Durham vs Edinburgh (languages) advice?

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cherepakha2003
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Hi everyone,

I've heard back from all my unis now and fortunately have an offer from my top choice, but I can't decide on an insurance option. I'm going to be studying German and Russian and I would appreciate any advice as to which one I should choose!

Durham (St Hild and St Bede): AAA, 4 years (with year abroad)
Edinburgh: ABB, 5 years (with year abroad)

- For extra-curriculars, I'm interested in music, art, writing, journalism, languages etc so if there's a big difference between them, I'd like to know
- both are a long car/train journey away from where I live (5 vs 7 hours, so not a huge difference)
-both courses look good, and I have friends there who enjoy it

thanks in advance for any advice!!
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What is your firm choice offer? No point putting down an insurance of AAA if your firm is AAA or less.
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(Original post by one_two_three)
What is your firm choice offer? No point putting down an insurance of AAA if your firm is AAA or less.
my firm is Cambridge, with an offer of A*A*A, so both insurance offers are at least two grades lower
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Both cities are really attractive - it could be worth looking at the tourist pages for each city and seeing which has more going on that you are interested in?
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Both cities are really attractive - it could be worth looking at the tourist pages for each city and seeing which has more going on that you are interested in?
thanks for the advice! I've been to both cities and they seemed really nice, but that was four or five years ago so I didn't look at the uni buildings specifically
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Durham - simply because the course is shorter, therefore less student debt.
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Durham - simply because the course is shorter, therefore less student debt.
that's a good point - plus, I'm not sure I'd want to come back after a year abroad for two more years in the UK
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