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I need a fifth university for my UCAS applications and I'm looking for some inspiration. I'm (hopefully!) going to be getting at least As in my subjects so should be able to get the grades for many unis. Geography university students - would you recommend your uni? Why and why not? TIA.
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Bristol - small dept - flexible course for human/physical mix - great city.
https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/unde...bsc-geography/

Sussex - two pathways - BA: human geography / social sciences or BSc: geography / environmental and natural sciences.
Small Uni, seaside town, great shopping/nightlife, 50 mins by train to London.
https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under.../geography-bsc

UEA - Geography and International Development - interesting, human geography and/or environmental focus course - lots of career potential. 'Concrete Uni' but great atmosphere, and Norwich is cute.
https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergr...al-development

PS. Ideally this is what your five university course choices should look like - make sure you have a range of grade requirements, it makes picking a realistic/sensible Firm and Insurance so much easier.
* 1 'risky' choice - just above your predicted grades (risky but worth a shot)
* 3 choices - at your predicted grades (you should get offers for all of these)
* 1 just below your predicted grade (potential Insurance choice)
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Bristol - small dept - flexible course for human/physical mix - great city.
https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/unde...bsc-geography/

Sussex - two pathways - BA: human geography / social sciences or BSc: geography / environmental and natural sciences.
Small Uni, seaside town, great shopping/nightlife, 50 mins by train to London.
https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under.../geography-bsc

UEA - Geography and International Development - interesting, human geography and/or environmental focus course - lots of career potential. 'Concrete Uni' but great atmosphere, and Norwich is cute.
https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergr...al-development

PS. Ideally this is what your five university course choices should look like - make sure you have a range of grade requirements, it makes picking a realistic/sensible Firm and Insurance so much easier.
* 1 'risky' choice - just above your predicted grades (risky but worth a shot)
* 3 choices - at your predicted grades (you should get offers for all of these)
* 1 just below your predicted grade (potential Insurance choice)

This was brilliant thank you - currently, my four courses are Cambridge Geography (which is my risky one - I might manage it, I might not, regardless of actually getting an offer); Bristol Geography and Bristol Geography w/ Research Methods (I should be eligible for contextual offer based on my school and home address, if not then triple A is a strong maybe for grades, fingers crossed) and then my fourth was Exeter Uni Geography (again, should have a contextual offer as participated in Access Scheme).

Overall, I'd like to think that's a good range of options so far? With this, I could probably do with another secure or safe one. Just not sure where
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Good choices - especially with contextual offers - for a 5th choice I'd recommend you go for somewhere like Sussex as an Insurance, great little Uni and would probably accept lower grades if things dont go to plan In August.
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This was brilliant thank you - currently, my four courses are Cambridge Geography (which is my risky one - I might manage it, I might not, regardless of actually getting an offer); Bristol Geography and Bristol Geography w/ Research Methods (I should be eligible for contextual offer based on my school and home address, if not then triple A is a strong maybe for grades, fingers crossed) and then my fourth was Exeter Uni Geography (again, should have a contextual offer as participated in Access Scheme).

Overall, I'd like to think that's a good range of options so far? With this, I could probably do with another secure or safe one. Just not sure where
I would suggest Lancaster but probably wont be better than the contextual offers you will get from Bristol and Exeter. Cardiff and Swansea tend to offer lower grades and arent too far away. Reading is another. Do you really need to apply to both courses at Bristol. Exeter offer lower grades for Penryn if you are interested.
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I would suggest Lancaster but probably wont be better than the contextual offers you will get from Bristol and Exeter. Cardiff and Swansea tend to offer lower grades and arent too far away. Reading is another. Do you really need to apply to both courses at Bristol. Exeter offer lower grades for Penryn if you are interested.
I'll have a look into Cardiff, Swansea and Lancaster, thank you. Though I might have to avoid Reading for family reasons
As for Bristol, I like the university and area a lot, and both courses, whilst similar, have points that interest me. I can certainly understand why you'd ask though.

