So, I am predicted A*A*A in geography, RS and Biology, and am currently planning on going to Trinity College Dublin to study geography.
I want to go here for a number of reasons, its located in the centre of a european capital city, its an ancient and prestigious university (best by far in Ireland) and its relatively close to home, (I live in belfast)
However, just yesterday my careers teacher told me I was crazy for not applying to Cambridge with my grades, and Trinity would be a waste of time. (I didn't apply to any UK universities...)
This shocked me, as i had never really thought about going to an oxbridge uni. Now however, i am reconsidering my plans to go to trinity dublin, and instead take a gap year and apply to cambridge.
Really my question is, will the chance of going to cambridge be worth postponing my education for a year? And how would Trinity college dublin compare with oxbridge in prestige and employability.
I know Cambridge is an amazing uni, but is it THAT much better than trinity college dublin?
Thanks for your time
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