Picked five unis based on ranking and student life what’s your advice pls help

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I’ve picked these unis based on ranking and social life what unis would you swap and why?

1)Bath maths with physics fg32✅

2)Exeter physics year abroad f313✅

3)Nottingham university physics with placement year f305✅

4)University of Bristol physics f300✅

5)university of Leeds physics f300 ✅
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I’ve picked these unis based on ranking and social life what unis would you swap and why?

1)Bath maths with physics fg32✅

2)Exeter physics year abroad f313✅

3)Nottingham university physics with placement year f305✅

4)University of Bristol physics f300✅

5)university of Leeds physics f300 ✅
TBH i would have looked more at Manchester, Southampton, Sheffield, Liverpool Vs Exeter/Bath for undergrad on the basis I wanted something a bit more lively then what bath/Exeter offer but Bath/Exeter both have excellent reputations and you still have Bristol/Leeds/Nottingham.

And these are your choices not mine.
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I’ve picked these unis based on ranking and social life what unis would you swap and why?

1)Bath maths with physics fg32✅

2)Exeter physics year abroad f313✅

3)Nottingham university physics with placement year f305✅

4)University of Bristol physics f300✅

5)university of Leeds physics f300 ✅
I think you should do more research on all of them.
Haven’t you noticed how everywhere seems to be #1 or 2 in everything? They’re all using different rankings to seem like they’re the best.

Also what matters more is your opinions and what you want from a university. (Campus or city, what’s the accommodation like, how far away are the teaching buildings, what amenities do they have, are the teaching facilities good, are the lecturers invested in you or just there for the pay check, small or big class sizes, do they have societies you like, where are the study abroad options, are there work placements modules and what kind of modules do they offer)
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TBH i would have looked more at Manchester, Southampton, Sheffield, Liverpool Vs Exeter/Bath for undergrad on the basis I wanted something a bit more lively then what bath/Exeter offer but Bath/Exeter both have excellent reputations and you still have Bristol/Leeds/Nottingham.

And these are your choices not mine.
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Also what matters more is your opinions and what you want from a university. (Campus or city, what’s the accommodation like, how far away are the teaching buildings, what amenities do they have, are the teaching facilities good, are the lecturers invested in you or just there for the pay check, small or big class sizes, do they have societies you like, where are the study abroad options, are there work placements modules and what kind of modules do they offer)
Hi Champagnepapiii,

I'd definitely agree with what WantBeAnonymous has said here! Whilst league tables can be useful for understanding the reputation of different universities, they don't tell the full picture. When I was applying, I found it useful to use rankings to help generate a shortlist of places to go away and research further.

If you're interested in Sheffield, you can read more about our physics courses on the department webpages. We offer a really wide range of different specialisms, so do read the module lists to understand which one interests you the most. We also offer a instant messaging service with current students, called Chat to Us. On here, you can filter by subject, nationality, and hobbies to find an ambassador similar to you. For example, Antonia is a second year student on the BSc Physics course.

If you have any further questions about what it's like to study in Sheffield, do let me know! All of us who manage the alumni account are recent Sheffield graduates, so know what it is like first-hand

- Ben
Sheffield Graduate
BSc Molecular Biology (2016-19)
MSc Human and Molecular Genetics (2019-20)
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I’ve picked these unis based on ranking and social life what unis would you swap and why?

1)Bath maths with physics fg32✅

2)Exeter physics year abroad f313✅

3)Nottingham university physics with placement year f305✅

4)University of Bristol physics f300✅

5)university of Leeds physics f300 ✅
UK rankings are not a good measure of the standards and standing of a university! Also, placements in industry are rarely a guaranteed part of the degree - you have to graft to organise the application and interview yourself (with useful info being provided by the department on contacts).
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Hi Champagnepapiii,

I'd definitely agree with what WantBeAnonymous has said here! Whilst league tables can be useful for understanding the reputation of different universities, they don't tell the full picture. When I was applying, I found it useful to use rankings to help generate a shortlist of places to go away and research further.

If you're interested in Sheffield, you can read more about our physics courses on the department webpages. We offer a really wide range of different specialisms, so do read the module lists to understand which one interests you the most. We also offer a instant messaging service with current students, called Chat to Us. On here, you can filter by subject, nationality, and hobbies to find an ambassador similar to you. For example, Antonia is a second year student on the BSc Physics course.

If you have any further questions about what it's like to study in Sheffield, do let me know! All of us who manage the alumni account are recent Sheffield graduates, so know what it is like first-hand

- Ben
Sheffield Graduate
BSc Molecular Biology (2016-19)
MSc Human and Molecular Genetics (2019-20)
Thank You!
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