Choosing Swansea over RG - wrong decision?

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Nikita_k
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Hiya,

Just made this account as need some advice desperately as in a difficult situation for law!

I currently hold offers from Birmingham, Exeter, Surrey, Nottingham and Swansea for law and I think I’m going to firm Swansea.

I know it’s not very good, especially in comparison to some of my other choices but I just fell in love with it’s beautiful campus and it just felt right.

I’m predicted AAA so I know you’ll probably think it’s beneath me and I know how competitive law is so would this be a mistake by choosing it.

I’d like to go into commercial law in the future, preferably in London.

If choosing Swansea would be completely stupid then you can tell me but I just got a great feel from it
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Tagging Princepieman (hope you don't mind mate)
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Tagging Princepieman (hope you don't mind mate)
Does he go to Swansea or have anymore knowledge?

I’m convinced everyone on here will think I’m making the wrong decision!
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To be honest it probably is the wrong decision if you want to go into commercial law in London. Law is about the pickiest field you can find when it comes to preferred unis and Swansea simply isn't one of the chosen few.
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To be honest it probably is the wrong decision if you want to go into commercial law in London. Law is about the pickiest field you can find when it comes to preferred unis and Swansea simply isn't one of the chosen few.
I understand that but if I get a first and do lots on the side, will I be especially disadvantaged or will somethings be off limits?
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Hiya,

Just made this account as need some advice desperately as in a difficult situation for law!

I currently hold offers from Birmingham, Exeter, Surrey, Nottingham and Swansea for law and I think I’m going to firm Swansea.

I know it’s not very good, especially in comparison to some of my other choices but I just fell in love with it’s beautiful campus and it just felt right.

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It is a terrible decision, you're right. But Prince has the experience of studying at both Swansea and at one of the RGs you mentioned, so he'll be be able to tell you that you're making a mistake with authority.
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It is a terrible decision, you're right. But Prince has the experience of studying at both Swansea and at one of the RGs you mentioned, so he'll be be able to tell you that you're making a mistake with authority.
Ah right

But if I got AAA and a 1st from Swansea, is that much worse than the same from another uni?

I loved the campus, course and city more so than my other choices; which would you pick if not Swansea then?
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(Original post by Nikita_k)
Hiya,

Just made this account as need some advice desperately as in a difficult situation for law!

I currently hold offers from Birmingham, Exeter, Surrey, Nottingham and Swansea for law and I think I’m going to firm Swansea.

I know it’s not very good, especially in comparison to some of my other choices but I just fell in love with it’s beautiful campus and it just felt right.

I’m predicted AAA so I know you’ll probably think it’s beneath me and I know how competitive law is so would this be a mistake by choosing it.

I’d like to go into commercial law in the future, preferably in London.

If choosing Swansea would be completely stupid then you can tell me but I just got a great feel from it
Not saying it's impossible for you to work in London, but you will be missing out on a more rigorous course, ambitious peers, notable academics, potential networking opportunities, and firm exposure. Is it worth it? I do think people can place a little too much weight on campuses. It can be a deciding factor between two 'similar' unis, but I doubt some rose garden or ocean waves can cheer you up when you are chasing the admin team around. I fell in love with Fiji, doesn't mean I want to permanently live there.

Have you visited the other campuses? "Falling in love" with a campus shouldn't automatically eliminate your other choices. The aesthetics can be enticing, but a little practicality never hurt anyone.

Campus > aforementioned factors? Idk, it's for u to decide.

I would not personally encourage the decision, but it's still your choice. Just here to give my reasons and I'm off
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Not saying it's impossible for you to work in London, but you will be missing out on a more rigorous course, ambitious peers, notable academics, potential networking opportunities, and firm exposure. Is it worth it? I do think people can place a little too much weight on campuses. It can be a deciding factor between two 'similar' unis, but I doubt some rose garden or ocean waves can cheer you up when you are chasing the admin team around. I fell in love with Fiji, doesn't mean I want to permanently live there.

Have you visited the other campuses? "Falling in love" with a campus shouldn't automatically eliminate your other choices. The aesthetics can be enticing, but a little practicality never hurt anyone.

Campus > aforementioned factors? Idk, it's for u to decide.

I would not personally encourage the decision, but it's still your choice. Just here to give my reasons and I'm off
Thank you, all I really wanted was people to be honest

Which of my other choices would you advise I lean towards?
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Thank you, all I really wanted was people to be honest

Which of my other choices would you advise I lean towards?
I don't know.

Sorry.
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Swansea is great for commercial law -- but it's not something you'll be doing as an undergrad. Nor are your UG modules gonna really tip the balance to commercial firms.

I thin you might end up feeling it is not as academic as you like; not being pushed, blah blah. But, if you can accept this, get a high first and you'll be alright in terms of prospects. On to the next step of making your TC app as smexy as poss.
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Are you aware that Law in Swansea is moving to the Bay campus. Exeter also has a stunning campus
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Ah right

But if I got AAA and a 1st from Swansea, is that much worse than the same from another uni?

I loved the campus, course and city more so than my other choices; which would you pick if not Swansea then?
Honestly, just don't do it. Swansea doesn't get ANY engagement from top law firms whatsoever.. even if you had decent grades you'd still be shooting yourself in the foot going there when you have the opportunity to get much better face time with very good firms by going to one of your other choices. Not to mention that the average student at Swansea is probably more concerned about partying than they are their careers.. it's sort of an enigmatic cultural pull you get sucked into.

I went to Swansea for a year and made practically 0 traction with getting anywhere near my desired careers - had LOTS of fun, went out 4-5 times a week, spent loads of time lounging on the beach with mates but it simply is not worth prioritising that over your potential career.
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I studied at Swansea university and graduated last year although in a different subject. I'd say in my experience the student experience and quality of campus was top draw. However the uni doesn't seem to carry much prestige (perhaps yet i.e. the uni is def up and coming). If you are set on some top of the range contract etc I would go to the uni that would increase the chance of getting on it
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I'm sicka ****ing hearing about Exetah.

I am not responding to another thread that mentions it for this application cycle.
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Honestly, just don't do it. Swansea doesn't get ANY engagement from top law firms whatsoever.. even if you had decent grades you'd still be shooting yourself in the foot going there when you have the opportunity to get much better face time with very good firms by going to one of your other choices. Not to mention that the average student at Swansea is probably more concerned about partying than they are their careers.. it's sort of an enigmatic cultural pull you get sucked into.

I went to Swansea for a year and made practically 0 traction with getting anywhere near my desired careers - had LOTS of fun, went out 4-5 times a week, spent loads of time lounging on the beach with mates but it simply is not worth prioritising that over your potential career.
i went to swansea also but going out 4-5 times a week where, doing what?
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I'm sicka ****ing hearing about Exetah.

I am not responding to another thread that mentions it for this application cycle.
(the pressure got to him)
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(the pressure got to him)
Same daft ****e over and over.
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Same daft ****e over and over.
Mm, we've had a succession of controversial and deliberately provocative threads in the past few days

Young Johan would think 'yum yum another argument has come', but slightly-older Johan thinks 'f*ck off and let me do my reading in peace'.

But the majority of people here are reasonable (bar those who fall into my dreaded list), so that gives me hope for the future.
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i went to swansea also but going out 4-5 times a week where, doing what?
jupiter..

(obviously wind street where else?)
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