Turn on thread page Beta

Which offer should I choose as firm? watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I've heard from all Med schools and got an offer from Manchester and Durham and now I really can't decide.
    I've been looking at league tables and Manchester, not only features below Durham (which doesn't bother me, as such), but the student satisfaction which the course and with the teachers are the lowest out of every university. I also have little doubt, that if I went to Durham university, I would be satisfied with the course.
    The disadvantage of going to Durham university is that it's based at Queens Campus in Stockton and I live only about 10 minutes away from here, which means I would be living at home for another two years before I get to move away, which I've been dreaming of for years.

    I'm still going to go to both universities to have a better look around and ask questions, but I would really like to hear people thoughts about either Manchester Med school or living at home while at Uni.

    Thank you,
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    PBL v. a mostly traditional course. That is a massive difference and it is this on which you should judge tbh!
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    As Beska said the teaching methods are very important. Other things which you should take into account is the course structure in each, for example with Manchester you can do the European Studies option and then go to that country for a few months. If you always wanted to learn a new language then I think that is something that you could also take into account. Also, the life in Manchester, compared to living in Durham will also be different so it just depends on what you want to get out of it.

    If you have always wanted to move out, will you manage to stay at home for 2 more years or do you think you are better off moving now?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    Did you mean: "Which seat should I take?"

    (Original post by Beska)
    PBL v. a mostly traditional course. That is a massive difference and it is this on which you should judge tbh!
    In light of this, I'd say if you like sitting in the front seat, go for Durham (as some would argue that you're more in control of your studies). But if you like sitting in the back seat, then go for Manchester.

    :getmecoat:
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by J_Hunter)
    I've heard from all Med schools and got an offer from Manchester and Durham and now I really can't decide.
    I've been looking at league tables and Manchester, not only features below Durham (which doesn't bother me, as such), but the student satisfaction which the course and with the teachers are the lowest out of every university. I also have little doubt, that if I went to Durham university, I would be satisfied with the course.
    The disadvantage of going to Durham university is that it's based at Queens Campus in Stockton and I live only about 10 minutes away from here, which means I would be living at home for another two years before I get to move away, which I've been dreaming of for years.

    I'm still going to go to both universities to have a better look around and ask questions, but I would really like to hear people thoughts about either Manchester Med school or living at home while at Uni.

    Thank you,
    Don't bother looking at ranking because they change so much, in the last 10 yrs Manchester has been ranked 1st, 3rd and 5th so tbh rankings are useless.
    Go for the course you want and the experience ... which med school do you think you would have a great time at and which one do you think will produce a great doctor out of you. Also if you go to Durham you will end up at Newcastle, so you have to like there as well.
    Also a lot of people stay on after their degree so which place would you be happy to live afterwards.
    Don't forget that it's not in Durham, it's in Stockton.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
Updated: March 26, 2011

University open days

  • Heriot-Watt University
    School of Textiles and Design Undergraduate
    Fri, 16 Nov '18
  • University of Roehampton
    All departments Undergraduate
    Sat, 17 Nov '18
  • Edge Hill University
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Undergraduate
    Sat, 17 Nov '18
Poll
Have you ever experienced bullying?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.