I need to get rid of one of my choices (long story not worth explaining - irrelevant) and was wondering if someone could give me any advice or thoughts? I've unfortunately only been able to visit LSE so I've been struggling.
I'd like to go to a university with a solid reputation, and I believe that domestically all my options fulfil that criteria - although I do think that LSE has a bit of an edge. However, I also haven't ruled out a career internationally and feel like it might be important to have a university with international reputation especially post-Brexit (this may be unfounded as I've heard international opportunities are more likely to first come from a domestic employer rather than directly - not sure). Regardless, I'm not sure if Warwick is really 'well-known' internationally.
However, at the same time, I'd also like to enjoy the university experience and this is where I'm not as sure about the London unis. LSE seems to have a reputation in particular for a really intense workload and anti-social environment. I've heard that UCL tends to be more social and that the workload doesn't tend to be quite as oppressive socially. However, I'm not sure if these disparities are as clear cut as people say
In contrast, I think that Warwick would probably be a better fit for me socially. I like the idea of a campus and the associated community, getting involved in societies, the ability to go to clubs that are sort of crap but serviceable and won't cost you an arm and a leg. At the same time, I'm sure this is accessible to some degree at London unis?
As a final brief aside, do people think there is a major difference between Warwick and Durham i.e. are they so similar that I should get rid of one or the other? I've highlighted the campus as quite a unique selling point for Warwick but not sure if I've over-estimated it's importance.
As you can probably tell, I'm going round in circles in my head, so would be grateful to hear any personal insights or advice! Thanks!