Can't decide on a Medical School /2019 Entry (Glasgow VS Aberdeen)Watch
Pretty much all the way through the application process Aberdeen and Glasgow have been at the top for me (I live in Aberdeen) and if I were to move anywhere it would definitely be Glasgow over St Andrews or Dundee. However now that I have my offers for my two top choices, I am really struggling to make a decision. I know that I still have some time left to decide but realistically there is not a lot of time remaining before you have to start preparing for moving away if you choose to do so.
Since I live in Aberdeen I have had many opportunities to visit the Forresterhill campus and Suttie Centre and I genuinely feel at home when I am there. The lecture theatres being so close to the hospital make it really practical and I also live 25 mins away on foot from both the Forresterhill campus and Old Aberdeen campus. I can't make a fair comparison to Glasgow as in all honesty I have never actually had a full tour round the campus at Glasgow or the Wolfson building ( I have only ever been in the New Lister Building for my interview) but I am planning to visit in the upcoming months. I like both of the course structures and cannot really know whether the PBS based learning at Glasgow or the Systems Based learning at Aberdeen will suit me better so it isn't really a deciding factor.
Weighing my options for the two based on living in general is also hard. Staying at home would mean less financial stress and would be easier overall as my food shopping, laundry etc wouldn't have to be done by me but I know that living with my parents even if only for the next two years would drive me crazy. Also staying alone in Glasgow would give me the freedom and independence that will make student life more enjoyable and will prepare me more for the future.
There is so much more I could write but I think all I can ask for is for any Glasgow students (Med Students) in particular to share what life is like when studying medicine at Glasgow and just any general tips or advice from anyone that might help me? Tyyyyyy
I'm in a similar situation except I applied for Edz and not St Andrews, I live in Aberdeen too and I'm also a school leaver. I really like the university of aberdeen but really like glasgow as a city and the idea of living there. The students were all so nice at Glasgow as well but I'm concerned about how effective I'll find PBL. Are u anywhere closer to making your decision?
Hey guys... in the same situation!! Haha except I have also have an Edinburgh offer so it’s between all three. Weronika1207 I’d seriously consider moving to Glasgow! I am a graduate and know that if I’d lived at home during my first degree it really wouldn’t have been a uni experience and more like school, I think now is the time to go out and be independant (it’s great!) and start to do stuff alone. Plus you can always go home at weekends/holidays but living away from home is one of the big things about uni, of course money etc comes into but most people are all in the same boat - take advantage of the fact you are Scottish and not paying masses for your degree haha. This is just my opinion of course and there may be other factors but i had a few friends that lived at home and they found it quite hard to integrate etc although if you put in effort you’d be fine. Just an opinion!