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    I've received unconditional offers for undergratuade courses at York (Biology) and Exeter (Biological Sciences); both courses have a year in industry and I'm finding it difficult to choose between them. The rankings tend to place York above Exeter, but Exeter also seems to be making an effort to improve; my original intention had been to go for York, but when I visited Exeter I left with a more positive impression. Overall the surroundings seemed a bit nicer and there was mention of ways in which careers loosely related to biology could be supported, but Exeter may have simply had a nicer open day...

    I'd appreciate it if a bio student could give some input:

    How useful is the general/academic support you get?
    Is there a lot of smoking (I'm asthmatic) and what's the attitude regarding that sort of issue?
    Are there nice places to study outside (and will that be where everyone goes to smoke)?
    I've heard that lectures are recorded in both universities; does this include all lectures/years or do only a few lecturers do it?
    Are there any problems with the research facilities?

    I'm not concerned about things like the night life, but any other notworthy positives or negatives would be of great help!

    Thanks in advance.
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    Which course do you want to do most? Look at the optional units for both Unis for all of the 3 years of the course. Which would you choose - and why?

    All Uni are non-smoking. This includes all Uni buildings and all Uni accommodation.
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    (Original post by Alcaeus)
    I've received unconditional offers for undergratuade courses at York (Biology) and Exeter (Biological Sciences); both courses have a year in industry and I'm finding it difficult to choose between them. The rankings tend to place York above Exeter, but Exeter also seems to be making an effort to improve; my original intention had been to go for York, but when I visited Exeter I left with a more positive impression. Overall the surroundings seemed a bit nicer and there was mention of ways in which careers loosely related to biology could be supported, but Exeter may have simply had a nicer open day...

    I'd appreciate it if a bio student could give some input:

    How useful is the general/academic support you get?
    Is there a lot of smoking (I'm asthmatic) and what's the attitude regarding that sort of issue?
    Are there nice places to study outside (and will that be where everyone goes to smoke)?
    I've heard that lectures are recorded in both universities; does this include all lectures/years or do only a few lecturers do it?
    Are there any problems with the research facilities?

    I'm not concerned about things like the night life, but any other notworthy positives or negatives would be of great help!

    Thanks in advance.

    Hiya! I applied for Biology too and just firmed York but i found it really hard to choose between Bath, Exeter and York. Ended up basing it on the course - so i suggest really looking at the modules. Also you can now do a masters at York, and I think Exeter specialise in Plant/Animal biology and York more Cell Biology/Genetics? So if you know what you want to specialise in that may help - if you look at what the unis specialise in. Then they'll be much better for you in your final year
 
 
 
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