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    I've gotten 2 offers to study Computer science at both these Universities and not sure which to pick. I am from London and would personally prefer King's due to it's reputation, but Southampton seems more challenging and intensive. What do you beautiful people think?
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    (Original post by wdkmwd)
    I've gotten 2 offers to study Computer science at both these Universities and not sure which to pick. I am from London and would personally prefer King's due to it's reputation, but Southampton seems more challenging and intensive. What do you beautiful people think?
    Southampton has the better program and department by far.

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    I agree, but King's has a better reputation doesn't it.
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    I agree, but King's has a better reputation doesn't it.
    No, Southampton has a better reputation for CS. If we were talking about Medicine or Law, sure but not CS.

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    No Reputation as a University as a whole. I'm kinda picky on things like this LOL.


    Like The University of Hull has a greater reputation for CS than a school like Queen Mary, but who would wanna go to Hull over Queen Mary?
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    (Original post by wdkmwd)
    No Reputation as a University as a whole. I'm kinda picky on things like this LOL.


    Like The University of Hull has a greater reputation for CS than a school like Queen Mary, but who would wanna go to Hull over Queen Mary?
    QM has a better rep for CS than Hull does..

    Are you going to go up to Google and say: 'Kings has a better global rep, choose me over that Southampton guy'? Really?

    Global rep is pointless in the context of choosing the best option, which is Southampton. Have you been to see the CS department?

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    (Original post by wdkmwd)
    No Reputation as a University as a whole. I'm kinda picky on things like this LOL.


    Like The University of Hull has a greater reputation for CS than a school like Queen Mary, but who would wanna go to Hull over Queen Mary?
    It's an attractive idea going to a 'reputed' uni, but at the end of the day don't you want whichever one gets you the better job? In CS, that'd be Soton not KCL most probably.
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    (Original post by TVIO)
    It's an attractive idea going to a 'reputed' uni, but at the end of the day don't you want whichever one gets you the better job? In CS, that'd be Soton not KCL most probably.


    You guys have good points though.


    I'll have to speak to my parents
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    QM has a better rep for CS than Hull does..

    Are you going to go up to Google and say: 'Kings has a better global rep, choose me over that Southampton guy'? Really?

    Global rep is pointless in the context of choosing the best option, which is Southampton. Have you been to see the CS department?

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    Have to disagree with you there.


    http://www.theguardian.com/education...ce-information
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    Soton has a really great comp science saw it when i was deciding what uni id do my foundation year its really great. Even though i didnt pick it cause bham is good enough ans 7k cheaper each year for me cause i live here lol
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    (Original post by wdkmwd)
    Have to disagree with you there.


    http://www.theguardian.com/education...ce-information
    1. The guardian's ranking is *******s, always has been and always will be
    2. QMUL has a much higher research rating, better students attending and better employment statistics.

    If you're really going to use the guardian as your reference for uni rep, you probably need to seriously reconsider this whole uni thing. Savage? Tough cookies.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    1. The guardian's ranking is *******s, always has been and always will be
    2. QMUL has a much higher research rating, better students attending and better employment statistics.

    If you're really going to use the guardian as your reference for uni rep, you probably need to seriously reconsider this whole uni thing. Savage? Tough cookies.

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    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...uter%20science

    I guess these ones are "*******s" as well.


    Save your savagery for someone who cares.
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    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...uter%20science

    I guess these ones are "*******s" as well.


    Save your savagery for someone who cares.
    Do me a favour and look at the past five years of rankings for both.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Do me a favour and look at the past five years of rankings for both.

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    Just shows that one is on the rise while one is one the decline.


    And why would you tell me to reconsider going to University. I have a potential I have to fulfil
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    (Original post by wdkmwd)
    Just shows that one is on the rise while one is one the decline.


    And why would you tell me to reconsider going to University. I have a potential I have to fulfil
    Going to a less prestigious university as a whole only makes sense if you value educational value above prestige.

    You have to make that choice yourself.
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    (Original post by wdkmwd)
    Just shows that one is on the rise while one is one the decline.


    And why would you tell me to reconsider going to University. I have a potential I have to fulfil
    Because you didn't really use reasoning when you said Hull is better than QMUL, virtually all the numbers show that it's not the case (apart from 'student satisfaction'). I do apologise as I got a bit annoyed

    Anyway, I'd still say go for Southampton as its CS department is one of the best in the UK with brilliant facilities available.



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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Because you didn't really use reasoning when you said Hull is better than QMUL, virtually all the numbers show that it's not the case (apart from 'student satisfaction'. I do apologise as I got a bit annoyed

    Anyway, I'd still say go for Southampton as its CS department is one of the best in the UK with brilliant facilities available.



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    It's alright.

    If anything I'm excited about getting a second Unconditional offer from another top RG Uni

    What I meant is Hull for 2016 was better for CS than QM, QMUL is obviously a far better university overall. I would know because i did my foundation year there hehe
 
 
 
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