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    (Original post by zahraxxx)
    I'm debating about whether to firm King's or Warwick. As well as the expenses of London, everyone tells me I should go to a campus uni. However, will my graduate prospects be higher if I went to King's over Warwick? Or is Warwick considered just as prestigious ?
    Warwick is considered just as/more prestigious in certain circles.

    What are the courses? What are your career aspirations? If for e.g. you want to break into finance then Warwick is far superior, for anything to do with bio sciences then KCL wins easily.
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    (Original post by Chr0n)
    Depending on your course Warwick is probably more prestigious than KCL - at least in the UK. For example, Warwick is a target for many banks whereas KCL isn't.
    I've got an offer to study European Studies French pathway at King's , and at Warwick French, politics and international studies ?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Thank you! I just used to take public transport,so it wasn't that big a deal.
    Yeah med school is very competitive so just study hard!
    I really like the underground better than the buses that come every half hour near me but all good until there are tube strikes I suppose. Thank you!!
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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    I really like the underground better than the buses that come every half hour near me but all good until there are tube strikes I suppose. Thank you!!
    The tube is quicker,indeed even if it is alittle bit more expensive and the strikes can be so annoying,especially if it's for more than a day
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    (Original post by zahraxxx)
    I've got an offer to study European Studies French pathway at King's , and at Warwick French, politics and international studies ?
    I'd say KCL has the better faculty in this case (by quite a margin). But wrt career prospects afterwards Warwick shouldn't set you back at all, Warwick is also a target university while KCL is not.
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    (Original post by Oilfreak1)
    Warwick is considered just as/more prestigious in certain circles.

    What are the courses? What are your career aspirations? If for e.g. you want to break into finance then Warwick is far superior, for anything to do with bio sciences then KCL wins easily.
    I've got an offer to study European Studies French pathway at King's, and French, politics and international studies at Warwick. I guess the aim is to be a civil servant but I'll have to see where my degree takes me


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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    Nice to hear of a different opinion, what course did you do if you don't mind me asking?
    Geography!

    Yeh, I do think I'm a bit of an extreme case though. Although I know a lot of people are dissatisfied with my course in particular, I think part of my problem stems from the fact that I went to London because I wanted to experience it, but in my heart I'm not a big city girl, so being stuck here for 3 years has been hard!

    (Original post by zahraxxx)
    This is v helpful thank you! Did you get your first choice of student accommodation? Did you have to travel everyday from outside of central london?
    Hey, yeh in first year I lived in Julian Markham House in Elephant and Castle, the area was pretty rubbish but the hall itself wasnt too bad, and it was just one bus into uni or you could walk it in like 45 minutes (Strand). I've heard the hall had gone up quite a bit in price now though.

    In second year I lived a bit further out and had to get a longer bus in. Honestly it just wasnt for me, I study best in a work environment (so not at home) and it was such a hassle as it took me an hour to get in every day (walk to bus stop, wait for bus, bus journey, walk to uni - could do it in ~45mins but traffic is usually bad) and so often if I didnt have a lecture I just wouldnt leave the flat. Also, I didnt really get on with my flat mates that well so this second year was pretty rubbish for me.

    In third year I moved with a different friend closer to uni and it's definitely been better as I can just walk to uni. But also WAY more expensive. I can only JUST afford it despite getting the full student loan/grant and bursary from King's and working part-time.
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    As the other user said. Student satisfaction varies. Some people go to Cambridge and come out with a bad grade, no work and have to re-evaluate their lives. Whereas some people actually get good job prospects and an amazing degree at a school Like Middlesex. Truth be told, your choice between Warwick and King's might be a tough one as both have their advantages and disadvantages, Like King's seems to be better for Sciences, far better location and a greater reputation worldwide but Warwick is much cheaper, better for more business courses and in general much more economical. My advice is that you try and attend open days of both Prestigious universities, read what past students have said on websites like WhatUni.com and come to a conclusion.



