SWITCHING from Sheffield School of Architecture to Bartlett?

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tulejao
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Hello everyone,

I'm a fresher at the SSOA (Sheffield School of Architecture) which was my second choice after not getting accepted into the Bartlett. Since Ive done two summer schools at the Bartlett and was generally very hooked on going there, it wasn't the happiest outcome for me. But anyway, Sheffield seemed good and also quite high in the ranking.
I am currently very divided as to whether I should try and switch to Bartlett or stay here.
I will appreciate every opinion/tip!

1. After spending 2 months at SSOA I must say it's been a very nice experience- kind of a mix between the artsy and the technical side to the studies.

ALSO, Sheffield came first for Architecture in the UK in the 2019 Guardian Ranking and 3rd in the TopUniversities ranking

https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...r-architecture
https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...s=Architecture

In both of them SSOA outranked Bartlett this year.

2. But THEN- UCL seems a lot more prestigious (I'm from Poland so this is only my obervations based on my short residence in the UK) and I am getting the impression that London just has this dynamic, fresh and energetic vibe that northern cities do not have.
3. Does Bartlett just seem more attractive to potential employers??? Even though the ranking speaks for itself.

Help a lost Polish girl out and share some advice!

Cheers
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(Original post by tulejao)
Hello everyone,

I'm a fresher at the SSOA (Sheffield School of Architecture) which was my second choice after not getting accepted into the Bartlett. Since Ive done two summer schools at the Bartlett and was generally very hooked on going there, it wasn't the happiest outcome for me. But anyway, Sheffield seemed good and also quite high in the ranking.
I am currently very divided as to whether I should try and switch to Bartlett or stay here.
I will appreciate every opinion/tip!

1. After spending 2 months at SSOA I must say it's been a very nice experience- kind of a mix between the artsy and the technical side to the studies.

ALSO, Sheffield came first for Architecture in the UK in the 2019 Guardian Ranking and 3rd in the TopUniversities ranking

https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...r-architecture
https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...s=Architecture

In both of them SSOA outranked Bartlett this year.

2. But THEN- UCL seems a lot more prestigious (I'm from Poland so this is only my obervations based on my short residence in the UK) and I am getting the impression that London just has this dynamic, fresh and energetic vibe that northern cities do not have.
3. Does Bartlett just seem more attractive to potential employers??? Even though the ranking speaks for itself.

Help a lost Polish girl out and share some advice!

Cheers
Why not just apply and see if you can get in?
You can also look at other unis as well.
You only seem to have one answer and will just spend your course being miserable and wishing you were elsewhere which everyone will pick up on.
Go for it imo.

Most international students are determined to go to London and are hooked on prestige, so the one thing you dont want is regret.
You will also need to factor in how you will cope with the extra expense.
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Your chances are extremely low.

Give it a try if you think you can apply without detriment to your current studies. But if not then focus on part II
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Your chances are extremely low.

Give it a try if you think you can apply without detriment to your current studies. But if not then focus on part II
(Original post by tulejao)
Hello everyone,

I'm a fresher at the SSOA (Sheffield School of Architecture) which was my second choice after not getting accepted into the Bartlett. Since Ive done two summer schools at the Bartlett and was generally very hooked on going there, it wasn't the happiest outcome for me. But anyway, Sheffield seemed good and also quite high in the ranking.
I am currently very divided as to whether I should try and switch to Bartlett or stay here.
I will appreciate every opinion/tip!

1. After spending 2 months at SSOA I must say it's been a very nice experience- kind of a mix between the artsy and the technical side to the studies.

ALSO, Sheffield came first for Architecture in the UK in the 2019 Guardian Ranking and 3rd in the TopUniversities ranking

https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...r-architecture
https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...s=Architecture

In both of them SSOA outranked Bartlett this year.

2. But THEN- UCL seems a lot more prestigious (I'm from Poland so this is only my obervations based on my short residence in the UK) and I am getting the impression that London just has this dynamic, fresh and energetic vibe that northern cities do not have.
3. Does Bartlett just seem more attractive to potential employers??? Even though the ranking speaks for itself.

Help a lost Polish girl out and share some advice!

Cheers
I would be very careful about switching to UCL. London may seem exciting but it can be very challenging living there as a student. Also UCL do not do well for student satisfaction. Sheffield Architecture department has an excellent reputation for employers so I would advise you not to change courses at this stage unless you are very unhappy on your present course.
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As a SSOA graduate, and as a candidate of MArch, I would say it i better off to stick with Sheffield to get a high 2:1 or 1st, THEN move on to UCL for its Part 2 program.
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As a SSOA graduate, and as a candidate of MArch, I would say it i better off to stick with Sheffield to get a high 2:1 or 1st, THEN move on to UCL for its Part 2 program.
Hi im thinking to apply to Sheffield this year to do architecture. I love the sound of the course but I'm not too sure about the area and building..? What do you think of it? Any opinion and advice would be really great just so I have an idea of where I will be studying for 3 or more years)
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Do you mean to say you moved to the Bartlett for your March?
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martinetlau - do you mean you are currently studying at the Bartlett for the March.
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Do you mean to say you moved to the Bartlett for your March?
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As a SSOA graduate, and as a candidate of MArch, I would say it i better off to stick with Sheffield to get a high 2:1 or 1st, THEN move on to UCL for its Part 2 program.
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do you know if maths or a science Alevel is an essential to get into the sheffield architecture course? do you know anyone that manadged to get in without having either of these options ? any advice would be amazing
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do you know if maths or a science Alevel is an essential to get into the sheffield architecture course? do you know anyone that manadged to get in without having either of these options ? any advice would be amazing
What does it say on their website?
If it isn’t clear there then ring them up and ask directly.
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