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    I've got a few offers and I'm really not sure which one to go with. There are so many things to think about and I can't make my mind up. Like moving away, or staying at home? But then will that course suit me? etc.

    Whether you're already studying medicine or applying this year but have already decided where to go, how did you decide, what helped you make your decision? and are you happy with your decision?

    Thanks for any replies!
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    Flip a coin. The way you feel with the outcome will tell you a lot: if you feel relieved, if you feel disappointed, etc.
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    (Original post by Beska)
    Flip a coin. The way you feel with the outcome will tell you a lot: if you feel relieved, if you feel disappointed, etc.
    hmm good idea!
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    (Original post by dominiqueblack)
    I've got a few offers and I'm really not sure which one to go with. There are so many things to think about and I can't make my mind up. Like moving away, or staying at home? But then will that course suit me? etc.

    Whether you're already studying medicine or applying this year but have already decided where to go, how did you decide, what helped you make your decision? and are you happy with your decision?

    Thanks for any replies!

    i'm applying for the 2012 entry so maybe this doesnt apply so much, but ive moved around a lotttt in my life so i have experience in being away from home and my parents etc.
    i'm not really fussed about being away from home im used to it by now... but if youre not, everyone i've spoken to whos at/been to university said living on campus is A MUST for university and youre missing out on a lot if you dont - just something to think about! also, id rather go to a uni in a good city with a good course where i know ill enjoy spending 5 years of my life, rather than going to a university with a better course that isnt in a very nice place or somewhere that i dont like.
    where are your offers from? well done btw...
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    It was easy for me, I didn't have the luxury of a choice!
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    What universities do you have offers from? I'd go away personally, just for the experience On the other hand, costs.....
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    I had 2 offers; Keele and BSMS. Keele is 10 mins from my house, BSMS is 4 hours. I went with BSMS, and I'm glad that I did because I much prefer the Brighton and Sussex campuses to Keeles (having revised in their library over A levels and worked there over summer), and I much prefer Brighton as a place to Stoke (having lived their all my life).

    However, I hadn't visited Brighton city centre or revised or worked at Keele, so it's in a way mostly luck that I do really like Brighton, (Although I'd realised by the end of January that I definitely didn't want to stay at home). Id talk to a few of the people already on the course and ask them what they like about it, because you'll probably get a much more even view of what they do than from the prospectus and the admissions staff.

    Also, where are your offers from?
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    lancaster, fell in love wiv it, of course if i had realised that education is important like 6 years ago i woulda worked hard and applied to oxbridge but too late now. in extra atm.
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    (Original post by angryvivo)
    lancaster, fell in love wiv it, of course if i had realised that education is important like 6 years ago i woulda worked hard and applied to oxbridge but too late now. in extra atm.
    medicine is in extra wtf?
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    (Original post by The.Night.Watch.Woman)
    What universities do you have offers from? I'd go away personally, just for the experience On the other hand, costs.....
    I have unconditionals from both Edinburgh and Dundee - away from home
    and a conditional from Glasgow - 40mins on train from home. And I think I could get the conditions

    I think I could afford costs away from home, if I either work throughout the year, which would be hard, or work over the summer
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    (Original post by mmmegan_x)
    i'm applying for the 2012 entry so maybe this doesnt apply so much, but ive moved around a lotttt in my life so i have experience in being away from home and my parents etc.
    i'm not really fussed about being away from home im used to it by now... but if youre not, everyone i've spoken to whos at/been to university said living on campus is A MUST for university and youre missing out on a lot if you dont - just something to think about! also, id rather go to a uni in a good city with a good course where i know ill enjoy spending 5 years of my life, rather than going to a university with a better course that isnt in a very nice place or somewhere that i dont like.
    where are your offers from? well done btw...
    Yeah that's a good point!
    I'm not too fussed about moving away from home, think I might enjoy it!
    It's just the decision about which course suits me best that's really making me unsure!
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    Make a table listing everything that is important to you e.g. wide variety of optional modules, friendliness/openness of the department, vibe of city. Then, rank each uni out of 10. I found this really helpful
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    (Original post by roooobyn.)
    Make a table listing everything that is important to you e.g. wide variety of optional modules, friendliness/openness of the department, vibe of city. Then, rank each uni out of 10. I found this really helpful
    Thanks! I'll try that!
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    (Original post by dominiqueblack)
    I have unconditionals from both Edinburgh and Dundee - away from home
    and a conditional from Glasgow - 40mins on train from home. And I think I could get the conditions

    I think I could afford costs away from home, if I either work throughout the year, which would be hard, or work over the summer
    40 minutes on the train each way and every day is definitely not something to shrug off, that will also cost you. Remember you don't get as much student finance stuffs if living at home.

    Plus, isn't Edinburgh much nicer than Glasgow?
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    40 minutes on the train each way and every day is definitely not something to shrug off, that will also cost you. Remember you don't get as much student finance stuffs if living at home.

    Plus, isn't Edinburgh much nicer than Glasgow?
    Yeah, I was thinking maybe moving into halls at glasgow if I went there, if that was possible as I probably wouldn't have a guaranteed place.

    It is a much prettier place!
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    I didn't want to stay at home. If I had gone to PMS then I would have been forced to commute as going into halls to avoid a 15 minute drive is madness.
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    Truthfully...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPVv_ONK3QQ (watch all of it lol)

    I was well jealous of that boy and despite my football contract not coming through, this made me feel less jealous.
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    I chose Aberystwyth due to the following reasons

    • Its a student based town
    • The cost of living is cheaper than living in a city
    • Academically its high and has the best computing department in Wales, its better than Cardiff
    • Number One for research in Wales
    • Its got high scores in the student satisfaction ratings over the last few years
    • Its right next to a massive library that has millions of books - okay, maybe not a massive deal but its still beneficial as I could always look for a book rather than purchasing them off Amazon etc.
    • More pubs than clubs - I prefer pubs as they're better for socialising than clubs - If I want to go clubbing I'll just go on a mental weekend in Birmingham or Liverpool - a few hours on the train is nothing - especially seeing as I have to go Aber > Birmingham - Birmingham > Cardiff on the train to get home
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    (Original post by Organ)
    medicine is in extra wtf?
    lol i was a complete fail in this thread, marketing, didn't read the thread. and i can't be bothered to delete the original, so ...
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    (Original post by Fission_Mailed)
    I didn't want to stay at home. If I had gone to PMS then I would have been forced to commute as going into halls to avoid a 15 minute drive is madness.
    Yeah, I don't think I want to stay home my parents would drive me mad!
 
 
 
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