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My university options to apply for have been narrowed down to:

UCL - English lit
Manchester - Economics
Birmingham- English lit
Royal Holloway- Economics
Brunel- English lit
Goldsmiths- English lit
Insurance:
Westminster- English lit
Salford- English lit

(I want to study either economics or literature, hence why I'm applying for both). Predicted around AAC, so have applied for uni's from grades AAA-BCC.
If anyone can recommend/discourage a particular university for any reason then please let me know.
Thank you!
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(Original post by Amberscarlet)
My university options to apply for have been narrowed down to:

UCL - English lit
Manchester - Economics
Birmingham- English lit
Royal Holloway- Economics
Brunel- English lit
Goldsmiths- English lit
Insurance:
Westminster- English lit
Salford- English lit

(I want to study either economics or literature, hence why I'm applying for both). Predicted around AAC, so have applied for uni's from grades AAA-BCC.
If anyone can recommend/discourage a particular university for any reason then please let me know.
Thank you!

(This is not my personal experience as I am entering university in September, this is just from what my friends have told me)
I have been told from a few friends that Brunel is very bad socially. A friend of mine has dropped out because he says it is very cliquey in terms of international students and a lot of resident londoners go here so on weekends most of his flatmates either went home or didn't socialise. This is only an issue if the social aspect is important to you though.


I applied to UCL as my firm however come results day I am going to ring them to ask to be released from this contract. This is because, although UCL's reputation both internationally and with employers is outstanding, it being the 3rd best regard university in Europe, I have been told it can be an incredibly lonely place. You do not get to choose or even put a preference for your accommodation, you are randomly allocated and can end up being up to 5 miles away from the main campus. This wide spread variety of accommodations means that lots of people I know have felt quite isolated as it can get expensive to commute everywhere to see friends or get to lectures. However, this is by far the "best" regarded university on your list and if that is important to you then I would do this.


I have heard nothing but good things about Manchester. It is well respected and has a very good social scene while also being cheap. Probably the best option in my opinion. (Same with Birmingham although a few people I know have been mugged on nights out, but that is just a result of being in the centre of such a big/dangerous city i suppose)

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Hate to be that guy - but considering your future prospects, if you're happy to take both, wouldn't economics be a far better option, in terms of careers etc?

Between Royal Holloway and Manchester, i'd choose Manchester, but personally i wouldn't choose either, and if you end up choosing economics, look to widen your options. As, for your grades, both Manchester and Royal Holloway aren't outstanding for economics.

Example: Nottingham ask for AAB, so do Manchester. IMO Nottingham is a far better option, for both student life and the general quality of the course/reputation of the uni for economics. Nottingham is just one example though, there are plenty of other options to explore in this grade range, such as Loughborough, Lancaster, Exeter, Edinburgh, Birmingham etc, just some ideas.
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(Original post by Pep7191)
(This is not my personal experience as I am entering university in September, this is just from what my friends have told me)
I have been told from a few friends that Brunel is very bad socially. A friend of mine has dropped out because he says it is very cliquey in terms of international students and a lot of resident londoners go here so on weekends most of his flatmates either went home or didn't socialise. This is only an issue if the social aspect is important to you though.


I applied to UCL as my firm however come results day I am going to ring them to ask to be released from this contract. This is because, although UCL's reputation both internationally and with employers is outstanding, it being the 3rd best regard university in Europe, I have been told it can be an incredibly lonely place. You do not get to choose or even put a preference for your accommodation, you are randomly allocated and can end up being up to 5 miles away from the main campus. This wide spread variety of accommodations means that lots of people I know have felt quite isolated as it can get expensive to commute everywhere to see friends or get to lectures. However, this is by far the "best" regarded university on your list and if that is important to you then I would do this.


I have heard nothing but good things about Manchester. It is well respected and has a very good social scene while also being cheap. Probably the best option in my opinion. (Same with Birmingham although a few people I know have been mugged on nights out, but that is just a result of being in the centre of such a big/dangerous city i suppose)

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Thank you for this insight! However that does change a lot; I've always wanted to live in a big city/London, which is far from home (so not Nottingham!), but I might look at different ones now. Thanks again
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Hate to be that guy - but considering your future prospects, if you're happy to take both, wouldn't economics be a far better option, in terms of careers etc?

Between Royal Holloway and Manchester, i'd choose Manchester, but personally i wouldn't choose either, and if you end up choosing economics, look to widen your options. As, for your grades, both Manchester and Royal Holloway aren't outstanding for economics.

Example: Nottingham ask for AAB, so do Manchester. IMO Nottingham is a far better option, for both student life and the general quality of the course/reputation of the uni for economics. Nottingham is just one example though, there are plenty of other options to explore in this grade range, such as Loughborough, Lancaster, Exeter, Edinburgh, Birmingham etc, just some ideas.
I know what you're saying, it's what everyone says to me haha, I'm just not not sure yet... and thank you for your help!
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I know what you're saying, it's what everyone says to me haha, I'm just not not sure yet... and thank you for your help!
Tbh if you apply to a single honours course with a ps that tries to combine English and economics you might not get many offers at all.

None of your choices has an early deadline. Prepare a ps for each subject, get along to open days in September and decide what you actually want to study before you finalise your application.
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Hi Amber,

Choosing a university can be difficult. There are so many things to take into consideration, and feeling overwhelmed is not uncommon. Check out our article on how to compare your university choices.

https://advice.milkround.com/compare...ersity-choices

Good luck,
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Tbh if you apply to a single honours course with a ps that tries to combine English and economics you might not get many offers at all.

None of your choices has an early deadline. Prepare a ps for each subject, get along to open days in September and decide what you actually want to study before you finalise your application.

That's a good idea. I will probably do that, thank you
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My university options to apply for have been narrowed down to:

UCL - English lit
Manchester - Economics
Birmingham- English lit
Royal Holloway- Economics
Brunel- English lit
Goldsmiths- English lit
Insurance:
Westminster- English lit
Salford- English lit

(I want to study either economics or literature, hence why I'm applying for both). Predicted around AAC, so have applied for uni's from grades AAA-BCC.
If anyone can recommend/discourage a particular university for any reason then please let me know.
Thank you!
As per PQ, and the other point is you will need to decide between Economics and EngLit at some point anyway. The best time to do that is *before* you apply.
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