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    Just wondering how people measured different universities against each other! Was it the reputation, the course content or just ideal location?
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    I wanted a university with a good reputation, a nice course etc. But what it really came down to for me was where I thought I'd be happiest. You're there for a significant part of the next three years, so make sure you have the best chance at enjoying it.
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    I ranked my choices against each other based on; (in no particular order)
    - Location
    - Modules
    - Whether the uni has the societies I want to join
    - How prestigious *I* thought the uni's to be
    - Scholarships and/or Bursaries
    - % of students achieving 1st's and 2:1's

    I ranked them 1 - 5, then added the totals up. The one with the highest amount was the best one for me to go to. As it had more of what I wanted.

    As I'm studying Law, I took a look at lots of Law firms and took note of where the solicitors / barristers gained their degree's. I found most got degree's from higher uni's, which factored in to my decision too.
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    I based my original decision on the course first, the ranking of the uni, the social aspects and the housing.

    Then I bodged my A-levels and went wherever would take me
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    I ranked mine in terms of prestige of the university and social aspects. I also looked at where postgraduates received their undergraduate degrees from to see what universities thought of that institution. I also benefited from two other siblings going to university beforehand who were well informed on the situation!
 
 
 
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