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    I need help ASAP

    I got released into clearing and got myself two verbal offers.
    One from SOAS for Development and Economics.
    One from Warwick for Classical Civilisation.

    bearing in mind uni reputation and job prospects, which one would you go for?
    -Thank you
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    Warwick without a shred of doubt. Much better employability
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    I have 24hrs to give warwick a response.:cry2:
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    Have you looked at the course content of both?
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    (Original post by Pinkberry_y)
    Warwick without a shred of doubt. Much better employability
    Thank you! I'll take this into consideration. But remember the 'Classics' isn't so much in demand in the job market.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Have you looked at the course content of both?
    Yes I did, they are both very fantastic and interesting. That's why it's hard for me to chose.
    Which one would you recommend?
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    (Original post by jgjog3)
    Yes I did, they are both very fantastic and interesting. That's why it's hard for me to chose.
    Which one would you recommend?
    Not knowing anything about either, I can't comment. You also need to consider where do you want to live for the next 3 years+
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Not knowing anything about either, I can't comment. You also need to consider where do you want to live for the next 3 years+
    I don't mind. I live in Birmingham so I'll commute to Warwick. And I can crash in with my Aunt in London.
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    Hey im going to SOAS in September, and all the current students i have spoken to many who have A*-A grades say that SOAS was the best decision they made. In terms of development studies, the lecturers are at the forefront of current affairs and when i visited the open day, there was a lecturer talking about how last week she gave a talk to the UN on the Syrian Refugee Crisis. So in terms of employability, i believe you would be able to create far more connections and gain experience easily when at SOAS because 'Development at SOAS' is highly respected. I don't know much about economics but i am sure this extends to them because whenever economics at SOAS is also highly rated and you also have the opportunity to focus on specific regional economics such as in Asia and Chine, two booming economies. So i would say if you want to be employable and make life easier for yourself in terms on gaining the knowledge to thrive in this current world and make yourself useful then choose SOAS. I know Warwick sounds tempting because it's almost on par with Durham and St Andrews but in terms of the course Classical Civilization, in this day and age would perhaps leave you at a disadvantage compared to development and economics. Hope this helped! If you want, just phone SOAS and say "What makes soas unique and will regional specialisms put me at an advantage or disadvantage?"
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    (Original post by Zakriah)
    Hey im going to SOAS in September, and all the current students i have spoken to many who have A*-A grades say that SOAS was the best decision they made. In terms of development studies, the lecturers are at the forefront of current affairs and when i visited the open day, there was a lecturer talking about how last week she gave a talk to the UN on the Syrian Refugee Crisis. So in terms of employability, i believe you would be able to create far more connections and gain experience easily when at SOAS because 'Development at SOAS' is highly respected. I don't know much about economics but i am sure this extends to them because whenever economics at SOAS is also highly rated and you also have the opportunity to focus on specific regional economics such as in Asia and Chine, two booming economies. So i would say if you want to be employable and make life easier for yourself in terms on gaining the knowledge to thrive in this current world and make yourself useful then choose SOAS. I know Warwick sounds tempting because it's almost on par with Durham and St Andrews but in terms of the course Classical Civilization, in this day and age would perhaps leave you at a disadvantage compared to development and economics. Hope this helped! If you want, just phone SOAS and say "What makes soas unique and will regional specialisms put me at an advantage or disadvantage?"

    Oh Thank you so much !
    yes that's what I was thinking.
    But someone was debating with me that uni ranking is essential if I could get a job.
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    (Original post by jgjog3)
    Oh Thank you so much !
    yes that's what I was thinking.
    But someone was debating with me that uni ranking is essential if I could get a job.
    It absolutely isn't essential. Most employers neither know nor care where a uni is in the rankings.

    You should go with your interests. Both degrees will give you the opportunity to develop skills useful in the workplace, and whether you get a job after you graduate is down to you and what you can offer rather than which uni you went to.
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    (Original post by Minerva)
    It absolutely isn't essential. Most employers neither know nor care where a uni is in the rankings.

    You should go with your interests. Both degrees will give you the opportunity to develop skills useful in the workplace, and whether you get a job after you graduate is down to you and what you can offer rather than which uni you went to.
    Thank you!
    I know where I'm going now.
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    Uni rankings are overrated. I mean obviously if you graduate from Oxbridge you will stand out from the crowd because they are the top unis and my teacher told me that employers won't look at two candidates and think "Oh her uni rankings is 11 and his ranking is 22, let's pick her" I guess the reputation of the Uni matters, for example an employer might go "Well we have hired people from this uni before and they perform/don't perform well" and that might influence your job prospects but i know for a fact that many SOAS graduates go to some of the best companies including the top law and accountancy firms all around the world. I've been told by a few lecturers that SOAS has a well known reputation abroad especially in Asia. I think maybe if you had a different course for Warwick i could offer some pros but i think what you have now, your best offer is SOAS.
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    (Original post by Zakriah)
    Uni rankings are overrated. I mean obviously if you graduate from Oxbridge you will stand out from the crowd because they are the top unis and my teacher told me that employers won't look at two candidates and think "Oh her uni rankings is 11 and his ranking is 22, let's pick her" I guess the reputation of the Uni matters, for example an employer might go "Well we have hired people from this uni before and they perform/don't perform well" and that might influence your job prospects but i know for a fact that many SOAS graduates go to some of the best companies including the top law and accountancy firms all around the world. I've been told by a few lecturers that SOAS has a well known reputation abroad especially in Asia. I think maybe if you had a different course for Warwick i could offer some pros but i think what you have now, your best offer is SOAS.
    Ok i understand
 
 
 
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