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Hey I’ve gotten offers from these universities to study pharmacy and I can’t decide which is best. Bath want me to get the equivalent of AAA, Kings want AAB and Nottingham only want ABB. I think requirements for bath is too high so I might firm and insure the other two but can I get some opinions first ? Here are the pros and cons so far:

Nottingham- pros
Best in the UK for pharmacy, 5th in the world
Malaysia and China placement opportunities
Diverse city

Nottingham -cons
Accommodation options limited and expensive
deprived city
Not ranked well in the UK overall
far from home (Prefer to save)

Bath -pros
Excellent bursary opportunities for some one like me who is financially deprived
Ranked 9th in the UK
Amazing international placements
Cute city

Cons-
Lack of diversity
High requirements
Exceedingly costly accommodation (bursary opportunities help though)
Not a Russel group

Kings pros
I can live at home (major!)
Russel group

King cons
High requirements
Very Low satisfaction and stats for pharmacy
No international placements
Not really known for pharmacy.

I really want to live at home but should I sacrifice that for a uni ranked 5th for pharmacy in the name of anxiety ?
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King's might not be known for pharmacy in particular, but has a very good reputation in biosciences in general and it's definitely most well-known and internationally recognised! It also is the wealthiest univeristy which means a lot in biosciences, because it directly affect the quality and number of lab classes and also makes learning opportunities better (smaller groups vs huge at less wealthy univeristies)
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King's might not be known for pharmacy in particular, but has a very good reputation in biosciences in general and it's definitely most well-known and internationally recognised! It also is the wealthiest univeristy which means a lot in biosciences, because it directly affect the quality and number of lab classes and also makes learning opportunities better (smaller groups vs huge at less wealthy univeristies)
Okay thanks a lot ! that definitely helps but are you a student there already ? Lol may be slightlyyy biased 🤣
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(Original post by Ohnourlp)
Hey I’ve gotten offers from these universities to study pharmacy and I can’t decide which is best. Bath want me to get the equivalent of AAA, Kings want AAB and Nottingham only want ABB. I think requirements for bath is too high so I might firm and insure the other two but can I get some opinions first ? Here are the pros and cons so far:

Nottingham- pros
Best in the UK for pharmacy, 5th in the world
Malaysia and China placement opportunities
Diverse city

Nottingham -cons
Accommodation options limited and expensive
deprived city
Not ranked well in the UK overall
Very far from my home (London)

Bath -pros
Excellent bursary opportunities for some one like me who is financially deprived
Ranked 9th in the UK
Amazing international placements
Cute city

Cons-
Lack of diversity
High requirements
Exceedingly costly accommodation (bursary opportunities help though)
Not a Russel group

Kings pros
I can live at home (major!)
Russel group

King cons
High requirements
Very Low satisfaction and stats for pharmacy
No international placements
Not really known for pharmacy.

I really want to live at home but should I sacrifice that for a uni ranked 5th for pharmacy in the name of anxiety ?
"Nottingham very far from London" jesus christ kids these days live sheltered lives.

Pick Notts.
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"Nottingham very far from London" jesus christ kids these days live sheltered lives.

Pick Notts.
Don’t be so ignorant, my student finance isn’t enough for my preferred accommodation 119 miles away. With covid I’ve been out of work as well. Crazy how people are so quick to judge without knowing a single thing about you. I spent a year in the North of England alone, “sheltered” life my ass.
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I'm not a student there, actually. I'm studying biosciences at UCL and I applied to both King's and Nottingham, of which King's was my preferred due to its international reputation and funding for research! Especially that you could live at home and save some money for the future!
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Don’t be so ignorant, my student finance isn’t enough for my preferred accommodation 119 miles away. With covid I’ve been out of work as well. Crazy how people are so quick to judge without knowing a single thing about you. I spent a year in the North of England alone, “sheltered” life my ass.
but Notts is like the #1 cheapest city to live in outside the North... whereas Bath and London are the most expensive...
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but Notts is like the #1 cheapest city to live in outside the North... whereas Bath and London are the most expensive...
The accommodation prices are not cheap, the university need to make a profit. It’s roughly £130 for a cramped room, 51week tenancy making it about 7k. London is cheaper as I’ll be living home but shall I do that when Nottingham is a better uni ? Or is it even better ? I’m confused because the leaderboards are unclear.
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The accommodation prices are not cheap, the university need to make a profit. It’s roughly £130 for a cramped room, 51week tenancy making it about 7k. London is cheaper as I’ll be living home but shall I do that when Nottingham is a better uni ? Or is it even better ? I’m confused because the leaderboards are unclear.
The univeristy is not even better, to be honest.
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The univeristy is not even better, to be honest.
Thanks, that’s what I needed to know ! In what way is it not better ? The pharmacy department is ranked 5th in the world but idk.
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Overall, Bath is the most prestigious but I think for biosciences KCL is the best out of the 3. I don't think you'll be at a disadvantage wherever you go as these are all very strong unis but also do look at where you would rather spend the next few years.
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