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Hey everyone!

I've got two offers from both King's and Newcastle for medicine and I'm really not sure about where to go!!! :confused:
I went to both places and I absolutely loved both cities when I went there in the summer! please can anyone give me any advice on where to go?? in terms of nightlife, cost, amount of work etc.

Thanks xx Scraggy
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Obviously KINGS
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Kings. It's in central London. Has a better reputation. Nuff said.
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Obviously KINGS
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(Original post by scraggyorcore12)
Hey everyone!

I've got two offers from both King's and Newcastle for medicine and I'm really not sure about where to go!!! :confused:
I went to both places and I absolutely loved both cities when I went there in the summer! please can anyone give me any advice on where to go?? in terms of nightlife, cost, amount of work etc.

Thanks xx Scraggy
speaking as someone from Newcastle, i'd pick Newcastle over Kings any day. It's cheaper, the nightlife is immense (unlike london you wont have to trek miles between clubs, they're all pretty much within about 10 mins of each other) In terms of work, surely as a medic the ammount of work is pretty much the same wherever you go unless it's oxbridge and i know london is london but if you lived there all the time you might not like it so much anymore and it's so bloody expensive ... hope that helped
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Kings. It's in central London. Has a better reputation. Nuff said.
this is medicine...

Newcastle 100% in my opinion. Fantastic teaching, cheap city, etc. Unless you have a huge desire to be London based (or is closer to home etc) for the five year period then I personally see no advantage going to GKT.
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Newcastle...geordies are awesome
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Obviously Newcastle.
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this is medicine...

Newcastle 100% in my opinion. Fantastic teaching, cheap city, etc. Unless you have a huge desire to be London based (or is closer to home etc) for the five year period then I personally see no advantage going to GKT.
Yeah true that. With Medicine you can't go wrong really, everywhere has a 98% graduate employment rate and the teaching has to be top notch. I guess I'm a bit biased because I'm applying to London uni's
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Newcastle.

It'd be one of the easiest choices I'd ever have to make.
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Newcastle for sure
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gonna be biased and say Kings here..

both are very good but for me GKT just about steals the show - it's deemed world class by a variety of rankings (QS put it 21st in the world from what i can remember, and out of the British uni's 5th behind oxbridge, ucl and icl) . It's also a member of the Golden Triangle of top research uni's in Britain (along with oxbridge, lse, icl and ucl)

Being non-ranking anal, though, you should decide based on which course structure you prefer. At the end of the day, any medical school is a good medical school (pretty much) so look at the course structures, have a look into the locations/pricings of both...and then decide

gl and gratz!
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Kings. It's in central London. Has a better reputation. Nuff said.
exactly, its central london = good luck with the rent unless you plan sharing a flat with 3-4 people (even then though its ridiculously expensive)

about the ranking its questionable, both unis have a great reputation (and by the way kings was rated lower by the subject - medicine [ KCL = 14th, NW = 9th] )

i wouldnt advise the op to base their choice on reputation, since at the end of the day you have to love the course structure, location, living etc etc
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King's. :cool:
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exactly, its central london = good luck with the rent unless you plan sharing a flat with 3-4 people (even then though its ridiculously expensive)

about the ranking its questionable, both unis have a great reputation (and by the way kings was rated lower by the subject - medicine [ KCL = 14th, NW = 9th] )

i wouldnt advise the op to base their choice on reputation, since at the end of the day you have to love the course structure, location, living etc etc
Central London is the centre of the UK - and it's craaaazyyyyyyyyyy! I was talking about overall reputation and prestige, something that the tables don't reflect accurately most of the time (although for Medicinethe university you choose doesn't really matter in terms of employment opportunities afterwards).
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Newcastle is a lot cheaper. The course is better and has a higher student satisfaction.
For medicine, newcastle is better rated. In the MRCP and MRSC exams, newcastle students peform 3rd best after students from oxford and cambridge.
Newcastle is the UK's best student city and has 7th best nightlife in Europe.
All in all, choose NEWCASTLE!!!
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Without a shadow of a doubt its gotta be Newcastle, damn finest party city in this whole damn country, also its soooooo freaking cheap, there are bars in newcastle that give out 3 treble's and mixers for a fiver (9 shots!!).

Kings you will spend your life poor and depressed living in the **** hole that is London.

And whoever said GKT has a better rep than Newcastle...go fudge yourself.
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Newcastle is a lot cheaper. The course is better and has a higher student satisfaction.
For medicine, newcastle is better rated. In the MRCP and MRSC exams, newcastle students peform 3rd best after students from oxford and cambridge.
Newcastle is the UK's best student city and has 7th best nightlife in Europe.
All in all, choose NEWCASTLE!!!
I second that
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Central London is the centre of the UK - and it's craaaazyyyyyyyyyy! I was talking about overall reputation and prestige, something that the tables don't reflect accurately most of the time (although for Medicinethe university you choose doesn't really matter in terms of employment opportunities afterwards).
The "overall" reputation thing is bull****, KCL isnt better than NC in any way

But obviously people here are a little biased towards their school/first choice
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The "overall" reputation thing is bull****, KCL isnt better than NC in any way

But obviously people here are a little biased towards their school/first choice
Well you're wrong there.
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