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I really can't decide between the two.

Birmingham have given me a reduced offer which I stand more chance of achieving and it's much easier and cheaper for me to get home from Birmingham than Loughborough. This is important as I'm very close with my family and chances are my boyfriend of almost four years will be staying in our home town and I'd like to be able to see him often. I also know Birmingham city already so it would be less of a shock settling in.

I preferred the campus at Loughborough. It seemed friendlier and more like a community which I feel would suit me much better than a city. I don't mind going out occasionally for drinks with friends but clubbing is my personal idea of hell so Loughborough lacking a city doesn't bother me. I originally had my heart set on going to Loughborough but I dont think I'll achieve the grades and I'm worried about not being able to visit home very often due to the expense and hassle. I'm also worried that I'll miss my family and my boyfriend who I'm used to seeing everyday pretty much.

On a side note, although I know that this shouldn't affect my decisions, my boyfriend will be firming Loughborough. There's a fair chance he won't end up going there though due to job applications.
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I really can't decide between the two.

Birmingham have given me a reduced offer which I stand more chance of achieving and it's much easier and cheaper for me to get home from Birmingham than Loughborough. This is important as I'm very close with my family and chances are my boyfriend of almost four years will be staying in our home town and I'd like to be able to see him often. I also know Birmingham city already so it would be less of a shock settling in.

I preferred the campus at Loughborough. It seemed friendlier and more like a community which I feel would suit me much better than a city. I don't mind going out occasionally for drinks with friends but clubbing is my personal idea of hell so Loughborough lacking a city doesn't bother me. I originally had my heart set on going to Loughborough but I dont think I'll achieve the grades and I'm worried about not being able to visit home very often due to the expense and hassle. I'm also worried that I'll miss my family and my boyfriend who I'm used to seeing everyday pretty much.

On a side note, although I know that this shouldn't affect my decisions, my boyfriend will be firming Loughborough. There's a fair chance he won't end up going there though due to job applications.
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I really can't decide between the two.
I would pick Loughborough personally as that is the uni that seems to appeal to you more and it can't be far from home surely, if you live close to Birmingham? It sounds like you would feel slightly disappointed about never giving Loughborough a chance, because otherwise, why are you even struggling with the decision to Firm Birmingham? And how would you feel if your boyfriend ended up at your dream uni and you had settled for somewhere else?

If you Firm Loughborough and Insure Birmingham, it is very likely that Birmingham will still be flexible with grades on results day, even though you didn't place them first. There is a reason why they are giving out so many unconditional and reduced offers. Even Loughborough may end up letting applicants in with lower A level grades on results day. There are no guarantees but if you are drawn to Loughborough, I would Firm them and work your hardest to achieve the grades.
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random question, are you sporty?
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random question, are you sporty?
Not in the slightest (I already know Loughborough is very sporty )
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Not in the slightest (I already know Loughborough is very sporty )
nah. it's just I'm not at all sporty too. just wondering if I will be the only one. I've firmed loughborough
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it also depends on your course, which one has a higher rank in the league table on your course and which one has higher ratings from the students as well, remember 4 years.
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nah. it's just I'm not at all sporty too. just wondering if I will be the only one. I've firmed loughborough
You won't
I know quite a few non-sporty people who are thinking of firming Loughborough
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Hi Unknownperson143,

Here at Loughborough, we do have a very friendly environment and the campus does help in creating a very good community feel for our students. We are often ranked 1st for best student experience and therefore, we believe there is a high chance you would enjoy yourself here.

Loughborough is not too far from home, assuming you live close to Birmingham and so you should be able to travel home when you can. You may even enjoy yourself so much that you do not feel the need to go home as often as you believe. We have students from all of the country and the world who will be in a similar situation to you, so you won't necessarily be alone in terms of being away from home.

The night life here is considered good, but there are a wide range of activities and committees that you can take part in to enjoy yourself, outside of clubbing.

Needing to be sporty in order to attend/have fun at Loughborough is indeed a myth, as we have a wide range of students with different interests, who do not participate in any form of sport at all. However, the facilities and sports clubs are there if you ever wish to.

I believe you will enjoy it here and if you work hard to obtain your offer then you should be fine.

Good luck in making your decision and I hope this was helpful. Please feel free to ask if you have any further questions.
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I really can't decide between the two.

Birmingham have given me a reduced offer which I stand more chance of achieving and it's much easier and cheaper for me to get home from Birmingham than Loughborough. This is important as I'm very close with my family and chances are my boyfriend of almost four years will be staying in our home town and I'd like to be able to see him often. I also know Birmingham city already so it would be less of a shock settling in.

I preferred the campus at Loughborough. It seemed friendlier and more like a community which I feel would suit me much better than a city. I don't mind going out occasionally for drinks with friends but clubbing is my personal idea of hell so Loughborough lacking a city doesn't bother me. I originally had my heart set on going to Loughborough but I dont think I'll achieve the grades and I'm worried about not being able to visit home very often due to the expense and hassle. I'm also worried that I'll miss my family and my boyfriend who I'm used to seeing everyday pretty much.

On a side note, although I know that this shouldn't affect my decisions, my boyfriend will be firming Loughborough. There's a fair chance he won't end up going there though due to job applications.
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