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    Hey,

    I'm going to Newcastle in September, I've worked fairly hard over the last few years and got an unconditional. My family made me think I was doing the best thing in going there as it is a really good uni with good links but looking on TSR has made me think that I was stupid for turning down Kings College London as it seems to be held in higher regard.

    Have I been stupid and could I get my place back?
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    (Original post by JordanC55)
    Hey,

    I'm going to Newcastle in September, I've worked fairly hard over the last few years and got an unconditional. My family made me think I was doing the best thing in going there as it is a really good uni with good links but looking on TSR has made me think that I was stupid for turning down Kings College London as it seems to be held in higher regard.

    Have I been stupid and could I get my place back?
    Newcastle is a very good university. You'll have a great time.

    (And no, once you've rejected KCL that's it (assuming it was more than 7 days ago...). Enjoy Newcastle. It's good )

    You can always do your postgrad at KCL if you are still interested in 3 years time.

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    Good overall but lowish for Russell Group.
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    I'd say in-between. Still a good university, but definitely not the best among the Russell Groups.
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    (Original post by JordanC55)
    Hey,

    I'm going to Newcastle in September, I've worked fairly hard over the last few years and got an unconditional. My family made me think I was doing the best thing in going there as it is a really good uni with good links but looking on TSR has made me think that I was stupid for turning down Kings College London as it seems to be held in higher regard.

    Have I been stupid and could I get my place back?
    When did you apply to King's?
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    (Original post by JordanC55)
    Hey,

    I'm going to Newcastle in September, I've worked fairly hard over the last few years and got an unconditional. My family made me think I was doing the best thing in going there as it is a really good uni with good links but looking on TSR has made me think that I was stupid for turning down Kings College London as it seems to be held in higher regard.

    Have I been stupid and could I get my place back?
    No, you are not stupid. There is not significant difference in prestige between King's and Newcastle.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Newcastle is a very good university. You'll have a great time.

    (And no, once you've rejected KCL that's it (assuming it was more than 7 days ago...). Enjoy Newcastle. It's good )

    You can always do your postgrad at KCL if you are still interested in 3 years time.

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    Thanks, this made me feel a lot better!
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    Decent, but not the most reputable amongst RG.

    Don't worry about reputation - you've made your choice, and there will be more important things to consider once you go there next year. Student life at King's isn't ideal either.
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    (Original post by JordanC55)
    Hey,

    I'm going to Newcastle in September, I've worked fairly hard over the last few years and got an unconditional. My family made me think I was doing the best thing in going there as it is a really good uni with good links but looking on TSR has made me think that I was stupid for turning down Kings College London as it seems to be held in higher regard.

    Have I been stupid and could I get my place back?
    Just enjoy your course, the nightlife and the fact that you'll be living up north. They are things you will remember for the rest of your life, not how prestigious your university is.
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Decent, but not the most reputable amongst RG.

    Don't worry about reputation - you've made your choice, and there will be more important things to consider once you go there next year. Student life at King's isn't ideal either.
    Yeah that's one of the factors i.e living in London that put me off, I've heard it isn't best for experience

    (Original post by george_c00per)
    Just enjoy your course, the nightlife and the fact that you'll be living up north. They are things you will remember for the rest of your life, not how prestigious your university is.
    Thanks that was really reassuring, I'm excited for it 😊
 
 
 
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