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    Defo Southampton. The others are pretty much similar to one another.


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    (Original post by martinnmartin)
    Rank them

    Southampton
    Reading
    Kent
    Sussex


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    As you can tell from the posts, everyone has a different idea of "better". Ultimately it's a personal choice that you have to make. There is no rush, you have until May.

    Carefully compare the content of the courses. You can also use sites like unistats to compare other aspects such as graduate outcomes. You also need to factor in their offers, and the likelyhood you have of achieving them.

    Then visit each of the universities and the host town/city.

    You will be living & studying your preferred course for 3+ years. Why did you shortlist those universities? Reasses them now against your original criteria.

    Fundamentally YOU need to choose the course that most interests you, and a location you like.
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    (Original post by martinnmartin)
    I don't mind as long as it's away from London which all of them are, I'm looking for the best uni in terms of reputation and that could get me a decent job. Thanks
    Southampton > Sussex >> Kent = Reading
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    For me it would be:
    Sussex / Kent
    Reading / Southampton

    The whole of what informs my thinking here is the relative appeal of the four locations. The universities are much of a muchness, surely, or anyway are for Law.
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    Southampton or Reading.
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    (Original post by martinnmartin)
    I don't mind as long as it's away from London which all of them are, I'm looking for the best uni in terms of reputation and that could get me a decent job. Thanks


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    Why is being away from London important to you?

    All of your choices are within quite easy reach of London - was that important to you when you made your choices?

    What sort of job would you be looking for? If you want to go into the legal profession then http://www.chambersstudent.co.uk/whe...d-universities has some useful stats on which university graduates got training contracts....but historical trends aren't always indicators of you personal chances (and the stats for your 4 choices are pretty much on a par with each other). For non legal careers you need to look into the sorts of opportunities available outside your course - placements, extra curriculars, networking etc etc

    Are there any other things that matter to you? For example Canterbury has only 2 very small cinemas (a 2 screen Odeon and a 3 screen independent), Southampton has brilliant parks and green areas, Sussex is handy for the beach etc etc.
 
 
 
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