St Andrews or UCL Medical School Help!

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Benji.Samosa
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I have applied to UCL, St Andrews, Plymouth and Manchester.
I am torn between UCL and St Andews. (currently got offers from UCL and Plymouth). Hear back from St Andrews in March.

After visiting St Andrews it seems quite peaceful and the people were so friendly. I just worry i would get bored there after a while, but the student satisfaction rates for St Andrews destroys UCL, for a good reason.

UCL is a world recognised and its in London so always lots to do (even though v expensive) and lots of opportunities. But UCL feels quite cold if you know what i mean, am i wrong? Like not as much of a friendly community feel; when compared to St Andrews. But in the long run being in London is gonna benefit me especially when i'm young and hungry.

Sorry for the word vomit, but just wanted to show my conflict of interest. Sacrifice opportunity for community? Can anyone give me some advice on deciding please.
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I have applied to UCL, St Andrews, Plymouth and Manchester.
I am torn between UCL and St Andews. (currently got offers from all 4 medical schools)
After visiting St Andrews it seems quite peaceful and the people were so friendly. I just worry i would get bored there after a while, but the student satisfaction rates for St Andrews destroys UCL, for a good reason.

UCL is a world recognised and its in London so always lots to do (even though v expensive) and lots of opportunities. But UCL feels quite cold if you know what i mean, am i wrong? Like not as much of a friendly community feel; when compared to St Andrews. But in the long run being in London is gonna benefit me especially when i'm young and hungry.

Sorry for the word vomit, but just wanted to show my conflict of interest. Sacrifice opportunity for community? Can anyone give me some advice on deciding please.
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I have applied to UCL, St Andrews, Plymouth and Manchester.
I am torn between UCL and St Andrews. (currently got offers from all 4 medical schools)
After visiting St Andrews it seems quite peaceful and the people were so friendly. I just worry i would get bored there after a while, but the student satisfaction rates for St Andrews destroys UCL, most likely for a good reason.

UCL is a world recognised and its in London so always lots to do (even though v expensive) and lots of opportunities. But UCL feels quite cold if you know what i mean, am i wrong? Like not as much of a friendly community feel/student campus; when compared to St Andrews. But in the long run being in London is gonna benefit me especially when i'm young and hungry.

Sorry for the word vomit, but just wanted to show my conflict of interest. Between opportunity or community? Can anyone give me some advice on deciding please.
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I have applied to UCL, St Andrews, Plymouth and Manchester.
I am torn between UCL and St Andrews. (currently got offers from all 4 medical schools)
After visiting St Andrews it seems quite peaceful and the people were so friendly. I just worry i would get bored there after a while, but the student satisfaction rates for St Andrews destroys UCL, most likely for a good reason.

UCL is a world recognised and its in London so always lots to do (even though v expensive) and lots of opportunities. But UCL feels quite cold if you know what i mean, am i wrong? Like not as much of a friendly community feel/student campus; when compared to St Andrews. But in the long run being in London is gonna benefit me especially when i'm young and hungry.

Sorry for the word vomit, but just wanted to show my conflict of interest. Between opportunity or community? Can anyone give me some advice on deciding please.
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Depends if you want to move after 3 years or not.
Social life for St andrew's isn't great (friends who I know who go there go to Dundee). And it is quite quiet, but you will get to move to a different city after 3 years.
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(Original post by AzureCeleste)
Depends if you want to move after 3 years or not.
Social life for St andrew's isn't great (friends who I know who go there go to Dundee). And it is quite quiet, but you will get to move to a different city after 3 years.
Yeah sorry I forgot to mention I am on the UK route so will be going to Manchester or Barts after the 3 years in St Andrews...Which is a big bonus.

UCL is more recognised and I presume they have better connections and facilities than St Andrews Med school from being in London and more funding/prestige etc. My friend says St Andrews is more student orientated and a smaller more friendly community than UCL which i can appreciate.

I just don't think i should pass up on the opportunity's UCL location and uni give me especially when i'm young and just starting my career...
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(Original post by Benji_1999)
Yeah sorry I forgot to mention I am on the UK route so will be going to Manchester or Barts after the 3 years in St Andrews...Which is a big bonus.

UCL is more recognised and I presume they have better connections and facilities than St Andrews Med school from being in London and more funding/prestige etc. My friend says St Andrews is more student orientated and a smaller more friendly community than UCL which i can appreciate.

I just don't think i should pass up on the opportunity's UCL location and uni give me especially when i'm young and just starting my career...
I don't know much about UCL, hence why I didn't comment on it in my previous post.
I feel like UCL could potentially give you more opportunities, and yes it is bigger, but that doesn't stop the social aspect of it. Not all people will be cold
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