Durham is rather sort after, to get in through clearing is quite an achievement! You really got yourself something good there. Well done. As for the decision... If you like big overpowering cathedrals and cute, quirky little england, Durham, otherwise Birmingham.
I'm at Birmingham. Brilliant place to go to uni and enjoy yourself. It has an excellent reputation with employers (even though it doesn't command much respect on here). In all honesty though, in career terms I think Eco&finance will put you in better stead than computer science and business.
I say go for Durham. It's an old prestigious university and and after having spent a couple of days there I can say that I really like the place and fit in well. It was my insurance offer.
Check carefully where you are being offered a place as I believe Durham only has clearing places at the Stockton campus. That's what it says on their website anyway.
"The University of Durham has available a number of vacancies at our Queen's Campus. Please note that there are no vacancies on our programmes in Durham City."
You're gonna have to visit both and see what they're like. Reputation's not everything, personally I hated Durham.
yes the place was offered at the stockton campus. Thats the other thing ... is there percieved to be a big difference .. i mean after all it is the same university.
Durham is full of antisocial weirdos who will do nothing but talk about how they knew they almost made Oxbridge for three years or so.
Thanks a lot for your help guys!...its just that i want to do a postgrad course in either economics or business or along the same lines, im just not sure if Computer Science with Business management (the course id do in Birmingham) is the right course. I mean i can take economics modules in the optional modules that you get. Does anyone know if i can get onto a business/economics postrad degree course by doing BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Business. Say that i get a good degree (1st or 2.1) would i be able to get into a good uni to do an eco or business related postgrad degree?
Birmingham. I havent heard many good things about the Stockton campus. Birmingham is a great city
Out of the two I had choose Birmingham on location as there is stuff to do there and the climate is a little warmer.