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    So currently I have a conditional offer from Bristol, Queen Mary, Nottingham and Warwick for law, and I was wondering which uni I should firm.

    Can someone explain things like
    - employability
    - reputation
    - how the law course is like in general

    thank you!
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    They are all extremely good universities and very similar in reputation/employability, but Bristol, I believe, has the edge. There was a report somewhere (that keeps being posted) showing what percentage of successful training contract applicants went to which uni, and Bristol appears the most of the three. Like I said, both are great unis, so take location into account too.

    Congrats btw! Can I ask what you got at GCSE please
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    Thank you!

    For my gcses, i did decently. One B and the rest As or A*s
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    Bristol for the rep, the location and the uni feel.
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    What would you say about Nottingham then? I haven't heard back from them but it was one of my choices
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    (Original post by overeverything)
    What would you say about Nottingham then? I haven't heard back from them but it was one of my choices
    Same sort of standard as the others you listed. Imo it goes as follows, from what I've read and researched (I like to think I'm spot on haha):

    Oxford + Cambridge
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    UCL + LSE
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    KCL, Bristol, Warwick, Nottingham (probably QMUL too)
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    Manchester, York, Birmingham, Exeter etc



    Bristol is seen by large City firms as a top uni to recruit from as it is like an Oxbridge post-interview reject uni, which is by no means something to be too upset about!


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    (Original post by overeverything)
    So currently I have a conditional offer from Bristol, Queen Mary and Warwick for law, and I was wondering which uni I should firm.

    Can someone explain things like
    - employability
    - reputation
    - how the law course is like in general

    thank you!
    In terms of reputation, I would go for QMUL, but Warwick and Bristol are really close behind. It would be better for you to study in London, given that a lot of events and workshops are usually held in London, but law firms usually go to the universities that you've just mentioned. All in all, in my opinion, I would go for QMUL, but you can't go wrong with either one of them.
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    (Original post by zero_gravity)
    In terms of reputation, I would go for QMUL, but Warwick and Bristol are really close behind. It would be better for you to study in London, given that a lot of events and workshops are usually held in London, but law firms usually go to the universities that you've just mentioned. All in all, in my opinion, I would go for QMUL, but you can't go wrong with either one of them.
    QMUL definitely does not have a better rep than Bristol or Warwick. Their entry requirements are simply very inflated.
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    QMUL definitely does not have a better rep than Bristol or Warwick. Their entry requirements are simply very inflated.
    Well, I'm only specifically referring to their law programme, not necessarily the overall reputation.
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    (Original post by zero_gravity)
    Well, I'm only specifically referring to their law programme, not necessarily the overall reputation.
    That's what I'm referring to as well... :P
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    That's what I'm referring to as well... :P
    Well, the fact that it is situated in London makes it a better option for law students, but then this is just my opinion. I do believe Warwick and Bristol are equally great schools.
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    (Original post by zero_gravity)
    In terms of reputation, I would go for QMUL, but Warwick and Bristol are really close behind. It would be better for you to study in London, given that a lot of events and workshops are usually held in London, but law firms usually go to the universities that you've just mentioned. All in all, in my opinion, I would go for QMUL, but you can't go wrong with either one of them.
    QMUL does not have a better reputation for law than Bristol and Warwick.
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    (Original post by zero_gravity)
    Well, the fact that it is situated in London makes it a better option for law students, but then this is just my opinion. I do believe Warwick and Bristol are equally great schools.
    Even if you factor the location, it still isn't in central London, unlike LSE/UCL/KCL. That is hardly an advantage.

    And even if it were in central London, more firms actually visit Warwick and especially Bristol than QMUL.
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    Even if you factor the location, it still isn't in central London, unlike LSE/UCL/KCL. That is hardly an advantage.

    And even if it were in central London, more firms actually visit Warwick and especially Bristol than QMUL.
    Fair enough, but there are events that are usually held in London that would be more convenient for students from QMUL to attend. Not saying that it would be difficult for students from Warwick or Bristol to attend though.

    For your information, we aren't discussing LSE, UCL, or KCL in this thread. We are merely looking at Warwick, Bristol, and QMUL.
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    (Original post by zero_gravity)
    Fair enough, but there are events that are usually held in London that would be more convenient for students from QMUL to attend. Not saying that it would be difficult for students from Warwick or Bristol to attend though.

    For your information, we aren't discussing LSE, UCL, or KCL in this thread. We are merely looking at Warwick, Bristol, and QMUL.
    Yeah but that doesn't add to the reputation of the unis at hand. And by events do you mean actual schemes, like first year insights and vac schemes and so on? Even people from Durham attend these.

    I know, I'm just showing that the location of QMUL is hardly an advantage in London - it's away from all the fun.
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    Yeah but that doesn't add to the reputation of the unis at hand. And by events do you mean actual schemes, like first year insights and vac schemes and so on? Even people from Durham attend these.

    I know, I'm just showing that the location of QMUL is hardly an advantage in London - it's away from all the fun.
    Not just schemes, but events in general, like insight days as well as other third-party events which host law firms to do talks.

    Of course other universities can attend them, but I'm just stating that it is more convenient for students in London. It gives you a slight advantage; I'm not saying that the reputation is better by a mile between QMUL and Warwick and Bristol per se, but I think it does give you somewhat of an advantage by being in London.

    It also depends on OP's consideration of other factors, so it's not set in concrete that QMUL is the best choice.
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    bristol and warwick are too sick fam
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    Bristol definitely
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    I don't agree with the argument about QMUL's proximity to the City law firms - the "it's near the law courts" argument was made by a friend about LSE and I think it's misleading.

    Physically universities like QMUL are near the City law firms and things like that but this geographical advantage won't make a degree from their better than a Bristol law degree. QMUL seems to rely too much on the University of London affiliation if you ask me. I would say Bristol tbh. It's great university and everyone I know there thinks it's an amazing law school.

    Also, what is your offer from Bristol. My friend's was AAA OR A*AB. This is another pull factor as the offer allows room for manoeuvre if your grades slip, not saying they will but it's worth bearing in mind if that's your offer.
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    (Original post by zero_gravity)
    Not just schemes, but events in general, like insight days as well as other third-party events which host law firms to do talks.

    Of course other universities can attend them, but I'm just stating that it is more convenient for students in London. It gives you a slight advantage; I'm not saying that the reputation is better by a mile between QMUL and Warwick and Bristol per se, but I think it does give you somewhat of an advantage by being in London.

    It also depends on OP's consideration of other factors, so it's not set in concrete that QMUL is the best choice.
    I'm not really following you here so let's just agree to disagree...
 
 
 
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