    As a future King's student myself.
    I wish you the best
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    The tube is quicker,indeed even if it is alittle bit more expensive and the strikes can be so annoying,especially if it's for more than a day


    Strand doesn't have a train station does it?

    How do you use a tube to get to the King's campus in Strand?
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    (Original post by wdkmwd)
    Strand doesn't have a train station does it?

    How do you use a tube to get to the King's campus in Strand?
    In the olden days there probably was but no,there hasn't been for years most likely. Couldn't you get the Piccadilly line to Holborn and then walk from there?
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    (Original post by wdkmwd)
    Strand doesn't have a train station does it?

    How do you use a tube to get to the King's campus in Strand?
    Temple on the District line is the closest, literally just down the road.

    Buuut if you live in South London it's often quicker and easier to get the bus.
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    I'll probably just use the bus.


    The train zones confuse me and it's much more expensive.
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    (Original post by LiquidGold)
    Temple on the District line is the closest, literally just down the road.

    Buuut if you live in South London it's often quicker and easier to get the bus.


    Thanks for your assistance
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    In the olden days there probably was but no,there hasn't been for years most likely. Couldn't you get the Piccadilly line to Holborn and then walk from there?
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    (Original post by Oilfreak1)
    I'd say KCL has the better faculty in this case (by quite a margin). But wrt career prospects afterwards Warwick shouldn't set you back at all, Warwick is also a target university while KCL is not.
    Thanks for your help, I think I'm swaying towards Warwick due to the expenses. I was also considering Bristol but I find them to be disorganised and rude lol


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    (Original post by zahraxxx)
    Thanks for your help, I think I'm swaying towards Warwick due to the expenses. I was also considering Bristol but I find them to be disorganised and rude lol


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    yeah can't go wrong with either of those three universities, I would personally rate Warwick highest but that's due to my own career aspirations. Hopefully you've visited both universities and wont be choosing Warwick over KCL purely because its cheaper :P, having lived across the road from KCLs Guys campus for most of my life, it's a wonderful place to study with hays galleria/Tower hill/the shard minutes away. The strand campus is kinda meh though.
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    Work out the comparitive budgets and also your travelling times. Unis where they have cheap transport and accommodation do exist and think how hand the extra money would be.
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    (Original post by Oilfreak1)
    yeah can't go wrong with either of those three universities, I would personally rate Warwick highest but that's due to my own career aspirations. Hopefully you've visited both universities and wont be choosing Warwick over KCL purely because its cheaper :P.
    Are you a student at Warwick? Idk I just think ill have a better time at a campus uni!
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    (Original post by zahraxxx)
    Are you a student at Warwick? Idk I just think ill have a better time at a campus uni!
    Nope, not a student at Warwick just someone who appreciates how amazing the university is for finance.

    I understand what you mean about campus unis but Kings' Guys Campus is pretty self contained and there's so much to see and do that I think when considering campuses that particular site at Kings beats campus unis (can't really comment on the strand campus though).

    I might be abit biased though as I was born in Guy's, lived there for 16 years and had half my family study at that campus, so take what I say about how great Kings' Guy's campus is with a grain of salt .
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    As a student who is currently at King's I would choose a campus university if i could go back, actually looking into transferring at the moment because I cant deal with London for 3 years haha. I will list the pro's and con's - for my experience in particular
    Pro's
    1. Reputation
    2. Always something to do


    Con's
    1. Not much careers advice, maybe this would become more relevant in 2/3rd year, I haven't found anything useful.
    2. Everything is sparsely situated making it difficult to get to know people because people just leave & do their own thing after lectures
    3. Difficult to join sports/ societies if you are commuting or not near to the training grounds Surrey/ Lewisham. Take a while to get to.
    4. Everything is busy all the time - can be very stressful
    5. Lack of social spaces as part of the university
    6. Very Very Very expensive!
    7. Lack of social life outside halls, particularly if you are commuting

    Hope this helps, I am happy to answer any more questions
 
 
 
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