Nottingham vs Belfast for Med School?

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Hey guys,

I'm applying to med school for 2017 entry and I'm stuck on my last uni choice! I've decided on Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Bristol, and I'm stuck on Nottingham vs Queen's Belfast for the 4th.

My main preoccupation with Nottingham is that (from my knowledge, I could be wrong) they make you do the BSc in half a year, which is obviously good in terms of fees but I'm a bit nervous about the stress levels that might induce! My main issue with Queen's Belfast is the sport - I'm an endurance runner and I'm really looking for unis that have good sports teams - and the fact that it's a flight or boat away from England (I'm from Sheffield). Anyone got any ideas about which might be better?

Any advice would be much appreciated! Hope everyone's applications are going well
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Hey guys,

I'm applying to med school for 2017 entry and I'm stuck on my last uni choice! I've decided on Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Bristol, and I'm stuck on Nottingham vs Queen's Belfast for the 4th.

My main preoccupation with Nottingham is that (from my knowledge, I could be wrong) they make you do the BSc in half a year, which is obviously good in terms of fees but I'm a bit nervous about the stress levels that might induce! My main issue with Queen's Belfast is the sport - I'm an endurance runner and I'm really looking for unis that have good sports teams - and the fact that it's a flight or boat away from England (I'm from Sheffield). Anyone got any ideas about which might be better?

Any advice would be much appreciated! Hope everyone's applications are going well
Hi katepw,

Glad to hear that Queen's is still on your list of possibilities for studying Medicine! And we're actually only an hours trip away from Manchester or Leeds Bradford so you'd never be too far from home!

In terms of your running needs Queen's has excellent sporting opportunities for its students with its nearby Physical Education Centre (http://www.queenssport.com/) and weekly Park Runs at its Malone Road facility (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/queens/) - the perfect opportunity to meet local runners! The Students Union has an Athletics and Harriers Club which regularly meets for training as well as taking part in various championships nationwide! (http://www.qubsu.org/ClubsSocieties/...eticsHarriers/) The excellent Mary Peters Track is also just down the road and is named after our very own local Olympian. It has a track as well as a network of forest trails used by a number of local running clubs so you could always try out a few to find the one that works best for you! (http://www.marypeterstrack.com/)Outside of the University and Belfast based offerings there are countless opportunities for endurance running off the beaten track in some of Northern Ireland's most beautiful surroundings. Just last week my friend took part in an ultra marathon along the Causeway Coast! Check out the events organised by 26 Extreme for an idea of what's on offer! (http://www.26extreme.com/categoriesL...ng-events.aspx) Hope this helps to get you up and running with your final decision making and best of luck with your application wherever you choose!! :goodluck:
Kachela
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