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    Is it a necessity, or should you pick based on your location?
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    I wouldn't advise anyone to just go to their local uni.
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    I agree with Course Structure and Industry Links. But for Reputation, I would refer you to the TSR article on uni myths, that employers do not keep an encyclopedic knowledge of which university was best for subject x in year y.

    For some people in certain situations, studying closer to home might be a very important factor. Or it might depend what you want out of uni and life thereafter. My brother went to Sheffield primarily because it was so close to the Peak District. He got a decent degree which enabled him to get a decent job which enables him to spend all his spare time doing what he loves which is caving, climbing and mountain rescue. You may look down on my brother because he didn't go to the "best" university he could manage, (whoever's opinion you listen on where that might be), but he is a happy man.
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    (Original post by HighFructose)
    Is it a necessity, or should you pick based on your location?
    If there is a reason why you need to stay close to home (i.e need to be able to get to family quickly) then there is nothing wrong with picking more local universities! It's a very personal choice. However, if you don't, it's always worth taking your pick of the best in the country that you can get in to. I wouldn't worry too much about the cost of moving away because you will have a loan and unis will provide extra financial support themselves, if you need it.

    (Original post by Artjen)
    I agree with Course Structure and Industry Links. But for Reputation, I would refer you to the TSR article on uni myths, that employers do not keep an encyclopedic knowledge of which university was best for subject x in year y.
    Yes but it can't be denied that the overall university does have a reputation. That would matter, at least a little bit, to employers.
 
 
 
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