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    I've applied to study English at uni, and can't decide between Exeter and UCL as my firm choice
    UCL is more prestigious, but I prefer the campus of Exeter, any advice would be greatly appreciated
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    Well if you'd prefer to spend the next 3+ years somewhere, surely you'd choose to firm that?

    Also, what are the offers from each?
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    Exeter - A*AA
    UCL - AAA and a pass in my EPQ
    That's true, although it's also the graduate employment rates and stuff of UCL that's making me unsure...
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    (Original post by NosieRolan)
    Exeter - A*AA
    UCL - AAA and a pass in my EPQ
    That's true, although it's also the graduate employment rates and stuff of UCL that's making me unsure...
    Where do you think you'll be happier? Both are good universities, so prestigious-ness? Should play a smaller part.

    Plus it makes sense from the offers to firm Exeter right?
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    UCL - i live in london and went to exeter but dropped out. Its sloaney - everyone is white, dresses the same (ok i dress similar too), had signet rings with the family crest, a tonne of money, conservative viewpoints - I know im being stereotypical but exeter really played up to its stereotype. I did have a tonne of amazing friends but i found my course a bit rubbish too so that was another reason.
    I missed london with all its quirks and mix of people and potential for wierd nights out in dalston:P The campus was pretty and my friends were lovely but I got sick of it. If you prefer one of the courses then go with that but if you're completely torn I would go with UCL in a heartbeat as its also very highly regarded for its research and has been high in the tables for much longer than exeter.
    Thats my opinion - either one would get you a great degree
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    I'd recommend UCL. The entry requirements for your course are lower and it's more prestigious, so when it comes to jib hunting, having a degree from UCL will definitely put you in for a better chance.
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    (Original post by NosieRolan)
    I've applied to study English at uni, and can't decide between Exeter and UCL as my firm choice
    UCL is more prestigious, but I prefer the campus of Exeter, any advice would be greatly appreciated
    Wouldn't it make more sense for you to make Exeter your firm choice as it has the higher entry requirements, that way if you don't get the grades, you still have UCL to fall back on, if you choose UCL and don't get the grades then you can't fall back on Exeter.

    I personally live in the Exeter area, and I play netball at the Uni once a week, i've also been on a brief tour whilst I was taking part in a chemistry event. I think that it seems like a nice place to go to, and i'd be considering it for one of my options if it wasn't so close. They're both really good universities, AND they're both Russell group unis, so really UCL isn't any more prestigious, it's just more people will have heard of it. A good degree from a russell group university is a good degree, it doesn't matter whether it's Exeter or UCL.

    Take everything into consideration - there's living costs, which are considerably higher in London, there's what the surrounding area is like, in Exeter, you're one train ride away from the beach, but in London there's a lot more to do, the shops are better and there are more activities on offer, look at the Cities, not just the Uni's as you need to choose somewhere you will be happy with spending a minimum of 3 years at!

    Hope this helps, and good luck! <3
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    (Original post by wendyparrish)
    Wouldn't it make more sense for you to make Exeter your firm choice as it has the higher entry requirements, that way if you don't get the grades, you still have UCL to fall back on, if you choose UCL and don't get the grades then you can't fall back on Exeter.

    I personally live in the Exeter area, and I play netball at the Uni once a week, i've also been on a brief tour whilst I was taking part in a chemistry event. I think that it seems like a nice place to go to, and i'd be considering it for one of my options if it wasn't so close. They're both really good universities, AND they're both Russell group unis, so really UCL isn't any more prestigious, it's just more people will have heard of it. A good degree from a russell group university is a good degree, it doesn't matter whether it's Exeter or UCL.

    Take everything into consideration - there's living costs, which are considerably higher in London, there's what the surrounding area is like, in Exeter, you're one train ride away from the beach, but in London there's a lot more to do, the shops are better and there are more activities on offer, look at the Cities, not just the Uni's as you need to choose somewhere you will be happy with spending a minimum of 3 years at!

    Hope this helps, and good luck! <3
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    What about if she prefers UCL?

    If she makes the UCL grades then fallback options don't matter.

    If she doesn't make the UCL grades then she has lost.
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    (Original post by LutherVan)
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    What about if she prefers UCL?

    If she makes the UCL grades then fallback options don't matter.

    If she doesn't make the UCL grades then she has lost.

    This. I really wouldn't base any decision on the offers, as it should be about where you want to go. The risk factor doesn't even come into consideration when you think about it, as if you were to miss the grades for both Exeter and UCL, you'd lose your place at both in any case, no matter which was firmed or insured.

    Also, being part of the Russell Group does not automatically make these unis equal in terms of prestige; Queen's Uni is in the Russell Group, but would not be considered to be on the same level as UCL. Nor does being part of that group make these unis automatically more prestigious than others - neither Bath nor Loughborough are in the Russell Group for instance.
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    Flying the flag for UCL.Top rate English department - I've loved it. ask any questions if you want.
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    English department at UCL is amazing and theyve given you a lower offer than Exeter have. I'd definitely go to UCL.

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    (Original post by fjoanne99)
    UCL - i... went to exeter but dropped out. Its sloaney - everyone is white
    Those bloody white people! They're everywhere in Britain!
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    (Original post by Mathaddict)
    Also, being part of the Russell Group does not automatically make these unis equal in terms of prestige; Queen's Uni is in the Russell Group, but would not be considered to be on the same level as UCL.
    Not equal according to whom?
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    (Original post by phantasmagorical)
    Those bloody white people! They're everywhere in Britain!
    yeswhats with that? sick of it. i may move.
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    Exeter Uni campus is really nice, and a really good uni. but on an open day they all had signet rings with family crests. like loads of them. apparently they are from www.signetsandcyphers.com
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