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WOOHOO I have just had an offer from the latter to complete six offers!! (Economics)
Now have offers from Notts,Warck, Bristol, Durham, Edingburgh, Manchester. (Gosh i have a massive ego now good thing i didnt apply to oxbridge or lse, prob would have been rejected, lol).

My top two choices are notts and warwick, i love them both to bits but dont know which to choose.
In the only rankings i regard to be realistic (sunday times), warwick is 7th overall and notts is 9th. In the economics rankings in the times warwick is 3rd and notts is 4th (however, obviously unrealistic as they both top LSE, ha).
As you can see from there there is very little if anything at all between the two universities. At first the scale was favouring nottingham because of the social life but i have been told constantly by my annoying economics teacher that warwick has a better reputation than notts. What do you guys think in the way of how they are both viewed. Plus i initially thought notts has a higher average a-lever point score (i thrive in competition) but recently discovered the opposite although the difference was very small. I attend a private school and like to be around more people like me, does anyone know which has a higher propostion of private school intake.
Thanks and i look forward to hearing your arguments (however bias they may be, BUT DON'T MAKE SWEEPING STATEMENTS WHICH ARE CLEARLY INNACURATE, THEY ARE UNWELCOME).
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You're right in that academically there's little to choose between them. I also applied for economics at Durham and Nottingham (haven't yet heard from the latter). Nottingham has the choice after the first year to change to one of the joint schools (essentially still economics but just specialising in one branch) which is good. Nottingham is supposed to be very good socially, I'd imagine far more so than Warwick which is based near Coventry. Nottingham is based in lovely gardens, very attractive campus whereas newer Warwick is a little uglier.


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I attend a private school and like to be around more people like me, does anyone know which has a higher propostion of private school intake
Of the six probably Bristol (very middle class) then Edinburgh, then Durham after this. But why on earth is this an issue? Why would you want to be around people from public schools; any top 20 uni (like yours all are) will have a significant number, I can understand you wouldnt want to be the only one, but as for the "highest proportion" why does this matter?
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I'll get to the point I think............def Warwick.
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I'll get to the point I think............def Warwick.

reason being?
did you apply to either.
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Well people are attacking public schools left, right and centre. So going somewhere where there are quite a few would make me that much more comfortable.
My mate applied to oxford for ppe and got in, when he went for his interview he said other applicants (majority state school) were about everyone they met if they went to state or independent school, as if it matters are we a threat or something?

You're not a threat, but a lot of people who have to slog their way through ****ty bog standard comprehensives resent private schools and the benefits they give their students.
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reason being?
did you apply to either.
yeah i applied to both, lol. and i've been to both. Got an offer from Nottingham but still waiting for Warwick. reason.......warwick was very comfortable and the people friendly.....Nottingham was busier and I guess coming from London, it's just too common and i'd rather be in a diff environment. also........the nott campus is WAY too big and green, its too over done. and i think generally people over rate nott......its not THAT gr8. (this is all subjective however.....so all u ppl who r fans of nott, don't shout at me)
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I have offers from both Nott and Warwick (for comp sci)and am prolly gonna choose Warwick as my firm, when i went to the open day everyone seemed really nice and the place had a really good atmospheare.

Also i dont think you'll exactly be starved of a social life at Warwick, it has a really big student union (largest in europe i seem to remember?) with loads of stuff going on, also Coventry is v.close.
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Hey, I applied for industrial economics at both warwick and notts. But only got offer from notts so far. My opinion changes everyday but at the moment im on notts. The uni life there and the stuff ppl say has just swung the vote. But i know someone who goes to warwick and does an economics degree and he loves it there, and told me not to pass it up if i get an offer. If the crime rate in notts is as bad as ppl say then that might change things. But u must always take into consideration the 3:1 girls ratio. Does anybody know anything about the Industrial eco course?
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Nottingham is the blatant choice.
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i dunno how true this is but apparently notts has kwite a few private school people......maybe thats just a rumour tho
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warwick is great but if ur into night life etc nottinghams probably more ur scene
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ohhhhh and the SHOPPING in notts is fantastic....!!! so ill let u decide
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I live in nottingham -the city is amazing, lots 2 do - lots of bars, clubs, and shops

however, warwick does have a better rep for eco'

btw did u apply 4 straight eco at warwick? when exactly did u get ur offer
wat did u get at AS, GCSE ??

i got york, bham so far, waitin 4 lse, warwick
rejected - notts ox
Yes i applied for straight economics.
I got 4A*, 5A, 1B
Got 3A's and a B at AS (Economics-A, Physics-A, Geography-A, Maths-B)
and predicted 4A's at A-level
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VERY little to choose academically. Warwick is a slightly better research institution (RAE suggests) and has a slighly better a/v A level points score. These differences are soooo slight that to make a decision based on them would be absurd. I would recommend that you go visit both, perhaps stay a few nights, then decide.

