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    Hey so i've applied for BA History and I've got all my offers and I can't decide wether I should go to Nottingham or Southampton (If I get the grades obviously)

    Both universities are obviously good since they're russel group but which one is best for my degree?? Because I'm doing History there's no direct career path unlike dentistry etc so which one has better job prospectus??
    please help me i'm so stuck atm!!! My parents want me to go Southampton because I live in London and it's about an hour drive.. whereas Nottingham is a good 2hr30minutes.
    Thanks alot guys
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    (Original post by Pizzle)
    Hey so i've applied for BA History and I've got all my offers and I can't decide wether I should go to Nottingham or Southampton (If I get the grades obviously)

    Both universities are obviously good since they're russel group but which one is best for my degree?? Because I'm doing History there's no direct career path unlike dentistry etc so which one has better job prospectus??
    please help me i'm so stuck atm!!! My parents want me to go Southampton because I live in London and it's about an hour drive.. whereas Nottingham is a good 2hr30minutes.
    Thanks alot guys
    They are of very similar standing and neither has better job prospects than the other - simple truth.

    As for your parents' preference, it is one of the more ridiculous reasons to choose a university I have heard of. How often are they or you going to make the journey? Does it really matter?

    Look through each course carefully and imagine which module you would choose each term/semester. Look at whether one of them has compulsory modules that you like/dislike. Does one insist on you taking modules from time periods in which you aren't interested? Does either of them specialise in topics you like? If you see a pattern, choose the one that suits you best.
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    Read the course descriptions carefully. Look at the unit/options in each of the three years. You need to think about what *sort* of history interests you and the way you want to study it.

    Do not get hung up on Russell Group and 'prestige'. This counts for the sum total of zero if you get there and hate the course. Both these Unis are 'good' Unis and a good degree from either of them will be worth having.

    Job prospects - this will depend entirely on what class of degree you get (how much work you do at Uni) and what else you do at Uni besides study. You need to start filling up your CV with relevant work experience, outside interests and voluntary work etc from the start. Just having a pretty piece of paper will not be enough in today's job market, whatever Uni you go to.
 
 
 
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