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    Hi,

    yeah, just advice needed, or reassurance? I dunno...

    anyway, I've made my firm and insurance choices being Newcastle uni (firm) and Essex (insurance) but I feel like I've made a mistake? I really loved Essex, I liked the uni and the idea of starting a new life in a new city. But, mainly because of prestige, I firmed Newcastle.

    Like I still get accommodation at Newcastle (family moving down south, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten it) so in some ways I'll get the student experience. However, I feel like I won't get the full experience? I dunno, I just feel like I've shot myself in the foot.

    the main reason for this post is to see whether people think I made the right choice I guess? Like does the prestige of Newcastle outweigh the experience at Essex? I dunno, I just feel like I may have made a mistake....
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    Newcastle uni is known for its legendary night life, I'm pretty sure it was voted third best in the country last year 'for night life', and its cheap too.
    You made the right decision....
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    Generally, prestige doesn't matter. It depends on what you're studying, but I still don't think you made a mistake. Think of it this way. You were unsure and so you picked Newcastle over Essex. This was your initial response and decision. It's most likely that if you regret not choosing Essex that you'd also have regretted not taking Newcastle.

    The only bad thing I can think about within Newcastle is the accent Considering you already live there, that shouldn't be a problem. Seriously, Newcastle is meant to be great
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    You can always go on a long holiday or move to a new city later. If you do post grad you have the opportunity to move away then.

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    Essex is a cool city !!
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    (Original post by AdamskiUK)
    Generally, prestige doesn't matter. It depends on what you're studying, but I still don't think you made a mistake. Think of it this way. You were unsure and so you picked Newcastle over Essex. This was your initial response and decision. It's most likely that if you regret not choosing Essex that you'd also have regretted not taking Newcastle.

    The only bad thing I can think about within Newcastle is the accent Considering you already live there, that shouldn't be a problem. Seriously, Newcastle is meant to be great
    You're probably right, thank you! It took me ages too make the decision as my best friend is going to Essex whereas the rest of my mates are staying local; so it was weighing it up really.

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    You can always go on a long holiday or move to a new city later. If you do post grad you have the opportunity to move away then.

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    Yeah I suppose, I'm having to do post-grad anyway as I'm wanting to go into speech therapy.
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    (Original post by JordanC55)
    Hi,

    yeah, just advice needed, or reassurance? I dunno...

    anyway, I've made my firm and insurance choices being Newcastle uni (firm) and Essex (insurance) but I feel like I've made a mistake? I really loved Essex, I liked the uni and the idea of starting a new life in a new city. But, mainly because of prestige, I firmed Newcastle.

    Like I still get accommodation at Newcastle (family moving down south, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten it) so in some ways I'll get the student experience. However, I feel like I won't get the full experience? I dunno, I just feel like I've shot myself in the foot.

    the main reason for this post is to see whether people think I made the right choice I guess? Like does the prestige of Newcastle outweigh the experience at Essex? I dunno, I just feel like I may have made a mistake....
    hey! im in a similar position to you, (except I firmed essex and i applied for UCL) everyone thought i was mad turning down an offer from UCL for Essex but you have to go along with the place that you feel is right!

    UCL was ok, i mean i could go there, but there was something about Essex which i just loved!

    go with your heart not prestige!
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    (Original post by foodnom)
    hey! im in a similar position to you, (except I firmed essex and i applied for UCL) everyone thought i was mad turning down an offer from UCL for Essex but you have to go along with the place that you feel is right!

    UCL was ok, i mean i could go there, but there was something about Essex which i just loved!

    go with your heart not prestige!
    I've been there too...Firmed York over Imperial College London because of the course content. Surprisingly, even though I had doubts before firming it, I haven't regretted it since
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    I don't know why but randomly " The Only Way Is Essex" came to mind lol
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    Exactly the same here!

    Kingston lost out to DMU - If it doesn't feel right, it doesn't feel right, at the end of the day, it's the same qualification!

    Prestige counts for jack sh!t once you've got your degree
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    (Original post by SakuraBlossom)
    I've been there too...Firmed York over Imperial College London because of the course content. Surprisingly, even though I had doubts before firming it, I haven't regretted it since
    Wow. Surprised to hear that since I'm currently having a great difficulty between York and Nottingham.


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    (Original post by Prospective UK)
    Wow. Surprised to hear that since I'm currently having a great difficulty between York and Nottingham.


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    I know it seems crazy, but the modules from Imperial's course appeared very limiting to me, and try as I might, I couldn't seem to get excited about studying them...
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    (Original post by SakuraBlossom)
    I know it seems crazy, but the modules from Imperial's course appeared very limiting to me, and try as I might, I couldn't seem to get excited about studying them...
    I understand your point. Sometimes it's quite hard to find the right place for the right people since there are a lot of factors involved. ^_^


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