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    Hey you guys, I'm planning to do my MSc in human resource management (I'm in international student) and I was wondering whether I should go for Loughborough or UWE?
    I have checked ranking and Loughborough is way ahead (10-13), while UWE is rocking some 50-60 ranking.
    Other factors to consider are the whole atmosphere, city/town to live, student experience, employability, and possibility to work as a part-timer during the program year.
    Any idea?

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    Although the league tables are rather subjective I believe that Loughborough is now 5th overall on one ranking (Guardian).

    If it's UWE in Bristol that you are looking at then that is a very nice city but I've heard that Loughborough is also nice.
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    Well thank you for your reply, but would you go into more details?
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    Here in the UK things like rankings really matter to some people including employers, although some universities offer courses that are the best in the country and people go to those for their unique culture and place within an industry, regardless of ranking amongst universities.

    UWL, the University of West London and UWE, the University of the West of England, are two different places.

    One is in London and the other is in Bristol. UWE is ranked 50-60's and UWL in the 100's+

    Loughborough on the other hand is much higher and according to the Complete University Guide, it is ranked 7th, so that is the obvious choice right there.
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    Thank you! And yeah I meant UWE as in the one in Bristol.
    So you think I should go for Loughborough, even though UWE is well known for its culture and student experience?
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    (Original post by MaieB)
    Hey you guys, I'm planning to do my MSc in human resource management (I'm in international student) and I was wondering whether I should go for Loughborough or UWE?
    I have checked ranking and Loughborough is way ahead (10-13), while UWE is rocking some 50-60 ranking.
    Other factors to consider are the whole atmosphere, city/town to live, student experience, employability, and possibility to work as a part-timer during the program year.
    Any idea?

    Thank you!
    (Original post by MaieB)
    Thank you! And yeah I meant UWE as in the one in Bristol.
    So you think I should go for Loughborough, even though UWE is well known for its culture and student experience?
    Hey MaieB

    Great to hear that you're considering Loughborough

    I did my undergraduate at Loughborough and enjoyed it so much that I have since continued on to postgraduate study. The work/life balance you can achieve here is fantastic. There are so many student societies and clubs to get involved in and the whole place has a fantastic community spirit. The Union has also recently done a big push on the postgraduate side of things, organising plenty of socials specifically geared towards us.

    Loughborough is a small town and the students are a large chunk of its population so the town itself has a lot of student events and reasonably priced places to eat and socialise etc. We're also really close to several bigger cities - Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are all within 30mins by train, Birmingham is about an hour away and you can get to London in less than an hour and a half - so it's the best of both worlds really.

    I can't comment on the course itself but the School of Business and Economics is one of the biggest on the campus and has a great reputation, consistently ranked within the UK's top 10 in the subject league tables.

    I hope this helps! If you have any specific questions about the course or life at Loughborough then I'm happy to answer them

    Teresa
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    (Original post by MaieB)
    UWE is well known for its culture and student experience?
    We must be talking about different UWE's.. Oxford has culture. UWE.. just no.

    Go for Loughbrough, it will open up so many doors for you, as sadly ranking really does help!
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    Hey MaieB

    Great to hear that you're considering Loughborough

    I did my undergraduate at Loughborough and enjoyed it so much that I have since continued on to postgraduate study. The work/life balance you can achieve here is fantastic. There are so many student societies and clubs to get involved in and the whole place has a fantastic community spirit. The Union has also recently done a big push on the postgraduate side of things, organising plenty of socials specifically geared towards us.

    Loughborough is a small town and the students are a large chunk of its population so the town itself has a lot of student events and reasonably priced places to eat and socialise etc. We're also really close to several bigger cities - Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are all within 30mins by train, Birmingham is about an hour away and you can get to London in less than an hour and a half - so it's the best of both worlds really.

    I can't comment on the course itself but the School of Business and Economics is one of the biggest on the campus and has a great reputation, consistently ranked within the UK's top 10 in the subject league tables.

    I hope this helps! If you have any specific questions about the course or life at Loughborough then I'm happy to answer them

    Teresa
    Sounds promising; my only concern is that the course sounds too theoretical compared to that of UWE (they provide internship and a real-life HR shadowing opportunity). Any idea about that, Teresa?
    Thank you
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    (Original post by MaieB)
    Sounds promising; my only concern is that the course sounds too theoretical compared to that of UWE (they provide internship and a real-life HR shadowing opportunity). Any idea about that, Teresa?
    Thank you
    Hello again

    As I didn't take the Human Resource Management course myself I'm afraid I can't comment on course specifics. However, it might be worth dropping an email to the School's postgrad admissions team - they'll be able to give you much more detailed information about the course content. They can be reached directly on [email protected]. Alternatively, you can give them a call on 01509 228322.

    Hope this helps!

    Teresa
 
 
 
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