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I have offers from MSc Banking and Finance/ Finance from
1. Bayes Business School
2. Queen Mary
3. King's College
4 . Birmingham
5 . Nottingham
6 . New Castle
Original post by Anonymous
I have offers from MSc Banking and Finance/ Finance from
1. Bayes Business School
2. Queen Mary
3. King's College
4 . Birmingham
5 . Nottingham
6 . New Castle

Hi @Anonymous #1

I'm currently a third-year BSc Business Management, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship student at Bayes Business School.

I will tell you a little bit about the academic life and student life at my University.
Firstly, what I really like at my University is the way in which we apply theory into practice, having the opportunity to understand how big companies are operating. This is done either through engaging with case studies or even by directly interacting with real businesses.

Secondly, I really like that we have a variety of courses to choose from and that we can develop our skills in our field of interest. This offers us a great overview of the business environment.

And lastly you'll be part of a great and diverse community, that is permanently willing to learn new things and to develop both on a professional and on a personal level.

Hope this helps you.

Please feel free to ask anything else about the University.

Raluca Tancu
Official Bayes Business School Student Rep
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Original post by Anonymous
I have offers from MSc Banking and Finance/ Finance from
1. Bayes Business School
2. Queen Mary
3. King's College
4 . Birmingham
5 . Nottingham
6 . New Castle

Hello, I hope you are well! My name is Abida and I am an official Economics Student Representative at City, University of London.

A huge congratulations on receiving an offer to join us at Bayes Business School! :smile:

All are great choices and I appreciate that deciding between universities can be a difficult choice, so I will tell you a little bit about Bayes Business School here.
Our business school is particularly strong in your chosen field, MSc Banking and Finance. We have an amazing career service and links with employers. This is great for your knowledge, skills and networking when we have Career Fairs, Workshops, and events in Societies that provide you with the opportunity to meet with employers (for example, our Bayes M&A and Private Equity Society). Teaching is also great, alongside support from lectures and your personal tutor.

Please let me know if you had any other questions about studying at City, University of London and I would be happy to answer any questions. I wish you all the very best in your future studies!

Kindest regards,
Abida
Official Economics Student Representative
City, University of London
Hi everyone reading, my university choices are as follows:
1. city university
2. Queen Mary University
3. Durham university
4. Nottingham university
5. Royal Holloway

The course I want to do is accounting and finance and so far I have received all 5 offers. I am now struggling to pick out a firm and insurance choice university. I am not the most outgoing person and I find it difficult to make friends and socialise. I also want to enjoy my years in university without making the wrong decision. The job prospectus to me is quite important as well but I wanted to ask whether the rankings of these universities would make a difference in career opportunities I will have in the future. I am not sure yet if I want to move out or not. Accommodation places are first come first serve so I am getting worried that there won't be any accommodation left that I want. I tend to go for en suite and catered accommodation. I think its most sought after one apparently. Any help on this would be much appreciated.
Original post by Anonymous
Hi everyone reading, my university choices are as follows:
1. city university
2. Queen Mary University
3. Durham university
4. Nottingham university
5. Royal Holloway

The course I want to do is accounting and finance and so far I have received all 5 offers. I am now struggling to pick out a firm and insurance choice university. I am not the most outgoing person and I find it difficult to make friends and socialise. I also want to enjoy my years in university without making the wrong decision. The job prospectus to me is quite important as well but I wanted to ask whether the rankings of these universities would make a difference in career opportunities I will have in the future. I am not sure yet if I want to move out or not. Accommodation places are first come first serve so I am getting worried that there won't be any accommodation left that I want. I tend to go for en suite and catered accommodation. I think its most sought after one apparently. Any help on this would be much appreciated.

Hi there

All universities are great for the course you've chosen and Durham currently stands at number 10 in UK rankings. Ranking does matter to some extent in choosing a university because it reflects the course quality, facilities and employability but at the end of the day, employers don't really pay much heed to which university you went to as long as you display a passion for the job and can do well at it.

For socialising, there are various societies at Durham where you can meet people sharing your interests and thus have a common ground to start conversations. What I like more are the colleges where first years mostly live and are able to find people at a more local level as compared to your course. They also have societies at the college level so that's an even smaller community if you find it difficult to open up in bigger crowds.

