idorsey
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#1
Right, so I have an offer from both uni's to study history, however Birmingham is unconditional. I love both campuses although the buildings at Leeds are so nice. I'm just totally stuck on where to choose, does anyone have any advice?? Much appreciated
0
reply
rkhan57
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#2
Report 6 years ago
#2
I was in the same situation, both unis are quite similar so it just depends which city you like the best. I chose Birmingham.
0
reply
grassntai
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#3
Report 6 years ago
#3
Birmingham is the more respected university.


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
carysjones10
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#4
Report 6 years ago
#4
Im in the complete same position, except York instead of Leeds! I want to know whether I firm Birmingham making it unconditional, and get the grades for York if there is anyway to reject my firm. I do really like both universities, but am just so unsure and Birmingham would provide that security.
0
reply
WeatherToFly
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#5
Report 6 years ago
#5
(Original post by idorsey)
Right, so I have an offer from both uni's to study history, however Birmingham is unconditional. I love both campuses although the buildings at Leeds are so nice. I'm just totally stuck on where to choose, does anyone have any advice?? Much appreciated
I wouldn't recommend choosing between unis based on reputation, no-one really cares about "rankings" when you get to uni anyway (not that you said it was important! ) Have you been to open days at both unis? Sometimes one uni just feels right when you're there in person. Or does one course have more interesting modules over the other?

Coincidentally, some of my old flatmates studied History They seemed to be in the flat a lot haha, I don't think there were too many scheduled lectures (in first year at least). I remember one of my flatmates telling me how they'd been able to pick modules outside of their own discipline as well, if that is something which would interest you. Congrats on your offers btw
0
reply
livvyaaa
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#6
Report 6 years ago
#6
SO PLEASED SOMEONE ELSE IS HAVING THE SAME ISSUE AS ME😊!
Can't decide if I want to do languages at Leeds or Birmingham - what is it that draws you to each one and is there anything that puts you off?
0
reply
rkhan57
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#7
Report 6 years ago
#7
(Original post by livvyaaa)
SO PLEASED SOMEONE ELSE IS HAVING THE SAME ISSUE AS ME😊!
Can't decide if I want to do languages at Leeds or Birmingham - what is it that draws you to each one and is there anything that puts you off?
When I went to see Leeds I didn't like the atmosphere so that helped me make my decision.
0
reply
livvyaaa
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#8
Report 6 years ago
#8
(Original post by rkhan57)
When I went to see Leeds I didn't like the atmosphere so that helped me make my decision.
What was it that you didn't like about the atmosphere? They weren't friendly?
0
reply
rkhan57
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#9
Report 6 years ago
#9
(Original post by livvyaaa)
What was it that you didn't like about the atmosphere? They weren't friendly?
Just the way the uni seemed, the staff were okay but the atmosphere felt gloomy and I realised that I wouldn't want to spend the next 3/4 years of my life there.
0
reply
redferry
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#10
Report 6 years ago
#10
This is so unhelpful in choosing but I grew up in Birmingham and did my Masters at Leeds and they are both absolutely great cities - I'm sure you'd be happy whichever you went to

That being said then maybe choose based on course content?
0
reply
treefrog
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#11
Report 6 years ago
#11
I was in the exact same position as you. I was really, really, really sold on Leeds, like my bags were pretty much packed and I was looking up all this information about the course and everything but then Birmingham offered me an unconditional so my parents said I should check it out even if I pretty much knew I wanted to go to Leeds. Have you been to an Open Day? I went on the Applicant Day and honestly it just felt right, the course, the teaching, accommodation, the city, everything just felt right for me whereas in Leeds there were just individual things I liked. I've since accepted the unconditional and am looking forward to going next year but just pick which feels right for you. Unconditionals are pretty hard to come by and mean that you've got a bit more security in terms of exam results but they're both great unis and you can't really go wrong. Good Luck
0
reply
treefrog
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#12
Report 6 years ago
#12
Plus points of Birmingham:

Unconditional offer- provides security and assurance come exam time
Employability- among top ten for highest starting salary of graduates in the UK
Economic investment- new library, new sporting facilities
Languages for All- allows you to start a completely new language for free on top of your degree
Second biggest city in the UK- loads of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and bands will always play Birmingham
Variety of languages- You can study tonnes of languages at Birmingham, many from scratch
Year Abroad- If you start a new language you can split your year abroad to live in a country that speaks your language for a certain amount of time (at Leeds you cannot do this)

Plus points of Leeds:

Consistently in the Top 20 of the League Table
Loads of shopping centres for retail therapy
Jobs- good part time job prospects in Leeds overall
Nightlife- pretty good and near Sheffield so you can sample the nightlife over there (its pretty awesome)
Great variety of modules
Loads of research opportunities
Specialist teachers
I've heard they have a pretty good SU too

Bear in mind I know more about Birmingham than I do Leeds. Accommodation in halls for both is not brilliant and is massively overpriced everywhere but honestly for variety of packages and size of rooms I'd have to go for Birmingham. For me, the accommodation at Leeds was really disappointing.
0
reply
Gnomes&Knights
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#13
Report 6 years ago
#13
You might as well go for the University of Birmingham as it's the more respected university and the offer is unconditional so you don't risk losing your place.
0
reply
FrayCish
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#14
Report 6 years ago
#14
Bham!
0
reply
Henry_K
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#15
Report 1 year ago
#15
Depends on what you are studying.. Leeds is far better if you are studying Business or Computer science.. check the ranking
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Poll: What factors affect your mental health most right now? Post-lockdown edition

Anxiousness about restrictions easing (55)
6.16%
Uncertainty around my education (101)
11.31%
Uncertainty around my future career prospects (94)
10.53%
Lack of purpose or motivation (111)
12.43%
Lack of support system (eg. teachers, counsellors, delays in care) (44)
4.93%
Impact lockdown had on physical health (48)
5.38%
Social worries (incl. loneliness/making friends) (99)
11.09%
Financial worries (60)
6.72%
Concern about myself or my loves ones getting/having been ill (41)
4.59%
Exposure to negative news/social media (56)
6.27%
Difficulty accessing real life entertainment (26)
2.91%
Lack of confidence in making big life decisions (86)
9.63%
Worry about missed opportunities during the pandemic (72)
8.06%

Watched Threads

View All