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    I have been really fortunate to get offers from both UCL and Imperial, which were my top two choices.

    I know it is a very personal decision and nobody can know for sure which will suit me better, but I am just wondering if anybody can help to point out some of the pros and cons of each that perhaps I have missed. I have visited both and they are both great universities! I didn't put too much thought into which one I preferred at first because I thought the decision would probably be made for me.

    I am a gap year student with achieved grades so whichever one I firm I will end up going to

    Thanks!
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    I think UCL would be more fun, as you get to interact with lots of people from different courses. Whereas imperial only has science based students. Also, the UCL campus is much more centrally based and there are lots of things to do around Bloomsbury. There are lots touristy things and many cute restaurants and bars. Whereas South Kensington, the Imperial campus doesn't have much going for it, it's basically just surrounded by embassies and consulates, the only interesting surroundings are the science and natural history museums.

    But either way both the unis are top notch, you will have a good standard of teaching from both. IMO don't choose Imperial because it has a higher reputation, UCL is just more fun! Plus the architecture UCL buildings are so beautiful!
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    Yeah they are definitely some things to consider, thank you!
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    I second everything manicmedic has said! One of my favourite things about UCL is the diversity amongst the student body. You may also meet lots of people from other unis like SOAS, Birkbeck, Queen Marys, Goldsmiths etc. in the many intercollegiate halls of residence, clubs/societies, nights out etc. One other thing to add is that we have more choice when it comes to BSc options than Imperial. All that being said, I have friends at Imperial who really like it there, it's also a great uni, you're spoilt for choice!

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    (Original post by 6med)
    I second everything manicmedic has said! One of my favourite things about UCL is the diversity amongst the student body. You may also meet lots of people from other unis like SOAS, Birkbeck, Queen Marys, Goldsmiths etc. in the many intercollegiate halls of residence, clubs/societies, nights out etc. One other thing to add is that we have more choice when it comes to BSc options than Imperial. All that being said, I have friends at Imperial who really like it there, it's also a great uni, you're spoilt for choice!

    Alex, 4th year UCL medic
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    Thanks for the advice! I really like the look of the intercalated degree options. On a side note, I went on a couple of the 6med courses this year and found them really helpful
 
 
 
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