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    So... I've applied to study [Multimedia] Journalism (P500) and have received offers from Stirling, Glasgow Cali, Robert Gordon and Edinburgh Napier (my 5th choice was Media & Comms @ GCU).

    I've got to the point where it is time to decide on my firm and insurance choices... I've ruled out Edinburgh Napier and Robert Gordon but I just can't choose between Glasgow Cali and Stirling!!

    I have been to both of the Universities ...(went to Stirling yesterday to try and help make my mind up but it has just made it a harder decision to make)... both have their pros and cons... But I just can't figure out where I want to go...

    HELP!!

    Oh and I should point out, I have just deferred my entry to 2014 rather than 2013 as I have been offered a Digital Creative Modern Apprenticeship in Edinburgh for 12 months (which I accepted )
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    I would strongly advise you to avoid anything at Caledonian that is not in Health Sciences or otherwise Biology based. Its kind of like Queen Margaret - Its basically an NHS training facility that has tacked on a further education college to make itself look more like a university. That's certainly the impression I get from my Dad who works there and people I know who have studied in their Engineering, Computing and Law departments.

    They get everyone a degree, for sure, but it is a truly terrible degree, as if they had a more sensible dropout rate, they would lose central government funding.

    Stirling I know next to nothing about, even though I live just down the road from it.

    Sorry if this sounds a little negative.
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    Haha the true thoughts are what I want!! :P Where about at the Uni does your dad work?
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    Well, he works in the Health Sciences department, so he could be a little biased... I basically only hear his rants. :P

    I would wait until other people respond though before you make a decision.

    Also, a Modern Apprenticeship is shaping up to be a far better qualification to have in that sort of industry than a degree. Just a thought.
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    Ahh I see... well I got a really good impression from the media/journalism part of the uni... plus another thing in my mind is that Glasgow is sort of a media hub for Scotland whilst Stirling... well it's quite rural really... Plus, Glasgow Cali's Journalism course is a bit more practical and hands on...

    But then Stirling has a top Journalism course in the country... the University itself is stunning and in a really nice rural location... but I also like the idea of city life... ARGHGHGHGH
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    God, do I know the ARGHGHGHGH feeling from when I went through UCAS...

    Sorry, not much else I can say. Try posting in the Caledonian and Stirling forums to see what they say?
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    Good idea! I'll do that - thanks!!
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    (Original post by DJRuairidh)
    Ahh I see... well I got a really good impression from the media/journalism part of the uni... plus another thing in my mind is that Glasgow is sort of a media hub for Scotland whilst Stirling... well it's quite rural really... Plus, Glasgow Cali's Journalism course is a bit more practical and hands on...

    But then Stirling has a top Journalism course in the country... the University itself is stunning and in a really nice rural location... but I also like the idea of city life... ARGHGHGHGH
    It sounds like you prefer Glasgow Cali. There you talk about the geographical links to the media, that you like the course and you like the city location. For Stirling all you've mentioned is that it has a well regarded journalism course... But that's no good if it isn't the right course for you. League tables and ranking mean very little which is why they fluctuate so much each year and they certainly aren't the thing you should base decisions on if there's more for you in terms of what you want at another university.
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    I see what you mean... but in terms of the campus, Stirling was much better, much bigger and seemed like a bigger community with lots within... Furthermore, the support network came across to be much stronger at Stirling... something they focused on more I suppose...

    Sooooo difficult... I don't think I have felt so pressured haha
 
 
 
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