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    Go to London south bank Uni and stay at halls
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    Go to a better london uni but no halls.. shared house?
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    Go to Brighton and stay in a shared house
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    Hello! I basically was in idiot and applied for the wrong courses, i got unconditional offers for both. My firm was for brighton but the halls and campus are in hastings, not brighton. My insurance was London south bank, the halls and campus are in the centre of london so perfect in that sense, but i didn't realise until now how bad the reviews are. Its almost at the bottom of the league table and i'm terrified it's going to be awful. Some newspapers calling it 'the worst uni in the country'. However its location its perfect and i've got a place in halls there. Im worried if i went there, despite how well i did in my degree it won't be seen very highly because its from that university. Also im worried who i'll be going with, for clearing the grades to get onto my course are now only CD!!! You don't even need 3 A levels.. im literally going to be with morons on my course i'm really scared.

    But apart of me tells me uni is what you make of it, and do i really care that much about the value of my degree.. a big part of me going uni is to move out from home and experience living in a new city and having that uni experience. But if i don't enjoy my course will it ruin my experience anyway, and its not really worth all that money for a degree people will look down upon? or do employers really even care?

    My other options are:

    Option No 1.
    Go to a better uni in london through clearing, but the ones i've spoke to so far who have said they would give me a place haven't got places in halls. I have more to call but its so late now i 100 percent wont get a place in halls. All the affordable private halls in london appear to be fully booked. So i basically cant live in halls unless i go to south bank i dont want to miss out on halls first year. but is living in a shared house in London and going to a better uni, a better option than london south bank?

    Option No 2.
    Brighton have offered me a course which is at the brighton campus BUT no places in halls. They have lots of help on finding you a house with other people who cant live in halls first year. Should i go for this??

    Please give me your opinions! I've totally messed it up, im 20 in august so i feel i cant take a gap year and try do it right next year or i'll be too old. Or would you suggest doing this instead depsite my age?
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    You haven't actually mentioned the courses? Are they what you want to do? If not, don't go to either. There no point wasting money on a degree you don't want to do.
    However, my vote is for Brighton if you like the course there.
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    (Original post by elsquamberlini)
    Hello! I basically was in idiot and applied for the wrong courses, i got unconditional offers for both. My firm was for brighton but the halls and campus are in hastings, not brighton. My insurance was London south bank, the halls and campus are in the centre of london so perfect in that sense, but i didn't realise until now how bad the reviews are. Its almost at the bottom of the league table and i'm terrified it's going to be awful. Some newspapers calling it 'the worst uni in the country'. However its location its perfect and i've got a place in halls there. Im worried if i went there, despite how well i did in my degree it won't be seen very highly because its from that university. Also im worried who i'll be going with, for clearing the grades to get onto my course are now only CD!!! You don't even need 3 A levels.. im literally going to be with morons on my course i'm really scared.

    But apart of me tells me uni is what you make of it, and do i really care that much about the value of my degree.. a big part of me going uni is to move out from home and experience living in a new city and having that uni experience. But if i don't enjoy my course will it ruin my experience anyway, and its not really worth all that money for a degree people will look down upon? or do employers really even care?

    My other options are:

    Option No 1.
    Go to a better uni in london through clearing, but the ones i've spoke to so far who have said they would give me a place haven't got places in halls. I have more to call but its so late now i 100 percent wont get a place in halls. All the affordable private halls in london appear to be fully booked. So i basically cant live in halls unless i go to south bank i dont want to miss out on halls first year. but is living in a shared house in London and going to a better uni, a better option than london south bank?

    Option No 2.
    Brighton have offered me a course which is at the brighton campus BUT no places in halls. They have lots of help on finding you a house with other people who cant live in halls first year. Should i go for this??

    Please give me your opinions! I've totally messed it up, im 20 in august so i feel i cant take a gap year and try do it right next year or i'll be too old. Or would you suggest doing this instead depsite my age?

    Your original question was location or course to which the answer is do the best course for you

    Your post asks about halls or not to which the answer is do the best course for you

    Accommodation should not be part of the decision given your circumstances

    I would say Not SB as you have such a negative view
 
 
 
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