Exeter or Birmingham?

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    Birmingham is unconditional, biomedical science
    Exeter is BBB, medicinal and biological chemistry

    I am really stuck :/ everyone ive asked says Exeter, because it a "better uni" (marginally) and it is much closer to home. I like both courses equally, and the chemistry has an industrial placement year, which is making the decision difficult. My gut is telling me Birmingham, but i cannot pinpoint why.
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    I do biomedical science at Birmingham, so if you have any questions about it feel free to ask.
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    (Original post by TommehBoi)
    I do biomedical science at Birmingham, so if you have any questions about it feel free to ask.
    Do the lecturers seems passionate about their subject? Is there a good amount of contact time? Do you know of anything to increase employ-ability at the end of uni? That's something I'm really worried about. And finally, what made you chose Birmingham to do your course?
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    (Original post by YselklaHosking)
    Do the lecturers seems passionate about their subject? Is there a good amount of contact time? Do you know of anything to increase employ-ability at the end of uni? That's something I'm really worried about. And finally, what made you chose Birmingham to do your course?
    1. For the most part yes, I don't think there will be much of a difference in this between Birmingham and Exeter. Most research Scientists at good universities are passionate for their field. But yeah the teaching for me has been good here.

    2. Quite a lot of contact hours in first and second years (average 15-20 per week), comprised of lectures, small group teaching sessions and lab practicals. Third year there is less as you are expected to do way more independent learning.

    3. There's plenty of career network events held each year and a great career support team (careers connect) which offer personal meetings to help find job opportunities and work experience. It's also strongly promoted to undertake a research project between second and third year, which is funded by a grant from the university. You also have the option of doing year in industry which enhances employability prospects.

    4. I chose Birmingham because I really loved the campus and the contents of the course had stuff that I knew I would enjoy learning about!

    Hope this helps
 
 
 
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