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Hi, I've been really stuck between my Durham and Bristol offers for English Lit / English for so long, and I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on pros and cons of each?? Any help at all would be hugely appreciated
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Hi, I've been really stuck between my Durham and Bristol offers for English Lit / English for so long, and I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on pros and cons of each?? Any help at all would be hugely appreciated
Bristol will have a muchhhh better nightlife, but English is Durham's top degree (almost as competitive Oxbridge usually) so that might tempt you, some people will care others don't
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Bristol will have a muchhhh better nightlife, but English is Durham's top degree (almost as competitive Oxbridge usually) so that might tempt you, some people will care others don't
yeah that's what has really torn me, Bristol as a city is so appealing and had that gut feeling but academically Durham feels hard to turn down... thank you!
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I’d go for Durham because it’s more prestigious. Plus nightlife in Newcastle is supposed to be good and it’s only a short train away
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Hi, I've been really stuck between my Durham and Bristol offers for English Lit / English for so long, and I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on pros and cons of each?? Any help at all would be hugely appreciated
Hey I would say that depends on what university means for you. I'm also doing English lit and its my passion so I went for the most competitive universities (including Durham) and Durham outranks Oxbridge for English.

I mean I guess if I had to pros and cons id say for durham
PRO it's a lot more prestigious and highly rated uni by employers
PRO it's got a SICK night life organised by the uni like events and stuff BUT bristol's night life goes beyond that
CON everyone is automatically and endlessly going to assume you're a bitter Oxbridge reject

Bristol is sick. It's really cool and artsy and I've got loads of friends who've attended. The city is sick so is the art scene but it tends to be extolled much less than Durham like in my school it gets scoffed at quite a bit on an academic basis but then again I don't know.

for both of them I would say that you're definitely going to have to be ready for major public skl vibes which can either be a good or bad thing. I'm from a public school myself but while it doesn't bother me I can definitely see how if you're not accustomed to it it can be so jarring and I guess it's sort of carried further in Durham because Durham's arguably a fairly elitist institution already so that like made worse in student dynamics.

Dealer's from london have a straight journey once a week to Durham so depending on how u perceive that it can either be a pro or con but i mean if its a con its easy to ignore. I would recommend Durham personally just for the academic side.
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