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Durham vs Exeter

I have received an offer from Exeter BSc Finance and Durham BSc Finance + a foundation year. The only issue with Durham is that when I'm in my first I will be like 20 years old. Should I still go with Durham as it's more prestigious. I'd be grateful if you can give your take on this 🙏
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when im in my first year*
so after completing the foundation year i will be like 20
Chemistry Research, Durham University
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Why would it make a difference whether you are 20? You'll be completely indistinguishable from the school leavers on the course...

Uni isn't like school. People aren't segregated by age.
Original post by Anonymous #1
I have received an offer from Exeter BSc Finance and Durham BSc Finance + a foundation year. The only issue with Durham is that when I'm in my first I will be like 20 years old. Should I still go with Durham as it's more prestigious. I'd be grateful if you can give your take on this 🙏

Hiya

I would not worry about age when coming to uni. People in their 30s, 40s, 50s and even higher go to uni and that's completely acceptable, you'll be only 20! I would say absolutely go for it :smile:

-Himieka
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Original post by Anonymous #1
I have received an offer from Exeter BSc Finance and Durham BSc Finance + a foundation year. The only issue with Durham is that when I'm in my first I will be like 20 years old. Should I still go with Durham as it's more prestigious. I'd be grateful if you can give your take on this 🙏

Go to Exeter it's far nicer.

Durham isn't 'more prestigious' at all.
Original post by Anonymous #1
I have received an offer from Exeter BSc Finance and Durham BSc Finance + a foundation year. The only issue with Durham is that when I'm in my first I will be like 20 years old. Should I still go with Durham as it's more prestigious. I'd be grateful if you can give your take on this 🙏

Whilst I would recommend Exeter based on personal preferences, I think it is honestly best that if you physically can, you should go to both universities on open days to get a feel of which you would prefer.

I would honestly not let “prestige” form a part of your judgement as you may well find the institution to not be quite what it’s cranked up to be. I also wouldn’t let your age upon starting first year be a deciding factor as age doesn’t really matter at uni and most people in your year would probably never know you are a year older than them unless you went ahead and told them (and it’s not like they’d care anyway if they’re decent human beings).
Original post by Anonymous #1
I have received an offer from Exeter BSc Finance and Durham BSc Finance + a foundation year. The only issue with Durham is that when I'm in my first I will be like 20 years old. Should I still go with Durham as it's more prestigious. I'd be grateful if you can give your take on this 🙏

fyi, age is nothing to worry about! there are people in my college here in their late 20s studying their first year. we have people in their 50s/60s too like it couldn’t be less of a problem

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