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Hi, I am trying to decide between a psychology Bsc at Kings College London vs Bristol University, current and past students...

What is the best and worst part of your university?

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Hi there! I'm in your same situation, with the difference that I have to decide for Neuroscience they both are very good universities, I think the city will be the main difference.
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Same situation, but for Dentistry, King's wants A*AA and Bristol AAA.
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Hello,

I am currently studying at Bristol and absolutely love it! I think the main difference, as has already been said, is not so much the universities but the cities themselves. From what my friends that are studying in London (both at Kings, UCL and LAMDA) have told me is that although London is great, it is extremely expensive for students. Bristol accommodation is seen as expensive, and yet that is still about £40-80 cheaper than the majority of London student accommodations. Bristol also has a much more relaxed and homely feel, whereas in London you can feel a little like a blimp. To be honest I think its completely up to your own personal preference of living in a huge city, in comparison to a smaller city, but cost is definitely something worth considering. In terms of the actual universities, from what i've heard and experienced, there is not much difference. It might however be worth really researching the course you've applied for at both, as when I applied I assumed my course would be relatively the same at whatever uni, and this was not the case, this being why I chose Bristol.

Hope this helped in some way!
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I'm in the exact same position for Bsc psychology, although also have an offer from UCL that I am considering firming. As a student in London, there are some cost saving benefits, such as 1/3 off of oyster travel fees. However Bristol also provide students with free bus passes to access campus from various locations in the city. I think that living in London as an undergraduate will be the most thriving time to experience the capital. Bristol is really inviting as a city however I know that in the 2nd and 3rd years there is less choice/flexibility in modules than a larger department like King's can offer you. As you can probably tell, I am stuck amidst a list of pro's and con's for both uni's so am probably not of much help, but good luck!
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In the same position! Law at King's or Bristol? 😭
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If ultimately you want to work in London, I'd go to Bristol, as it offers the complete opposite of the anonymity of London life. London takes its toll.
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(Original post by HeisenbergWW)
In the same position! Law at King's or Bristol? 😭
Currently studying law at bristol (see my message above) also if you have any questions relating to the course, I'm happy to help!
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