I've heard back from all my unis but I now have to decide between Birmingham and Bristol for medicine. I love the campus at Birmingham and all the communal spaces in the medical school - cafeteria, common room, big working area in the library - as I think it would be really easy to meet people and make friends, particularly with other medical students.
However Bristol as a city seems much nicer. I'm not really that wowed by the med school at Bristol but in terms of where I'll be living for the next 7 years or so it seems sensible to put Bristol.
(Also, this is a really minor detail but on the Bristol open day we didn't really get to see much of the medical school - is there a library where we can go to work actually in the medical school at Bristol or do you have to trek back to accommodation for somewhere to study? It's just I know at Birmingham there's a massive area with work spaces open like nearly all night.)
Just wondering what all your thoughts are? Thank you in advance
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- Thread Starter
- 13-04-2013 08:51
- 13-04-2013 09:07
I'm in the same position - deciding between Bristol, B'ham and Leeds and would have been very happy to go to any of them. I went for Bristol in the end as liked the City much more, but agree that B'ham campus is really nice. I also like the area around Bristol. I know it shouldn't be a factor, but I don't know anyone that applied for B'ham for anything other than medicine - whereas I know loads of people that want to go to Bristol.
- 13-04-2013 09:18
Bristol med school has a library too. Suprised they didn't show you - its all brand new
- 13-04-2013 09:22
I studied at the Uni of B'ham for a term and the social side is AWESOME; I made a lot of new friends and I'm still in touch with them, the campus is great and the Medical School has a good reputation.
Bristol Med School is very good as well but Bristol is not a campus university I think....anyway Bristol as a city is much nicer than Birmingham, in Birmingham there are some very dodgy boroughs and apart from the very modern city centre, the rest of the city is not so nice...
I think both B'ham and Bristol uni are very good and whatever you decide you'll have a positive experience