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    I have offers so study physics at birmingham and warwick (both A*AA), and I am struggling to decide which one I should firm.

    So does anyone have any suggestions on which of the two is better for physics and what I should do?

    Thanks
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    Rep: Warwick
    Location: Birmingham
    Research: Warwick
    Costs: Birmingham
    etc. (Decide what you want)
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    so prestige goes to Warwick, City life goes to Birmingham. Campus-life goes to wherever you'll be happiest.

    One major element that TSRers never consider is the speciality of the departments. for instance, i did biology at st andrews and because st andrews has a massive marine biology focus, many of the lectures were on whales & seals amongst all the other standard biology topics. Find out which areas of physics you're most interested in, and how this aligns with the departments' focus

    note: particularly at a large research institution like Birmingham, a department's speciality is more likely to be characterised by what fields aren't covered rather than what is
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    (Original post by Computer Geek)
    Rep: Warwick
    Location: Birmingham
    Research: Warwick
    Costs: Birmingham
    etc. (Decide what you want)
    Thanks.
    Do you happen to know anything about the quality of teaching (ive looked a bit at this but id likr someone elses input)
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    (Original post by A-10)
    Thanks.
    Do you happen to know anything about the quality of teaching (ive looked a bit at this but id likr someone elses input)
    At Warwick, it's actually shockingly bad. Can't comment for what it would be like at Birmingham.

    In general, it is expected you learn most of your stuff at university independently and the lecturers just introduce you to stuff.
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    (Original post by Computer Geek)
    At Warwick, it's actually shockingly bad. Can't comment for what it would be like at Birmingham.

    In general, it is expected you learn most of your stuff at university independently and the lecturers just introduce you to stuff.
    Loool im guessing ur at warwick then

    What convinced you to firm it when/if you did
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    (Original post by A-10)
    Loool im guessing ur at warwick then

    What convinced you to firm it when/if you did
    Reputation, I’m not really fussed about my experience at university if my experience afterwards is good.
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    (Original post by Computer Geek)
    Reputation, I’m not really fussed about my experience at university if my experience afterwards is good.
    Could you possibly expand on the "shockingly bad" teaching? What about it wasn't up to scratch/could have been improved?
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    (Original post by CollectiveSoul)

    note: particularly at a large research institution like Birmingham, a department's speciality is more likely to be characterised by what fields aren't covered rather than what is
    Thank youu but I dont rlly understand this last part, could you explain it please ?
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    Thank youu but I dont rlly understand this last part, could you explain it please ?
    as in most universities, particularly large ones, are likely to cover all major fields of physics, but there may be fields that they don't cover that might matter to you, and so you wouldn't pick that uni
 
 
 
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