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TSR Decisions Drop In 17th April - 5th May



TSR Decisions Drop In


Welcome to the TSR Decisions Drop In, 17th April - 5th May

During this period, many university applicants have received or will be receiving your final offers from the institutions you applied to. If you haven't yet, don't worry. For the majority of applicants, universities have until 18th May to get their decisions back to you. *

This leaves the tricky decisions or which universities to firm, insure and decline. A lot of people aren't sure when making this step, and :tsr: is here to help. :biggrin:

Our UCAS-trained advisors support applicants in their decision making and have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer for free. Look out for the users with the red "Clearing and Applications Advisors" titles, as well as any Forum Helpers or Volunteer Team members too. The Student Room is the place to come for impartial advice about the future. :yep:

The site also has official university rep accounts for a large number of institutions, so if you have a question about what it is like to study there, you can ask them. :grin:

Whatever your future holds, best of luck in making these decisions and remember - we are here to help.

*Depending on when you applied, later deadlines for each stage of the application process may apply. Check UCAS website or post in this thread if you are unsure.
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Cool
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I am very confused. Please help! I have received offers from University of Liverpool and Queen Mary University of London for MSc in finance and investment management. Which one is better?
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Original post by Isha194
I am very confused. Please help! I have received offers from University of Liverpool and Queen Mary University of London for MSc in finance and investment management. Which one is better?

How are you defining the word "better"? What features or characteristics would make one of those universities or courses "better", from your perspective?

Is cost an issue? (The Queen Mary course appears to be significantly more expensive (£14,500 vs. £20,850 - and that's this year's rate for QMUL). The cost of living will also be higher in London, obviously.

Have you checked the course content at each uni (here for Liverpool's "Investment and Finance MSc" and here for Queen Mary's "Investment and Finance MSc"). Do they both cover the modules you're interested in?
Reply 5
I'm totally crushing on a 16 year old. WHY????
Original post by Nala Ggrace
I'm totally crushing on a 16 year old. WHY????

I really don't know Nala

This thread is about university applications - can we help you with those at all?
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oh sorry
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hi i was thinking how hard is it to get into universities like Cambridge and oxford, and what you have to do to get into them
Original post by akshaya.x
hi i was thinking how hard is it to get into universities like Cambridge and oxford, and what you have to do to get into them

Hello, these universities are typically very competitive, but exactly "how hard" depends which course you are interested in studying. What would you like to study? :smile:
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I would like to study medicine
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What factors should you consider when deciding which university to go to? I’m currently choosing between two and I have considered the course content, location, and placement rate. Is there anything else I should research before making my decision?
Original post by akshaya.x
I would like to study medicine

How old are you and what qualifications (including grades) do you currently have? I can't really advise without this info as Oxford and Cambridge (but especially Oxford) are extremely competitive when it comes to Medicine.
Original post by akhare
What factors should you consider when deciding which university to go to? I’m currently choosing between two and I have considered the course content, location, and placement rate. Is there anything else I should research before making my decision?

What course are you applying to study? :smile:
Original post by akshaya.x
I would like to study medicine

Medicine is a bit of a specialist topic. Your best bet it to check some of the links in the first couple of posts in the Official Thread: (Undergraduate) Medicine 2024 Entry, or post a new question at the end of that thread. There are folks in that thread who are very knowledgeable about applications for Medicine.
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Original post by 04MR17
What course are you applying to study? :smile:

Computer science
Original post by akshaya.x
I would like to study medicine

Original post by 04MR17
How old are you and what qualifications (including grades) do you currently have? I can't really advise without this info as Oxford and Cambridge (but especially Oxford) are extremely competitive when it comes to Medicine.


It's worth saying that the Cambridge medicine course certainly (I'm less knowledgeable about Oxford) is quite different to that at many other universities, and looks a lot more like a 3-year theoretical degree and then a 3-year practical clinical training. It's probably also a subject where the Oxbridge pedigree counts for a bit less, assuming of course you went on to practise as a doctor.

That's not to say that there aren't other things about the Oxbridge experience that aren't still very unique! In short what you'll need to do is do very well at both GCSE and A-level but your main focus really should be on the medicine bit rather than the Oxbridge bit, and making sure you have a very strong medicine application.
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Original post by DataVenia
How are you defining the word "better"? What features or characteristics would make one of those universities or courses "better", from your perspective?

Is cost an issue? (The Queen Mary course appears to be significantly more expensive (£14,500 vs. £20,850 - and that's this year's rate for QMUL). The cost of living will also be higher in London, obviously.

Have you checked the course content at each uni (here for Liverpool's "Investment and Finance MSc" and here for Queen Mary's "Investment and Finance MSc"). Do they both cover the modules you're interested in?


For me the better university will be the one through which I would have good job opportunities. I plan on doing CFA as well.
Original post by akhare
Computer science

I would add two questions:

1. Are any of these courses/departments specialised towards an area of computing you particularly want to have a career in?

2. In a world where the future of technology is uncertain, which course/department will give me the flexible skills that I can adapt to various new technology/languages/systems etc.
Reply 19
Original post by Saracen's Fez
It's worth saying that the Cambridge medicine course certainly (I'm less knowledgeable about Oxford) is quite different to that at many other universities, and looks a lot more like a 3-year theoretical degree and then a 3-year practical clinical training. It's probably also a subject where the Oxbridge pedigree counts for a bit less, assuming of course you went on to practise as a doctor.

That's not to say that there aren't other things about the Oxbridge experience that aren't still very unique! In short what you'll need to do is do very well at both GCSE and A-level but your main focus really should be on the medicine bit rather than the Oxbridge bit, and making sure you have a very strong medicine application.

oh okay thank you

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