I don't know where you live right now but going away from home is definitely a big change and if you're more used to living in a city then Durham will seem very different to you. It's much smaller and very walkable, giving me town vibes. But just know that there are many other people who feel homesick and staying with them and interacting is very consoling because you're all ultimately in the same boat and understand each others' feelings. As far as the kind of accommodation is concerned, your decision should be based on your preferences instead of what is most sought after. Go for catered and en-suite if you don't wanna cook for yourself and don't wanna share a bathroom. If you'd like to cook and don't mind sharing a bathroom, then even self-catered and townhouse accommodation should work.

This is a mindmap I created which lists all relevant considerations you should think about to make a decision: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/diagrams/considerations-when-choosing-a-university

Hope this helps :wink:

-Himieka (Official DU Rep)
(edited 1 year ago)
Kings is way better than all these options, its a top 10 UK uni whereas city isnt even top 20.
Kings has incredible finance/banking department with really good industry connections
Original post by Nikonikox
Kings is way better than all these options, its a top 10 UK uni whereas city isnt even top 20.

Hi @Nikonikox I applied to these universities as I did not do a level maths. Durham seems to be around the same ranking as kings. Are you at university yourself? If you are then is a campus university or a city based university for students more on the quieter side. I am indecisive on which one to pick. I don't really want to leave home and go too far. I live near London currently so I might go with a London Uni but the other two Nottingham and Durham seem too far out but the rankings are higher than the London unis. In your experience which London uni should I go with?


thanks for replying
:smile:
Original post by Anonymous
Hi @Nikonikox I applied to these universities as I did not do a level maths. Durham seems to be around the same ranking as kings. Are you at university yourself? If you are then is a campus university or a city based university for students more on the quieter side. I am indecisive on which one to pick. I don't really want to leave home and go too far. I live near London currently so I might go with a London Uni but the other two Nottingham and Durham seem too far out but the rankings are higher than the London unis. In your experience which London uni should I go with?


thanks for replying
:smile:

Kings is a beautiful university, You should check QS world ranking tables it is the most accurate. UK ranking tables are pretty bad to be honest.
https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2022
I have friends at kings i even studied there for a year before switching uni to do aerospace engineering at a different london uni. If you live close to london already then kings is a perfect choice aside from its top 10 reputation
Original post by Anonymous
Hi everyone reading, my university choices are as follows:
1. city university
2. Queen Mary University
3. Durham university
4. Nottingham university
5. Royal Holloway

The course I want to do is accounting and finance and so far I have received all 5 offers. I am now struggling to pick out a firm and insurance choice university. I am not the most outgoing person and I find it difficult to make friends and socialise. I also want to enjoy my years in university without making the wrong decision. The job prospectus to me is quite important as well but I wanted to ask whether the rankings of these universities would make a difference in career opportunities I will have in the future. I am not sure yet if I want to move out or not. Accommodation places are first come first serve so I am getting worried that there won't be any accommodation left that I want. I tend to go for en suite and catered accommodation. I think its most sought after one apparently. Any help on this would be much appreciated.


Hi!

Hope you are well.

Congratulations on receiving an offer to join City, University of London :smile:!

I really understand that choosing between these 5 great universities is difficult and I hope I will give you the insights that will help you to choose the best university for you. I will tell you a little bit about Bayes Business School.

Firstly, Bayes Business School is ranked as the 3rd best business school in London. This will offer you a great learning experience but also great career prospects. The ranking of the university will somehow impact your career prospects, as you will develop great academic and professional skills that will offer you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs after graduating.

Secondly, you can join multiple societies and make new friends besides your colleagues. I'm sure you'll find friends to get along with, as City has a very diverse and international student community.

Lastly, I wouldn't be that stressed with the acommodation. From my experience, I found a room even when I've applied through Clearing in July. Moving in is definitely a big change but if you want to, I'm sure you will settle down easily and that you will like this new experience.


Hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any other questions about studying at City, University of London :smile:


Best wishes,

Raluca Tancu
Official Bayes Business School Student Rep

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