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Bournemouth vs Portsmouth vs Newcaslte (London campus) for Marketing watch

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    I am stuck between my choices.
    I have offers to study Digital Marketing BA (Portsmouth), International Business Management BSc (Newcastle London campus) and Marketing Communications BA (Bournemouth).

    It is worth noting that I am an international student and I'm equally interested in all of these areas of marketing. To be honest, I've always wanted to live in London and it's easier to travel there. What's more, I am used to living in big busy cities, so smaller ones may seem too boring to me. Finally, as all of my chosen courses include a placement year, I feel it would be more convenient for me to live in London in order to find a job and a flat, but that's questionable, of course.
    The only thing that prevents me from choosing Newcastle (London) is that this is a new campus and it comes with obvious disadvantages. For example, there is literally one building for everything, so there aren't many facilities. Social side of university life is limited to people I'm studying with, so no students with specialisations different from mine. Last, but not least, I'm afraid there won't be many British/EU students, mostly international ones, which I consider to be kind of a drawback.
    On the contrary, I like study programmes in Portsmouth and Bournemouth more, because they are less scientific and focus on a creative side of marketing. However, these universities are less well-known, so their degrees less useful when it comes to searching for a job outside the UK.

    I am also interested in obtaining CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing, so I would like to hear about this too...

    To sum up, I would be happy to get in touch with people who study marketing in the mentioned universities in order to hear their opinion on the course. If you are one of these students, please, tell me about your student life, as this will help me make a decision.
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    Hi Tatiana!

    Thanks for asking some good questions about Newcastle University London - I'm happy to answer them for you.

    London is a great place to live and study for the reasons you have suggested - it is one of the most vibrant cities in the world with a lot of job opportunities. The Campus is located on the edge of London's famous Square Mile - where three quarters of global companies have a headquarters. We offer many industry-immersive activities to help you make the most of this, such as weekly masterclasses, alumni events on Campus to help you network with Newcastle University graduates, work placement opportunities and much more. These activities are bound to help you find a job in your home country.

    You are correct that we are currently one Campus, but this is a positive thing. With everything under one roof we have formed a close-knit learning community - you don't have to travel far for meetings with lecturers and you get to know your peers really well - including those on other courses.

    We have a Students' Union at the Campus and students have formed many thriving societies, including entrepreneurship society, international student society and cultural society. You also have the opportunity to start your own society which is a great thing to add to your CV. Additionally, you can become a member of Student Central - a Students' Union for the wider University of London community, and this is a great way to meet students from other London institutions and explore your hobbies.

    I don't have the exact figures to hand, but roughly 50% of our current students are home/EU whereas the remainder are international.

    If you wanted to continue your studies to postgraduate level, we offer an International Marketing MSc which is accredited by CIM. We also have regular workshops with accreditation bodies such as CIM for all students, where you can find out more about services they offer.

    Do you live far from the UK? As we have a Taster Day coming up on 15th March - it's a great opportunity for you to to find out more about studying here from current students and academics: www.ncl.ac.uk/london/tasterday.

    Alternatively please feel free to reply to this message if you have any further questions.


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