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I've had a couple of offers and not sure where to go. Either I choose one for the reputation of the uni and its high league table standings, or I choose a uni which doesn't shine in the rankings but located by a fantastic city. Does what uni someone goes to really matter for nursing as the course is set by the NMC?

There is also a uni I so wished i'd applied to... i'm not sure entirely how UCAS works, but i'm assuming it's too late to do anything about that now.

Also what happens if my insurance has higher entry requirements then my firm? My course is all coursework, so I know i'll make both entry requirements
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Go to the uni you think you will be the happiest, there's no point going somewhere with a good reputation if you're just going to hate it. Make sure you've visited both universities and see which you could see yourself at, make sure the course is right for you (if they have different modules, assessment methods etc), probably should think about the cost of living at these universities too if thats a big deal for you. But really, reputation isn't worth it if you're going to be miserable.

No idea about Nursing etc, sorry!

You could maybe try through clearing for the 'one that got away' uni once you get your results, although it'll be a risk.

It's advised to have your insurance as lower entry requirements as it is supposed to be your back up, but if you're 100% confident you'll get the grades, then it doesn't matter as much. But if you get into your firm choice, you can't reject it for your insurance (or you can but your insurance might not accept you, so it's a risk)
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For nursing I d say it shouldnt matter which uni you pick really.
So either go for the location you re happier with or maybe the one where living costs are lower, the only nursing related thing you could consider is does either choice have placement opportunities that you prefer over the other option?
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For nursing I d say it shouldnt matter which uni you pick really.
So either go for the location you re happier with or maybe the one where living costs are lower, the only nursing related thing you could consider is does either choice have placement opportunities that you prefer over the other option?
Thankyou for a reply. I understand that the placements are 5050 hospital and community based. I'm not sure the specifics of the placements at each uni, but thought they'd be very similar across all unis??
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Thankyou for a reply. I understand that the placements are 5050 hospital and community based. I'm not sure the specifics of the placements at each uni, but thought they'd be very similar across all unis??
All unis have to offer the same amount of placement hours, however some of them do them in a different format, for example some do massive blocks say two 8 week placements a year, where as some might do 3 lots of placement a year. Some unis do study days whilst your on placement, others dont. And maybe the placement circuit at one uni makes travelling easier from whichever accomodation you were living at.

Their only small differences but might help you make a decision?
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All unis have to offer the same amount of placement hours, however some of them do them in a different format, for example some do massive blocks say two 8 week placements a year, where as some might do 3 lots of placement a year. Some unis do study days whilst your on placement, others dont. And maybe the placement circuit at one uni makes travelling easier from whichever accomodation you were living at.

They're only small differences but might help you make a decision?
Thankyou, yes that is a factor i've looked into. I thought you meant the types of placements, e.g. nursing home/A&E/specialist wards.

Getting to placements seems to be a difficulty in both unis, aswell as other places i've visited aswell.
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Thankyou, yes that is a factor i've looked into. I thought you meant the types of placements, e.g. nursing home/A&E/specialist wards.

Getting to placements seems to be a difficulty in both unis, aswell as other places i've visited aswell.
If theres not much difference with placements, i d go for wherever is cheapest to live or had better accomodation options really but thats just me
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oh and as for applying to the uni you wished you d gone for, i m afraid it d be too late to do that, as you cant use ucas extra if you already have offers
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