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like, duh..




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incidentally I am applying for a 1 grand scholarship at St Andrews. I hope they tell me by may because I think it will have some bearing on my choice between there and durham.

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(Original post by john-boro)
like, duh..




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incidentally I am applying for a 1 grand scholarship at St Andrews. I hope they tell me by may because I think it will have some bearing on my choice between there and durham.

john
are you serious?
durham offer up to £3000 a year if your household income < £17500
choose durham! (Oh and my friend chose durham over stuffy oxford for chemistry. Got an offer from both)
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are you serious?
durham offer up to £3000 a year if your household income < £17500
choose durham! (Oh and my friend chose durham over stuffy oxford for chemistry. Got an offer from both)
Manchester, <£17500, 3A's, £5000 a year, any subject...... going down depending on your grades.....
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sadly my household income doesn't allow me to get any of the means tested grants etc. Apparently hull are giving out thousands of pounds to 3As applicants regardless of household income - that would be tempting
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Which uni is best for physics out of:
Bristol (ABB)
Lancaster (ABB)
York (BBB)
Leeds (BBB)
I'm not sure which to put as my firm and which as my insurence since my first and 2nd choice universitys both rejected me
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john-boro
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going by bristol's reputation for maths i'd say there. Have a look at the league tables but I reckon it's between there and lancaster
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Thanks =)
I was thinking of maybe Bristol as my firm and York as my insurance.
You think Lancaster is better?
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i guess i'm being influenced here by the lower offer of York. I know for a fact that it's a very nice place, particularly good for English. If you feel you'd enjoy an old city, with a semi-collegiate system and loads of heritage and ****, then by all means put it as insurance. A lot of people I know wish they were going there!

So yeah definitely I would pick Bristol first, then decide between York and Lanc based on which place you like more.

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i guess i'm being influenced here by the lower offer of York. I know for a fact that it's a very nice place, particularly good for English. If you feel you'd enjoy an old city, with a semi-collegiate system and loads of heritage and ****, then by all means put it as insurance. A lot of people I know wish they were going there!

So yeah definitely I would pick Bristol first, then decide between York and Lanc based on which place you like more.

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Thanks =)
Thats the best advice that I've had ^^
I think I'm going to put Bristol as my firm and York as my insurance
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(Original post by john-boro)
like, duh..




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incidentally I am applying for a 1 grand scholarship at St Andrews. I hope they tell me by may because I think it will have some bearing on my choice between there and durham.

john
I know imperial are offering the same thing (i think its across lots of unis). How do you apply for it, as i remember seeing it somewhere but can't remember where.
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If its the IOP bursary, you may only find out who's got it once in your 1st year.

Durham does it

Heres the FAQ

And the list of Unis
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ta for that, need to get in contact with imperial then i guess!
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Imperial college is the second best undergraduate physics degree in the country (Cambridge natsci not a dedicated physics course).

I applied for the BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics, their best course in my view.
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(Original post by bluefuture)
Imperial college is the second best undergraduate physics degree in the country (Cambridge natsci not a dedicated physics course).
Cambridge is an excellent place to study all the sciences - Natsci graduates specialising in physics are just as good as imperial physics graduates. Don't rule out cambridge because you have to do a few other courses in your first year.
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(Original post by bluefuture)
Imperial college is the second best undergraduate physics degree in the country (Cambridge natsci not a dedicated physics course).
Assertion.
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Yes, I would agree. I'm loath to take the shine off ICL physics but it's not that great. The good reputation comes from the research, which is certainly top-notch, but the teaching/tutorials/pastoral care ain't all that. Basically it comes down to learning stuff for yourself with your notes and a lot of tea/coffee, because in my experience the tutors are fairly indifferent. That being said, the Profs themselves are very accessible, but most people simply don't have the confidence/initiative to go to them directly.
My experience of undergraduate physics so far is those that can work for themselves are going to do well pretty much which ever university they are at. As long as it's in the top 10 you are probably going to be ok and have a shot at getting into a good phd. Although please don't underestimate the amount of work I am talking about here.
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(Original post by edders)
Yes, I would agree. I'm loath to take the shine off ICL physics but it's not that great. The good reputation comes from the research, which is certainly top-notch, but the teaching/tutorials/pastoral care ain't all that. Basically it comes down to learning stuff for yourself with your notes and a lot of tea/coffee, because in my experience the tutors are fairly indifferent. That being said, the Profs themselves are very accessible, but most people simply don't have the confidence/initiative to go to them directly.
This is pretty much the case in most top research science departments.
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My experience of undergraduate physics so far is those that can work for themselves are going to do well pretty much which ever university they are at. As long as it's in the top 10 you are probably going to be ok and have a shot at getting into a good phd. Although please don't underestimate the amount of work I am talking about here.
Try top 30 (depending on the area you want to go into). Physical sciences are desperately short of research students.
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What do you guys think of UCL ?
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