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    I want to study chemistry at uni, which university do you recommend ?! I want to do well and be in a good fun environment at the same time
    Aston or Birmingham ?
    The placement year making me lean more to Aston
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    I want to study chemistry at uni, which university do you recommend ?! I want to do well and be in a good fun environment at the same time
    Aston or Birmingham ?
    The placement year making me lean more to Aston
    Industrial experience is essential, especially for something like Chemistry. Does Birmingham not offer a placement year for chemists?

    I've heard that Aston has an excellent track record for graduate employability and a placement year will really help to give your CV that extra boost in a competitive job market.

    All that aside, have you visited Aston and Birmingham? As they're in the same city, student life should be somewhat similar.
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    (Original post by LDLS_xx)
    I want to study chemistry at uni, which university do you recommend ?! I want to do well and be in a good fun environment at the same time
    Aston or Birmingham ?
    The placement year making me lean more to Aston
    Then pick Aston. The course makes all the difference and that one offers work experience as well
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    Then pick Aston. The course makes all the difference and that one offers work experience as well
    Thank you .. But from what I’ve read people see Birmingham as a more prestigious uni so I’m really stuck 😩
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    Industrial experience is essential, especially for something like Chemistry. Does Birmingham not offer a placement year for chemists?

    I've heard that Aston has an excellent track record for graduate employability and a placement year will really help to give your CV that extra boost in a competitive job market.

    All that aside, have you visited Aston and Birmingham? As they're in the same city, student life should be somewhat similar.
    Oh okay , and no not yet just been reading other people’s thoughts as I missed the recent open days because I’ve only just recently started to think about uni as I originally didn’t want to go
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    (Original post by LDLS_xx)
    Thank you .. But from what I’ve read people see Birmingham as a more prestigious uni so I’m really stuck 😩
    Prestige means nothing so I wouldn’t worry about it.
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    (Original post by LDLS_xx)
    I want to study chemistry at uni, which university do you recommend ?! I want to do well and be in a good fun environment at the same time
    Aston or Birmingham ?
    The placement year making me lean more to Aston
    I went to the Birmingham uni open day for chemistry and thought it was brilliant. Everyone was really enthusiastic, the campus was nice and the accomodation was also pretty good. They do also offer a year in industry...
    https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...ndustrial.aspx

    Personally I would choose Birmingham but i haven't seen Aston so idk what it is like. I wouldn't worry about 'prestige' tbh. It is better to go to a uni that u are happy and feel comfortable at than a uni which may look good on CV.
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    I went to the Birmingham uni open day for chemistry and thought it was brilliant. Everyone was really enthusiastic, the campus was nice and the accomodation was also pretty good. They do also offer a year in industry...
    https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...ndustrial.aspx

    Personally I would choose Birmingham but i haven't seen Aston so idk what it is like. I wouldn't worry about 'prestige' tbh. It is better to go to a uni that u are happy and feel comfortable at than a uni which may look good on CV.
    Oh okay thank you , might have to have a look at Birmingham more then , do you go to Birmingham now ?
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    Oh okay thank you , might have to have a look at Birmingham more then , do you go to Birmingham now ?
    No, i am in Yr13 and am looking to start either there (or York- also highly recommend) in September/October
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    I want to study chemistry at uni, which university do you recommend ?! I want to do well and be in a good fun environment at the same time
    Aston or Birmingham ?
    The placement year making me lean more to Aston
    Hi,

    Fantastic you're considering studying with us. Rather than throwing marketing spiel at you, I wondered if you had any questions about our university, courses or student life in general.

    Josh
 
 
 
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