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    (Original post by BossLady)
    i suspect you will find people at edin who were rejected from imperial,
    Possibly true for undergrad but I hope you noticed that this person is wanting info about a postgrad (I think anyway)!!!
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    Possibly true for undergrad but I hope you noticed that this person is wanting info about a postgrad (I think anyway)!!!
    Oops! i never noticed that! my bad!

    edit: I KEEP GETTING SERVER BUSY MESSAGE LIKE THE "OLD DAYS" AHHHHHHHHHH.
    Anyway, if it's post grad well erm that is v hard, wouldn't it be nice if you could attend both
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Oops! i never noticed that! my bad!

    edit: I KEEP GETTING SERVER BUSY MESSAGE LIKE THE "OLD DAYS" AHHHHHHHHHH.
    Anyway, if it's post grad well erm that is v hard, wouldn't it be nice if you could attend both
    Yea it's postgrad =) It's not a nice situation =) I want to do a PhD in a AI/Robotics related field [Update: hopefully, if it works out, I will do that PhD in the US]..... my problem is that i dunno if Edinburgh's great history there outweighs imperial's hiher reputation in general -- you know what i mean ?!?! =) but it's postgrad, yea! I did my bsc outside the UK %)
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Note:You will find that anybody attending or about to attend oxbridge will tell you that edin and imperial are on similar levels, as they tend to think that any top 15 uni outside of oxbridge is of the same standard, but I disagree with this alot. I suggest LSE and Imperial in particular are at least a little higher than the others.
    Oi! Is that comment targetted at me? :mad:
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    (Original post by mitchubus)
    Yea it's postgrad =) It's not a nice situation =) I want to do a PhD in a AI/Robotics related field..... my problem is that i dunno if Edinburgh's great history there outweighs imperial's hiher reputation in general -- you know what i mean ?!?! =) but it's postgrad, yea! I did my bsc outside the UK %)
    Is it a MSc that you are about to embark on? You know i wonder if being in edin and doing an MSc would amke it easier to do a PhD there, as they already know you/your work....and this might be important esp as they are AI dudes.
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    Oi! Is that comment targetted at me? :mad:
    I think the comment was a result of an Imperial student (prospective one anyway) trying to boost the reputation of IC a bit closer to Oxbridge. I would try the same for Nottingham but apart from a good rep for CS and Maths (my two subjects ) were crap at sciences...lol...ahh well I'll let the 4:1 women to men ratio of the city cheer me up!!!
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Is it a MSc that you are about to embark on? You know i wonder if being in edin and doing an MSc would amke it easier to do a PhD there, as they already know you/your work....and this might be important esp as they are AI dudes.
    At Edin i'd go for the MSc in Artificial Intelligence with my specialism in Intelligent Robotics (which i'd love!) and at Imperial that would be the MSc in Advanced Computing.... with course specialisation in AI during the programme, to all degrees that's possible.

    After that I'd love to go to a good US university for further AI/Robotics stuff --- do you maybe know if Imperial's advantage in reputation is also there at the good US schools? Or would a Msc in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh be advantageous her? Tnx!!!
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    (Original post by mitchubus)
    At Edin i'd go for the MSc in Artificial Intelligence with my specialism in Intelligent Robotics (which i'd love!) and at Imperial that would be the MSc in Advanced Computing.... with course specialisation in AI during the programme, to all degrees that's possible.

    After that I'd love to go to a good US university for further AI/Robotics stuff --- do you maybe know if Imperial's advantage in reputation is also there at the good US schools? Or would a Msc in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh be advantageous her? Tnx!!!
    FACT - Edin has a more recognisable internation reputation than IC. Possibly expalining thier huge number of international students or maybe because its Scotlands capital.
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    (Original post by mitchubus)
    At Edin i'd go for the MSc in Artificial Intelligence with my specialism in Intelligent Robotics (which i'd love!) and at Imperial that would be the MSc in Advanced Computing.... with course specialisation in AI during the programme, to all degrees that's possible.
    I do Computer Vision and Probabilistic Inference and Learning which is part of Intelligent Robotics!
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    (Original post by shiny)
    Oi! Is that comment targetted at me? :mad:
    I have noticed it rather alot on this board...many oxbridge students saying hey who cares if its not oxbridge and in the top 15, they're all the same...i figured you were leading into that