Thanks - you definitely gave me some more to consider!
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Hey there, lovely to see a prospective geography applicant!
I applied to Cambridge, Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh and St Andrews last academic cycle. Grades weren’t the issue for me, but I knew the Cambridge application process would be very tough and I wasn’t expecting much from it (and I was rejected after the interview in January) and now I’m going to Durham to start geography in a few weeks time.

Personally I liked courses with integrated human and physical geography (hence Exeter was not an option for me) and that teach both sides of geography in years 1 and 2. This was the deciding factor for where I applied. I also liked the course at Nottingham but I didn’t apply there. I’d have a think about if you prefer more human geography (social science, economics) or more physical geography (geology, earth science, environment) or both. Any preference is perfect!
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I need a fifth university for my UCAS applications and I'm looking for some inspiration. I'm (hopefully!) going to be getting at least As in my subjects so should be able to get the grades for many unis. Geography university students - would you recommend your uni? Why and why not? TIA.

Hi @OCorOOC6447,

I hope you are well during these unprecedented times,

I may seem bias as a Geography BSc(Hons) student; however, I have thoroughly enjoyed my first-year experience so far and now in my second. But before, I say anything else you may want to consider which subject you enjoy the most and aligns with your goals and future career. I would recommend looking closely at the modules to make sure that they are the right fit for you.

At the University of Huddersfield, we offer Geography BSc(Hons), Human Geography BSc(Hons) and Physical Geography (BSc)Hons. If you are unsure which field of Geography, you want to commit to, in the first year all three courses interlink closely with each other. Making the process relatively seamless if you want to change between those courses before your second year. Or you could do what I have decided to do and keep a relatively broad understanding of the discipline by studying BSc(Hons) Geography.

The entry requirements are BCC with at least a C in an accepted science subject- including A Level Geography. Do you have a particular field of interest in Geography? Please let me know, and I could give you some specific details on that course.

The University Of Huddersfield also has a list of careers you could enter- taken from the Royal Geographic Society. However, if the following career paths don’t interest you, by studying a Geography degree, you will likely gain many transferable skills which you could utilise in different industries.
• Teaching
• Research
• Environmental Management
• Planning
• Finance Banking
• Commercial Enterprises
• Travel/Tourism

https://courses.hud.ac.uk/full-time/...raphy-bsc-hons

All the best with your studies,

Best Wishes,

Sam Townsend | BSc(Hons) Geography Student at The University Of Huddersfield
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I need a fifth university for my UCAS applications and I'm looking for some inspiration. I'm (hopefully!) going to be getting at least As in my subjects so should be able to get the grades for many unis. Geography university students - would you recommend your uni? Why and why not? TIA.
Hi OCorOOC6337

It is great that you are considering studying geography. Good Luck with your applications.

Here at Hull, we offer a variety of Geography degrees - BA Geography, BSc Geography, Human Geography and Physical Geography.

At Hull, you’ll be studying in one of the UK’s leading centres for geography. Our internationally renowned staff specialise in major issues, from globalisation and renewable energy to mass extinctions and climate change. Physical Geography is ranked 10th in the UK for overall satisfaction.
There is a strong focus on field trips to destinations in the UK and overseas, and there's the option to spend a year at one of our partner universities abroad. Our geography courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society.
Our geography and environmental studies research are ranked 3rd in the UK for its impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014). So you can rest assured that teaching here is done by leading experts in the field.

We also have a range of attainment scholarships available for students who come to our university. The university recognises the hard work which students put in during their time at sixth form/ college and wish to reward it where possible. Our Merit Scholarship (£2,000) is available to applicants who go on to attend the university if they've achieved 120 UCAS Points. Our Attainment Scholarship (£1200) is available to applicants who go on to attend the university if they've achieved 112 UCAS Points. You can find out more information here.

In order to get a true sense of the courses which we offer, and indeed at any university which you look at, I would advise booking onto an open day - particularly if they're running virtual open days as you can then ask the departmental staff questions and potentially also interact with current students who will be able to provide you with an insight into their experience.
If you are interested in finding out more about the courses at hull, you can book onto one of our virtual open days which are coming up - https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/s...t-us/open-days

Emily
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