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    As a parent I like to know which university is best to study Chemistry?

    And why?

    Your objective input will be greatly appreciated.

    Very worried parents
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    Why are you worried?

    In terms of ranking, reputation and likelihood of getting into work after, Imperial is accepted as the better one. But it's really down to your child to choose
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    Imperial will have better national and international reputation, but I'm not qualifified enough to speak about the course strucure etc
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Why are you worried?

    In terms of ranking, reputation and likelihood of getting into work after, Imperial is accepted as the better one. But it's really down to your child to choose
    I understand and agree that it is my sons choice. However as a parent we must guide them to make that decision. As at the end of the day this is their future. We can see that currently so many graduates are without jobs and those with degrees from Oxbridge imperial UCl LSE etc get picked up very quickly by the companies. And there are some will not even look at Oxbridge graduates.

    Also in terms of the research facilities I think imperial is better connected to big companies for the grant and fundings.

    He is choosing Manchester above imperial and Warwick.
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    Imperial definitely

    It's at the top of uni lists for a reason
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    (Original post by PGP)
    I understand and agree that it is my sons choice. However as a parent we must guide them to make that decision. As at the end of the day this is their future. We can see that currently so many graduates are without jobs and those with degrees from Oxbridge imperial UCl LSE etc get picked up very quickly by the companies. And there are some will not even look at Oxbridge graduates.

    Also in terms of the research facilities I think imperial is better connected to big companies for the grant and fundings.

    He is choosing Manchester above imperial and Warwick.
    Nah, it's perfectly fine for you to be worried. I've been part of many access schemes etc for Manchester, and I live very close to it too.

    I'd say one of the biggest reasons why people choose Manchester is for the social scene and nightlife. Maybe that's what your son wants? And Imperial doesn't have a great reputation for social activities aha

    The University of Manchester, in its own right, is pretty good. It's got good research links, facilities etc

    But the thing that made me firm a higher ranked uni over Manchetser (I want to do a science degree myself) is that there will be so many science graduates competing for the few jobs/postgrad spots and you need that little edge over other candidates, just to be able to get a job you want to do (and Manchester is far too close to home for me!)

    Repeat what I just said to him?
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    Definitely Imperial.
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    It's his choice ultimately, don't push him to where you want him to go, it's him who's going to be living there for 3/4 years!. It's not like by choosing Manchester he's choosing to go to a polytechnic.
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    Manchester and Imperial are both good RG unis, Id say imperial is a little better but either way you cant go wrong with either.

    Both are pretty close imo and from talking to research/industry professionals theyre both kinda seen the same.
 
 
 
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