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These are three unis Im thinking for my firm choice, but dont know which one to choose! Any help?
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Have you visited? What do you want from a uni? I'd be more inclined to go for Exeter. I think it has a better reputation academically but there's a lot to going to uni. And the problem is that most people probably won't look closely enough to know much before they attend. Bear in mind Exeter's in the arse end of nowhere but apparently has a beautiful campus.
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All are good schools and have positive points, but Exeter would be the best choice in terms of campus, and reputation.
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Have you visited? What do you want from a uni? I'd be more inclined to go for Exeter. I think it has a better reputation academically but there's a lot to going to uni. And the problem is that most people probably won't look closely enough to know much before they attend. Bear in mind Exeter's in the arse end of nowhere but apparently has a beautiful campus.
Well Im from Cardiff so Ive been to cardiff uni quite a lot, and Ive visited and researched the 3 a lot! Slightly fallen in love with Surrey, but also really like Cardiff and Exeter. Im moving out of home regardless of where I go, but Cardiff would be more practical as I could keep my job etc. Just wanted to see what others think of the unis
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Well Im from Cardiff so Ive been to cardiff uni quite a lot, and Ive visited and researched the 3 a lot! Slightly fallen in love with Surrey, but also really like Cardiff and Exeter. Im moving out of home regardless of where I go, but Cardiff would be more practical as I could keep my job etc. Just wanted to see what others think of the unis
As I said, depends what you want. You're familiar with Cardiff so a big question would you be happy being there for another 3 or 4 years? Do you want to get out and explore a bit? Get away from your home, family and friends? How important is your job to you? Do you think you could even handle it on top of your workload? I'm guessing 16 to 18 contact hours + independent studying + socialising + work. Do you have an option to return there to work over the holidays?

What do you want to do after your degree? I assume you intend to get a career rather than study more. In which case you may want to consider job opportunities. Careers services. But ultimately it sounds like you want consider where you'll be happiest which from what you say sounds like Surrey.
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These are three unis Im thinking for my firm choice, but dont know which one to choose! Any help?
Exeter has the best reputation for maths out of those three.

Good choice of accommodation too -
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As I said, depends what you want. You're familiar with Cardiff so a big question would you be happy being there for another 3 or 4 years? Do you want to get out and explore a bit? Get away from your home, family and friends? How important is your job to you? Do you think you could even handle it on top of your workload? I'm guessing 16 to 18 contact hours + independent studying + socialising + work. Do you have an option to return there to work over the holidays?

What do you want to do after your degree? I assume you intend to get a career rather than study more. In which case you may want to consider job opportunities. Careers services. But ultimately it sounds like you want consider where you'll be happiest which from what you say sounds like Surrey.
Haha, I think you're ever so slightly leading OP away from Cardiff there.
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Haha, I think you're ever so slightly leading OP away from Cardiff there.
Nah, just trying to make them think of the implications. I'm considering all three of these universities myself to varying degrees. But I would never want to study too close to home for many of the reasons I mentioned. I want to experience new places. And part of uni is meeting new people and if you stay home you may grow to rely on old friends rather than making the most of the university experience and meeting new people. Stuff like that.
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As I said, depends what you want. You're familiar with Cardiff so a big question would you be happy being there for another 3 or 4 years? Do you want to get out and explore a bit? Get away from your home, family and friends? How important is your job to you? Do you think you could even handle it on top of your workload? I'm guessing 16 to 18 contact hours + independent studying + socialising + work. Do you have an option to return there to work over the holidays?

What do you want to do after your degree? I assume you intend to get a career rather than study more. In which case you may want to consider job opportunities. Careers services. But ultimately it sounds like you want consider where you'll be happiest which from what you say sounds like Surrey.
Yeah good points, and I actually plan to carry on studying after my degree. Thats why although I love Surrey, Cardiff and Exeter's research opportunities and quality are so good. Need to think about all of this - I guess we'll see where I finally choose in a few months
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Yeah good points, and I actually plan to carry on studying after my degree. Thats why although I love Surrey, Cardiff and Exeter's research opportunities and quality are so good. Need to think about all of this - I guess we'll see where I finally choose in a few months
I'd probably go for Exeter then as that will carry more weight with other universities when you pick a masters or PhD. They'll all be pretty good though. When you're doing your Bachelors it's mostly learning quality and rigorousness than actual research being churned out that matters for you. Quality and type of research will be much more important when you do a Masters(research based) or PhD.
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