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    Okay, so I've had all my decisions back for uni. I want to study German and have had offers from Oxford, Leeds, Sheffield and Exeter. I know that I'm going to firm Oxford and need AAA to get in. I should be able to manage it. Though my dilemma is what to put as a backup...

    I live in Leeds and really like the uni, I met some nice people and need ABB to get in, but I would like to spread my wings. Sheffield was also good and the same grades to get in. I went to Exeter yesterday and the uni was beautiful hands the course was good. But the other applicants seemed a little awkward and a bit snobby (just to deter comment, Oxford wasn't like this at all), which made me a little discomforted.

    As it's likely to be my insurance choice, which one should I choose and why?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Joey222)
    Okay, so I've had all my decisions back for uni. I want to study German and have had offers from Oxford, Leeds, Sheffield and Exeter. I know that I'm going to firm Oxford and need AAA to get in. I should be able to manage it. Though my dilemma is what to put as a backup...

    I live in Leeds and really like the uni, I met some nice people and need ABB to get in, but I would like to spread my wings. Sheffield was also good and the same grades to get in. I went to Exeter yesterday and the uni was beautiful hands the course was good. But the other applicants seemed a little awkward and a bit snobby (just to deter comment, Oxford wasn't like this at all), which made me a little discomforted.

    As it's likely to be my insurance choice, which one should I choose and why?

    Thanks
    Exeter is further to travel from Leeds if you get homesick or just want to visit home on a odd weekend/special occasions, but on the whole it has the best overall 'reputation' according to league tables.

    Sheffield would be cheaper to live in than Exeter which I hear is quite expensive, but both are hilly.

    Sheffield has undoubtedly better nightlife but if you like the course at Exeter best that's where you should go in my opinion as we are pay £9,000 a year now
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    (Original post by Joey222)
    Okay, so I've had all my decisions back for uni. I want to study German and have had offers from Oxford, Leeds, Sheffield and Exeter. I know that I'm going to firm Oxford and need AAA to get in. I should be able to manage it. Though my dilemma is what to put as a backup...

    I live in Leeds and really like the uni, I met some nice people and need ABB to get in, but I would like to spread my wings. Sheffield was also good and the same grades to get in. I went to Exeter yesterday and the uni was beautiful hands the course was good. But the other applicants seemed a little awkward and a bit snobby (just to deter comment, Oxford wasn't like this at all), which made me a little discomforted.

    As it's likely to be my insurance choice, which one should I choose and why?

    Thanks
    Congrats on all your offers! I was at Exeter for German and Russian yesterday and I came to the same conclusion as you with regards to the people and personally it hasn't deterred me from wanting to go there and it will most likely be my firm choice. The best thing to do would be to make a list of pros and cons for each university and go from there good luck


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