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I don't know much about Leicester but have heard lots of positive reports on here such as from @Medpapa .
Nottingham has the integrated bachelor of medical science, which only Southampton offers otherwise. It's got a great campus and I think probably will be more student orientated as a city.
Which is better? I think thats going to very much be a personal opinion.
Interesting question. And one which is bound to cause controversy.
As said many times before it doesn’t matter which med school you attend in the U.K. in terms of career.
However it would be naive to claim all medical schools are as good as each other. The latest tables are below.
Leicester is very proud of its med school course. Its stated aim is to be the best med school in the U.K. Time will tell whether they achieve that but the teaching, pastoral care and course all get great feedback. What I hear about the course is very impressive. They were 7th in the good university guide for medicine this year. Nottinghams course I don’t know as much about but it gets lower ratings in the current tables.
In terms of the unis both have good campus’s but Nottinghams campus is much bigger and more impressive.
I think the night life would probably be better in Nottingham as well. However medicine is a very demanding course. Particularly the huge content you have to learn. (Which is why it fills 5yrs and not 3yrs). Most evenings will be spent studying and pretty much any uni will have more than enough bars and clubs for med students to go out to in the few evenings they have off!
Geographically they are only 40 mins apart.
If you are lucky enough to have a choice between those, either would be a good choice.
I didn't study medicine but had a lot of lectures and labs in the med school and now do a masters based in the medical school. I have had a really good experience here. The facilities are nice and all the lecturers that I have come across are really approachable and seem really invested in their own research and passing on their knowledge. The campus is also nice and green and has loads of nice places to relax as well as study. The city is also great for students as it caters for 2 big unis. There is good nightlife, bars, restaurants, shopping as well as nice things to see and explore like the castle and the caves.
I hope this helps slightly but if you have any specific questions then just let me know, Emily