    Or maybe i am becoming crabby from doing too much mechanics

    no hard feelings ok?
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    I think the comment was a result of an Imperial student (prospective one anyway) trying to boost the reputation of IC a bit closer to Oxbridge. I would try the same for Nottingham but apart from a good rep for CS and Maths (my two subjects ) were crap at sciences...lol...ahh well I'll let the 4:1 women to men ratio of the city cheer me up!!!
    , although I do believe for the subject in hand it is equal to cambridge. York, warwick and a few others are also v close.
    Hey Nottingham are v good at physics too i thought...at least they won a nobel for MRI research there!
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    (Original post by shiny)
    I do Computer Vision and Probabilistic Inference and Learning which is part of Intelligent Robotics!
    I love robotics, and vision too =). Currently I'm really tending more towards Edinburgh. Since my home university is not that big, i'm only a bit scared if the large size of the department and the no of students (think it's 21000 at edin) will make it hard to get good professor contacts, especially for some research projects... afaik imperial is around half that size which might be better? Dunno... Are there any MSc's from Imp or Ed around that also have an opinion??? :P
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    (Original post by mitchubus)
    Yea it's postgrad =) It's not a nice situation =) I want to do a PhD in a AI/Robotics related field [Update: hopefully, if it works out, I will do that PhD in the US]..... my problem is that i dunno if Edinburgh's great history there outweighs imperial's hiher reputation in general -- you know what i mean ?!?! =) but it's postgrad, yea! I did my bsc outside the UK %)
    Edinburgh has a close link with Stanford
    http://www.edinburghstanfordlink.org/
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    i saw the new rankings..
    edinburgh is 13.. and warwick is 5...

    old ranking was 14 for edinburgh and 8 for warwick
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    what about international recognition?

    im a singaporean

    i know that umist and warwick are known in singapore..
    but for edinburgh im not sure..
    the guardian ranking places edinburgh 2nd after york and warwick is 10th
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    If unis are known in Singapore then it might be better to go for one that is 'known'.

    I don't know anything about the courses or the unis you are going to so my advice is not based on that, it's based on the fact you will be living in one of these places for 3 years. So assuming all courses are the same:

    I'd have a look at the cities. How easy is it to get a flight to Singapore from each one, do you have to go via London.

    Term dates - again because of flights, if one doesn't finish for christmas until 24nd December a flight home will cost much more than a uni that finishes on 20th.

    How many other international students are there? At some stage you will get lonely, even if only for 1/2 day and having someone else from Singapore around could be useful.

    What about food shopping? I know this sounds strange but you will miss food from home. And if you are feeling lonely then 'comfort food' can be great. And being from Singapore it could be anything, Singapore has such a diverse range of food.

    The local accent - can you understand it? Where ever you go you will get to understand it but when you first arrive you might not. Would this bother you?

    The climate is pretty much the same accross Britian, but you will be cold, espetially in your first year. If you have to walk 15 minuites to a lecture will that be OK? will you freeze? Check out the location of accomodation to your lectures.

    well that's my opinion, for what it's worth.
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    for flights.. there are direct flights to manchester and london .. i dont think i can fly to warwick...
    and for edinburgh, i might need to stop over at london

    all the schools i have chosen ..have a sizeable number of singaporeans...
    warwick actually sent me a singaporean perspective newsletter..
    im ok with cold weather ..
    i lived in england for a year when i was younger..
    and accents.. i can get used to it .. i guess.

    i might go with warwick .. at this point.........but i will think about some more..
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    (Original post by gtan)
    what about international recognition?

    im a singaporean

    i know that umist and warwick are known in singapore..
    but for edinburgh im not sure..
    the guardian ranking places edinburgh 2nd after york and warwick is 10th
    Warwick has a very strong international community and does actively market itself in the Far East which is why it is so well known in that part of the globe.
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    My dad is a journalist for chinese newspapers, he said that UMIST for those engineering/sciency courses is marketed so well in that part of the world that many people he meets regard it as the best.
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    i looked at computing facilities at both schools.. and i thought warwick had better facilities like wireless..

    dorms wise..
    edinburgh looks better...

    any singaporeans or asians on this board?
 
 
 
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