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    Hi guys!
    So, I've just heard back from all of my choices and I'm panicking because I don't know which two I should pick as my firm and insurance.
    I'll start off by saying that I'm an EU applicant from Italy, and that while my referee predicted a 95/100 in my final exams, that's probably an overestimation and I don't realistically think I'm going to get more than 90.
    Out of my five picks Edinburgh was the only one where I didn't get in, so now my choices are:

    Queen Mary of London: English and European Law (they want 95/100 so I'm not even considering them because I would so miss the grade)
    York: Law (they want 90/100)
    Sussex: Law with International Relations (85/100 or 81 if I firm them)
    Kent: Law and Philosophy (86/100)

    Pros and cons about these unis? What would you pick and why?
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    definitely york!! It's consistently ranked higher and overall is a really lovely place and campus, I haven't visited Kent or Sussex so I can't vouch for them, I'm sure they're nice too but yeah York is definitely a nice uni!!
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    York. The other two are jokes.
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    (Original post by Nameless Ghoul)
    York. The other two are jokes.
    Even if I want to go into academics and not be a solicitor/barrister?
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    York they have such a great teaching program and style, honestly haven't even heard of the other two

    I'm actually kind of dissapointed I didn't apply to York instead of QMUL
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    (Original post by EleonoraDi)
    Even if I want to go into academics and not be a solicitor/barrister?
    The difference between these unis is on academic quality and rigour. If anything, this difference is more important if you want to go into academics.
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    Definitely York, big firms love it. Its also a Russell Group uni, which to be honest is a no brainer pre requisite if you want to go into Law these days. Sussex and Kent are good for other things but are not Russell Group, and probably won't cut it at city firms or the Bar.
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    Thank you guys for all of your answers, looks like I'm going to firm York!
    Now, about my insurance choice... I was thinking about Kent over Sussex. Thoughts?
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    Congrats on your offers! Those are some very reputably schools, especially York and Kent.

    It sounds as though you've made your decision (yay!) and are going to firm York, which is great. The thing to bear in mind is that the Law course at York is very unlike the courses at other universities in that it is very much orientated towards practice-based learning. I believe students are grouped into imaginary "firms" at the beginning of their first year and have to complete various tasks and projects amounting to "running" the firms throughout their degree. I hear it's fun.

    Of course you'll also have a very different experience living in York the experience you'd have living in Kent or Sussex. York is a beautiful, historic city (Yorkminster in the snow is gorgeous, and the little cobbled streets crowded with shops feel a bit like Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley) and will be cheaper to live in than further south.

    Kent, as one of the Home Counties, is also a pretty place - it's not called the Garden of England for nothing! It will cost more, but you will be closer to London if you're looking to get ahead with work experience/observing cases in the senior appellate courts. Kent apparently also has excellent pro bono provision. if you're looking to do that.

    Either way - good luck!
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    Hello,

    Katie a current student at York Law School has an online blog talking about her experiences at York here:
    http://blogs.york.ac.uk/student-voices/author/ceh554/

    You can also ask her a question by leaving a comment.

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    (Original post by University of York)
    Hello,

    Katie a current student at York Law School has an online blog talking about her experiences at York here:
    http://blogs.york.ac.uk/student-voices/author/ceh554/

    You can also ask her a question by leaving a comment.

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    Thank you Mark, that's really helpful!
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    (Original post by EleonoraDi)
    Thank you guys for all of your answers, looks like I'm going to firm York!
    Now, about my insurance choice... I was thinking about Kent over Sussex. Thoughts?
    Yeah, I would put Kent as insurance.
 
 
 
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