I have had an offer for Cardiff Medical School but also Leeds too.
My initial gut feeling was to go to Cardiff because I like the look of the course, city and the newly built Cochrane building etc
However I was looking at the league tables and Cardiff comes consistently significantly lower, especially in student satisfaction!
Should I be worried about this? Cardiff is having a completely new course in the 2013 academic year (C21 course) which means this could all change, but I don't know whether to take the risk.
is there any current cardiff medical students that could shed a light on their opinions of the medical school?
also what are the advantages and disadvantages of Leeds medical school?
Cardiff Vs Leeds (Medical School) Watch
- Thread Starter
- 17-04-2013 21:51
- 18-04-2013 08:17
I thought the same thing last year, and I came across this wonderful post that changed my mind:
From personal experience, I can say that I haven't been dissatisfied since coming to Cardiff. I'm only in first year, so I don't have as much experience to look back on, but friends in third/fourth/fifth year have always said that they were happy they chose Cardiff. I'm not saying the medical school is perfect by any means, but I can't say there's anything I find I am particularly dissatisfied with of the medical school or its course either.
I've found that if you do have any sort of problem, the feedback is brilliant. If you're not satisfied with certain aspects of the course, there are panel reps who will bring up the topic with the lecturers, who are normally quite open minded and willing to listen to suggestions for improvement. Everyone is willing to help you out, and I was quite surprised at how friendly everyone was here.Last edited by Angury; 18-04-2013 at 08:28.
- Thread Starter
- 18-04-2013 19:50
Thankyou ! Have you any thoughts on the new C21 course? Also what do you think about the placements all over Wales (that's the only other thing I am a bit apprehensive about)?