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I am farily new here, EU student studying IB
Looking for the maximum employability, trying to get a job straight off school

Here are my offers
University of Manchester (35 points with 665 HL)
University of Nottingham (34 with 5 in English and Math)
University of Bath (36 points with 665 HL)
University of Edinburgh (no offer yet but expecting one almost certainly)
LSE (rejected)

From the point of applying little research was done on my part, I just let my councellor put in five which “suited” me.

I am looking for a place with a comfortable yet fairly competitive environment, cheap (I am coming from Finland, so as long as it’s not as much as London I’m happy) and easy to find a job.

Are any of these particularly bad compared to the others?
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(Original post by kalq18)
I am farily new here, EU student studying IB
Looking for the maximum employability, trying to get a job straight off school

Here are my offers
University of Manchester (35 points with 665 HL)
University of Nottingham (34 with 5 in English and Math)
University of Bath (36 points with 665 HL)
University of Edinburgh (no offer yet but expecting one almost certainly)
LSE (rejected)

From the point of applying little research was done on my part, I just let my councellor put in five which “suited” me.

I am looking for a place with a comfortable yet fairly competitive environment, cheap (I am coming from Finland, so as long as it’s not as much as London I’m happy) and easy to find a job.

Are any of these particularly bad compared to the others?
Hey,
I'm an ex-IB student and also EU. Considering you're EU Edinburgh seems like the best choice because of fees but it's also a really great uni. In terms of world rankings Manchester and Edinburgh are the highest up on the list but rankings only count for so much.
What are you applying for exactly?
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Hey,
I'm an ex-IB student and also EU. Considering you're EU Edinburgh seems like the best choice because of fees but it's also a really great uni. In terms of world rankings Manchester and Edinburgh are the highest up on the list but rankings only count for so much.
What are you applying for exactly?
I am applying for accounting and finance. I see why Edinburgh would be a good option but I am willing to pay if the other unis might be better in some way. I heard from some people that the job prospects of Edinburgh are slimmer than Bath for example because it’s just too far away from everything.
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Manchester, Edinburgh and Bath are all pretty good unis to be fair. I hear that Manchester has a really good nightlife (although I don't know if that would be important for you).
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For A+F, Bath easily
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For A+F, Bath easily
Agreed - Bath is an amazing Uni for A&F and a beautiful, very historic little City.

The only downside is that Bath is expensive...not as much as the area around LSE though!
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The only downside is that Bath is expensive...not as much as the area around LSE though!
But not enough to offset the lack of fees at Edinburgh. Financially, Edinburgh wins hands-down and since the OP must be used to the cold I would say it is a good choice.
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(Original post by kalq18)
I am applying for accounting and finance. I see why Edinburgh would be a good option but I am willing to pay if the other unis might be better in some way. I heard from some people that the job prospects of Edinburgh are slimmer than Bath for example because it’s just too far away from everything.
Nah, that's not the case. Edinburgh is a financial services city. Bath isn't.

Have you visited your universities? None will be a poor choice.

You can see outcomes via Unistats, although beware of small sample sizes in some cases.
https://m.unistats.ac.uk/subjects/em...BU1F/ReturnTo/
https://m.unistats.ac.uk/subjects/em...FB02/ReturnTo/


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Ngl when I went to Edinburgh open day I was massively disappointed for A and F. You've got decent offers, just prioritise certain criteria for where you want to go.

Bath Manchester and Edinburgh are your better offers. Idk about fees but if it's a big part of your decision then go with the cheapest. Not much difference reputation wise with the unis, but I'm pretty sure the Edinburgh 4 year MA doesn't even get many exemptions. Don't think that place was for me lol so I withdrew my app
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t if it's a big part of your decision then go with the cheapest.
A £30,000 or £40,000 difference for a similar education is pretty convincing.
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A £30,000 or £40,000 difference for a similar education is pretty convincing.
Is it actually that much lol
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Is it actually that much lol
Roughly. Three or four years at £9,250 a year.
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As an IB student you can usually skip year 1 at Edinburgh, or at least that's what happened for my friends who went there.
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Yeah tbf if the difference of fees is that much go for Edinburgh. They are similar reputation wise, and the uni life will be good at whichever one regardless of the one you choose. Career opportunities won't be differ much either, depending on what you want to do
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