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I've been ringing up Universities for the past couple of hours and so far I have 3 offers but I can't decide between them
I want to do Computer Science but I didn't do too well in my A levels and I got BBD so my options are limited. The 3 offers I have received are,

Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year at Manchester University (4/5 years)
http://university.which.co.uk/univer...000-g400-46633
Computer Science at Swansea University (3 years)
http://university.which.co.uk/swanse...000-g400-75362
Computer Science at Aston University(3 years)
http://university.which.co.uk/aston-...ears-9000-g400

In the Guardian League table in Computer Science Swansea is ranked 5th, Manchester is ranked 8th, Aston is ranked 9th
but in the Complete University Guide league table Manchester is ranked 9th, Swansea is ranked 19th and Aston is 31st
however Manchester has lower student satisfaction scores compared to Swansea and Aston's which are pretty high

With the Manchester course I can live at home but for the Swansea and Aston courses I'll need to move out which I don't mind doing but I would prefer to stay at home but the Manchester course is 1-2 years longer

They all have their strengths and weaknesses but I can't decide which one is the best for me? Is there anything else I should be considered or is the answer obvious?
I don't have much time to reply to the offers before they expire so any advice is appreciated
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I've been ringing up Universities for the past couple of hours and so far I have 3 offers but I can't decide between them
I want to do Computer Science but I didn't do too well in my A levels and I got BBD so my options are limited. The 3 offers I have received are,

Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year at Manchester University (4/5 years)
http://university.which.co.uk/univer...000-g400-46633
Computer Science at Swansea University (3 years)
http://university.which.co.uk/swanse...000-g400-75362
Computer Science at Aston University(3 years)
http://university.which.co.uk/aston-...ears-9000-g400

In the Guardian League table in Computer Science Swansea is ranked 5th, Manchester is ranked 8th, Aston is ranked 9th
but in the Complete University Guide league table Manchester is ranked 9th, Swansea is ranked 19th and Aston is 31st
however Manchester has lower student satisfaction scores compared to Swansea and Aston's which are pretty high

With the Manchester course I can live at home but for the Swansea and Aston courses I'll need to move out which I don't mind doing but I would prefer to stay at home but the Manchester course is 1-2 years longer

They all have their strengths and weaknesses but I can't decide which one is the best for me? Is there anything else I should be considered or is the answer obvious?
I don't have much time to reply to the offers before they expire so any advice is appreciated
Hi, firstly what a dilemma to be in choice of 3 Universities, well done you! Here are a few facts on Swansea that may help you to decide. A new £31m Computational Foundry is being built later this year for entry September 2018 that will house computer science and mathematics, which will mean part of your course will be at the new £450 million Bay Campus. We are a dual campus by the sea and we are in the Top 10 for student satisfaction, 5th in the Guardian League Tables for Computer Science and have a £20 million Sports Village 5 minutes walk from the Singleton Campus. We also have the beach and the Gower Peninsula on our doorstep, oh and we are only 3 hours drive to Manchester. I hope this helps http://www.swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves/
Whatever you decide we hope it works out for you!!!!
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oh and we are only 3 hours drive to Manchester.
Really? better tell Google, it gives 4hr 11min
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I've been ringing up Universities for the past couple of hours and so far I have 3 offers but I can't decide between them
I want to do Computer Science but I didn't do too well in my A levels and I got BBD so my options are limited. The 3 offers I have received are,

Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year at Manchester University (4/5 years)
http://university.which.co.uk/univer...000-g400-46633
Computer Science at Swansea University (3 years)
http://university.which.co.uk/swanse...000-g400-75362
Computer Science at Aston University(3 years)
http://university.which.co.uk/aston-...ears-9000-g400

In the Guardian League table in Computer Science Swansea is ranked 5th, Manchester is ranked 8th, Aston is ranked 9th
but in the Complete University Guide league table Manchester is ranked 9th, Swansea is ranked 19th and Aston is 31st
however Manchester has lower student satisfaction scores compared to Swansea and Aston's which are pretty high

With the Manchester course I can live at home but for the Swansea and Aston courses I'll need to move out which I don't mind doing but I would prefer to stay at home but the Manchester course is 1-2 years longer

They all have their strengths and weaknesses but I can't decide which one is the best for me? Is there anything else I should be considered or is the answer obvious?
I don't have much time to reply to the offers before they expire so any advice is appreciated
**** the tables, Manchester is naturally better than the other two - it is, after all, a science focused university.

If you think you can deal with the extra years of studying, then go for Manchester. If you're living at home, you'll be saving some money at least, even though it'll still be more expensive.
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