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I have a conditional from both Bristol and Exeter to study Classics in 2017 but I can't decide which one to choose. Exeter is rated more highly for Classics being 5th in the UK whilst Bristol is only 12th but I really like Bristol as a city (I love both courses so that isn't really a factor) I haven't been to see Exeter yet so I was just wondering about current student's views of both unis? Thanks 😃
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Bristol
Really why?
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Really why?
Just a nice city good university good societies etc. Exeter is kind of dull. It differs on many things like accommodation, city, course modules, distance away from home all of these things matter. I would rather go Bristol
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Just a nice city good university good societies etc. Exeter is kind of dull. It differs on many things like accommodation, city, course modules, distance away from home all of these things matter. I would rather go Bristol
Thanks for your help definitely more interested in Bristol as a city!
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you should visit exeter and compare the two, it'll be hard to get an unbiased opinion tbh
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you should visit exeter and compare the two, it'll be hard to get an unbiased opinion tbh
Yeah i'm planning to visit both in March at the same time so I can fully compare thanks
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Yeah i'm planning to visit both in March at the same time so I can fully compare thanks
Don't decide until then.
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I have a conditional from both Bristol and Exeter to study Classics in 2017 but I can't decide which one to choose. Exeter is rated more highly for Classics being 5th in the UK whilst Bristol is only 12th but I really like Bristol as a city (I love both courses so that isn't really a factor) I haven't been to see Exeter yet so I was just wondering about current student's views of both unis? Thanks 😃
Domestic league tables are utter shite. They factor in facility spending/student satisfaction equally to more important factors such as employer reputation/research output/ alumni success. If you want a better league table, check the world rankings.

Anyways, I would suggest Bristol is better, simply because of the fact that it's more reputable. Yes, it may seem very narrow sighted, but employers aren't going to check which one offers the better classics course, they're just going to base it off general reputation. The University you go to, provided is good, doesn't matter heavily, but you wanna make sure you go to the best one you can, just to maximise any little advantage.

In summary, Bristol is certainly more prestigious, but if there's a fundamental dislike you have with their course, then pick Exeter.
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could you please describe your personality and then I could give you a good answer
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Domestic league tables are utter shite. They factor in facility spending/student satisfaction equally to more important factors such as employer reputation/research output/ alumni success. If you want a better league table, check the world rankings.

Anyways, I would suggest Bristol is better, simply because of the fact that it's more reputable. Yes, it may seem very narrow sighted, but employers aren't going to check which one offers the better classics course, they're just going to base it off general reputation. The University you go to, provided is good, doesn't matter heavily, but you wanna make sure you go to the best one you can, just to maximise any little advantage.

In summary, Bristol is certainly more prestigious, but if there's a fundamental dislike you have with their course, then pick Exeter.
Thanks for the advice I love the course at Bristol was just concerned about the uni's rankings but evidently that doesn't matter to employers! Thanks x
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could you please describe your personality and then I could give you a good answer
Sure; I'm introverted, like being around a close group of friends and going out with them, I hate large crowds and big cities like London and I like cities that are fairly small but still have a good variety of cultural aspects like theatres, galleries, nice shops etc. Thanks
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'Bristol is certainly more prestigious'

Well, that is certainly ********.

Don't base your decision off of people's opinion on the internet, go and visit Exeter and compare it to Bristol and decide which one you prefer.
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Sure; I'm introverted, like being around a close group of friends and going out with them, I hate large crowds and big cities like London and I like cities that are fairly small but still have a good variety of cultural aspects like theatres, galleries, nice shops etc. Thanks
well exeter is a quite small town (or technically a city - as it has a cathedral in the city centre) so you'll probably be fine here - but just because it's a smaller town than bristol that doesn't mean it's going to be that much better for you - it will be somewhat most preferable I think if we're only talking about the setting
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well exeter is a quite small town (or technically a city - as it has a cathedral in the city centre) so you'll probably be fine here - but just because it's a smaller town than bristol that doesn't mean it's going to be that much better for you - it will be somewhat most preferable I think if we're only talking about the setting
Thanks would you say Exeter was similar to Durham in the size/type of city? What is Exeter like in terms of student life?
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'Bristol is certainly more prestigious'

Well, that is certainly ********.

Don't base your decision off of people's opinion on the internet, go and visit Exeter and compare it to Bristol and decide which one you prefer.
Yeah I'm planning too just wanted another opinion on both of them
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Thanks would you say Exeter was similar to Durham in the size/type of city? What is Exeter like in terms of student life?
I've personally not seen durham - that was always a bit too far up the league ladder for me - exeter was pretty much at the top for me
what do you mean student life? night life? it's really **** in my opinion but it's a good kind of "everybody's in the same boat so whatever" sort of ****.
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I've personally not seen durham - that was always a bit too far up the league ladder for me - exeter was pretty much at the top for me
what do you mean student life? night life? it's really **** in my opinion but it's a good kind of "everybody's in the same boat so whatever" sort of ****.
Yeh and just in general what the city was like for students? Thanks seems like a nice place
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I have a conditional from both Bristol and Exeter to study Classics in 2017 but I can't decide which one to choose. Exeter is rated more highly for Classics being 5th in the UK whilst Bristol is only 12th but I really like Bristol as a city (I love both courses so that isn't really a factor) I haven't been to see Exeter yet so I was just wondering about current student's views of both unis? Thanks 😃
Exeter is a beautiful city and the campus is far better than Bristol. I know many people from Bristol who all went to Exeter to study!

Go and see before you decide
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Exeter is a beautiful city and the campus is far better than Bristol. I know many people from Bristol who all went to Exeter to study!

Go and see before you decide
Yeh definitely will both seem like amazing places!
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