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    I've seen some threads similar to this but just wanted to get some advice from my own perspective as mine's a little more complicated.
    I have 5 offers and I'm really happy about that but due to my confused predicted grades (which are equivalent to 3 As), I applied for a variety of courses. Am now in a pickle.
    Do I firm Warwick for History and Sociology, which I'm more likely to achieve and has a great reputation?
    Or do I firm Newcastle for straight History, which is a bit of a long shot but I love History, the Uni also has a good reputation.
    I'm also confused about whether a combined / joint honours degree is less well regarded than most?
    Any advice would be much appreciated!!
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    What do you want to do with your History degree at the end?
    To be honest, both have a reasonably equal footing in the prestige department. You'll also learn that prestige matters little once you leave Uni. League tables are only to build the ego of already big headed 18 year olds.

    Go for the one you're more likely to enjoy, it's three years of your life after all.
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    I think that's what I need to decide, if I do straight History I think I'd like to carry on with education and do a postgrad of some kind. If I did the combined, I'd be more likely to try and go straight into work, maybe publishing or something but I'm not sure!
    Thanks for your help I think I'll go for Newcastle
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    Always go with prestige, and international name recognition is beneficial these days too. Not that Warwick or Newcastle are know outside of the UK.
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    (Original post by jnkesd)
    Always go with prestige, and international name recognition is beneficial these days too. Not that Warwick or Newcastle are know outside of the UK.
    Aha thanks for that :L Very useful
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    (Original post by jnkesd)
    Always go with prestige, and international name recognition is beneficial these days too. Not that Warwick or Newcastle are know outside of the UK.
    Incredibly snobby and untrue.

    Surely it would only make sense to do the degree that you prefer? Imagine if you picked Warwick simply based on its reputation and you hated Warwick and the course? You'd have ruined your university experience then!

    By the sounds of things you much prefer History and going by the entry requirements at Newcastle it seems like its a good university, so I'd say Newcastle.

    Best of luck though for whichever you choose!
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    (Original post by JA1994)
    Incredibly snobby and untrue.
    I'm glad!
    I know that's what I keep worrying about, I'd really kick myself if I didn't enjoy the degree. I'm going to firm Newcastle and just work really hard to get the grades! Just keep thinking my teachers wouldn't have predicted them if they weren't achievable
    Thank you for your help!
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    (Original post by elwatson2)
    I've seen some threads similar to this but just wanted to get some advice from my own perspective as mine's a little more complicated.
    I have 5 offers and I'm really happy about that but due to my confused predicted grades (which are equivalent to 3 As), I applied for a variety of courses. Am now in a pickle.
    Do I firm Warwick for History and Sociology, which I'm more likely to achieve and has a great reputation?
    Or do I firm Newcastle for straight History, which is a bit of a long shot but I love History, the Uni also has a good reputation.
    I'm also confused about whether a combined / joint honours degree is less well regarded than most?
    Any advice would be much appreciated!!
    Go with Newcastle. You're likely to do better if you actually enjoy the course, rather than just having gone there for prestige
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    Do what you enjoy most! I mean is it more important that you get a career out of it that you will enjoy or that people will look up to you?
 
 
 
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