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    My daughter has offers from Durham and Imperial for Geophysics. Imperial offered AAA and Durham AAB.

    She also got offers from Leeds, Manchester(Planetary Science and Geology) and Liverpool but her firm choice is going to be between Durham and Imperial. Accommodation wise she has got into Castle at Durham so is really attracted by that but London obviously has its attractions as well - especially since she loves ballet and RAD and ENB are only a short walk away.

    So on purely academic grounds and maybe future employment which would you choose. She is still undecided and needs to make a choice soon - if only to stop her asking me where she should go!

    Thanks for any views you can give
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    That's such a difficult choice! I'd struggle to live in London for 3 years, but you did specify on academic grounds...so I'd maybe go for Imperial.
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    Hi

    My daughter has offers from Durham and Imperial for Geophysics. Imperial offered AAA and Durham AAB.

    She also got offers from Leeds, Manchester(Planetary Science and Geology) and Liverpool but her firm choice is going to be between Durham and Imperial. Accommodation wise she has got into Castle at Durham so is really attracted by that but London obviously has its attractions as well - especially since she loves ballet and RAD and ENB are only a short walk away.

    So on purely academic grounds and maybe future employment which would you choose. She is still undecided and needs to make a choice soon - if only to stop her asking me where she should go!

    Thanks for any views you can give
    On purely academic grounds and future employment, then I'd certainly say Imperial wins here. But obviously that's not the only component you need to consider. I'm assuming she's visited both departments - which did she prefer the feel of? They're quite different universities, in terms of their organisation and setting! Has she also looked in detail at the modules offered by both courses? And there's also the issue of finance to consider; Imperial isn't exactly cheap, which is the main thing that put me off.
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    (Original post by Tabath)
    Hi

    My daughter has offers from Durham and Imperial for Geophysics. Imperial offered AAA and Durham AAB.

    She also got offers from Leeds, Manchester(Planetary Science and Geology) and Liverpool but her firm choice is going to be between Durham and Imperial. Accommodation wise she has got into Castle at Durham so is really attracted by that but London obviously has its attractions as well - especially since she loves ballet and RAD and ENB are only a short walk away.

    So on purely academic grounds and maybe future employment which would you choose. She is still undecided and needs to make a choice soon - if only to stop her asking me where she should go!

    Thanks for any views you can give
    Castle is beautiful, but as others have said purely in terms of academia and career prospects Imperial is superior by quite a large margin.
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    Thanks for your replies.My daughter really liked the course at Imperial best and especially this year is the best option academically,. However she really wasn't sure about spending three years in London (Shes says shes not really a city girl!) and fell in love with Castle when she stayed there overnight on a post offer visit so she has chosen Durham as her firm with Liverpool as her back up. She also decided she wanted to do the BSc as she wants to do an MSc rather than an MSci and this also enables her to go and do a Masters at Imperial.
 
 
 
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