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    I`ve studied a year of Economics at Brunel, but failed as I didnt pass the core maths module (mainly as I didnt do A-Level maths and really struggled with the content).I took a year out and am doing A-Level maths as private candidate and got an offer from Brunel as long as I get a C in the maths im doing. I really enjoyed the uni and they offer placements and held a good number of events for employability, workshops for Excel, Sage and I volunteered at a few things. Plus this year they`ve held more programmes for employability (I keep an eye on the society and Business Life facebook pages) and they have an apprentice style event coming up to add to your CV and Bianca Miller from The Apprentice is also attending. I was all set for Brunel but I got an unconditional from City, and looked into it. It has higher ranking than Brunel and also offers placement year.Im really confused now, whichever uni I go, my main focus after grades is employability, so I want the uni which holds more events, workshops, opportunities etc for higher graduate prospects. Any Advice please? For those of you who`ve been to City, what opportunities did it offer to enhance your employability?
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    (Original post by MVA786)
    I`ve studied a year of Economics at Brunel, but failed as I didnt pass the core maths module (mainly as I didnt do A-Level maths and really struggled with the content).I took a year out and am doing A-Level maths as private candidate and got an offer from Brunel as long as I get a C in the maths im doing. I really enjoyed the uni and they offer placements and held a good number of events for employability, workshops for Excel, Sage and I volunteered at a few things. Plus this year they`ve held more programmes for employability (I keep an eye on the society and Business Life facebook pages) and they have an apprentice style event coming up to add to your CV and Bianca Miller from The Apprentice is also attending. I was all set for Brunel but I got an unconditional from City, and looked into it. It has higher ranking than Brunel and also offers placement year.Im really confused now, whichever uni I go, my main focus after grades is employability, so I want the uni which holds more events, workshops, opportunities etc for higher graduate prospects. Any Advice please? For those of you who`ve been to City, what opportunities did it offer to enhance your employability?
    I advise you to go to City - It is joining the University of London and will enjoy common ressources. Moreover, as a City student, I am quite satisfied with the teaching and the opportunities - good choice of modules and opportunity to engage in extra seminars, practice, and fairs.
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    I advise you to go to City - It is joining the University of London and will enjoy common ressources. Moreover, as a City student, I am quite satisfied with the teaching and the opportunities - good choice of modules and opportunity to engage in extra seminars, practice, and fairs.
    Thanks for your reply

    If you dont mind me asking, what are you studying?
    Also, what kinda employability activities does they hold for finance-related subjects e.g. networking, workshops, Courses etc?

    Thanks
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    City overall has an infinitely better reputation and graduate prospects than Brunel. City would be the smarter decision to make.
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    (Original post by MVA786)
    Thanks for your reply

    If you dont mind me asking, what are you studying?
    Also, what kinda employability activities does they hold for finance-related subjects e.g. networking, workshops, Courses etc?

    Thanks
    I'm studying law - For employability activities I would say lots of networking, and some workshop/seminars as well sometimes
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    (Original post by rbgpwer)
    I'm studying law - For employability activities I would say lots of networking, and some workshop/seminars as well sometimes
    Thanks for your reply!

    Is it mainly networking or other opportunities as well, e.g. project work, skills sessions. I`d prefer the uni which holds more experience related events so I can build my skills for my CV.

    Also, whats the area around and inside the uni like?

    Thanks
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    Hi OP,
    I was also dwelling over Brunel or city as Brunel was nearer to me but I felt like city was better. I study BSc management. We get emails time to time about different workshops talking place about climate change etc and also emails about their own jobs, I had an interview for one of them but I was unsuccessful. Some workshops you have to buy tickets for whereas some are free. You can also use your city credentials to log onto city careers page and book mock interviews, cv checks, LinkedIn help etc and they also have jobs advertised aswell. I've actually booked a mock interview for myself tomorrow so I'll see how it goes.

    In terms of modules you have a lot of choices with electives, I'm not sure about economics though. There are also loads of past papers on moodle.

    I would suggest City due to the fact that it's in the heart of London and near a lot of companies and the higher rankings and as a previous poster said it will be part of UoL soon which will make your degree look better.


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    Hi OP,
    I was also dwelling over Brunel or city as Brunel was nearer to me but I felt like city was better. I study BSc management. We get emails time to time about different workshops talking place about climate change etc and also emails about their own jobs, I had an interview for one of them but I was unsuccessful. Some workshops you have to buy tickets for whereas some are free. You can also use your city credentials to log onto city careers page and book mock interviews, cv checks, LinkedIn help etc and they also have jobs advertised aswell. I've actually booked a mock interview for myself tomorrow so I'll see how it goes.

    In terms of modules you have a lot of choices with electives, I'm not sure about economics though. There are also loads of past papers on moodle.

    I would suggest City due to the fact that it's in the heart of London and near a lot of companies and the higher rankings and as a previous poster said it will be part of UoL soon which will make your degree look better.


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    Hi! Thanks for your reply

    I`ve heard its gonna be a part of UoL but what does this mean exactly? Are their courses gonna change or campuses?

    I saw their careers page and read about the following, if you have any experience of these please let me know what you think of them:
    - UniTemps
    - Santander SME Uni work experience & internships
    - Enactus-Business Entrepeneural Project Work, sponsored byKPMG, EY
    - Employability Skills Tuesdays (Get certificate if you attend7 out of 18) - CityStarters-Projects and Competitions for start ups - Green Dragons-Sustainability project,Sorry for the long list! I really want a uni which enhances my employability as I wanna focus on the long run after my degree and as I`ve been to Brunel I have an idea of what they offer. But with City its rankings are higher and they seem to offer a lot but I havent been and I wanna be sure lol
    Thanks so much!!
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    (Original post by MVA786)
    Thanks for your reply!

    Is it mainly networking or other opportunities as well, e.g. project work, skills sessions. I`d prefer the uni which holds more experience related events so I can build my skills for my CV.

    Also, whats the area around and inside the uni like?

    Thanks
    Northampton Square (where most courses are) is located in the Farringdon/Barbican/Angel area of Central London. Quite vibrant with lots of shops and nice community. The Uni itself comprises several buildings accross this area and a further in other parts of London for specialist courses
 
 
 
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