This is going to sound odd. So I'm to start applying for university places in September, and so I've been thinking hard about where I'd like to go. I want to study journalism, but I'm prepared to compromise with english literature, and journalism courses are kind of few and far between.
I thought I had settled on Cardiff University. It has an excellent reputation for journalism, it is an NCTJ accredited course, it has well established links with media outlets such as the BBC and it is taught in an academic style, which employers look upon favourably (apparently idk). I went to the open day and loved the place.
The issue is that I only live just around an hour away from Cardiff, and when I had first envisioned myself going to university, I imagined travelling further afield, and 'cutting the apron strings', so to speak. I also really want the halls experience. I don't drive, nor does anybody in my immediate family, so in theory I'd have to stay in Cardiff, but for some reason that makes me feel like I'd be taking the place of somebody who lives much further away. This all makes me want to just change my first choice of uni altogether and now I'm very confused.
I totally understand if you think this question is a waste of time, it even sounds like it to me. It's just been eating at me for a while so I'd like to see what people think
Who do you think it is...