Birmingham Uni vs. Warwick for History Watch

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Hey, which one's better?

I could take an unconditional from Birmingham or try to get 3As and go to Warwick...I like them both for different reasons (but Warwick was my favorite to start with)
I've analysed it too much and I'm not sure which one to choose now - has anyone got any advice/insight? :confused:

Any comments on uni life, the course, accommodation or pros and cons will be very helpful

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They're both excellent universities, to be honest, so I think it's down the personal preferences . You could have a look at the sub-forums for the universities and talk with other applicants and current students. That might help you decide. You can find them here - Birmingham and Warwick. Good luck!
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Hey, which one's better?

I could take an unconditional from Birmingham or try to get 3As and go to Warwick...I like them both for different reasons (but Warwick was my favorite to start with)
I've analysed it too much and I'm not sure which one to choose now - has anyone got any advice/insight? :confused:

Any comments on uni life, the course, accommodation or pros and cons will be very helpful

Thanks
I went to the Birmingham open day and tbh wasn't impressed. The talk was very bland and uninformative. Also the accommodation wasn't nice (except the very expensive, newly built one).

I'd go with Warwick if I were you. Do you have other offers that you could use as insurance?


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I went to the Birmingham open day and tbh wasn't impressed. The talk was very bland and uninformative. Also the accommodation wasn't nice (except the very expensive, newly built one).

I'd go with Warwick if I were you. Do you have other offers that you could use as insurance?


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Yeah I do - Ive got an offer from Royal Holloway for ABB which is a good backup I think and I do like it there too.

Maybe I'll have to visit the unis again :rolleyes: it was the same when i went to Birmingham - I really liked it and feel I'd really enjoy it there, but a part of me wasn't completely convinced (but i can't work out why)

And thanks for the advice on the accommodation (I didn't have time to look at it when I visited) - is there a big difference on the accommodation on campus and that outside it?

Thanks
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They're both excellent universities, to be honest, so I think it's down the personal preferences . You could have a look at the sub-forums for the universities and talk with other applicants and current students. That might help you decide. You can find them here - Birmingham and Warwick. Good luck!
Yeah it is down to personal preference - I just don't know if I should put more weight on the offer or just forget which is easier to get into and look just at which uni I like best...

And thanks for the links - I'll have a look now
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Yeah it is down to personal preference - I just don't know if I should put more weight on the offer or just forget which is easier to get into and look just at which uni I like best...

And thanks for the links - I'll have a look now
I think you should go for the Uni you like best. You'll be spending several years there, so you might as well opt for the one that impresses you the most on every level.
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Hey, which one's better?

I could take an unconditional from Birmingham or try to get 3As and go to Warwick...I like them both for different reasons (but Warwick was my favorite to start with)
I've analysed it too much and I'm not sure which one to choose now - has anyone got any advice/insight? :confused:

Any comments on uni life, the course, accommodation or pros and cons will be very helpful

Thanks
But Warwick has the rowers


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Yeah I do - Ive got an offer from Royal Holloway for ABB which is a good backup I think and I do like it there too.

Maybe I'll have to visit the unis again :rolleyes: it was the same when i went to Birmingham - I really liked it and feel I'd really enjoy it there, but a part of me wasn't completely convinced (but i can't work out why)

And thanks for the advice on the accommodation (I didn't have time to look at it when I visited) - is there a big difference on the accommodation on campus and that outside it?

Thanks
I live right by Royal Holloway! Definitely a really lovely area and a good back up Tbh I think it has a better reputation than Birmingham anyway, despite not being a Russell Group uni.

Yeah I agree maybe visit again, and have a look at the accommodation. I didn't actually look at accommodation outside the campus, so idk maybe that's nicer.

Good luck! Whatever you choose I'm sure it'll turn out fine.
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But Warwick has the rowers


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Good point.

(that's the main reason one of my friends has her heart set on the place )
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Good point.

(that's the main reason one of my friends has her heart set on the place )
If all of the men at Warwick look like that, then sign me up right now.


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Hey, which one's better?

I could take an unconditional from Birmingham or try to get 3As and go to Warwick...I like them both for different reasons (but Warwick was my favorite to start with)
I've analysed it too much and I'm not sure which one to choose now - has anyone got any advice/insight? :confused:

Any comments on uni life, the course, accommodation or pros and cons will be very helpful

Thanks
I am in the same situation as you! I am opting for Warwick because it has a lovely america feel to it, and of course ranked higher. Even though birmingham gave me an unconditional, I would like to maintain my motivation, which I feel would decline if I went with that offer
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Yeah I do - Ive got an offer from Royal Holloway for ABB which is a good backup I think and I do like it there too.

Maybe I'll have to visit the unis again :rolleyes: it was the same when i went to Birmingham - I really liked it and feel I'd really enjoy it there, but a part of me wasn't completely convinced (but i can't work out why)

And thanks for the advice on the accommodation (I didn't have time to look at it when I visited) - is there a big difference on the accommodation on campus and that outside it?

Thanks
Wow! That's exactly what I intend to use as my insurance, because the founders building was just beautiful. Royal holloway has a fantastic atmosphere, and is my second choice campus uni
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I am in the same situation as you! I am opting for Warwick because it has a lovely america feel to it, and of course ranked higher. Even though birmingham gave me an unconditional, I would like to maintain my motivation, which I feel would decline if I went with that offer
Wow that's strange - we obviously both have good taste and i feel the same about Birmingham I think - but it's so tempting and it's still a really good uni...
and what do you mean it has an american feel? I loved Warwick when I visited but I also kinda feel like they put a lot of marketing into it and maybe I'm swayed more by how good their open day was and the rank of the uni than the uni itself? (but that's probably just me over-analysing)
Does it bother you that both Royal Holloway and Warwick are kind of in the middle of nowhere? I think that's the one advantage Birmingham has
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