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    I don't know which one I should pick as my insurance. Kingston is out of the question as while its requirement is higher than the other two's, its ranking is way lower.

    Place - I don't go out much so the only thing I care about places is whether the area is safe.
    Course - On the table OxB is ranked higher but I don't know which uni is "higher regarded". It's a matter of opinion and I want to know what you think about each uni.
    Accomodation - I'm an international student so it's important.
    Career/Job prospect: I don't quite understand why Sussex is ranked higher in law course but Aberystwyth scores higher on "job after 6 months".

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    Near rail/bus stations?

    Thank you very much .
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    (Original post by girishia)
    I don't know which one I should pick as my insurance. Kingston is out of the question as while its requirement is higher than the other two's, its ranking is way lower.

    Place - I don't go out much so the only thing I care about places is whether the area is safe.
    Both locations are safe by British standards, Aber probably slightly more so. I don't know where you are from so don't know what you are judging this against internationally. There would be no problem with a teenage girl walking about alone at night in either place assuming she took common sense precautions.


    Course - On the table OxB is ranked higher but I don't know which uni is "higher regarded". It's a matter of opinion and I want to know what you think about each un
    This is quite difficult. 20 years ago the answer would definitely have been Aber. It is one of our oldest universities and Prince Charles was a student there. However Aber is in a remote corner of Wales in a small seaside town. It has become rather unfashionable. Brookes is in Oxford and it is one of the best and most popular of our post-1992 universities. One could make a case for either.

    Accomodation - I'm an international student so it's important.
    Accommodation in Oxford in expensive. I suspect Aber would be cheaper but I don't know.


    Career/Job prospect: I don't quite understand why Sussex is ranked higher in law course but Aberystwyth scores higher on "job after 6 months".
    Job after 6 month figures are very misleading for law. There are really three classes of people. Those who have gone to Law School, those in a non-legal graduate job and those in a non-graduate job. You need to look very carefully how ant set of stats treats these three classes. One set I am aware of ignores those at Law School and counts the number in graduate jobs compared with the total of those who are employed and unemployed. As a result it ignores the very thing that most law graduates are wanting to do; go to Law School.

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    Facilities

    No idea


    Near rail/bus stations?
    Brookes is well served by buses including buses to London. It is at the opposite end of Oxford from the railway station.

    Aber is fairly close to the rail station BUT Aber is 5 hours from London by train, 4 hours from Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and 3 hours from Birmingham.

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    (Original post by girishia)
    I don't know which one I should pick as my insurance. Kingston is out of the question as while its requirement is higher than the other two's, its ranking is way lower.

    Place - I don't go out much so the only thing I care about places is whether the area is safe.
    Course - On the table OxB is ranked higher but I don't know which uni is "higher regarded". It's a matter of opinion and I want to know what you think about each uni.
    Accomodation - I'm an international student so it's important.
    Career/Job prospect: I don't quite understand why Sussex is ranked higher in law course but Aberystwyth scores higher on "job after 6 months".

    Societies/Clubs
    Facilities

    Near rail/bus stations?

    Thank you very much .
    Can't comment for oxford cause i have done no research, but done quite a bit on aber The area itself is mostly a student town and I remember reading that its been voted as the safest region in the UK. The accomodation comes in two types, term or sessional (if your international you will want sessional) wide varing prices depending on your demands (I have added a link at the bottom that has all the new prices) also added a set of video's from a student currently there to give you an insight into what to expect Has all the standard societies and if not they are open to you creating a new one (again link to the student guild). Travel links well they aren't too good but can get to birmingham in around 3hours which has a major international airport Hope it helps (although i know you have already put it as your insurance :P) XxX


    http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/media/Accom...ce_2011_12.pdf

    http://insiders.aber.ac.uk/blog/student-videos/?p=160

    http://www.aberguild.co.uk/en/sports-a-activities
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    Thank you for all of your replies . I've just made my decision minutes ago. Yesterday I visited Aber and I must say I really loved the place.
 
 
 
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