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Exeter, Liverpool or Reading for (bio)medical sciences?

I want to work towards GEM or the NHS STP.

Preferably want the course with the best work experience/placement opportunities.

Exeter seems ranked quite highly. It's just super expensive there.

Medical sciences at Reading rather than their normal biomed because it seems more tailored to GEM? But there isn't much info, so want to make sure!

Liverpool also doesn't have too much info on it's placements, and I can't find too many reviews online which worries me, but I'd rather there because I like the city.

Just a bit torn!
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I'm in the same situation as you. Have you decided?
I don't know much about Liverpool and I know Exeter is a good uni but I've heard some questionable things. I'm most likely going to choose Reading because I quite like the course content, campus is clean and good plus very close train links to London. Moreover, I believe you do get placement opportunities firmed to you - you can choose a more clinical or 'sciency' route such as in labs. The best thing is that the Royal Berkshire Hospital is close and they have links with them; I believe that would be great for GEM. I went on the Open Day and it's honestly quite nice, town isn't bad either as lots of major shops/restaurants (as someone who actually resides there). Hopefully this helps! Liverpool, again, I don't know much about it but I know it is a Russel Group. However, prestige doesn't matter at all for Med! Reading is also ranked consistently highly in degrees such as pharmacy so I feel like it will defo move further up.

Hopefully this helps in terms of UOR!
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