginners Spanish at both, and have an unconditional offer for St A's and a conditional for Edinburgh. The course content for both Unis is similar, but the St A's course is a year longer.
I've lived in Edinburgh all my life and I absolutely love it, but I'm determined to move out and I don't think the University guarantees accomodation for residents of the city. I think it would be a fantastic city for an amazing student experience, but I do know it pretty well and I'm not sure that even a fresh perspective on it (being a student) would be new enough for me.
I haven't yet visit St A's but I'm going to an open day in March. I've talked to a few students and I have a really good vibe about the place. I like the fact that it's really international and is a student town. However, I'm used to living in a big city with lots to do and I'm worried that I won't adapt to life in a small town.
I know most people would say that student life isn't the deciding factor of a choice as important as University but to be honest I'm the kind of person who always needs to know whether they're making the best choice and also where I'm going to be happiest. Basically I love Edinburgh as a city but the teaching of the course is better at St A's.
So, if anyone is in a similar position, or has visited both, then what would be your preference?
Thanks in advance
Can it be done?