I have a really confusing dilemma here. I'm a New Yorker with plans to pursue an MA in Journalism in the UK.
I was dead-set on going to Brunel University (bought my plane ticket, signed off on a $48k loan -28,000 pounds-, applied for accommodation), but I got a notification from LJMU that I got a full tuition scholarship! Brunel gave me a scholarship as well, but the offer wasn't that great.
My heart is with Brunel -- but that's only because, from what I've read, Brunel seems more reputable than LJMU. And the program is more hands-on, too. (There's a required work-placement and there are guest lecturers, plus required trips to BBC & other news giants). LJMU does not require these.
Plus, Brunel is in West London...a better location for networking. But still, I'd be an idiot if I didn't take the free education.
From a non-biased opinion, what do you think I should do? Is Brunel really that reputable? Or should I cancel everything and go for LJMU?
Thanks in advance!
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