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clm
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Sorry, figured out i posted this in the wrong forum before,

here's my dilemma...
I have to reply to my offers quite soon, BUT I can't decide between UEA and Durham. They've both offered me ABB

Durham has an amazing reputation and the course (anthropology) is perfect for me, but is quite far away, cold and im not so keen on the collegiate system

I really like East Anglia as a university, but the course (anthropology, art history and archeology) isn't exactly what I had in mind, tho seems good and has the chance to spend a year in Australia

The thing is that both places are completely different, so i like aspects of both of them.

Anyone got any advice?
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Durham isnt THAT cold really...i found it was actually colder when I came home (Essex)! May I ask what you don't like about the collegiate system? Ive never heard anyone really have any negative feelings towards it, it seems to be one of the main reasons people want to go to Durham. Other than that i dont know much about the course to be honest. P.S. Just as a matter of interest - i have two friends at Durham from Ascot, one being one of my best mates and she really likes the distance, more independance!
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(Original post by clm)
Sorry, figured out i posted this in the wrong forum before,

here's my dilemma...
I have to reply to my offers quite soon, BUT I can't decide between UEA and Durham. They've both offered me ABB

Durham has an amazing reputation and the course (anthropology) is perfect for me, but is quite far away, cold and im not so keen on the collegiate system

I really like East Anglia as a university, but the course (anthropology, art history and archeology) isn't exactly what I had in mind, tho seems good and has the chance to spend a year in Australia

The thing is that both places are completely different, so i like aspects of both of them.

Anyone got any advice?
the degree from durham is worth so much more than from UEA and also there isn't a masive difference in the weather
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the degree from durham is worth so much more than from UEA and also there isn't a masive difference in the weather
i dont believe that at all uea is a really good uni!
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Go for Durham
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Durham - enuf said!
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As much as I enjoy/hate being a Durham fanboy, it doesn't matter how far away from home in terms of miles as it only takes a couple more hours to get into London from Durham than from Norwich.
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If the weather is really a factor, I have never been so cold in my life as I was at UEA last week!
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i dont believe that at all uea is a really good uni!
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No need to resort to namecalling, no ones saying UEA's a bad uni.. but Durham is more respected by employers. Obviously if you prefer the course and feel of UEA then you might get a better degree which would look better. All other things being equal though, Durham is rated better.
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I'm quite a university snob and I wouldn't class UEA as a bad uni. It has a really high reputation for individual subjects, such as English, but the OP isn't studying English, er, so, yeah...

To be honest, I think the course is one of the most important factors. At the end of the day, uni has a lot of perks, but you are going there to get a degree and getting that degree depends on you doing well in the course. And if you don't find it interesting, don't turn up for tutorials/lectures etc, it could be difficult to do well.

Whereas if you are motivated, enjoying the course, passionate about it, the chances are you will not only do well, but be generally happier as a result.

So, in that respect, I'd say Durham (if it is more attractive to you as a course).

You must also remember that Durham is fast becoming a top uni, or indeed, is a top uni, in Top 10s for most subjects now. It has a wonderful reputation and is much sought after.

However, from what I've been told, Durham is quite a quiet place, so it might well be that you’d be happier somewhere a bit more…sociable. Although I don’t know first hand.

And, yes, the weather is better in the UEA. But I’ll tell you where the weather is even better…Australia! That would be a big draw for me, definitely!

I empathise, anyway, I’m crap at decision making. But at the end of the day pick where you think you will be happiest, and not where you think prospective employers/your friends/family will like. At the end of the day if you’re not happy, life is ****.

(Pssst, Australia!!!!)
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Double post, sorry.
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