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    Hi guys, I am a student who is very undecisive with his offer.

    To begin with I am italian and I applied through UCAS to 5 universities, getting 2 offers from University of Manchester and University of Kent.

    In my country I have also applied to Universita Bocconi and I got a place there too.

    At Manchester's uni my course is: Economics and Philosophy, at Kent it's Economics and Business and at Bocconi it's International Economics Finance and management, in english despite I am italian.

    So... I know that my level of english should be improved and so studying abroad is the best choice, but in some rankings like QS Bocconi is very well place. I also know that study in Italy in a course in English is not very good.

    My question is... In UK which university of my three choice is more important and recognised by employers or by other universities for a postgraduate degree? PLEASE HELP ME
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    Hi Jack 3v,

    Sorry to hear you're having trouble making a decison. I can't tell you who to pick but I can give you some information about Kent and hopefully you can go from there to make an informed decision.

    So let's start with jobs after you graduate...Kent graduates have excellent career prospects around the world, and graduate starting salaries are within the top 20% in the UK.

    We offer a lot of support so that when you leave university, you don't just have a degree, you have a whole range of skills that employers find attractive. There are teams of people at Kent employed to help you with your CV, interview skills, volunteering opportunities, part-time work, clubs and societies, the list is endless.
    If you follow this link http://www.kent.ac.uk/economics/unde...oyability.html it tells you exactly what the School of Economics has to offer you in terms of making you more employable after graduation.

    And like you said, if you want to improve your english, there's no better place to be than England! Many of our overseas students find that they become fluent very quickly after making friends.

    Here is a link to a couple of student testimonials, these students in particular are also from Italy, you can see why they chose Kent and how they found their time here: http://www.kent.ac.uk/internationals...timonials.html

    I hope this helps and good luck with your decision,


    Hi Jack3v,

    You've definitely got a difficult choice on your hands! I did an English course in a non-English speaking country quite a few years ago, and my experience was that the professors could not speak English to a high enough level to teach in, and as a result, they would fall back into their native language a lot.

    That won't be a problem for you, because you speak Italian, so you'd understand them if they stopped speaking English but it could mean that your English wouldn't improve.

    Choosing between Kent and Manchester is difficult too! Not only do you need to choose between Universities, but you also need to choose between cities.

    The University of Kent is ranked #22 while Machester University is ranked #41. - So Kent is considered to be a better university. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...gue-table-2013

    In terms of cities, I work in Canterbury and love it here. It's full of history and beautiful buildings. It's close to London - you'd have access to cheap flights back to Italy for holidays. It's big enough to have everything you need, but small enough that you can quite quickly become a local
    My experience with Manchester is that it's a bit cheaper, which is good for a student on a budget, although accommodation costs for halls are roughly the same. The city is a lot bigger than Canterbury, which in my opinion is a down side, but some people really like that!

    At the end of the day, the decision is yours, but I hope that my (biased) advice helped you in your decision
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