Okay, we are getting there with progress and although Nottingham is an excellent school, the crime may be an issue for an 18 year old to be there. St. Andrews is too isolated, she does not fish, does not play golf and only one Starbuck's that just opened! So Edinburgh is in the lead, need more information on Exeter, Leeds and Glasgow. Exeter and Glasgow are rated most highly for major of psychology. I know she likes the balllet, nightlife and shopping of the larger cities of which worries her father! The remote area of Exeter may be nice and she loves the beach, in fact is at Long Beach Island as we speak. The weather is only a degree or two one way or another, not a huge difference. I do like the accomnadtion offered at both Exeter and Leeds better than Glasgow and Edinburgh but the last two have an excellent reputation as Science Research institutions and Glasgow offered to pay for her MA year. Leeds and Nottingham offered some scholarship monies of which I never heard of for overseas students. She also likes tennis and is a ballet dancer and into fashion but a bright girl, wants to be a psychologist with her own practice.
Thought I better warn Lisa's Mum about Glasgow - It has the highest knife crime in western Europe! Literally all of the gangs and criminals carry knifes in Glasgow, and it is a divided city between Celtic FC (Catholic) and Rangers FC (Protestant). Very dangerous place to be.
i wonder what its like compared to newyork
Exeter is a HELL of a lot warmer. Trust me.
edit: also, how can she be sure she would want to do an MA when she hasn't even started her degree yet?
Glasgow would be an MA by default, surely? As would Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Not sure what paying for the MA year means, unless you mean that they fund the fourth year fees wise? I think Edinburgh were going to pay for my fourth year if I went there because I'm English and would normally expect to pay for only three. Dunno if that really would've been the case though, heh.
I think knogle was joking, btw. Friendly anti Scottish rivalry. But Scotland's lovely, yes.
i wouldnt put scotland above the rest of the uk for education. it has a nice selection of great universities - but it doesnt have as many good universities as england, and you shouldnt ignore ireland or wales
As Blissy says, she should get her BA/Sc out of the way first!
As I said, Scotland awards MAs for undergrad degrees, but remember that's more tradition, and doesn't count as a postgrad degree.
I wouldn't worry about crime too much. Even in cities known for violent crime, you rarely see it. If she's up in New York without her mam, I'm sure she can cope and stay safe, not making herself a target. At the end of the day, crime can occur anywhere, especially in town on a night out. It'll be opportunists, so just make sure she knows how to not give them the opportunity.
i have to admit i get a hunch that st andrews and edinburgh are going to offer better courses in psychology. dont know about leeds much for psychology (apart from the fact that its the clearing house for clinical psychology), i know exeter is good but im not sure how good for psychology (they did have full funding to give psychology phd students and had good research and teaching scores). notts is supposed to be really good too - but i wouldnt like to live in glasgow or nottingham.
its still edinburgh! (or exeter because im biased)