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    (Original post by offsetWHOOP)
    Notts and Exeter are AAA unis for many cases. Your question is vague. Leeds is okay albeit it's fairly weak overall but it's better than birmingham. Other unis you can look at are soton and sheffield I guess
    Yeah notts are A*AA-AAA and Exeter A*AA-AAB but not sure if I would fall under the lower offer. So you would say Leeds is the best AAA for econ then? Not including notts and exeter
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    but I much prefer Exeter's course.
    You've answered your own question.

    (And there's still no rush...)

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    You've answered your own question.

    (And there's still no rush...)

    /Endthread.

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    Yes but it's not like the course is the sole determinant?
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    Nottingham is more fun, but Exeter has a better reputation for economics and just academically in general.
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Yes but it's not like the course is the sole determinant?
    Not the sole determinant but it is by far the most important factor. There's no point studying a course you don't much like for 3+ years. It also makes it less likely you will do well in the course.
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    Both are semi targets but outside of IB Exeter is better. The graduate salary averages speak for themselves. Only reason I couldn't apply to Exeter was distance, but now I'm starting to rethink the importance of distance.

    Remember, they are both "semi" targets for a reason. IB is ridiculously difficult to get into even at a target uni.
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Yeah notts are A*AA-AAA and Exeter A*AA-AAB but not sure if I would fall under the lower offer. So you would say Leeds is the best AAA for econ then? Not including notts and exeter
    Leeds would be best yes.
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    (Original post by Appleorpear)
    Both are semi targets but outside of IB Exeter is better. The graduate salary averages speak for themselves. Only reason I couldn't apply to Exeter was distance, but now I'm starting to rethink the importance of distance.

    Remember, they are both "semi" targets for a reason. IB is ridiculously difficult to get into even at a target uni.
    Graduate salaries are a terrible way of looking at how good a uni is for career prospects
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Not the sole determinant but it is by far the most important factor. There's no point studying a course you don't much like for 3 years. It also makes it less likely you will do well in the course.
    Well I mean I prefer exeters course but apart from that I prefer Nottingham in every other department e.g. Distance, area, etc. That's why I'm struggling to decide
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Well I mean I prefer exeters course but apart from that I prefer Nottingham in every other department e.g. Distance, area, etc. That's why I'm struggling to decide
    Have you visited both?

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    (Original post by vanderwoodsen)
    Exeter ranks above Nottingham in the Complete Uni Guide, The Guardian, The Times and Student Hut. But as the other poster has pointed out, Nottingham seems to have better links within the industry. It's your call to make, I would suggest looking into the career prospects/placement options as well.
    I would not base such a decision on what those three things say (what even is the Student Hut?). Those sorts of rankings change yearly (Nottingham might out-rank Exeter next year) and they are not good indicators of how established a university is (which is more important than the TSR version of 'reputation').
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Have you visited both?

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    Haven't visited either as wasn't planning on applying to any but I think I'd prefer the larger city feel in comparison to the smaller Exeter
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Haven't visited either as wasn't planning on applying to any but I think I'd prefer the larger city feel in comparison to the smaller Exeter
    You have until 15th Jan to apply.

    And they are both campus universities, not city-based as such.

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    (Original post by Sunset891)
    Nottingham is more fun, but Exeter has a better reputation for economics and just academically in general.
    I'm sorry but this isn't quite true. Exeter might rank a little bit higher on current league tables but Nottingham is generally more established (especially globally). Exeter has a very good reputation but this has only been acquired very recently (over the last few years). It doesn't have the same long-standing reputation as Nottingham.

    But it's entirely down to preference. Generally, going to one won't provide more advantage over the other.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    You have until 15th Jan to apply.

    And they are both campus universities, not city-based as such.

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    Yes but Nottingham and the surrounding area would be bigger with obviously more places/nightlife in comparison to the smaller Exeter
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    (Original post by Sunset891)
    Nottingham is more fun, but Exeter has a better reputation for economics and just academically in general.
    how did you reach that conclusion?
    doesn't nottingham rank above exeter in economics in all league tables for many years?
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    Depends what you want from either university, but they're both good for industry links. Nottingham, however, is consistently better for economics than Exeter and has a great sports vibe.
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    Depends what you want from either university, but they're both good for industry links. Nottingham, however, is consistently better for economics than Exeter and has a great sports vibe.
    Consistently better based off what?
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    They're essentially the same lmfao. There'd be like 0 difference between them no matter the profession you want to go into. For IB, they're both semi-targets. Reputation wise, there is essentially not much between them at all. League tables are pretty bad indicators of 'prestige' imo.

    If you prefer Exeters course, go for it. You wouldn't be in a worse spot if you picked one over the other.
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Consistently better based off what?
    https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...gs?s=economics is the most realistic for course rep compared to The Guardian and others.

    But as other people are saying, don't take league tables into consideration, but more of what you actually like from either institution.

    What's the rush about?
 
 
 
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