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    I just received my A level results and I got accepted into Brunel Anthropology with Professional Development and Westminster Spanish and Linguistics. Over the summer I thought that getting into Brunel was a myth so I started planning a teaching route and actually enjoyed the idea of going Westminster and then do a PGCE for teaching Spanish and a secondary school but things have changed now, I got accepted into both unis and have til 1pm tomorrow to decide. What should I do? I'm really confused. Brunel is such a good uni, Westminster...not so much but they do the course that will guide me into teaching Spanish. URGENT HELP PLEASE.
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    Well, I can't speak about your courses but I looked at Brunel and Westminster for history and chose Westminster.

    Brunel seems good but its location in Uxbridge seemed really far out of London on the Met line whereas Westminster have some central campuses. I didn't want to move from my nice part of Yorkshire to suburbia. If location is important to you then Westminster probably wins hands down.
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    Just checked your course at Westminster and it appears to be taught at Regents campus (my future campus) just off Oxford Street. Maybe the best uni location in the country.
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    These are very different courses, I would say forget about how good the uni is and think about the subjects. Don't do anthropology just because of Brunel but ask yourself why you applied for that course in the first place? Was it your dream course? Is it still? If you feel more strongly about being a Spanish teacher now you have done the research and planned for it then go with that!
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    (Original post by devils_nose)
    These are very different courses, I would say forget about how good the uni is and think about the subjects. Don't do anthropology just because of Brunel but ask yourself why you applied for that course in the first place? Was it your dream course? Is it still? If you feel more strongly about being a Spanish teacher now you have done the research and planned for it then go with that!
    I know, I know...my interest for Anthropology is slacking and I know the career prospects are super slim. At first I wanted to go soooo badly but now the only thing drawing me to Brunel is the high academic reputation. I just hope I don't regret whichever choice.
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    (Original post by FabiusMaximus)
    Just checked your course at Westminster and it appears to be taught at Regents campus (my future campus) just off Oxford Street. Maybe the best uni location in the country.
    I might see you there!
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    Well, I can tell from experience that going to a Uni with better reputation is not always the best choice. Ok you have reputation but when you leave the uni the only things that counts is your knowledge and enthusiasm towards the job. Even the good grades give you only a starting point to get into the graduate training sheme etc. and does not count later. I am a current graduate and know this from experience.

    Because of this I would advise siting in a quiet room and relaxing and thinking which one you want to do for the next years at college/uni and then for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week to get money for food etc.

    Even if you think that you have slim chances in succeeding in sth that might not be true. Everything depends how much you want it and how much you are willing to do to make it happen.
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    Westminster gets great NSS scores for its Linguistics Dept even though it's not a top ranked uni.
    But the best advice is to do the course you really want to do!
    Good luck !
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    I am a postgrad student at Brunel (not in Anthropology) however I have worked closely with the department from time to time. It is true that to pursue the course you really love is most important. I would say though that Anthropology is highly employable and can offer a number of rewarding opportunities. Furthermore at Brunel they encourage students and help them to do field work overseas. I will post some links to some videos of students who have done work placements etc...and it is probably best to mention that Anthropology at Brunel was ranked number 1 for student satisfaction. http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sss/anthropo...ents/ne_321148 here are some videos of students who completed work placements http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sss/anthropo...ork-placements of course University is 3/4 years of your life so choose which one you'll feel most comfortable.

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    (Original post by Svanevit)
    Well, I can tell from experience that going to a Uni with better reputation is not always the best choice. Ok you have reputation but when you leave the uni the only things that counts is your knowledge and enthusiasm towards the job. Even the good grades give you only a starting point to get into the graduate training sheme etc. and does not count later. I am a current graduate and know this from experience.

    Because of this I would advise siting in a quiet room and relaxing and thinking which one you want to do for the next years at college/uni and then for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week to get money for food etc.

    Even if you think that you have slim chances in succeeding in sth that might not be true. Everything depends how much you want it and how much you are willing to do to make it happen.

    Thank you so much for your advice
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    (Original post by Katie_H123)
    Westminster gets great NSS scores for its Linguistics Dept even though it's not a top ranked uni.
    But the best advice is to do the course you really want to do!
    Good luck !
    Awww that's greatttttt, thank you!
 
 
 
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