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    both AAA, which should i firm, courses are pretty similar
    im also a bit of a geek if that matters, do geeky types fit in at york? (when i say geek i mean i didnt reallly go out that much in 6th form, rather i played xbox with my friends)
    plus i liked the history course but dont know much about the politics side so any advice would be appreciated
    thanks.
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    (Original post by The Great Defector)
    both AAA, which should i firm, courses are pretty similar
    im also a bit of a geek if that matters, do geeky types fit in at york? (when i say geek i mean i didnt reallly go out that much in 6th form, rather i played xbox with my friends)
    plus i liked the history course but dont know much about the politics side so any advice would be appreciated
    thanks.
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    Not sure if prestige matters to you but these days, York is consistently ranked higher and seen as a more prestigious university than Birmingham, especially for hist/pol which are two of its strongest courses. One thing to bare in mind is that York is a campus university just outside of the city whereas Birmingham is a city university. It depends on what you like. I chose York because I liked the idea of a campus universe which wasn't out in the middle of nowhere so you actually had somewhere interesting to move into, unlike Warwick.
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    I go to the University of York, and live in Birmingham, more specifically I live in Selly Oak which is the doorstep of the University. I go the university Library for holiday revision.

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    York is more prestigious for history and politics and there are a fair few geeks do not worry but...
    I wish I went to Birmingham, firstly it is practically a Campus uni. The main campus where you will be situated most of the time, is huge. Their are a many 'orbital' buildings for the med students but you will be on one giant campus most of the time. It is not 'city' in the sense of LSE and you walk out and BLAM your in the middle of London, you walk out of the main campus and you are still in a sort of university 'ville'. For me birmingham is a lot less... 'quiet' then York which can feel a bit dead (try getting something to eat on a sunday...). On the other hand York's rep for that course is far better and its about what you prefer, the 'quiet-ness' probably wont be a big deal from what you have said.
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    Don't know anything about birmingham but History and Politics is great at York.
 
 
 
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