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    Hi,
    I 've received all of my offers and now I am thinking about which one to firm. I really like Bath and Leeds but really don't know which one to choose.
    I would really appreciate some help if you are familiar with any of these universities.

    I would like to study in a really nice environment where I can do sports and live a healthy lifestyle, which is really important to me. I am also vegan, so it would be great to enjoy great varieties of cafes, shops.

    As for the academics, I would choose Bath but I am really interested in Nutrition, Health, Eating behaviors, disorders but I can't see these among the optional modules..
    Also I think Bath's placement year looks great, however I applied for the 3 year course because I assumed that it's easier to be offered a place..but now that i got my offer i would like to do a placement, is there any possibility for that?

    I am going to list some of the ASSUMED pros and cons based on what matters to me, so if you have any insight whether they are correct assumptions pls tell me And based on this where should I go??

    Bath:
    pros:
    - better academics
    - more prestigious
    - beautiful environment, nice campus
    - beautiful rooms, srsly they are like hotels
    - better weather
    -very good sport facilities
    - peaceful

    cons:
    - too quiet, not so great nightlife, few cafes, shops
    - expensive
    - i am offered a place for a course without placement and i cant change that
    - i can't see great variety of optional modules but i might be wrong
    - more stressful i guess

    Leeds
    pros:
    - city life, lots of cafes, great nights, food options
    - modules for nutrition
    - seems to be more easy going, a lot more fun, bit friendlier
    - less stressful
    - cheaper
    - i can decide to go on a placement year

    cons:
    - rain rain and rain, **** cold weather, grey
    - thus i am going to be depressed
    - too much of a partyplace?? full of alcoholists who aren't there to study??
    - not very motivational place to do sports

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by claup)
    I would like to study in a really nice environment where I can do sports and live a healthy lifestyle, which is really important to me. I am also vegan, so it would be great to enjoy great varieties of cafes, shops.

    As for the academics, I would choose Bath but I am really interested in Nutrition, Health, Eating behaviors, disorders but I can't see these among the optional modules..
    Also I think Bath's placement year looks great, however I applied for the 3 year course because I assumed that it's easier to be offered a place..but now that i got my offer i would like to do a placement, is there any possibility for that?


    Bath:
    cons:
    - too quiet, not so great nightlife, few cafes, shops
    - expensive
    - i am offered a place for a course without placement and i cant change that
    - i can't see great variety of optional modules but i might be wrong
    - more stressful i guess

    Leeds
    cons:
    - rain rain and rain, **** cold weather, grey
    - thus i am going to be depressed
    - too much of a partyplace?? full of alcoholists who aren't there to study??
    - not very motivational place to do sports
    first things first - phone up Bath today and ask them if it's possible to switch to the placement year course (either now or later on). They'll explain what if any flexibility is available to you and one of your cons for Bath will either disappear or be definite.

    For your other cons I'd recommend doing a bit of research to unpick whether they're genuine differences or just your impression.

    Bath isn't included in http://personal.natwest.com/content/...dex%202015.pdf but it spells out the current average spending of students in various cities (so you can decide if those costs are likely to match your costs). Bath provide http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/funding/living-costs/ which seems to be pretty OTT in my experience but that will depend whether you're used to scrimping and saving or splashing out regularly.

    Have a look at https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/subje...eturnTo/Search and https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/subje...eturnTo/Search

    Click through all the tabs and decide if there are any differences in there that are important to you (eg are you confident that you wont be among the 6/10 students who couldn't agree that "Feedback on my work has helped me clarify things I did not understand" at Leeds or are you confident that Leeds are working to address this problem?, Leeds is very exams heavy for years 1 and 2 - would that suit you or not?) etc etc

    Have a look at the comments on http://university.which.co.uk/university-of-leeds-l23 v http://university.which.co.uk/university-of-bath-b16 and http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...tudent-reviews v http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...tudent-reviews

    Post in the stickied applicant and student threads in the University of Leeds and University of Bath forums and decide for yourself if the attitude of the two groups of students is different enough to matter to you

    As for the weather - see http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/w...mate/gcpvn15h9 the main differences in temperature are over the Summer - when you wont be at university ....you should be able to find similar charts for rainfall etc
 
 
 
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