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which university would you say is more highly regarded or would you say they’re very on par?
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which university would you say is more highly regarded or would you say they’re very on par?
The one you're most likely to thrive at and get a first and take advantage of all the opportunities available to you outside your studies.
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The one you're most likely to thrive at and get a first and take advantage of all the opportunities available to you outside your studies.
i absolutely agree it’s just that i like both universities equally (i visited both) and the course equally that i kind of thought i should make the decision for my firm and insurance on which is more highly regarded?
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which university would you say is more highly regarded or would you say they’re very on par?
imo Southampton is more known in STEM, but they are fairly similarly perceived generally.

I would make a list of parameters of what you want from a university and grade each uni against that.
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i absolutely agree it’s just that i like both universities equally (i visited both) and the course equally that i kind of thought i should make the decision for my firm and insurance on which is more highly regarded?
What would you list as the pros and cons for each?
Whose "regard" are you interested in (I'm guessing not a bunch of 17 and 18 yr olds on TSR)?
Have you looked at your courses stats on discoveruni?
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What would you list as the pros and cons for each?
Whose "regard" are you interested in (I'm guessing not a bunch of 17 and 18 yr olds on TSR)?
Have you looked at your courses stats on discoveruni?
i’ve looked at ranking and all that but i’m not sure how reliable league tables are. also, i wanted to see what people generally thought about the two compared and if anyone had personal experiences to share
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What would you list as the pros and cons for each?
Whose "regard" are you interested in (I'm guessing not a bunch of 17 and 18 yr olds on TSR)?
Have you looked at your courses stats on discoveruni?
southampton is much closer to where my dad lives and is closer to london so the location is convenient but liverpool is a bigger city which i like bc i grew up in tokyo and i feel comfortable in cities. there are a lot of pros and cons for me for both
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i’ve looked at ranking and all that but i’m not sure how reliable league tables are. also, i wanted to see what people generally thought about the two compared and if anyone had personal experiences to share
Yes I would advise anyone to ignore league tables that said, YOU need to decide what is important to YOU.

-Location, SU, Facilities, nightlife, Course, career prospects, research, TEF, local costs, unique opportunities one uni has...
These are example factors worth considering, you need to decide which is most important and which uni stacks up better against these. Maybe look at the course specs and see if their is anything you prefer.

If it really is a coin toss, maybe go visit each uni again.
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southampton is much closer to where my dad lives and is closer to london so the location is convenient but liverpool is a bigger city which i like bc i grew up in tokyo and i feel comfortable in cities. there are a lot of pros and cons for me for both
There's not that much difference in train times between liverpool and southampton into london (1:20 for the fast train from Soton v 2:10 for the fast train from Liverpool - and Euston is better connected imo than Waterloo once you get into London and public transport in liverpool is much better than in southampton).

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i’ve looked at ranking and all that but i’m not sure how reliable league tables are. also, i wanted to see what people generally thought about the two compared and if anyone had personal experiences to share
Have you looked at discoveruni? It isn't a ranking it is individual course data that lets you see student satisfaction across a range of questions, the proportion of people continuing into second year and the sorts of jobs people go on to do

Are you interested in a specific career?
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Yes I would advise anyone to ignore league tables that said, YOU need to decide what is important to YOU.

-Location, SU, Facilities, nightlife, Course, career prospects, research, TEF, local costs, unique opportunities one uni has...
These are example factors worth considering, you need to decide which is most important and which uni stacks up better against these. Maybe look at the course specs and see if their is anything you prefer.

If it really is a coin toss, maybe go visit each uni again.
thank you so much for your input. i’ll take everything into consideration
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Have you looked at discoveruni? It isn't a ranking it is individual course data that lets you see student satisfaction across a range of questions, the proportion of people continuing into second year and the sorts of jobs people go on to do

Are you interested in a specific career?
for liverpool i’m looking at media and communications and for southampton i’m looking at fashion marketing and management
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for liverpool i’m looking at media and communications and for southampton i’m looking at fashion marketing and management
Ah
So you're comparing Liverpool John Moores and Solent universities? Not UoLiverpool and UoSouthampton?
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So you're comparing Liverpool John Moores and Solent universities? Not UoLiverpool and UoSouthampton?
nah university of liverpool and university of southampton. university of liverpool has media and communications and university of southampton has fashion it’s just another campus in winchester but if i do go there id live in southampton first year
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nah university of liverpool and university of southampton. university of liverpool has media and communications and university of southampton has fashion it’s just another campus in winchester but if i do go there id live in southampton first year
TBH given this I would say pick the course you prefer these are so different pick your preference your gonna be stuck with the modules but can adapt to the city and uni, in 5-10 years would you rather work in the fashion industry or media or telecom...
What is more interesting to you.
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I have the same dilemma and from research conducted I would say I have seen more positive things about Southampton rather than Liverpool in terms of league tables, research etc
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I have the same dilemma and from research conducted I would say I have seen more positive things about Southampton rather than Liverpool in terms of league tables, research etc
i’m glad we’re having the same dilemma rn
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for liverpool i’m looking at media and communications and for southampton i’m looking at fashion marketing and management
I have a friend that graduated with a PhD in Media and Comms at Liverpool and hated the department. I'd not recommend that dept based solely on their experiences with them
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I have a friend that graduated with a PhD in Media and Comms at Liverpool and hated the department. I'd not recommend that dept based solely on their experiences with them
Thank you so much for your input!
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