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    Hi there,
    I'm in year 12 at the moment, currently studying History, Eng Lit and Maths A Level (decided not to do an extra AS, I studied Chemistry for a couple of months but really disliked the course and dropped it to focus more on the 3 subjects I really enjoy).

    For Uni, I was originally looking at History and Politics, but I'm now considering just doing History, or History and English instead - whilst I enjoy learning about politics, I'm not certain about studying it at degree level in the same way I am about History. English has probably always been my strongest subject, and I do enjoy it (though I find History more interesting), which is why I am considering joint honours in it. To be honest, I think I'd enjoy either of the 3 courses, but that's just a bit of background stuff.

    At GCSE, I got 6 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs - there are some extenuating circumstances related to these (younger brother hospitalised for emergency surgery for over a week whilst father out of the country, happened twice during the GCSE period, certainly didn't help stress levels!). I am hoping to get at least AAA prediction, I want A*AA because I feel I am capable but I go to a bit of a crappy school and I know they would be very, very, very reluctant to predict anyone an A* (which is bloody annoying when I know I could do it!).

    I live in the South-East, and so far I have looked at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Warwick and LSE. Cambridge is possibly a long shot, but I would love to at least have a go if my AS grades and predicted grades are good enough - it just feels like the perfect place whenever I go there, but got to keep hopes in perspective! This cancels out Oxford, which was alright but not my favourite when I visited. LSE is just too bloody expensive, and I'm not that keen on a big city university. Surprisingly, I wasn't really that keen on Durham either, which annoyed me as it was a bloody expensive train ticket(!) and everything I'd seen beforehand made me thought I would really love it, but I just went there and it really didn't click well at all! Warwick, I really loved the campus feel and it's definitely somewhere I can picture enjoying going to!

    With all this in mind, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for universities I could apply to for History/HisEng/HisPol, with a similar campus/small city/town vibe to Warwick/Cambridge, a good History department and not too far from the South-East if possible? (I'd prefer around 3-4 hour journey time max, but if there is something great outside of this I don't mind)

    tl;dr campus/small area uni, good for History - suggestions?
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    Nottingham for sure is a good option for History or History and Politics- good History department and nice city

    You could also look at York for a small city feel or Bristol which would only be for straight history.

    These are all AAA offer courses, I think


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    Hi there,
    I'm in year 12 at the moment, currently studying History, Eng Lit and Maths A Level (decided not to do an extra AS, I studied Chemistry for a couple of months but really disliked the course and dropped it to focus more on the 3 subjects I really enjoy).

    For Uni, I was originally looking at History and Politics, but I'm now considering just doing History, or History and English instead - whilst I enjoy learning about politics, I'm not certain about studying it at degree level in the same way I am about History. English has probably always been my strongest subject, and I do enjoy it (though I find History more interesting), which is why I am considering joint honours in it. To be honest, I think I'd enjoy either of the 3 courses, but that's just a bit of background stuff.

    At GCSE, I got 6 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs - there are some extenuating circumstances related to these (younger brother hospitalised for emergency surgery for over a week whilst father out of the country, happened twice during the GCSE period, certainly didn't help stress levels!). I am hoping to get at least AAA prediction, I want A*AA because I feel I am capable but I go to a bit of a crappy school and I know they would be very, very, very reluctant to predict anyone an A* (which is bloody annoying when I know I could do it!).

    I live in the South-East, and so far I have looked at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Warwick and LSE. Cambridge is possibly a long shot, but I would love to at least have a go if my AS grades and predicted grades are good enough - it just feels like the perfect place whenever I go there, but got to keep hopes in perspective! This cancels out Oxford, which was alright but not my favourite when I visited. LSE is just too bloody expensive, and I'm not that keen on a big city university. Surprisingly, I wasn't really that keen on Durham either, which annoyed me as it was a bloody expensive train ticket(!) and everything I'd seen beforehand made me thought I would really love it, but I just went there and it really didn't click well at all! Warwick, I really loved the campus feel and it's definitely somewhere I can picture enjoying going to!

    With all this in mind, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for universities I could apply to for History/HisEng/HisPol, with a similar campus/small city/town vibe to Warwick/Cambridge, a good History department and not too far from the South-East if possible? (I'd prefer around 3-4 hour journey time max, but if there is something great outside of this I don't mind)

    tl;dr campus/small area uni, good for History - suggestions?
    I think you're going about this the wrong way. You need to decide on a subject first (history or history and English?), make a list of university options, research degree content/module options, refine that list and then go to open days. Writing off Durham (or anywhere for that matter) so soon just because it didn't click is, in my opinion, a mistake.

    If you don't want to live in a big city then your options are slim. St Andrews and Royal Holloway are very good for history, then there's York, Warwick, UEA, Sussex, Bath and Exeter (which has a very small campus in Penryn, Cornwall).
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    Have a think about Bristol, Leeds, Sussex (that's in Brighton), Nottingham. Check Exeter too (both history and English are on the Streatham campus which is the main one in Exeter).
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    (Original post by CrazyTeaParties)
    Hi there,
    I'm in year 12 at the moment, currently studying History, Eng Lit and Maths A Level (decided not to do an extra AS, I studied Chemistry for a couple of months but really disliked the course and dropped it to focus more on the 3 subjects I really enjoy).

    For Uni, I was originally looking at History and Politics, but I'm now considering just doing History, or History and English instead - whilst I enjoy learning about politics, I'm not certain about studying it at degree level in the same way I am about History. English has probably always been my strongest subject, and I do enjoy it (though I find History more interesting), which is why I am considering joint honours in it. To be honest, I think I'd enjoy either of the 3 courses, but that's just a bit of background stuff.

    At GCSE, I got 6 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs - there are some extenuating circumstances related to these (younger brother hospitalised for emergency surgery for over a week whilst father out of the country, happened twice during the GCSE period, certainly didn't help stress levels!). I am hoping to get at least AAA prediction, I want A*AA because I feel I am capable but I go to a bit of a crappy school and I know they would be very, very, very reluctant to predict anyone an A* (which is bloody annoying when I know I could do it!).

    I live in the South-East, and so far I have looked at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Warwick and LSE. Cambridge is possibly a long shot, but I would love to at least have a go if my AS grades and predicted grades are good enough - it just feels like the perfect place whenever I go there, but got to keep hopes in perspective! This cancels out Oxford, which was alright but not my favourite when I visited. LSE is just too bloody expensive, and I'm not that keen on a big city university. Surprisingly, I wasn't really that keen on Durham either, which annoyed me as it was a bloody expensive train ticket(!) and everything I'd seen beforehand made me thought I would really love it, but I just went there and it really didn't click well at all! Warwick, I really loved the campus feel and it's definitely somewhere I can picture enjoying going to!

    With all this in mind, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for universities I could apply to for History/HisEng/HisPol, with a similar campus/small city/town vibe to Warwick/Cambridge, a good History department and not too far from the South-East if possible? (I'd prefer around 3-4 hour journey time max, but if there is something great outside of this I don't mind)

    tl;dr campus/small area uni, good for History - suggestions?
    Is your school crappy enough for you to receive a contextual offer from unis which offer them, such as Bristol or Exeter?

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