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  • View Poll Results: Which would you choose for physics?
    University of Manchester
    6
    42.86%
    Imperial College London
    7
    50.00%
    University College London (UCL)
    1
    7.14%

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    I've been given the following offers for physics:
    Manchester-A*A*A
    Imperial-A*A*A
    UCL-AAB

    Manchester:
    -good city with lots to do
    -renowned for physics due to its Nobel prize winners
    -not as good as Imperial?
    -accommodation not as nice as Imperial?
    -cheaper living costs and accommodation compared to Imperial and UCL
    -has Jodrell Bank and is good for astrophysics
    -high worldwide ranking but low nationwide ranking

    Imperial-
    -very high ranking for science nationwide and worldwide
    -in London so lots to do
    -extremely higher workload (compared to Manchester and UCL)?
    -no catered accommodation (but you can just buy from little food stalls around the uni)
    -very uneven gender ratio
    -expensive (but very nice) accommodation and living costs

    UCL
    -same benefits and drawbacks of London as outlined under Imperial above
    -may have slightly cheaper accommodation//living costs
    -very high ranking worldwide and nationwide

    Any thoughts would be appreciated since I'm stuck on which to firm
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    Where would you like to go?
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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    Where would you like to go?
    Imperial- very reputation and the fact its in London
    or Manchester- cheaper living costs, lower workload and stress, course looks more flexible

    Not sure which to pick though (UCL will probably be insurance)
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    (Original post by bobbricks)
    Imperial- very reputation and the fact its in London
    or Manchester- cheaper living costs, lower workload and stress, course looks more flexible

    Not sure which to pick though (UCL will probably be insurance)
    I'd go with Manchester if you can't manage the costs in London(pretty expensive)
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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    I'd go with Manchester if you can't manage the costs in London(pretty expensive)
    Hmmm..but what is Manchester's reputation like nationally as it doesn't do that well in the national rankings?
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    (Original post by bobbricks)
    Hmmm..but what is Manchester's reputation like nationally as it doesn't do that well in the national rankings?
    Well internationally it's got a great ranking and for your course,it's in the top 10!
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    I'm in the same dilemma- it's really tempting to choose Imperial due to its reputation and the fact that in student satisfaction rankings (e.g. by the guardian), Imperial ranks slightly higher but Manchester seems to offer a greater variety in modules and has a history in physics
 
 
 
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