(Original post by blow21)
hello, international student here! just curious, if y'all happen to get offers from both schools, which school are you more likely to firm and why?
based on what i've read, wonder why qmul doesn't seem to be a v popular choice for law despite being situated in london as compared to durham which is q far? esp since qmul has a considerably strong law faculty
also, any insights on student life at durham and qmul? thank you in advance! :-)
As an international student, and also a person who did a degree at QMUL, and also applying for law, I think I can contribute.
Not sure about 'strong', but I do know they have a centre for commerical law studies in central london. In my experience, QMUL is somewhere people go for law if they 'screw up' their LNAT. It doesn't make it bad, but that seems to be the case. Their A levels/IB on average are actually fairly high, with most students having AAA(for the law faculty), at least in my limited exposure to them.
It is not very safe, that much is true. I actually had my laptop nabbed from me while in the KFC in mile end lol.
The only problem with QM, to be really honest with you, is that it is always seen as second fiddle to everyone else. We have imperial(not relevant here i know), UCL, King's, LSE, that are always seen as more prestigious choices for most subjects. So we are not anyone's first choice. It is still really good in terms of quality of students, but due to being surrounded by those other unis, it doesn't make us look very good.
That could be part of the reason it isn't popular. The other part, is that east london is generally not very nice compared to central and west london, where all the other popular unis are.
If i were you, and I really wanted to live in london, I would choose QM. If not, durham is the better option.
Before anyone accuses me of ****ging off my own ex-uni, I would like to add that the people there are generally quite nice(although uni admin is crap), and I made some of the best friends that I hope I will be friends with for life. It's just that QMUL is surrounded by 'much better'(read: subjective prestige) options and also in a 'bad' area.
I know it receives a ton of hate from TSR already, but I feel that this is as objective as an assessment that I can give it.
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