Warwick isn't nowhere though, it's in Cov and B'ham is about 20 mins via rail.
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Actually, for economics nottingham has a slighty higher av a-level point score, but what does that matter. You will compete with people at the highest level at either university.
As for location, ha, have you seen coventry? It's a total dump (not as bad as bristol though). However my cousin broke the family tradition and went to warwick and didnt even apply to oxbridge . He reads mathematics, from what he said nighlife there isn't too bad as the SU frequently puts some good events on.
I say if you're looking for the greatest possible reputation behind your name, warwick's the game but i'd choose nottingham. But hey, if i dont make the grades for cambridge i will have nottingham as back.
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Go to Warwick! It's great! OK, so Coventry isn't pretty, but that doesn't matter really does it? Night life isn't manic like London or somewhere like that, but it's busy enough. Suits me, because where I come from there isn't much nightlife either, so I'm used to it. University has a great reputation, the people are really friendly, there are loads of sports clubs and music clubs, all with no bias seeing as they don't offer a music degree. The union is huge. Campus is lovely and green, and huge, which means it's easy to get away from it all and go for a walk, but still being on campus, not too far away. The economics course sounds good too, one of my friends is doing it. Accomodation is nice, there's a wide range depending on what you want. Personally I'm in Jack Martin, with ensuite, but it's more expensive than others. I'm in halls, there are little flat things too. Leamington Spa where most people live in 2nd year is nice too. If you want to know any more feel free.

P.S Nottingam was my insurance, it's a nice place too! Beware if you put them as insurance though, you won't hear anything from them, and if you have to use them as insurance you probably won't get good accomodation because I didn't hear anything from them at all about accomodation, so i presume all the best places will go to people holding firm offers.
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Right, I don't know specifically about economics so can't comment on that. But other factors...

Student Union - Warwick - massive and very active

Notts - small in comparison to size of uni

City - Warwick - Coventry not brill, Leamington lovely... both quite a distance from the uni though. Friend lives in Leam and he's got quite a trek (2 buses) to the uni. Leamington is a lovely town though, so if you're willing to travel, better to live there than Cov.

Nottingham - Lovely city... excellent shopping, bars and everything you ever want really. Most students live within easy walking distance of the Uni in 'niceish' areas. City centre only 10 mins bus from Uni, or about £5 in a taxi.

Overall appearance of campus -Notts is nicer.

Sports etc - Although facilities at Notts probably better, they are quite expensive. Most of the facilities at Warwick are free.

tried to make this as unbiased as possible (I couldn't apply to warwick as no medschool !)
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(I couldn't apply to warwick as no medschool !)
They do, but it's postgrad.
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i knew someone would point that out I have postgrad friends there, but as an undergrad, wasn't much use to me!!!
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WOOHOO I have just had an offer from the latter to complete six offers!! (Economics)
Now have offers from Notts,Warck, Bristol, Durham, Edingburgh, Manchester. (Gosh i have a massive ego now good thing i didnt apply to oxbridge or lse, prob would have been rejected, lol).

My top two choices are notts and warwick, i love them both to bits but dont know which to choose.
In the only rankings i regard to be realistic (sunday times), warwick is 7th overall and notts is 9th. In the economics rankings in the times warwick is 3rd and notts is 4th (however, obviously unrealistic as they both top LSE, ha).
As you can see from there there is very little if anything at all between the two universities. At first the scale was favouring nottingham because of the social life but i have been told constantly by my annoying economics teacher that warwick has a better reputation than notts. What do you guys think in the way of how they are both viewed. Plus i initially thought notts has a higher average a-lever point score (i thrive in competition) but recently discovered the opposite although the difference was very small. I attend a private school and like to be around more people like me, does anyone know which has a higher propostion of private school intake.
Thanks and i look forward to hearing your arguments (however bias they may be, BUT DON'T MAKE SWEEPING STATEMENTS WHICH ARE CLEARLY INNACURATE, THEY ARE UNWELCOME).
nah m8 LSE is da best.
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