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    Which will be better, nottingham or edinburgh? I am an international student, so can't really visit the universities or anything. The course I am doing is Economics for which I have been told that nottingham is better but then edinburgh is considered more prestigious and it seems to be a better city. Can anyone please guide me especially about the student life and nightlife in the two cities? I need to make the decision fast as I need to apply for my visa too. Thanks in advance!

    Bw I got a 2000 pound scholarship from Nottingham but its only for the first year. Nor do I mind the four year course of Edinburgh. My A Level results are AABB.
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    (Original post by ShadowPenn)
    Which will be better, nottingham or edinburgh? I am an international student, so can't really visit the universities or anything. The course I am doing is Economics for which I have been told that nottingham is better but then edinburgh is considered more prestigious and it seems to be a better city. Can anyone please guide me especially about the student life and nightlife in the two cities? I need to make the decision fast as I need to apply for my visa too. Thanks in advance!

    Bw I got a 2000 pound scholarship from Nottingham but its only for the first year. Nor do I mind the four year course of Edinburgh. My A Level results are AABB.
    I'd suggest you think about what 'better' really means to you. Course content? Employment prospects? Contacts with the industry/networking opportunities? Student Satisfaction?

    If you want to find out about student life in those two unis, check out the uni-specific sites in this forum - there'll be plenty of information there.
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    (Original post by ShadowPenn)
    Which will be better, nottingham or edinburgh? I am an international student, so can't really visit the universities or anything. The course I am doing is Economics for which I have been told that nottingham is better but then edinburgh is considered more prestigious and it seems to be a better city. Can anyone please guide me especially about the student life and nightlife in the two cities? I need to make the decision fast as I need to apply for my visa too. Thanks in advance!

    Bw I got a 2000 pound scholarship from Nottingham but its only for the first year. Nor do I mind the four year course of Edinburgh. My A Level results are AABB.
    I would also suggest reading the reviews on whatuni.com

    You can filter by course and read good and bad.


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    (Original post by ShadowPenn)
    Which will be better, nottingham or edinburgh? I am an international student, so can't really visit the universities or anything. The course I am doing is Economics for which I have been told that nottingham is better but then edinburgh is considered more prestigious and it seems to be a better city. Can anyone please guide me especially about the student life and nightlife in the two cities? I need to make the decision fast as I need to apply for my visa too. Thanks in advance!

    Bw I got a 2000 pound scholarship from Nottingham but its only for the first year. Nor do I mind the four year course of Edinburgh. My A Level results are AABB.
    Nottingham has a great reputation (though may not be for Eco)
    The city is vibrant and is a real "student city" because of the 2 universities
    It is central England with an excellent travel network (M1 airport etc)

    I do not know much about Edinburgh
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    I went to Nottingham and really did not like it. Its because the business and economics school are on a separate campus AWAY from the main campus, and it is very small and secluded with its own small sport centers, cafe, etc. It just did not seem right. The accommodation seemed very average there as well. It depends, if you don't want to be around 1000's of people all the time, then it might be for you.
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    (Original post by Jamiepvfc)
    I went to Nottingham and really did not like it. Its because the business and economics school are on a separate campus AWAY from the main campus, and it is very small and secluded with its own small sport centers, cafe, etc. It just did not seem right. The accommodation seemed very average there as well. It depends, if you don't want to be around 1000's of people all the time, then it might be for you.

    Are you sure about that? Cause I heard the school of economics is on university park, which is the main campus.
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    (Original post by ShadowPenn)
    Are you sure about that? Cause I heard the school of economics is on university park, which is the main campus.
    Business is on the Jubilee campus

    Economics is on the main campus
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    (Original post by Minerva)
    I'd suggest you think about what 'better' really means to you. Course content? Employment prospects? Contacts with the industry/networking opportunities? Student Satisfaction?

    If you want to find out about student life in those two unis, check out the uni-specific sites in this forum - there'll be plenty of information there.
    The latter three. Course content wise I was initially leaning towards Nottingham but now after looking at both again, they seem on par. Would like to work in the UK for some time before heading back to my own country. And I might want to have a career in IB, I know that both are outside the top 5 but with which would I have a greater chance assuming I get a 1st along with good eca?
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    (Original post by ShadowPenn)
    The latter three. Course content wise I was initially leaning towards Nottingham but now after looking at both again, they seem on par. Would like to work in the UK for some time before heading back to my own country. And I might want to have a career in IB, I know that both are outside the top 5 but with which would I have a greater chance assuming I get a 1st along with good eca?
    If you get those which university it was won't matter very much. Edinburgh might have the edge, possibly, but I have no evidence for that whatsoever!
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    Sorry maybe I'm getting confused :P I liked the students union and the parks surrounding it, but I think Edinburgh has the edge
 
 
 
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