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    Go to a university with a course you like.

    I presume you are in Y12? You have plenty of time to research and visit universities and their courses.

    What are you likely A-level grades?
    Im in year 13 and im predicted triple A
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    Is it better going to a medium ranked University and being the top student there or is it better going to a top Univesity but being an average student? I am unsure at about which type of university to pick.
    The latter if you want to be stretched, the former if you want to have it a little easier, although I don't know how much of a range there is for your subject. It's also by no means certain that you'd be the best.
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    Forget about being "top student", no one cares about whos best in university. It's not like high school or sixth form when there's 20 in one class, just focus on you
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    Im in year 13 and im predicted triple A
    If you are in Y13 have you already applied? If so, to where and what are the offers?


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    If you are in Y13 have you already applied? If so, to where and what are the offers?


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    I have applied to Kent, Southampton, Liverpool, Cass Business School and LSE. Offers range from AAB to AAA
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    I have applied to Kent, Southampton, Liverpool, Cass Business School and LSE. Offers range from AAB to AAA
    Congrats on your offers So the conventional wisdom is that the London universities tend to have good "city firm" connections. I know precisely nothing about Actuarial Science but I suspect Cass would be the usually prefered university for that course.

    And for any of those, if you have the grades you won't be "worst at a top uni".

    But I'll say again, apply to the course you like at a university you want to spend 3 years at.
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    Congrats on your offers So the conventional wisdom is that the London universities tend to have good "city firm" connections. I know precisely nothing about Actuarial Science but I suspect Cass would be the usually prefered university for that course.

    And for any of those, if you have the grades you won't be "worst at a top uni".

    But I'll say again, apply to the course you like at a university you want to spend 3 years at.
    Thanks. Is it easier to get a 1st degree at a medium university than a top university?
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    Thanks. Is it easier to get a 1st degree at a medium university than a top university?
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    Thanks. Is it easier to get a 1st degree at a medium university than a top university?
    In actuarial science? no
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    In actuarial science? no
    Why not? Would I be doing the same final exam if I was at either university?
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    Why not? Would I be doing the same final exam if I was at either university?
    No you won't. Each university has it's own course and sets it's own exams (or coursework, etc - not everything is assessed by exam). If a course is accredited it will contain a certain amount of core content, but there may be variation on what else there is, and how it is all taught and assessed, from university to university.

    Compare Cass
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/Study-at-LSE/Un...uarial-Science

    And LSE
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/Study-at-LSE/Un...uarial-Science

    etc
    etc

    They are different. Which course(s) do you prefer?
 
 
 
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