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    I have applied and been offered places to study media and communication at both Brooke’s and Trent , I am not sure which one to put as my safety

    Which has a better social life , facilities etc?
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    (Original post by Liv2713)
    I have applied and been offered places to study media and communication at both Brooke’s and Trent , I am not sure which one to put as my safety

    Which has a better social life , facilities etc?
    Hey Liv2713

    Congratulations on both of your offers! :five:

    I can relate very much to your situation, I applied to both Brookes and NTU when I was considering what university to choose and found it very hard to choose!

    First of all, it's best to think about what you want to get out of the course. Are you wanting to go on a placement whilst studying? are the modules the same? etc. These small details could be the things that make the difference.

    Having a direct comparison of what the courses offer is a massive help when trying to decide between two.

    In terms of facilities, the Media course is taught at our Clifton Campus just a few miles out of the city centre. Everything you could need is on campus and easy to walk to, with the added benefit of having a regular buses and trams run to the city centre.

    This links to your question about social life, despite not being directly in the city centre don't let this make you think you'll be missing out. Clifton has its own Student Union, The Point. It's a pub, diner and club venue all rolled into one with events on all through the week.

    If you do choose to go to the city though, busses run til 3am or alternatively if you're with a group of friends then a taxi works out cheap.

    Nottingham has a vast range of pubs, clubs and bars to suit all tastes so there's always something going on. And if you're looking for something to do when you're not in lectures, there's a huge range of restaurants and things to do in the city centre.

    Have you been to any open days yet? For whatever university you choose, this is a great way to get a feel for the place and envisage whether you could feel at home whilst studying for the 3 or 4 years you'll be there for

    Hope this has helped, if you have any other questions then give me a shout!

    Chris - NTU Rep

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    Hi @Liv2713,

    Many congratulations on both offers, well done!

    Choosing your safety option is not an easy choice. I came to Brookes 4 years ago to study Communication, Media and Culture and International Relations and I was in a very similar position.

    As a Communications student I loved the flexibility my course provided me. There are so many opportunities throughout the three years to really specialise in the things you love, whether that is journalism or broadcasting or audience theory. I felt that by my third year I knew more or less what I wanted to do and I had received the necessary practice to apply to internships and jobs.

    Part of the reason I chose to come to Brookes was Oxford’s reputation as a student city. Every corner of the city is full of life and students and people from all around the world. The city is arguably one of the most international cities in the UK and that definitely helped me make my decision given that I was an international student. There's a vast array of pubs, museums, places to eat, community centers, libraries (many Brookes students use the Oxford University Bodleian library in their final year as they work towards their dissertation), parks, meadows and of course the new Westgate mall.

    In terms of transport, BROOKESbus is the official Oxford Brookes bus taking very regular trips to all our campuses and into the city. The city in itself has a very efficient public transport system with buses also running up to 3am and taxis being available till very late. Coaches to London, Heathrow and Gatwick airport also run daily 24/7 in key stations in the city, so you’re always a coach away from a day trip to London.

    The amount of events Oxford Brookes hosts on a daily basis is exciting, there is always something to do in any one of our campuses. Open lectures, documentary club screenings, alumni talks or career fairs are just among some of the things you can expect every week. Brookes Union also hold a fair amount of events as well as supporting our dozens of societies.

    In terms of facilities, a great deal has been invested to provide our students with the best facilities and the best spaces to think. Our architecture and building have quite the reputation for their design. Visit our Instagram page and our Space to Think website to see our campus and its students in motion.

    If you'd like an even closer look you could consider coming down to Oxford for one of our Open Days. Our last Open Day of this semester is on 4 November. If you can't come down however don't worry! We have a Facebook Live feed that runs throughout the day that takes you through key campus spots, in fact you can revisit some of those from our last Open Day on our Facebook page here!

    Whatever decision you make we hope we were of help and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send them our way!

    Best of luck!

    Abigail Jose

    Hi, i was in a similar position to you with trent being my first choice and brookes being my insurance. I chose trent and am a few months into my first year. I personally would pick brookes as i am currently not enjoying trent! Also i have visited clifton campus and it is very far from the city and has no social life so if i was u i would choose brookes x
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