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    Hello,

    I've received offers from all six places I've applied to (for philosophy) and I've got it down to two - Durham and Edinburgh. I'm just finding it rather difficult to choose between which one to pick. I've visited both, but am still rather uncertain. It's hard deciding between two of the loveliest cities in at least Europe.

    Durham has the course I think I'd prefer, and it seems to be a very good place for getting people involved in things, but at the same time it's awfully small and it seems like it could easily feel insular and cut off. I know Newcastle is round the corner, but it's hardly the same.

    Edinburgh on the other hand, is absolutely gorgeous and exciting and cosmopolitan and full of enough things to do that you could never be bored. I rather like the idea of four years there, but I'm not quite so sure the course is so spot on, although it seems to be good. It's also a lot more expensive - about £1500 more than Durham per year, at least in halls. The university is also on a much larger scale, 20000 as opposed to the collegiate system of about 600 people per college.

    What would you lot choose and why? What I'd really like is to go to Durham University in Edinburgh, but that's not possible.
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    Hello,

    I've received offers from all six places I've applied to (for philosophy) and I've got it down to two - Durham and Edinburgh. I'm just finding it rather difficult to choose between which one to pick. I've visited both, but am still rather uncertain. It's hard deciding between two of the loveliest cities in at least Europe.

    Durham has the course I think I'd prefer, and it seems to be a very good place for getting people involved in things, but at the same time it's awfully small and it seems like it could easily feel insular and cut off. I know Newcastle is round the corner, but it's hardly the same.

    Edinburgh on the other hand, is absolutely gorgeous and exciting and cosmopolitan and full of enough things to do that you could never be bored. I rather like the idea of four years there, but I'm not quite so sure the course is so spot on, although it seems to be good. It's also a lot more expensive - about £1500 more than Durham per year, at least in halls. The university is also on a much larger scale, 20000 as opposed to the collegiate system of about 600 people per college.

    What would you lot choose and why? What I'd really like is to go to Durham University in Edinburgh, but that's not possible.
    Go to durham! If the course is excatly what you want then ultimately that is the reason you are going to univeristy! As you've said, Newcastle is close by and I'm sure Durham can just be as exciting as Edingburgh! Plus think of the money you'll save! Then you won't have such a big student debt, which means in future years you may have more money and then can go and live in edingburgh when you can really afford it
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    (Original post by bananaman)
    Hello,

    I've received offers from all six places I've applied to (for philosophy) and I've got it down to two - Durham and Edinburgh. I'm just finding it rather difficult to choose between which one to pick. I've visited both, but am still rather uncertain. It's hard deciding between two of the loveliest cities in at least Europe.

    Durham has the course I think I'd prefer, and it seems to be a very good place for getting people involved in things, but at the same time it's awfully small and it seems like it could easily feel insular and cut off. I know Newcastle is round the corner, but it's hardly the same.

    Edinburgh on the other hand, is absolutely gorgeous and exciting and cosmopolitan and full of enough things to do that you could never be bored. I rather like the idea of four years there, but I'm not quite so sure the course is so spot on, although it seems to be good. It's also a lot more expensive - about £1500 more than Durham per year, at least in halls. The university is also on a much larger scale, 20000 as opposed to the collegiate system of about 600 people per college.

    What would you lot choose and why? What I'd really like is to go to Durham University in Edinburgh, but that's not possible.
    I wouldn't worry about Durham feeling small and insular. Remember, you'll be very busy most of the time.
 
 
 
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