I've been accepted to the university of Nottingham to study Politics and International Relations with German. Went for an open day and looked around the city and while I definitely liked it; I didn't love it. On one page it states that it's top 1% of unis in the world and it's very sought after by employers. On the other it states that Nottingham political graduates are finding it less easy to find work, esp in the public sector, after the financial crisis, with average graduate salaries of £20,000, but many as low as £10,000. That's really not good.
I have also won a place at University of Kent, which I like the feel/atmosphere of more (especially the town - I'm from Chester and the historical beauty reminded me of it) and it seems a bit more inclusive/less elitist. I think I'd feel happier there.
However, many people have warned me I'd be crazy to choose Kent over Nottingham.
My future is important to me, so if the difference between getting an excellent job and an OK job was that marked, I'd possibly go for Nottingham.
Therefore, my question is, is having a degree from Nottingham worth it considering I'm taking Politics and International Relations with German?
Does my subject cancel out any advantages of studying at a high-ranking university?
Feedback much appreciated .
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